October Cub Connection 2020

North Hopewell Winterstown Elementary

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher conferences for grade K-6 will be held virtually this year on the following dates:


Tuesday, November 3rd (8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, November 4th (8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.)

Thursday, November 19th (5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.)


More information will be coming regarding scheduling a conference.

Health Room

Flu Vaccine Clinic


Information was sent home in August about the upcoming influenza vaccination clinic offered by Health Hero PA in our Red Lion schools. This program is a voluntary program at school to help prevent the flu, a common disease that impacts student absenteeism. To help you keep your child well, Health Hero will be providing injectable flu vaccinations on Monday, October 5th at the Red Lion Area School District buildings. To take part in this program, please return the consent form that was sent out at the beginning of the year or contact your child's school nurse for another form to be sent home with your child(ren).


Medication Policy Reminder

Please do not send medication to school with your child. School policy states that any medication must be brought to the health room by an adult. This includes over-the-counter medications too.


Physical Forms

Reminder - All Kindergarten and 6th grade students need to submit a completed physical from, along with updated immunization records, by November 15th 2020.

Cafeteria

The nationwide waiver to allow Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option Operations has been extended through December 2020, which means that all students receive free breakfast and/or lunch through December of 2020. However, if you otherwise would qualify for free lunch, you will still need to apply for those benefits so that you continue to receive free/reduced lunch once the summer program ends in December. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2020.


Red Lion Area School District has made it faster and easier for parents to apply for Free and Reduced meals.

Simply log in to: www.schoolcafe.com

or www.compass.state.pa.us

Your application will be electronically submitted directly to the child nutrition office for processing.

Students who qualify can receive both breakfast and lunch at a free or reduced price.

District-Wide Spirit Days

Show your unity at the elementary level by participating in our monthly spirit day themes. This year's district-wide spirit day dates and themes are as follows:


October 8th - Great Outdoors

November 12th - Animated Thursday

December 10th - Silly Snowman & Cheerful Candy Cane

January 14th - Sparkle & Shine

February 11th - Valentines

March 4th - Cat in the Hat

April 8th - Flower Power

May 13th - (Dress like your future) Career Day

Transportation

There are times when we are asked if a new stop can be made. This type of request does take a minimum of two weeks to coordinate and process the information (weather permitting). Such requests would require us to go out and look at a house location to make a better determination if the request can or cannot be done. We ask if you would help us locate you easier, by ensuring that your address is clearly posted, and no less than 3 inches tall and visible from both directions and not obstructed by trees, shrubs, etc.


Please remind your student(s) that face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth while on the school bus. Proper bus stop behavior is standing at the stop, and not playing games or horsing around and not going onto or disturbing someone else's property. Also, please remind your student(s) there are several bus rules and one of them is that there is NO food or drink permitted on the school bus. There is the potential for another student to have an allergic reaction to that item.

Inclement Weather

In the event of school closing or an emergency, below is a list of radio/TV stations that will be notified regarding a change of schedule. In addition, Red Lion residents may visit the district web-page, www.rlasd.net, for current information. Our “Skylert” notification system will also be in effect during the school year. Please be sure to keep phone numbers and e-mails active with the school office.

WGAL – TV 8

WMPT-FOX 43

WHTM-TV 27

* WRVV-FM (97.3)

* BOB-FM (94.9)

* WHP-AM (580)

* KISS-FM (99.3)



WHP-TV 21

* CW-TV 15

* WSBA-AM (910)

* WARM-FM (103.3)

* WSOX-FM (96.1)

* WKZF-FM (92.7)

* WTPA-FM (92.1)

* WCAT-FM (102.3)

* WQLV-FM (98.9)



Only the three stations in bold listed above will be contacted by RLASD. The stations listed below the bold stations, indicated with an *, are associated and use the same automated systems. These * stations link and will copy the bold stations’ announcements.

Dental News

The State of Pennsylvania requires that students receive a dental exam upon::::



  • Entering school Kindergarten or First grade
  • Entering third grade
  • Entering seventh grade



You may have the dentist fill out the Family Dental Report or use the Dental Hygiene Screening Form for the school dental hygienist to complete a screening.


For either of these forms, go to RL Home page, parent tab, Nursing & Health Services, Dental...click on the forms. Once completed, return to the building nurses office.

Morning Drop Offs

In the interest of safety, it is very important that only two cars at a time are unloading to drop

off students near the mailbox in the morning. If students are let off prior to that point, then

children are walking unattended through our parking lot while cars are still moving, which is

not allowed. This line is the "fast lane" for those parents that need to drop as soon as the bell

rings and leave the school area. If you are waiting till the buses leave and want to drop at the

front of the school, please park in the parking area and wait for all buses/other vehicles to

leave upon entering the circle area. Please do not wait in the "fast lane" as you will hold up

that line for those needing to exit quickly.


In addition, please remain in the line and do not pass other cars, as this is unsafe as well. The

only place that students should be dropped off while buses are out front is near the mailbox.

Please do not pull into the handicap parking spots to drop off students. In the event of bad

weather, once all buses have unloaded, you may pull around to the front of the school and

drop students at the front door. However, this can only be after all buses have unloaded. It is

important that everyone follows these rules in order to keep all students at NHW safe.

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Picture Re-Takes

When: Friday, October 30th, 2020

Time: 9:15 am thru 10:30 am


Picture re-takes will be for those students who were absent, new to the school, or need a

picture re-take. Please see Ms. Marcules with any questions, or to make arrangements.

Picture packages must be returned before day of re-take.


Calendar of Events

OCTOBER


1 -- School Board Meeting 7:00 pm at the Education Center

5 -- Health Hero Flu Vaccine Clinic

8 -- Great Outdoors Spirit Day

12 -- No School for Students / Office is Closed

14 -- Virtual PTO Meeting 6:00 pm

15 -- Earthquake Drill Today

15 -- School Board Meeting 7:00 pm at the Education Center

23 -- Bowling After School (1st Session)

28 -- Two-hour delay, (Kindergarten modified schedule)

28 -- End of Marking Period # 1

29 -- Marking Period # 2 Begins

30 -- Fall Picture Retake Day 9:15-10:30am

30 -- Bowling After School

31 -- Halloween


NOVEMBER


1 -- Daylight Savings -- Turn clocks back one-hour

3 -- No School for Students -- Parent/Teacher Conferences (8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.)

3 -- Election Day

4 -- No School for Students -- Parent/Teacher Conferences (8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.)

6 -- Bowling After School

11 -- Veterans Day

12 -- Animated Thursday Spirit Day

13 -- Bowling After School

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