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November 1, 2020

Virtual Campus Updates

Picture Day is drawing near! Our Carman students attending the Virtual Campus will have their pictures taken on Friday, November 20 from 3:00-5:00 pm at CARMAN TRAILS. If that time does not work for you, you can schedule an appointment with Inter-State on the preset dates identified by the photography company. The available dates are November 5, November 23, and December 21 by APPOINTMENT ONLY. The studio for these appointments is located at INTER-STATE STUDIO



Return to Elementary School Calendar

Please make sure you are familiar with the calendar over the next two weeks. Full time will resume on November 9.
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Picture Day for In-Person Learning

Picture Day is set for November 17 at Carman Trails. Please mark your calendars.

Trunk or Treat Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Drive Thru Trunk or Treat last Friday! It was great to see you all. Our winners were:

First Place: Frozen

Second Place: Wizard of Oz & Chick Fil A

Third Place: Jurassic Park

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

-Carman Trails PTO

Adventure Club has Openings!

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Adventure Club

Adventure Club is available this school year. Please contact our Adventure Club staff for more information. We still have space available! The phone number to the Adventure Club main office is 636-891-6644. The website is .

A Message from our Technology Department - Chromebook Screen Damage

We are receiving a number of Chromebooks back with cracked screens. This is primarily due to students closing the Chromebook while an object is on the keyboard. Please remind students to check that the keyboard is clear of objects before closing the Chromebook. Thank you so much for your assistance.

Online Book Fair

Dear Parents and Families:

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Features include:

  • Carman Trails Elementary's own online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points
  • A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair
  • Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)

Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site:

Fair Dates: Thursday, November 12, 2020 – Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Online Store:

We can't wait to "see" you at the fair!

Danielle Peterson and Ellen Woerner

Carman Trails Elementary’s Book Fair Co-Chairs

Daily Health Screening

Daily Health Screening

  • All students and staff will complete a daily health screening before coming to school. If your child has any symptoms, including known exposure to COVID-19, flu or cold symptoms, you should stay home and call your school. Medical evaluation will be required if students are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-like illnesses.

Parkway Community Health Dashboard

The Community Health Dashboard now includes the number of cases and quarantines for our students and staff in each school. The dashboard is updated daily.

Parent guide to student health

As we return to in-person learning, we want to share the procedures we will use to notify parents and staff when there is a positive case of COVID-19 at school and how you can help keep our children, staff and school communities healthy.

We have also outlined some scenarios here to help you determine what to do if your child has had contact with a symptomatic person or positive case, as well as other scenarios.

Free Meals

Free meals and changes to food service

All meals including breakfast and lunch will be distributed for free to all students K-12. Free meals will be available for Virtual Campus students and those attending in-person at school.

Students enrolled in Virtual Campus will need to complete the weekly meals signup page. You can sign up for meals here. Only students not attending school in person need to signup for meals. You can choose your pickup location as well as how many days you will be picking meals up for your children. Families can choose a box that includes three meals or five meals, which will be available for Virtual Campus students and during blended learning schedules

Students learning in-person will receive lunch at school. This free program is provided to all public school districts with federal USDA funding through December 31, 2020.

Meals and menus can be found here.

Counselors' Corner

With the exciting news that the updated Return to Learn plan was approved by our Parkway School board, some parents may be concerned with their child's ability to wear a mask at school. Here are a couple of short stories from Tara Tuchel for children that may help. We would also encourage families to practice at home for short periods of time. You can set timers, let children decorate a mask, wear them as a family for a short time together, etc.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you would like to talk about your concerns.

Wearing A Mask - A Story for Children

Mask Etiquette for Children

Counselor Newsletters

Counselor Connection Newsletter

"I would like to share the link to my virtual office where students/families will be able to access everything counseling related so that it can be in the newsletter as well. Through my virtual office they can click to enter my calming room, resources room, lesson classroom and my counselor's cafe. Below is the link to my office. Thank you!"

-Grant Steward, Counselor

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Nurse's Notes

Parkway Nurse's October Newsletter

Coronavirus-Evaluation of Symptoms

All students and staff should complete a daily health screening before coming to school.
If your child has any symptoms, including known exposure to COVID-19, flu, or cold symptoms, they should stay home and call your school.
When will your child be sent home from school?

  • If your child has 1 low risk symptom they will be sent home and may return to school in 24 hours after symptom resolution if there is no known COVID-19 exposure
  • If you child has 2 low risk symptoms OR 1 high risk symptom they will be sent home and require a medical evaluation

When will we need a doctor's note?

  • Healthcare provider confirms alternative diagnosis for symptoms
  • Medical clearance required from your healthcare provider or Department of Health for student to return to school after medical evaluation

When can my child return to school after COVID testing?

  • If negative, the student may return after 24 hours without fever and symptoms improving
  • If positive, the student may return to school after 10 days since symptoms onset, 24 hours without fever, and symptoms improving

When can my child return if they are found to be a close contact?

  • The student may return after 14 days from last contact with COVID positive individual, unless symptoms develop

  • If symptoms appear the student should receive a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test

Please check out the Parkway Nurse's October Newsletter. This is a great source for health information, resources, and safety tips!

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Stay Connected with These Updates!

October 26: No School - Records Day

October 27: Second Quarter Begins

October 27: Group 1 in person

Octobrt 28: Group 2 in person

October 29: Group 1 in person

October 30: Group 2 in person


November 2: Group 1 in person

November 3: No School- Election Day

November 4: Group 2 in person

November 5: Group 1 in person

November 6: Group 2 in person

November 9: All in person back K-5

November 12: Virtual Book Fair Begins

November 17: Picture Day In-Person students

November 20: Picture Day - Virtual Campus students (3:00-5:00 pm at Carman Trails)

November 25: Virtual Book Fair Ends

November 25: No School-Thanksgiving Break

November 26: No School-Thanksgiving Break

November 27: No School-Thanksgiving Break