Family Newsletter

11/1/20

In the Know...

Hello everyone-


We had a great week back in-person with virtual Fridays. We continue to settle into our new safety routines and procedures, and adjust to our new normal. The safety of our students and staff remains paramount and we need your help with this. All families should be reviewing the Student Symptom Decision Tree before coming to school everyday. Students who are sick, displaying COVID-19 symptoms, or who have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 should stay home.


In minimizing transition and to assist in contact tracing, please contact our Nurses, Mrs. Stowers or Mrs. Garland, if you or someone in your home has tested positive for COVID 19, have symptoms or has had close contact with a person with COVID-19.


In order to fully communicate with the KSD Community, the District will maintain the COVID-19 Dashboard. The dashboard contains building-specific and district-wide COVID statistics. No personally identifiable information is shared in this dashboard. To view the dashboard, please visit kirkwoodschools.org/CovidDashboard. Additionally the Kirkwood School District has developed the graphic below to clarify "what to do if..." scenarios. Please contact your medical provider with questions.


Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, ideas, or if we can provide support in any way. Thank you for your partnership in keeping the Robinson community safe.


Take Care-

Angeline

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REMINDER: NO SCHOOL TUESDAY (11/3) due to the election.

Change in Dismissal and Student Pick Up Times

If you are changing how your child is getting home, you need to notify the teacher and the office by 2:00 pm. If you are picking up your child before dismissal, you must pick up by 2:45.
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NO Parent Volunteers or Visitors Allowed in the building

We appreciate our parents and volunteers and know that you want to help out our staff. Unfortunately, we can't allow any visitors or volunteers in the building at this time. You are welcome to help your teacher in the OLC. Thanks for your support!
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Veteran's Day- November 11th- Veteran's Parade at 2:00 pm

Robinson will have a scaled back Veteran's Day celebration due to Covid-19 Health & Safety Restrictions and Precautions.


We would like to invite all Veterans in our community to drive through Robinson so that we can wave and celebrate them. We are asking that cars line up at 1:45 pm, with their veterans in them at Meramec Community College's parking lot (map coming next week). We will have police officers directing traffic to allow the parade to pull across into our lot. Cars will drive through our back parking lot and then pull back out and make a right on Couch to exit.


Our art classes are making signs to decorate our front yard area and celebrate our Veterans. Our students will be making cards to honor our Veterans during class time or indoor recess. We will put the cards in ziplock baggies next week so they will be sanitized well in advance of the parade. Veterans will be given a card as they exit our driveway, we will also deliver cards to our Veterans at Aberdeen. Students will line the parade route while staying socially distant and having masks on. Our KSD At Home Learning Students can still make cards and drop them by Robinson, or call the office and I can come pick them up. Also, our At Home students can line the right sidewalk on Couch past our driveway and stand there with a parent to wave and participate in the parade. We have ordered little flags for students to hold or they can make a poster to hold as they line the route. This sidewalk space will keep our At Home students from comingling with our in person students while still allowing them to participate safely and stay connected to this Robinson tradition of honoring our Veterans.


Please click this link to RSVP how many cars you will have participating in the parade. We encourage families with a Veteran who will be riding in the parade to make a poster identifying which branch of armed service they served with and put this in the window of the vehicle. We are excited to honor all Veterans in our community even if they do not have a family member at Robinson.

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PTO Information

Coats for Kids

Kids grow so fast and winter gear can get expensive. If you need winter gear for your children, please complete this form.

Coats for Kids


Families Helping Families

All funds raised will cover our annual initiatives which include the monthly food pantry, kids winter gear and essentials.

www.therobinsonshop.com


Get Involved

Want to be involved at Robinson? Plenty of opportunities that can fit everyone's schedules!

Robinson PTO Volunteer SignUp


PTO Fundraising

SO much looks different this year, including our fundraising. But there are still awesome ways to support our school and the families that make us great! Please visit https://www.kirkwoodschools.org/Page/9721 to learn more. We are so grateful for your continued support.

