THE WEDNESDAY MESSAGE!
The Official Weekly of Salford Hills Elementary School
And for those folks who opted for in-person learning, students came back with cheerful hellos and smiles behind their masks! Not only did everyone find their rooms in the morning and everyone either made the bus or a car ride home, there were plenty of new experiences in between. It was good to be in school again, and plenty of happy faces affirmed as much.
And for both virtual learning and in-person there are many more happy and memorable days to come. Let's celebrate each one together.
Dave Purnell, Ed.D.
Principal, Salford Hills Elem.
Hybrid Learning Next Week
Additionally, in-person learners will need to "report" every morning regardless of whether they are physically present. All students will log into a discussion post and respond, the metaphorical equivalent of saying "I'm here" for attendance purposes.
Many of us may remember IXL from the Spring. One of our goals during Hybrid learning is to have students use the diagnostic area to level in Math. Once Math is completed, we'll move along to ELA.
And on Wednesday when all students are learning virtually, homerooms are conducting connection meetings in the morning very similar to the connection meetings students participated in last Spring.
Teachers will have more details later this week as they preview next week together.
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY LEARNING HUB
Student Help Desk
To help support students with ongoing technology needs, the District has a Student Help Desk. The Student Help Desk is available to assist with technology needs during school hours.
Each building provides on-site support at their Tech HUB, as well as support via the Student Help Desk Ticket form.
Before submitting a support request, please follow the three (3) steps below:
- Restart your device (power off and power back on).
- Check that your device is not in airplane mode.
- Check that the wireless connection is enabled.
If you are experiencing difficulty with Schoology, ClassLink or Office 365, please check their status to see if they are having a service interruption.
- Schoology Status Page
Please be sure to visit the Instructional Technology Learning HUB for information about the Student Help Desk and more.
BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION REVIEW 2020-2021
Notes From the Attendance Office
Happy Birthday From Salford Hills
- Keely Bourdon
- Mikaela Boyd
- Paige Fallon
- Garrett Hoffman
- Joel Dubin
- Betsy Musselman
- Santana Moyer
- Clayton Yoder
- Violet Wilson
- Skyler Jones
- Tessa Nelson
- Madylyn Seeberg
- Benjamin Eng
- Ludek Matusek
- Kayla Koneski
- Nolan Mullarkey
- Luca Savignano
- Ethan Wheeler
- Parker Hagin
- Paxton Freed
Car Riding at SH
- Drop-off Doors open at 8:30.
- When you drive through the main entrance, please observe the stop sign in the front parking lot and any buses which may be exiting from the bus lane. Please do not block the bus lane if cars are wrapped around the building.
- We'd like to have five cars unload at one time. If you are between the orange cones, it is safe for your child to get our of the car (passenger side) and walk to the drop-off entrance. If you are at the front of the line, pull all the way to the upper cone.
- Exit by looping around the upper parking lot, bearing right at the side parking lot and drive to the stop sign before arriving at the school's exit.
- We'll begin dismissing car riders at 3:15 in three waves organized alphabetically. Names at the beginning of the alphabet will be called first: 3:15 (A-G), 3:20 (H-P), 3:25 (Q-Z).
- At this time, parents must sign out their child(ren). We'll attempt to reserve spaces in the side parking lot nearest the drop-off doors. If possible, please keep the driveway clear.
- Sign-out will be outside except for inclement weather.
- If the number of car riders becomes overwhelming creating a safety hazard, we may need to rethink our plan and resort to another method. Stay tuned.
All Smiles in K1 AM!
For Safety: Water Fountains Turned Off at Salford Hills
Masks and/or Face Coverings: as Essentials as Pencils and Crayons!
We appreciate your conversations you are having with your child as we begin in-person instruction next week and we're thankful that you are reinforcing our efforts to keep our classrooms safe.
An Update from Nurse Bealer
It's so exciting to know that next week we will be back in school. The health room has some new additions: a new hand sanitizer station, new faucets at the sinks, and a designated room for sick students. We are making our health room as safe as possible.
Part of keeping the students safe and healthy is by limiting the number of students in the health room. The teachers have extra bandaids in their classrooms so students can practice self-care for little injuries like paper cuts, picked scabs, small scrapes, etc. Students can wash their injury with soap and water and then put on a bandaid. I am also asking that if a student has a mild headache or stomachache: they drink some water, rest their head on their desk, or eat a snack and see if they feel better. Of course I will check them if they haven't improved. If the student has an urgent medical need or migraines, they can certainly come to the health room for assessment and medicine if needed.
Please review these changes with your child. We are all in this together and together we are strong.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Thanks!
Back to School Night: Partnering via Technology
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures for Kindergarten Students
A Revised ReOpening
Pending board approval on August 27th, the Souderton Area School District reopening will follow a revised. Please see the important information below.
- The first day of school for ALL students (in-person and SAOA) is September 8th.
- In-Person Students
The first 3 weeks of school (September 8th through September 25th) will follow a hybrid schedule. Beginning Tuesday, September 29th, students will attend in-person on all school days.
- SAOA Students
Will attend virtually on all school days beginning September 8th.
Regular Education Students
Special Education Students
Volunteer Registration Form: Please complete
Please fill out this form to be contacted regarding volunteer opportunities at Salford Hills Elementary School. Volunteering will look different this year, but we want to have a pool of volunteers ready when the school is ready for us.
If you have more than one child at Salford Hills (in-person or SAOA), follow the prompts to fill out the form for each child. This will include completing the contact information and questions again to streamline the data for organization. Thanks for performing some extra finger exercises to complete the form for each child.
Home and School Meetings
- Tuesday, October 13, 2020
- Tuesday, November 10, 2020
- Tuesday, December 8, 2020
- Tuesday, January 12, 2021
- Tuesday, February 9, 2021
- Tuesday, March 9, 2021
- Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Questions for Home and School?
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can reach out via email@example.com to contact all four board members: president (Danielle Moyer), vice-president (Lisa James), secretary (Stacy Caldwell), treasurer (Trish May).
Salford Hills Elementary School
Fundamentally committed to each other, we at Salford Hills are a caring community of learners who value each individual’s intrinsic worth and potential.
In our supportive environment, learners are encouraged to achieve high standards by developing responsibility for their learning through authentic experiences that require hard work, critical thinking and reflection.
Learning is a process that positively impacts the future.