Southside Elementary News

Week of 1/31/2022

From Mrs. Morrow and Mrs. Fureigh

We loved celebrating kindness week and seeing all of the ways our students demonstrated various acts of kindness! Dress up days were SO MUCH FUN, and we had such a wonderful week! We look forward to all that is ahead this week! Please let us know if you need anything at all.

K-Kids service project for 3rd and 4th grades ONLY!

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Yearbook sales

Online yearbook sales end Saturday, January 29. This will be the last opportunity to purchase a yearbook with a name stamp. A small number of extra yearbooks will be purchased. These will be available for sale on a first come, first serve basis at the end of April. Purchase your yearbook in advance at the link below.

WADE KNOX - "EMPOWER ME"

We will have Wade Knox speaking to our 3rd and 4th graders on February 8th and February 9th!

Southside Winter Concert information ~ from Mrs. Clark

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High Reliability Schools Parent Survey

The Division of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) has adopted Marzano Research’s High Reliability Schools framework to support school improvement across the state. To support the implementation of this framework, the DESE requests that students, parents, staff, and administrators at Arkansas schools respond to a survey. Respondents will be asked to provide feedback regarding school safety and climate, teacher practices, stakeholder input and involvement, and management of school resources.


Please click the button below to access the survey.

NEW COVID GUIDELINES

**IF you child tests positive for COVID, please fill out the notice of positive at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfu481WJPe5WrLVQ4DCEHalJ3FcPBCd8V7vmt3GUrTJCQ8-Qw/viewform


What are the new changes regarding Isolation?
Isolation is required for someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. This person is required to:
*Stay home for at least five (5) days.
*If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are improving after five (5) days, you can return to school or work.
*Continue to wear a mask around others through the 10th day of isolation
If you have fever, continue to stay home for 24 hours after fever has resolved.

What are the new changes regarding quarantine?
*Stay home and away from other people for at least five (5) days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.
*Wear a well-fitting mask through the 10th day after contact with a person who has COVID-19.
*If you are unable to wear a mask, continue to quarantine for 10 days.
*Monitor for symptoms, and if symptoms occur self-isolate and get tested.

Pre-K
While the new quarantine and isolation updates apply to pre-k teachers and staff, it does not apply to pre-k children. The program will continue to follow the previous guidelines of 10 days for pre-k children.


Who should quarantine?
If you are considered a close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should quarantine if you are in one of the following groups:
*You are ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccine, but have not received a recommended booster shot with eligible.
*You are age 18 or older and received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over 2 months ago and have not received the recommended booster dose.
*You are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.

Who does not need to quarantine?
If you came into close contact with someone with COVID-19 and you are in one of the following groups, you do not need to quarantine:
*You are ages 18 and older and have received all recommended vaccine doses, (including booster if eligible) and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people.
*You are ages 5-17 years and completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.
*You had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days (PCR or Antigen Test).


Are there other exceptions to quarantine requirements?

*Individuals exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 will not need to quarantine if the exposed individual has no symptoms and both the infected and exposed individual consistently and correctly were wearing a mask


What is the best way to notify the district if a student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19?
If you are a student or staff member of the Cabot School District and have tested positive for COVID-19, please complete the online Notice of Positive form. You will need to remain home. Please also contact your school nurse. Our District Point of Contact will reach out to you to discuss the positive test result.

TRANSPORTATION CHANGES

Parents,


If your child has a change in transportation at any time, please notify the office. Please do not only let your child's teacher know about this change. The office communicates and keeps track of these changes, so it is very important that they are aware. Thank you for your help with this!

Coding for Kids - FREE Resource

This is a great way to get students engaged in Coding at an early age and it is FREE.

Tynker - FREE CODING Resources


Here are 10 reasons why kids should learn to CODE.

10 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to CODE

Link to COVID Info - FAQs

If you have any questions regarding COVID guidelines, please visit our district website:


https://www.cabotschools.org/covid-19information

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Chromebook Safety

  • Cabot Public Schools has taken measures to ensure that district issued Chromebooks are safe to use.
  • The Chromebooks you received from the district are controlled by the Cabot Public Schools network.
  • Once a student logs into the device, the district can track how it is being used, where it is located, and control what is being downloaded.
  • GoGuardian has been installed on each Chromebook. This application restricts access to things on the internet that are inappropriate. Students will only be able to install approved software on their Chromebook. However, no filter will catch everything.
  • Please continue to monitor your child's use with a Chromebook.

Monthly Birthday Celebration


Our day of celebration for February birthdays will be held on:


Monday, February 14th

We will not be celebrating with treats on any other day of the month. We have very strict guidelines that allot only a certain amount of days to be able to have treats throughout the year. If you choose to send treats, please reach out to your child's teacher to discuss types of snacks to bring. Please drop treats off in the office and someone will take them down to the classroom. Parents will not be able to celebrate in the classroom. Thank you for your cooperation!

Important Upcoming Dates:

February:

14: Valentine's Day Party/Class Birthday Celebration

18: PAW Pride - Kindness

21: No School

24: Southside Winter Concert - all grades - 1st Baptist Church - 6:00 pm

25: PAW Pride - Kindness