Sunday Message

10/12/2020 vol. 8

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Dear Twelve Bridges families,


We had a great first week of in-person learning but we were plagued with technology challenges throughout the week. On Friday, our tech department was able to adjust some setting that did improve the reliability of the network. This Wednesday, our bandwidth will be triple what we currently have, and I know that will help immensely.


It was so nice to see students at school. I want to let you know how proud I was of our students for following all of our new rules. They did so well!


Thanks also to all of you for ensuring that your children are healthy when they come to school and for communicating with our office if something arises. All of these steps together will ensure that we stay open, and most importantly, everyone stays healthy!


Here are our reminders again from last week:


1) Please ensure your child is healthy and free from any COVID symptoms that cannot be explained by pre-existing conditions. These include:


a. Fever (100.4 degrees or higher)

b. Cough

c. Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

d. Fatigue

e. Muscle or body aches

f. Headaches

g. Loss of taste or smell

h. Sore throat

i. Congestion or runny nose

j. Nausea or vomiting

k. Diarrhea


2) All students will need to wear a mask.


3) Students should bring a refillable water bottle and a healthy snack to school. There will be several water-bottle filling stations on campus.


4) Parents and guardians will not be allowed to enter campus. We will miss our amazing parents and volunteers on campus and hope to welcome you all back soon!


5) We will have an additional gate open for arrival and dismissal. All students coming from the direction of the park should use the custodial gate located between the park and the school.


6) Adults driving to campus should remain in their cars during drop-off and pick-up.


7) All adults escorting students on foot or bike should be wearing a mask and practicing social distancing guidelines when they enter school property.


8) TK and K arrival is from 8:00-8:15. 1st-5th arrival is from 8:15-8:30. Please do not drop off students early as there is no supervision available during that time.


9) TK and K dismissal is at 11:45. 1st-5th dismissal is at 12:00. First through fifth-grade parents please do not drive onto campus early and wait in the car line as that will prevent us from getting our TK and K students out on time.


10) Please be patient as we work through these new procedures.


Also, be sure you and your child are prepared by reviewing the district's Roadmap to Reopening and the FAQs about returning to campus.


Thanks for all of your support following these new protocols!


I'm looking forward to a great week!


Sincerely,


Will Middleton

Not Attending Classes today?

Student(s) Not Attending Classes Today?

If your student(s) will not be attending classes (in-person or InterCONNECT), you will need to contact the school’s office to report this absence. Preferably before 9:00am. Letting your student(s) teachers know is great, but this information is not always shared with the office.

We have three options to report an absence:

· Call our attendance hotline at (916)434-5210

· Email attendance clerk at kreilly@wpusd.org

· Use the Twelve Bridge Elementary app

o Bottom of main page

o Click on ABSENCE icon

o Complete form

Due to the current COVID-19 procedures in place, we need to know what symptoms your child is having if you are keeping them home “sick”. Please include these symptoms in your absence message. If they have a temperature, please let us know what it is. We will then contact you if more follow up is necessary.

If you have any other issues or questions, please call our office at (916)434-5220. Your support during these challenging times is appreciated.

Fall Picture Day(s)

Fall Picture Days will be on:


Wednesday, October 21, 2020 TK-2nd

Thursday, October 22, 2020 3rd-5th


interCONNECT students, please come anytime between 8:00-12:00 on your scheduled day by grade level. If you are scheduled to come both days due to multiple children, you are welcome to bring them all on one day.


For more information and to order online, please visit:

excelphotographers.com

ONLINE CODE: 12BRGF20

PTC Update


This Friday is our first Spirit Wear Sales event!


We want to thank DC Solar as our final Gold Level sponsor!


Upcoming Events


Spirit Wear Sales - Friday, October 16 @ 8:00 - 10:00am

PTC Board Meetings - Mondays @ 3:00pm, Nov 2, Dec 7, Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3



Hopeful 2021 Events


Fun Run (February 19th) – Pep Rally is 2/8*

Starstruck (April 21st & 22nd) – Dance Instruction begins week of March 8th every Tues/Fri


*We intend to have a LIVE or VIRTUAL Fun Run in February, to encourage fun fitness!!




BIG THANKS to our AMAZING 2020-2021 TBES Sponsors!!


GOLD

DC Solar

The Alfano Group Real Estate Agency

Kim Ogden, Atherton Wealth Advisors

Briley Real Estate, Inc.

Tytanium Ideas




Would YOU or your business like to be a sponsor for our school? Please contact Leah Bassett @ leahrun@yahoo.com and complete the business sponsorship form.

