Gordon Gazette: Edition 22-23:9

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March 14 Gordon Gazette

Principally Speaking

March 14, 2023

Greetings Explorer Families!

So much has happened since my last note!

We participated in Read Across America Week, the PTA hosted an amazing International Night, Kindergarten registration begun, the weather is turning nicer, and lots of learning is happening here at school! We are also in the middle of the Read-A-Thon, and have raised over $17,000 dollars!

We are celebrating our amazing Classified Staff this week! Supervision staff, paraeducators, secretaries, custodians, food service, and bus drivers all make our world go 'round! Our theme this week is "This place would be a circus without you!"

A quick safety note: parent drop-off and pick-up areas are designated for a reason. They are the places we have the most adults to supervise children, and are the safest. Please do not drop off and pick up your student anywhere but these locations unless you plan on parking and walking your student to the front door. Also, please leave all the playground equipment clear until all students have been picked up. Parents picking up students should be under the covered area.

We will be celebrating the February students of the month soon! In March we are focusing on empathy, and April we will be focusing on courage.

The end of second Trimester is March 17. It's hard to believe we are already 2/3 of the way done with the year!

We have spring conferences coming up at the end of the month. Wednesday, March 22 will be a half day for elementary students. They will be released at 12:10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, the 23 & 24, will be non school days. You can schedule your conference here.

Spring break will be April 3-7.

Looking ahead, we know Field Day will be coming up, and this event requires MANY volunteers! If you think you might be interested, please fill out a volunteer packet now. These packets are available in the office.

I hope you all have a magical spring break!

All In,

Heather Ben-Judah

Principal of the Greatest Kids in the Galaxy

Upcoming Dates!

March 22: 12:10 dismissal for Elementary students/Parent-Teacher conferences

March 23-24: No school for Elementary student/Parent-Teacher conferences

April 3-7: Spring Break

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Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN!

23/24 Kindergarten registration is now open!
Use the link below to register your incoming Kindergartener.
If you need any help or have any questions, please call the main office at 360-396-3800.
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A friendly reminder

Gordon Elementary School

Head Lice and Schools

Unfortunately, head lice in school-aged children are a common occurrence in schools throughout the country. Our school district is no exception. There are some simple steps that you can take at home to drastically reduce the number of cases seen in our district each year. Control of head lice depends on prompt identification and treatment. Your help in spending 5-15 minutes inspecting your child weekly throughout the school year for the presence of head lice would make a huge difference.

The following procedure is recommended for inspecting your child for head lice:

  • Under a bright light begin looking at your child’s head beginning with the area just above the back of the neck.

  • Part the hair into small sections and look closely for head lice or nits (eggs). Head lice are about the size of a sesame seed. Nits are gray or whitish and attached firmly to the hair shaft near the scalp.

  • If you find live lice on your child’s head, start treatment as soon as possible. Your local pharmacist or family physician can recommend appropriate treatment options.

  • Notify the office staff at your child’s school. Your child can return to school the day after treatment.

  • Inspect the entire family for head lice if lice are found on any family members.

North Kitsap School District has adopted a no live lice protocol. Our management protocol is based on the Harvard School of Public Health which provides an evidence based management plan for public schools. More information can be found on the Harvard School of Public Health website at http://hsph.harvard.edu/headlice.html or the Center for Disease Control website at http://www.cdc.gov/lice/

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is quickly filling. Please remind your students to check it frequently.
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Pre-Arranged Absence Form

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Find Your Bus Stop!

Feeling Sick? Is it COVID-19?

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Join our team!

We are actively recruiting for a variety of positions throughout our district. We are looking for para-educators, bus drivers, substitutes, food and nutrition specialists and certificated teachers. If you are interested in helping our students with in-person learning, let us know! Visit our website to view open positions and apply now!

Nondiscrimination Statement

The North Kitsap School District will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, immigration status, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination can be directed to the district’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Compliance Officer and ADA Coordinator and/or the 504 Coordinator: address - 18360 Caldart Ave NE, Poulsbo WA 98370 and phone - (360) 396-3001.

School Hours

Elementary School (Kindergarten through Grades 5)

Regular Schedule: 9:20 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Wednesday Early Release Schedule: 9:20 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Half Day Release: 9:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.