The CES Bulldog News

Week of September 12, 2021

IWCS - Vision & Mission

Vision: To create a learning environment that will enable every child to discover his or her unique gifts and talents.



Mission: To enhance and expand on each child’s unique gifts and talents to ensure every child is college, career and life ready.

Fantastic First Week of School!

We enjoyed seeing all of our Bulldogs back in school!


As a reminder, all students, staff, and families are to wear tightly fitting masks over the nose and mouth while on school property (gaiters are not allowed) and must practice social distancing measures, to the extent possible.


COVID Guidance for Schools:


https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/182/2021/03/Interim-Guidance-to-K-12-School-Reopening.pdf


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-guidance.html


We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work through the provided guidance and changing protocols.

Welcome to Our New CES Teachers!

Mr. Van der Linden - P.E. Teacher

Big picture

Ms. Allison Rosnik - SPED Teacher

Big picture

Ms. Brandi Gray - 1st Grade Teacher

Big picture
Big picture

Communication

Communication is key to ensuring you are up-to-date regarding important information. We will continue using the Remind App as a communication tool. Your child's teacher will provide you information on how to sign up to use this app. You can also find information on the CES website, FaceBook and Twitter pages.


You are also welcome to contact the following support staff for assistance:


Phone: (757)357-8844


Mrs. Pam Olson, Office Administrative Associate

Email: polson@iwcs.k12.va.us


Mrs. Amy Maye, Bookkeeper

Email: amaye@iwcs.k12.va.us


Mrs. Jaime Brinkley, School Counselor

Email: jbrinkley@iwcs.k12.va.us


Mrs. Pamela Hatfield, Principal

Email: phatfiel@iwcs.k12.va.us

School Hours

Students may be dropped off at school beginning at 8:35a.m. The school day officially begins at 8:55a.m. Any student who arrives after 8:55a.m. will be considered tardy and must be signed in by a parent/guardian in the front office. The school day ends at 3:50p.m. Any student who is picked up prior to 3:50p.m. will be considered an early dismissal. Both tardies and early dismissals impact student attendance and this information is notated in their school records.



Please contact the school office if your student(s) will be a daily dismissal pick up. We will place daily pick up students on the daily pick up list. For student(s) who are occasional pick ups, parents/guardians must contact the school office by 3:00p.m. that day to ensure their student(s) is not placed on the school bus to go home.

Morning Drop Off

Parents/guardians may drop off their student(s) at 8:35a.m. in the drop off loop, located in the main parking lot. Your child will be welcomed by school employees at the drop off loop, therefore the driver does not need to exit the vehicle. We ask that the driver place their vehicle in park while the student(s) prepare to exit the vehicle. The school employee will open and close the door, if needed.


Buses will dismiss students in the bus loop, located in the front of the school. Only buses are allowed to drop off students in the bus loop from 8:35a.m. - 8:55a.m. Vehicles are not allowed in the bus loop during this time frame.

Afternoon Dismissal

Afternoon dismissal will begin at 3:50p.m. Bus dismissal will occur first in the bus loop, located in the front of the school, beginning at 3:50p.m. Once all bus riders have been placed on their designated bus, then the buses will be dismissed from the bus loop.


Similar to last year's pick up procedures, all parents/guardians picking up their student(s) are asked to pull into the main parking lot loop (the same loop used for morning drop off) and wait patiently until given the all clear to move to the bus loop to prepare for pick up dismissal. Once all vehicles are parked, beginning in the bus loop and then weaving around through the main parking lot loop, student(s) "pick up" dismissal will begin. Each parent/guardian must present valid identification prior to receiving their student(s) AND be listed as a student pick up contact in PowerSchool. To ensure the safety of our students, each student will be escorted by a CES employee to their respective vehicles. Once student(s) have been secured in the vehicle with their seatbelt(s), then the driver will receive the all clear to leave the bus loop and exit the school property. Driver's must not pull around other vehicles for safety reasons.


Student safety will be our first priority during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal times. We appreciate your patience as we work with division personnel, local law enforcement, and community members to address afternoon traffic concerns.

Bus Protocols

Please make sure that an adult is at the bus stop to receive their student each afternoon. In the event that no one is available to receive the student, then they will be returned to school and parents/guardians will be contacted and required to pick up the student from the school's front office.

Bus Routes

Bus Routes are posted on the IWCS website at: https://www.iwcs.k12.va.us/apps/pages/backtoschool



MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN ON SCHOOL BUSES TO COMPLY WITH A FEDERAL ORDER.


Please note that runs are continually updated through the first month of school. You should arrive at the stop 10 minutes prior to the listed bus time. For questions, please contact the Transportation Office at 757-357-9926 or 757-357-8816.

Kangaroo Kids (Before & After School Care)

Students who attend Kangaroo Kids will remain in before school care until 8:35a.m. and will enter after school care at 3:50p.m.


Kangaroo Kidz – Kangaroo Kidz offers a fun and safe environment for children at Carrsville Elementary School only. During the program children will have time for games, arts and crafts, and homework. This program is open to Carrsville students kindergarten-5th grade. Fees: Before and After $50 per week. Before or After $30 per week, one time registration fee of $10 due at the time of enrollment. Call 757-569-9810 for more information.

Meal Information from Mrs. Byrd, CES Cafeteria Manager

Big picture

Technology Acceptable Use Agreement & Insurance

Technology Acceptable Use Agreement:


Parents/Guardians must sign the IWCS Acceptable Use Agreement prior to their student using or taking home technology devices. If your student owes money for missing or broken technology, cords, blocks, etc., then technology for the 2021-2022 school year will not be distributed until all monies for these items have been collected. Parents/Guardians who owe money for technology and/or accessories have been notified by mail.


Parents/guardians may come to the school during school hours (8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.) to sign the Acceptable Use Policy and/or pay owed monies. Please contact Mrs. Taplin for additional information. Email: btaplin@iwcs.k12.va.us or Phone: (757)357-8844.


*************************************************************************************************


Insurance Information Below:


Optional Insurance for IWCS iPads


Optional Insurance for IWCS Chromebooks


Worth Insurance

Important Dates:

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

- Growth Assessment for Grades 3 & 5 Reading


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

- Growth Assessment for Grade 4 Reading


Thursday, September 16, 2021

- Growth Assessment for Grades 3 & 5 Math


Friday, September 17, 2021

- Growth Assessment for Grade 4


************************

September 16th - 19th - Isle of Wight County Fair



IWCS School Calendar 2021-2022

Family Resources:

CES has reading and math resources available for families to check out. These games and activities can be used at home to support your student's learning. Please email or call Mrs. Hatfield (phatfiel@iwcs.k12.va.us) or Mrs. Reeder (kreeder@iwcs.k12.va.us) 357-8844 if you are interested in checking out these resources.

Dr. James Thornton, Superintendent

Follow our Superintendent's weekly vlog. Click here.
Big picture