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!

With gratitude,

Team Eagle

Read on for more information about...

  • Upcoming Dates
  • Facilities Note
  • Cold Weather and Recess
  • Note from the Clinic
  • and more!

Thank You!

Thank you to all the volunteers who spent their time and energy planning some wonderful winter parties in our classrooms! The students had a great time and we all appreciate your efforts!

Upcoming Events

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

In the past, some neighbors have utilized ZCS dumpsters for their extra holiday trash. Unfortunately, ZCS incurred an extra expense for additional pick ups in past years as they needed to clear the trash that had accumulated around the school's service drive. We are not prepared to accommodate the extra trash or the extra cost for additional pick ups, so we do ask that you make other plans for your extra holiday trash

Cold Weather and Recess Reminder

Winter is here! Please help us ensure that students are dressed appropriately for the weather. This includes warm coats, hats, mittens, and long pants, etc. Once snow arrives, students will also need boots and snow pants if they wish to play in the snow during recess.

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

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School Lunch Information


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.

Examples include:

  • Field Trip Chaperones

  • Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones

  • Tutors

  • Volunteer Coaches

  • Classroom Helpers (PTO parties/room parents)

  • Library Helpers

  • 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.


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.

Examples Include:

  • Lunch Guests

  • Classroom Guest Speakers

  • Classroom Special Events (Grandparent Day/Famous Hoosiers/etc.)

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

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.