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Conn-West Elementary Newsletter - October 8th

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Parent and Family Engagement Policy/Plan

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Picture Retakes are Wednesday, October 20th.

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Afternoon Dismissal

We need your help with afternoon dismissal. We are causing a backup on Main Street in the afternoon at dismissal time. We want to keep everyone safe and ask that you please not stop your vehicle on Main Street while waiting to get into the back parking lot. Please come a little bit later for dismissal or if you see that you cannot get into the back lot, please pull around the corner and wait on a side street until you can into the lot. We really need your help with dismissal in order to keep you and other community members safe.

Please Send Extra Mask to School With Your Child

Please send students to school with an extra mask in their backpacks in case it tears, gets wet, dirty, or lost.

School Information Packet

A shared folder of parent information has been created with all of the school information for back to school. Please view the documents by clicking here.
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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences are coming up the week of October 24th. Conferences are an opportunity for you to speak with your child’s teacher about their academic progress. Please watch for information from your child’s teacher to schedule a conference.

Upcoming Dates and Events

Friday, October 15th - First Quarter Ends

Friday, October 15th - PTA Fall Movie Night

Wednesday, October 20th - Picture Retakes

Thursday, October 28th - $ Dress Down Day

Thursday, October 28th - Fall Parties

Monday, October 25th - Thursday, October 28th - Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, October 28th - Half Day, Students Dismissed @ 1:05 pm

Friday, October 29th - No School

Monday, November 1st - No School, Professional Day for Staff

Tuesday, November 2nd - No School, Professional Day for Staff

Giving the Basics

Grandview C-4 partners with the non-profit organization Giving the Basics, to provide several types of personal hygiene items to students and families who cannot otherwise afford

them. Items are free and include, but are not limited to, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, ethnic hair products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, soap, and laundry soap. Sometimes, items like toilet paper, cleaning supplies, combs and brushes are also available. Personal dignity is an important component of school attendance and academic achievement. If you know of a student or family in need, please contact a school counselor, nurse, health para or building administrator. With your help, we can get these important items into the hands of the students who need them. Remember, the items are free and available to anyone in need.

Conn-West Spirit Wear Store

Order your spirit wear now! Conn-West students may wear a Conn-West spirit shirt on Fridays with uniform bottoms. Click here to visit the Conn-West Online Spirit Wear Store.
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You Can Find Bus Information By Clicking on the Following Link

Click here for bus information. Enter your address to find your school of attendance & the bus route.

Student Symptom Screening

Parents please screen your children for symptoms at home prior to sending them to school. Use the below checklist for home screening. Students with symptoms or known exposure to positive case should stay home and parents/guardians please notify the school and request guidance. Students not feeling well during the school day will notify their child's teacher for guidance. The checklist includes:

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • headache
  • muscle aches
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • new runny nose or congestion
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • sore throat
  • close contact with a person with COVID-19

Regardless of vaccination status, students with COVID-19 symptoms but no test for COVID will remain at home for 10 days after symptom onset, AND free of fever for at least 24 hours, AND other symptoms have improved.

Students who are fully vaccinated and are exposed to someone with a confirmed COVID-19 case can refrain from quarantine if they are not showing any symptoms. A fully vaccinated individual is defined as:

Someone who received their second dose in a two-dose vaccine series more than two weeks ago.

Someone who received their first dose in a single-dose vaccine more than two weeks ago.

If students arrive at school not feeling well or start feeling ill during the school day, they will report to the health para’s office. Students with COVID symptoms will need to be picked up immediately and will not be allowed to ride home on the bus.

Parents will notify the health para if their student is exposed to someone with a confirmed COVID-19 case. If the student is not fully vaccinated they will need to stay home for 14 days from their last contact with the positive person. They may return after 14 days if no symptoms develop in that time.

All students testing positive for COVID-19 who have symptoms but were not hospitalized may return to school 10 days after symptom onset, AND at least 24 hours with no fever, AND other symptoms have improved

All students testing positive for COVID-19 who never develop symptoms may return to school 10 days after the first positive test.

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Joke of the Day

Click here to submit a Joke of the Day to be read on our daily announcements.

Please Join Our School Facebook group

Click on the link below to request access. Please make sure to answer the questions when asking to join the groups.

Conn-West Parent Group

ELL Distance Learning Parent Group

School Day Hours

The school day begins at 9:05 am and ends at 3:55 pm. Students

may enter the building at 8:40 am. Please do not drop your child off

before 8:40 am unless they are enrolled in LINC. Breakfast will be served in the classroom from 8:40 am until 9:00 am.

Transportation and After School Changes

If your child’s mode of transportation or after school routine is going

to change for the day, please notify the main office

@ (816) 316- 5225 prior to 3:00 pm to ensure that your child arrives

at the appropriate destination.

Student Assistance Program

The Student Assistance Program is currently available for students through New Directions Behavioral Health. The program can provide free services to students and families including up to three face-to-face short term counseling sessions, on-site crisis management, 24-hour toll-free phone assistance, and a health resource library.

This is available to our families via referral by school counselors or by you calling the New Directions Help Line at 1-855-340-6487. All students and/or guardians can access the Help Line at any time, as it is open 24 hours each day, every day of the year. Students 18 and older can schedule counseling appointments on their own.

For more information, you may visit Select ‘For Individual Families.’ Then select ‘Student Assistance Program.’ The school code for our district is: GrandviewSAP.

Additional information on New Directions’ Student Assistance Program is attached. If you have any further questions we encourage you to reach out to your school's counseling office.

We are truly excited to offer this resource to our families.