Wolverine Weekly

Sibley East Elementary - September 19-23, 2022

Reminder from the front office

If there is a change of plans to a child's normal dismissal routine (e.g. child will be picked up instead of riding the bus), please call the office before 11:00 a.m. or send a written note with the child to give to the office. It is helpful when families thoroughly review any changes in routine with the child before they go to school. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Morning Drop-Off Procedures

Please help us keep our morning drop-off routine operating safely and smoothly by adhering to the following:
  • Remain in your vehicle
  • Pull forward as you are able to
  • Children should exit on the passenger side of the vehicle


Note: If your child requires your assistance with exiting the vehicle, please park in the parking lot and help your child through the cross walk. Again, do not exit your vehicle while in the drop-off lane.

Breakfast Option after 8:10 a.m.

Beginning this week, students that arrive after our school day officially starts (8:10 a.m.) that want to eat breakfast will be given a "grab and go" option to take back to their classroom and eat. This option will consist of a breakfast bar and juice. Our goal with this change is to maximize our instructional day for the students.

SE Clothing Order

Don't wait--place your order for SE clothing by September 20th. Click HERE for the online shop. If you have questions, please contact Steph Schultz.

Handbook Highlight: Unexcused Absences

Unexcused absences are those where the school has received no verbal or written communication from the parent/guardian as to why the child is not in school. This also includes any absences determined to be unnecessary by school administration. When a student has seven unexcused, or an excessive number of excused absences from school, Sibley County Human Services will be notified.


The following are examples of absences/tardies which may be considered unexcused: Truancy (an absence by a student which was not approved by the parent/guardian and/or the school district), work at home, work at a business (except under a school-sponsored work release program), parent/guardian related work obligations, oversleeping/sleeping in, car trouble, shopping, hair appointment, missing the bus, if suspended from the school district transportation and the child does not come to school, and absences resulting from accumulated unexcused tardies (3 tardies equals one unexcused absence).


The school may also request information from medical personnel in order to excuse excessive student absences that are due to illness. If no documentation from medical personnel is provided, then the absences may be marked unexcused.

Scouting Event

All boys and girls in Kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to join the local Cub Scouts group for bowling at El Toro Bowl Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 pm to have some fun and learn more about Cub Scouting. Want to learn more? Check out the videos below!

2021 Youth Talk - Twin Valley Council
5 Questions English

Covid Booster Clinic

Sibley County Public Health is hosting a COVID Booster Shot clinic for 5-11 year olds on Monday, September 26, from 3:30 - 6:00 pm. This clinic will be held at the Sibley East Elementary School in Gaylord.


This is a booster shot clinic for children who have completed the initial Pfizer vaccine (two-dose) series. The initial series must have been completed before April 28, 2022.


Pre-registration is required, by September 16. The registration link for this clinic is:

https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us/appointment/en/clinic/private_registration/9kdjzwczrV6ZeG3jBnA97mYovyKWisaJ

Seesaw Security Issue

The following message explains the security issue that occurred related to Seesaw, the actions that were taken, and how seriously both our school and the entire Seesaw team takes this incident.


What happened
Two days ago we learned that a link to an inappropriate message was being shared via the Messages feature within Seesaw. The Seesaw platform itself was not compromised, however specific individual user accounts were used to send this inappropriate message.


The incident was led by an outside actor (meaning that the inappropriate message was not created by the sender of the message or by the school). It occurred as a result of a coordinated external attempt to guess user account passwords associated with this group of user accounts.


What actions were taken
The Seesaw team has taken several immediate actions to contain and address this issue. Messages was turned OFF for all users while the issue was investigated. It will be enabled again only after taking the necessary actions to ensure the security of accounts.To learn more about the details of what action was taken, you can visit status.seesaw.me


Important information for you

  • If your account was compromised, your password was reset and you have already received an email notifying you of this.

  • It is essential that you always use best practices to ensure your password is secure.

  • Seesaw takes protecting your security and privacy seriously and there are a number of measures in place to protect the integrity of your information. You can learn more here.

  • We recommend that you refresh your web browser and if using Seesaw on a mobile device, you can update your device to the latest app version (version 8.1.2, released today) and re-launch Seesaw or close and re-open the Seesaw app (Here are instructions to close iOS and Android devices).


The safety and privacy of our teachers, students, and families is our number one priority and we are all taking this incident extremely seriously. If you have any questions or concerns for the Seesaw team, please reach out here.

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Lost & Found

With the cool temps in the morning and warmer in the afternoon students are leaving sweatshirts lying around. The Lost and Found has grown quite large. Ask your child to check for missing items and as always, label things with your child's name.

Wolverine PRIDE Family Night is Postponed!

Due to low interest, we are going to postpone the Wolverine PRIDE Family Night. We're sorry for the inconvenience and hope to at least see families come out for the PCO's Fall Festival on October 28th!
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Wolverine PRIDE Prize Wheel Winners

REPEAT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Afternoon Pick-Up Procedures

If you (or another family member) are picking up student(s) in the afternoon, please help us keep students safe by adhering to the following procedures:


  • At 3:10, students will line up on the blacktop area and stand in the grade level line of the youngest child in the family.
  • Our "pick-up zone" spaces are pictured below in yellow.
  • Please stay in your vehicle so that you can pull forward as the cars in front of you move ahead into the "pick-up zone".
  • Families are also welcome to park their vehicle in the parking lot and then the adult must cross to the sidewalk to retrieve their child. We will not send unaccompanied students into the parking lot.
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Required Form

Please click HERE to complete the online form for K-5 EACH student in your family. This form has three parts:

  1. Technology pledge
  2. Photo Consent
  3. Walking Field Trip Permission