EIMS Lancer Update
January 7, 2022
A huge thank you to the PTSA for providing lunch for the staff on December 23rd - it was truly appreciated.
If your child is vaccinated, please notify the school nurse, by sending your vaccination information to email@example.com. Just a reminder, if your child is vaccinated and happens to be exposed to COVID, they can still attend school, if symptom free. If your child is not vaccinated and is exposed to COVID, they must stay home 10 days (as of today but this information may change) from the date of exposure.
We continue to have students more focused on Snapchat then learning. If your son/daughter is distracted by his/her phone, our staff has permission to ask for the phone for the period. We are asking parents to speak to your child(ren) about keeping their phone away during class. If a staff member should ask for the student's phone, it is critical that they not argue with the staff member. The phone will be returned at the end of the period. Refusal to follow a staff member's request can lead to discipline. Our goal is improving skills and increasing content for all of our students, and right now phones are a barrier to these goals being met by all.
Repeating last week's message - As we begin 2022 please speak to your children about their use of social media. The number one issue that causes conflict in our building is students saying whatever they feel like saying on social media about other students or adults in the building. We are aware that social media is now a part of our students' daily routines, but using social media responsibly is what we are asking you to discuss with your children. The students don't need to text, teams, snap chat, or whatever new social media app they are using, while in class. We need all students to spend their day concentrating on the classroom learning. Thank you in advance for having these discussions.
We were going to give District benchmarks this month, but due to the increase in COVID cases throughout Monroe County and here, we will be postponing these two benchmarks until February. Just a reminder that these benchmarks will be taken by our students without any modifications, so we can process with teachers the skill level of all students. These benchmarks will be one period in length, more to come as we get to February.
We are well aware and are working with district security as well as the director of buildings and grounds about pickup and drop off traffic. Please continue to pick up your child at the school and not on Densmore. Having students cross without a crossing guard, or marked crossing lanes, is extremely dangerous. IPD has been notified that this is a trend, so please wait to pick up your child off the sidewalk attached to the school. (see attached picture)
The parent portal is open and you should be able to view your child's progress report for this 15 week marking period. Thank you to our staff for all they do for your children, and thank you families for all the support you lend to your children and our school community. It is greatly appreciated.
- Here is the district consent form for rapid testing and/or weekly testing https://eastironcsd-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/mzeller_eastiron_monroe_edu/ETyYLif5ufZPrnI4uQkZetYB-yuOdsXFdiQk9YeHgfSlLQ?e=QAImWr
If you are dropping food off for your son or daughter, it needs to be during lunch time:
6th Grade Lunch- 10:45
7th Grade Lunch- 11:25
8th Grade Lunch- 12:10
Dance tonight is canceled. Details on the reschedule will be out shortly.
NEW - Rapid PCR testing Machines - Check it out
Beginning on Monday, November 22nd East Irondequoit schools will begin offering the Rapid PCR test option. We have three rapid testing machines at both of our primary schools and our middle school. Due to the limited number of testing machines, any parent/guardian who chooses to have their student tested must work with their student’s nurse to schedule a time for testing. No test will be administered without the consent of the parent or guardian.
The Rapid PCR testing option will be considered after a symptomatic student is assessed by the school nurse. An adult will need to pick the student up from school. With consent, the student will be rapid PCR tested while waiting to be picked up. Before the following day, the adult will know the result of the test, and if negative, the student can return to school once symptoms have resolved.
The Rapid PCR testing machines can process up to two tests each hour. Although we can access test results in a shorter amount of time, we are still limited in the volume that can be processed on any given day.
Considerations for the use of the COVID 19, Rapid PCR Test option:
- The tests are for testing students, only.
- Tests are to be used in situations where a student is symptomatic in school and will need clearance from a doctor or a negative PCR test result to return to school.
- Testing will be performed on students during normal school hours or by appointment depending on individual nurse schedules.
Please continue to screen your children before they get on the bus, walk, or ride to school. Use the pamphlet above to help guide your decisions. Thank You!
Parent and Family Engagement
The district strongly encourages parent and family member engagement in all school programs. The district believes that a partnership between school and parents/families is essential for the success of all students in every aspect of their education. The district works to involve parents and families in the development of all Federal and State grants. The district will work with the PTA/PTSA units to identify parent/family representatives from each school to meet at least once a year with the Title I Coordinator to review the Title I program. Through coordinated efforts by the Office of Instruction, building principals, Site Based teams and PTA/PTSA Representatives, the district will assist all schools in planning and implementing effective parent/family involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance. Various assessment tools, effective practices information and resource support programs for parents/families will be used to implement these activities. The district will send information to parents/families in a plain language format intended to be understood by all parents/family members. We are always happy to translate any district communication as needed!
To view the full district policy, follow this link: https://www.eastiron.org/Page/6002
Job Opportunities in District
The district is hiring for transportation, food service, and building aide positions. Join the Lancer family. Come join the EIMS staff - we need food service workers and building aide....
Important Phone Numbers
Security Desk - 339 - 1531
Ms. Sloane - Principal - 339 -1402
Mr. Zeller - Assistant Principal Lightning Team - 339 - 1589
Dr. Whipple- Assistant Principal Thunder Team- 339-1587
Emily Austin - Counseling Secretary- 339-1405
Mrs. Harnden - 6th grade counselor - 339-1410
Ms. Potter - Lightning 7th & 8th- 339 - 1412
Mrs. Patterson - Thunder 7th & 8th- 339 - 1414
Mrs. Haritatos - Social Worker - 339 - 1438
Ms. O'Brien- Social Worker Thunder Team- 339-1403
Mrs. Nowakowski - Social Worker Lightning Team - 339 - 1415
Ms. O'Leary- School Psychologist- 339-1419
Technology Help Desk - 339 -1204
Cafeteria Manager - 339 -1424