Scenic Cougar Paws
June 15, 2022
Please scroll through to find information for our Scenic community. The site is updated each week on Wednesday, and I will send out the link through School Messenger for easy access. The information will be available on the website all week. Information to be included in Cougar Paws should be submitted by Friday each week.
Thanks for all you do to make Scenic Hills the world's best elementary school!
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We loved meeting our incoming 2nd graders and their parents/guardians this week!! Here is the PowerPoint I shared at the Parent Night Tuesday!
2022-2023 Supply Lists!
Students are selected from each grade by the classroom teachers, and one student is selected from each grade by the Special Area teachers. Selection is based on the following criteria:
Congratulations to the June Students of the Month!
2022 Science Fair!
The 2022 Science Fair was held on May 25, and this year's entries were the best ever! Thank you to Ms. Gilbert and Ms. Schwalbe, who organized the event; all of our judges; Mr. Yancey, our custodian; and of course, congratulations to all of the participants! Scenic's scientists know how to celebrate science!
Congratulations to the 2022 Science Fair winners:
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL
In case of inclement weather this winter, we may be using Virtual Learning Days. Please refer to the attached letter for details.
Springfield Elementary Schools Student Handbook
IMMUNIZATIONS, DENTAL EXAMS, DIRECTIONS TO UPDATE HAC
Telephone the attendance hotline (610-938-6610), OR
Email Scenic.Attendance@ssdcougars.org each morning of your child’s absence, OR
Use the link on the Scenic website to submit attendance. (Go to the Scenic page, click on Parents in the upper right-hand corner; select Attendance from the dropdown list, and in the middle of the page you will find a link to submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: School district policy and PA law require a written note or email to excuse an absence within three days of the absence. If you call the attendance hotline, please send in a note on your child's return to school. If you email Scenic Attendance, it is not necessary to send in another note.
Absences becomes Unexcused (UA) if a note is not received within 3 days of the absence. If your child has three Unexcused Absences (UA), you will receive a letter regarding the absences. Unresolved unexcused absences may result in attendance improvement conferences or truancy proceedings.
A doctor’s note is required to excuse absences of three or more days, unless the absence is related to Covid. Please communicate with the nurse's office.
Five days of absence may be requested for family vacations. This absence must be requested and approved in advance, or it is coded as unexcused. Forms are available in the main office, online, or from your child’s teacher.
Please check your child's attendance in HAC. Any questions, please call Dr. O'Dowd or Mrs. Speakes.
If your child is marked absent, you will receive a phone call and email to your contacts in HAC. This confirms the absence and serves as a reminder to send in a written absence note if you have not already done so.
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, 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.
If your child is isolating or quarantining, the classroom teacher will assign classwork.
Springfield School District Information
SCENIC HILLS HOME AND SCHOOL
FACEBOOK PAGE Stay up to date with events and Scenic happenings on our Facebook page – search Scenic Hills Home & School Association. We kindly ask that you keep your posts and comments positive and only related to Home & School events and Scenic Hills. Posts specific to teachers, homework and classroom events should be directed to the teacher or Homeroom parents. Questions related to non-school sports, events and activities should be posted on your personal facebook page. You MUST answer the security questions about your child’s name and grade – for the safety of our families we cannot add you to the group if you do not answer them. Thank you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/scenichillshs/
Scenic Hills Home and School Association http://www.ssdcougars.org/webpages/hsscenic/
Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scenichillshs/