Pine Road Express

Pine Road Grows Great Kids

August 13, 2020

A MESSAGE FROM MR. COLE

Dear Pine Road Families,


Let me first take the opportunity to officially introduce myself as the Principal of Pine Road Elementary School. While I have spent significant time in the district this summer, my official start date was August 5. I have been fortunate to meet and speak with many of you and I look forward to continuing to build strong relationships with you all.


It is hard to believe that summer is nearly over! The entire team at Pine Road Elementary is hard at work designing a safe and effective return to school for our families. The excitement is building as we finalize our preparations to welcome all of our students to the 2020-21 school year!


I would like to extend a special welcome to our new (and returning) incoming Kindergarten families! Transitioning to school is such a special time for young learners. Our top-notch Kindergarten team is finalizing plans for orientation and to support your students in starting a successful school career. Please be on the lookout for further communication in the next few days.


As we continue to finalize all other details, we will share more specific information and adjusted procedures for a safe return. We thank all of our families for your continued patience as we refine our procedures and respond to shifting conditions and guidance form both the state and county. You may always locate the most up-to-date information on the LMTSD reopening website. Included on this site is a link to the specific Pine Road FAQ.


Sincerely,


Scott Cole

Principal

Upcoming Events

Kindergarten Orientation- SAVE THE DATE!


We are so excited to welcome our Kindergarten families to Pine Road! Our kindergarten team is actively working to provide you and your kindergartener with an orientation program that will allow him/her to learn about Pine Road before his/her first day. Due to the circumstances related to the pandemic and the rapidly changing plans for our return to school, we have not yet finalized our orientation program (Tentatively scheduled for August 27th). Please continue checking the LMTSD website and your email for messaging regarding orientation and the first day of school for kindergarten students. We will share our orientation plan with you on Friday, August 21, 2020.

New Students in grades 1-5


On Monday, August 24th We would like to welcome families of students that are new to Pine Road into the school to see parts of the building and meet some of the staff! We will be limiting attendance and adhering to enhanced distancing and hygiene protocols. Face coverings must be worn at all times and attendance is limited to one adult per student(s). Please email or call (215-938-0290) the main office to schedule your time slot!

Dates to Remember

  • August 18: School Board meeting (7:00 PM)

  • August 27: Kindergarten Orientation

  • August 31: First Day of School (Early Dismissal)
  • September 1-3: Early Dismissal
  • September 4: Schools Closed (Offices Open)
  • September 8: PTA Meeting (9:15 AM) Link to Virtual Meeting to Follow
  • September 28: Schools Closed (Offices Open)

A NOTE FROM THE IT DEPARTMENT

We are preparing for the upcoming school year and need all district devices that were issued to Pine Road students returned as soon as possible. If you are still in possession of a school district iPad or Chromebook, please return the device and charger to the Pine Road office by Wednesday, August 19. We will be updating the devices, outfitting them with new cases and protective sleeves, and many will be replaced with a new device. It is very important that we get back every device by Wednesday, August 19 so that we can get them ready for the new school year. Thank you.

Pine Road Highlights

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