The Dolphin Digest

February 8, 2021

Upcoming Events

February 10th- Rock 'n Read Challenge Dance Party

February 11th- General PTA Meeting @ 5:30pm (Zoom)

February 11th- Hungry Howie's Spirit Night

February 12th- Red/Pink Day to celebrate love & friendship

February 12th- Valentine's Day Celebration @ 1:30

February 12th- Valentine's Friendship Sing-a-Long hosted by Ms. Haynes @ 2pm

February 15th- PreK-5th in-person learning resumes

February 16th- Smithfield Boosterthon Kick-Off

February 17th- CMS Early Release Day

February 24th- Smithfield Boosterthon Dance Fit Event

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In-Person Reminders




MORNING CARPOOL REMINDERS:

Complete Daily Health Screener and be ready to show green check: http://bit.ly/healthses

Students should arrive at the following times by last name:

7:15-7:25 A-F

7:25-7:35 G-O

7:35-7:45 P-Z


-Car Riders- please help our morning carpool line move quicker by:


  • Please remain in your car. Do not park and walk you children from the parking lot to the sidewalk. We need all car riders to remain in the carpool line.
  • Please have the children wear their masks while interacting with school staff during temperature checks.
  • Please help your children unbuckle their car seats and seatbelts and gather their belongings while you are sitting in the line waiting to be screened.


Bus Transportation Reminders:


  • Students must always wear a mask while riding the bus.
  • Parents must complete DAILY Health Screener for days attending school: http://bit.ly/healthses
  • Bus attestation forms must be filled out weekly and given to the bus driver at the beginning of your A or B rotation.
  • Expect bus delays in the morning and in the afternoon when high school returns to in-person instruction on 2/22/21.
  • CMS Transportation for videos and forms.
CMS Symptoms Screener Demo for students
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Smithfield General PTA Meeting 2/11

Please join the Smithfield PTA on Thursday, February 11th at 5:30pm for a general meeting. The meeting will also be recorded and shared for anyone unable to attend. See you there!



Topic: Smithfield General PTA Meeting

Time: Feb 11, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://cms-k12-nc-us.zoom.us/j/95262416267?pwd=NDJPaUhyU2MzQkNyWWx5Z2xVUVQzUT09


Meeting ID: 952 6241 6267

Passcode: 654321


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We’re only 2 weeks away from our Smithfield Dance Fit!

Smithfield families!

We’re only 2 weeks away from our Smithfield Dance Fit! I know our school is getting excited for it to kick off!

Today, donating officially opened on funrun.com, so you can support our school in 3 steps:

1. REGISTER your student(s) on funrun.com today. It takes 30 seconds!

2. SHARE with 5 family/friends using the SHARE tools on funrun.com (Facebook, Text Message or Email). Students can earn rewards just for sharing from funrun.com.

3. GIVE a donation if you are able to give.

Every share and donation makes a difference! And, don’t forget…

· All students get to participate in the Event day, regardless of financial
participation

· Students will experience an incredible character development
program. They’ll be learning about the importance of
teamwork, care, courage, grit and celebration


Here is a quick video overview of our program.


Key dates to remember:

Donating Opens - Today!

Register on FUNRUN.COM, SHARE, & GIVE!

Fundraiser Kick Off – 2/16

Event Day 2/24
SAVE THE DATE!


Thank you for having fun with us and supporting our school this important year.

Let’s have some fun!

VIRTUAL CALMING LIBRARY


CMS students, staff and families can access the Virtual Calming Library to find beneficial tools and strategies for managing emotions, building resilience and improving overall well-being. The library was created by four CMS occupational therapists: Carol George, Allie Thomas, Julia Harker and Ashley Shapiro. The library link is bit.ly/CMS-VCL.

COVID-19 Positive Case Reporting

If your child or a family member living in the home tests positive for COVID-19, please email Jill Trotter (jillianm.trotter@cms.k12.nc.us) and Joanna Harris (joanna.harris@mecklenburgcountync.gov). We must document this information with the district. Thank you for your help!

CMS COVID-19 Guidance for Parents

Check out the CMS COVID-19 Guidance for Parents for answers to the following questions:


  • What happens if someone tests positive for COVID-19?
  • How will our schools be maintained to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
  • How will I be notified if someone tests positive for COVID-19 in our school?
  • What should I do if my student tests positive for COVID-19?
  • When can my student return to school in-person after a positive COVID-19 test?
  • What should I do if my student develops COVID-19 symptoms?
  • When can my student return to school in-person after developing symptoms?
  • What should I do if my student was a close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID-19?
  • What else should I keep in mind?
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Food Drive Support

The Food Drive supporting South Meck, Quail Hollow and Smithfield did the final distribution on 1/25. We are continuing to collect monetary donations so that gift cards can be given to the highest need families for grocery purchases. Please see the details below on how you can contribute. You have helped give over 3600 weeks of food over the last 10 months, we hope that we can continue to support these same families.


SCHOOL CONTACT AND DONATION INFORMATION (Checks can be made out to the PTSA of each school with a note in the memo section for the food drive):

South Mecklenburg High School

PTSA – Food Drive

8900 Park Road

Charlotte, NC 28210

980-343-3600

PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=VXQ6M2TPFXBEC

Quail Hollow Middle School

PTSA – Food Drive

2901 Smithfield Church Road

Charlotte, NC 28210

980-343-3620

Venmo: @QHMS-ptsa

Smithfield Elementary School

PTSA – Food Drive

3200 Smithfield Church Road

Charlotte, NC 28210

980-343-6550

Venmo: @SmithfieldElem-PTA

Information for Families with Rising Kindergarteners

You may register your children for the 2021-2022 kindergarten classes this month. The forms may be found on the CMS website: https://www.cms.k12.nc.us/cmsdepartments/StudentPlacement/Pages/EnrollingYourStudent.aspx .

You may email Ms. Henderson if you have any questions and to submit your registration forms at marleneh.henderson@cms.k12.nc.us.

Your early registration will help us to determine the number of kindergarten classes we'll need for the new school year. Thank you.
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Requests to transfer between Plan B and Full Remote Academy

If you would like your child to transfer out of Plan B (in-person) and into Full Remote Academy, or vice versa, please complete the form by following the link below. We will be in touch within 48 hours of receiving the form in regards to the approval. Thank you!

https://forms.gle/MoxVqNyGAgE6G6vf7

Previous Dolphin Digests

Please see the previous week's Dolphin Digest newsletters below:

January 25th

January 11th

December 21st

December 7th

November 23rd

Stay Connected!

  • Each child will have an Agenda that will go between home and school every day.

  • Weekly ConnectEd email newsletters

  • Facebook (Smithfield):

www.facebook.com/smithfieldelem

  • Facebook (Smithfield PTA):

www.facebook.com/SmithfieldElementaryPTA