State Road Eagle Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2021

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Important Dates to Remember!

2/15 - 2/19 - February Recess - NO SCHOOL

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Parent Teacher Conferences for Webster CSD students grades UPK-5 will take place over four days, March 11-12 and 18-19, for all remote and hybrid students.


On Thursdays, March 11 and 18, AM students will attend school during their regularly scheduled class time, while PM students will not meet for class and that time will be set aside for conferences. And on Fridays, March 12 and 19, the PM students will attend school during their regularly scheduled class time while the AM time will be set aside for conferences. This schedule also applies to remote learners.

This is a change to the original school calendar. One of Webster CSD’s Essential Skills is communication. We believe making time for parents and teachers to meet together is important. Information on how to have a conference with your child’s teacher (including your conference time) will come directly from the teacher and school. All conferences will be done remotely this year.

Transportation will run as usual when class is in session.

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Webster CSD is now accepting completed kindergarten registration packets for the 2021-22 school year. This link enables parents/guardians to complete a 100% online registration process. If you would like to print out and fill in the registration packet by hand, please complete the packet available at this link. You may upload and email the completed packet to wcsdschoolregistration@webstercsd.org. School registration is based on residency. Webster students attend the school assigned to their home address. Use the School Locater Tool on the Student Registration website for placement information.

Please remember that the safest method to submit registration paperwork is online; however, the district understands that this is not a possibility for all parents/guardians. Packets are available for pick-up and drop-off at the Student Registration Office at Spry Middle School, 119 South Avenue, Webster, Door 2 (next to the main entrance). A secure drop box is located in the vestibule from 8am to 4pm. Please do not drop off any original documentation; only copies will be accepted.

2021 Kindergarten Registration

Report cards will be available to view on the parent portal, February 10th after 12:00pm.

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Health Office Information

Beginning on 1/31/21, physical examinations conducted on or after 1/31/21 for school must be documented on the NYS Required Health Examination form or an electronic health record equivalent form.


(The district may continue to accept other documentation forms for physical exams dated on or before January 30, 2021.)


Below are links to the required form and instructions for the health care provider. They are also available on the district Health Office webpage. Please share these forms with your child’s health care provider. This typically is your child’s doctor, but also may be a nurse practitioner or a physician's assistant.


NYS Health Exam Form:

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/documents/health-exam-form.pdf

Instructions:

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/documents/directions-for-health-exam-form.pdf

Please contact the School Nurse with any questions or concerns

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Beginning February 22nd:


Grades K-2 will switch to MUSIC (links for Google Meets will be in Seesaw)

Grades 3-5 will switch to ART (links for Google Meets will be in Google Classroom)

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News from the State Road Library

Destiny Discover, the library catalog, allows students to search for and request library books. CLICK HERE to watch an instructional video.

It also includes eBooks for students to read on their devices, and we just received many new wonderful eBooks! Check them out!


Students must be logged in to their Destiny accounts. Scroll to the bottom of the homepage or look for this Collection link:

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February is Black History Month!

The library is participating in many special classes and activities to celebrate the history, lives and culture of Black Americans. Encourage your children to check out and read one of our many wonderful library books.


In Destiny Discover catalog, click on the “Black History Month” collection to see some of the many wonderful books students can check out.


Please feel free to email Mrs. Koch for assistance. Happy Reading!

andrea_koch@webstercsd.org

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Check out what our Eagles are doing this month!

During the month of February, our Eagles will be learning about the contribution and history of a wide variety of Black individuals. Together, the school will be creating a Black History quilt that will be displayed in the main hallway.

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Groundhog Day celebrations will kick off the EngageNY unit of “Seasons and Weather”. Students will research, problem solve and write about the climate. Kinderfriends will celebrate the National Day of Play, Valentine’s Day, and 100th Day!
February will be a very busy but FUN time in first grade! We will celebrate Groundhog Day...fingers crossed he sees his shadow and spring is around the corner! First graders will also be celebrating the 101st day of school! All of the first graders' hard work, perseverance, and growth deserves a celebration! We will also be learning about Presidents Day. Many of the students will be ready to publish their non-fiction animal book and are looking forward to sharing their story with the class!
Second grade continues to learn about different countries around the world. We are learning about how to greet each other in different languages and are also exploring the countries on Google Earth. This month we will be reading and learning about the three types of matter. In math we will be focusing on counting money including with quarters. We will also start subtraction with larger numbers.
We're continuing to learn about frogs and have most recently learned about poison dart frogs. Students wrote an informational paragraph about their adaptations and how they help the frog to survive. In math, we're finishing up our unit about addition and subtraction with regrouping. Our next unit will focus on fractions. Remember to please continue having your child practice their math facts!

Fourth graders are immersed in the world of animal defense mechanisms! They have been learning about different types of animals and the defenses they have in order to survive! This month we will be moving into research based lessons where students will study an animal of their choice and begin writing informative essays. During the month students will be moving into the next unit of math. They will be working on understanding and solving word problems and using problem solving skills. We will also distribute Valentine's on 2/12!

The fifth grade is excited to have had their first meeting with their Challenger Mission Commander and are preparing for next week's mission to Mars. Said one student, "I never thought about going into science as a career but after yesterday I am really going to look into it!". In addition to this "out of the world" experience, students continue to learn more about the rainforest through our Module Lessons and the importance of studying and preserving this valuable resource. In Math, we have concluded our units involving operations of fractions and are now focusing on multiplication and division with decimals.


Not to make anyone sad, but parents are reminded that we are already half way through your child's final year at State Road Elementary School and information about middle school will soon be coming their way. (Cue the tears and long sighs!) But remember- Once an eagle, always an eagle!!!!

From the Board of Education, February 2021

Board of Education Launches New Web Page!

Be sure to visit your board of education’s newly designed WEB PAGE that will go live on Monday, February 5 at websterschools.org/board. The page was redesigned and expanded in an effort to rethink how we stay connected to the community and as a way to share who we are, our work, strategic planning, and frequently asked questions. Please visit us online (February 5) to find out more!


District Produces Podcast Series to Share Budget Development Information

While you’re visiting the board’s new web page, also be sure to check out the district’s new video podcast, Let’s Talk, One Webster, at District > District Budget. With the 2021-22 budget season upon us, Webster CSD is trying something new to inform and educate everyone about the district's budget development process. If you would like to submit a video question for future podcast episodes, please record a video of yourself asking the question on your smartphone (mp4 format) and email it to Krista_Grose@webstercsd.org. Thanks in advance for your participation!


Webster Food Service Offers Saturday Meals

Webster Food Service is now offering a Saturday breakfast and lunch option for all students!


Elementary students (grades K-5) will receive an extra meal when leaving school on Fridays, if you have not opted your child(ren) out of the meal service. To sign up for an extra meal for your secondary student (grades 6-12) to pick up either on Thursday or Friday after school, please email Mark_Balfour@webstercsd.org and include your child(ren)'s name and the name of their middle/high school.

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