Anderson School News! 8/13/20

Getting Ready for School - We're Digging In to Learning

Remote Learning Students!

Hello Remote Learning Foxes! Thank you for your patience as we get everything organized and planned for a great start to the school year. In the next few days, you will get an email from your child's teacher packed with the information you have been waiting for. Your child will have the opportunity to meet their teacher via a Google Meet or Zoom call, see their new classmates, and hear about the amazing things you will learn this year.


Also, don't forget about the Remote Learning Student Material Pick up Drive Through scheduled for August 18th from 1:00-3:00 PM. (Location: Back of the School Bus Lanes) We have been busy gathering items that your child will need to get off to a great start. See you then!

Note about iPad and Chromebooks:


  • Incoming Remote Kindergarten students will pick up their iPad at this time.
  • Incoming Remote 1st Grade students will pick up their iPads if they didn't get one last spring.
  • Incoming 2nd Grade students should bring their D303 iPad and we can swap it out for a ChromeBook.


If you do not have a D303 issued iPad or Chromebook we can make sure you have what you need! I would highly recommend you use one of the D303 devices, as they come preloaded with all the apps that your child will need.

Open House for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade In-Person Students Aug 19th! (see times for each class below)

Each and every one of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students are invited to come to school on the afternoon Wednesday, Aug. 19th. (First Day of School) At this Open House, students will be welcomed at the front of the school by a friendly Anderson Teacher and guided by staff stationed in the hallway, right to their new classroom. Their grade level teacher will greet them at the door and students will have a chance to see their classroom, meet their teacher, and hear some important information. If you were not able to drop off school supplies at our Drive Through on Aug. 17th, students can bring their supplies to this event. See the specific times below for each specific class.


1:00-1:30 3rd Grade

Ms. Reyes, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Magnussen


1:45-2:15 4th Grade

Ms. Leckbee, Dr. Aiello, Mrs. Kathe


2:30-3:00 5th Grade

Ms. Weber, Mrs Newlin, Ms. Bolan


3rd-5th Parents,

Of course, we would normally love to welcome you into the building as well, however, we ask that you wait outside. Mr. Jarot (Principal) will be available to talk with you and answer any questions you may have about the start of the school year. Don't forget to have your student wear their mask/face covering to the Open House.

Very Important: See Below regarding the Self Certify Process for Open House and every day before school.

See you soon,

Mr. Jarot

Please complete the D303 Self-Certify Process before sending your child to the Open House Event

How to Self-Certify

On the day of the Open House, Aug 19th, please use this Self Certification web site and login using your HAC Parent username and password. (you can use a smartphone or computer)


  1. Once you are logged in, for each of your students please read the screening questions to determine if your student meets the criteria and is healthy to come to school each day.

  2. You will select No to each of the questions if your student is healthy and ready to come to school.

  3. You will select Yes for any of the questions if your student is experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19.

  4. Once you make your selection, please click Submit. When you select No, the app will present you with a Green Pass; When you select Yes, a Warning will be displayed indicating that your student should not attend school that day

  5. The self-certification must be completed before your child comes to the Open House or meet and greet. When you arrive for the meet and greet we will ask you to confirm that you have completed the self-certification checklist.


During the school year, you will log in each day and answer the screening questions before your child leaves for school. A luggage tag on your child's backpack will be used for you to initial and date a "green pass" or "a clear to come to school". This process will be shared with you next week.


The video linked here was created for our high school parents self-certifying their students for athletic practice. However, the same process will be used for the Kindergarten Meet and Greets, 3rd-5th Open House, and during the school year. Of course, our elementary students will not use a phone, we will use the Luggage Tag initialed by their parents.

Are you kidding me? I will never remember to do all these steps! Have you ever tried to get 4 kids ready for school? :)

If you are confused, lost, maybe a little frustrated and thinking... "How am I going to remember the website link, checking boxes, initialing luggage tags, Ahhhh!...', Don't Worry. Mr. Jarot is making a home video of him doing the process for his boys. And we all know, If Mr. Jarot can do this, anyone can. We are here to help. We can do this!


Here are the basics. Remember, Jarot Home Video coming soon showing you what it looks like at Mr. Jarot's house in the morning!


  • Every Morning you open HAC and complete the Self-Certification Checklist for each of your kids. (I suggest saving the link to HAC on your phone or tablet)
  • If you answered "Yes" to any of the questions, your child needs to stay home.
  • If you answered "No" to all of the questions, find your child's backpack.
  • Add your initials to the luggage tag that is attached to their backpack and they are good to go!
  • It's really that simple. You've got this!

Need a thermometer? We can help!

If your family needs assistance in getting a thermometer, simply come to the front office of the school and we would be happy to give you a thermometer to keep. Happy Temp Taking!

Who is my Teacher this year?

