Swansboro Elementary

April 4, 2021

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Happy Easter!

We hope that you and your families have enjoyed spring break and the Easter holiday. Parents and students are reminded that tomorrow is a teacher workday and that all students are expected to return to learning 5 days a week starting on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. In accordance with DHHS and CDC guidance, we will no longer be taking student temperatures and asking screening questions during morning arrival. Students and staff are expected to continue wearing masks and adhering to social distancing guidelines. We are still limited to essential visitors only. Tuesday is Media Specialist Day. We are so lucky to have Mrs. Lynch as our media specialist. Please reach out to let her know how much we appreciate her! Tuesday evening is also the OCS Board of Education Mtg at 6:30 pm and the OCS Quality Council/ Systems Involvement Team will meet Thursday at 4:00-5:15. Kindergarten registration opens up tomorrow. Check out the OCS webpage to register online and help us spread the word! We have many items in lost & found, check it out this week before items are donated. Auditions are now open for the 2021 VIRTUAL Talent Show but the window is closing very soon. Please check out the flier in our weekly Smore Newsletter and make sure that all auditions are submitted by this FRIDAY April 9th (no exceptions). Don't forget to keep scanning those box tops. Check out the Box Tops section in our newsletter to find ways that you can earn bonus Box Tops. Refer a friend to the Box Top App and the school will get $2. If everyone does this, that could add up quickly! With less than 7 weeks before end of grade testing, please make sure that you are encouraging your child to work hard to the very end. I have been amazed by our students resilience and work ethic throughout the year. I can 't wait to see them finish strong!

Lost & Found items:

We have lots of jackets accumulating. Please make sure that you are labeling your child's belongings with first and last name so that when items are lost, we can return them. Also, if you are missing a jacket or any other items, please check our lost and found this week. At the end of the week, we will be donating any unclaimed items. Thanks.

Kindergarten Registration


Online Registration begins April 5, 2021.

Please visit the OCS website to register online.

To be eligible a child must turn five on or prior to August 31, 2021.

Please have the following:

Birth Certificate

Updated Immunization Records

Photo ID of Legal Parent/Guardian

Proof of Residency (Electric or Water Bill)

EOG TESTS:

May 20- Science & 3rd ELA


May 25- 4th & 5th ELA


May 27- 3rd, 4th, & 5th Math

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YEARBOOKS!!!

Yearbooks have not arrived yet, but as soon as they do, we will let you know. We did not do any pre-orders this year, we are trying something new. Be on the look out for more information soon!
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HELP US COLLECT BOX TOPS!!!

Join me in earning cash for our school by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love!

Use this referral code NQGY5JLL when you sign up and you’ll get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/28/2021, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here: https://btfe.smart.link/c2jjdifkw?referral_code=NQGY5JLL

April is the Month of the Military Child!

We would like to celebrate with a spirit week April 12th- 16th:


Monday (12th): Star Spangled Day: wear AAALLLLLL the red, white, and blue flare! The class with the most flare will win a special prize!


Tuesday (13th): Camo day! Deck yourself out in camo head to toe!


Wednesday (14th): Superhero Day! Dress like your favorite superhero in honor of a superhero Military kids!


Thursday (15th): SBES School pride day! Wear your SBES Pirate shirts etc!


Friday (16th): PURPLE UP DAY!! Wear purple.

Note from Nurse Sammons:

If you OR your child has a fever of over 100, a new cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell or you are being quarantined per medical advice or are being Covid tested per medical request PLEASE email the Nurse or call the school. We must clear your child per OCS protocol before they return on the bus or return to in person school. Nurse Sammons email is Mollie.Sammons@onslow.k12.nc.us. For more information, please check out Nurse Sammons' webpage on our school's website.

Covid close contacts


When a student tests positive for Covid-19, we conduct contact tracing and all students that are identified as a close contact (within 6 ft of the positive person for more than 15 minutes) receive a personal phone call from the school nurse or principal to inform the parent that their child has been identified as a close contact and are required to quarantine for 14 days from date of potential exposure. This is in accordance with OCS policy and the Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit.

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE

Student Tech Support Line: 910-989-2101


Navigating Your Laptop From Home

https://sway.office.com/kgLw5NnDccBM7m2u?ref=Link&loc=play


Parent Module on Using Teams

Getting Parents Started with Teams.pptx


This is a link to the district website that has other help guides for learning from home.

https://www.onslow.k12.nc.us/Page/31947

Dell Purchasing Partnership with OCS:

DELL and Onslow County Schools has joined hands to bring technology opportunities to our students, parents and staff members. Up to 30% off DELL Devices, Electronics and Accessories

Technology Use

Please remind your child about acceptable technology usage. Recently we have seen an increase of school devices being used for personal reasons such as emailing friends, taking pictures, recording videos, etc. Please remind students that every move that they make on their device can be tracked, we call this our digital footprint. Cyberbullying and looking up inappropriate things are not permissible and will result in disciplinary action. Parents please help us monitor student computer usage at home to ensure students are being responsible and safe. Thank you for your help with this.

FREE tutoring resource for military students:

Here is a video explaining how to access Tutor.com: https://youtu.be/NnCdekMC9g0

Important Dates:


April 5 Teacher Workday- No school for students



April 6 Media Specialist Day



April 6 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



April 8 Quality Council/ Systems Involvement Team 4:00-5:15 RSC



April 12-23 NC Check-Ins # 3 (5th grade Science)



April 14 Strategic Planning



April 16 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)



April 18-24 Public School Volunteer Week



April 19-23 Administrative Professional Week



April 21 Administrative Professional Day



April 21- Teacher Workday- No school for students



April 23 Interim Reports for Elementary Students



April 23 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)



April 26- May 7 EOY iReady Reading & Math Diagnostics (K-5)



May 1 School Principals Day



May 3-7 Onslow County Schools Employee Appreciation Week



May 3-7 Onslow County Schools Bus Driver Appreciation Week



May 3-7 Teacher & Teacher Assistant Appreciation Week



May 4 National Teacher Day



May 4 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



May 4 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)



May 7 School Lunch Hero Day



May 11 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)



May 12 National School Nurse Day



May 12 Teacher Workday- No school for students



May 13 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)



May 17-21 National Educational Boss Week



May 25 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)



May 28 Last day of school for students (report cards sent home if all dues paid)



May 31 Memorial Day



June RTA (After reading camp) TBD



June 1 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



June 1-4 Teacher Workdays



June 4 Swansboro High School Graduation



June 14- 17 OCS Camp Invention