Hope Valley School WEEKLY UPDATE

Friday, October 2, 2020

Chariho is looking for substitutes

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Calendar of Events

October 2020

10/5 - PTO Meeting at 6:30pm (Virtual) - our annual Halloween event will be discussed

10/5 - SIT Meeting at 4:00 pm (Virtual) - agenda is on the school webpage

10/12 - Columbus Day - No School

10/19 - Virtual Learning for All - State Professional Development Day for all staff

10/19 - SIT Meeting (Virtual)

10/23 - Mid-Trimester Report Cards are Issued


November 2020

11/3 - Election Day - No School

11/5 - School Picture Day (more Information to be coming home soon)

11/9 - PTO Meeting at 6:30pm (Virtual)

11/11 - Veteran's Day - No School

11/16 - Virtual Learning for All - State Professional Development Day for all staff

1125-11/27 - Thanksgiving Break

PTO Meeting (Virtual) > 10/5/2020

Monday, Oct. 5th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Please click on the link to join the PTO meeting a few minutes before 6:30. You will first be placed in a waiting room, so please be sure your name is listed with your video feed. If I do not recognize the name, I will not let people in. To change your name, you can click on the 3 little dots in the top right corner of your video and click on "rename."

Message from Mr. G

Week 3 is in the books and it was another very good week in school and at distance learning. A few important updates:


  1. Most families are doing a great job completing the daily attestation self-check. We have some that are forgetting to complete this form. Here is a suggestion: copy the link and add it to the calendar in your phone as a daily recurring event. This can also be found on our website. See the information directly below.
  2. Arrival and dismissal has been going very well. We have a lot of families dropping off in the morning and picking up in the afternoon. As a reminder, the drop off is between 8:25-8:35. Pick up starts at 3:15. Pre-school pick-up starts at 3:00, so I am asking my K-4 families to not get to school too early.
  3. Lunch and recess is also going well. There are 4 classes outside at a time but each class has separate locations. Each class has their own staff member which has been working very well.

DAILY SELF-CHECK TIP

Parents and Guardians: As a reminder you must use the parent account for the daily self-check. Click Here for more details. You can now find the link for the daily self-check on the Hope Valley School website.


As a reminder, all in person learners must have a daily check completed every day prior to leaving the house. Any student who is distance learning but receives services at school will also need the daily self-check completed.

Online Parent Support/Open Forum

I received this information from a colleague and friend at URI. She will provide general support to parents who are parenting children in the early childhood years. We will answer questions, offer resources, suggest guidance and discipline strategies, bring up topics, summarize competing opinions, discuss COVID-19 regulations, etc. Please click on the attached for more information and scheduled meeting dates.

Host: Phyllis Penhallow, MS, Certified Family Life Educator, University of Rhode Island

Parent support_open forum.docx

Information for Families

Some important information for families:



  • PLEASE BE SURE YOUR CHILD'S DEVICE IS COMING INTO SCHOOL CHARGED EACH AND EVERY DAY.


  • Some parents are requesting that their child transition to distance learning for a day when things are busy, such as when their child has medical appointments. Teachers will only be transitioning students when they 1) have possible Covid Symptoms, 2) are in covid related quarantine, or 3) have approval from the Principal. If your child is home with covid symptoms, it is your choice whether they participate from home. Keep in mind that we want them to feel better and they will have very limited items at home. Please communicate your decision with your child's teacher. If your child has a medical appointment, we ask that they still come to school and leave for their scheduled appointment. They are also encouraged to return to school after the appointment so they miss less instruction in the classroom.

  • Please ensure your child has a water bottle with them every day. Remember, the water bubblers are inactive, so it is important that students have water bottles.


  • If your child has inexpensive headphones or ear buds, please have him/her bring them to school. Please do not have them bring in expensive ones in case they get misplaced or lost.

  • As the weather gets cooler, please be sure to dress your child in layers. Please remember that windows will be open for fresh air. Also, PE will likely be outdoors unless inclement weather and teachers will continue to bring students outdoors. Lastly, buses will have windows open to circulate the air all year long. So, dressing appropriately will be important to keep your child comfortable.

  • As a reminder, student masks must meet the CDC guidelines. It is a good idea if students have a back-up mask in their back pack just in case.

REMINDER: Our entire school is Peanut & Tree Nut free

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE ENTIRE SCHOOL IS PEANUT-FREE AND TREE NUT FREE. PARENTS MUST ENSURE THAT ANY SNACK AND LUNCH NOT CONTAIN PEANUTS OR TREE NUTS. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT PRODUCTS MADE IN A FACILITY THAT CONTAINS PEANUTS AND TREE NUTS MAY NOT BE EATEN AT SCHOOL. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF THIS AS WE HAVE MULTIPLE CHILDREN WITH SEVERE ALLERGIES TO BOTH. IN GRADE 4, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT SESAME NOT BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL AS WELL.

2020-2021 School Calendar

Click the link for the most up to date school calendar or download the calendar directly below. Link to the 2020-21 School Calendar.

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About Hope Valley Elementary School

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Hope Valley Elementary School is to work in partnership with our colleagues, students and families. We are committed to creating a learning environment where children are expected to achieve their full potential.