News from New Haven
I do want to take a brief moment and thank you for your partnership in making the most that we can this school year. Never, in my wildest dreams, would I have ever said that we would be tackling something like this, but here we are. It's not what anyone wants for our kids, but we are working within all of the restraints to meet the needs of as many as we can. I realize that many families have varying opinions about what should be done, but I do appreciate the support that you have shown our classroom teachers. I am grateful to be a part of this community.
That being said, I cannot wait for that day in which we can welcome back all of our kids with big hugs and no worries! I know that time is on the horizon.
2nd semester information and changes
As we enter the 2nd semester on January 19th, we will also begin our Hybrid schedule with our students again. Students have been assigned either an A schedule (M & T) or a B schedule (Th & F). All students will be remote on Wednesdays.
We have had many families choose to move from virtual to hybrid this 2nd semester, but with some slight changes we've been able to maintain classrooms for both in person and virtual students. We have also maintained our student cap in each classroom for hybrid to allow for required social distancing. However, we have definitely met that cap in several grade levels with little to no wiggle room.
This 2nd semester is a "weird" transitional time because some students will be starting a new schedule with perhaps a new teacher. To try to make this transition a little more welcoming I have asked each teacher to reach out to new students and their families. You should expect to hear from your child's new teacher by next Wednesday or Thursday. They will be introducing themselves and sharing classroom expectations and information with you.
They will also be inviting you to their bloomz page so that you get the most up to date information for their classrooms. I encourage you to join as soon as you can so that you are not missing anything important. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher or anyone on the administrative team. We are more than happy to help you in anyway we can.
Email addresses (follow the pattern of email@example.com)
School office number: 859-384-5325
New Haven Administration:
Mary Goble- Principal
Sandy Collette- Asst. Principal
Chris Deel- Asst. Principal
Keli Mason- Counselor
Caitlin Trella- Counselor
It is imperative that students are not only completing but also submitting their assigned work to their teachers. There is no way to monitor and assess student mastery unless students are taking ownership for their work. Unfortunately, we have students who are in jeopardy of retention because of the lack of participation and involvement in their learning. We understand many of the obstacles and working situations, and have tried to accommodate as much as we can. However, students cannot move on to the next grade level without demonstrating a level of mastery of standards. Typically, classroom teachers are able to manage this themselves because of the access to students 5 days a week; however, given the limited access we have this year we need the partnership of parents to ensure that students are not only completing their work, but are handing it in as well. Please know that students can "submit" their work on-line and the work can be blank. If you have any questions about student work completion and participation you can reach out to your child's teacher. We appreciate your support with this. We want every child to not only make progress but succeed, but they must take ownership of their own learning too.
SBDM Parent representation
The members of our School Based Decision Making Council are:
Mary Goble- Principal (Chair)
Cindy Haren- Parent Rep
Krista Brassine- Parent Rep
Stacey Cole- Minority Parent Rep
Genie Langhals- Minority Teacher Rep
Carol Basinger- Teacher Rep
Heather Dern- Teacher Rep
Amanda Danner- Teacher Rep
The 2nd quarter officially ends on January 15th. Report cards will be posting the following week. Parents who have access to parent portal will have immediate access to your child's grades/ report cards.
Student Food Bags
The process of requesting the food bags has remained the same. You can find the order form on the Boone County Schools webpage or click the link below. If you have any questions regarding the meals you can speak with our cafe manager Kay Rodgerson.
2021-2022 Kindergarten registration
I will be sending out more information regarding this next month. Given the current restrictions we have to rethink how we typically do everything. This year in particular, we will have to arrange registration for both New Haven AND Steeplechase for next year.
Keeping up with the Calendar Chaos
4th- School is back in session. (Remote continues)
18th - MLK Jr. Day- No school
19th- Hybrid Model begins (A schedule students return to school)
20th- PTA general meeting 7:00 pm
21st- Hybrid Model for B students begin
2nd- 12th- Reading / Math assessments (district wide) - each classroom will set testing days
11th- BOE meeting at Ralph Rush Development center 7:30 pm
15th- President's Day (No School)
11th- BOE meeting 7:30 pm
14th- Daylight savings (spring forward)
19th- Teacher In-service day (NO School)
8th- BOE meeting 7:30 pm
12th- 16th - SPRING BREAK
19th- 23rd- REMOTE LEARNING week
13th- BOE meeting
3rd- 14th- Possible STATE TESTING WINDOW for 3rd- 5th grades
27th- Last day of the 2020-2021 school year