This Week at Windsor 12.4.2020
Teachers make a difference at any distance...
It's hard to believe it is already December. Just a reminder that PTA's Windsor Cares Committee has partnered with Windsor staff to collect gift cards in increments of $20.00 for needy families in our community. We have a collection box set-up in the vestibule. If you can donate, we are asking for gift cards from stores like Mariano's, Jewel, Aldi, Walmart, and Target. When you drop off your gift cards, please be sure to write your family name on a snowball and attach it to our snowglobe display! Thank you!
Please see the Help Needed flyer below. Many district 25 schools are in need of lunch supervisors, recess supervisors, registered nurses, substitute teachers, and more.
If you did not receive your child's MAP scores yesterday or today, they will be mailed home to you.
Have a wonderful weekend.
- Please remember to stay in your cars at arrival and dismissal if you are in the Drop & Go Line on Windsor Drive or in our Main Entrance circle. If you would like to meet your child outside of your car, please park on any of the surrounding side streets and walk-up. This is so important as it keeps the line moving and our streets/intersections safe for walkers and less congested for cars.
- Students should never be crossing Windsor drive unless they are in the crosswalk with our crossing guard. Please meet your child at that intersection and do not have the children cross in the middle of Windsor Drive for their safety.
- Just a reminder, there are NO pets allowed on Windsor property, we have many students with allergies.
- When calling to report an absence please refer to the self-screener, https://www.sd25.org/Page/1506, and list any of the symptoms your child is exhibiting in your voicemail. If your child has a fever, please state what the temperature is.
Please continue to check the Windsor Hybrid FAQ.
Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano
- December 4th- Report Cards Emailed Home
- December 19th-January 3rd- Winter Break
- January 4th School Resumes
Notes from the Health Office...
We have made it through our first week of December! THANK YOU to all of you who are partnering with us by keeping your children home if anyone in your home has any symptoms or if you have traveled and may have been exposed. You have helped us keep Covid OUTSIDE of Windsor so that it’s a safe place for everyone INSIDE!
ILLNESS COMMUNICATION: We need your help to accurately track student illness. If you have not already done so, notify me (Windsor school nurse) if your child was ill or tested positive for Covid-19 over Thanksgiving break. Please continue to notify me if your child develops covid symptoms or test positive for Covid-19. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please continue to review the COVID Self Screener every day before in-person attendance.
EXTRA MASKS: Please be sure to pack an extra mask for your child in case the mask they are wearing gets soiled. Also if you have some masks that do not fit well for your child or family, they may work for someone else and the nurse will take donations--clean, freshly washed masks only!
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you and stay well!
Darlene Carpenter, RN
Windsor School Nurse
District 25 Self screener:
Current IDPH COVID-19 Interim Exclusion Guidance:
2020-2021 PTA meeting dates:
Mrs. Stella's Station
It's the most wonderful time of the year! I hope that your first week back to school was great, and that your family is getting excited for the holidays. I have two girls at home, and we love to decorate our home for the holidays with things that we've made as a family. I'm always on the lookout for new ideas, and came across this blog post from Ana at Babble Dabble Do. In it, she shares a bunch of different ideas for some great inexpensive decorations you can make with your family! You can check out the article HERE. I hope you have fun flexing your creative muscles with your family! Share your decorations on Twitter with our @windsorwildcats family. We would love to see what you create!
Important Tech Tip:
Please remind your students that they should power down their Chromebooks at least once a day and maybe at lunchtime as well. That will help the "glitchiness" many are experiencing.
iPads should also be rebooted occasionally to prevent connectivity issues. Instructions are below.
To turn off your Chromebook completely, try one of these options:
- At the bottom right, select the time. Select Power .
- At the bottom right, select the time. Select Sign out Shut down.
- Press and hold the Power key for 3 seconds.
- Press and hold the Power button until you see a menu to Power off or Sign out
To Power Down Your iPad:
- Press and hold the On/Off/Sleep button at the upper-right corner of the iPad. Slide the bar to Power off.