Montgomery Elementary News

August 21, 2020

Contact Us

Dr. Amy Debelak, Principal

Ms. Sally Ganz, Asst. Principal


Office 686-1730

Absence Line 686-1736

FAX 792-6131

School Nurse 686-1733

Cafeteria 686-1735

Transportation 686-1785

TRANSITION DAYS

We are excited to welcome back our students to school whether they will be attending school face-to-face or virtually! For our students who will be attending school face-to-face, Sycamore has decided to implement transition days for our Kindergarten - 4th grade students to help make the transition back to school a little bit easier.


For the face-to-face students whose last names begin with A through M, their transition start date will be on Thursday, September 3rd. For the face-to-face students whose last name begin with N through Z, their transition start date will be on Friday, September 4th. All students (virtual and face-to-face) will begin attending classes on Tuesday, September 8th.


This transition day for face-to-face learning will allow our students to begin to learn the new safety protocol routines more easily as well as to ease our students back into the buildings.


More information will be coming soon regarding transition activities for our virtual classroom learners.


Preschool families - you will receive more details in regards to preschool’s start date soon.

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STUDENT DROP OFF AND PICK UP

We have some BIG changes with drop off and pick up for car riders. With the increased traffic from the construction on Montgomery Road and the increase in car riders, we realize a back up on Montgomery Road could be dangerous for everyone. Student drop-off and pick up will be in the back of the building by the kindergarten playground. There is a back gate that will be open which will lead you to the playground and parents will exit to the south exit by Dr. Morris’ orthodontist office. To avoid the buses, parents are being asked to drop students off at 9:15 and pick up at 3:30. Please see video below:

August 18, 2020

MEDICAL RECORDS

(Immunization Records, Physician's Exam and Dental Records)


NEW students to the district entering any grade including prekindergarten and kindergarten students need to have current immunization records, physician's exam form and dental exam form in their school health record by the first day of attending the new school year. Please make sure you have submitted the most current forms for your student. This applies to EVERY NEW STUDENT to the district and returning preschool students regardless of whether you are virtual or in person. Click HERE to access the required forms on our website. Feel free to contact the school nurse if you have any questions at lintons@sycamoreschools.org.

CLASS LISTS

Our teachers are currently working on class lists for the 2020-21 school year. We will not be able to honor friend requests this year. We are working with many variables and need to ensure all students' academic needs are met. Thank you for your understanding.


TEMPERATURE CHECKS

Temperature checks will be done each day for all students as they enter the building. The district purchased scanners which will be positioned at all entrances students enter. If a child has a fever a staff member will accompany them to Nurse Linton and you will be required to come and pick your child up immediately. Guidelines in the Healthy Back to School 2020 Plan will be adhered to all school year.


NEW FAMILY ORIENTATION

New family orientation will be done virtually on Friday, August 28th at 10 am. Please join us -

Join with Google Meet

meet.google.com/kbh-qnxd-qte


Join by phone

‪(US) +1 669-241-7580‬ PIN: ‪904 621 661‬#


INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR FAMILIES

We know you have a million questions. Join Ms. Ganz and me for an hour and let us answer your questions on August 26th. If your last name begins with letters A-L join us at 2pm-3pm. If your last name is M-Z please join us at 3:15-4:15. A Zoom link will be provided as we get closer to the event.


OPEN HOUSE

Open House will be done both virtually and with a drive by! Each teacher will post a short video to their Blackboard site for families to watch. Families are invited to drive by On September 1st and “meet” their teacher as well as drop off your Chromebooks from the spring. We will not be collecting school supplies at this time. A more detailed schedule is listed below.


FANNY PACKS

All face 2 face students will be given an AVES fanny pack that has two pockets! One for a mask (to stay safe during recess and lunch) and one for hand sanitizer and tissues. We are going to ROCK this look!

Meet Your Teacher “Drive Thru” & Chromebook Drop Off

for Face-to-Face Students!


Save the Date: September 1!

Our teachers are looking forward to welcoming students back to school this year! Please join us for our “Drive-Thru” Meet the Teacher and wave “Hello”. If you received a district Chromebook, please place it in your trunk and the staff will retrieve it.


Teachers from each grade level will be out during the following times:

1:00- 1:45- Kindergarten-Front Parking Lot

1:00-1:45- First Grade- Back Driveway

1:00-1:45- Second Grade Front Parking Lot

2:00-2:45- Third Grade- Back Driveway

2:00-2:45 Fourth Grade- Front Parking Lot


Feel free to decorate your car and put your name on the dashboard

Drive Thru” Virtual Learners Material Pick Up


Save the Date: August 31!

Our teachers are looking forward to welcoming students back to school this year! Please join us for our “Drive-Thru” virtual learner material pick up for your child from 2:00-3:00.


Please put your student(s) grade level on the dashboard. Staff will direct you to the correct pickup area. If you have multiple children, you will have to go through each grade level pickup process during the hour.

Materials will be placed in your trunk.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES LIST

All school supply lists are being decreased. Since children aren’t able to share school supplies each child will keep their personal supplies in a covered bin supplied by our Montgomery PTO. We realize many of you purchased the school supplies already but don’t worry! The students will still need all of them, we will just ask you to periodically send in refills. The teacher will let you know when to send refills into school. Below are the adjusted school supply lists for each grade level needed at the start of school. Virtual and face to face class lists are the same.

Click here to access the updated school supply list

TIME FOR OUR ANNUAL REVIEW OF FINAL FORMS

As in the past, we need ALL parents or guardians to log into Final Forms and make any necessary updates. Please remember to sign your forms even if no changes are being made. Also newly added is a Covid-19 Parent Agreement that must be sign before

the school year begins.


Please do this as soon as possible as this will

prevent potential issues or problems that can be addressed before

our return to school in September.

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Shop at AvesHangar.com and Support Sycamore High School


The new online store at aveshangar.com features 150+ Sycamore

Aviators-licensed items and other gifts including:


School supplies and required readings;

Aves Face Masks;

Spirit and sportswear from Nike, Under Armour, and

Champion brands sized infant through adult; AND

Novelty and gift items (stickers, water bottles, flags, magnets, mugs).


We offer free contactless delivery within the District (including any school locations for teachers and staff) on all orders $19.99 and above on Fridays. You will find the local delivery option under Shipping in the checkout.


If your order is less than $19.99 or you live outside of the District, curbside pickup is available at the Sycamore High School Athletic entrance on Wednesdays in August. If that time doesn't work for you, please reach out, and we will do our best to work out other arrangements.

As always, enjoy tax-free shopping at the Aves Hangar. As a non-profit organization, we never charge tax on any items and sales benefit Sycamore High School. For questions or more information, email Amy Browns Taylor at aveshangar@sycamoreschools.org.

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MASK WEARING RESOURCES

Below are a couple of resources that you may find helpful. Both were made by Behavior Specialist Psychologists at Children’s Hospital Department of Developmental

and Behavioral Pediatrics.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GYtTaQmVEM&feature=youtu.be


https://www.ucucedd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/I-Can-Wear-a-Mask-Social-Story_FINAL.pdf

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