Swansboro Elementary

November 15, 2020

Tomorrow kicks of American Education Week. Let's take a few minutes each day to show our gratitude for living in a country that values education for everyone. Even amid a global pandemic, we are seeking ways to continue to make educating all children a top priority. If you are grateful for your teacher, send them an email or write them a letter this week to let them know you appreciate them! They truly are doing an amazing job staying flexible and positive during these ever changing times. Wednesday is National Education Support Professionals Day. We would like to recognize Mrs. Kidd, Mrs. Monk, Mrs. Gibbons, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Rigsbee for all that they do you our students! Our Pirates couldn't be successful without their support! Friday is Substitute Educator's Day. Thank you to everyone that serves as a substitute at our school. Many of you are here often enough to be staff members! We truly couldn't do it without you. Swing by the office this week to pick up your gift of appreciation. If anyone is interested in becoming a substitute for our school, please let us know and we will be glad to discuss this process with you. We are always in need of substitute teachers, especially during the pandemic.

Tomorrow at 7 pm, MPAC Lejeune will be hosting a WebEx meeting for SBES parents on Identifying How Children Learn. Any parent can join. Please see the flier below for more details on how to register for this webinar. On Tuesday interim reports will go home with students. Please sign and return them. That means the grading period is halfway over. Now is the perfect time to make sure that your child is completing work in a timely manner. Don't wait until it is too late to become concerned about your child's grades. Friday is Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (after school–8:00 pm.) They have a new coffee bar as well. Check it out! Don't forget that our Virtual Scholastic Book Fair is open through November 22. Books are great gifts that keep on giving:) Speaking of gifts, if you would like to order an SBES sweatshirt and have it back before we leave for winter break, you must order it by November 18th. You can make your purchase through School Cash Online. Look for the shopping cart on our school's website. Also be sure to check out the revised OCS Elementary school calendar. There are several changes. Last but not least, thank you to One Harbor Church for providing pizza to our staff. It is great to feel loved and supported by our wonderful community.

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SBES Sweatshirt sales!

November 18th is the last day to order hooded sweatshirts and have them in time for Christmas. You can make your purchase through school cash online.

Thank you One Harbor Church for the delicious pizza that you provided our staff! It is great to be loved and supported!

Please join our PTO Remind group for updates to future meetings and happenings: @7bedd4

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE

Our school counselor and social worker are beginning to gather information and resources for families that need holiday assistance. Please email carrie.jackson@onslow.k12.nc.us or alexandra.casemore@onlsow.k12.nc.us if you are in need of assistance.

Christmas Cheer:


Christmas Cheer is taking applications at:
1210 Hargett St in Jacksonville
November 16th - 20th from 2:00-5:00pm

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE

Student Tech Support Line: 910-989-2101


Navigating Your Laptop From Home

https://sway.office.com/kgLw5NnDccBM7m2u?ref=Link&loc=play


Parent Module on Using Teams

Getting Parents Started with Teams.pptx


This is a link to the district website that has other help guides for learning from home.

https://www.onslow.k12.nc.us/Page/31947

A Note from Nurse Sammons

All Immunization Records and North Carolina Schools Health Assessment Forms are due by Friday, October 30th, 2020. Nurse Sammons has sent home reminders to those that still need to turn in their updated paperwork. Students will be excluded from school Starting Monday November 2, 2020 if these documents are not turned in. These are NC State General Statutes and Laws. We cannot make exceptions.

Protocol for when students are sent home from school sick:

Dear Parent/Guardian: Date:


Your student _____________________________ is being sent home today because of the following symptoms:


*Fever 100ᵒ F or Higher * Chills Shortness of Breath

*Difficulty Breathing *New Cough *Loss of Smell

*Loss of Taste *Exposure to COVID-19


HE/SHE MAY NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL UNTIL:

1. A health care provider states the student DOES NOT have COVID-19 and/or they have an alternative diagnosis which explains the COVID-like symptoms OR they have a negative PCR COVID-19 test AND they are fever free (without using fever reducing medications) for 24 hours.


2. IF THEY ARE DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19, THEY MAY RETURN TO SCHOOL WHEN:

· It has been at least 10 days since the student first had symptoms.

· Fever free for at least 24 hours, without using fever reducing medication (Tylenol, Ibuprofen)

· Symptoms have improved; feels better.


** NC STATE DHHS GUIDELINES STATE: STUDENTS SENT HOME WITH COVID-LIKE ILLNESS AND NOT SEEN BY A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER MUST BE EXCLUDED FROM FACE TO FACE INSTRUCTION FOR 10 DAYS.


IF ONE STUDENT IS EXCLUDED DUE TO COVID-19, THE ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD IS EXCLUDED. STUDENT MUST BE CHECKED IN BY THE OFFICE TO RETURN TO SCHOOL. CONTACT THE SCHOOL NURSE WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

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School Fees

Instructional Supply: $5.00

Art: $1.00

Supplemental Reader: $6.00

Technology Usage Assessment Fee (not insurance, rental fee): $25.00

Total for all students (k-5) is $37.

* Music: Recorder fee for 5th grade only: $5 Students will learn finger positions here at school but will only be allowed to actually play the recorder at home due to Covid restrictions. They will have the opportunity to perform virtually.


