Imagine-Chancellor Chargers

October 2021 Newsletter

One School. One Vision. One Family.

As we enter the month of October, I am so proud of our Imagine-Chancellor students as they have demonstrated numerous character strengths so far this school year. I have witnessed student leaders emerge as they share ideas and perspectives to promote positive change on our campus.


As teachers inspire and drive students to engage in the learning process, I continue to be amazed over their creativity, curiosity and love of learning. It is vital for the Imagine-Chancellor family to continue to work together to maintain our strong school community and cultivate positivity in action.


To recognize students' actions through character strength implementation, our staff have started to issue Positivity Pennies. I am ecstatic with the amount of Positivity Pennies issued for the month of September. Our students are enthusiastically promoting and living the positivity in action mindset.


I am forever grateful for the commitment and support from our outstanding teachers, staff, students, and parents. We are Imagine Chancellor STRONG!



With love and appreciation,

Ms. Standley

Principal

A Message from the Assistant Principal

Over the last couple of months, I have witnessed many students take great strides academically, socially, and emotionally. It is great to see everyone back on campus, and enjoy the presence of each and every student and staff member on our campus. I continue to thank parents for following our COVID-19 protocols in place to keep everyone safe and healthy.


As we move into October, we have some outstanding character strengths for students to continue to grow: Open-Mindedness, Forgiveness, and Creativity! As students continue to learn and grow around open-mindedness and creativity, they will expand their knowledge and ways of learning each and every day. Students will continue to learn about implementing forgiveness and how it can positively impact us all! It is always a pleasure to see students throughout the building at all grade levels utilize our Positivity Project character strengths with passion!


Sincerely,

Mr. Watts

Assistant Principal

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Sandy Hook Promise is a national nonprofit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Based in Newtown, Connecticut, our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. By empowering youth to “know the signs” and uniting all people who value the protection of children, we can take meaningful actions in schools, homes, and communities to prevent gun violence and stop the tragic loss of life


Why Start With Hello?

Loneliness is the overwhelming feeling of being left out and social isolation is not having frequent interactions with friends. Young people who feel this way may pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development, or choose to hurt themselves or others. Due to COVID-19, all students can empathize with the feelings of isolation due to physical and social distancing. Start with Hello is an important social and emotional learning program to reintroduce students to the power of connecting and helping one another.

Start With Hello: "One Word"
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School Picture Day is October 27th

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Positivity Project Character Strengths for October

Positivity Project will continue on our campus with a focus on Positivity in Action and the Other People Mindset. Below are the character strengths we will be focusing on each week during the month of September.


Open-Mindedness- Week of October 5-9

OPM - Being present and giving others my attention- Week of October 13-16

Forgiveness- Week of October 19-23

Creativity- Week of October 26-30

A new resource Positivity Project is offering this year is P2 for Families!

This is an easy way for families to discuss the importance of character strengths and positive relationships. It is differentiated for various grade levels and includes 1 quote, 1 video and 3 questions to drive conversations around character at home.

https://posproject.org/p2-for-families/

Positivity in Action

Face Masks and Water Bottles

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle (refillable) and multiple face masks to school each day. Recently there have been a large amount of students who have been coming to school without these items. We ask for your cooperation to ensure our students stay safe and hydrated.

COVID-19 Dashboard

We will be publishing a Covid-19 campus update through our Imagine-Chancellor COVID-19 dashboard. This dashboard will provide families with the number of current, active COVID-19 positive cases at the school. Access to the dashboard is available via our school website under the Information tab.

Stay At-Home Directive

Under the direction of Imagine-Chancellor’s Governing Board, the school continues to follow the School District of Palm Beach County’s facial covering mandate which remains in place. There is a COVID-related update about which you are being notified.


Imagine-Chancellor would like to make you aware of a new Emergency Rule, signed by Florida’s Surgeon General, that changes the protocol for students who are exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, but are not displaying symptoms of the virus themselves.

Emergency Rule 64DER21-15, Protocols for Controlling COVID-19 in School Settings, mandates that parents/guardians of healthy children identified as being exposed to COVID-19 while on District property, but not showing any symptoms of the virus, now have options regarding whether to keep the student home or continue to have their child attend school and all school activities including athletics.


The Rule defines direct contact as “cumulative exposure for at least 15 minutes, within 6 feet.”


The District and the Florida Department of Health will continue to conduct contact tracing and will notify parents and guardians when a student has direct contact with an individual who is positive for COVID-19.


At that point the parent/guardian will have the following options:

  1. Allow the student to attend school, school-sponsored activities, or be on school property, without restrictions or disparate treatment, so long as the student remains asymptomatic: or
  2. Quarantine the student for a period of time not to exceed seven days from the date of last direct contact with an individual who is positive for COVID-19.


