PRINCIPAL'S PEN

December 4, 2021

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Dear Parents,


The Superintendent has 1.8 million earmarked in the 2022-2023 capital budget plan for the design of the Julian Curtiss renovation. This is the second time Julian Curtiss is being considered for the design plans that will address some well needed renovations for our school that was built in 1946. Our school plan includes a much-needed update of ADA accessibility, HVAC upgrades, and improved security.


The Capital budget being proposed can be found on page 41-50 in the document below. Please take the time to look it over.


https://go.boarddocs.com/ct/greenwich/Board.nsf/files/C8GJHU4CD457/$file/Supt%20Proposed%20Budget%202021-11-04%20FOR%20POSTING.pdf


Our JC parents came out on Thursday evening, December 2, 2021 to support the approval of the funds in this budget. THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL COMMUNITY! If you did not have the opportunity to attend but would like to view the meeting the link is below.


Click on the link below, then click on the December 2 meeting date and the video is there.


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The Board of Education will vote on this budget on December 16th. If you would like to express your support for this project in letter form please write to BoardofEdMembers@greenwich.k12.ct.us.


If you have any questions please feel free to email or call me and I would be happy to help!


Have a wonderful weekend!


Trish McGuire

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JULIAN CURTISS BOOK FAIR IS A SUCCESS THANKS TO THESE TWO DADS!

Thank you to Bob Chaney and David Levine, Book Fair extraordinaires! Julian Curtiss students were extra excited about reading this week and proceeds from the Book Fair will go right back into books for our Julian Curtiss students!


Thank you to everyone that supported the book fair!

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FROM NURSE THERESA

Happy Friday JC Families,


As we are seeing an increase of COVID-19 in our community and across the state, it is important to keep vigilant in preventing the spread. If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, runny nose, congestion, stomachache, body aches, nausea and/or vomiting, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste and/or smell, sore throat, or headache) please keep your child home and notify the school. Sending an email to Theresa_McIntosh@greenwich.k12.ct.us is the best way to report this. After reviewing symptoms I will advise a COVID test or evaluation from a medical provider as symptoms warrant.


If your child is exposed at an out of school event, it is your responsibility to notify the school. If you have any questions regarding potential outside exposure please contact me. Outside of school exposures do not qualify for screen and stay which is the new State of Connecticut procedure put in place to reduce the amount of students requiring quarantine in the school setting. Procedures regarding screen and stay can be found here. Exposures meeting screen and stay criteria will be reviewed on a case by case basis following thorough contact tracing by our health care team. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding this new protocol.


With the approval of vaccination in our students’ age range, we are starting to see a lot of our students fully vaccinated. If you would like to share this information with the school, please send a copy of your child’s vaccination card to me and I will add it to your child’s immunization record. Immunization information is kept confidentially in the health office.


Thank you for all you are doing to keep our school community healthy!


Best Wishes,


Theresa McIntosh

Public Health Nurse

Julian Curtiss Magnet School

203-869-1896


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ABSENCES

Please report your child's absence to the office at 203-869-1896. If you want to email your child's teacher you may but it is REQUIRED that you call the office to report the absence.


SCHOOL DISMISSAL MANAGER

Your child will be dismissed according to your entry in the School Dismissal Manager database. This is to ensure the safety of your child. If you need assistance in accessing SDM, please call the office at 203-869-1896.


The deadline to make a change in dismissal plans is 1:45pm and of course, for an emergency situation, please call the office before 2:15pm

JULIAN CURTISS SERVICE CLUB

The Service Club is hosting a food drive for Neighbor to Neighbor starting December 6th through December 22nd. Neighbor to Neighbor helps approximately 500 families in Greenwich. They need our help!


Please help the students in our Service Club collect these items at JC!

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UPCOMING DATES


December 6 - Early Release for Report Card Conferences -12:45 DISMISSAL

December 7 - Early Release for Report Card Conferences -12:45 DISMISSAL

December 8 - Full day of school, Evening Report Card conferences

December 15 - Big IDEAS Math presentation by Mike Reid, Program Coordinator for Math (7 pm)

December 16- Board of Education Budget Vote(Central Middle School 7 pm)

December 23- Early Release Day for the Holidays - 12:45 DISMISSAL

December 24- December 31 Holiday recess

January 3 - School resumes