Loveland Leader

October 2020

Mission

The mission of Loveland elementary school, in partnership with our actively involved community, is to promote excellence and instill a desire for learning by challenging each individual within a safe, supportive environment.


Loveland's Expectations

Be Safe

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Calendar Reminders

Oct. 5 Community Club Mtg./Library 7 pm

Oct. 14 No School

Oct. 15 Parent-Teacher Communication No School

Oct. 16 No School

Oct. 23 Picture Retakes 8:45 am

Oct. 30 Halloween Parade/Parties


Nov. 2 Community Club Mtg./Library 7 pm

Nov. 23 Fabulous Fall District Band Concert/WMS 7:30 pm

Nov. 25-27 Thanksgiving Break No School

Building a Strong Parent-Teacher Partnership

Parent/teacher communication meetings will not be held in-person at school. Rather, teachers will communicate with parents via a Webex meeting, phone call, or email.


What makes the difference in how your child performs in school? The answer might surprise you. It’s not your child’s IQ, the teacher, the school, or your educational level. Although all of these play a part, study after study tells the same story. Children who do best in school have parents who are actively involved in their child’s education. One of the best ways to get involved is to continue building a strong parent-teacher partnership.


I ask that you come prepared to your communication conference with questions and information that will help both you and the teacher strengthen the team effort you share educating your child.

K-6 WebEx Reminders & Guidelines

Westside is using WebEx as an instructional technology platform to allow student access to classroom instruction during hybrid or Extended Campus Learning. The use of WebEx to live stream classroom/course content is a forced and beneficial innovation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. While the WebEx live streaming has been used most recently during “yellow,” we believe that as we transition to “green”, there are situations where students may be absent from school and may still benefit from having periodic access to WebEx.

Connecting to WebEx is a process that requires coordination with both the principal and grade level teachers. When expecting an extended absence, parents and students have the option to make a request to the building principal. Please know, there will be up to a 24-48 hour turnaround on all decisions. Students are permitted to use their own devices or work with their principal on checking out an iPad for home.

A student’s ability to access the WebEx live stream will be dependent upon their teacher’s current classroom situation. If the student is in a classroom where the teacher already live streams their class lessons, the student will be provided login information to access that same classroom teacher. If the student’s classroom teacher does not currently live stream, coordination for this instruction and streaming will be completed and families will be notified of the plan; for example, the student may need to log-in to the WebEx live-streamed lessons of the other teacher at that grade level who is responsible for live-streaming that content at that time. The student’s assigned, grade-level, classroom teacher will still assign and grade classwork.

WebEx access to classes is intended for:

  • Extended campus learners

  • District excused absences (eg. illness, quarantine, isolation) for more than three days

WebEx access to classes is NOT intended for:

  • Typical daily appointments

  • Unexcused absences under three days

  • Vacations

  • Sicknesses with anticipated absences of less than three days

Thank you for your support as we continue to utilize all learning mediums to best educate our students!


Resuming Cycle Days for Specials

Beginning October 19th, we will resume using the "cycle day schedule" for specials (library, art, P.E., music, band, and strings). October 19th is a day 1.

Picture Retakes

Pictures retakes will be on Friday, October 23rd. Extended Learning Campus students are welcome to come to school at 8:15AM.

LCC Update

The next Loveland Community Club meeting will be held Monday, October 5, 2020 at 7 PM. We will be meeting in the Loveland Library (masks and social distancing required), and will also be broadcasting via Zoom for those families who are unable to attend in person or are utilizing extended campus learning. Hope you all can attend the upcoming meeting!

Halloween Update

Loveland will continue with its tradition of our Halloween Parade and Party on Friday, October 30th with a few modifications. The parade and parties will occur during the day for students and staff only. Due to our District Visitor Protocol, parents and visitors will not be able to watch the parade at Loveland/Loveland grounds or to participate in our classroom parties. We will however video our annual parade and send it out via email after our celebration. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to adhere to social distancing, safe, and healthy guidelines outlined by Westside Community Schools and our health officials. We are just thrilled to be able to have a Halloween Parade and Party for our young people at Loveland!


Costumes

Please remember we ask that costumes be on the fun and friendly side free of scary or frightening masks or clothing with no blood, gore, or weapons. Please reserve make-up for evening activities. Students should bring their costumes at the beginning of the day. Thanks for honoring this request.


Buddy Bench

Evan Wedergren, a Junior at Westside High School, made Loveland School two buddy benches for his Eagle Scout project. Buddy benches are a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Thank you Evan for helping us spread the message of inclusion and kindness at Loveland with the two amazing buddy benches on our Loveland playground.

Check out the NEW & IMPROVED Westside Community Schools websites at: www.westside66.org

  • Easy access to schedules, menus, calendars

  • Updated school photos & newsletters

  • Virtual tours & videos

  • Translates to dozens of languages


We encourage you to check out both our District website and your child's school website(s) and bookmark each link for easy access!

Westside Community Council Clothing Drive

The Westside Community Council is in need of gently used clothing and winter gear items to help stock The Westside Clothing Closet. Contactless drop off will take place at The Westside Resource Center; Pipal Park Community Center (north side of Westgate Elementary) October 9th (9:00am - 11:00am & 4:00pm -6:00pm) and 10th (10:00am-12:00pm).


We are looking for these gently used items, sizes K-12th grade (kids and young adult)
* Gloves, Hats, Scarves
* Fleece jackets
* Windbreakers/Jackets
* Hoodies
* Winter Clothes
* Sneakers
* Socks
* NEW in package undergarments
* Snow Pants
* Winter Coats

Donated items will be made available through the Westside Community Council to families in our district who are in need of such clothing.

We appreciate your generosity!

The Westside Community Council

Questions; contact Jessica at cogswell2@gmail.com

Former Students-All Grown Up!

Former Loveland lynx’s who were nominated to WHS homecoming court!

Reminder: Please Complete Daily Health Screener

Please remember to complete our health screener each day before your child attends in person. This helps our school and district to provide a safe learning environment.


Mask Maintenance

All in-person students have received 3 masks. We encourage families to wash masks regularly. While we know that wearing masks can be difficult, it is a critical part of how we are able to be in school. Thank you for your continued support for helping us keep Loveland a safe environment.

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