THE WEDNESDAY MESSAGE!

The Official Weekly of Salford Hills Elementary School

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Safety Drill This Week

As part of our continuing effort to prepare for emergencies, faculty and staff will lead students in a safety drill this week. The week's drill encompasses a response to an intruder and uses our ALICE protocol including a full evacuation to the designated rally point. Look for a follow-up email after the drill's conclusion.
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Attendance

There seems to be some potential confusion with regard to attendance in this COVID environment. The miscue pertains to participating virtually when a student cannot attend class either in person or through SAOA. If a child has been designated as quarantined because of a potential or actual positive COVID diagnosis, the student is participating virtually. If able, the child should access their classroom's Schoology page, answer the discussion question to record their to record their virtual "I'm Here!" (therefore present), and complete the day's activities posted in Schoology. If a child's absence is unrelated to a potential positive COVID diagnosis, perhaps a stomach bug or strep throat, he or she is absent in the traditional sense. In this case, the child is absent with no virtual designation. The child is permitted to participate in Schoology activities if well enough. This is a family decision with no expectation from the school. Regardless, the child is absent.


If you have a questions about the difference and any associated responsibilities, please call our school office (610-287-9197). Our attendance secretary, Denise Randall, will be a knowledgeable resource and happy to help.

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Salford Hills Celebrates Character Counts Week

Wear our CC colors during the week of October 19 - 23. Whether studying virtually or in person, we'll have fun all next week as we join as a Salford Hills community affirming good character and proudly displaying our colors.
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Fall Celebration Changes

As you know, our current environment does not allow a traditional Fall Festival that our children have enjoyed in past years. There will be no Fall Socials and students are not permitted to wear costumes celebrating in a traditional fashion. However, we happy to announce that we're planning a few building-wide events that will draw us closer as a Salford HIlls family and help us feel the joy of the season. A few of our ideas include:

  • Friday, October 30 Spirit Day -- Wear black and orange
  • Fall Scavenger Hunt through the Leight Nature Trail
  • Pumpkin Decorating and Gallery Walk - Similar to our first trend-setting event, students decorate a pumpkin at home making it look like a book character.

Look for more details in Monday's communicator.

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Montgomery County County Issues School Exclusions Recommendations

Please refer to THIS LINK for information regarding school exclusion guidelines. The document includes information about impact on sending your child to school based on symptoms, guidelines with respect to quarantines, and when it is safe to send your child back to school. Additionally, refer to guidance about taking a family trip to a state which is on PA's quarantine list.

Feel welcome to contact our school office with questions or concerns.

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Happy Birthday From Salford Hills

We'd like to wish a Happy Birthday to all our in-person and virtual SH students born this week:
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Bus Passes

Unlike other years when there may have been the opportunity for bus passes, there will be no bus passes this year. Thanks for your understanding.
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November Conferences

While it's quite a few weeks away, please know that all Parent-Teacher Conferences (November 23-24) will be held during the day (8:30 - 3:30) and conducted virtually. Conferences held on November 25 are morning only (8:30 - 11:30).


As usual, your child's homeroom teacher will survey what time is best for you. We'll do our best to schedule accordingly. Additionally, we'll attempt to coordinate siblings so that conferences are roughly in the same time period.

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Busy Kindergarteners!

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2nd Grade Mathematicians

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Digital First Graders!

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Studying Plant Vein Structure in Fourth Grade Science

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Word Work in Third Grade

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Thank you to those of you who joined us at our monthly Home and School Meeting last night. We appreciate your partnership and support. Here are the meetings in DRAFT form which will be reviewed and approved at the November meeting.
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Salford Hills School Directory: UPDATE

In an effort to work smarter and not harder for those putting together the directory, here is a new request. If you could fill out the online form (even if you've already filled out the paper form), that would save us hours of typing. It would also prevent errors as anything you type in the form auto-populates the directory. Thanks for taking a few minutes of your time to save hours of time for our volunteers putting together the directory. Apologies for the change-up, but thanks for your flexibility. (If you already filled out the paper form and are unable to fill out the online form, you will still be included in the directory.)


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Salford Hills Home and School Association publishes a printed school directory for each new school year which includes faculty lists, class lists and student contact information. If your students are in-person, you should have received a yellow paper in the Communicator regarding our Salford Hills 2020-2021 directory. If your students are in SAOA, here is the online form. (If you are in-person, please also fill out the online form as explained above.)


Please complete this form by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2020. Only one form per family is required. You may provide as much or as little information as you wish. If you choose not to publish your information, please check the "No, do not include our family information in the directory." For those families who opt to not be listed in the directory list, HSA information will still be sent home via email newsletters and teacher distribution.

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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Box Tops For Education no longer require clipping, but we know there may still be some clipped coupons out there. Here is your final chance to send them in. Please submit all Box Tops for Education clipping coupons to the school office by Wednesday, October 21st.


Please contact Kendra Moody kendra_moody10@yahoo.com with any questions regarding your Box Top clippings.

You can download the app (Apple Store) (Google Play) to continue claiming Box Tops for Education for Salford Hills. Refer to the instructions below.

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Home and School Meetings

Mark your calendar for future Home and School Meetings. They're the second Tuesday of each month (except for April) at 7pm. We are currently meeting together on Zoom. Look for the link and the agenda in the Wednesday message the week before the meeting.
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021
  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
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Questions for Home and School?

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can reach out via board@salfordhillshsa.org to contact all four board members: president (Danielle Moyer), vice-president (Lisa James), secretary (Stacy Caldwell), treasurer (Trish May).

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Revised School Calendar

Please click THIS LINK to access the School Board approved 2020-2021 Revised School Calendar.
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Salford Hills Elementary School

Fundamentally committed to each other, we at Salford Hills are a caring community of learners who value each individual’s intrinsic worth and potential.


In our supportive environment, learners are encouraged to achieve high standards by developing responsibility for their learning through authentic experiences that require hard work, critical thinking and reflection.


Learning is a process that positively impacts the future.

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