Ferson Creek eNews
October 2, 2020
This year, conferences will be held via Zoom. Here is document for your reference that provides specific details on using Zoom, including acquiring the zoom link for your conference. Please make sure you access this prior to your conference, as you will need to download the Zoom app (on a computer or mobile device) ahead of time.
If you are having trouble scheduling a conference, please reach out to our main office and we will be able to assist you. Directions for accessing Pick-A-Time can be found here.
If you are interested in conferencing with a specials teacher, please reach out to them directly via email. You can find their contact information below.
Art: Lauren Kruse email@example.com
Music: Chris Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
PE: Darcy Tegtmeier email@example.com
PE: Rebecca Seidling firstname.lastname@example.org
LRC: Renee Ignoffo email@example.com
Orchestra: Rachel Saldana firstname.lastname@example.org
Orchestra: Dan O'Connell email@example.com
Band: Tyler Brooks firstname.lastname@example.org
iReady Parent Reports
Directory Spot - For Remote and In Person Families!
We are preparing this year’s family and staff directory, called DirectorySpot. Even if you were in the directory in the past, families must grant permission and share their information each year, in order to be included in the directory. Whether your child(ren) is in-person or remote, we would love to have your family included!
You will be able to access it from a free app (iPhone or Android) or from the web. Once we have all of the data loaded, you will get an email with instructions on how to download DirectorySpot and set your own password. (The directory is very secure and only families and staff of Ferson Creek Elementary will be granted access. Each user will sign in with their authorized email address and will set their own password. More information on the security features is available on the DirectorySpot website.)
Please provide your family's permission and information here: https://tinyurl.com/FersonDirectory20-21
Ferson Creek 4th and 5th Graders - Today is the Last Day to Sign Up for Student Council!
Are you a leader? Do you enjoy spreading kindness to those around you? Do you like to be involved and influence others? If you answered yes, then we have a club you might like to join! Student Council is looking for responsible role-models who want to make Ferson and our community a better place. Meetings will be held once every month in a virtual format. If you are interested, please fill out the Google Form below no later than October 2nd. We are looking forward to starting meetings right away in October! Once sign-up is closed, you will get access to join our Student Council Google Classroom. We are looking forward to a great year!
Remote Student Supply Pick Up
Additionally, you can help our arrival by having your child ready to get themselves out of the car. While I understand that some students need help getting out of their car seats, we want to encourage as much independence with this task as possible. Keeping adults in their cars helps move our line along.
Thank you for your help in getting students to school safely and on time!
Kindergarten Lunches Available for Take Home Meals
Kindergarten students can now order take home meals.
District 303 is now offering the opportunity for kindergarten students to order a meal that can be taken home after school. Students will choose items from a menu that will be ordered by their classroom teacher. The meals will be brought to the classroom 15 minutes prior to dismissal. Meals that students select are free of charge as part of the Federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) that has been extended through December 31, 2020.
Student Mask Storage Update
Feedback from the KCHD stated that D303 is taking all the right steps in order of prioritization with regard to mitigation:
- We store them in a way that the bags are not interchanged among students.
- We have switched storage containers to a "breathable" version in response to parent concerns.
- We have a mechanism in place for keeping the student's mask "safe" during lunch, PE and/or recess via age appropriate strategies.
The bags may be cleaned weekly in a washing machine (at student's home) or wiped/sprayed down with disinfectant. Teachers follow cleaning protocols that include having students wipe down the inside and outside of their bags during the day. Please talk to your child if you want them to bring the mesh pouch home on Fridays to be washed.
The bags may be hung from a lanyard, placed on a piece of paper towel or placed on top of the old pencil box when students are at lunch, recess or PE. All of these practices are acceptable.
The overall consensus of the KCHD is that we are doing a "job well done" with our mask storage and cleaning.
- Thursday, October 8th - Conferences - Non-Attendance Day for Students
- Friday, October 9th - Half Day Conferences - Non-Attendance Day for Students
- Monday, October 11th - Columbus Day - Non-Attendance Day for Students
- Monday, November 9th -Remote Planning Day - Non-Attendance Day for Students
- Friday, November 13th -End of Trimester 1
Interested in finding out details from the school board meeting? View the Across the Board newsletter!