The News You Can Use
October 30, 2020
It has been great to learn along with students this week in some of their virtual classrooms. Thank you for all you are doing to set them up for success with quiet spaces to learn, supplies organized and ready, and space for them to be as independent as possible! We truly appreciate your support.
While disappointed by the recently shared metrics, we knew it could be a bit of time before they came back to a rate that recommends a return to hybrid learning. We continue to practice safety measures, and hope that you are, too! Please continue to practice the 3 W's:
Wear a mask
Wash your hands
Watch your distance
If you are celebrating Halloween, I hope you are doing so safely. My children are participating in a scavenger hunt tomorrow in our yard. If your child dresses up (or did so today!), send their picture along to the PTO for inclusion in the yearbook.
Courtney Nordstrom, Principal
Important Dates to Remember
11/02 - Spirit Wear - Red, White, and Blue Day
11/03 - No School, Election Day
11/17 - School Board Meeting, 7pm
11/20- First Trimester Ends
No School for AM ONLY
11/24-25 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/24 - No School for PM ONLY
11/25 - No Student Attendance
11/26-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday
COVID19 Safety and Communication Reminders
The Lake County Health Department is offering additional mobile testing services during this time. You can view the sites, hours, and more information here.
Practice the 3-Ws and stay healthy.
Conferences: Virtual Platform
From the Library
Want to check out a book from your school library? You can!
Second through fifth graders have all been taught how to place a book on hold using the Destiny Discover App located in Clever. Ask your child to show you how it works. The remote students do not have the app in Clever, but there is a link in Otus under Class Board for them to access the catalog from there. Kindergarten and First graders will need an adult to help them place a book on hold. Please see this video for instructions.
Here's what you need to know:
Please wait for a confirmation email from your librarian before coming to school
Books will be in the vestibule at your school
Please enter through the front door
The door to the vestibule will be open from 8am-4pm
Books are located on a shelf and arranged by grade level
There is also a return bin for you to use when your child is finished reading the books
You may choose any day that is convenient for you to pick up or drop off books
Once your child has placed a book on hold, it will be pulled and checked out to them.
Books are available in the vestibule at school with their name(s) on them.
Please do not come to the school until you receive and email confirming that your child’s book is ready for pick up.
Don’t want to pick up? Please remember everyone has access to our ebooks and audiobooks from the Sora App in Clever. Here is a video explaining how to access Sora if you need a reminder. All second through fifth graders have been taught how to utilize Sora. Please ask your child how it works. Ask them to read a book with you. It's a great way to read together!