Lester Park School Newsletter - #5
September 16, 2021
Hello Lester Park Families!
Thank you for all of your patience as the district continues to work on assigning and correcting bus stop information. There were so many due to the # of students on distant learning last year, plus route changes due to limited bus drivers. There are still a half dozen students that we are waiting on bus changes.
We hope your children are all loving their first couple weeks of school! We sure love having them all here!
~Lester Park Office
Sept 22...5th Grade Forest Day (9:30-1:30)
Oct 7...Picture Day
Oct 21-22...NO SCHOOL (MEA Weekend)
Oct 25...NO SCHOOL for Students (Staff Development Day)
Nov 25-26...NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving)
School calendar can be found on our website or by clicking HERE
Important Information for After-School Pick Up
If you see an open spot in front of the school, please feel free to pull out of line and use it. Utilizing all the space along the sidewalk in front of school will help speed up the pick up and drop off process. Thank you for understanding.
Illness and Absence Information
What do I do if my child is going to be absent from school?
Call attendance line 336-8875 then “3” to leave a recorded message
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org (the office & nurse will both see these emails)
Please list any specific symptoms, especially with COVID still making its rounds and during times of increased influenza.
Teachers may have a preferred way for you to report an absence to them.
If we do not hear why a student is absent, an automated phone call and an email message will be sent out at sometime around 8:30. This is for safety reasons.
How do I know if I should keep my child home from school?
- Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Decision Tree for People in Schools, Youth & Child Care Programs
- Is My Child Well Enough To Go To School
- You can also call our school health office. Emails and Phone #s are HERE
How do I get a hold of a Teacher or other Staff Member?
On the list you will also find their full name to use for an email:
email: (first name).(last name)@isd709.org
Have more questions? Check out Previous Newsletters
Our newsletters are sent out every Thursday to families and staff. Below you will see topics discussed in our previous newsletters. You can click on the newsletter link, or you can also find them on our website here: https://www.isd709.org/lester-park-elementary/news-and-info
Sept 9, 2021 Newsletter:
* Birthday Treat & Invitation Restrictions
* Lunch Questions
* Student IDs, Emails & Passwords
* Blended Learning 1 to 1 Permission Form
* Parent Portal of Infinite Campus
* How to pick up your child early or drop off late
* Specialist Rotation Calendar
* Bus changes
* Free & Reduce Lunch Information
* Morning Drop-Off and Afternoon Pick Up
* MN Dept of Ed. Digital Survey for parents
East Select Soccer tryouts are coming up. Birth years 2008-2015 For more information check out:
Girl Scout Information & Sign-Up Event
5:30pm Thursday, Sept 23
OEMS Middle School
For previous registrations, click HERE.