Eagle Express

Silver Springs Elementary School -August 27, 2021

Mark Your Calendars

September 6 - Labor Day

September 7 - First Day Of School

September 15 - 6:30 p.m. PTA Meeting

September 21 - 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Open House

September 22 - 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Open House



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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

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A Message from Mrs. Booth

Dear Silver Springs Families,


It is my pleasure to welcome you to Silver Springs Elementary! It is the belief and mission of everyone here to encourage all our students to Lead, Grow, and Inspire as we work together to unlock a world of opportunities. As the leaders of tomorrow we believe that we have the power to choose to be whatever we want to be!


I can't believe that I am already writing this year's first Eagle Express Newsletter! So much has taken place at Silver Springs this summer! ALL classrooms have been remodeled, the main office has moved to its new location, we will have a brand new media center and maker space, and the parking lot has been resurfaced.


As you have likely noticed, the construction is still underway, but will be wrapping up very soon. Therefore, we won't be able to host Open House until later in September. More information can be found later in this newsletter with specific dates and times for Open House.


We know you have many questions about the start of the school year. This newsletter will hopefully answer some of those questions, classroom teachers will be sending additional communication home to families with pertinent information to begin the school year, and more information will be sent next week.


We are thrilled to welcome ALL our students back to in-person learning. We are looking forward to getting back to some of our traditions and welcoming our entire community back to school. With that said, we know that returning to school may be challenging for some. Therefore, we plan to spend the first couple of weeks of school focusing on the social and emotional well-being of everyone. Classrooms will focus on community building activities as well as establishing routines and procedures in order to create a classroom environment where all students feel a sense of belonging, and where all students feel safe, loved, and respected.


Over the last 18 months, we've learned so much from our students about resilience. As we look forward to the 2021-2022 school year, we know there will be ups and down and highs and low, but no matter what, together we will do great things!


Thank you for your continued patience and grace as we embark on our newest journey together. We are looking forward to kicking off our school year on Tuesday, September 7th which is a full day of school! On behalf of the staff of Silver Springs Elementary, welcome to the 2021-22 school year! We are looking forward to the energy that students bring each and every day!


Katie Booth

Principal

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Annual Online Registration

All new and returning families: It's time to fill out your required online Annual Registration!


Every year, all families are required to fill out the digital Annual Registration for each student. Families may complete these forms through Parent Connection: https://sisweb.resa.net/Northville/ParentPortal.


Through this process you will be asked to update your student’s emergency contact information, home address and health information, review our technology use policy and student handbooks, learn more about PTSA/PTA, access the web store and much more.


Need Help?

Many of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page (located in the upper right hand corner of Parent Connection.) If you have further questions, please email the helpdesk at parentportal@northvilleschools.org.


All elementary students must have the Annual Registration completed prior to the start of school on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

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Class Placements

Class placements will be accessible through the MiStar ParentConnection Portal on August 27, 2021 after 4:00 PM.

https://sisweb.resa.net/Northville/ParentPortal


We know how excited everyone is for the start of the school year and to find out who your teachers will be! We can't thank you enough for your patience as we are working to finalize class placements and teacher assignments.

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Meet our new teachers

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Open House

We are excited to offer two seperate Open House events!


Teachers will be hosting an Open House on the following dates/times. This will be an opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher and to visit the classroom. Classrooms will be open from 5:00 - 6:00 and then we will meet on the Playground at 6:00 for our annual Party on the Playground.


September 21, 2021 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

  • Kindergarten

  • 1st grade

  • 2nd grade


September 22, 2021 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

  • 3rd Grade

  • 4th Grade

  • 5th Grade

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Northville Public Schools 2021-2022 COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

Board Approved: August 24, 2021

Effective: August 26, 2021


The Northville Public Schools 2021-22 COVID-19 Mitigation Plan, as described below and approved at the Regular Meeting of the NPS Board of Education on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, is a continuation of the “Swiss Cheese” approach to mitigation measures. This plan includes Universal Indoor Masking for students, staff, and visitors when community transmission of COVID-19 is at the moderate, substantial and/or high transmission level as defined by CDC metrics, with consideration given to our local community data, along with county data. If our community moves into low transmission that is sustained for a period of time (i.e. 7-14 days), masks would be strongly recommended, but not required.


Please click the following link to access the entire document: NPS 2021-22 COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

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Student Medical Plans and Medication Drop-off

Calling all students with Medical plans and Medication. Please bring all Medical plans and Medication prior to September 2.


Call the office at 248-465-2300 to set up an appointment for drop off.

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Arrival & Dismissal

Additional back-to-school information including Arrival and Dismissal specifics will be sent out next week. Watch your email and the Silver Springs Listserv for this important information.


**NEW THIS YEAR***

The carpool lane will now be the lane that uses the upper parking lot next to the gym and the bus lane will be the loop in the front of the school. More information, including a map and video detailing arrival and dismissal procedures will be sent out next week.


