Ebinport Elementary: Eagle Eye News

March 1, 2021

Important Dates

March 1 - 5: Read Across America Week

March 1: Reading Is Amazing and So Are You - Dress In Your Favorite Outfit

March 2: Reading Exercises Your Brain - Dress In Your Favorite Activewear

March 3: Reading Celebrates the Arts - Dress Like a Rockstar or an Artist

March 4: Reading Lets You Travel Through Time - Dress Like You Live in the Past or the Future

March 5: Reading Is Relaxing - Dress in Your Favorite Jammies

March 10: Spirit Night at Showmars from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

March 11: Early Release Day

March 12: Teacher Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

March 16: Title I Parent and Family Engagement Share and Learn

April 5 - April 9: Spring Break

Read Across America Week - Reading is for Everyone!

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The Virtual Book Fair is Here!

Our Spring Book Fair is going online again —with a Virtual Fair! From February 22 - March 7, discover new books with your kids.


Bonus: Each purchase supports our school!

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ebinportelementaryschool1

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Staying Home and Staying Involved - Family Engagement from Home

Even though you cannot join us in person this year, Ebinport teachers want you to know that there are many ways to stay involved while you stay home. Complete at least 15 of the activities on the attached choice board and send it back to school for a prize!
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Pre-Order Your Yearbook

Help Us Build A Sensory Garden at Ebinport!

Here's a great opportunity to help our Ebinport kids and staff have some learning fun and better cope with the ongoing stress of the COVID-19 pandemic at the same time!


Help us "populate" our new Ebinport SENSORY GARDEN by donating items or providing funding support -- it is as easy as looking over the SignUp Genius list that the Ebinport SIC and PTO have created!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044BA9A62FAAFE3-sensory


Donated items should be dropped off at the school. Look for the poster sign located outside the back gate near the cafeteria. Then, please email Principal Kelsey and Dave Keely that day to let them know you have left a donation for the Sensory Garden.


RKelsey@rhmail.org

DFKeely3@gmail.com


Volunteers will be "constructing" the new garden area during March, so stay tuned and let Principal Kelsey and Dave Keely know if you would like to help with that as well!

Virtual Academy Intent for Next School Year

As we plan for next school year, we need to hear from all families with students currently enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten through 11th grade. The Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy, which has served more than 6,500 students this school year, will be back for the 2021-2022 school year. We need to know if you would like for your child to participate in the online learning program. Please complete the intent form whether you intend for your child to attend in-person or virtual next school year. Forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 7.


The goal of the 2021-2022 Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy is to provide a rigorous and robust K-12 education through a virtual school platform. Students in the Virtual Academy are students of the Rock Hill Schools. The purpose of this survey is to confirm your intent for student enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. Because this form allows you as parents/guardians to choose if your child will be in the Virtual Academy or will come to school in person, it is important that you have read the overview of next year’s virtual academy offerings prior to completing the intent form.


Elementary School Overview | Middle School Overview | High School Overview


To complete the Virtual Academy Intent Form, parents will need to have their child's student ID number available. This information was provided to parents on Tuesday, February 23. Please contact your child's school for additional assistance.


Click Here to Complete the Intent Form


This intent form serves as one step in the enrollment process for 2021-2022. Later in the spring, you will receive more detailed information about completing your child’s enrollment in Rock Hill Schools.

Social-Emotional Parenting Series

During the past 12 months, we have been faced with unprecedented changes to our way of life. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every fiber of our daily routine. Many schools and communities are grappling with how to help students as well as parents cope and deal with what many are calling a pandemic on two separate fronts. All sessions are free and will be hosted by Dr. James Lee with Global Health Psychiatry, LLC. Please use the link in the flyer to register. A ZOOM link will be emailed to you, so you can join the discussion.


Durante los últimos 12 meses, nos hemos enfrentados a cambios sin precedentes en nuestra forma de vida. La pandemia de COVID-19 ha afectado cada fibra de nuestra rutina diaria. Muchas escuelas y comunidades están lidiando en cómo ayudar a los estudiantes y a los padres a enfrentar y lidiar con lo que muchos llaman una pandemia con dos frentes separados. Todas las sesiones son gratuitas y serán organizadas por el Dr. James Lee de la Psiquiatría de Salud Global, LLC. Regístrese a continuación para recibir el enlace ZOOM y únase a la discusión.


DATES/FECHAS: 1st Monday of each Month @ 7:00pm

(November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 1, March 29, May 3, June 7)


REGISTRATION/REGISTRO:

https://forms.gle/RbXFvgu3SKBddd4e7 (English)

https://forms.gle/qJW3EsBZRxapefuP6 (Spanish)

Show Your Love for Teachers Support Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation

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Reserve the Spirit Rock for your Eagle!

Families, did you know you can reserve our Spirit Rock to celebrate your Eagle?! This is a fundraiser for PTO and the cost is $20 to reserve one week (Sunday-Saturday). You can paint the rock to celebrate your student's birthday or share a special message. Contact Ebinport PTO President, Mrs. Heather Robinson, at hrobinson@rhmail.org to check availability and reserve the rock.
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Earn Money For Our School!

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COVID-19 Communication

Please contact an administrator or the school nurse (Rhonda Cranford, RN, direct line:803-981-1564) if your student tests positive for Covid-19 or is in close contact with a person who has tested positive.


Communication this school year is key in the prevention and spread of the Covid-19 virus.


What does it mean to be a close contact of someone with COVID-19?

Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of someone who tested positive for COVID-19 for at least several minutes (usually about 15 minutes). The virus is spread primarily from person to person through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose. That is why it is so important to wash your hands often and clean frequently touched surfaces at least daily.

Help With SeeSaw (K-2) and Canvas (3-5)

Please click here for parent help sessions that you can access to assist your child with using these programs.

All Parents - Mobile Computing Guide

Click here for required information to secure your child's device for this year. This presentation and information is in English and Spanish.

Need Tech Help?

Starting on September 8th, you can call 324-TECH (8324) to reach a Rock Hill Schools centralized HELP Desk. Our technology techs will be answering your calls for support from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Return to School Plan for Rock Hill Schools

Many questions about plans and procedures - especially regarding COVID - can be found here.

Stay Connected

In order to stay connected to what's happening at Ebinport (and to see all of the amazing things our students and teachers do at school), please not only read this weekly newsletter, but also follow us on Facebook, Instagram (Ebinport_Elementary), and Twitter (@EbinportES).