Eagleside Elementary

Principal's News--September 26, 2021

Hello Eagleside Families!

This upcoming week features our Book Fair, "Out of this World", and our community night with the Space Foundation on Thursday from 4:00-6:00 pm (see attached fliers at the end of this newsletter). At this time, we are still planning to have the Space Foundation activities outside, along with the food trucks, and a few fun activities spread out around the building. In the event of inclement weather, the Space Foundation activities will be moved indoors to the cafeteria and gym areas. Please be on the lookout for more information about our inclement weather plan as the week progresses, and we closely monitor the forecast. We are so excited to welcome our families back for another great event; please note that at this time, masks are not required, but are strongly recommended. We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!



Anne Warren

Principal

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Coming up at Eagleside

September 27-Oct. 1--Book Fair (please see attached flier)

September 30-Space Foundation at Eagleside...community event 4:00-6:00 pm

October 1--Student count day

October 8--End of 1st Quarter

October 11-15-Fall break

October 11-Staff professional development day

October 12-Parent/Teacher conferences 7:00 am-7:00 pm

October 13-Parent/Teacher conference 7:00 am-11:00 am

Hours

Students may arrive between 7:10-7:25 am. Tardy bell rings at 7:30 am.

Dismissal bell is at 2:25 pm.

Office hours are from 7:00 am -3:30 pm.

Dogs on Campus

We love our furry friends! Please remember, however, that dogs are not allowed on campus. This is especially important during drop off and pick up times. During these times, we have many students out front, and for the safety of all of our students, and the safety of your beloved pet, we ask that you do not bring them with you when you drop off/pick up your child. Your pet may be very friendly, but we never know how a child may react nor how a pet will react if surrounded by lots of people at once. Thank you very much for your support!

Absences

Please remember to call the front office if your child is going to be absent. If you would also like to reach out to teacher please feel free to do so, however, it is important for you to call in and speak with our attendance secretary for any absence. Thank you for your help with this!

Arrival and Dismissal--Reminders

Early Out: If you have to pick your child up early from school (appointments, etc.) please plan do so before 2:00pm. Our front office gets very busy between 2:00-2:40 as we work to safely dismiss students. Thank you for your consideration!


Change to Dismissal: If your child will be changing how they go home on a specific day (i.e. typically rides the bus but will be parent pick-up that afternoon), please ensure that you call the front office prior to 2:00 pm to inform them of changes. We cannot guarantee that changes made after 2:00 pm will get to the classroom teacher in time and therefore student will be dismissed their normal way. Please also remember that any change must be called in by parent.

Laptops

Just a reminder that all 4th and 5th students will be assessed an annual laptop fee of $40 for the first child and $20 for each sibling. This is reflected in Infinite Campus. Please see our parent/students handbook (on our website) for more information.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences are right around the corner and we are excited to meet with you! Please be on the lookout for conference sign up times from your child's teacher this week. Teachers will be sending out sign-up times through Sign Up Genius; if you haven't received anything from your child's teacher by Wednesday afternoon this week, please reach out to them to ensure they have updated contact information for you and that you get the sign up. Thanks!

COVID/Health Updates:

With the onset of cooler temperatures, we also typically see an increase in colds and illness, especially as we move into the fall and winter months. Given the additional factor of COVID, please reach out any time you have a question, aren't certain if you should keep your child home, etc.

We also ask that you reach out and let us know if your child/family has had any known exposure to someone who has tested positive with COVID, even if your child does not display any symptoms. We also ask that if anyone in your household is being tested for COVID, that all students are kept home until the results are received. This helps us to better ensure the safety of all of our staff and students.

We continue to follow district practices, that have been discussed with and approved by the El Paso County Health Department, which strongly encourage the wearing of masks, but is not requiring them at this time. Additionally, to help with the safety of our staff and students, we have increased the extent of our sanitizing in all classrooms and shared spaces within the building, continue to emphasize hand washing/sanitizing consistently throughout the day, are still grouping students in cohorts and being mindful of social distancing. Also remember that we do have the rapid testing available in our building, so if at any time you would like to have your child, or anyone in your household tested, please reach out to Nurse Kim to schedule that test. As you know, COVID guidelines are constantly changing in response to the need. If at any time you have any questions about COVID, or about your child's health, etc. please don't hesitate to reach out. We will continue to keep you updated about any changes to District 8 practices regarding COVID.

Additional general health reminders: Please remember that if your child has a fever, we ask that you keep them home until they have been fever-free for 48 hours without medication. If your child has gastrointestinal illness, please keep them at home for 24 hours past the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea. Together we can help ensure the well-being of our staff and students, and we appreciate your support.

Eagleside is.....RISING STRONG!