Northwest Early Elementary

May 2021

Notes from the Principal


As we enter the month of May many parents/guardians are very concerned about their students academic level. Please remember that we experienced a global pandemic and we cannot compare this last calendar year to any other. Northwest Early Elementary is adjusting curriculum and curricular supports in an effort to meet the students where they are at. We are absolutely trying our best and I greatly appreciate your understanding and continued support as we move through this pandemic together.


Mark Short

Principal

ATTENTION PARENTS!

Please be sure to enroll in the PowerSchool Parent Portal so that you can confirm and update any information changes for your student. NWEE will be mailing home Third Trimester report cards; we need your up to date address.

If you need your Parent Portal access information please call the office at (517)817-4705.

May 5 and 12- Kindergarten Roundup *Please see Nwschools.org for information, new students only

May 7- First Grade Kona Ice and Wild World Adventure Field Trip on school grounds

May 14- Second Grade Kona Ice and Wild World Adventure Field Trip on school grounds

May 28- Kindergarten/Y5 Kona Ice and Wild World Adventure Field Trip on school grounds

May 31- No School Memorial Day Holiday

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Snack and Birthday Treat Reminders

SNACKS/BIRTHDAYS:

● Only pre-packaged snacks will be allowed (no cupcakes).

● Students need to be able to carry birthday/snack treats on their own

● Teacher will hand out snacks to the students.

● Students will not deliver birthday treats throughout the building

Visitors


  • Only essential visitors will be allowed in school buildings.
  • Essential visitors will be required to wear masks.
  • Limit to 1 person in the office at a time.

NWEE School Hours

Full Day 8:55 am - 3:40pm


Half Day 8:55am-12:15pm

School Arrival Procedures

MASKS REQUIRED


Parent Drop-off


  • Students may be dropped off beginning at 8:45 a.m.
  • Parents will have the option to park in a parking spot and

walk students to the crosswalk, or drop off their student

in the drop off lane.

  • Staff will be assigned for safe crossing and exiting from

cars.

  • Kindergarteners will enter the main entrance and line up with their teacher or buddy teacher in the cafeteria.
  • First Graders will walk down the first grade sidewalk (labeled on lamp post) and meet their teachers just inside the doorway in the main hallway.
  • Second Graders will walk down the second grade sidewalk (labeled on lamp post) and meet their cohort teachers in their classrooms.
  • Students will be expected to wear masks in preparation

for entering the building.

  • Hand Sanitizer will be available at entry points.

MEDICINE PROCEDURES

If your child needs medication to be administered at a school a medication form must be completed, along with a signature by the prescribing physician. The medicine must be brought in the original container with the prescription label attached.


  • Medication must be transported by a parent and checked in at the office.
  • Over-the-counter medications (cough drops, Tylenol, Tums) must have doctor's order.

Parking Lot Safety Reminders

  • Please stay off your cell phone! Your eyes on the road are the best tools for parking lot safety.
  • Please continue to pull all the way up and use the crosswalk.
  • If you need to escort your child inside please park in a designated parking spot and not along the drop-off curb.

MORNING TARDINESS

We encourage promptness since tardies affect everyone and disrupt classroom time. One of the most valuable life skills a student can learn from his/her parent/guardian is the responsibility of arriving at school every day on time. Morning is the time when important school news is announced, teachers define the plans for the day, and instructional goals are reviewed and set. The whole tone of a child’s school day is set in the first part of the day.


  • School starts at 8:55 a.m.

  • If your student is not participating in their classroom morning routine by 9:00 a.m. they will be considered tardy.

  • Students not in their classroom seat by 9:00 a.m. shall be considered tardy.

  • If the supervisory aides are not present when you drop off your student, they are tardy. Please make sure to come in the office and sign them in.

  • Doctor appointments/professional appointments are excused with a doctors note.



Please help support your child in learning habits that will help them be successful at school and throughout life. If you need help or have concerns getting your child to school on time please contact the office. We are here to help.

ABSENCES

If your child will be absent from school please contact Danielle at 817-4981 or email danielle.kloack@nwschool.org.