THE WEDNESDAY MESSAGE!
The Official Weekly of Salford Hills Elementary School
Due to the forecasted winter storm, today, 02/18/2021, will be a Flexible Instructional Day for students. Students will not report to school, but will instead participate in school virtually. Curbside meal pickup scheduled for Thursday, February 18th is canceled and will resume on Monday, February 22nd.
Students will be expected to log in for attendance no later than 10 am tomorrow and complete all assignments provided by their teachers in the Schoology platform.
Please visit the Flexible Instructional Days page on our Web site for more information.
Please continue to monitor your e-mail for updates regarding the winter storm.
Throughout This Week's Wednesday Message, Enjoy the Sights of Salford Hills as we Walk Through our Hallways
2021-2022 School Year Calendar
The 2021-2022 School Year Calendar has been approved by the Board of School Directors.
Download your copy of the calendar using this link: 2021-2022 School Year Calendar (PDF)
BECAUSE YOU WERE - notes for teachers and staff
Let's cover the walls of Salford Hills with these love notes for our teachers and staff at Salford Hills. Check out the video for an explanation. Print the PDF (or make your own or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a paper). Invite your child to write as many as he/she wishes for various teachers he/she has had/has. Don't forget specials, specialists (speech, guidance, nurse), student support, office, custodians as well as homeroom teachers. Feel free to make them specific and write names and/or sign them, but they may be anonymous as well. Send completed notes in an envelope addressed to "Home and School." We will get them on the walls for all to enjoy. Hopefully our teachers will be reminded of how much they do invests in us!
Thanks to So Many Who Have Shared Already!
Keep 'em Coming... we're so grateful!
It's Time for Read Across America!
Kindergarteners Experiment with Texture Rubbings
First Grade Fashion Designers!
1st Gr. Stem Projects Take Off!
Here’s the video they made.
Enjoy all the giggles!
Click the video link below:
Valentine's Day Box Challenge
Mrs. Ehst's Third Grade Class Celebrates their First in Math Team of the Week!
First Grader's Handle Snow with a Smile!
Valentine Bingo Fun!
Positively Proud Authors!
Indian Valley Education Foundation (IVEF) Presents:
“A Pandemic within a Pandemic”: Supporting Overwhelmed Teens with Love, Laughter, and the Science of Resilience
- Event: Presentation by Dr. Michael Bradley
- Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Location: Virtual (Zoom)
- Registration: https://dsnp.co/Brh2LN
- Details: Event flyer
Over the past five decades, confirmed levels of anxiety and depression among adolescents have increased 400%. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March of 2020, that number has increased by another 50%. Kids are struggling like never before.
On Thursday, February 18, 2021, beginning at 7:00 p.m., we hope to bring parents, educators, and the community together to learn more about how we can help and support our youth as they navigate these unprecedented times. By focusing on the importance of connections and resilience, Dr. Michael Bradley will bring over 30 years of expertise to your home as he spends time addressing the issues kids are facing today growing up in a digital age in the midst of a global health emergency. In this 90-minute session, Doc Mike will share what he is seeing, provide suggestions on how to address it, and provide plenty of time to answer your questions.
This event is free, however, registration is required. Please do not wait! Register for this ZOOM forum today at: https://dsnp.co/Brh2LN.
We welcome you to invite other parents, caregivers, and educators to join us as well!
For more information about Dr. Bradley and this event, please see the event flyer.
For more information about how IVEF supports traditional public education in the Souderton Area School District, please visit: www.IndianValleyEF.org
**Parents are asked to attend without their children. This will spare adolescents the discomfort of the sometimes-graphic content and provide a forum where parents can freely ask specific questions regarding their kids’ behaviors.
There are many things I love about Salford Hills. But of them all, I value our community the most. We care for one another. We’re partners. We rally in a common cause to help our children grow.
It is at this juncture in our battle with COVID-19 that we maintain a reinvigorated vigilance for the safety and protection of each other, our community. I ask that you review with diligence the district guidelines and safety precautions, reaching out with questions or misconceptions. So much of our lives are guided by best practices and with good reason, because the extra measure of care that we take and offer is that which we share with one another. In a month designated for its Random Acts of Kindness, there is nothing kinder nor random in taking reasonable precautions to keep our community safe.
Thank you for your efforts in building a community which cares for our children and one another as together we bravely battle on.
Dave Purnell, Ed.D.
Principal, Salford Hills Elem. School
Heath and Safety Reminders
February 15th, 2021
Please keep your child home if he/she has been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Please also be reminded of the COVID-19 symptoms listed below.
Stay home if you:
- Have one or more symptoms in Group A OR
- Have two or more symptoms in Group B OR
- Are taking fever reducing medication.
If your child’s symptoms meet the criteria for keeping them home from school, please contact your healthcare provider, inform them of your child’s symptoms, and follow their advice.
If a household member has tested positive for COVID-19, it is necessary for all members of the family residing with that person to quarantine. The District is strictly following household contact quarantine guidelines. Also, please be sure to adhere to the athletic spectator guidelines provided by your school and limit carpooling.
Please keep your child home if he/she is:
*NOTE: If you have questions about your child’s quarantine, please call your school’s nurse before sending your child back to school.
- Feeling sick
- Experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. For a list of symptoms and school exclusion guidelines, please see the COVID-19 School Exclusion Requirements found on our Illness Indicators/Sick Day Guidelines Web page
- Awaiting a COVID-19 test result and has not yet been cleared to return
- Quarantined due to a recent close contact with an individual with COVID-19
- Returned from recent travel to an area on Pennsylvania’s travel alert page
These practices are a critical part of limiting the spread of this disease in our school community and keeping our schools open. For information regarding COVID-19 cases in SASD, visit the District's COVID-19 Dashboard.
Getting tested for COVID-19 in Montgomery County
Montgomery County operates testing sites and has increased the number of tests administered on a daily basis. For further information, you can visit Montgomery County’s testing Web site or view the county’s map of testing sites.
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Quarantine Recommendations and School Exclusion Information
SASD guidelines for when a students should remain home from school during the COVID pandemic
Congratulations to our latest First In Math GRAND CHAMPION who have earned 10,000 Stickers!
Wow! Look at all our....
101 Acts of Kindness
Home and School Meetings
- Tuesday, February 9, 2021
- Tuesday, March 9, 2021
- Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Questions for Home and School?
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can reach out via email@example.com to contact all four board members: president (Danielle Moyer), vice-president (Lisa James), secretary (Stacy Caldwell), treasurer (Trish May).
Salford Hills Elementary School
Fundamentally committed to each other, we at Salford Hills are a caring community of learners who value each individual’s intrinsic worth and potential.
In our supportive environment, learners are encouraged to achieve high standards by developing responsibility for their learning through authentic experiences that require hard work, critical thinking and reflection.
Learning is a process that positively impacts the future.