Trumbauersville Times

02/12/2021

Important Traffic Flow Change for Car Riders/Walkers

Dear Trumbauersville Families,


­­If you have been part of our car rider or walker dismissals recently, you will know that adjustments are needed. Prior to the snow, I had communicated (Most recently this was in our January 15th Trumbauersville Times.) about being increasingly concerned with students and parents who are crossing over Woodview Dr. at the end of the day without using the identified crosswalks. Now with the large amount of snow, there are even more challenges; the snow is limiting space on the side of the road and covering parking spots in our lot.


Why is the dismissal time more crowded this year? Due to families opting out of bus transportation because of COVID, we have an extremely large number of car riders. Currently, we have 55 walkers, 185 bus riders, and 126 car riders.


While we work to have the car rider dismissal line move as quickly as is orderly possible, we recognize that it takes a few minutes. Since the parking lot is busy, families of walkers are parking on Woodview Dr. across from the school and then students and parents are crossing the road. This is causing a dangerous situation where individuals are crossing in the middle of the road at a high volume time and between stopped or parked cars. Moreover, the recent snow is limiting the width of Woodview. Therefore, I am asking that no one park on Woodview Drive. Parked cars there create a problematic pinch point! Instead, I am opening the playground area for additional overflow parking. If cars park according to the diagram below we will have space for approximately 25 more cars.


The playground is open for parking starting at 1:45 PM. If you are driving to pick-up a walker, please park on the playground. In addition, if you are driving to pick-up a car rider, please consider parking on the playground and walking up to the auditorium doors to meet your child.


Lastly, I am asking all traffic to turn right when leaving the school parking lot on Woodview Drive. By approaching the school on Woodview Dr. from Evergreen Drive and turning right into the pick-up line and then turning to the right when exiting the school, we will increase the ease of the traffic flow.


I am grateful to the Trumbauersville Borough for the addition of the speed humps on Woodview Dr., a few years ago. Those have definitely helped to make the road in front of our school safer for our school community. Now, with the collective attention to not parking on Woodview Dr. and to the use of the crosswalks, when needed, we will further enhance the safety and the efficiency of the traffic for the dismissal window.


-Adam

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Adam Schmucker

Principal

Trumbauersville Elementary School

Kindergarten Registration Information

Versión en español aquí


The QCSD Office for Teaching and Learning will be hosting parent information sessions for families with children entering Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 School Year. Join us to learn about how to register your child for Kindergarten, how to complete the screening process, and what to expect as your child prepares to enter Kindergarten in the Quakertown Community School District. If you have any questions in advance, please complete this brief form.


The meetings are scheduled for Thursday, February 18 virtually on Zoom:

11 a.m. - Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88560903007

7 p.m. - Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83848530674
Please click here to view the flyer for these events.


To be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year, a child must be 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2021.

*REGISTRATION NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED BY MAY 31ST, 2021*


For more information to register your child, please click here.

Knowledge Fair

Students are invited to demonstrate their KNOWLEDGE and show what they know, choosing from any area of the school’s curriculum.


This is our sixth year with this initiative, so we’ve provided suggestions for each grade level as “thought starters.” Discuss possible ideas for a project with your child! Have your child pick a topic he or she is super interested in. BE CREATIVE with the presentation and keep it student focused.


This is an opportunity for our students to show their enthusiasm for learning and share their knowledge, not a competition.


Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you need additional information about a project idea.


Linkit! Data Information for Parents

Linkit! Data is available for parents to view. You would have received the following email from Gary Weckselblatt from QCSD regarding details on how to view these test results for your child. In addition to this email you would also have received another email that contained a code to link all of your childrens’ assessments to the LinkIt! Account.


To see your child (ren)’s reports you can watch the Tutorial video.


This video is 9 minutes in total but learning how to sign in, create an account and link your child(rens) reports is only until the minute marker 2:30. From minute 2:30 until the end of the video is detailed information on how to view the report.

Below is the instructional information email from Gary Weckselblatt:

(Espanol Version)

Over the past few years, QCSD has been using LinkIt! to organize our student assessment data and more recently, to have students take their benchmark assessments within that system. LinkIt! has a Parent Portal that we are now opening up to you in order to view your student’s assessment data. As students take new assessments, they will be added to the portal for your viewing as well. Currently, 2020-2021 benchmark data from the fall and winter will be available. In the summer of 2021, historical assessment data will also be available.

You will receive an email directly from LinkIt! to set up your account in the next 24 hours. The email address on file in Powerschool is the email address used to create the new parent portal account. Please check your SPAM/junk if you do not receive it. QCSD will support initial setup, but password support is done directly through the LinkIt! website. Once you successfully login, you will be able to access your student’s data and scores. Information about the LinkIt! Parent Portal can be found on the QCSD website.

To learn more about LinkIt!, please use a few of the resources found below.

Logging into the Parent Portal Screenshots and Guidance

Additional Supports:

Once you successfully register for your account, you will use https://qcsd.linkit.com/parent to access your student(s) LinkIt! Reports.

If you do not receive an email or are missing students from your account once logged in, please submit a response to QCSD via this form.

Thank you,

The Office for Teaching and Learning and QCSD Technology Teams


Below is an example of what the Linkit email looks like. The sender is: LinkIt Parent Portal Account Registration - Quakertown Community School District

Hello Parent/Guardian of XXXX,


You have been registered for a LinkIt! Parent Portal account at Quakertown Community School District. Please visit https://qcsd.linkit.com/Parent to complete the signup process. Your registration code is XXXXX. Once you set up your account, you will be able to view reports for your children to keep track of their academic progress.



Sincerely,

The Quakertown Community School District team.

VIRTUAL LEARNING TRAINING SESSIONS- Truancy and increase work completion

For parents who have had a child struggle with virtual learning, the Quakertown Community School District will have Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) hold separate training sessions for elementary, middle school and high school parents to provide you with suggestions and support. These virtual meetings will include time for a Q&A.

The training will be recorded and posted on the website for those unable to attend.

Here are the links:

Elementary, 6:30 p.m. February 18th with Erin Bertoli
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89016549045?pwd=S2hOTStUWnMraDcxMzJJSGUzS2dtZz09
Passcode: 035435
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13017158592,,89016549045#,,,,*035435# or +13126266799,,89016549045#,,,,*035435#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 890 1654 9045
Passcode: 035435
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/krYRC7aHu

Middle School, 6:30 p.m. February 22nd with Bobby Slavin
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89695740417?pwd=K1dyR2hUZmVCV1ljL1J2Q1YzS1gvZz09
Passcode: 761778
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13017158592,,89695740417#,,,,*761778# or +13126266799,,89695740417#,,,,*761778#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 896 9574 0417
Passcode: 761778
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcB3AepxYm

High School, 6:30 p.m. February 25th with Bobby Slavin

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89796739854?pwd=TFZka3E0Wlh6Qm9kNU5NU2pJM0RCQT09
Passcode: 083832
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13017158592,,89796739854#,,,,*083832# or +13126266799,,89796739854#,,,,*083832#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 897 9673 9854
Passcode: 083832
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbB9hbKK6q

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About us

Welcome to Trumbauersville Elementary School. Our school community is committed to the on-going development of all of our students and staff members. We embrace an inquiry stance and work collectively so that we can create the best learning environment.

The learning starts with ensuring that students are healthy emotionally and physically. As a focus toward emotional safety, our school employs a School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Plan focused on fostering Compassion, Perseverance, and Respect.

At Trumbauersville, we are passionate about children and education and we look forward to sharing our school community with you.