Bayyari Elementary School Newsletter, Springdale, AR
2020-2021, Issue 24, February 21, 2021
We can't wait to welcome everyone back to onsite learning tomorrow, Monday, February 21, 2021 at Bayyari. We are so proud of our students and their hard work last week during remote learning . We know it was not easy for everyone, but we appreciate our students trying their best and participating in their class Zooms and Google Meets with their teachers.
Please make sure that your child returns to school tomorrow with a charged device and their charger! They will need them to continue their learning at school.
Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year has started. It is important that you return your child's registration form that was sent home. Please make needed changes (phone number, address, etc.) on the form so that we can update our records. This is registration for next year for current students in Kindergarten - 5th grade. Fifth grade parents, we will send your registration to your child's middle school for next year.
Kindergarten enrollment for 2021-2022 begins Monday, March 1, 2021. It will be online. If your child is currently enrolled in PK in the Springdale School District, you do not have to register online.
If you need anything or have any questions, please contact us at 479-750-8760 or email us at email@example.com.
Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences
Student led conferences will be virtual again this spring. Teachers will be sending home a note on Monday, February 22, 2021 for you to sign up for the conference time that is convenient for you and your child. It is very important that you return this conference note to their teacher by Wednesday, February 24, 2021 so that he/she can set up all conference times.
Counselor's Corner - Mrs. McGinnis
Will Snow Days End Forever?
When I was little I remember looking forward to Snow Days. It was awesome getting those little breaks when you needed it the most. Coronavirus has changed our world in many ways. We have found out that students can still learn even if it’s not in person. We can now do virtual teaching and learning. I actually recently read an article about this called “Children Love Snow Days. The Pandemic May End Them Forever” located at nytimes.com. This article comes out of New York who rarely gets Snow Days anyway. In New York’s case it was stated that their students are extremely behind academically because of the pandemic so it is actually great that they are able to continue remotely for teaching and learning. Parents feel as though students are already being deprived since back to school celebrations look different, graduations, and proms are just not going to be the same until this pandemic is over. Luckily for us, Springdale has it in the best interest for our students and their families. They put the safety and health of our students and their families first and foremost. We go remote only when it is necessary however, they know that if it gets to where we actually do need to take a snow day for safety concerns, we would do that. Otherwise, we are able to continue teaching and learning to keep from getting behind. Students are not required to be at their Chromebooks and iPads all day. This allows them to take breaks during the day and enjoy the snow at the same time as getting their educational needs met. As a parent, we all know that a child should not stay out in frigid temperatures all day. Going remote keeps the district from having to add additional required days to the end of the school year. Let’s just hang in there and finish with a strong school year. We will wait to see what our future “Snow Days” hold.
Health and Wellness
Please remember to fill out the COVID form at go.sdale.org/covid if your child has been exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID or if they are positive for COVID. Also, please let Nurse Alicia or the office know.
ELPA21 Testing Information
Due to the weather we have had to adjust our testing calendar. Kindergarten students still need to take the speaking and writing portions of the test. They will test Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Please help us by making sure students arrive to school on time and get a good night's rest.
- March 1st and 2nd Virtual Student Led Conferences
- March 1st Kindergarten Registration Opens
- March 22nd -26th Spring Break