News and Updates from Mrs. Adelman - April 16, 2021
PTO News and Updates
PTO Board Information: As we approach planning for next year, the PTO Executive Board, along with Mrs. Adelman, feels that the best plan moving forward would be to keep the executive board the same for the 2021-2022 school year. With so many changes at the end of last year and during this school year, the majority of our plans were not able to be carried through, and this would give the board the time they need to (hopefully) plan a full year of events and successfully transition to a new board and new budget in Spring 2022. That being said, we are looking for parents who would like to be involved in PTO and currently have both treasurer positions open for the upcoming year. This would be a one year appointment with the possibility of running again next year for a two year term. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Adelman or the PTO at email@example.com. We will vote on this during the May 5, 2021 meeting. Thank You!
Warwick Fundraiser: Exciting News!
Our Warwick PTO has teamed up with CBSD Parent Dr. Todd Welsh of Bucks County Orthodontics in Doylestown to offer an exclusive Fundraiser for our Warwick Elementary families!
One lucky Warwick student is going to WIN FREE BRACES in our WARWICK SMILE RAFFLE!
You may ENTER TO WIN by sending in a donation check made out to the Warwick PTO with your student to give to their teacher during the fundraiser which will run from April 19th until May 21st. You may enter as many times as you would like per student ~ your entries in the BCO Smile Raffle increase with the amount donated. Entries start at $10 each and are even available for $4 each depending on your donation amount! Please see the attached flyer for details.
In addition to 100% of your donation going DIRECTLY to the WARWICK PTO, you will receive a voucher for your donation redeemable for future treatment at Bucks County Orthodontics!
It’s a WIN-WIN!
From the Desk of Mrs. Adelman
Hi Warwick Bears!
This letter is to provide detailed information to our families about PSSA testing and scheduling for this school year. As noted in district communication earlier this month, both the U.S. Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Education are requiring all school districts to administer PSSA testing for the 2020-2021 school year. The testing window has been extended so that districts can maintain compliance with their Health and Safety Plans.
Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the PSSAs during the month of May. All students will be completing the assessment using his/her/their district provided laptop. Please make sure that your child(ren)’s laptop is charged every night and please send the charger to and from school each day.
Please review the attached Parent PSSA Information and the cell phone policy for students during the PSSAs. All students will be asked to turn off all cell phones and place into backpacks, including electronic watches.
Our Warwick Testing Dates
English Language Arts: 3rd - 6th Grade ~ May 19th, May 20th, and May 21st
Mathematics: 3rd - 6th Grade ~ May 24th
Science: 4th Grade ~ May 28th
* Detailed schedule included below
Testing of Virtual Academy Students:
Testing is only available in-person and on-site, and each virtual student will be scheduled to take the test in his/her/their homeschool. We remain committed to adhering to the guidelines in our district’s Health and Safety Plan. All students, including virtual students, have been assigned a bus route. Your children may take their bus to and from school on testing days. If you prefer to drive your student to and from school for testing and wish to pick them up in the middle of the day when they are finished, please let us know.
Virtual families in grades 3-6, please complete this form to help us plan accordingly for the administration of the PSSAs. Please complete it for reach child you have in grades 3-6.
Parent Right to Opt-Out
Chapter 4 of Title 22 of the Pa. Code (22 Pa. Code 4.4) provides the right of parents/guardians to excuse their child from the state assessment if, upon inspection of the testing materials, they find the assessment to be in conflict with their religious beliefs. Please visit the CBSD Assessment Website for information about how to request to exclude a child from state testing. Parents requesting to opt-out their child from testing must submit a request to Mrs. Adelman.
Pleas reach out directly to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any PSSA questions.
Thank you for your constant support!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs. Amy Adelman
Health Check Reminder
1. Please monitor your child daily for fever and/or other signs of COVID-19. Be sure to keep students home if they have one of the following symptoms –cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new lack of smell or taste; or two of the following symptoms – fever, sore throat, runny nose/congestion, chills, muscle pain, nausea or vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and fatigue.
2. Students with fever/symptoms/with no known COVID-19 exposure may return to school when asymptomatic and fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; or confirmation of alternative diagnosis by health care provider.
3. Families are required to report confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 to the School Nurse.
4. Students who exhibit signs or symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day will be placed in isolation and masked until arrangements are made for dismissal.
5. Students with positive COVID-19 test may return to school after 10 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared and being fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. The student will need to produce the Isolation Release Letter from the Bucks County Department of Health.
6. Students returning after COVID-19 infection will be checked by the School Nurse prior to returning to the classroom.
7. If a student is exposed to a person with a positive COVID- 19 test, the student will have to quarantine for 10 days. If the student becomes symptomatic, they will be treated as a positive COVID-19 case and will need to isolate at home for 10 days from the date that the symptoms began.