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Eagleville Elementary School News

Principal Points - February 2014

What a winter we are having! All of us are dealing with the stress of maintaining normalcy during delays, closures, poor driving conditions, loss of power, and early dismissals. Our Eagleville Family is making patience and flexibility our number one goal to support all of us during this wicked winter season.We thank each of you for your support when driving your students to school, sending your child with the appropriate winter gear, and communicating with teachers regarding homework assignments.Even though Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of weather, we are wishing for an early spring!

Notification Information - School Closings, Delays, Early Dismissals

The Methacton School District utilizes the SchoolMessenger system of emergency notification in the event of a weather related school schedule change. In the event of a school closing, early dismissal or late arrival, you will be notified via the primary phone number the district has in our student accounting system, unless you edit your preferences within the SchoolMessenger Contact Manager. PLEASE NOTE: In the event that you do not receive a phone call before 5:45 a.m., and the weather seems inclement, be sure to utilize any of these other methods to verify the status of the school day. While SchoolMessenger is a very reliable system, no system is completely fail-safe, and so a variety of back-up measures are in place.ONLINE: Details regarding any delay, closure or early dismissal will be posted to the district home page.E-MAIL and TEXT MESSAGE: You may register to the website to begin receiving e-alerts from the Methacton School District website - when school closings occur, you will receive an e-mail to the registered e-mail address, and a text message if you select that option. Individuals may create as many profiles as they like, in order to receive messages at multiple e-mail addresses.RADIO AND TELEVISION: Tune to KYW Newsradio 1060 AM and listen for Methacton School District’s code number for snow and other emergency school closings, 316. You will also see this information listed online at http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/schools/ and broadcast on the CBS 3 Eyewitness News school closing scroll. KYW/CBS 3 also offer a text message sign-up.PHONE: Individuals may also call the district's newsline at 610-831-5331 to hear a recorded message updating the community on the status of the school day. In the event that schools are closed during regular daytime hours due to inclement weather, all evening events, activities and Community Education Program classes will also be canceled.School Arrival and Dismissal Times :  Morning Kindergarten: 9:05 a.m. - 11:55 p.m.Afternoon Kindergarten: 12:45-3:35 p.m.Elementary Schools (Grades 1-4): 9:05 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.Skyview Upper Elementary School (Grades 5-6) 8:35 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.Arcola Intermediate School (Grades 7-8): 8:10 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.Methacton High School (Grades 9-12): 7:40 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.Two-Hour Delay School Arrival and Dismissal Times: Morning Kindergarten: 10:55 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Afternoon Kindergarten: 1:35-3:35 p.m.Elementary Schools: 10:55 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.Skyview Upper Elementary School: 10:35 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.Arcola Intermediate School: 10:10 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. Methacton High School: 9:40 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.Important Information for Kindergarten Families:  Modified Kindergarten Schedule:Morning Kindergarten: 10:55 a.m.-12:55 p.m. Afternoon Kindergarten: 1:35-3:35 p.m.In the event of an early dismissal, A.M. Kindergarten students will be dismissed with all other elementary school students, and P.M. Kindergarten will be cancelled. Students who ride a bus to school will return home on the same bus on which they arrived. Students will be provided lunch, details can be obtained by calling your individual elementary school. If your morning Kindergarten student will be picked up by a YMCA care program or other day care center after school, please be certain that your elementary school is aware of these details.Snow Make-Up Day Scheduled - The 2013-2014 Instructional Calendar has been revised. Please visit the Methacton Homepage for the most recent revisions.

Volunteering at our school 2013-2014!

Please remember that we have changes to our school volunteer policies and procedures. Methacton’s school volunteers are a critical and valued part of our home school community – many of the programs, activities, and special events that take place in our schools are totally dependent upon the support of our parent and community volunteers.Many of these changes are in line with our school safety and emergency preparedness initiatives. While this will lengthen the amount of time it takes to become an approved Methacton volunteer, we know that our families support initiatives that are designed to keep your students safe while in our care. These changes, as outlined by Board Policy 916 (revised February, 2013 – as below), are:All volunteers will need clearances to volunteer in any capacity including but not limited to: lunch room, holiday parties, homeroom helpers, and field trip chaperones. The process to obtain clearances, obtain a TB test and become Board approved may take up to three months. Therefore, please begin the process as soon as possible to be ready for September! For further information and links to clearances, please click below.