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Bus Information for Parents

Parents are calling the office when they have questions regarding if a bus is early, late, or their child missed the bus. We don't have bus information in our office. Please download and use the parent app for bus transportation to know where your child's bus is at all times.
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Turkey Day Apparel

The Class of 2023 is excited to present the 2020 Turkey Day t-shirt now available for purchase for Kirkwood community. Obviously this year is a unique year, but we still wanted to celebrate the tradition and rivalry of the Turkey Day Game. All online orders need to be placed by Friday, November 6th at noon. Please order via this link if you are interested.
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Report Cards

This year has obviously been like none other, as we’ve started our year online and are now supporting students both online and in classrooms. Given the circumstances, KSD has decided to use a mastery-based report to provide families with feedback about K-5 student learning. This replaces the 1-2-3-4 rubric used previously for report cards. We will use this process for the entire school year, regardless of the instructional model used at any given time.


Our report card for this year will include two parts:

  • A report noting student performance on grade level priority standards for math, English/language arts, science, social studies, and social-emotional learning. These priority standards reflect essential learning that has endurance over time and/or can be leveraged to enhance learning in the future. Our priority standards reflect the most essential skills and understandings we believe all Kirkwood students should master by the end of a grade level. Special area teachers will provide feedback at the end of quarters two and four.

  • Narrative teacher comments that provide additional information about student learning and feedback specific to performance in these areas. Narrative comments often provide parents with the most valuable insights specific to your child, in support of reports that note progress toward identified standards.


Students may receive one of the following marks for each priority standard that has been taught.

  • Met - Skills noted in this standard were observed independently during the first quarter, either via student work or online conferences.

  • Developing - Skills noted in this standard were not yet mastered independently, either via student work or online conferences.

  • Not Observed - There has not yet been ample opportunity to observe use of skills noted in this standard. Not Observed does not necessarily mean a student has not mastered a skill, only that evidence of mastery was not collected.


Our goal is for all students to master skills noted in our priority standards by the end of the school year. Because these are year-long expectations, many standards were not taught during the first quarter. Any standard that has not yet been taught will be left blank at this time.

Additional information can be found on our KSD website, including sample report cards, information about priority standards, and lists of standards that were likely addressed through first quarter instruction. We encourage families to review these resources at kirkwoodschools.org/prioritystandards.


Report cards are now available to our K-5 parents via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Once you are logged into Infinite Campus, click on the menu bars (top left), then Documents, then the report you want to review.


Please complete this form if you need to create an Infinite Campus parent account or recover your username/password for an existing account. For other questions or issues with Infinite Campus please contact icportal@kirkwoodschools.org.

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Art Opportunity

Hello Parents

Square 1 Art is excited to partner with your child's school to celebrate creativity and raise funds for the school! The Square 1 Art art project provides you the opportunity to purchase keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art! Every order will profit your school.

Our Virtual Art Project will keep your child creative at home with 3 Easy Steps:


1. Create Art

• Lesson Plan: Use one from your teacher or use one of ours.

• Art Dimensions: At least 8 in X 8 in. Use Our Art Paper

• Get the Best Results: View our Art Do's & Dont's

Download Art Paper



2. Photograph & Upload your Art to Square1Art.com

• Go Outside Natural light is best and avoid shadows.

• Be Directly Overhead Get the best photo possible.

• Edit & Crop Make your art perfect

Art Upload is due 11/9/2020

Upload Your Art



3. Shop for Keepsakes

• Remember, every order profits your school.



Parent's Portal

Your One-Stop Shop for everything you need for your project including instructional videos, printable lessons and helpful links.

Go to the Parent's Portal


Artfully yours,

Stephanie Coplan
Account Manager
(888) 332-3294 X282

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Curbside Checkout

Curbside Pick Up

The hours have changed slightly and curbside will be available from 9AM-7PM every Friday in the OLC. The process will be the same as it has been. Please use this link to request books via a Google form or have your child log in to Destiny Discover to request specific titles by placing them on Hold. Please email kristin.davis@kirkwoodschools.org with any questions. Thank you!