IB WORLD SCHOOL
May 5, 2021 volume 7 issue 9
*Our Children * Our World *Our Future
Mission: Heights Elementary IB World School is dedicated to developing balanced, lifelong learners through educational excellence, a global perspective, reflection and action.
Vision: To Be A World Class School.
After School Program: Dodie Lytle
IB and 5th grade Exhibition: Michelle Edwards
MTSS & 504 Accommodations: Lindsey Thorstad
Contact Information Changes: Michele Curry
Transportation: Mike Licata
Academic & Enrichment Camps: Mike Licata
Gifted Questions and School Counselor: Ashley Jarzyk
Clinic: Cheri Mack (Clinic Assistant) or Katie Rodriguez (School Nurse)
Lee Home Connect and Covid 19 Concerns: Anika Carter
What's Happening at Heights?
May 9th: Mother's Day
May 17th: 4th quarter Interims available on FOCUS
May 31st: Memorial Day (Schools Closed)
IB Profile Word for May: Balanced
The IB Learner Profile Balance aims to develop learners who are balanced. Our goal is to allow students to discover and understand the importance of balancing different aspects of their lives. Focusing on the intellectual, physical and emotional in order to achieve well being for themselves and others. We would like for our students to recognize their interdependence with other people and with the world in which they live.
IB students are active participants in a wide range of aspects of campus life, as well as focusing on their academic development.
How can families help develop students who are Balanced at home?
~Create a daily schedule that includes time for school work, outside physical activity, arts and music, rest, balanced meals.
~Allow time for a variety of activities daily with your children (school activities, indoor play, outside play, active play and quiet activities)
~Model doing a little bit of everything in front of your child: play, learn, exercise, rest, eat healthy foods
~Praise your child for demonstrating a balance lifestyle
~Visit many different places to learn: libraries, museums, nature trails and nature preserves, parks, Historical Parks
~Explore different hobbies: yoga, jogging, knitting, cards, marbles, collecting stickers
Watch for Symptoms:
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
The District has set up a hotline to help answer questions pertaining to COVID-19. Parents can also fill out the Incident Notification Form if a student has symptoms and/or test positive for COVID-19: COVID-19 Incident Notification Hotline (239) 356-2800
Parents can fill out the Incident Notification Form if a student has symptoms and/or test positive for COVID-19.
Staff Appreciation Week
- Join us on Zoom for our last general membership PTA meeting for the year on Tues, May 18th at 7:00 pm. Current PTA members will be able to vote on next year’s board members and budget.
- Spirit Night - Thur, May 20th at Five Guys near Health Park - 16230 Summerlin Road - a portion of sales that night will be donated to the Heights PTA . More details will be sent home soon
FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.
June 10th: 5th Grade Drive Through Family Celebration (6:30)
June 15th-17th: Early Dismissal Days (12:10)
June 17th: Last Day of School for students
Notification to Parents Regarding Out-of-Field Teachers:
Florida State Statute 1012.42 recognizes that teachers at times must be assigned duties in a class outside the field in which the teacher is certified. The following teachers at Heights Elementary are certified, but may be assigned one or more classes outside their areas of certification and are required to take appropriate steps to comply with the statutory regulation:
In addition, the following teachers are engaged in training to add the endorsement, English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), to their certificates:
Jordon Stamper, Monica Fastenau, Austin McElyea, Wendy Sokhanvari, Briana Grelinski, Stacey Head, Taylor Wahl, Makenzie Carner, Madison Barker, Nicole Driscoll, & Amber Shaw.
The School Board of Lee County:
Debbie Jordan, District 4 (Chair)
Betsy Vaughn, District 6 (Vice Chair)
Kathy Dupuy-Bruno, Esq., Board Attorney
Gregory K. Adkins, Ed.D., Superintendent