Norton Creek Elementary
Friday E-News-May 12, 2023
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
5/17/23- DPTO Meeting 9:30am (Haines)
5/25/23- Business Services Meeting (Haines Center) 5:30pm
5/26/23- Last Day Of School
SCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULE
Kindergarten thru 5th Grades-
Students can be dropped off at 7:45am for the school day. It you arrive before that time please keep your child with you until 7:45 as there is no supervision outside until then.
Our school office is open from 7:30am until 4:00pm on school days.
From The Principal......Tony White
Attention 4th-Graders! It's Time to Join the Band!
Joining the band is easy!
Click here to learn about the instruments! There are recordings and videos of each instrument to explore. You can also view general information about our program, prices of rental instruments, and course expectations.
Know what instrument you'd like to play? ENROLL HERE!
Perhaps you'd like to try out the instruments before signing up? No problem! Sign up for a 20-minute time slot on SignUp Genius to test out up to three instruments. Our "Meet the Instruments" Event will take place on Thursday, May 18 at Richmond Intermediate School from 4-7PM.
Our current band members will be performing an assembly for all 4th-graders the week of May 8th. I look forward to meeting your children! If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Forms and Medication information
It’s hard to believe there is only a few weeks of school left. This is a reminder that you will need to come to school to pick up your child’s medication by the last day of school, Friday May 26 by 2:45 PM. Those medications that are not picked up at the end of the year will be disposed of. Per D303 policy, we are not able to keep medication here over the summer for reuse in the fall. Students may not transport any daily medications or over-the-counter medications. All medications would have to be picked up by a parent or adult designee with the parent’s permission.
Thinking ahead to next school year, if your child had medication or physician orders or action plans in the health office, your child will need a new form completed for the 2023-24 school year. If you are in need of any of the asthma, allergy, seizure, or medication authorization forms, the forms can be found at:
Please call the health office with any questions. Forms can be emailed to email@example.com, faxed, or dropped off to the main office.
Thank you and have a wonderful summer!
Norton Creek Nurses
FRIENDLY REMINDERS FROM THE OFFICE
A few reminders to keep the school year going.....
What time can my student arrive to school?
We open the doors at 7:45am for student arrival every morning. Students should not be dropped off before that time as there is no supervision for students. If you arrive before drop off time please keep your child in your car until the appropriate time.
How do I report an absence?.
Absences should be called in by 7:45 AM if your child will be absent for any portion of the day. The number is 331-228-2700 and has voicemail. You can call during the evening or overnight and leave a message. Please leave your child’s name and the reason why your child is out. If they are ill, please indicate their symptoms.
Even if you notify your child's teacher of an absence via email, we ask that you please still notify the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that if your child is sick, they should be fever free and have no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. Of course, you can always email the teacher as well, but you need to formally notify the school of any student absence.
Is your child leaving school early?
Also, if you will be picking up your child early or taking your child out for an appointment, please let our front office know as early in the day as possible by calling the main number at 331-228-2700 or email at email@example.com. This can be very helpful should a pick-up time be when the child is in specials or at lunch. Kids can be indoors as well as outdoors depending on their schedule and it can take a few extra minutes to locate and get the child down to the office for an early pickup if they are not in their classroom.
What if my child has a change in dismissal/transportation?
Please let the school know as early as possible if there is a occasional change to your child dismissal by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and your child's teacher or call the office directly at 331-228-2701. If it is after 12pm please call the office directly so that we can ensure your child gets the notification of changes. Dismissal time can be very hectic and to help ensure a smooth dismissal, getting any transportation changes for students early is very helpful. Simply call the school office or email at email@example.com and let them know.
Will your child arrive late to school?
If your child is arriving after 8:00am please walk them into the school and sign them in.
Note: Save our school number in your contacts. Norton Creek Elementary: (331) 228-2700.
Students must apply for the privilege of using prearranged absence days through the principal’s office.
This completed form must be turned in at least (2) school days prior to the requested absence to the main office.
The building principal or designee has the authority to grant up to (5) days of excused absence per year
for the following types of absences:
Participation in regional and/or national contests or awards
Family vacation—qualified by the phrase “accompanied by parent”
Special religious events
Health Department Strep Memo
MESSAGE FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
Illinois State law requires that all Kindergarten & 2nd Grade students will have an oral health examination. You may have already completed this requirement. If you have not, a licensed dentist must perform the dental exam and he/she shall sign and date the report form. This exam is due by May 15th of the school year.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has established a waiver for children who show undue burden or lack of access to a dentist. Parents or legal guardians who object to the dental examinations on religious grounds shall present to the school a signed, detailed statement of the objection.
Forms can be found at:
If you have any questions, please contact the Health Office at 331-228-3004
LRC MONTHLY COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
The LRC Community Newsletter is designed to share information on literacy-based special events and programs in our area as well as promote a joy for reading and technology in the homes of D303 families. Check it out!
5th Grade: 11:20-11:40
RISE Students: 11:40-12:00
1st Grade: 12:00-12:20
3rd Grade: 12:20-12:40
4th Grade: 12:40-1:00
If your student forgets their lunch please email the classroom teacher and drop off at the main office. Please label with the students full name.