Wings To Soar

May 2023


Many activities are going on over the next several weeks, but most importantly, we are still conducting classes through the end of the day on May 25th. Please check in at the office if you are volunteering during one of these events. The school will not be open for spectators during these events. For safety reasons and to keep in line with school corporation guidelines, we ask that volunteers not return to the classrooms or the playground area (for all grades Kdg. - 5) after the conclusion of the events. The students will be released in the usual manner each day. All changes in transportation must go through the office. Calls should not be made at the school on the day of the event to ask permission for a student to go home with another student. These arrangements should be made before the school day. We need to have this information from the parent/guardian of both students. This is for the safety and protection of students and teachers, one of our primary concerns here at Cortland Elementary.

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Mrs. Montgomery would like to remind everyone with medication, inhalers, or epi-pens in the clinic that they must be picked up by Thursday, May 25th, @ 3:00 p.m. Any medicines that

are not picked up will be appropriately disposed of. Thanks for your support!

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All students must turn in their Chromebook, case, and charger to their classroom.

Teacher by Wednesday, May 24. Please make sure you have all items ready to

turn in on time. Starting Monday, May 22nd, students will not be bringing Chromebooks home. Thank you for being so cooperative!

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The Cortland Elementary back-to-school supply kit program is back, and kits are now available to order!

Go to now and enter our unique School Code, 549921. Enter your student’s name and NEXT YEAR’S grade level (to label the kit properly) to add the kit to your shopping cart. Select any optional student accessories you’d like, such as backpacks, headphones, lunch bags, water bottles, and food jars, and then proceed to secure checkout. It is extremely simple and convenient!

The process takes less than 2 minutes; you can do it on your phone or at home. Your student’s supply kit and any optional accessories you ordered will be individually labeled and delivered directly to the school before the start of the new school year.

Why order a back-to-school supply kit for your student? Here are some of the top reasons:

- The kit provides the specific items your student’s teachers requested on the official school supply list.

- The kit includes high-quality supplies that help students and teachers succeed in the classroom, including products from trusted brands such as Avery, Crayola, Elmer’s, Expo, Fiskars, Kleenex, Paper Mate, Sharpie, Sterilite, Ticonderoga, Ziploc.

- Kits are very convenient. You can complete your back-to-school supply list shopping for one or more students on your phone or computer in just a couple of minutes.

- Kits are affordable compared to other shopping options (with no additional shipping fees, etc., added to the all-inclusive prices listed below), even if you don’t factor in the time and travel costs required to track down these items on your own. Here are our kit prices by NEXT YEAR’S grade level:

Grade K: $61

Grade 1: $51

Grade 2: $53

Grade 3: $35

Grade 4: $60

Thanks so much for supporting our students and teachers! We look forward to seeing you and your student next year!

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Proper Dress Habits


This is a friendly reminder about the dress code for the last few weeks of school...

Shoes - No flip flops - must have an enclosed toe and a strap across the heel.

Shirts: Bare midsections, tube tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps, and baggy or alternative-style dress is not permitted.

Shorts: Bicycle shorts or tight-fitting shorts may not be worn. The principal and staff’s guideline for length is to have the student stand with their arms hanging limp at their sides. The shorts are appropriate if they can touch the hem of their shorts without curling their fingers back toward their wrist.

These policies are in place for the safety of our students.

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Please note that all dates are subject to change (except for testing date windows). All school events may have restrictions and guidelines. As these dates come closer, we will provide more information on them as soon as possible. For this information, please watch your Cortland Eagle Express Weekly Reminder and Wings to Soar Newsletter.
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Check Email on Fridays

The Cortland Eagle Express, sent out on Fridays, is where you will get weekly updates on things happening at the school, special dress-up days, PTO news, reminders when there is a day that we will not be in school. Information on Seymour High School summer camps, sign-ups for activities after school and during the summer.
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PLEASE HELP US ---Make dismissal safe and smooth.

1. Keep the way your child goes home the same every day unless there is an urgent reason.

2. If you must change the way your child(ren) goes home, a written note, email, or call to the

office is best. We will take phone call changes until 2:00. Changes after this time will not be given to the teacher until after 3:10 unless it is an emergency so that instructional time is not disrupted.

3. Do not pick up your child early unless it is an emergency. If you must pick up your child(ren) early please send a note in the A.M. asking for the teacher to send them to the office at a specific time.

4. Make sure whoever is picking up your child has a pick-up number hanging visibly from their rearview mirror.

If you pick your child(ren) up before 3:10 it will be noted on attendance.

The earlier the better in regards to such calls or you can send an email to the office (Just a reminder that teachers are in the classroom teaching and may not be able to get your email until after students have been released at the end of the day. So please do not send teachers change of transportation information)

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School attendance is very important.

One of the key things for you to know is that you will need to call in every time your child is out of school. If the office does not receive a call, note, or email your child's absence will be marked as unexcused. We do worry about the kids when they are not in school.

If your child is out sick and visited the doctor, is late or absent because of an appointment, please send in, email, or fax the doctor’s note to the office, so that we have the note on file stating when the child can return. Plus, we can mark the absence accordingly. If a doctor's slip is not turned in these will be marked as Parental Excused absences.

Absences caused by family trips, vacations, and special circumstances require the submission of a Pre-arranged Absence Form prior to the absence. If a pre-arranged absence form is not filled out before the absence, these will be marked as Parental Excused absences.

If you have questions about the policy, please feel free to contact me. Cortland phone # 812-522-7483 Cortland Fax # 812-522-6164

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Cafeteria Payment and Menu links

Below are the amounts your child will need in their meal account if they eat every day at school during May if they eat school lunch or lunch & breakfast all month. Reminder all meal accounts should be prepaid.

This does not include if your child gets extras or any current negative balance.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the office.

You can check to see your child's account balance. All you need is the student ID number.

Cortland menu -

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Cortland School doors will be locked at all times

Parents and guests are required to use the front access system at the front entry to the school. The intercom is located just to the left as you stand in front of the entry door. For safety and security reasons, the staff will not admit any unidentified persons. Parents or other caregivers dropping off/picking up children will be expected to enter and exit by the front entry doors only, and to state their full name clearly, as well as the name of any other person in their company, who you are here to see and the reason for your visit. Please do not admit anyone who has not identified themselves or who are not in your company.

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Seymour Community School Corporation is committed to the safety of our students and staff. Our continued partnership with Seymour Police Department allows for the presence of 3 School Resource Officers at our school sites. School Resource Officers are at all school sites at various times during the school day and school events. The School Resource Officers provide campus security and educational opportunities for our students and staff.
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