Eagle Express

Silver Springs Elementary School - September 6, 2021

Mark Your Calendars

September 6 - Labor Day

September 7 - First Day Of School - Full Day

September 15 - 6:30 p.m. PTA Meeting

September 21 - 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Open House

September 22 - 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Open House



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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

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A Message from Mrs. Booth

We are so excited to welcome our students back into a newly remodeled school building!! Teachers have been busy unpacking and getting their classrooms ready for the new school year. The excitement of a new school year in a newly remodeled building is off the charts! We can't wait for our families to see the building during Open House later in September.


During the first couple of weeks of school our teachers' main focus will be on building classroom community and learning procedures. Getting back into a routine is essential. Children thrive from routine, and that lack of routine can lead to anxiety and stress. Our teachers know many of our students have not been in a traditional classroom setting in over a year. Taking the time to during the first week to get to know students, build new routines, and establish trust is imperative. Without these things it will be difficult for our students to learn new academic information.


I am so very excited to start this school year with you. I know it's going to be an amazing year!


I am looking forward to Tuesday!

Katie Booth


PS - We already know drop-off and pick-up will be a bit more congested and hectic these first few weeks of school. I appreciate your patience and grace as we work together to ensure our students arrive and leave safely.

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Welcome Back from our Silver Springs Staff!

Please click the tab below for a welcome back message from the Silver Springs Staff!

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Annual Online Registration

All new and returning families: It's time to fill out your required online Annual Registration!


Every year, all families are required to fill out the digital Annual Registration for each student. Families may complete these forms through Parent Connection: https://sisweb.resa.net/Northville/ParentPortal.


Through this process you will be asked to update your student’s emergency contact information, home address and health information, review our technology use policy and student handbooks, learn more about PTSA/PTA, access the web store and much more.


Need Help?

Many of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page (located in the upper right hand corner of Parent Connection.) If you have further questions, please email the helpdesk at parentportal@northvilleschools.org.


All elementary students must have the Annual Registration completed prior to the start of school on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

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Silver Springs Return to School Plan for Families

To help you understand our procedures for returning to school this year, this was created to provide you awareness of the many things we are doing this year to keep our students safe. This is also something that you could share with your child(ren) as well!


We hope that you find it helpful!

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NEW Arrival and Dismissal Procedures this year!

**NEW THIS YEAR***

The carpool lane will now be the lane that uses the upper parking lot next to the gym and the bus lane will be the loop in the front of the school.


Please click here for a map of the arrival and dismissal locations.

Video: Arrival and Dismissal Video


Students will be allowed in the building at 8:40 a.m.

Please do not drop your student off prior to 8:35 a.m.


Masks are strongly encouraged outside during drop-off and pick-up times.


While our area remains in a high transmission rate, all good-byes must take place outside the school building. All parents and visitors during the school day are limited to where students are not present.


Carpool

  • Students that arrive by car will enter the building through the gym doors and proceed directly to their classrooms.


How to use the Carpool Lane Safely:

  • When dropping off your student, pull all the forward in the lane.

  • Adults stay in the car.

  • Your student will exit the car on the passenger side.

    • There will be adults to help open the car door if needed.

  • Once your student has exited the car, please continue moving.


Walkers

  • Students that walk to school will enter the building through the gym doors.


Bussers

  • Students that arrive on the school bus will enter the building through the main entrance of the school.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
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Carpool Reminders

For the safety of our students we need to bring awareness to the proper use or "etiquette" of the carpool drop off lane. Parents it is for everyone's benefit that we need everyone to follow these instructions. Also, please do not get upset when staff enforce carpool etiquette.


  1. Pull ALL THE WAY forward to the front of the carpool lane before dropping children off or picking children up.
  2. Try to stay BUMPER TO BUMPER in the carpool lane, don’t leave space between cars
  3. Adults stay in the car and Staff will help if students need assistance opening the door.

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Transportation / Bus Route Updates

Bus Assignments

Bus assignments are currently in the MiStar Parent Portal, and parents / guardians are encouraged to view your students’ bus assignments this weekend. Where possible, Durham has combined some bus routes to address the driver shortage, and they will continue to make adjustments, where necessary, to avoid overcrowded buses.


Bus Tracker

We encourage parents and guardians to utilize the Durham Bus Tracker phone app, which identifies the location of your child(ren)’s bus relative to your assigned bus stop. The web link for the Bus Tracker is below:

https://1.cdn.edl.io/xJcmsyWatDnkEbWhs3dLx3uGUAS9f2xCOflAFTHl83MYIai5.pdf

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Open House

We are excited to offer two seperate Open House events!


Teachers will be hosting an Open House on the following dates/times. This will be an opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher and to visit the classroom. Classrooms will be open from 5:00 - 6:00 and then we will meet on the Playground from 6:00 - 6:30 for our annual Party on the Playground.


September 21, 2021 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

  • Kindergarten

  • 1st grade

  • 2nd grade


September 22, 2021 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

  • 3rd Grade

  • 4th Grade

  • 5th Grade

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COVID Safety and Mitigation Plans

As we come together in learning this year, it is important to remember to perform at-home self-monitoring using the COVID-19 Daily Student Symptom Screening Tool. This screener serves as a daily reminder that children who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (or ANY illness) need to stay home from school. This is an important measure that will help prevent or reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in using this screener each school day. In addition to the daily screener students and staff are required to wear masks while indoors.
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The NPS 2021-22 COVID-19 General Mitigation Response Plan outlines the multiple layers of COVID-19 safety measures being implemented across the district to support the health and safety of all students and staff. School principals will share specific building procedures with families. Processes are in place at each school to teach and/or reinforce safety measures with all students. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document answers additional questions you may have as you and your child are preparing for the start of the 2021-22 school year.

