KES Update

October 22, 2020

Every day with our students is a gift! Seeing smiling eyes behind our masks makes it a joy! Although the positive COVID numbers around us seem to be increasing, I am still so thankful for the amazing team of teachers, parents and students here in Kirtland who are working together to keep each other safe and healthy. I realize things may change at any time, but for now I am going to continue enjoying the smiling faces I see each day as students enter the building and the screen. Fall is a busy time at KES. We have had professional development for teachers, school pictures, and Ohio AIR testing. Coming soon, we have Halloween, virtual conferences, the Scholastic Virtual Book Fair, and more! Our students have been hard at work in all subject areas working through the engaging activities their teachers have designed. As I visit classrooms and Zoom sessions each day, I am impressed by the strong relationships that have been built, meaningful conversations that are taking place and hard work both students and teachers are putting in.

Information and Reminders

  • The weather is changing, so please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for recess. Be sure to label all items in case they get left behind.
  • Now would be a good time to replenish the recess bags. Students are also using them during indoor recess. Some popular items include: ziploc bags of legos or blocks, art supplies, a deck of cards, dice, etc. Outdoor items can be sidewalk chalk, a jumprope, Matchbox cars, or anything else that your child enjoys playing with.
  • A message from Mrs. Warder...If your child will be late coming into school and are buying lunch, please state in your voice message or email that your child is buying lunch and which option they would like along their milk choice.
  • For Halloween - Teachers will communicate with you specifically if they want students to wear costumes to school or bring them in a bag. If students are bringing them in a bag, they’ll have to be able to put their costumes on by themselves close to party time. Costumes will be put on over the clothes students are wearing. Students will not be permitted to leave the room to change because of space limitations and the need to be distanced. Also, keep in mind that costumes can’t take up too much space because our classrooms are quite crowded.

    A few other things to keep in mind:

    Costumes should not be too scary.

    No weapons at school.

    No face paint.

    Regular face masks (that we currently wear) will still be worn all day!

Important Dates

  • October 26 - No school - PD day for teachers
  • October 27 - Last day to wear ORANGE to celebrate being OPEN-MINDED
  • November 3, 10, 17, 24 - Wear YELLOW to celebrate being NOBLE
  • November 19, 20, 23 - Conferences (virtual)
  • November 20 - No school for KES students

Change of Setting

KES first trimester ends November 13, 2020. I am sharing the link to the Google Form for you to complete ONLY if you choose to change the setting for your child(ren). If you intend to change your child's learning setting, please complete the survey by October 31. We will gather this data and make decisions regarding placement based on the results. Changes will be implemented beginning November 16, 2020.

Change of Setting Town Hall

If you are considering changing the learning setting for your child, beginning November 16, and have questions about the process, please join us in the Town Hall - Zoom link is shared here.

Katy Nagaj is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: KES Town Hall - Change of Setting

Time: Oct 22, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 949 0505 2643

Passcode: 741437

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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is next week . The focus is substance abuse prevention awareness and an overall goal of keeping our bodies healthy. We want to offer the opportunity for our students to voluntarily create posters for the poster contest, which will be judged by the Lake County Youth Council. The due date is Nov. 1 for any student who is interested. I am sharing the informational flyer below.