Eagle News and Notes
December 21, 2018
Dear Eagle Families,
From all of us here at Eagle, thank you for a wonderful first semester! As I scrolled through my photo files to add the pictures you see below, I was reminded of all the amazing learning and enjoyment that has taken place at Eagle so far this year. How lucky we are to call Eagle home. Great families, students, and staff members make this place truly special. Enjoy the break with your family! Relax if you can, and we look forward to seeing students back on Monday, January 7, 2019!
Read on for more information about...
- Upcoming Dates
- Facilities Note
- Cold Weather and Recess
- Note from the Clinic
- and more!
Second graders have been busy delivering mail through Eagle Express!
Dr. Goodman Visit
3rd and 4th grade students and their parents enjoyed learning from Dr. Goodman as he shared his experiences growing up with Treacher Collins Syndrome and the importance of kindness and compassion. He paralleled his younger years with those of Auggie from the book Wonder.
January 7 - First Day of School after Winter Break!
January 9 - Science and Engeering Fair Participation Forms due and Information Night from 6:00-7:00
January 7-25 -NWEA Winter Testing Window
January 15 - Amore Dining to Donate 5-9 PM
January 21 - MLK Jr National Holiday -No School
January 22-25 - 1st Grade OLSAT *
January 22 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 pm; WhichWich (Michigan Rd) Dining to Donate
January 23 - Dad's Club Meeting 7 PM @ Rush on Main
*The OLSAT is administered to students in grades 1 and 3. This test is given orally to 1st graders in January and on the computer to 3rd grade students in December and is used specifically to measure abilities related to success in school, testing critical thinking and reasoning skills. The OLSAT is intended to test memory, speed of thought and ability to see relationships and patterns. Scores are normed based upon a child’s age in months rather than grade level in school and will be posted on each child’s Power School account after scoring has been completed. For more information please contact Mrs. Radivan.
Note About Facilities
Cold Weather and Recess Reminder
Reminder: Our students go outside for recess unless it is raining, icy, or on very cold days (when the wind chill is below the 10-20 degree range).
From the Clinic
The following is an excerpt from our Elementary Student/Parent Handbook:
In order to minimize the spread of infection, please do not send your student to school when ill. The following guidelines may help you determine when it is safe to return your child to school:
A. Temperature below 100 degrees for 24 hours without medication
B. No vomiting for 24 hours and able to tolerate a bland diet
C. Diarrhea free for 24 hours
D. Lessening of “acute cold symptoms” such as a persistent cough, or excessive “runny nose”
If your child has been prescribed an antibiotic, please consult with the physician regarding when the student will no longer be contagious and is able to return to school. Normally 24-36 hours of antibiotic therapy is required to meet this criterion
School Lunch Information
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VOLUNTEERS
We value partnerships with our families and welcome parents and guardians to serve as volunteers in our schools. Each ZCS building offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.
Field Trip Chaperones
Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
Classroom Helpers (PTO parties/room parents)
After Prom Workers
Field Day/Jog-A-Thon Volunteers
Book Fair Sales/Athletic Ticket Sales
During the school day, all volunteers are expected to sign in at the front office. Prior to the volunteer opportunity, all volunteers must sign a Non-disclosure Acknowledgement Form and have successfully completed a Full Criminal History Background Check. Necessary background check paperwork is available on the ZCS website at the Volunteers/BRAVO link and should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the intended volunteer date. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website. The volunteer will pay the fee* for the full background check which will expire after 5 years. The link to apply for the full background check can be accessed on the Volunteers/BRAVO link on the ZCS main webpage. For more information, contact the Volunteer/BRAVO Coordinator.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VISITORS
During the school day, all visitors must enter via the front door and sign-in at the front office. Visitors need to be prepared to present a government issued photo ID which will be scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors will be issued a visitor badge/tag to be worn inside the building at all times.
Classroom Guest Speakers
Classroom Special Events (Grandparent Day/Famous Hoosiers/etc.)
We ask that all visitors schedule an appointment to meet with teachers, counselors, administrators and all other staff members so that we may best serve everyone. Visitors other than parents/guardians must be prearranged and organized through the main office.
*ZCS thanks all volunteers for generous support of our youth and schools. Thank you, too, for supporting assurance of student and staff safety by completing and paying for a volunteer background check.
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