Kinsner News

Mr. Diedrick's Newsletter- August 19, 2022

Thanks for to our PTA volunteers, parents and staff for a great first week!

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Reporting Absences, Appointments and Transportation Changes

Parents please notify the school office if you have a student that will be absent, tardy, leaving early or has a change in their regular transportation. If we do not have a note or phone call we will assume your child is to go home the regular way. We want to ensure all students are making their way home to you safely.

Notifications to the teacher are greatly appreciated but this information additionally needs to be communicated directly to the main office. We do not have access to the teacher's remind accounts or email. In the event a staff member is absent we want to be sure we have the correct information.

Notifications can be phoned in at 440-572-7120 option 2 or 440-268-5400 (Mrs. Marconi),note from parent or an email to both mmarconi@scsmustangs.org and jnitzsche@scsmustangs.org.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Here Comes the Bus App

Our school bus tracking app, Here Comes the Bus, is up and running. In order to get the latest routing information, you will need to delete your students from last year and add them again for this year. The district code for the app is 29288. Please see the links below for more information:


Support Link

App Information

Kinsner Elementary is a recipient of the Ohio PIBS Bronze Recognition Award!

What is PBIS?

PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Through positive interventions and supports, we are able to create safe and supportive school environments to support the whole child and strengthen the social-emotional and safety needs for our students. PBIS provides a framework that encourages positive behavior and interactions while discouraging challenging behaviors. The Ohio Department of Education expects every school district to institute aspects of PBIS for staff, students, and families.


Essential Components of PBIS

Clear Expectations

We have three school-wide behavioral expectations that align with the mission of the school and guide behavior for all settings and situations for staff and students:

Safe

Accountable

Respectful


Comprehensive Instruction

Systematic, explicit instruction is provided on the school-wide expectations along with opportunities to practice and receive feedback on the expected behaviors for each area of the school setting.


Consistent Systems of Acknowledging and Correcting Behaviors

Consistent striving for a 5 to 1 ratio in acknowledging expected behaviors and correcting challenging behaviors is provided through:

  • active supervision

  • proactive scheduling

  • logical consequences and reteaching

  • clear procedures for responding to behaviors

  • supportive environments designed to eliminate behavior triggers


Supportive Structure

Systems have been created to enable accurate and sustained implementation of practices. Teams use data to make decisions as they focus on developing an infrastructure in schools that provides effective academic and behavioral multi-tiered systems of support for all students.


Community Connections

With administrative commitment and involvement, schools utilize team-based structures to focus on building positive relationships among all stakeholder groups, to ensure consistent implementation of culturally responsive practices.

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MUSTANGS TEAM SHOP - SHOP ONLINE NOW THROUGH SUN. 8/28

The “Back to School” online SCS Team Shop is now open through Sunday, August 28. Shop for lots of great Mustangs gear, including personalized items! Visit https://mustangs-fall2022.itemorder.com/shop

Free/Reduced Lunches

For the 2022-23 school year, we will be returning to our normal school breakfast / lunch program. The free program has been discontinued by the Federal government. To determine eligibility for free / reduced lunch, as well as various additional state and federal program benefits inclusive of possible district student fees being waived, an application must be completed online. The 2022-23 Free / Reduced Meal Application is currently available to complete. See the link below for more information.

PowerSchool Update

Please update your annual forms by September 1, 2022. To update forms, log in to Powerschool, select Quick Links, then find "Information Update 22-23" under Custom Links. Please call the office with any questions.


Update to Parent Portal: Parents and guardians will sign in with their username (email address) and their password. When logging in for the first time this school year, please click "Forgot Username or Password" link to reset your password.


Incoming kindergarten families: You should have received an email from Linda Konopinski (after registering) containing directions on how to create and access your parent account in our online Powerschool Unified Classroom Parent Portal. If you need this information again, please contact Linda Konopinski at lkonopinski@scsmustangs.org or 440-846-4137. This will be important to set up to access important information.

Strongsville Library Happenings

***Please note the following September 2022 events being held on ZOOM virtually and presented by the Strongsville Branch Library. Registration and an email address are required for all events for us to send you the Zoom invitation. Please call (440) 238-5530 to register or for more information. Customers may also visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org to register and to see more library event information.

**All branches and the Administrative offices of Cuyahoga County Public Library will be closed on Sunday, September 4th and Monday, September 5th for the Labor Day Holiday. We will resume normal Library hours on Tuesday, September 6th at 9:00 a.m.

English as a Second Language. IN PERSON Thursdays & Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Aspire Greater Cleveland is once again teaching IN-PERSON classes to help non-native speakers learn English and validate their skills. Students must attend an ESOL/Citizenship orientation session before beginning ESOL or citizenship classes. If you are interested in attending these ESOL classes, please call Aspire at 833.277.4732 to register.