* New this year. School fees can be paid online safe and securely by visiting our school website. Click on the shopping cart icon found on the right of the screen. You will need to register to get started. If you do not have your students id number, check their computer login sheet which will be sent home the first week of school.

* If you cannot afford these fees, you may request a fee waiver by emailing school administration (page.highsmith@onslow.k12.nc.us or elizabeth.wilsey@onslow.k12.nc.us). These will be reviewed by administration and you will be notified once approved.

IMPORTANT DATES


November 16-20 American Education Week


November 16 MPAC Lejeune Webex Mtg: How Students Learn 7 pm (see flier above regarding registration)



November 17 Interim Reports for Elementary Students



November 18 National Education Support Professionals Day (speech, school psychologist, program specialist, occupational and physical therapist, interpreters, etc)



November 20 Substitute Educators Day



November 20 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)



November 24 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)



November 25 Teacher Workday- No school for students



November 26-27 Thanksgiving Break- No School



December 1 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



December 4 Dairy Queen Spirit Night (mention SBES Spirit Night)



December 8 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)



December 8 Make Up Picture Day



December 9 Strategic Planning 7:30- 8:15 am



December 18 End of Grading Period



December 18 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)



December 18 Family Life Class (5th graders with permission slips)



December 21-January 1 Winter Break - No School



December 22 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)



January 2021 National Mentoring Month



January 1 Dairy Queen Spirit Night (mention SBES Spirit Night)



January 4 Teacher Workday- NO school for students



January 5-19 MOY iReady Math (K-5)



January 5 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



January 5 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)



January 11-25 NC Check-Ins # 2 (5th grade Science)



January 11-15 Maintenance Employee Appreciation Week



January 11 Report cards sent home with students



January 13 Strategic Planning 7:30-8:15 am



January 15 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (after school–8:00 pm)



January 18 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day- NO school for students



January 26 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00 pm Please leave receipt for donation)



February 1-5 National School Counselor Week



February 2 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



February 4 Quality Council/ Systems Involvement Team 4:00-5:15 RSC



February 5 Dairy Queen Spirit Night (mention SBES Spirit Night)



February 9 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)



February 10 Strategic Planning 7:30- 8:15 am



February 18 Interim Reports for Elementary Students



February 19 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)



February 22-25 Battle of the Books district competition (tentative)



February 23 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)



February 27 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament Outer Banks-First Flight (tentative)



March 1-5 Read Across America Week & Book Fair



March 2 Read In Night (tentative)



March 2 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



March 4 OCS Spelling Bee PWE (tentative)



March 5 Read-a-thon Final Day- all payments due by 8:30 am



March 5 Character Day Parade (tentative)



March 5 Dairy Queen Spirit Night (mention SBES Spirit Night)



March 7-13 School Social Worker Week



March 9 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)



March 10 Strategic Planning 7:30-8:15 am



March 15 End of Grading Period



March 19 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)



March 22 Reports cards sent home with students



March 23 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)



March 29-April 2 Spring Break- NO school



April 2 Dairy Queen Spirit Night (mention SBES Spirit Night)



April 6 Media Specialist Day



April 6 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



April 8 Quality Council/ Systems Involvement Team 4:00-5:15 RSC



April 12-23 NC Check-Ins # 3 (5th grade Science)



April 13 Strategic Planning 7:30-8:15 am



April 16 Spring Fling (tentative)



April 16 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)



April 18-24 Public School Volunteer Week



April 19-23 Administrative Professional Week



April 21 Administrative Professional Day



April 21 Chess district tournament grades 2-3 (tentative)



April 22 OCS Global Innovation Showcase (virtual)



April 23 Interim Reports for Elementary Students



April 23 Chess district tournament grades 4-5 (tentative)



April 23 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)



April 26- May 7 EOY iReady Math (K-5)



April 26 OCS Multiplication Bee BCE (tentative)



April 30 Global Field Day (tentative)



May 1 School Principals Day



May 3-7 Onslow County Schools Employee Appreciation Week



May 3-7 Onslow County Schools Bus Driver Appreciation Week



May 3-7 Teacher & Teacher Assistant Appreciation Week



May 4 National Teacher Day



May 4 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



May 4 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)



May 7 School Lunch Hero Day



May 7 Dairy Queen Spirit Night (mention SBES Spirit Night)



May 11 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)



May 12 National School Nurse Day



May 13 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)



May 17-21 National Educational Boss Week



May 17 EOG Reading Grades 3, 4, 5 Cohort A



May 18 EOG Science Grade 5 Cohort A



May 20 EOG Reading Grades 3, 4, 5 Cohort B



May 21 EOG Science Grade 5 Cohort B



May 24 EOG Math Grades 3, 4, 5 Cohort A



May 25 RTA Grade 3 Cohort A



May 25 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)



May 27 EOG Math Grades 3, 4, 5 Cohort B



May 28 RTA Grade 3 Cohort B



May 28 Kindergarten Ceremony 9 am, 5th grade ceremony 11 am (tentative)



May 28 Last day of school for students (report cards sent home if all dues paid)



May 31 Memorial Day



June RTA (After reading camp) TBD



June 1 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



June 1-4 Teacher Workdays



June 4 Swansboro High School Graduation



June 14- 17 OCS Camp Invention