Laurel Springs School Update
Dear Laurel Springs Families,
I would like to thank our entire school community for all of your efforts in adhering to the guidelines put in place and for the support you are providing to your children each day as we have completed our first month back to school. Our students are doing an amazing job wearing their masks and socially distancing. Our reopening has truly been a community effort and we are making it work together. There is a special buzz in our building when children are present and we are loving having our students back. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to contact me or your child's teacher with any questions you may have.
Returning to Laurel Springs School
Election Day November 3rd
Our building is closed on Tuesday, November 3rd. ALL students will work from home. A Cohort students will operate on the remote schedule. B Cohort students will Google Meet with their teachers in the morning as scheduled below. (B GROUP students only) Classroom teachers will provide you with the specifics of each session as the date approaches.
Google Meet B Group Schedule for 11-3-20
9-10:05- Session 1
10:15-11:25- Session 2
4th-6th (This will follow the typical in-person rotation)
9-9:30- Session 1
9:35-10:05- Session 2
10:20-10:50- Session 3
Message From the Nurse- Mrs. Corrigan
Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday preparations have started! Those in need of assistance and those who wish to help are asked to call or email me at this time.
856-783-1086 ext 1
Respect Week October 5th-9th
The Great Pumpkin Painting Contest- A Message From the HSC
Pumpkin pick up for Cohort A-10/13 after school on the blacktop
Pumpkin pick up for Cohort B-10/15 after school on the blacktop
If your student is full-remote you can pick up on their assigned A/B cohort day listed above.
When you have completed your masterpiece, please take a picture and email it to email@example.com or submit to our Facebook page. Deadline for submission is Wednesday 10/28. Winners will be announced late Friday 10/30 and prizes will go out on Halloween. Since we are adding a contest this year, only LSS students may participate. There will be one winner per grade.
1. Because we have 2 cohorts, Halloween will occur twice. The tentative dates are October 28th for A group and October 30th for B group. Alternate dates will be considered should weather become an issue.
2. Students will wear their costumes to school. No one will be changing at school. Students MUST still wear face coverings.
3. Our amazing HSC has stepped up to provide individually pre-packaged snacks and waters for our students in their classrooms during a socially distanced class party event. No other outside food will be coming in this year.
4. Our parade will occur on our school grounds this year. Parents MUST remain outside of the fence line. You must socially distance and wear a face covering.
Virtual Back to School Night
Students who are in-person are recorded traditionally as present or absent. Latenesses are also recorded as they have been in the past.
Students who are remote are recorded for attending their afternoon Google Meets. Please make every effort to be on time! Students who do not attend are marked absent for that particular class period.
Students who are full-remote will be recorded for attending their Google Meets with their full-remote teacher on their in-person days, and for attending their afternoon Google Meets with their classroom teacher on their remote days. It should be understood that families opting for full-remote learning are supporting their students by ensuring they are logged on for their Google Meets and making sure they are completing their assignments daily, as well as maintaining a line of communication with the student's full-remote teacher.
We are here to work with you and support you in any way possible. If you are running into issues with attendance, please call Mr. Mahlman so that we may discuss possible solutions. If you know your child will be out, please call Mrs. Corrigan to let her know what the situation is at (856) 783-1086 (ext 112)
2020-21 State Testing
Dear Parents and Partners in Learning,
Please be advised that the Laurel Springs School District will be participating in the NJ Student Learning Assessments in math, English language arts, and science during the course of the 2020-2021 school year, if mandated by the State of New Jersey.
Grades 3-6 will begin NJSLA testing after the spring break in April and conclude in May. The students will be assessed in Math and English Language Arts. Our students will take ONE unit per day, averaging one hour per day, for approximately 5 days. ELA will be administered first, followed by Math. The Science assessment will be administered to grade 5 sometime in May.
Assessments will be administered via computer, but pencil/paper option is available to students who have a medical issue that would not allow him/her to take the assessment on the computer. Other accommodations and accessibility features are available based on IEP/504 plans. Please contact Debbie McLaughlin, our Special Education Coordinator for more information.
More information on NJSLA testing, including practice questions and parent resources, may be found at https://nj.digitalitemlibrary.com/home
NWEA MAP testing is an internal assessment tool that we use to determine student needs in math, reading, and language. We also assess science in 4th & 5th grades. These are given three times a year via computer. IEP/504 plans are followed for accommodations. The initial assessment is in September, mid-year in January, and end of year in May. There is no time limit on these assessments.
If you have any questions regarding NJSLA or MAP, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (856) 783-1086 ext. 303.
Laurel Springs Testing Coordinator
Google Meet Guidelines/ Expectations
2. Make sure you dress appropriately-as you would for school.
3. Be prepared.
4. Make sure your camera is turned on.
5. Find a quiet space to work.
6. Use the "Raise your hand" tool to speak.
7. Make sure your mic is muted.
8. No playing with toys during your meeting.
9. No eating during the meeting.