Arrival

Students will be allowed in the building at 8:40 a.m. Please do not drop your student off prior to 8:35 a.m.


Dismissal

Students will be dismissed at 3:45 p.m.

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School Supply List

Please see below for a list of optional school supplies suggested by teachers for students to bring to the classroom to support their learning. *Please note that the supply lists are simply suggestions of helpful items and are strictly voluntary, as Northville Public Schools provide the necessary supplies and materials for your child’s successful school experience.



Click the picture below for a printable list.

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School Lunch Program

The Northville Public Schools provides a hot lunch program for interested students.


Families must preorder lunches for preschools and elementary students. Orders must be in by 8am for preschools students and 9 am for elementary students to receive a lunch that day. The system will not allow you to order after the time listed above. For your convenience, meals can be preordered up to 30 days in advance. To avoid any issues, we recommend ordering the night before.

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Bus Transportation

Bus assignments will be available the week of August 30th in Parent Connection https://sisweb.resa.net/Northville/ParentPortal

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ClassLink

ClassLink provides a single location for students and staff to access necessary apps, services and websites. By using the ClassLink Dashboard, users will only need to log in with their NPS account and will automatically be logged into the listed platforms.

Log into ClassLink at my.classlink.com/nps.


In the ClassLink Launchpad, students will access Schoology, their Google Drive, various learning resources and applications that their teacher may utilize for learning. Parents may also access MiStar through students’ ClassLink Launchpad.

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Schoology

Northville Public Schools is continuing to use Schoology, an integrated learning management solution that provides course management, mobile learning, and support for system-wide communication. Schoology enables our students, parents and teachers to engage with learning materials and their school community from the classroom and beyond. We look forward to continuing to use Schoology in our classrooms this year to enhance connectivity and communication across our district.


You will use the same login credentials you did last year. If you are new to the district, you and your child will be given login credentials prior to the start of the school year once schedules and class assignments are finalized to access the district’s Schoology system. Please make sure that your email address is accurate and updated in your student’s MiStar account.


Parents - Check out Schoology

A video introduction to how NPS will use Schoology is available online. Parents can test out the platform by logging into Schoology using the following sign in credentials:

username: npsparent

Password: student1

Select Northville High School in the “School Code” dropdown

Parent intro video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz1VX20PtmQ

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Robotics is Back!!!

Dear Silver Springs Parents,

Robotics is back!!!!

The Theme this year is CARGO CONNECT . Please check out https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll/game-and-season

We are offering an informational meeting on Wednesday, September-01 at 5:30-6:30pm on the Silver Springs Playground.


Based on the changed rules for 2021, we will be using the allowed robotic elements for Grades 1-5:

-Grades 1-3 LEGO WeDo 2.0

-Grades 4-5 LEGO Spike Prime or Mindstorm


If you do have a 1st Grader please come to our meeting. We would like to discuss with you the best option. In the past we used the WeDo 2.0 also for K-1, but this year the rules have changed, and we won't be offering a K robotic team.


The season will run for

Grade 4-5 from Mid September to Mid November. The competition will be held around Saturday, Nov-13 or Nov-20.

Grade 2-4 will start End September-28 and we are planning to join the EXPO on Saturday, Dec-11 (This is non-competitive, but a lot of fun)


Once we get things started, we are planning to meet on Tuesdays from

6-7pm for Grade 1-3 and

6-7:30pm for Grade 4-5 at Silver Springs.


Grade 4-5 please plan to meet twice a week 4 weeks before the competition. We are planning Thursday for Thursday 6-7:30pm.


Any Questions? Please email silversprings.robotics@gmail.com


We need coaches!!!!!! Every Team of 4-6 students needs two adult coaches.

So please consider volunteering as a coach. It's fun to build and explore with your child and teammates with the Lego Challenge set. If you can follow a LEGO instruction and you can load an app on Chromebook or tablet, you can coach.!!!!!!!!!!! Have fun with your child and try something new.


Any questions? Please email silversprings.robotics@gmail.com


Help wanted!!!!

Our kids are getting older and we have only one child left in Silver Springs

We would like to start a transition to a new team lead to take over next year. Are you interested? Please send us an email silversprings.robotics@gmail.com

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Northville Public Schools is hiring the following part-time positions

- Food Service Assistant: Please visit www.northvilleschools.org click on the "Employment Tab" and select "Current Job Openings" for more information.


- Lunch/Recess Monitor: Please contact the school principal for more information.


- Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Para Educators: Substitute employment opportunities can be found through educational placement services at EDUStaff. Northville Public Schools uses this service for placement of teachers, K-12 Paraprofessionals, Para Educators and Office Support. If you are interested in becoming a Substitute, please visit www.edustaff.org/ or call (877)974-6338 for more information.

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