Eaton E-News

January 22nd, 2021

Olympian Families,

We hope this newsletter finds you wrapping up another successful week of remote learning.

This week, we made some exciting announcements here at Eaton! The staff nominated and voted on our next Teacher, Paraeducator, and Olympian staff members of the year for the 2021-2022 school year, and then we revealed the winners in a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. We are thrilled to share the news with you all as well:

Wishing a big CONGRATULATIONS to all winners!

Looking ahead to next week, we are thrilled to welcome our AA students back on Monday and Tuesday, followed by our BB students on Thursday and Friday. Of course there'll be synchronous opportunities each day for all remote students to connect and learn from their teachers and peers in a meaningful way.

Just a few reminders about attendance going into a new week:

  • If your child attends in-person, they must be in the building on their assigned AA/BB day in order to be counted present.
  • When learning remotely, students must attend all synchronous sessions and complete all daily work to be counted present.

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. We appreciate all that you do! Please reach out with questions and concerns.

Enjoy your weekend!

Heather Byers, Principal

Brent Hall, Assistant Principal

Calling All Intent Forms!

When you received your child's second quarter report card, you also received an intent form for the 2021-2022 school year. All families must complete this form and return it by January 29th. These can be sent in with students, dropped in the lockbox at the front doors of Eaton, or scanned and emailed to our data manager, Carol Bryant (


One week to go until our school community book club begins!! Don't forget to get your copy of "A Boy Called Bat" before we kick things off the entire month of February!

Check out the video below from Ms. Mitchell and Mr. Hall that provides more information about the book club.

Click HERE to access the reading calendar and schedule for the entire month. If your child attends in-person, a paper copy of this calendar will be sent home next week. Reach out to Ms. Mitchell ( or Mr. Hall ( if you have any questions.

Video Link:


In case you haven't seen it, our school has a page on Artsonia, which is an online platform full of student art collections. Our school currently has over 300 pieces of student-created art on display!

Parents & Families: You received an information sheet earlier in the year from Ms. Parson about this online portal through which you can access your child's artwork. It can also be shared with family members and friends so they can view and comment on the artwork. What a great way to connect with friends and relatives in other cities, or in our city, that you might not be connecting with as you normally would during this time. Those connected to your child's account can even comment on the artwork and purchase items with your child's artwork displayed on them! If you need another access code, reach out to Mrs. Parson and she'll be happy to help (

Use the link below to access our school's page and view artwork samples in each category.

Eaton Artsonia Page

Thank you Mrs. Parson for facilitating the creation of such great art work by our Olympians!

A Message from the Media Center:

Students in remote learning can still check out books from the Eaton library. These students can complete the Google Form on Ms. Mitchell's website to request books. She will pull them, check them out, and place them outside the front door on Wednesdays. Books will be bagged and labeled with student names. There will also be a book return bin for books that need to be returned. Students may check out 2 books at a time. Please email Ms. Mitchell at if you have any questions.

*In-person students will continue with book checkout procedures used in Plan B before.

Thank you!
Ms. Mitchell

Transportation Reminders

Car Riders:
  • Students should be able to open/close doors on their own, so keep practicing at home if they can't yet.
  • Students should be able to buckle and unbuckle on their own. This will keep the traffic flow moving quickly in the mornings and afternoons.
  • If needed, pull forward slowly as your child buckles and stop at the very front of the sidewalk (in front of mailbox) in order to keep traffic moving.
  • Watch for staff and they will let you know if it's safe to pull up/around.
  • Please help your child learn their dismissal number assigned with their last name on the transportation card provided at the beginning of the year.

Bus Riders:

  • Community stops are still happening.
  • All transportation requests have been entered as we have received them. If you still have questions, please reach out to Jamie Borum ( and she will coordinate.
  • Updated routes for second semester can be accessed HERE.

Student Support Team:

Please don't forget to utilize the OPTIONAL form included below to connect with either of us, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns!

Whitney McCoy (counselor) ext. 71706

Courtney Lewis (social worker) ext. 71695

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, January 25th:

  • Students return to AA/BB schedule in Plan B.
  • Hey Day: Students attending in person will all wear name tags (provided at school) to build community and encourage staff and students to call each other by their name.

Thursday, January 29th:

  • Hey Day for BB students
  • Intent forms due for all students (see info above)
Itinerant Schedule & Grading Rubric

This is the schedule for remote learning and the grading rubric for the itinerant team at Eaton.

Eaton Ready, Set, Return Information

This links to our Eaton website, where new links have been added. It will continue to be updated throughout Plan B and as we transition back on January 25th.

Our School's Why:

School Mission:

To create an inclusive culture through modeling and collaboration that challenges student thinking in new and innovative ways.

School Vision:

We are creating a nurturing school community that prepares the whole child to be a problem solver, critical thinker, and empathetic global citizen.

Core Values:

Empowerment, Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Celebration