If a student becomes symptomatic, following direct contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, or tests positive for COVID-19, the procedures set forth for symptomatic or COVID-19 positive shall apply.


Those procedures include:


Students experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or who have received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19, shall not attend school, school-sponsored activities, or be on school property until:


(a)The student receives a negative diagnostic COVID-19 test and is asymptomatic: or


(b)Ten days have passed since the onset of symptoms or positive test result; the student has had no fever for 24 hours and the student's other symptoms are improving: or


(c)The student receives written permission to return to school from a medical doctor licensed under chapter 458, an osteopathic physician licensed under chapter 459, or an advanced registered nurse practitioner licensed under chapter 464.


Additionally, the Emergency Rule does not require that those who come in contact with a COVID-positive individual be tested for the virus themselves.



This new protocol is effective immediately.

Visitor Policy

All visitors will be restricted to the front office lobby only. Upon arriving, they must wear a mask, sanitize their hands, and practice social distancing measures. The capacity of the front lobby is limited to 4 people.

Arrival Procedures Reminders

Strict arrival measures have been put into place to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff. Therefore, all parents and students must adhere to the following arrival protocols:


  • Students who are enrolled in before care will be able to enter the campus daily from 7:15-8:20 am off of High Ridge Road.
  • All other students will not be permitted to enter campus prior to 8:20 am.
  • Parents who are not enrolled in before care will enter the campus off of Miner Rd following traffic down Imagine Way. Gates will be open to all students at 8:20 am each morning.
  • All students will use hand sanitizer prior to entering the building

Dismissal Procedures Reminders

K-2- 3:30 pm

3rd-4th- 3:45 pm

5th-8th- 4:00 pm


  • All students will remain in their classroom during dismissal
  • PikMyKid will be utilized as our dismissal program
  • Parents must check-in using the PikMyKid app or provide the designated staff member the assigned dismissal number for their child(ren). Please place your PikmyKid dismissal tag on your dashboard for staff to easily see.
  • Gates will be open to all students at dismissal times. Dismissal traffic will flow down Imagine Way (back road off of Miner Rd) and onto north side of the campus until further notice.
  • Students will be sent down to a designated area with social distancing measures in place to be placed in their car.
  • If you have multiple children in different grade levels, please come at the oldest child’s release time to pick up all of your children
  • Please do not come earlier than your child’s assigned dismissal time. Parents that have children in grades 3-8 that come early will be asked to go around and come back at their assigned time.

School Uniforms

InUnison will remain our school uniform vendor for this school year. All of the shirt colors will remain the same as well as the shorts/pants colors. If you wish to order online for this year, the link to the uniform website is below.

School Food Services

Imagine-Chancellor works with the School Food Service Department of the School District of Palm Beach County to provide nutritious meals for both breakfast and lunch.


To apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits please apply online at www.palmbeachschools.org/sfs. The site can be accessed on a computer, a tablet, or smartphone. If you have any questions please call 561-383-2025 or email MealBenefits@palmbeachschools.org


Even though all students will receive meals at no charge this year, only students who have been approved for free or reduced meals will show a meal status of free or reduced which is used for other benefits such as discounted internet services, SAT and ACT testing waivers, college application fee waivers, and scholarships from community agencies for summer and holiday camp. Also, approval provides your child's school with much-needed funding for items such as tutoring, technology, enrichment activities, and parent-involvement activities.


Snacks are available for purchase at lunch however students must have money loaded into their account to purchase. Cash will not be accepted. See the link below to add money to your child's lunch account for snack.

https://palmbeach.schoolcashonline.com

Raise Money for our School through Amazon Smile

Introducing a simple way for you to help raise money for Imagine Chancellor PTSA by doing what you already do every day! Rather than shopping at Amazon.com, simply shop AmazonSmile.

When you shop AmazonSmile, nothing changes for you. You will find the exact same products, pricing, and membership benefits. The only difference is that .5% of eligible purchases are donated back to our school. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. You will be asked to select a charitable organization to support. Enter Imagine Schools Chancellor Campus PTA.

ON YOUR COMPUTER:

Step 1: Go to smile.amazon.com

Step 2: Follow the website prompts to create your AmazonSmile account. (Note: If you already have an Amazon account, enter your login credentials when prompted for your username and password.)

Step 3: You will be asked to select a charitable organization to support. Enter Imagine Schools Chancellor Campus PTA.

Step 4: Follow the online prompts to complete your setup.

Step 5: Create a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to ensure a percentage of your next purchase goes to Imagine Chancellor PTA.


ON YOUR MOBILE OR TABLET:

Step 1: If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, sign up on your web browser. Simply select your favorite charity to start generating donations, at no cost to you. If you are, skip to Step 3

Step 2: Get the app. Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.

Step 3: Turn on AmazonSmile Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu. Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.