The Eagle View Update
Friday, October 1, 2021
October 1, 2021
Dear Eagle View Families,
Thank you for your support and partnership making Eagle View a positive environment for kids and learning. As I reflect upon this first month I want to express my gratitude for the students, staff and families that are part of our EV family.
The procedures and daily activities of your child’s classroom should be familiar and comfortable to them by this time in the school year. If your child is still experiencing anxiety or any type of concerns, please contact your child’s teacher, Eileen Nelson, EV social worker, or Lisa Loven, Student Support Interventionist. We will be happy to visit with you on the phone or to schedule a meeting to talk together regarding ideas to help your child or the situation.
Thank you for your continued communication about your child’s health, keeping them home when sick and when they are out of the classroom. We have seen an increase in sickness and positive COVID cases over the past few weeks. In our continued commitment to ensuring a safe learning experience classrooms are distancing as much as possible, procedures for buses changed to having students line-up outside and parent pick-up adjusted to having students remain in their classroom to watch the tracker. In addition to those changes, starting yesterday, the EV staff (along with all PLS staff) are masking until October 13 as we continue to monitor and mitigate this school year.
We will continue to communicate via messenger, it’s important to read emails you receive from the district, school and classroom teachers for the most current information.
Fall conferences are scheduled for November 9 and 11, 2021 from 3:30pm - 7:00pm. Teachers will be scheduling using Sign-up Genius in mid-October. Wishing you each a fall season filled with; good books to read, warm fires and memories to treasure.
Together in Education,
Melissa Hesch, EV Elementary Principal
Patriot Pride ~
Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe!
The first PBIS assembly of the year was on September 10. It was great to gather as a school outside around the flagpole.
The PBIS team and other staff helpers added some fun colorful activities to the playground this past week..
The Eagle View Update is a bi-weekly e-newsletter sent to all Eagle View Families with email addresses on file. It contains information pertinent to the school, the students, as well as parents. Please take time to read over each edition of The Eagle View Update. Thank you!
Pequot Lakes Homecoming week is October 4-8, 2021!
K-4th END OF DAY DISMISSAL CALLS DUE NO LATER THAN 1:00pm to (218) 562-6100.
From the Safe Learning Plan:
Health Screening Process: If you're sick, stay home. All people entering Pequot Lakes facilities are expected to perform a self-health screening prior to entering the building (Screening for elementary children must be completed by a caregiver or guardian). If your child is exhibiting any illness, keep them home until symptoms resolve. In accordance with MDH guidelines, people exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should stay home and receive a COVID-19 test.
Stay Home When Sick - The best COVID-19 mitigation strategy for all students and
staff is to stay home when sick. Families are encouraged to contact the school nurse with any questions (MS/HS: 218-568-9207, Eagle View: 218-562-6105). Here is the MDH symptom guidance:
More common symptoms of COVID-19: fever greater than or equal to 100.4℉, new onset and/or worsening cough, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell. Students and staff should stay home and contract their healthcare provider for a COVID-19 test and/or alternative diagnosis if a more common symptom exists.
Less common symptoms of COVID-19: sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, excessive fatigue, new onset of severe headache, new onset of nasal congestion or runny nose. Students and staff should stay home and wait 24-hours to see if the symptom has improved. If two less common symptoms exist, please contact a healthcare provider.
Communication: Families are EXPECTED for the well being of all students and staff to report positive COVID-19 test results to the school nurse. All positive cases of COVID-19 will be reported to MDH as required. Families of the program (elementary, MS, HS, Kid Konnection, athletics, etc.) will be notified of a positive COVID-19 case.
Contact Tracing: Students and staff will be notified of a potential exposure/close contact in accordance with MDH guidelines.
Isolation For Positive Test Result: People who test positive for COVID-19 must stay at home until all three of these things are true:
They feel better. Their cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms are better; and,
It has been 10 days since they first felt sick or tested positive; and,
They have had no fever for at least 24 hours, without using medicine that lowers fever.
Exposure At-School: In the event of exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, Pequot Lakes will encourage appropriate quarantine length according to the current MDH requirements.
Household Contacts: Please contact your child’s school nurse for quarantine guidance if a household member tests positive for COVID-19.