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Join us for the first PTA Meeting of the year!

A quick glance at the PTA, additional information to follow in future Eagle Express editions and Monday envelopes.


JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST PTA MEETING OF THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR!

Wednesday, September 15th 6:30pm

Silver Springs Multi purpose room

(virtual participation information coming soon)


What is the Silver Springs PTA?

Simply, the PTA is a group of parents that have organized to work to help children thrive

and learn — that means fundraising, educating parents, helping teachers/staff,

advocating for legislation to ensure every child gets a high-quality education, and

organizing activities in our school community. We hope each family and teacher joins

our PTA to show commitment and support to our PTA and all the things we provide for

Silver Springs.


Invest In Your Child

The Silver Springs PTA is looking forward to many activities planned this year! To fund

all the school activities and functions, we need your family to make a generous donation

to support our Silver Springs PTA. You do not need to be a PTA member to make a

donation. 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly back to our students and

Silver Springs.


You can join the PTA or Invest in Your Child at:

https://silversprings.memberhub.com/store#


The Silver Springs Executive Board needs you!!!

Get involved! Help us continue to make Silver Springs a great place to

learn and grow! The 2021-22 school year presents exciting opportunities to continue our

traditional events and create new ones!


We have openings on our 2021-22 Eboard.

Please, reach out with interest and questions.

silverspringsPTA@gmail.com

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Help Us Fill the Yearbook with Smiles!!

We'd love to capture the excitement of the first day of school photos in the yearbook.


Send back to school photos to: silversprings.photos2021@gmail.com


Please include the grades of student photographed!

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School Supply List

Please see below for a list of optional school supplies suggested by teachers for students to bring to the classroom to support their learning. *Please note that the supply lists are simply suggestions of helpful items and are strictly voluntary, as Northville Public Schools provide the necessary supplies and materials for your child’s successful school experience.



Click the picture below for a printable list.

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School Lunch Program

The Northville Public Schools provides a hot lunch program for interested students.


Families must preorder lunches for preschools and elementary students. Orders must be in by 8am for preschools students and 9 am for elementary students to receive a lunch that day. The system will not allow you to order after the time listed above. For your convenience, meals can be preordered up to 30 days in advance. To avoid any issues, we recommend ordering the night before.

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ClassLink

ClassLink provides a single location for students and staff to access necessary apps, services and websites. By using the ClassLink Dashboard, users will only need to log in with their NPS account and will automatically be logged into the listed platforms.

Log into ClassLink at my.classlink.com/nps.


In the ClassLink Launchpad, students will access Schoology, their Google Drive, various learning resources and applications that their teacher may utilize for learning. Parents may also access MiStar through students’ ClassLink Launchpad.

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Schoology

Northville Public Schools is continuing to use Schoology, an integrated learning management solution that provides course management, mobile learning, and support for system-wide communication. Schoology enables our students, parents and teachers to engage with learning materials and their school community from the classroom and beyond. We look forward to continuing to use Schoology in our classrooms this year to enhance connectivity and communication across our district.


You will use the same login credentials you did last year. If you are new to the district, you and your child will be given login credentials prior to the start of the school year once schedules and class assignments are finalized to access the district’s Schoology system. Please make sure that your email address is accurate and updated in your student’s MiStar account.


Parents - Check out Schoology

A video introduction to how NPS will use Schoology is available online. Parents can test out the platform by logging into Schoology using the following sign in credentials:

username: npsparent

Password: student1

Select Northville High School in the “School Code” dropdown

Parent intro video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz1VX20PtmQ

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Robotics is Back!!!

ROBOTICS is ready to sign up.!!!!!!!!!


There are 2 Leagues:


FLL Challenge (Grade 4-5). All sign-ups are due by Sep-10.

FLL Explore (Grade K-3). All sign-ups are due by Sep-15.


FLL Challenge will meet on TUE and THU 6:30-7pm (start with 1xweekly)

FLL EXPLORE will meet on TUE 6-7pm.


To make this program successful we need coaches. Please consider being a coach. Kids from coaches will be placed first. All other based on availability and in order we receive the sign up.


Grade 4-5 sign up https://forms.gle/E9CLxMW36teEsUbX6


Grade K-3 sign up https://forms.gle/eDxxi1yqg75yDreH9


Any questions? silversprings.robotics@gmail.com



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Northville Youth Network (NYN)

Northville Youth Network (NYN) provides valuable programs and services to the Northville Community such as education and awareness, referral services and case work services. As part of the ongoing Social Emotional education NYN provides to our community, they have included resources that are available for parents! Please check out NYN's Mindfulness and Resilience resource templates as well as all of their other offerings! Be sure to check back in the future as their templates will be updated throughout the year (https://www.twp.northville.mi.us/your_government/departments/NYN)

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Northville Public Schools is hiring the following part-time positions

- Food Service Assistant: Please visit www.northvilleschools.org click on the "Employment Tab" and select "Current Job Openings" for more information.


- Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Para Educators: Substitute employment opportunities can be found through educational placement services at EDUStaff. Northville Public Schools uses this service for placement of teachers, K-12 Paraprofessionals, Para Educators and Office Support. If you are interested in becoming a Substitute, please visit www.edustaff.org/ or call (877)974-6338 for more information.


-Bus Drivers: See flyer below

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