The Lion's Roar: Parent's Edition

Week of April 19-April 23, 2021

Richland One Announces Finalists For Top Employee Honors


Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon has announced the finalists for the district’s 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year and Classified Employee of the Year awards.


“We are proud to have a high-caliber team in Richland One, and our Teacher of the Year and Classified Employee of the Year finalists certainly reflect that level of quality and commitment,” said Dr. Witherspoon. “Regardless of their job titles or positions, they all work tirelessly to support our mission of empowering our students to achieve their potential and dreams.”


Carver-Lyon's own Dr. Melany Rish is one of the finalists for this coveted award.


Congratulations Dr. Rish!

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For the safety of our students, please DO NOT drop students off before 7:00 am. There is no adult supervision for students before 7:00 am. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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April 1: End of 3rd Nine Weeks

April 2: Asynchronous Learning Day

April 5-9: Spring Break

April 15: Report Card Issued

April 21: Curriculum Night 5:30 - 6:30

April 22: Parent/Teacher Conference 2:30-5:30

April 23: Purple Up! For Military Kids Day!

April 27: Board Meeting

April 27: Picture Day

April 29: Poem in Your Pocket Day: Virtual Poetry Slam

April 29: ESOL Parent Presentation

Virtual Curriculum Night April 21st from 5:30 - 6:30

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Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences: April 22nd, 2:30 - 5:30

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“Purple Up! For Military Kids” Day! - April 23, 2021

Each year schools join in solidarity to support military connected children. On April 23, 2021 schools and communities are encouraged to wear purple and this could continue even when we are under quarantine. Purple represents the blending of the colors of the five branches of our armed forces. Here in South Carolina, we are proud to be home to Air Force, Army, National Guard and Reserve families.

Picture Day: April 27th

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Please conduct the COVID-19 Daily Self-Screen Tool with you child each day.

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If your child displays a symptom suggestive of COVID-19 while at school such as: shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, and develops a new or worsening cough, you will be contacted and asked to pick up your child from school.

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To ensure the safety and a smooth dismissal, students will not be dismissed for early dismissal after 2:00. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, parents will be assisted in the foyer or via the outside speaker system. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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PARENT RESOURCES to Navigate COVID-19


https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf
General ideas about dealing with the pandemic, though a few may be replaced by more current information.

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/simple_activities_for_children_and_adolescents_4.pdf
Ideas for family and kids at home—things to do that do not take money!

https://www.childtrends.org/publications/resources-for-supporting-childrens-emotional-well-being-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

This could be helpful for parents who will read it, or for professionals across organizations who are trying to support parents.

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

PBS kids on parents talking to their kids

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

PBS comic for kids—mostly straightforward health information, but I love that it also addresses bias against people groups.

http://earlylearningnation.com/2020/03/a-parents-guide-to-surviving-covid-19-8-strategies-to-keep-children-healthy-and-happy/

A parent’s guide to helping kids during pandemic.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-how-to-talk-to-kids-disease_l_5e5c615ac5b601022113151d
Talking with your kids about the virus. Because this is an ongoing conversation, even if parents have had an initial conversation, this article is still relevant.

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home
Online free resources for anyone isolated at home. A long list!

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23MoLunchDoodles
A resource for kids.

Information for PreK Families below.

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