The Cardinal Chirp
April 5, 2021
DEAR CARDINAL FAMILIES,
Great news for kindergarten families! We will have an in-person graduation in our competition gym this year on May 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm! Due to current restrictions with the gym capacity, guests will be limited to 4 per student. We are working on a plan to livestream the program for those than cannot attend. We will share more details as we get closer to the event.
Felicity elementary students will not be taking field trips this year. Our goal is to make our "end of the year" field day extra special for our students. Although we won't be able to utilize parent volunteers for it, we are dedicated to ensuring that this year ends on a high note after missing out last year.
We have less than 38 instructional days left. We are working to make every day count but even with our best efforts, the instructional time we have lost due to Covid, has made it difficult for many of our students to master the required skills for the next grade-level. Because every child's success is important to us, we are working on a plan to provide targeted instruction for 6 weeks this summer (June 7-July 15). Our dedicated staff members are planning to work with students Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students during that time). Our teachers will be reaching out to parents about their child if we feel summer instruction is necessary for his or her success. We understand that Covid is no one's fault and we don't want parents or students to think that summer instruction is a punishment or a failure on anyone's part. That being said, we recognize that the lost instructional time will not be recouped without a summer plan and your support. Making sure that your child has the foundational skills needed to be successful in the future is our priority. We will be communicating directly with families and sharing additional details over the next several weeks if we feel your child should attend our summer success learning program.
***The state testing dates that were included in the newsletter the last few weeks have now changed. The Ohio Department of Education extended the testing windows this past week. Please update your calendars with the new dates.
New state testing dates for students who are attending school in-person:
4th grade ELA- 4/22 & 4/23
3rd grade ELA- 4/28 & 4/29
4th grade Math- 5/6 & 5/7
3rd grade Math- 5/12 & 5/3
Students who are attending the Accelerate Education online program will receive a new letter with their new testing dates.
Have a great week!
Jennifer Keller, Principal
Please spread the word that we are now registering kindergarten students for the 2021-22 school year. Follow the steps at this link and we will call you for a registration appointment.
Mrs. Adams' kindergarten class creating a sunny sunflower using warm and cool colors in art
April Breakfast Menu
April Lunch Menu
Most recent updates sent from the district
Box Tops are a great way to help Felicity-Franklin Elementary School earn money for student activities!
Parents: Please be sure to keep Final Forms updated with any information that changes!
2020-21 School Calendar
Elementary Arrival and Dismissal Procedures:
All students now enter door #9 at 8:25 (no longer door #8 for breakfast only) whether going to breakfast or straight to homeroom class.
All students must be in class prior to the tardy bell that rings at 8:50
Car riders' pickup- begins at 3:00 (must have a car tag- call the office for one)
Walkers- released at door #8 at 3:10 (parents- please do not pick up walkers in cars- it creates safety issues and car pickup line issues. If you want to pick your walker up in a car, get a car tag and add them to the car pickup plan).
Buses- Begin loading at 3:20
Felicity, OH 45120