Cougar Connection

Conn-West Elementary Newsletter - April 30th

School-Wide Title 1 PROGRAM EVALUATION Parent Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete the Title 1 Program Evaluation. We value your feedback and will use this information to make important decisions on future programs and student's needs at Conn-West. Thank you in advance for your participation!


Spanish- https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/TRS872Z


English- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TT9C72H

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Time to Begin Preparing for the 21-22 School Year

It is time to prepare for ONLINE REGISTRATION for the 2021 – 2022 school year! Online Registration will begin district-wide on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. If you will be living within the Grandview C-4 School District attendance boundaries on August 23, 2021 (first day of school) and your student will be attending one of the District schools (based on your address), it is necessary to make sure the school district has the most up-to-date contact information for you. PARENT PORTAL is a key part of the online registration process. It is expected that all families complete their registration and enrollment process via the Parent Portal and through email communication. In order for this process to flow smoothly, please ensure your child’s school has the best email address to contact you.


Kindergaraten Screenings

Saddle up and join us for Kindergarten roundup! Please click here to sign up for a date and time to come into the building for a screening. Please call our office @816-316-5225 if you have any questions.
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In-Person Learning Students to Keep Devices at School

n-person students will only bring their devices home on Tuesday evenings. Devices will stay at school during the week and over the weekend and will only be sent home on Tuesday evenings in order for students have them for Wednesday virtual learning days.

Summer School Information

The Grandview C-4 2021 Summer Explorations on-site program is scheduled for full-days, June 14-June 25, 2021. Additionally, there is a virtual option, for elementary, middle & high school students from June 7th-30th, 2021. There is a second session, only for high school students, July 7th-30th, 2021. This year’s program will once again provide a challenging curriculum including a component of fine arts. As always, teachers will provide opportunities for students to review learning from the 2020-2021 school year, engage students in hands-on project-based learning of new concepts and skills, and integrate technology in each classroom. Please visit the Conn-West website for more information. Please use parentportal.grandviewc4.net or Here for the link to the parent portal to register for summer school.
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MAP Testing

Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will be taking the English language arts and math sections of the MAP test in the next couple of weeks. Fifth grade students will also take the science assessment.
  • In person 3rd grade students will test May 3rd and 4th.
  • In person fourth grade students will test May 6th and 7th.
  • In person fifth grade students will test May 10th, 11th, and 13th.



Virtual students will come into the building to test on Wednesdays.

  • Virtual students in 4th grade will test May 5th and 12th.
  • Virtual 5th grade students will test May 5th and 12th.



The virtual teachers have reached out to families to discuss MAP testing. If your child is learning in a virtual setting and you have not heard from your child's teacher about MAP testing or you have questions about testing, please call our office @ 816-316-5225.

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What is Cover to Cover?

Cover to Cover

Cover to Cover Reading Program is returning to Conn-West! The Grandview Education Foundation will bring the Cover to Cover Summer Reading Program to Conn-West. Students will be invited to choose free books to take home for summer reading and keep forever! Studies have shown that students who do not read during the summer can fall behind on their reading skills. These losses add up over the elementary school years. By the time a student enters middle school, he or she may be up to two years behind in reading skills! The books your student chooses for their home library can encourage summer reading and help prevent summer learning loss. With their bag of books, students will bring home a reading log to review their favorite book, along with tips for families to encourage summer reading fun. Students who return their completed reading log in August will receive a prize! Let’s make reading an exciting part of your summer FUN!


Those students that attend in person instruction at Conn-West will pick out books during the school day on May 18th or May 20th. The students that attend virtual instruction that come into the building for MAP testing will select their books when they are in the building for testing. For our students that receive virtual instruction in K-2nd grade or those not coming into the building for testing may sign up here for a time to come into the building to select books.

Read the Latest PTA Newsletter

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Click Here for the Spanish Version

Dismissal

Afternoon dismissal begins at 3:50 with loading all of our students that are bus riders. We start dismissing students for parent pick up once all of our bus riders are loaded and the busses have departed. Parent pick up begins close to 4:05 pm. Thank you for your patience with dismissal.

Bus Drivers Needed

Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? Are you looking for a schedule that is the same as your students, health insurance, paid days off, and more? Our school district is seeking talented individuals to drive our school buses. We offer paid training to get your Class B CDL. Please apply online at https://grandview.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=3004 or call the transportation department at 816-316-5175 and we will assist you with the process.


Student Tech Support

If you are having difficulty with a student device, first check out the website - it has a lot of great info and helpful tips to troubleshoot on your own. Still having issues? Email the helpdesk and someone will return the call within 24 hours. Wanting to talk to someone live? Call! Just be aware that they are experiencing a high call volume and your wait time may be extended.


CALL: 816-316-4650


WEBSITE: https://bit.ly/2G7sbf3

EMAIL: helpathome@grandviewc4.net

You Can Find Bus Information By Clicking on the Following Link

Click here for bus information. Enter your address to find your school of attendance & the bus route.

Joke of the Day

Click here to submit a Joke of the Day to be read on our daily announcements.

Please Join Our School and Grade Level Facebook groups.

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School Day Hours

The school day begins at 9:05 am and ends at 3:55 pm. Students

may enter the building at 8:40 am. Please do not drop your child off

before 8:40 am unless they are enrolled in LINC. Breakfast will be served in the classroom from 8:40 am until 9:00 am.

Transportation and After School Changes

If your child’s mode of transportation or after school routine is going

to change for the day, please notify the main office

@ (816) 316- 5225 prior to 3:00 pm to ensure that your child arrives

at the appropriate destination.

Student Assistance Program

The Student Assistance Program is currently available for students through New Directions Behavioral Health. The program can provide free services to students and families including up to three face-to-face short term counseling sessions, on-site crisis management, 24-hour toll-free phone assistance, and a health resource library.


This is available to our families via referral by school counselors or by you calling the New Directions Help Line at 1-855-340-6487. All students and/or guardians can access the Help Line at any time, as it is open 24 hours each day, every day of the year. Students 18 and older can schedule counseling appointments on their own.

For more information, you may visit ndbh.com. Select ‘For Individual Families.’ Then select ‘Student Assistance Program.’ The school code for our district is: GrandviewSAP.

Additional information on New Directions’ Student Assistance Program is attached. If you have any further questions we encourage you to reach out to your school's counseling office.

We are truly excited to offer this resource to our families.