May 11-15, 2020
Updates and information...
Thank you for your help with Teacher Appreciation Week. We appreciate you stepping in and teaching your children for us. We know what teaching requires and are thankful to you for taking over during this wild time. We have released the dates for our PK and Kindergarten registration. Please begin locating the required documents now and be ready on the assigned day for registration. Current PK students do not need to register for K if they will be attending South Fork again. At this time, we are planning to have dates in May (after May 15th) for parents to pick up student materials, and to pick up yearbooks and testing shirts if they were ordered. More details will be released concerning pick ups after May 15th when we get new information from the Governor. Please be on the lookout for that info to be sent out. If your student has library books to return, there will be a box outside the office during the hours we are open Mon to Thurs 8-2. Please place the book in the box and we will empty the box each day.
5th grade parents, Mr. Clark, Principal of the new Walker Junior High, sent out school call last week with info on scheduling. I'm including the info below. Be sure to go to the Walker Freshman High website and then click the button for Walker Junior High for info. Scheduling opens on Tues, May 12th and closes on Thurs, May 21st.
Here's the link https://www.walkerfreshmanhigh.org.
The information about student promotion to the next grade will be finalized over the next two weeks. The final points needed to pass a course was adjusted and students only need 2 quality points (at minimum 2 D's) to pass the course. For students who were in danger of retention and received a possible retention letter before the closure, it's critical that they continue working on things from the teachers. Student final grades will be determined using grades from Quarters 1 to 3 and calculated using the total points earned. If a student is close to promoting to the next grade, we can look at their work over the break and see if they've improved enough to move on. Please know that we will contact families individually the week of May 18-22 if your student has not met the requirements to move on to the next grade.
Report cards will be mailed to the address on file on June 2nd. If you have moved and are no longer going to attend South Fork next year, you can call to give us your new address to have your report card mailed. If you have moved and will still attend South Fork, you can call and give us your new address and arrange to come by and bring in your new proofs of address for us to copy for your student's files.
How can you help students keep learning at home?
Go to www.southforkelem.org and then click on TEACHER WEBSITES at the top. Once on their website you will be able to see resources and information about learning activities for each week. Teachers will update this weekly. Please check back to see updated information. I will continue our weekly newsletters to share information.
Important Info about Walker Junior High and Scheduling
PE BINGO Activities for Home
Ms. Petty Shared These Activities
PK REGISTRATION INFO
K REGISTRATION INFO
K Cap and Gown Pics
VIA LINK offers Kidline, which provides parents with free, confidential, 24/7 access to a live specialist. Kidline can be reached through phone and text 24 hours a day. We give parents a safe space to express their frustrations, ask parenting questions and get support. Kidline specialists can offer emotional support, de-escalation, crisis intervention, information & referral, and plans for coping. Follow up calls can also be offered to parents to increase their circle of support.
The phone number is 800-CHILDREN (244-5373). You can also text us at (225) 424-1533.
You don’t have to deal with this alone. Call the Keeping Calm through COVID Hotline. This connects you to trained, compassionate counselors who can offer support and who can direct you to mental health and substance abuse counseling services.
Trained counselors available 24/7. All calls are confidential.
TEACHER REMIND CODES
Text the code for your child's teacher to 81010 to get messages. (We have a few teachers who use Dojo and their email addresses are listed below)
Mrs. Guidry's class @6bcb92
Mrs. Wendi's Kinder: @ c6b9b6
Mrs. Wendi's 1st grade: @9bf267
Mrs. Lavigne: @dbefgb
Hutchinson @ bbg63hg
Curtis (has dojo) Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
Anderson (has dojo) Email her at email@example.com to join.
Sandifer (has dojo) Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
Spratt & Gary @msgarys3
Focus on all the things that you can do with your children! Enjoy this time with them and keep your focus on the positives.
Bus Driver Remind Codes
During this school closure, I've been using the Bus Remind groups and the teacher Remind groups to get messages out quickly. If you are not signed up fro your child's bus Remind, please sign up. Text the appropriate bus code to 81010