Eagle View Nature Center News
October 1, 2021
Observing and Questioning
The new Minnesota Science Standards for elementary students includes these words:
Students will be able to ask questions about aspects of the phenomena they observe, the conclusions they draw from their models or scientific investigations, each other's ideas, and the information they read.
When we really break that down, we are teaching our students how to observe closely, ask questions, come up with ideas about what they are seeing and share with others. There is no better place to do that than outdoors, especially in the fall in Minnesota!
It feels like we have a huge Science laboratory right out our back door that is just waiting to be explored. This lab is ever changing, so we are always finding new things to look closely at and learn from. Over the past couple of weeks, classes have been learning about honeybees and the work they do. Jon Stachour brought in a bee observation hive so we could see the bees in action. We found a snake skin, then a real snake. We found a walking stick insect. We’ve identified pollen on flowers in the gardens by looking through hand lenses. We have studied the differences and similarities of the leaves that are falling from the trees. With each new discovery we are asking more and more questions. It has been fun to watch the students get excited about looking closely at the outdoor world!
Eagle View Elementary School
24-HOUR ATTENDANCE LINE
This is for Kindergarten for 4th grade students only.
When leaving an attendance message regarding your student's absence, please leave your student's first and last name, their teacher's name and grade, your name and telephone number, and information about your student's absence.
DO NOT CONTACT TEACHERS TO REPORT YOUR ELEMENTARY STUDENT'S ABSENCE.
ATTENDANCE CALLS OR EMAILS MUST GO TO THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE AT
218-562-6110 OR firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAGLE VIEW OFFICE HOURS WHEN SCHOOL IS IN SESSION:
- Monday through Friday, 7:15am-3:45pm. Closed for holidays and season breaks.
MEA BREAK ~ NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
IMPORTANT PARENT DROP-OFF & PARENT PICK-UP REMINDERS:
PARENT PICK-UP TAGS/NUMBERS:
Please attach your student's Parent Pick-Up number to their backpack, even if you don't foresee using it. That is your family's number and will not change during the current school year.
PARENT DROP-OFF TIMES:
STUDENTS MAY NOT BE DROPPED OFF BEFORE 7:50am, AND SHOULD REMAIN IN PARENTS' VEHICLES UNTIL PARENT DROP-OFF STAFF IS OUTSIDE AND HAVE SIGNALED IT'S TIME TO RELEASE STUDENTS FROM VEHICLES.
Families with the last names A-L should drop off between 7:50-8:00am.
Families with the last names M-Z should drop off between 8:00-8:10am.
PARENT PICK-UP TIMES:
Parent Pick Up families with last names A-L are assigned the pick up time of 2:55-3:05pm
Families with the last names M-Z are assigned the pick up time of 3:05-3:15pm.
Please arrive for your assigned time based on your student's last name. Thank you.
If you plan on picking a student up early, we suggest it happen prior to 2:30pm. After 2:30pm, the Parent Pick-Up line makes it very difficult for you to get in and get out with your student in a timely manner. Please plan on any early pick-ups happening PRIOR to 2:30pm.
When you arrive to pick your student up early, please remain parked in the circle and call the EV office at 218-562-6100. We will then send your student(s) out to your vehicle.
Binax-NOW Covid-19 Self Test for ISD #186 students
How to get your student's BinaxNow - OTC COVID-19 test if you have not done so already:
Contact the Eagle View office at 218-562-6100, and provide each of your ISD #186 ENROLLED students' first and last names, and their teacher's name. We will label those for the student(s) and the teacher will send them home the next day with your student(s).
Description of the test:
BinaxNOW Over-the-Counter (OTC) At-Home test is a rapid antigen COVID-19 test recommended for symptomatic people that uses a nasal swab. Results are available within 15 minutes of processing. There is one box for each student, and each box contains two rapid tests.
The self-test is recommended for children as young as two years old when samples are collected by an adult, and for all people 15 and older if they are collecting the sample by themselves. Directions to take the test can be found at: https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/diagnostics-testing/BinaxNOW-what-you-need-to-know.html
What to do with the results:
When there is a positive test result, families should notify your child’s health office and follow MDH guidance and isolate for 10 days. A positive test is considered to be a positive case of COVID-19. When there is a negative test result, a confirmatory lab-based COVID-19 test is highly recommended if the student is experiencing symptoms.