Corron Mission Statement
From the Principal
Thank you to all of the parents who viewed the teacher presentations and joined the question and answer sessions for our K-2 Curriculum Nights. Our 3-5 evening starts at 6:00 tonight. I know this format was much different than previous years, but hopefully you are able to get the information you need in order to support your child at home. Please continue to reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions regarding curriculum or classroom routines.
Parent SEL resources
This past Friday, our staff spent some time focusing on Social Emotional Learning as well as emotional well-being for adults and students. Teachers explored the virtual calming room for students that was shared with parents earlier this year. Below is a link to additional SEL resources for parents that was put together by Miss Haas, our Social Worker, and Mrs. King, our School Psychologist. These are some great resources that you can use at home with your child, so please take a look when you have a chance.
Homework for student absences
Many families have had questions regarding how learning can continue in the event that a student is out of school for an extended period of time due to Covid exposure. Joining a remote classroom is not an option, as these are existing classrooms of students just as any other class is. Providing work for absences will be handled by the classroom teacher as it has in the past. Teachers can send home online resources as well as the hands-on materials that students will need to continue their learning. Teachers will keep an open line of communication while the student is quarantined at home.
On Wednesday, we had all students in their classrooms and certified by the time the bell rang at 8:00. This made the start to our day across the building so much smoother! Thank you for your efforts to have your students certified by 7:30. This gives us time to reach out to parents who may have forgotten so that we don’t have to pull students out of class. We all have those days where nothing goes as planned, so we completely understand that sometimes parents can forget. Something that has been helpful for our staff is to set a daily reminder on their online calendars so they are prompted to complete it at the same time every day. You can also download the certification link so that it is an app on your cell phone, which makes life a little easier.
Thursday, Sep. 10
3-5 Curriculum Night 6:00-7:00 PM (see info below)
Monday, Sep. 14
School Board Meeting at Norton Creek 7:00 PM
Due to the fact that we started school later, Curriculum Nights have been moved to September 8th for K-2 and September 10th for 3-5. Our format will look quite different than in the past. Teachers will be sending out a recorded presentation before the end of the day Friday, September 4th. Along with the presentation, they will share a survey for parents to fill out with questions after they have viewed the presentation. Then on the assigned evening, teachers will hold two separate sessions (6:00 and 6:30) to address the questions that were sent in. They will be speaking specifically to their own curriculum and routines for their grade level.
Mrs. Balaskovits will also be sending out a presentation reviewing our vision and goals. If there are questions that are specific to our new procedures or expectations schoolwide, please email those to her and she can address those that are common and for the good of all families in her presentation.
Remote Curriculum Night
The dates for curriculum nights for our remote learners are September 8 for K-2 and September 10 for 3-5. Your child’s teacher will send additional information regarding curriculum nights.
From the Art Teacher
Dear Corron Families,
This week you saw the Art Back-to-School presentation which explained our safety measures. As a reminder, if you have not done so already, please provide your child with the following art supplies, if possible:
- Markers (thin and broad tip would be nice)
- Colored pencils (the more colors the better)
- Crayons (a must at all grade levels, makes coloring large areas much easier)
Most of these supplies were on grade level supply lists with the exception of crayons for the older grades. Crayons are a must! I am able to supply Sharpie Markers, large erasers, rulers, pencils, and handheld pencil sharpeners throughout the year.
Thanks for your support of Art-On-A-Cart!
From the Health Office
Please see the latest info from the IDPH Exclusion Guidline below.