All active HAC accounts will be accessible as of 8:00 AM, on Friday, August 14th to view class assignments. At that time, you will be able to view your child’s classroom assignment and teacher, by following the included steps:


  • Go to the district website at www.d303.org and click Parent Login near the upper-right corner. On a mobile device, open the navigation menu by clicking the menu icon in the upper-right, then scroll down and tap Parent Login
  • Log in to the HAC by entering your registered username and password
  • Select Registration from the menu on the left; You should then see the classroom assignment and teacher, which are labeled Homeroom and Homeroom Teacher on the right hand side of the screen.

Where is my Prepackaged School Supply Kit that I ordered last spring?

If you were one of our families who ordered the Online Box of School Supplies last spring, we've got you covered.


  • Remote Learning Students will pick up their boxes at the material pick up on Aug. 18th, 1:00-3:00 PM. (Bus Lanes in the back of the School)
  • In-person student's boxes will be delivered to their individual classrooms and they can get them on the first day of school (K-2) or at the Open House (3-5).

Transportation Information!


Transportation route information will be available on-line (https://district.d303.org/tools/bus-routes) beginning at noon on Wed. the 12th when the routes are finalized.


Transportation route information will NOT be sent home through the mail and can only be accessed online. Please note that for the first two weeks of the school year, the district will not make adjustments to the transportation routes. Our transportation department will collect suggestions about the routes and will make adjustments where necessary after the first two weeks of classes.


Most families already filled out the form below, however, we still have not heard from 83 students. If you haven't yet, click below and fill out this form. It helps us clearly document and organize our arrival and dismissal process. It takes 38 seconds.

Incoming 5th Grade - Join the Band

Click here to read all about how your child can join the band at Anderson! Don't miss out. What a great thing for them to learn and practice in the afternoons when they are now coming home around 1:50 PM. :)

Incoming 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade -Join the Orchestra

Orchestra Information/Enrollment Zoom Meeting- Wednesday, August 26 @ 7:00pm and Thursday, August 27 @ 7:00pm

From the Last Newsletter, but I thought I'd send out again in case you missed it.

School Supply Drop Off for In Person Learning Students

Who?

All 1st-5th Grade In-Person Learning Students.


When?

Monday, August 17th from 12:00-4:00 PM


What?

School Supply "Drop Off Drive-Through", where all families can drive through our bus lanes in the back of the school and drop off their student's school supplies. Please put all of their supplies in some type of plastic bag with their name on it. We will collect them, keep them organized by grade, and deliver them to their individual classrooms. (You could use a garbage bag, and staple a piece of paper with their name on it.) Just like in the spring, when we had material pick up, we will work hard to make this Supply Drop Off Drive Through is fun and full of "Back to School Energy".


Where?

Simply pull to the back of the school and drive through the bus lanes. Staff will greet you and collect your child's bag of school supplies.


Why?

This will allow all of your students' materials to be waiting for them in their classroom. Teachers can collect and organize materials before the first day of school.

Kindergarten Supply Drop Off, Meet-n-Greet, and Virtual Open House

Click here for the latest Kindergarten Newsletter just sent out to all Kindergarten Families.

Virtual Meet-n-Greet and Teacher Welcome Videos!

Prior to school starting, every parent and student will receive an invitation to a Virtual Meet-n-Greet video call. (Using Google Meet or Zoom) This will be a chance for you to see and hear from your child's teacher before the first day of school. We can't wait to say "Hi" to all of our students and help them see our smiling faces.

In addition, each teacher is also making a Welcome Video where they will introduce themselves to their new students and families as well as give a simple tour of the classroom.

Keep a lookout in your inbox for the invitation and video coming soon.

Remote Learning Students Material Pick Up:

  • For our remote students (K-5th), we will have a materials pick up scheduled on Tuesday, August 18th from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Families can simply drive to the back of the school and pull through the bus lanes. Students will receive any materials they will need for at-home learning, including a device (iPad or Chromebook) if they did not get one last spring.

  • Incoming 2nd Grade Remote Learning Students need to Drop Off their iPad and collect a Chromebook. This will take place at the Remote Learning Student Material Pick up on Tuesday, August 18th from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

  • We are busy creating packets of materials that are specific to each grade level. They will include things like; Math Workbooks, Handwriting books, Manipulatives...

  • It is very important to have every Remote Learning family come to this Material Pick up so your child has all the needed materials.

Go mark your calendar right now! Tue, Aug. 18th from 1:00-3:00 for all Remote Learning Students K-5th Grade.

D303 In-Person Learning: Phase 1 - Staggered Entry

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News from the Nurse

Health Office update:

Please send an extra set of clothing (shirt, pants, underwear, socks) in a Ziplock bag, labeled with your child's name, to school on the first day. This bag will be stored in the classroom to be used in case of accidents or spills. If a student does not have an extra set of clothes to change into when necessary, parents will be called to come to school to provide them. Thank you for your understanding.