Sabold Cougar Paws
May 12, 2021
Welcome to Sabold... The Greatest School on Earth!
Reminders from Dr. brigg
Spring Clubs- Next week is the last week for clubs other than make-up sessions. The $5 club fee can be sent to the office as cash, or you can pay via PayPal - http://www.ssdcougars.org/schools/sabold-elementary-school/parents/home-school/paypal
Avoid the traffic... Drop your children off earlier! Students can be dropped off in the car line as early as 8:30. We have had very few cars arrive between 8:30-8:50, and nearly all of our cars dropping students off are arriving between 8:55-9:10. If you are able to come earlier, please do so. This will help expedite the drop-off in the morning, and it will decrease the amount of congestion. We will also be extending our assistance to help students exit the car up our sidewalk a little further than we have been.
Dismissal- Many families are using the car line. We need your help with dismissal. We are hopeful that we will not need to make another change to our dismissal schedule. Second grade students and their siblings are dismissed at 3:20; All other students are dismissed at their regular times- 3:27-3:30. Please do not arrive earlier than your scheduled time. We will determine if adjustments need to be made and further stagger dismissal times as needed. More details are included below.
NO TURNING LEFT INTO THE QUEUE. It causes a grid lock during our busy times during arrival and dismissal, not to mention cutting off the cars waiting in line to enter the drop-off line. This is not a new rule. It has been in the Cougar Paws every week since its inception, included in every August Welcome Back to School letter/email for the past seven years, and it comes at the direction of the Springfield Township Police Department. It will continue to be enforced during our busy times. We have hundreds of cars entering our queue every day. We ask for your help in maintaining safety and efficiency.
Students should not be crossing E. Thomson Ave. anywhere other than where crossing guards are located.
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
We are excited to be able to have “Bump-Up Day” again! Our first grade students are invited for a visit to their future elementary school. First grade SLC students will travel to their 2021-2022 schools to meet the second grade teachers and learn more about their second grade year. Students who will attend Sabold will be visiting on June 1. While our future second graders are visiting us, the Sabold fifth grade students will take a trip to ETR!
First grade students will take the bus from the SLC at approximately 9:15 and travel to Sabold. The students will tour the building and meet the second grade teachers before returning to the SLC at approximately 10:30. During that time, our fifth grade students will be visiting ETR (and asking lots of questions about lockers). We hope this will assist with students feeling more comfortable with next year's transition to a new school.
Teacher Appreciation Week 2021
Thank you for the notes of appreciation, and we LOVED seeing our friends dressed as Sabold teachers! Thank you so much for participating in Teacher Appreciation Week!
Students of the Month- MAY
Grade 5- Ashlee Schartner
"Ashlee shows up each and every day to school with a positive attitude. She is determined to work hard and make good choices daily. With this positive attitude and determination, Ashlee listens to feedback from her teachers and applies it in all subjects. She is a kind and caring student who is always looking out for others. Sabold is lucky to have such a wonderful classmate and friend." -Ms. Paolucci
Grade 4- Owen Elu
"Owen is an amazing example of "work hard, be nice". Each and every day, he tries his best and he is getting smarter each and every day! He is always engaged in lessons- answering questions and asking thoughtful questions that make the whole class think. Owen has been working hard outside of school too. In fact, he jumped up two whole grade levels on his reading I-Ready test showing hard work really pays off! Owen is also such a kind and caring student. Keep up the great work, Owen! " -Mrs. Doman
grade 3- Laniyah Hill
"Laniyah works extremely hard when in class and never gives up even when tasks are difficult. Her perseverance and motivation is inspiring to everyone around her. Laniyah is helpful and nice to every classmate and teacher she has. She is always willing to help out another student with directions or getting organized when in class. Laniyah always has a positive attitude and a big smile each day. She has done an amazing job this year!" -Mrs. Ricci
Grade 2- Adeline Kurek
"Adeline approaches each day with the determination to get better. It doesn't matter if she is logging into zoom or stepping foot in Sabold, she puts forth 110% effort. She wants to learn and improve in every aspect of her day! Not only is Adeline an excellent student, she is an excellent friend. She makes everyone in room 12 feel welcomed and valued. Adeline is the first to cheer on a classmate. Her support and encouragement helps other classmates try their best! Her positive attitude is felt throughout room 12 and we are a better class because of her! " -Mrs. Eliff
student LogIn password change
A Message from the SSD Technology Department:
SSD Tech Dept.
Supply Lists for the 2021-2022 School year
We can't believe it either, but it is time to send out our supply lists for the 2021-2022 school year. The supply lists below are the suggested supplies for students entering the respective grade levels for the 2021-2022 school year.
