Scott City Elementary School
Fridge Notes October 2021
410 E. 8th Street
Office Phone: 620-872-7660
Principal: Dr. Shawn Roberts
Secretary: Icy Butler
October 7-Picture Day
October 8- Fire Trucks @ 10:00
October 9-Saturday SCORE, Nutrition & Cooking
October 11-No School Teacher In-service
October 13-Site Council @ SCMS 7:00 PM
October 15-PreK-2 Bellwether Barn
End of First Quarter
October-19-Beaver Backers meeting 4:00 PM
October 9-Saturday SCORE, Nutrition & Cooking
October-25, 26, 27, 28 Parent-Teacher Conference by appointment
October 28-Halloween Parade (8:20 AM) and Parties (individually scheduled by teacher)
Kindergarten perform at Parklane @ 10:00 am
Boo Bash PreK-5 grade @ SCMS
October 29-No School
Halloween at SCES
Students should come to school with their costumes on. We will start our Halloween Parade at 8:20. We will walk to First National Bank and Security State Bank and then back to the school. Classroom parties will be scheduled by individual teachers.
Students are not permitted to bring knives, guns, or any type of facsimile of a weapon that may be part of a Halloween costume.
Fire Safety month
October is Fire Safety Month
The following tips come from PBS Kids and the United States Fire Administration Kids Page
- Don't touch matches. Stay away from lighters and candles, too.
- Don't touch radiators or heaters. Ask a grown-up to turn a heater on or off for you. Don't stand too close to a fireplace or wood stove, either.
- Don't play with electrical cords. And don't stick anything into an electrical socket.
- Don't play around in the kitchen. If you want to cook something, be sure to check with a grown-up first.
- Don't put anything over a lamp. Things thrown over a lamp (like blankets or clothing) could catch fire.
If there is a fire:
- Make an escape plan. Work with your family to plan how to get out of your home if there is a fire.
- Plan two ways out of every room. The first way out should be a door.
- Choose a meeting place. Pick a safe and easy-to-remember spot outside your home where you will meet your family after you get out.
- Practice! Every escape path needs to be planned and practiced with grown-ups.
- Test smoke alarms. Help grown-ups remember to test smoke alarms monthly and to put in new batteries twice a year when the clocks change.
- Get out fast! When you hear the loud beep of the smoke alarm, get out of the house. Never hide or take time to grab your belongings or pets.
- Follow your escape plan. After all, you've been practicing!
- Feel a door before you open it. If it is hot, there may be fire on the other side. Try to get out another way.
- Stay low to the floor. Since smoke rises, the safest air for breathing is down low.
- Call 9-1-1 or the fire department. Be sure to do this after you get out of the house. Remember: Only call 9-1-1 if there is a real emergency.
- Stay out! Once you're out, stay out. Don't go back for anything!
And Remember...Stop, Drop and Roll. If your clothing catches fire, remember to stop where you are and drop to the ground. Cover your face and mouth with your hands, and roll over and over until the flames are out.
Halloween Safety Tips
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
- Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
- Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
- Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
Trick or Treat with an Adult
- Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
Keep Costumes both Creative and Safe
- Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
- Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
- Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
- When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
Drive Extra Safely on Halloween
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
- Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
- Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
- Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
Student Handbook Update
The following policy was approved at the September BOE meeting and will be added to the student handbook:
Behavior Expectations for Parents and Patrons on District Property
Per district policy KGC-Bullying by Parents, KGD-Disruptive Acts at School or School Activities, and KGDA-Public Conduct on School Property, a climate of respect is expected for all adults visiting school facilities and property. The Board of Education and school administration have the authority to deny access to buildings, facilities, and grounds when parents or patrons are not respectful to staff, students or contracted workers, including game officials.
Parents or patrons denied access from district buildings, facilities and grounds are required to meet individually with the building principal or superintendent of schools about the prior incident before readmission is allowed. Denial of access may be up to one calendar year, depending upon the discretion of the board and administration. Appeals from any parent or patron can be made to the Board of Education.
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