13: Picture Day
13: Rights and Responsibilities form due
17: Lockdown drill
23: ASB Fundraiser forms and funds due
25: Pride Club Cornhole fundraiser, 6 p.m. Fun for the Family!
26: Drama Club: after school (all students welcome)
8: ASB Fundraiser items and prizes delivered
11: Parent Conferences Start (see below for more information)
14: Fall Break Day – No school
16: No late start (school starts at 8:15) and early dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
18: Early dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
21: Picture Retakes
Wondering What’s for Lunch?
Go to this Nutrition Services link for information on monthly breakfast and lunch menus, pricing, and making payments online. At the top right, you’ll see links for information, including meal assistance. If you don’t want to load funds online, your child may bring a check to apply towards food services or pay cash each time they visit.
Schoology for Parents
Each student accesses Schoology, probably on a daily basis. You, too, can access Schoology by following these prompts. Ideally, sitting next to our children and having them show us what they’re learning and completing for homework is best. However, you may wish to check on assignments and other class materials.
When you’re talking with your child about Schoology, impress him or her with your correct pronunciation, which is “skoo-logy.”
Lockdown Drill Prep
Each month our school holds drills to practice emergency readiness. In a few days, we will practice a lockdown drill. Even knowing that they are not real threats, these drills can still be confusing or frightening. According to the National Association of School Psychologists, as found in this article, some ways to help your children manage these emotions include:
Reassuring their safety. Emphasize that schools are still extremely safe, even while acknowledging how harmful and impactful it can be when we hear about acts of violence that do occur on a campus.
Making time to talk. Let their questions and reactions be your guide for how much discussion is helpful. Everyone may need a different amount of time to process their experience and emotions.
Review safety procedures. This can help them to feel even more confident and prepared every day, not just when the procedures are needed.
Talking About Suicide Is Important
The week of September 8-14th has been National Suicide Prevention Week. For resources, check out the links below. If you’re limited on time, we recommend that you start with the first link.
- Information/warning signs- https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/youth/
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline- 1-800-273-8255
- Online Chat System through National Suicide Prevention Hotline- https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
- Crisis Text Line- 741741 (Send a text to a trained Crisis Counselor)
Parent/Teacher Conferences are an opportunity to find out about your child’s strengths and areas for growth.
Your child will bring home a Conference form later in September. We’ll notify you when we send these forms home. In the meantime, the following are possible dates for your conference.
Dates and times are:
10/11: Parent conferences from 12:15-3:15 p.m.
10/15: Students released at 11:30 a.m., Conferences 12:15-6:30 p.m.
10/16: No late start, students and teachers released at 11:30 a.m.
10/17: Students released at 11:30 a.m., Conferences 12:15-6:30 p.m.
10/18: Students and teachers released at 11:30 a.m.
Heidi Fedore, principal