If you are interested in a one-stop shop for supplies, we are using Yubbler for our supply company again this year. Yubbler is currently offering a 20% off coupon, and 50% of the profit go back to Sabold. If you are interested in using Yubbler, here is the link to our school page- Sabold Supply Lists
Grade 5 Supply List
Grade 4 Supply List
Grade 3 Supply List
Grade 2 Supply List
5/2 Collin L
5/2 Brenon W
5/3 Brayden E
5/3 Brendan G
5/3 Anthony V
5/5 Hannah I
5/7 Colin T
5/8 Avery T
5/9 Reese D
5/10 Austin M
5/10 Jana M
5/10 Gianna P
5/10 Hope S
5/10 Francesca S
5/11 Guy B
5/11 Owen E
5/12 Norah B
5/12 Tyler P
5/13 Maggie P
5/14 Brianna B
5/14 Joseph F
5/14 Ryan P
5/14 Nolan R
5/15 Gia B
5/15 Chloe S
5/15 Riley T
5/16 Alyssa M
5/16 Mayura N
5/17 Zachary WP
5/18 Nolan D
5/18 Sarah K
5/18 Sophia O
5/19 Alexia F
5/19 Liam R
5/20 Aubrey G
5/21 Quinn M
5/22 Payton B
5/22 Isabelle C
5/22 Malachi K
5/22 Liam V
5/22 Teigan W
5/23 Sabrina P
5/23 Alexis R
5/24 Thomas G
5/24 Alex J
5/24 Aidan O
5/24 Charley P
5/24 Abigail T
5/25 Lily A
5/25 Dylan P
5/25 Michael P
5/28 Eyad H
5/29 Kiera F
5/29 Elliott G
5/29 Noah H
5/29 JR L
5/29 Dakota M
5/29 AJ R
5/30 Sean C
5/30 Alina L
5/31 Bernard D
5/31 Kelsey K
5/31 George M
A Message from ETR:
Health & Safety
HOME & SCHOOL information
H&S Board News
We would like to offer a HUGE thank you to Melissa Lebano!
Melissa has served as President of the Home & School during this unprecedented year, and served as Secretary for the previous two years. She has been volunteering at Sabold since her oldest started here, and Melissa has gone above and beyond to help make Sabold the greatest school on earth. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the countless hours you have invested in our school community.
We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest board member, Laura Segal. Laura has served on numerous committees at the SLC and has been the H&S Vice President there for the last two years. We are looking forward to welcoming Laura to the team!
The new board for the 2021-2022 school year will be:
Laura Segal, President
Carol Zimmerman, Vice President
Beth Bruton, Secretary
Laura Cattie, Treasurer
Camp Invention is Back!
Dismissal Change at Sabold Elementary
This year, we have more cars in our car line than any previous year. This has created extensive carlines on E. Thomson Avenue, and as a result, it has caused dangerous traffic circumstances. The Springfield Police Department has asked us to make changes to our dismissal, including staggering our dismissal times, in order to create a safer situation for our community.
A bulk of the traffic concerns can be eliminated if we can refrain from arriving prior to dismissal and waiting in line along E. Thomson Ave. We need your help. We want our students and residents to be safe, and we are pleading with you not to arrive prior to dismissal.
All second grade students (and their siblings) who are going home by car are dismissed at 3:20. We ask that only parents of second grade students arrive at 3:20. All other grade levels, walkers, and bus students will be dismissed at their usual times- approximately 3:30. Again, please do not arrive earlier than your scheduled time for dismissal. Please note that students in grades 3-5 will not be released from their classrooms until 3:30 therefore if you are in the carline prior to your scheduled dismissal time, you will be asked to exit the car line and get back in the car line. These measures are to keep our community safe, and to avoid more drastic measures being taken by the township. Additionally, we do not want to impact student learning time any further.
Second grade students and their siblings who are being picked up by car will be dismissed at 3:20.
No changes to walkers, bus passengers, or carline for grades 3-5.
Do NOT arrive earlier than your scheduled dismissal time. Do not wait/ park on E. Thomson Ave. waiting for dismissal.
We appreciate your support in keeping our community safe, and thank you in advance for your assistance with dismissal. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
• Continue to monitor student symptoms every morning using the district’s “Student Daily Symptom Checker” found on this website https://www.ssdcougars.org/reopening-schools. Students with Covid-like symptoms are placed in isolation at the school and sent home.
• Continue to emphasize proper hygiene and handwashing/sanitizing at home – we will do the same here in school.
