OLSON OUTLOOK

EDITION #20 - WEEK OF JANUARY 6, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

WINTER BREAK - December 21 - January 6

(School resumes on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020)


January 6 - PTO Meeting

January 7 - Orchestra w/4th After School

January 7 - School Board Meeting

January 9 - Band Day

January 20 - No School

January 22 - Late Start

CHROMEBOOK REMINDERS

REMINDER TO BRING FULLY CHARGED CHROMEBOOKS

BACK TO SCHOOL AFTER WINTER BREAK!


Lately, we have seen an increase in students who forget their Chromebooks at home or forget to charge their chromebooks for school. Remind your child to bring their chromebook every day and charge it when the battery is below 30%.


We want to build skills for classroom readiness, so if a child comes to class unprepared (chromebook isn´t charged), we may require that the device remain at school until we are confident the student is ready to assume responsibility for having the device at school and ready to go. Thank you for your support in creating this responsible Chromebook habit for your child.


Finally, all chromebooks should be transported to and from school in the cases for protection. The case should be in the studentś backpack.

40 BOOK CHALLENGE - JANUARY BONUS!

Special 40 Book Challenge Bonus!

All students who turn in a raffle ticket in the month of January will receive a $5 gift card for the Feb 6 - 13 Scholastic Book Fair in the Olson library during conferences. Raffle tickets are given by teachers for every 10 books (or grade level equivalency) read and recorded. Raffle tickets are then added to a large bin in the office. Book Fair gift cards will be distributed at the end of January. All raffle entries are also eligible for additional incentives awarded on February 20th (end of 2nd trimester) and then again at the end of the year.

RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES

MCHELP is a valuable mental health resource for McHenry County. It is a free mobile application that is available to help young people and adults with mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, stress, and substance abuse. The application is an anonymous text message service that provides the ability to confidentially send text messages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to trained professionals, licensed in mental health. Apart from the ability to text messages, the application provides information on mental health and substance abuse resources in McHenry County. To download the application, search for "MCHELP" in the Google Play store or in the iOS store.

RTI ~ MTSS ~ INTERVENTIONS

What are RTI and MTSS,, and why does my student receive this support?


When analyzing data from students test scores and performance in the classroom, our team of educators takes a close look at how students are progressing. When students are identified as having slow or low growth, the team determines what path to take. RTI (Response to Intervention), or MTSS (Multi-Tiered Support System), are ways to respond to students who are struggling. When a student is identified as needing extra support academically, they are placed into an intervention group. An intervention is a small group of 5-7 students where a certain area of academics are addressed. Then we monitor how the students are doing to determine if the interventions should continue, if they have mastered the skills, or if a more intensive support is needed for progress.

EDITION #20 - WEEK OF JANUARY 6, 2020

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