Principal News & Notes
AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
ALWAYS UNIQUE TOTALLY INTELLIGENT SOMETIMES MYSTERIOUS
YES, YES, YES!!!!!!
ELA (grades 3-5)- May 25-27
Math (grades 3-5) - June 1-2
Science (4th only) - June 3 & 4
Cyber and Remote students will be able to come to school to take the assessments. To date, we have not received information regarding opting out. Communication will be sent by Dr. Scanlon regarding that. Please, please, please try to avoid scheduling vacations during the testing window.
SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAMS
If your family needs before and after child care services, A Child’s Place (ACP) will be at Starkweather Elementary School. Information and an application from ACP is posted on the K-5 Summer Learning website. Families will need to provide transportation to and from before and after child care.
In order to prepare appropriate staffing, registration for all Elementary Summer Programs will close on Monday, April 12 at 6:00 pm. Students will be placed on a waiting list after this date. Elementary families will be notified of student schedules by April 30, 2021.
REMINDER FROM THE NURSE'S OFFICE
Please remember to notify the the school nurse if your child has a positive Covid test or has a direct exposure to a person testing positive for Covid. We greatly appreciate everyone in our community following the safety protocols and keeping each other safe during this time.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION - 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Do you STILL need to register your child for school? Please do so sooner than later.
Parents MUST complete registration online https://www.wcasd.net/Page/12419 first.
Parents can upload documents by scanning them or taking a picture of document and uploading to the registration portal. If parents are unable to do that, parents should email the documents to Terry Spranger (TSpranger@wcasd.net). She can upload the documents in the system if parents are unable to upload them directly online. After completion of information and uploads on the district web site, please email or call Mrs. Spranger to complete your registration virtually. Students must be five years of age before September 1st to enter Kindergarten.
When school resumes, parents will need to provide the hard copy documentation.
EXPRESSIONS OF EQUITY
As we are all aware, our nation is and has been experiencing racially charged incidents against people of color and of Asian descent. With the trial of Derek Chauvin, we are reliving the death of George Floyd. We are bombarded, daily, with images and news feeds through a variety of media platforms. It is exhausting and yes, traumatizing. While we want to shield children from seeing or hearing the stories, try as we might, sometimes we just can't. As you may be having adult conversations, please be mindful of what children are hearing and internalizing. There may be instances when children repeat what they hear without fully understanding it's impact when they repeat what they've heard. They are watching and listening.
PARENT DROP OFF AND PICK UP
We've received a number of calls from neighborhood residents about cars cutting through and speeding through the side streets, particularly in the afternoon, to avoid the wait in traffic on Bartlett. I can't tell you which way to go when you leave, but I did let residents know that I would pass their concerns/reports along. Please be considerate of the residents. More importantly, be safe.