News from the Nest
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Happy Friday, Families!
We wrapped up the majority of our fall NWEA testing this week! Thank you to our fully virtual families who brought your students up for testing on Wednesday. These scores are just a baseline of how students are performing at the start of the year. They show us each child's strengths and areas for growth. Your child's teacher will work with them to create a growth goal for the winter and a plan of how they'll make that growth.
As a reminder, we have school every day, Monday through Friday! Please make sure your child is logging into Blackboard each and every day. Please also make sure that your student is bringing their iPad/Chromebook and charger with them to school each day they're on campus.
Finally, we are so excited to announce another partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint! Some of our families have expressed a need supporting their virtual learners on days they're not on campus; the Boys and Girls Club has extended their hours and staffing to allow our students an educational setting when they're not able to be in our school building. If you are interested in having your student attend the Boys and Girls Club from 8:30-4:00 on days they're not in school with us, please contact Mrs. Bilkos in the office. She can provide you with the three forms needed to enroll in the program (also linked at the bottom of our newsletter), and we'll get you all signed up!
Have a wonderful and rejuvenating weekend!
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Meal Distribution for Virtual Families
Fully virtual families can pick up 5-day meal kits between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on Wednesdays. These can be picked up by the west gym doors on the side of the building (where we did food distribution in the spring).
If you opted out of the meal kids but would like to receive them, please email Nick Zilz at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at (810) 768-3860 to be added to the meal kit distribution.