Storytimes:
IN-PERSON Storytimes.
Strongsville Branch Library has resumed storytimes in-person. Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. Group is small and registration is required. Please register each child separately. Only the participating child and one caregiver will be admitted to the program (no siblings, please), due to social distancing space requirements. In-person programs may be held over Zoom if required by CDC and CCPL guidelines. Participants may be recorded and/or surveyed to capture this program’s effectiveness. Learn more about parent options at www.cuyahogalibrary.org/parent-options. To check for in-person storytime availability, please check our schedule online or call (440) 238-5530.

Young at Heart Book Club. Tuesday, September 6th / 7:00 p.m. Register online. IN PERSON.
A book club for adults who love Children's and Teen books. The title for this month’s discussion is Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech, 2018.

Discuss & Design Millennial Book Discussion. Wednesday, September 7th / 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
This meeting will be held virtually on ZOOM. Attention millennials born between 1981 – 1996. Are you looking for something fun and different to do with your friends? How about a book club with a twist? Discuss & Design (Millennial Book Discussion) will be meeting monthly virtually, alternating between children's, teen, and adult books. We discuss the assigned book and design something that complements the title, subject, or book cover. Maker kits will be available as a part of this program and can be mailed to a branch near you for pick up! Our September title will be The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton. Registration and an email address are required to participate. A meeting link will be emailed to registered participants approximately one hour prior to the start of the program. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Provided materials for this program are recommended for all participants. Please specify your preferred branch location for material pick up when registering. A staff member will contact you prior to the event when materials are available. Registration closes a week before the event to ensure delivery of materials.

Studio Orientation. Saturday, September 10th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. / VIRTUAL or Monday, September 19th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. / IN-PERSON.
Have you ever thought about recording your own music, making a video, digitizing memories and more? The Strongsville Branch Library is home to both Audio and Video Recording studios that can help you do just that! You must go through an orientation to use the spaces. Patrons 11 & up can participate in the orientation and must turn in the User Agreement form at the branch for the orientation to count. Register online to attend the virtual or in-person sessions.

Plan Your Walt Disney World Vacation. Tuesday, September 13th / 7:00 p.m.
Karli Keene is a travel concierge with ET Family Travel, specializing in all things Disney and beyond. She will explain the process of planning a Disney vacation, including when to go, where to stay, making dining reservations, booking Genie+ reservations (formerly known as FastPass), using MagicBands, Disney "extras" like character experiences, saving money, and so much more!

A Dawg Pound Presentation. Thursday, September 15th / 7:00 p.m.
Calling all Cleveland Browns fans for this fun and interactive presentation on the history of the Cleveland Browns! Author, Marty Gitlin, who covered the Browns as a sportswriter for nearly three decades as an award-winning journalist, hosts this wonderful program. He will cover the most interesting and greatest teams, players, and events in the history of the storied franchise. Mart will tell engaging stories and play exciting game highlights. He will cover the entire history of the Browns from their birth in 1946 to today. Included are legends such as Paul Brown, and Bernie Kosar, triumphs such as the championships of the 1950's and 1964, devastating playoff defeats of the 1980's and the loss of the team in 1995 following decades of frustration after its return.

Toddler Fair. Ages 2 – 3 Years Old. Friday, September 16th / 11:00 a.m. – Noon.
Indoor and outdoor activities will engage your little one’s senses as they build brain connections using items you have in your home.

Computer Classes
Cuyahoga County Public Library offers computer classes for beginners to advanced. Classes are currently being held in-person as well as some VIRTUALLY which requires a web browser and an internet connection. There is no additional software to download. Google Chrome is the recommended browser. A valid email address is required for registration. Registrants will receive an email with a link to join the class at least an hour before the start time. Registration opens 30 days before the start of the class and closes prior to the start of the class. To see a full class list, descriptions, and to register, please visit
https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Computer-Classes/2021-Virtual-and-In-Person-classes.aspx
Tuesday, September 20th / 10:00 a.m. Noon. Word 2.

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion. Wednesday, September 21st / 7:00 p.m. IN PERSON.
Our Wednesday Evening Book Discussion meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Strongsville Branch Library. We welcome all adults interested in reading and discussing great books! Our next discussion title will be The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk of the Strongsville Branch Library.

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion. Monday, September 26th / 2:30 p.m. IN PERSON.
The Monday Afternoon Book Discussion meets at 2:30 p.m. in the Library on the 4th Monday of each month. No registration required. New members always welcome. We welcome all adults interested in reading and discussing great books! Our next discussion title will be The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk.

Blood Drive. Friday, September 30th / 10:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767). In just an hour of your time you can help save up to three lives. Make sure hospital patients get the treatment they need. Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Questions? We Got Answers!!

If you have questions please feel free to reach out!


Important Phone Numbers to Note:


  • Attendance Line 440- 572-7003 choose Option 1 for Elementary Schools and then Option 2 for Kinsner
  • Mr. Diedrick, Principal 440-572-7120
  • Mr. Sam Lawrence, Assistant Principal 440-572-7120
  • Mrs. Marconi, Secretary 440-268-5400
  • Kinsner Clinic 440-268-5916
  • Transportation 440-572-7060