Comet Chronicle, Jr.
January 15, 2021
New Water Fountains and Water Bottle Filling Stations
If there are snow gear that your student needs, please reach out to your child's teacher and we will do all that we can to support!
I hope you and your family had a wonderful break. As we start back to school we will be reviewing all of our expectations and procedures for physical education class. In January we will start a unit on basketball. Students will be learning how to handle the basketball, dribble, pass, and shoot. In February we will be participating in our annual Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association. Students will be participating in jump rope activities during class. Information will be coming home at the end of January. There is a link below. Now that winter is here, please have your child pack shoes for Physical Education class. Class rotates on an (A, B, C) schedule. Your child may bring a water bottle to the gym. The water bottle must contain water only.
Art Room Update
Welcome back to school! Kindergarten will be studying how to draw simple cats and dogs this marking period, and we will be combining them with our drawings of people for an epic painting. 1st and 2nd grade are reviewing how to draw simple animals and moving onto more complex ones this year. Look for stand up puppets of all kinds coming home soon. 3rd grade are drawing detailed castles with lots of texture and imaginary creatures then finishing them with watercolor.
Dropping Off and Picking Up Reminder
- Pull all the way forward so that we can unload/load as many students as possible. This will make the process more smooth and efficient.
- Do not attempt to make a left turn into the car rider lane. Traffic is often backed up down S. West St. for drivers making a righthand turn into the lane. Instead, join the back of the line and make the righthand turn.
A safe and smooth process is our priority. Thank you for your support!
Late Start Wednesday
24 Hour Rule
- Come ready to learn
- Always respectful
- Exceptionally safe
Expectations for the hallway, bathrooms, cafeteria, playground, arrival, and dismissal are posted throughout the school. We teach the expectations and review them throughout the school year. Students also earn CARE tickets when they follow the expectations. The office does a ticket drawing where students pick a prize from the CARE Box.
A Common Question
One of the most commonly asked questions is: “How long will someone have to quarantine if there’s a case of COVID-19?" Our response is:
“The health and safety of our students, families, and staff is and will always be our primary concern. We have been working diligently over the past several months to prepare for the safe return to school for our students and staff—implementing sanitization and social distancing protocols across the district. In the event of a COVID-19 situation in one of our buildings or classrooms, we will work with the Berrien County Health Department to assist in contact tracing to determine who needs to quarantine and for how long as every COVID exposure is unique. Ultimately, the BCHD will provide specific guidance related to quarantining and isolation.”