The Wildcat Report
The Newsletter of Marcellus Elementary - November 2019
November 1st - End of 1st Marking Period
November 4th - Picture Retakes
November 7th - Early Release, 11:07
November 7th - Parent/Teacher Conference - 12:00 - 3:00, 5:00 - 8:00
November 8th - Staff Professional Development - No Students
November 11th - Veteran's Day Performance - 1:30 in the new gym
November 12th - Early Dismissal, 11:07
November 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Break
NOTES FROM THE OFFICE
Andrew is from Decatur and has experience working with school-aged children Kindergarten through 6th grade at Spring Valley Elementary in Parchment. Andrew has previously worked in foster care with Bethany Christian Services in the refugee independent living program. This experience was aimed at students in their late teens from over 10 different countries. Andrew lives on a small farm, has 4 siblings, 20 chickens and is interested in writing music.
Thank you to all of the volunteers that assisted with WildCat Walk 2019. We had a great day on the track and your support of the event is greatly appreciated. Students may still turn in funds for the walk through next week.
I apologize for errors that have occurred this year and I will continue to improve the communication between parents, the office & the classroom.
Over the Counter Medicine
The district administrative team has been reviewing our board policies on a weekly basis. Our recent review included medication distribution during the school day, both prescription and over the counter medication.
After advising with our legal counsel, we will no longer be able to supply/provide over the counter meds. These meds include, but are not limited to: Tums, Tylenol, cough drops, anti-itch cream, and Neosporin. Even though we have signatures on enrollment cards to distribute OTC medicines to students, we cannot directly provide/purchase the medicines. Doing so violates state law and board policy.
Beginning immediately, we will not provide OTC medications to our students. If you need your child to take an OTC at school, you must provide the medicine, labeled with your child's name, dosage and complete a form for the office to keep on hand.
I appreciate your understanding as we make this change to comply with policies and law.
M.C.L. 380.1178, 380.1178a, 380.1179
Marcellus Community Schools Board Policy 5330
If you have not yet scheduled your conference with your DK-4th grade teacher, please contact them to set up a time. Our 5th & 6th grade teachers do not schedule conferences, but instead, you may arrive during the conference window and meet with only the teachers that you need to see.