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Scotch Elementary Newsletter: Week of April 6, 2020

Below are a few updates/reminders for our upcoming week.

MONDAY, APRIL 6

  • LET'S STAY CONNECTED AND SHOW OUR SCHOOL SPIRIT...CRAZY HAIR DAY!
  • Welcome back from Spring Break
  • Student Cloud - Learning Cont...
  • Staff participate in a day of professional development and planning to prepare for the continuation of our Cloud Learning Initiative
  • Teachers will not be available to students via technology today
  • Check off the daily Google form for attendance, complete the activities/assignments in Google classroom
  • 11AM - 1PM Roosevelt Elementary will serve as a Meal Service Site/Curbside Pick - Up
  • Two Days of Meals: One cooked hot lunch, one uncooked lunch (with heating instructions) and two breakfasts
  • Breakfast Choice: Assorted Breakfast Items, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choice: Chicken Sandwich, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk


TUESDAY, APRIL 7

  • LET'S STAY CONNECTED AND SHOW OUR SCHOOL SPIRIT...SUPER HERO DAY!
  • Staff will be back online at 9AM
  • Breakfast Choice: Bagel & Cream Cheese, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choice: Bosco Sticks, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

  • LET'S STAY CONNECTED AND SHOW OUR SCHOOL SPIRIT...JERSEY DAY!
  • 11AM - 1PM Roosevelt Elementary will serve as a Meal Service Site/Curbside Pick - Up
  • Two Days of Meals: One cooked hot lunch, one uncooked lunch (with heating instructions) and two breakfasts
  • Breakfast Choice: Yogurt & Crackers, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choices: Hot Dog & Chips, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk


THURSDAY, APRIL 9

  • LET'S STAY CONNECTED AND SHOW OUR SCHOOL SPIRIT...PAJAMA DAY!
  • Breakfast Choice: Pancakes, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choice: Popcorn Chicken, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk


FRIDAY, APRIL 10

  • No School
  • 11AM - 1PM Roosevelt Elementary will serve as a Meal Service Site/Curbside Pick - Up
  • Three Days of Meals: One cooked hot lunch, two uncooked lunches (with heating instructions) and three breakfasts
  • Breakfast Choice: Assorted Breakfast Items, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choices: Big Daddy's Pizza, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk


SATURDAY, APRIL 11

  • Breakfast Choice: Muffin & Crackers, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choices: Mini Corn Dogs, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk


SUNDAY, APRIL 12

  • Breakfast Choice: Assorted Breakfast Items, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choices: Hamburger, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk


Planning ahead...

MONDAY, APRIL 13

  • Student Cloud - Learning Cont...
  • Staff will be back online at 9AM
  • LET'S STAY CONNECTED AND SHOW OUR SCHOOL SPIRIT CONT...

A NOTE FROM PRINCIPAL SCRIVO

As I am sure you are now aware, Governor Whitmer issued an Executive Order yesterday with the directive for K-12 public school buildings to close for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. This order extends our current school building closure from now through June 2020.


This is a disappointment to many of our students, staff and families, but we must do what is best to protect the safety of everyone in our community during these uncertain times.


I know that many of you have questions regarding how this will impact our scheduled events and Cloud learning for the remainder of the school year. I do not have all the answers for you right now, but I will try and answer as many as I can.


Parents please join us for our first Scotch Virtual Connect. There will be two opportunities for parents to participate. The date and times for both meetings are listed below and the Zoom links will follow in an email to parent/s next week.


  • Friday, April 17th at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Friday, April 17th at 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Save the dat and I hope to see you on Friday, April 17, 2020.


SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE: By Josh from SmartSocial.com

We want to help you to prevent screen time addiction, depression, and other digital dangers during this difficult time. So the SmartSocial.com team reached out to experts for their best digital safety tips for parents during this pandemic. Read what they have to say here.

Scotch Elementary School 2019 - 2020 School Improvement Goals:

  • 60% of students will demonstrate growth in reading and math based on NWEA MAP by June 16, 2020.

  • 60% of students will meet or exceed their projected growth goal on the NWEA MAP assessment in reading and math by June 16, 2020.

  • 90% of students will be proficient in informational writing.

SCOTCH ELEMENTARY VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK/MONTH

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TAKE A LOOK AT OUR SCOTCH CLOUD LEARNERS AT HOME!

CLOUD LEARNERS AT HOME!

If you would like to share a picture of your Cloud learner, please email elizabeth.bain@wbsd.org

*SCOTCH PTO EVENTS/UPDATES*

5TH GRADE LITTLE CAESAR FUNDRAISER UPDATE

Due to Governor Whitmer's recent announcement regarding the cancellation of in-person school for the duration of the school year, the decision has been made to cancel the Little Caesar's Pizza Kit orders.


Online Orders: Little Caesars will facilitate refunds for online orders. The credit card used for the original order is the one that will receive the credit (refund). The refunds could take up to 2-3 business days to be processed.


Manual Orders:The Scotch PTO will issue checks for the manual orders. Each check will be made payable to the parent/guardian name that was listed on the order form. Checks will be mailed to the student's address listed in Powerschool. If this information is not correct, please contact Kelly Robrahn, PTO Treasurer, at robrahnfam@gmail.com with the correct contact information by Wednesday, April 8th.


After the parent/guardian receives their credit card refund or deposits their refund check, we ask that they reimburse their individual Pizza Kit buyers, whether by Venmo, PayPal, check, cash, etc. Included with the mailed check will be a copy of the associated manual order form, which includes buyer names and sales $.


Please contact Stephanie Schepper (schepper79@yahoo.com) or Kelly Robrahn (robrahnfam@gmail.com) with any questions. Thanks for your patience & understanding.

West Bloomfield School District and COVID 19

CLOUD LEARNING UPDATE

To comply with the regulations established by the Zoom Corporation, we are asking parents to give consent for their child to use Zoom as part of our Cloud Learning Initiative. Our educators have been given clear guidelines about how Zoom conferencing must be used, including always having multiple students in a conference call, using the record feature as needed and to encourage parent supervision. We have found this tool to be very useful and user-friendly for our students and families.

Please complete the form linked here if you DO NOT want your child to use Zoom during our Cloud Learning Initiative. This form is OPT OUT only! Please direct any questions you may have regarding Zoom or our Cloud Learning Initiative to Deanna Barash, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, deanna.barash@wbsd.org.

NETIQUTTE

When anyone engages online, it's essential that everyone behaves appropriately. West Bloomfield students and staff must comply with the Student Code of Conduct and Staff Handbook when it comes to communicating online. As a quick reminder, when you're online, be sure to:

  • Use respectful behavior and language.
  • Stick to appropriate topic discussions.
  • Send only appropriate video transmissions.
  • Use only appropriate icon, emoji, and avatar submissions.
  • Wear school appropriate clothing if you are attending meetings via video.
  • Be honest and do not plagiarize or copy others’ work -- in other words, use academic integrity.
  • Not falsify information about yourself or impersonate others online.

When everyone remembers to act kindly, show consideration for others, and treat one another online as you wish to be treated in person, we'll all be able to focus on learning.

XFINITY FREE SERVICE

Xfinity is providing FREE service for qualifying families for 60 days.

MEALS FOR CLOUD LEARNERS

We are committed to providing access to the nutrition West Bloomfield students need during their education outside the traditional classroom.

  • Meals are FREE to students.
  • Meals are available to anybody 18 years old or younger.
  • Meals are available to anybody up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a state or local public educational agency.

  • Preorders are REQUIRED
  • Students do NOT have to be present claim their meal. Parents or sibling may pick up meals for all children in the household.
  • Meals should be consumed right away or properly refrigerated to maintain food safety.

Contact the food service department at (248) 865-6732 for more information.

AUDIBLE STORIES FOR FREE

For as long as schools are closed, Audible Stories from Amazon is offering free streaming. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.


All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It's that easy. Start Listening below.

PROUD PARENT MOMENT

If you would like to share a special moment regarding your student, please email elizabeth.bain@wbsd.org

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