Boone Meadow Friday Flyer
a little later...September 11, 2021
Jog-A-Thon is Coming! - Sept 22nd
Dear Boone Meadow Families
Hoping you are enjoying this beautiful weekend. It was a joy to see so many of you at the Zionsville Fall Festival and Parade!
Jog-a-thon (JAT) is September 22! We are excited for the return of this event on September 22nd. The Jog-a-thon launch was delayed a few days, but should occur in the coming week. Please look forward to more information to come your way regarding this special day.
Dine for Dollars - Our next September Dine for Dollar experiences will be at Papa Johns (9/22/21).(See flyer below for more information)
STEM Family Gathering
SAVE the DATE: Saturday, October 2nd from 9-noon, join us for the Boone Meadow Bioblitz. Teams of BME families and local nature experts will scour the BME campus for all living things – trees, flowers, and other plants, insects, birds, other animals – and catalog their findings using identification apps like Seek, iNaturalist, and Merlin Bird ID. Your family can take pictures of our flora and fauna and add to our own BME Nature Guide. (If you have expertise in this area and would like to help Mrs. Benson at the event, please reach out here!)
Also, feel free to check out the Family STEM Newsletter for more details regarding upcoming opportunities & information.
September 11 - Zionsville Fall Festival Parade
September 16 - Yom Kippur; Vision Screening
September 21 - Sukkot (21-27)
September 22 - Jog-a-thon; Dine for Dollars @ Papa Johns
October 2 - Boone Meadow BioBlitz (hosted by Mrs. Benson) 9:00-Noon
October 4-8 - Fire Safety Week
October 5 - End of Quarter 1
October 6 - Dine for Dollars - Panda Express
October 7 - Picture Retake/Make-up Day
October 11-15 - Fall Break
October 20 - Dine for Dollars - Bub's Burgers
October 26 - Regular school day w/ Family/student conferences (PM)
October 27 - E-Day & Family/Student Conferences
November 3 - Dine for Dollars @ Marco's Pizza
November 7 - Daylight Savings Time ends
November 11 - Veterans Day
November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break (no school)
December 6-17 - NWEA testing window
December 17 - End of Quarter 2/Semester 1
December 20-31 - Winter Break (no school)
January 17 - MLK Jr. Day (no school)
January 18 - Teacher professional development day (no school for students)
February 14 - Valentine's Day
February 21-25 - Presidents' Day/February Break (no school)
March 15 - End of Quarter 3
April 1-8 - Spring Break (no school)
May 25 - Last day of school
May 26- June 3 - Make up days (if needed)
May 30 - Memorial Day (no school)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How does the new Executive Order from Gov. Holcombe (8/31) impact school contact tracing?
A: IF individuals are wearing masks with fidelity in the classroom & on the bus, people who are contact traced will not need to quarantine unless they are exhibiting symptoms. We will still need to notify and document the contact tracing, but if no symptoms exist and the individuals were properly wearing masks, they would not need to quarantine.
Lunchtime is when contact tracing/quarantine does apply and the 6' rule will apply as well. Quarantined individuals can still return on day 8 if they receive a negative test (rapid in lab or PCR) on day 5, 6, or 7 after exposure - or stay out for the full 14 days.
Q: What about symptoms? What symptoms must we watch and keep our child from school?
A: Every morning, families should take note of if their child is showing symptoms of illness. We know this can be complicated, frustrating, and inconvenient as we strive to keep our learning environments as healthy as possible. Fevers, sore throats, new onset of intense headache, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, coughing or shortness of breath, or new loss of taste or smell are the common symptoms and students will be required (per health department mandates) to quarantine for ten days from the start of symptoms. Student may return to school/activities sooner with a physician document stating they may return OR a negative PCR CoVID test. (This is regardless of vaccination status)
Q: If one child is home with symptoms, must my other children stay home as well?
A: Siblings of ill students will need to be picked up if at school. Siblings will need to follow quarantine guidelines.
More information regarding COVID protocols is located here on the ZCS website.
School Lunch Information
The biggest change – BAGEL YOGURTS will be BACK ON TUESDAY!!!!
Cream Cheese and Peanut Butter cups will be available in the lunch line.
Thanks so much for your patience as we make menus available in two week increments.
Click HERE for an easy way to set up Low Balance reminders for your ZCS lunch accounts.
Click HERE to see if you want to come join our team!
Call Jan at 317-733-4804 to discuss ZCS Food Service opportunities!
Volunteers and Visitor Background Checks
At this time, due to CoVID 19 restraints, we are "pausing" on volunteers and visitors. When volunteers are needed and approved, appropriate staff members will reach out to you in effort to welcome your support and assistance.
If you plan to volunteer of visit in the future, please note the following information.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VOLUNTEERS
We value partnerships with our families and welcome parents and guardians to serve as volunteers in our schools. Each ZCS building typically offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.
- Field Trip Chaperones
- Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
- Volunteer Coaches
- Classroom Helpers (PTO parties/room parents)
- Library Helpers
- After Prom Workers
- Field Day/Jog-A-Thon Volunteers
- Book Fair Sales/Athletic Ticket Sales
During the school day, all volunteers are expected to sign in at the front office. Prior to the volunteer opportunity, all volunteers must sign a Non-disclosure Acknowledgement Form and have successfully completed a Full Criminal History Background Check. Necessary background check paperwork is available on the ZCS website at the Volunteers/BRAVO link and should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the intended volunteer date. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website. The volunteer will pay the fee* for the full background check which will expire after 5 years. The link to apply for the full background check can be accessed on the Volunteers/BRAVO link on the ZCS main webpage. For more information, contact the Volunteer/BRAVO Coordinator.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VISITORS
During the school day, all visitors must enter via the front door and sign-in at the front office. Visitors need to be prepared to present a government issued photo ID which will be scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors will be issued a visitor badge/tag to be worn inside the building at all times.
- Lunch Guests
- Classroom Guest Speakers
- Classroom Special Events (Grandparent Day/Famous Hoosiers/etc.)
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
We ask that all visitors schedule an appointment to meet with teachers, counselors, administrators and all other staff members so that we may best serve everyone. Visitors other than parents/guardians must be prearranged and organized through the main office.
*ZCS thanks all volunteers for generous support of our youth and schools. Thank you, too, for supporting assurance of student and staff safety by completing and paying for a volunteer background check.