Fox Tales (Weekly Update)

September 20-24

Greetings Fox Family! Here is your weekly update! This is the first FULL week of school!!! See information below in regards to the YMCA Extended Day program that begins this week.

STREET CLOSURES

Stafford Street Closure to Wreck Havoc on Arrival and Dismissal

We have been informed that Stafford Street will be closed from Park Ave. to Grayland Ave. beginning on Monday for about 2 weeks due to re-paving. We will likely have traffic issues beginning Monday Afternoon. We will have to change around arrival and dismissal procedures once we see what the closure will look like.


Please be alert and patient. This is out of our control!

YMCA/Extended Day Program

YMCA/Extended Day Program to begin on Monday, Sept 20th

For the 111 students who are registered, the YMCA Extended Day program begins on Monday. Families should have been contacted by the coordinator this weekend to verify that it is beginning. If you have questions please email the YMCA Coordinator, Jerimiah Davis directly: davisje@ymcarichmond.org. The school office has a list of who is registered as well as your teachers.


For those participating, the official dismissal time from the program is between 5:30-6:00pm. All caregivers must pick up by 6 pm, or you will be charged! To pick up your student(s), please report to the Strawberry Street door and call the YMCA site phone, 804-972-4158. Your child will be brought to you. Please be prepared to show ID, sign your child out, and of course WEAR A MASK!!!

Lit Limo At Fox and Randolph Community Center!

Fridays is the our Lit Limo day!

The Lit Limo will be at Fox on Fridays from 4:15-5:05 and at the Randolph Community center on Fridays from 5:15-5:35. Bring your family to get books and prizes!

Join the PTA!

PTA Membership only costs $10 per person--but the $$$ goes a long way to support our school!

Morning Arrival

GET TO SCHOOL ONTIME!

Please help your student to arrive to school ONTIME. Students should be in their classrooms by 7:45am every day. You may begin dropping off your students at 7:30 am to ensure that they arrive to their classroom on time! Classroom Community Circles begin at 7:45am.

WIlliam Fox Elementary

Have you looked at our school website? It has a lot of up to date information! Have you joined our PTA facebook page?

Afternoon Dismissal

DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

  • Students will be dismissed to buses/pick ups following the afternoon announcements at 2:40.
  • Staff will begin to take pick up names at 2:30 each day, however, please understand that students will not be dismissed from the classroom until following the afternoon announcements at 2:40.
  • Students MAY NOT be picked up early from the office after 2:30. Keep this in mind when scheduling appointments etc.
  • Walkers will be dismissed at the 2:50 Bell to walk home. Every student who is walking home must have WRITTEN PERMISSION that includes the address that they are walking home to prior to walking.

Emergency Sheet/Health Form/SCORE Acknowledgment/Chromebook Agreement

NEED FORMS RETURNED TO TEACHERS ASAP

Please return the 4 forms sent home in the "1st Day Envelope" to school as soon as possible. Let your child's teacher know if you need an additional sheet. The class that has every student return all 4 forms to the teacher will earn a popsicle party with Mrs. Jacobs!!! Help your child! Fill out your paperwork and return it to school!

Band, Orchestra, and Harp Recruitment

Calling all 4th and 5th graders who want to play an instrument!

On Tuesday, our 4th and 5th graders will be introduced to the Band, Orchestra, and Harps. We would LOVE for your 4th or 5th grade student to join in and learn how to play a musical instrument! Research shows that playing an instrument actually helps students perform better in school! Students will bring home information following the intro session on Tuesday. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to the Directors:


Band Director: Keondra Whindleton -kwhindl2@rvaschools.net

Orchestra Dir.: James Thomas- jthomas4@rvaschools.net

Harp Director: Kanae Foreman-knagata@rvaschools.net