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Field Day Information
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Arrival and Dismissal
· First grade begins for in-school learning at 8:45am. We will start opening up car doors at 8:35am. Dismissal begins at 3:15 p.m.
· AM Kindergarten begins for in-school learning at 9:00am. We will start opening car doors at 8:50am. Dismissal begins at 11:30am.
· PM Kindergarten begins for in-school learning at 1:00pm. We will start opening car doors at 12:45pm. Dismissal begins at 3:30pm.
IMPORTANT ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL INFORMATION
Good Morning SSD Families,
This year the 8th Grade E..T. Richardson students will be creating a memorial in honor of Memorial Day. The purpose of the project is to commemorate veterans from the Springfield/Morton community. The goal is to create a deeper understanding of civic responsibility and appreciation for others who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. We are collecting names of service members connected to students, families, and staff in the distinct. In order to do so, we ask that you fill out the following form by May 14th to assure time to include them in the memorial. If you have or had more than one veteran in your life please fill out the form more than once.
Students will be completing a lesson to develop a deeper understanding of the importance of Memorial Day. Next, students will create plastic poppies to honor each individual collected in the form survey. Students will then write reflection speeches with the option of entering their work into a speech competition. A winning student from each team will present their speech to an ETR staff veteran as a representation of respect and appreciation.
Sarah Pizzica, Rich Turturici, Don Bradley
Information for Families:
*This is a reminder Wednesday are instructional days for our students. Student meetings with their teachers are mandatory. These meetings may include work with their classroom teacher, a reading specialist, or/and a learning assistant. Teachers will contact families with specific times to receive this specific instruction. We expect your child to be in attendance for their Wednesday meeting.
*The weather is changing; however, we will be going outside as much as possible. Please make sure to dress your children appropriately (coats, gloves, hats, etc.)
Please make sure that you have your school issued car sign when picking up your child from the SLC. Please have your car sign even if you are picking up your child in the walker waiting area. If you do not have your car sign, please come into the office with a valid ID so we can process it through our Raptor System. If you need more car signs, please email your child's teacher and they will be made that day.
To make this work and keep our students, families, and staff safe, we want to continue to emphasize a few key elements of our Health & Safety Plan:
Continue to emphasize proper hygiene and handwashing/sanitizing at home – we will do the same here at school.
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 student start times. Please don’t drop students off too early, before staff arrive, as we can no longer assemble large groups of students during arrival due to social distancing regulations. 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.
Continue to monitor student symptoms every morning using the district’s “Student Daily Symptom Checker” found on this websitehttps://www.ssdcougars.org/reopening-schools. Our staff do this as well before they come to school every day.
Remember, that traveling out of state may require a 14-day quarantine prior to returning to in-person instruction. Review the PA’s “Covid-19 Information for Travelers” website: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/pages/travelers.aspx for the latest states on the list. Although the PA Department of Health recommends a 14-day quarantine, the district’s approved Health & Safety Plan requires that families that travel to one of the listed states must begin a 14-day quarantine before returning to in-person instruction.
Contact your building principal or nurse if you have any questions.
Parents, if you have Covid-like symptoms, or were exposed to a Covid+ individual, or were in close 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.
We know that this is a lot, but we need everyone to do their part to keep our children in school. We appreciate your diligence in following these reminders.
Please carefully read the entire pamphlet which pertains to the return of the 4 day in person model beginning March 15th.
There will be a cart left outside for anything that you need to drop off for your child. Please place your child's name and room number on a sticky with the item and it will be delivered to your child's classroom. If there is medication that needs to be dropped off, that will be directly taken into the nurse's office.
**Please remember that students should not come to school if they are sick. Now, more than ever, it is important to keep sick children at home and monitor their illness and call your doctor for guidance.
Dental Forms; Notices will be going home for any student who is missing their dental record. Please send them in ny May 15th.
Medications: If your child has an Epi-pen prescribed for them for food allergies or insect stings, please bring or send the Epi-pen to school with an allergy action plan signed by their doctor. Remember to include the original box with prescription label.
If your child has asthma and will need an inhaler at school, an asthma action plan must be signed by their doctor. Inhaler must be in box with prescription label.
Inhaler vs. nebulizer: Current clinical guidance recommends switching to metered dose inhalers or dry powder inhalers due to potential for aerosol generation which could more easily spread SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID. If your child uses a nebulizer please speak to your doctor about switching to inhaler for school use.
I will need a doctor’s note for any other medication that needs to be given at school.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at #610-690-3115 or e-mail me at email@example.com.
If your child is going to be late or absent from school, please email the SLC attendance at firstname.lastname@example.org. The email to the attendance line will serve as their excuse note. The absentee hotline number is 610-690-3110. Please leave your message with your child's name and homeroom. When calling the absentee line, you will still have to send in a note for the absence. The Attendance guidelines are posted below. For more information, please feel free to call Mrs. Stienstra at:
The arrival and dismissal practices work well when we all work together. Our school community of faculty, staff, and parents, has the shared responsibility to model and maintain designated procedures to ensure the safety of our greatest treasure, our children. Please review the following protocols and share them with any family member or designated driver who transports SLC children to or from school.
First Grade Arrival Time: 8:45am
Kindergarten AM Arrival Time: 8:50 am
Kindergarten PM Arrival Time: 12:45 pm
SLC Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Be a good role model. We are mindful that your children, as well as others, see and hear all that we do. We appreciate the kindness towards others that you demonstrate and share.
If you are running late for arrival, and staff is not outside, you must escort your child up to the front porch. Do not block the driveway.
To ensure student safety and accountability, walkers will use the “Walker Waiting area” by the main entrance to the porch at dismissal. “Walker” students will be dismissed only from the porch entrance near the main doors. During dismissal, please keep the porch clear.
Speed bumps have been installed to remind us of our speed limit. The speed limit is posted 5 miles an hour at all times on the shared campus of ETR and SLC.
Parking in marked Fire Lanes is strictly prohibited, as well as any parking in the loading dock entrance near the cafeteria porch. It does not matter if someone waits in the car.
Cell phone use on any school campus diminishes your attention and the quality of our children’s physical safety. Please refrain from all cell phone use while in a moving vehicle.
Parking for the SLC is limited to the SLC campus, True Jesus church parking lot, and the lower ETR parking lot. Please do not use the ETR visitor, Handicapped, YMCA, or traveling teacher parking spots. SLC Handicapped parking is for appropriately marked cars. Please help us keep the YMCA and traveling teacher parking spots available for their intended use.
Please be mindful that the orange cones on the SLC parking lot are used to designate “no left turns.” Even if you are running late, follow the route down to True Jesus parking lot, loop around the cars, and continue up to the school queue, curbside.
Follow the flow of traffic through the True Jesus parking lot. All “K” turns or 3 point turns are extremely discouraged.
The True Jesus Church entrance is used strictly for exit only from our campus. It is posted “DO NOT ENTER.”
Please have your child exit and enter on the right side of your car directly onto the sidewalk. Parents are expected to stay in your cars. During dismissal, you may move up to the side porch to buckle students into their car seats.
Please keep your children safely with you as you cross a driveway or parking lot.
I’d like to thank each of you for supporting our school and children. Thank you for your continued patience with arrival and dismissal as we become familiar with your children and our SLC families.
Bus Families: Please be at your bus stop 15 minutes before your scheduled time. As bus drivers get familiar with their routes the time will become more consistent.
Emergency Dismissal Form:
Student Medical Information: