Shooting Stars

November 2020 Parent Newsletter

Important Dates

November 2-13: NC Check-Ins testing

November 11: No School-Veteran's Day

November 16-20: Spirit Week and Math and Science Night Events!

November 20: Virtual Duke-Progress Energy Children's Theater Presentation

November 23: Virtual School Improvement Team Parent Meeting @ 6:30-7:30 pm.

November 24: Picture Day for Face to Face and Virtual Students

November 25-27: No School -Thanksgiving Holiday

Community For Children (CFC) Facebook Link

Did you know the CFC has a Facebook page? Get updates and information on CFC events and happenings. Click on the link to check it out.

November is Native American Heritage Month

AIHC - The 25th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration will be online-only this year through the North Carolina Museum of History. Click here to learn more.

Virtual Math and Science Week November 16-20th!

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What is South's School Improvement Team?

SIT Parent Meetings are on the 4th Monday of every month

School Improvement Teams (S.I.T) are required by North Carolina law to develop school improvement plans. These plans set goals and allow team members to collaborate on ways to achieve the goals and needs of the school. The team is made of the principal, representatives of the assistant principals, instructional personnel, instructional support personnel, and teacher assistants assigned to the school building, and parents of children enrolled in the school. The representatives are elected by their respective groups (such as the PTA, Community for Children, or their departments).

The General Assembly of North Carolina views parental involvement as a critical component of school success and positive student achievement. It is the intent of NC that parents, along with teachers, have a substantial role in developing school improvement plans. [NC General Statutes �115C-105.27].

COVID-19 Prevention Reminders

Please review the following information.

Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 or who may have been exposed to COVID-19 should not be at school.

If you answer YES to ANY of these questions your child has to stay out of school for at least 10 days OR has had a negative COVID-19 test AND no fever or other symptoms for a full 24 hours.

1.Have any of the children you are dropping off at school had close contact (within 6 feet for a least 15 minutes) in the last 14 days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, OR has any health department or health care provider been in contact with you and advised your child to quarantine?
2.Do any of the children you are dropping off at school have any of these symptoms?



-Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

-New cough

-New loss of taste or smell

3. Since they were last at school, have any of the children you are dropping off been diagnosed with COVID-19?

*This information also applies to any student getting on the bus.

**If you have any questions or unsure of what to do, please contact the front office and we will be happy to help.

There have been many questions about responses and protocols during this COVID-19 pandemic which is to be expected. I wanted to take the time to share the most up to date guidelines that we are expected to follow. Above is a link that will take you to the Public Health Toolkit for K-12 schools. I hope this helps to provide clarity in regards to what is happening at our school to keep everyone safe. These guidelines and the guidance of the health department have been driving our response to the pandemic. Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this time period. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me at 336-599-7133 ext. 16150.
Santa's Helpers Information

Do you or someone you know in need of help during the holiday season? See the flyer for more information.

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