North Glendale Family Update

September 20, 2020

Good morning!

This week you will notice a great deal of information pertaining to technology:


  • iPad insurance (I cannot recommend strongly enough!)
  • Digital Citizenship Lessons
  • iPad Parent/Student agreement
  • Digital Citizenship Contracts


Please reach out if I can be of any clarification on any of the topics!

Have a great week!

Jennifer

iPad Insurance

Have you had an iPad mishap yet? Rest assured...you will at some point!


Please take an opportunity to purchase insurance for your kids iPads.



If an accident or theft should occur, the Kirkwood School District will waive your responsibility for the financial loss, subject to a deductible for multiple occurrences, as outlined below. In exchange for this damage waiver, Kirkwood requires payment into a self-funded insurance program. The laptop waiver fee for 2020-2021 is $40 ($20 for students receiving free or reduced lunch), with a coverage period of June 1, 2020 - August 23, 2021.


Incident Deductible


  • 1st occurence $0
  • 2nd occurence $200
  • 3rd and subsequent occurrence $300


Payment for iPad insurance is no longer offered through Infinite Campus. However, you can pay for iPad insurance through your MySchoolBucks.com account:

  • Log in to MySchoolBucks.com or create a free account.
  • Click School Store at the top of the page and select Browse All Items.
  • Choose the Store Item and add it to your cart.
  • Check out!

Parents can also download the "MySchoolBucks" app to set up an account and make payments. Those who prefer to not use our online payment option can pay via cash or check, working directly with North Glendale. Please call Mrs. Mercer in the front office. 213-6100 ext. 3000.


Parents and guardians can sign up for insurance on the MySchoolBucks application, KSD's online payment system. To set up a MySchoolBucks account, please visit our website. .

Once you are signed in to MySchoolBucks, please follow the steps shown below to sign up for insurance.


K-8 parents and guardians, please review the Parent/Guardian Agreement and sign the google form. The form will need to be completed for each child with an iPad. In order to complete, you will need your child's six-digit student ID.
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Please purchase insurance by October 9. After that time, devices will need to be inspected prior to purchasing insurance.

Digital Citizenship

This month, we will kick off year two of our digital citizenship curriculum. This work is perhaps more important now than ever, given the online nature of schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of our district wellness initiative, we will again engage all students (K-12) in a series of digital citizenship lessons between now and December.


Lessons, organized into six strands, come from Common Sense Education and are aligned with CASEL and ISTE Standards for Students.


Lessons will be introduced to families on the dates noted below, with teachers and schools given the flexibility to teach into the lessons when it best meets the needs of their students. Links to PDFs of family activities and family tips for our first strand can be found on our Media Balance and Wellbeing digital citizenship website.

  • Media Balance & Well-Being (Sept 19)

  • Privacy & Security (Oct 10)

  • News & Media Literacy (Oct 24)

  • Digital Footprint & Identity (Nov 7)

  • Relationships & Communication (Nov 21

  • Cyberbullying, Digital Drama, & Hate Speech (Dec 5)


The first strand for all students (K-12) is Media Balance & Well-Being. We recognize the potential irony of this strand, given the amount of time our students are currently required to engage online with their devices. We also believe our situation makes it even more important to teach into balancing media time for well-being. We want students to think about how much time they are online and, more importantly, what they are doing on their devices - for school and especially in their free time. Not all screen time is created equal, as the 12th grade lesson highlights, and students should think about how time on devices may be helpful and harmful to their health.


Links to PDFs of family activities and family tips for October can be found on our KSD digital citizenship website.


You can also access the K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum Document 2020.

Digital Citizenship Contracts

The annual digital citizenship contract process will look different this year and must be completed virtually.


Digital citizenship for students will take part during classroom time as part of digital citizenship curriculum. KSD digital citizenship resources are on our website.


Parents and guardians can sign up for insurance on MySchoolBucks application, KSD's online payment system. To set up a MySchoolBucks account, please visit our website. Please purchase insurance by October 9.


