September 2020 Newsletter
In this Together
Opening the 20-21 school year has brought on a myriad of emotions for all of us. However, I am so thankful to be a part of this outstanding school community. I first want to thank all of the teachers and staff for going above and beyond to make the start of the year a successful one. Their dedication and commitment to our school is what makes Imagine-Chancellor shine! Additionally, a huge thank you to all of our Imagine-Chancellor families for their patience, understanding, and support. We are so grateful for all of you!
As we start to welcome back students to our campus as well as continue distance learning, our staff is dedicated to providing a quality educational experience for all students. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our students and staff. Therefore, there will be quite a few changes to procedures on campus when students return. This newsletter will provide important information regarding updates, so please take time to read.
Together, we will make this year a great one for our students. Thank you and always remember we are #inthistogether!
With much love and appreciation,
Ms. Kenefick's Farewell Message
It is with mixed emotions that I write my last message here at Imagine Chancellor. I am excited to announce that I will be taking the opportunity to work at one of our sister schools, Imagine Weston, as the school Principal. While I am full of pride and enthusiasm for this new chapter that lies ahead, it is definitely bittersweet as I reflect on how Imagine Chancellor has been home for me over the past five years.
Most people probably don’t associate the words ‘school’ and ‘family’ with one another, but here at Chancellor, we know we all use those two words synonymously. This school is truly like no other. During my time here, I have been fortunate enough to get to know and love all of your amazing children. I would like to thank you all for your support, kind words, and encouragement along the way. Without you, we would not have been able to make the strides and achieve the accomplishments that make our school so special.
In my time at Chancellor, I have always been impressed by the loyalty, positivity, and dedication of our community members. I know why. This school is incredible and will always have a place in my heart, and in my heart, I will always be a Charger! It has been my privilege to be the proud assistant principal here, and this is not the end of the journey. As I told all of your kids, this is not goodbye, it is see you later!
With much love and gratitude,
Mr. Watts' Welcome Back Message!
Please don't hesitate to reach out to myself or any staff member if you have questions, concerns, and suggestions to make our Imagine-Chancellor family the best that it can be for everyone! We continually strive to communicate, make changes, and empower our students with a love of learning. This year we will continue with our Positivity Project, so don't forget to ask your students about the focus of each week. The lessons allow our students to learn skills and character traits to apply in and out of the school setting. Once again, we look forward to the coming weeks and welcoming all students and staff back on campus in the most healthy, safe way possible!
If your child is returning to brick and mortar (in-person), please make sure all K-5 students bring the chromebook and charger they checked out from the school back to campus on Monday, September 21st. The chromebooks will remain on campus.
Middle school students will be responsible for bringing their laptop/chromebook and charger to and from school each day. Students will need to charge their computer each night at home to extend battery life during the day.
All visitors will be restricted to the front office lobby only. Upon arriving, they must wear a mask, sanitize their hands, and practice social distancing measures. The capacity of the front lobby is limited to 4 people.
Arrival Procedures Effective September 21st
Strict arrival measures have been put into place to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff. Therefore, all parents and students must adhere to the following arrival protocols:
- Students who are enrolled in before care will be able to enter the campus daily from 7:15-8:30 am off of High Ridge Road. Parents will receive special car tags to identify as before care students.
- All other students will not be permitted to enter campus prior to 8:30 am.
- Parents who are not enrolled in before care will enter the campus off of Miner Rd following traffic down Imagine Way. Gates will be open to all students at 8:30 am each morning.
- All students will have their temperature taken by a staff member in the car before they will be permitted on campus. Any student who presents a fever over 100.4 will not be permitted on campus that day. Parents may pull over and wait for a time period to recheck at their discretion.
- All students will use hand sanitizer prior to entering the building
Dismissal Procedures Effective September 21st
· Staggered dismissal times will remain the same:
K-2- 3:30 pm
3rd-4th- 3:45 pm
5th-8th- 4:00 pm
- All students will remain in their classroom during dismissal
- PikMyKid will be utilized as our dismissal program
- Parents must check-in using the PikMyKid app or provide the designated staff member the assigned dismissal number for their child(ren). Please place your PikmyKid dismissal tag on your dashboard for staff to easily see.
- Gates will be open to all students at dismissal times. Dismissal traffic will flow down Imagine Way (back road off of Miner Rd) and onto north side of the campus until further notice.
- Students will be sent down to a designated area with social distancing measures in place to be placed in their car.
- If you have multiple children in different grade levels, please come at the oldest child’s release time to pick up all of your children
- Please do not come earlier than your child’s assigned dismissal time. Parents that have children in grades 3-8 that come early will be asked to go around and come back at their assigned time.
Positivity Project Character Strengths for September
Positivity Project will continue on our campus with a focus on Positivity in Action and the Other People Mindset. Below are the character strengths we will be focusing on each week during the month of September.
Intro Week - Other People Mindset (OPM)- Week of September 13-19
Curiosity- Week of September 20- 26
Teamwork- Week of September 27 - October3
A new resource Positivity Project is offering this year is P2 for Families!
This is an easy way for families to discuss the importance of character strengths and positive relationships. It is differentiated for various grade levels and includes 1 quote, 1 video and 3 questions to drive conversations around character at home.
InUnison will remain our school uniform vendor for this school year. All of the shirt colors will remain the same as well as the shorts/pants colors. If you wish to order online for this year, the link to the uniform website is below.
School Food Services
School Food Service is very excited to be able to provide breakfast and lunch FREE to all students 18 years and under, as well as, ESE students who are 22 years old and under starting Thursday, September 10th.
Distribution days will be Tuesday and Thursdays for Grab & Go Meals. For times please visit our website at www.palmbeachschools.org/schoolmeals.
You can go to any school to pick up meals and your children do not need to be present, but you will need to provide proof such as student ID; barcode letter; birth certificate; or photo.
If your child will be returning to brick and mortar instruction, breakfast and lunch will also be available for free each day.
Raise Money for our School through Amazon Smile
Introducing a simple way for you to help raise money for Imagine Chancellor PTSA by doing what you already do every day! Rather than shopping at Amazon.com, simply shop AmazonSmile.
When you shop AmazonSmile, nothing changes for you. You will find the exact same products, pricing, and membership benefits. The only difference is that .5% of eligible purchases are donated back to our school. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. You will be asked to select a charitable organization to support. Enter Imagine Schools Chancellor Campus PTA.
ON YOUR COMPUTER:
Step 1: Go to smile.amazon.com
Step 2: Follow the website prompts to create your AmazonSmile account. (Note: If you already have an Amazon account, enter your login credentials when prompted for your username and password.)
Step 3: You will be asked to select a charitable organization to support. Enter Imagine Schools Chancellor Campus PTA.
Step 4: Follow the online prompts to complete your setup.
Step 5: Create a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to ensure a percentage of your next purchase goes to Imagine Chancellor PTA.
ON YOUR MOBILE OR TABLET:
Step 1: If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, sign up on your web browser. Simply select your favorite charity to start generating donations, at no cost to you. If you are, skip to Step 3
Step 2: Get the app. Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.
Step 3: Turn on AmazonSmile Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu. Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.