News and Updates from Mrs. Adelman - October 16, 2020
From the Desk of Mrs. Adelman
Hi Warwick Bears!
As you know, the district has asked families to remain in their program of choice until November 10, 2020. As that date draws closer, we wish to communicate the process by which elementary school program enrollment changes may be elected while sharing information that will help our families make an informed decision for their elementary school children.
First, the district will survey elementary families to determine how many are considering making a change. This data is necessary to gauge interest, anticipate the number of changes that are likely to be requested, and determine staffing and spacing needs within our individual schools.
We ask that all families participate in this initial survey.
- Please complete the survey once for each child.
- Please read each survey question carefully.
- This survey will close on October 21, 2020. Access the Warwick survey here.
- Changes must be requested on/before Thursday, October 29, 2020.
- Any changes may result in a change of teacher or assigned elementary school.
- Program enrollment selections will take effect at the beginning of the second trimester on Monday, December 7, 2020.
- Changes will remain in place until school returns to the district’s typical “pre-COVID” in-person schedule.
We continue to appreciate the support and patience of our families. Please feel free to call or email with any questions.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Amy Adelman
Additionally, I invite parents and guardians to submit Halloween costume photos of Warwick students. We will create a virtual parade slideshow highlighting Warwick students dressed in their Halloween costumes. Please send all pictures to email@example.com, in order to create a slide show to share with students.
The Warwick Directory is now published on our website. This includes information extracted from the Parent Portal. It contains your child's name, grade, teacher, address, parent emails and contact information.
The school directory is a password protected document and is not used for business or marketing purposes; it is merely just a resource that enables the families in our community to contact one another. Please click this link to access the directory. The password is: warwick2021
The password will be deleted from this communication at the end of next week.
Social Emotional Learning
We want your child to be successful in school and that means supporting and encouraging their whole development. While excelling in academic classes is important, students also need skills to take on learning challenges, make good decisions, handle strong emotions, and get along with others. This school year, we are instructing Second Step, a research-based social-emotional learning program designed to improve students’ social-emotional skills, such as emotion management, impulse control, problem solving, and empathy. Second Step skills and concepts are designed to help students both in and out of school. These include:
1. Skills for Learning: Students gain skills to help themselves learn, including how to focus their attention, listen carefully, use self-talk to stay on task, and be assertive when asking for help with schoolwork.
2. Empathy: Students learn to identify and understand their own and others’ feelings. Students also learn how to take another’s perspective and how to show compassion.
3. Emotion Management: Students learn specific skills for calming down when experiencing strong feelings, such as anxiety or anger.
4. Problem Solving: Students learn a process for solving problems with others in a positive way.
Thank you for your support as we work to build a safe and supportive school community.
October Boomerang - Asset #10 - Safety - Young person feels safe in school, at home, & in the community.
Young people who feel safe are more likely to feel secure enough to try new things. That’s why safety is an important part of feeling empowered. Research shows that young people who feel safe in their surroundings are more likely to make positive contributions. The key to safety is to create and maintain an environment that minimizes fear and maximizes opportunities to take healthy risks.
Parents/Family members can submit nominations until 10/27. Click here!
Health Check Reminder
1. Please monitor your child daily for fever and/or other signs of COVID-19. Be sure to keep students home if they have one of the following symptoms –cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new lack of smell or taste; or two of the following symptoms – fever, sore throat, runny nose/congestion, chills, muscle pain, nausea or vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and fatigue.
2. Students with fever/symptoms/with no known COVID-19 exposure may return to school when asymptomatic and fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; or confirmation of alternative diagnosis by health care provider.
3. Families are required to report confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 to the School Nurse.
4. Students who exhibit signs or symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day will be placed in isolation and masked until arrangements are made for dismissal.
5. Students with positive COVID-19 test may return to school after 10 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared and being fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. The student will need to produce the Isolation Release Letter from the Bucks County Department of Health.
6. Students returning after COVID-19 infection will be checked by the School Nurse prior to returning to the classroom.
7. If a student is exposed to a person with a positive COVID- 19 test, the student will have to quarantine for 14 days. If the student becomes symptomatic, they will be treated as a positive COVID-19 case and will need to isolate at home for 10 days from the date that the symptoms began.