North Glendale Family Update

August 22, 2021

Good morning!

The energy at Back to School Night was positive, enthusiastic and ENERGIZING!


If last Thursday is any indication of the possibilities for 2021-2022, we are on to something AMAZING!


If you are walking your student to school on Tuesday, please give hugs and kisses at the door. Our visitor guidelines for elementary schools do not allow visitors inside the building during school hours.


Happy New Year and please reach out if I can be of support, conversation or service,

Jennifer

DOORS OPEN FOR MORNING ARRIVAL AT 8:25.

DISMISSAL BEGINS AT 3:30.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY IN A NUTSHELL (Updated from last week with more Q's!)

You have been getting slammed with emails and updates about KSD Safety Guidelines for the new school year which is great, but I also know it can be a LOT!


Below are the answers to the most frequently asked questions I have been receiving. You can read through all the KSD safety info at THIS LINK.


QUARANTINE: Quarantines will be different this year in that we will not default to quarantining an entire class. The new guidelines are heavily reliant on proper mask wearing, something NG kids are really good at! (see graphic below)


MASKS: All staff and kids will wear masks at all times while in the building. Short mask breaks will be provided.


LUNCH: Kids will eat in the cafeteria, behind barriers and in assigned seats (in case we have a positive case and have to contact trace).


RECESS: Kids can mix classes at recess and masks are optional.


HAND SANITIZING: We will continue our mantra of SCRUB IN and SCRUB OUT meaning ALL of us hand sanitize when walking into a space and when exiting a space.

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SAVE THE DATE! August 31

Our first PTO meeting of the 2021-2022 school year will be on August 31! Our location will be announced based on updated safety protocols but we HOPE to be in person (fingers crossed!) Our meetings are from 6:30-8:00 pm and ALL are welcome!
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NG is Hosting the Next KSD-NOW Packing Party: September 8


The next KSD NOW Packing Party will be hosted by North Glendale volunteers (each month a different school will host):


Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 9:30 am

at Hough Technology Learning Center, 106 Sappington Rd.


Sign up to volunteer at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094AAAAE2BA1FF2-ksdnow1


Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own masks, if possible. If you sign up but are feeling ill before the Packing Party, please let us know in advance.


We look forward to seeing you on the 8th!

Meet the ACADEMIC INTERVENTION Team

You have heard from your classroom teachers, now it's time to get to know the other folks who may be working with our NG kids! Over the next few weeks, I will highlight other teams at NG that support our kids. Today's highlight ~ ACADEMIC INTERVENTION TEAM



Previous highlights:

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SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TEAM

Morning Announcements Help Needed!

As we did last year, we need NG kids to send in videos of them saying THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, the NG PLEDGE and of course, jokes!


(Note, jokes should be school appropriate which basically means they should not have anything to do with bodily functions. I usually tell the kids, if they have to ASK if it is school appropriate, it probably is not....LOL!)


If your family speaks a different language at home, we would LOVE to have any of the above in your home language as well! Parents, siblings, pets are welcome to join the fun.


Pleaee send your videos to Mrs. Sisul at Jennifer.sisul@kirkwoodschools.org

Please note in the subject bar which entry you are sending!

Free and Reduced Lunch Information

Although meals will be free to all children again this year; filling out and qualifying for free/reduced meals has the additional benefit of extending reduced costs for iPad/computer insurance and exam costs. We will be providing paper copies and you may complete them ahead of time via this link: https://www.kirkwoodschools.org/Page/843

If you need confidential assistance with this process, please reach out to Mrs. Tonya Ampey-Elong, on school social worker.

Thanks!

Upcoming:

Please refer to the NG web calendar for updated info.


August 24

  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! Doors open at 8:25
  • PTO First Day of School coffee in the NG Pavilion immediately after drop off

August 31

  • PTO 6:30-8:00 Location TBD based on safety protocols

September 1

  • PTO General Fund Campaign starts

September 2

  • Fall Picture Day

September 6

  • No School: Labor Day

September 7

  • No School for Kids: Staff Professional Learning Day

September 8

September 14

  • NG Parent Racial Equity Group Meeting: Update on the KSD Achievement Gap Task Force Report

September 18

  • Greentree Parade