Once you are signed in to MySchoolBucks, please follow the steps shown below to sign up for insurance.


K-8 parents and guardians, please review the Parent/Guardian Agreement and sign the google form. The form will need to be completed for each child with an iPad. In order to complete, you will need your child's six-digit student ID.

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Virtual Author Visit: Sherri Rinker

Author Sherri Rinker will meet with all K-1 students in the Kirkwood School District on October 2nd at 8:30 over Zoom. This visit is being provided through the Novel Neighbor bookstore in Webster Groves. Mrs. Davis will be teaching K-1 students about Sherri Rinker and reading her books in upcoming library lessons. If you would like to know more about Sherri Rinker and her books, you can visit www.sherririnker.com.


Books by Ms. Rinker are available for order:


cash/check: https://forms.gle/eqeNjAcG4ZGgNxnr6

credit card: https://thenovelneighbor.com/srinker/



Full Flyer

THE NG SPIRITWEAR SHOP IS OPEN!

This year spiritwear is available for purchase through the 63122 Spirit Shop. Order online with porch pick up and shipping options.

https://www.63122spiritshop.com

Jersey Thursday is Back!

Jersey Thursday is an opportunity for students and staff to represent North Glendale, Kirkwood , or their favorite sports teams or activities. There is no pressure to go out and buy anything ~ just show us what makes you happy and gets your spirit going! Pictures will of course be collected as well!

Survey Data from Week 3 Family Surveys

Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback in the KSD Survey.

To view the data, please click the link below.

To view the message from the eSpotlight click here.


KSD Family Survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-D7VXGFJH7/

NG Family Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-ZYKKK3JH7/


**I don't think you need a password, but if you do, use ONLINE. **

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Glory Run/Walk Virtual Marathon: October 1-31

Kirkwood Teachers of Color (KTOC) in collaboration with the Kirkwood School District Foundation (KSDF), are hosting the "Glory Virtual Run/Walk Marathon". Proceeds from this event will establish a fund that will award annual scholarships to Kirkwood students of color.

The virtual marathon starts October 1, 2020. This is your chance to run or walk a full marathon over the course of 31 days in October while supporting a great cause! Participants may run/walk 26.2 miles, or bike 100 miles.

Participants will receive the long-sleeved t-shirt shown and a decal. You can download the free Strava app or this printable calendar to help track your progress, and/or join our Facebook Event The Glory Run/Walk Virtual Marathon , where you can share your progress and/or photos with others on the same journey!

If you decide you would like the shirt and decal, but would rather sit this one out, we have a Couch Potato option as well: visit our Kirkwood School District Foundation donation website to make a donation.
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Upcoming Dates: Please see our website calendar for up to date info

September 21

  • KSD Board Tax Rate Hearing

September 22

  • NG Library Pick Up/Drop off in Pavilion 9:00-4:00
  • 2nd Grade Materials Pick Up/Drop Off
  • 2nd Grade Parent Meeting via Zoom 7:00 p.m.

September 23

  • Kindergarten Material Pick Up/Drop Off in Pavilion 8:00-4:00

September 24

  • JERSEY THURSDAY!
  • 1st Grade Webinar 6:30-7:15

September 25

  • EARLY RELEASE DAY FOR STAFF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: VIRTUAL LEARNING WILL END AT 11:30

September 28

  • KSD Board of Ed Meeting

September 29

  • NG Library Pick Up/Drop off in Pavilion 9:00-4:00

October 1

  • NG Library Pick Up/Drop off in Pavilion 9:00-4:00
  • 4th Grade Pick Up/Drop Off

October 2

October 6


  • NG Library Pick Up/Drop off in Pavilion 9:00-4:00

October 7


  • Kindergarten Pick Up/Drop Off

October 8



  • NG Library Pick Up/Drop off in Pavilion 9:00-4:00