Midland Trail Elementary School

~ We Believe & Achieve In Order to Succeed ~

December 2020

Dear MTE Families & Friends,

We hope this newsletter finds you enjoying the month of December! It's a very exciting time of year, especially in elementary schools. Although we've had to change a lot of things this year, we are taking time this month to celebrate and enjoy teaching and learning.


We will be celebrating in classrooms for our Winter Parties on Mon Dec 21 and/or Tues Dec 22 (depending on if you are a RED or GOLD Day student). Students may bring treats to share, however, they must be individually wrapped and sent to school in a backpack. No food deliveries. If you would like to support the classroom party, please reach out to your child(rens) teacher. We look forward to the holiday season and after a nice break we will welcome our students back in January 2021!!!



Aron Attebery, Principal

Leasha Wolterman, Curriculum Administrator

Learning Model ~ In Person/Remote

You received an email on Friday, December 4th from district office. It includes information and a survey for 2nd semester learning. As a parent, you ONLY NEED TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY, if you plan on making a change to your child's learning model (remote only or in person). If you are not changing your child's learning model, you do not need to complete the survey. Please call me if you would like to discuss the best option for your child

Turner PRIDE

Turner USD 202 Community,

It is time to nominate and celebrate TUSD202 employees that make us Stronger Together. Please take a few minutes to nominate a TUSD 202 Employee for the TUSD PRIDE Award. (One classified and One Certified Employee).

December nomination deadline is November 18.

TUSD PRIDE Award

* Do you know a Turner staff member that makes us Stronger Together by going above and beyond and consistently demonstrating the following qualities:

Positive

Responsible

Inclusive

Dedicated

Efficient

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We Need YOU!

Every year, we create a Site Council, made up of parents, teachers and community members. This group meets 4 times per year. During meetings, we share information regarding Midland Trail, including current school improvement goals, school initiatives and we seek feedback and input. This year, meetings will take place virtually, via ZOOM. If you are interested in being part of this team and/or you know someone who is, please contact us! We are looking to add a local business owner as well.

atteberya@turnerusd202.org or woltermanl@turnerusd202.org

IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR MTE COMMUNITY

Due to safety, parents will only be permitted inside of the building by scheduled appointment.


Masks will be required for all students and adults in the building.


We will have a procedure for students who arrive after 8:45 am. All students need a safety check by staff member before entering the building.


  • Parent/Guardian will call school and notify office of late arrival.
  • Staff member will come to front door. Parent will walk student to the door. Student will be screened, and once cleared by staff member, will be sent to classroom.
  • Parents must wait until child is cleared to be in school.


If a parent needs to pick up their child early for any reason (illness or appointment).


  • Parent/guardian will call school ahead of time, or from car in front of building, to ask for student and notify office who is going to pick up student (person must be on approved list).
  • Parent will walk to door and wait for student. Once student is in office, they will be escorted by secretary to vestibule.
  • Parent/approved adult will show I.D.
  • Secretary will verify and then sign student out.
  • Parents will no longer be signing student out w/ signature
  • I.D. must be presented to release student.

Grading & Attendance

GRADING

If students do not keep up with more than six hours of daily assignments their grades will be impacted. We will be using the traditional grading systems (A, B, C, etc). They will not get a grade for participation only. Students will have to login to Microsoft Teams for virtual conferences/instruction multiple times daily designated by their teacher. These times will be within the traditional school day. Students that miss this instruction may not understand how to complete work independently. At the elementary level, some independent work assigned may require the assistance of an adult.


ATTENDANCE

Remote students are required to join their teacher for instruction in Microsoft Teams, multiple times a day. If students fail to login, they will be marked absent. Blended students are required to attend a morning meeting in Microsoft Teams and complete assignments at home when school is not in session. Failure to log in and/or complete work will result in an absence. Absences will be recorded and will be subject to the Kansas truancy statute.

School Hours - Arrival & Dissmissal

Our school day starts at 8:45 am and ends at 3:55 p.m. Doors open at 8:20 for students. Those arriving after 8:45 am will be counted as tardy. In the interest of safety, students may not be dropped off/left unattended before 8:20 am.

ANY CHANGES TO TRANSPORTATION must be made prior to 3:00 p.m. to ensure that student and teacher are aware of the change. PLEASE make sure your student(s) and teacher(s) know how they will get home the first day of school.

We Believe & Achieve in Order to Succeed

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Contacting The School

(913) 288--3500 Office Phones are answered from 8:10 am - 4:10 pm daily. If your child is going to be tardy or absent please let us know.


Student safety is our priority, If visiting in person, make sure you have a mask/face covering and state ID upon entering.