Simas Stars Weekly Update

8/22-8/29

Simas Parents and Families

We are off to a great start to the school year at Simas Elementary! Students are learning procedures and routines within the classroom and in the cafeteria. It is great to see all of our shining stars on campus each day.


Please read through this newsletter carefully as there is important information included. Thank you for your support thus far and throughout the school year!


If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.


Your Proud Simas Principal,

Mrs. Fochetti

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Berkshire Parking Lot Solar Project

The parking lot on Berkshire will be closed starting Monday, August 23rd- Friday, September 3. All parking will be on the street. The student drop off lane will remain open the entire time.
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Meet and Greet Walk Thru

We will be having a quick Meet and Greet Walk Thru from 6:00-6:30 on Thursday, August 26.

*You will have the opportunity to see your child's classroom and meet the teacher.

*Please take into consideration the parking lot will be closed so allow for plenty of time to find parking and walk to your child's class.

*We are also limiting attendees to parents only and only allowing 8 people in a classroom at a time.

*Masks will be required indoors.

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Tech Update (4th-6th Grade)

Students in grades 4-6 have received their laptops and will be allowed to take home their laptops starting the week of 8/23.


Insurance:

-Parents will have the opportunity to purchase insurance for their child's device.

-Parents can purchase laptop insurance using the link below.

-Insurance can only be purchased directly through the company.

-A flyer will also be sent home.

-You will need the serial number located on the bottom of your child's laptop in order to purchase insurance.


Hotspots

-Students will be allowed to check out a Hostpot if they do not have Internet service at home. Please complete the Simas Hotspot Request Form if your child needs a Hotspot. Only the oldest sibling, in HESD, will be allowed to check out a Hotspot; one per family.

Laptop Insurance

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Virtual Parent Trainings

Virtual Parent Trainings will be offered throughout the year.

*Trainings will be conducted by our very own HESD School Counselors.

*The first training is August 25th at 5:30 Via Zoom.

*The topic will be "Understanding School Supports" The zoom link is provided in the flyer.

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Sports Update

4th-6th Grade students are encouraged to tryout for our amazing Flag Football and Softball Teams! Permission Slips are available in the office. Tryouts are August 26th and 27th after school. If your child is interested, make sure they pick up an application and submit it ASAP.
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School Site Council Nominations

School Site Council Nomination forms will be going home this week.

-If you are interested in serving as a member of our School Site Council, please complete a nomination form and return it to school.

-School Site Council meets at least 4 times per year and aides in the review and development of our School Site Plan.

-Meetings are held after school.

-Once nomination forms are received, a ballot will be developed, and parents will vote to elect parent members of the committee.

-SSC Nomination forms are due by 9/3

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Important Dates:

Wednesday, 8/25: Minimum Day

Thursday, 8/26: Meet and Greet Walk Thru 6:00pm-6:30pm

Wednesday, 9/1: Minimum Day

Friday, 9/3: SSC Nomination Forms Due

Monday, 9/6: Labor Day - No School