THE PRIDE PRESS

Essex Elementary School Newsletter

February 17, 2022

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Greetings EES Families,


I want to wish you all a wonderful break with your family and friends. We have had some exciting weeks here at EES. Students have been showing extraordinary growth across all content areas (academic and SEL), especially when we look back to our starting point in September. Our whole school community is working hard to meet the needs of each student and this work is paying off. I thought that it might be a good time to remind families of the RTI Parent Letter that was sent at the start of the school year. This continues to be our system of support for all students and teachers. Please let me know if you have any questions.


This could be the last time you hear from me until later this spring depending on the arrival date of our new baby. I want to wish you all a fabulous spring at EES full of fun and learning. As a reminder, Rob Reardon will be the principal substitute while I am out.


My Best,


Ashley Gray

EES Principal

PICKUP PATROL IS UP AND RUNNING AT EES!

Thank you to all the families who are already using Pickup Patrol! Our new Pickup Patrol app has truly streamlined the process of tracking your student's dismissal changes. It provides the classroom teacher and the front office with accurate daily dismissal plans. It has been especially helpful in managing changes that are made due to the rotating bus cancellations. Did you know that you can also use Pick Up Patrol to report a late arrival or a student absence? Be sure to provide a reason for any absence.

If you haven't signed up for Pickup Patrol yet and would like us to resend the welcome email, please contact the front office staff:

nbergeron@ewsd.org, dsturgess@ewsd.org, and lwignall@ewsd.org.


*Note

If your child has an appointment during the school day and you will be picking them up and returning them to school afterwards, please continue to notify the teacher and front office via email or phone call. The Pickup Patrol app does not offer the functionality to report that information.


If you are having trouble logging into Pick Up Patrol, please reach out to support@pickuppatrol.net


Thank you!

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SEARCHING FOR CAMOUFLAGE CREATURES

Ms. Rotach's first graders came into Mrs. Mead's class to look for camouflaged creatures! This activity goes along with the first grade study of animal superpowers.
Rotach

HEALTH OFFICE NEWS

New Covid-19 protocols from the Vermont Agency of Education can be found here .


Dani Morris RN, BSN

Essex Elementary School Nurse

Essex Westford School District

Phone (802) 857-2104

Fax (802) 879-0602

SPECIAL EDUCATION RULE CHANGES

STATE OF VERMONT

Agency of Education


PARENT INFORMATION MORNING SESSION ON RULE CHANGES (2/28/22)


Date: February 28, 2022

Time: 9:30-11 a.m.

Audience: Parents

Location: Virtual via Microsoft Teams:
Join on your computer or mobile app

Call in Number: 1-802-552-8456
Conference ID: 790 761 185#

To learn more and access the released content, please visit our Rule Changes web page.

Contact: Chris Kane at christopher.kane@vermont.gov


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2022 - 9:30AM TO 11:00AM

PARKING NOTICE

If you are picking up students at dismissal time, we ask that you pull into our parking lot and park in a designated spot. Vehicles parked along the sides of Bixby Hill Road impede the departure of our buses. If there are no available spots in our parking lot and you must park on the road, please park beyond the exit of the parking lot.


For safety reasons, we ask that you remain a safe distance away from the buses, preferably behind the fence, and wait for buses to leave the bus loop before approaching your child's teacher for pick up.


Thank you for your cooperation.

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UPCOMING EVENTS/ REMINDERS:

  • 2/21/22 - 3/1/22 ~ WINTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL
  • 3/18/22 ~ FAMILY CONFERENCES - NO SCHOOL
  • 3/21/22 ~ TEACHER IN-SERVICE - NO SCHOOL
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ESSEX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

*We take care of ourselves

*We take care of each other

*We take care of our school


C*A*R*E*S

Cooperation Assertion Responsibility Empathy Self-Control