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Food Services

I apologize for the confusion regarding the meal distribution on Friday. We will make sure it goes much smoother this week. Food distribution will be twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays.


If you would like to add your child's name, please fill out this survey with your information.

Also, if you would like to remove your child from the list, please fill out the same survey and just mark "no" to the free meal bag.


Food Services Survey


Chromebook Update

We have been working hard with the district trying to secure additional Chromebooks. With no time to spare, we had some Chromebooks arrive from around the district! For our kinder and TK students, Chromebooks will not be used in the classroom at this time. If your student is in 1st-5th grade and you filled out the survey sent from our Deputy Superintendent, we will make sure there is a Chromebook in your child's room in the next day or two. These Chromebooks will only be used by your student, but they will not be "officially" checked out to them. These Chromebooks should remain here.


If the device you are using at home is no longer working and you need to officially check out a Chromebook to bring to and from school, please contact Mr. Middleton. We will do our best to accommodate this request. The district continues to wait for our new shipment of Chromebooks to arrive.


If you are unsure if your child needs to bring in their charged Chromebook, please contact your teacher.

Parents Love and Logic 5-week Workshop

WESTERN PLACER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PRESENTS PARENTING THE LOVE AND LOGIC WAY

A five week no-cost workshop designed by the Love and Logic Institute to give parents practical skills that can be used immediately!

Learn how to: • Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments • Stay calm when kids do incredibly upsetting things • Set enforceable limits • Avoid enabling and begin empowering • Help kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them • And much more!


ALL CLASSES ARE HELD ON MONDAYS FROM 6:00 – 7:30 Dates

October 12 to November 9, 2020

Virtual Classroom –Google Meet Facilitators of the Parenting the Love and Logic Way™


curriculum are independent and are not employees of the Love and Logic Institute.


To register, complete the form below and return to the WPUSD District Office, c/o Diane Metzelaar, 600 Sixth St., Ste. 400, Lincoln, CA 95648. A highly recommended workbook ($10.00) will be available for purchase. Pick up at Lincoln Crossing Elementary before the start of the class. Please bring exact cash for payment of workbook.

Parent Name: _____________________________________________

Email: ________________________________

Parent Name: ______________________________________________

Email: ________________________________ Contact Phone Number: ____________________ Child(ren) School of Attendance: __________________________________________________

Library News

Our Library is Open!

Students can now begin checking out library books! Please follow our check out guidelines below. For future reference, this information can also be found on our school website under the Library tab.


Distance Learning Circulation Policy

  • All students have the ability to remotely access our library system by logging on. Please visit https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/53010 or visit our school website. Click on the "Library" Tab and then "Online Catalog"

  • Your username is your school sign on (Grad year + Last name + First two initials) Example: 21BremnerDF. Your password is your 8 digit student id number.

  • Grades K-1 may check out 1 book. Grades 2-5 may check out 2 books.

  • Check out period is two weeks.

  • Students will place a "Hold" on the books they would like to check out. Please note: The system will not allow the student to delete a hold. "Hold" should not be clicked until they are certain that it is the book they'd like to check out. You must contact Ms. Bremner to delete a hold.

  • Ms. Bremner will pull the books and check them out for the student.

  • Your books will be ready for pickup THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL DAY after 9 a.m.

  • Pick up your books from the book cart in the front office by 3:30 p.m.

  • Your books will have your name on them.

  • If your books are not picked up within two school days, they will be returned to the library and made available for another student to check out.

  • Return your books to the "Return Box" on the book cart in the front office.

  • ALL books must be returned before additional books can be borrowed.

  • If you place a "Hold" on a book and currently have an overdue library book or fine, your order will not be filled.

  • Overdue notices and/or fines will be sent via email.

If you have any difficulty logging on or have any questions, please email Ms. Bremner at dbremner@wpusd.org.

i-Ready Tech Support

If you need any assistance or support with i-Ready, please feel free to call their helpline:

1-800-225-0248.

They can answer most questions, but cannot help with username or password recovery. For that, please contact your teacher directly.

Attendance Line

Please remember to call in your child's absence when they will not be attending school through Distance Learning. You may call 916-434-5210 or email kreilly@wpusd.org to report their absence. Thank you!

STAR Sacramento -Childcare Services at TBE

TBE has STAR on our campus this year! You can find more information on their website www.starsacramento.org. If you have any questions, you can contact them directly at 12bridges@starsacramento.org. See their new flyer below for Fall registration.