• Continue to reinforce proper usage of face-coverings both inside and outside, throughout the entire school day – we will do this often throughout the day.
• Follow the building start times. Please don’t drop students off too early, before staff arrive, as we can no longer group students during arrival and hold them for a large dismissal to class. Student start times are in place to allow students to enter the building in a timely manner and go directly to their first classroom of the day where staff will be present.
• Parents, if you have Covid-like symptoms, or were exposed to a Covid+ individual, or were in contact with an individual that may have Covid, please contact the building nurse before sending your children to school. We will need to process the information to determine if your child should quarantine, or not, based on the information.
Notes from the Nurse
Allergy/Asthma/Seizure Action Plans and Medications
All students requiring medications in school are required to bring the appropriate forms, along with the medication to school for administration. All forms, per SSD policy, are required at the start of every new school year. All forms can be found on the SSD website under Parents drop down-Health Room Services-District-District Forms and Letter. Forms must be completed and signed by parents and physician. (Your physician may give you their own Asthma/Allergy Action Plan as developed by their practice).
All medications, including Over-the-Counter, require a physician’s order to be administered in school. The exception to this is Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen and TUMS.
Instructions for Symptomatic Individuals
Symptomatic students sent home to isolate *Updated
May 17-21- Last Week of Clubs
May 18- Professional Development Day- No school for students
May 28-May 31- Memorial Day Break
June 1- Bump Up Day (Current 1st Grade Students & Fifth Grade Students).
June 3- Super Sabold Day
June 3- SSD Chromebooks Return Date
June 4- Super Sabold Day Rain Date
CYCle Day Calendar
We will be using an alternate Cycle Day Calendar beginning March 15. The cycle days will no longer repeat as they did during the hybrid schedule.
Dismissal Car Line Procedures
Despite having approximately half of the students on a given day, we have more cars than ever in our carline. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we try to be as safe and efficient as possible, but we need your help. Please read through the procedures, and be sure to follow them. Things like trying to make a left-hand turn into the queue cause a gridlock for our dismissal; not having car signs may delay the carline. Your adherence to the procedures will make things safer and more efficient.
no left turns into the queue!
We have run into some challenges maintaining an efficient carline for our morning drop-off. This occurs most often when cars try to make left-hand turns into the queue for drop-off. We experience gridlock that extends past our exit lane and even to Baltimore Pike. Cars are unable to enter or exit the property when this happens. Turning left out of our exit lane onto E. Thomson Ave can cause delays; however, the main reason for the gridlock and congestion is making a left into the queue from E. Thomson Ave. Please help us maintain a safe and efficient carline by avoiding left-hand turns into the queue during morning drop-off (as well as dismissal) when there is a line that extends onto E. Thomson Ave. If you are turning onto E. Thomson Ave. from Baltimore Pike, please go down to Granite Terrace, Barker Rd., etc. and turn around so that you can make a right-hand turn into our queue, or please take a different route to get to Sabold. Thank you!
Need Technical Support?
Check out the resources page on the district website. We have many resources to assist you with logging into Canvas, the Home Access Center, etc. If you don't find what you are looking for, or something still is not right, our technology department is here to help!
Are you using home access center yet?
If you need to change a phone number or email, sign up for text alerts, check your child's attendance, or check report card grades, you will want to use the Home Access Center.
You can also check the Home Access Center for any outstanding unexcused absences. Remember, all absences require a written note. That can be done via email by emailing email@example.com, or a hand-written note can be sent to the main office. A phone call to our attendance hotline still requires a written note for the absence to be excused (as required by law). An email works well for us, and hopefully that makes it easier on you.
You can visit the HAC website here: http://ssdcougars.org/HAC. You can submit a contact form to obtain login credentials. If you need assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to report an absence via email, please send the email using this link: sabattendance
Additionally, there is a link to submit attendance on the school website. If you go to Sabold’s page, use your mouse to hover over “Parents” in the upper right-hand corner. Select “Attendance” from the dropdown list. In the middle of the page you will find a link to submit an email to email@example.com An added bonus to the hotline email is that it will serve as written notice of your child’s absence. You will not need to send an additional note to school so that the absence will be marked as excused. We will retain the email as your absence note.
You can visit- https://www.ssdcougars.org/parents/attendance for more information.
district & Community information
SSD Publicity & Photo
School Safety and Security Web page
Learn more about the Springfield School District measures to maintain safe and healthy learning environments for our students on the school district website. You can access the page by visiting this site- https://www.ssdcougars.org/parents/school-safety-security
We thank you for all that you do to support the health, safety, and welfare of our children.