Scotty Updates

A Newsletter from Scotland Elementary School

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Week of August 31, 2020

Scotty Updates

The Scotty Updates has been created to provide families and staff with information regarding upcoming events, happenings, and programs at Scotland Elementary School. Please take time each Monday to review our newsletter. Thank you!

A Message from Mrs. Katkocin

Dear Scotland Families,


What an amazing start to the school year we've had! Students filled our hallways and classrooms with energy and excitement! It was incredibly refreshing to see all of those happy, smiling faces (behind their masks!) within Scotland again!


Thank you all for your caution with our new arrival and dismissal procedures. We are incredibly grateful for your care as our students are Just a few quick reminders:


  • The time slotted for parent drop off in the morning is from 8:35-8:45am.
  • If you are dropping your child off between 8:45am and 8:55am, please park your car and walk them to the crosswalk, where a staff member will meet and assist them across the driveway.
  • If you are dropping your child off after 8:55am, please park in a designated parking space, and walk your child to the security guard at the front door. Thank you!


Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 1st, our teachers will begin live streaming for parts of their day. Students in cohort B, and our temporary remote learners will have the opportunity to participate in live instruction beginning tomorrow. Our students in cohort A will begin live instruction on Wednesday. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as our teachers learn to navigate this process alongside your children. Please know that they may be running a few minutes behind schedule, as they are navigating the timing of mask breaks, as well as this new technology. We know that there may be some glitches as we get this system up and running. If you have technical issues with google classroom or your child's chromebook, kindly contact our help desk at helpdesk@ridgefieldps.net Our classroom teachers and office staff are not able to troubleshoot these issues. Thank you again for your patience and understanding!


We are loving having our students back in the building and we are looking forward to a wonderful year!


Kind regards,

Jill

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A Message from Mrs. Anderson, our new Art Teacher!

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First Day of School Pictures!

Cohort B - Day 1

Cohort A - Day 1

Gentle Reminders...

  • All students should bring their chromebooks back and forth from school to home daily. (Kindergarten will begin this process on Tuesday, September 8th)
  • Literacy kits (black drawstring bag) should also come back and forth from school to home daily unless otherwise indicated by your child's teacher.
  • Please make sure you pack your child a water bottle each day! As a health and safety measure, our water fountains have been disabled.
  • Payments for lunch can be paid through the School Online Payment Portal. Please see link below.
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School Dismissal Manager


We will continue to use School Dismissal Manager this year at Scotland. Please click below for information regarding this system. This system will be available to families in late August. A welcome letter will be emailed to families when the system is available. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us!

Events and Happenings

WEEK AT A GLANCE:

Monday, August 31st

  • Cohort A: in-person
  • Cohort B: remote learning


Tuesday, September 1st:

  • Cohort A: in-person
  • Cohort B: remote learning


Wednesday, September 2nd:

  • Cohort A: remote learning
  • Cohort B: in-person


Thursday, September 3rd:

  • Cohort A: remote learning
  • Cohort B: in-person


Friday, September 4th:

  • Cohort A: remote learning
  • Cohort B: in-person


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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Monday, September 7th:

  • Labor Day – no school!


Tuesday, September 8th:

  • 1st full day of kindergarten


September 17th:

  • Picture Day: Cohort B


September 22nd:

  • Picture Day : Cohort A

A Note from Our PTA

Outdoor Space Naming Contest

What should we call this new area at SES? Help come up with a name. The family with the winning name will receive a basket of scotty spirit goodies! Email us your ideas @ scotlandelementarypta@gmail.com

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Join the PTA!

Don’t Forget to Join the PTA!


Joining the PTA helps you stay connected with the school community!

You will have access to our Member Directory, which makes it easy to connect with other parents (for play dates and birthday party invites, for example.) You will receive information about everything happening at SES before the rest of the school!

Get to know teachers & staff better with informational sessions throughout the year! Receive our weekly PTA E-blast with exclusive member-only information. We will stop sending the E-blast to non-members beginning the week of October 8.

Join before October 1 to have your name entered into a raffle for a $50 Scotty Spirit Wear Gift Certificate!

To join, visit our website: www.scotlandpta.org and click “Join the PTA!”

Email scotlandelementaryPTA@gmail.com if you have any questions!

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