ESA Weekly Parent Update
December 16, 2022
Lost and Found
Parent Caregiver Association Updates:
The 2022-23 Parent Caregiver Association executive board:
President - Ms. Chavon Hodges
Vice President - Ms. Shana Young
Secretary - Ms. Barbara Friend
Treasurer - Ms. Trina Johnson
We are still seeking additional parent involvement for the Parent Caregiver Association! Be on the lookout for the next meeting date in January.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to volunteer please email us: ESAPCA22@gmail.com
Arrival and Dismissal
As the weather becomes colder, I want to reiterate to parents/guardians that school does not open until 8:40 am. There is no supervision of students prior to 8:40 am. Breakfast will be served from 8:40 am - 9:00 am only.
Also, we will not let students be dismissed between 2:30pm and 3:30pm unless you have an emergency that is documented (e.g., a letter or text regarding a doctor's appointment at 3:30). No early dismissal past 2:30pm without documentation. In addition, please be sure to communicate any dismissal changes (e.g., from bus rider to pick up student) prior to 2:30 pm directly to the homeroom teacher through Class Dojo. Please ensure that you have received a response from the teacher and don't assume that they saw the message. We want to make sure that all students are safe!
In addition, students are considered late to school after 9:00 am. Parents MUST walk late students into the building to sign them in and get a late pass. Frequent latenesses result in the loss of instructional time as well as interrupt the instructional time of other students.
12/19 - Mis-matched Monday
12/20 - Too Bright (neon) or Twin Tuesday
12/21 - Wacky Wednesday- crazy hat or crazy hair day
12/22 - Student of the Month Assembly
12/22 - Winter Festival/Pajama Day
12/22 - Big Brothers Big Sisters Trip
12/23- 1/2 Winter Break
1/3 - Return to School
1/13 - 2nd Making Period Ends
1/16 - Dr. Martin King Holiday - school is closed for all
2/2 - 2/3 - Parent Teacher Conferences - No School for students
2/20 - Presidents' Day Holiday - school is closed for all
2/27 - Asynchronous Day
-If you ever have any questions or concerns, please send me a message on here or through email: email@example.com.
-Ms. Sara Ferguson's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Contact Information
Expectation: Children are expected to wear the WPCS or Chester Upland School District uniform to school each day. Families are asked to contact the school’s social worker, if they have any questions or concerns about obtaining the uniform.
WPCS Uniform (for 2022-23 only)
Grey Pleated Twill Pants or Grey Pleated Skirt
Maroon Polo Shirt or White Button-down Shirt
Maroon Cardigan or Maroon Sweater Vest with WPCS Emblem
Heather Grey Crew Socks, White Knee-High Socks/White or Maroon Tights
Black or Brown Belt
Black or Brown Shoes (boots may be worn to school but not IN school)
Chester Upland School District Uniform
Black, orange, gray, or white polo shirt
Black, orange, gray, or white crewneck sweatshirt
Black, orange, gray, or white cardigan or sweater
Black, navy blue, or tan khaki style pants or skirts
Physical Education Uniform:
· Maroon Tee Shirt or sweatshirt w/ WPCS logo
· Maroon Sweat Pants or gym shorts w/ WPCS logo
- Solid color t-shirts, gyms short, sweatpants, and/or sweatshirt. (Black, orange, white, gray)
· White socks
UNACCEPTABLE ATTIRE/ACCESSORIES FOR STUDENTS:
Stained, torn or overly worn uniforms
Striped, designed, decorated or brightly colored socks and undershirts
Fanny packs and purses( purses can be no larger then 8 inches wide and 5 inches in length)
Cell Phone Policy
Please review the cell phone policy:
Cell Phone and Electronic Devices
The use of cell phones and electronic devices are not permitted at ESA. Upon entering the school building students must turn off all electronic devices and keep them stored in their backpack or lockers (grades 5-8) If the electronic device is seen or heard by an ESA Staff member, the device will be confiscated. The first time the device is confiscated it will be returned to the student at the end of the day. For each infraction thereafter, confiscated phones will be turned in to the Dean and must be picked up by an adult. Confiscated phones will not be given back to the child. ESA will not assume responsibility for the loss or theft of any electronic device. Smart Watches are prohibited from being worn in the building. ESA reserves the right to reasonably search and/or confiscate any and all electronic devices to the extent allowed by applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.