Seawell Peek At the Week

January 15, 2023

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At Seawell We Value All...We Are Committed to All...Believe in All...and Lead with the Heart!!!

Greetings Seawell Seahawk Families,

As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the following partial quote:

"Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education" MLJr Quotes from https://ourlutherking.com/ resonates strongly for this school year. Our learning community is working to value, be committed and lead with our heart. Kindness has absolutely been in abundance thus far with students filling others' buckets with compliments and kind words.

I too, would like to fill the bucket of our staff members. Due to ongoing transportation issues, our staff has stepped up in so many ways to support our students having to extend their school day by 30-45 minutes daily. I am so grateful for the care and grace extended as various teachers, office staff, and support staff members work together to make sure that our most valuable resource is taken care of. Truly education is so much more than just making sure that students learn and excel academically; they should feel valued, be seen and thrive!


Remember at Seawell we value all, are committed to all, believe in all, and lead with the heart!!

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NEWS FROM THE PTA


  • Join the PTA for just $10 per person or sponsor a Seawell teacher or staff member for only $5 by clicking on the MemberHub link. As a PTA member there is no obligation to attend the PTA meetings or volunteer. We welcome other family members too, such as grandparents, to become PTA members, too!

  • Volunteer with the PTA! There are several vacant positions We are still looking for members of the yearbook committee and would love some volunteers! If interested in volunteering, please send an email to ptaseawell@gmail.com.

  • Seawell Bingo Night and General PTA Meeting. We hope to see your family at Seawell's annual in-person PTA meeting and bingo event on Friday, February 3 at 6:00pm. The event will be held in the cafeteria. There will be prizes for game winners and plenty of fun! There is no cost to attend. There is an opportunity to pre-order pizza for dinner as well! Please use the following link to place your order:

https://seawell.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true&category=Bingo%20Night%20Pizza

Note: Pizza orders will close on Monday, January 30. Please make sure to place your order before that date. BYOB - bring your own beverages or reusable water bottles.If you have any questions, please contact Fabio (fabio.bolognesi75@gmail.com).

SES COVID-19 Cases

Seawell had 3 positive COVID-19 cases during the week of January 9-13.


CHCCS encourages eligible students and staff to get an updated COVID-19 booster. The updated bivalent booster is now available for people 12 and older (two months after they finish their primary series or any booster dose). It offers the most up-to-date protection against the latest Omicron variants. The booster, like all COVID-19 vaccines, is safe to get alongside your annual flu vaccine. The CDC also recommends a third dose for children 5 to 11 who have compromised immune systems. Click on these links for vaccination locations and more information on COVID-19 boosters






Families, please be sure to follow the following guidelines :

  • Masks: In general, CHCCS remains a mask-recommended, but optional district. Masks continue to be provided for students and staff upon request. Exceptions to this protocol are outlined on our website as well as the below paragraph about COVID-19 positive staff/students.
    • Also: Schools will no longer require masking in the entire building when there are clusters of 5+ positive cases in a small group or a cumulative total of 15+ positive cases in a school. More on this below.
  • Symptomatic Staff/Students - Will be required to provide*:
    • A negative PCR COVID-19 test, or
    • 2 negative Antigen (Rapid) tests separated 24 hours apart in order to return to work/school, or
    • An alternative diagnosis from a primary care provider.
    • *This is not for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. This is to prove that the COVID-like symptoms being experienced are not COVID-19. Individuals who choose not to test for COVID-19 or get an alternative diagnosis from their primary care provider are required to follow the COVID-19 positive staff/students guidance.
  • COVID-19 positive Staff/Students - Must quarantine for 5 days and can return on day 6 as long as they are free of vomiting, diarrhea, and fever without the use of medication and all COVID-19 like symptoms are improving (they do not need to be resolved). The individual needs to continue to wear a mask at work/school while indoors for an additional 5 days after returning. Please contact your school nurse for additional information and guidance on returning to work/school.
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IMPORTANT DATES/REMINDERS

January 2-25 mcLass Literacy Assessment Window


January 3-26 STAR Math Assessment Window


January 16

  • MLK Jr Holiday - No School for Students


January 20

  • Second Quarter Ends


January 23

  • Teacher Workday


January 27

  • Report Cards Sent Home


NC Check-Ins Window: Jan 30-Feb 10

NC Check In Testing Dates for Grades 3-5:
Monday, Jan 30 - 3rd Grade ELA
Tuesday, Jan 31 - 4th Grade ELA
Wednesday, Feb 1 - 5th Grade ELA
Thursday, Feb 2 - 3rd Grade Math
Friday, Feb 3 - 5th Grade Math
Monday, Feb 6 - 4th Grade Math
Tuesday, Feb 7 - 5th Grade Science (Life)

Lost and Found: Lonely Jackets @ Seawell ES


This section will now periodically highlight clothing items found around our campus so that parents can alert their children to reclaim what was once lost! All clothing/items pictured can be found in the Lost and Found section of our cafeteria.

Lonely Jackets @ Seawell ES

Classroom Corner

This week's information is about NC Check-Ins for grades 3-5. Please review the assessment brief supplied by NC DPI.

NC Check-In Assessment Brief


NC Check-Ins Window: Jan 30-Feb 10

Testing Dates:
Monday, Jan 30 - 3rd Grade ELA
Tuesday, Jan 31 - 4th Grade ELA
Wednesday, Feb 1 - 5th Grade ELA
Thursday, Feb 2 - 3rd Grade Math
Friday, Feb 3 - 5th Grade Math
Monday, Feb 6 - 4th Grade Math
Tuesday, Feb 7 - 5th Grade Science (Life)


We’re hiring! CHCCS is hiring for a wide variety of available positions including Exceptional Children (EC), dual language, math and science teachers…plus bus drivers, facilities, maintenance and IT staff. Know someone who wants to join the CHCCS team? Please help us by using your networks on LinkedIn to share our posts and spread the word! Note that Seawell is still searching for:

  • Fifth Grade LEAP teacher
  • Fourth Grade Teacher
  • Full time Interventionist/MTSS Coordinator

SEAWELL LIBRARY FALL/WINTER NEWSLETTER

Absences

Please call Seawell at 919.967.4343 ext 33201 or email ssilberstein@chccs.k12.nc.us to report absences and tardies.

Educational leave for students must be requested at least ten days in advance utilizing this form.

Volunteer Process

We are now able to have parent volunteers in our learning spaces again! In order to assist you with this process, please access the volunteer registration link . Note that you must go through the district volunteer process before beginning to actively volunteer in your child's classroom/school.