RUSSELL SCHOOL FAMILY NEWSLETTER
August 1, 2022
October 2, 2022
Russell Office Number - 617.635.8803
Week 4 Update
Thank you to all of our families for their effort in supporting the transition to digital documentation. Everyone was a little apprehensive, but our 3rd grade families demonstrated that this is possible and efficient. We thank the third graders for being out digital pioneers and hope they have a great field trip on Tuesday!!
We know technology can be intimidating, as a result we will be offering technology classes at the school with our partners One Bead. Additionally, we will be launching a technology at home program for families who are in need of access to reliable home technology. More information will be shared on that in the coming weeks.
Oct. 4 - Grade 3 Sailing
Oct. 6 - Grade 4 Sailing
Oct. 7 - Grade 5 Sailing
Oct. 10 - No school
Oct. 12 - Rescheduled Russell Open House 5:00pm
Oct. 13 - Parent Site Council
Oct. 19 - Picture Day
Oct. 20 - Fall Fundraiser 5:00pm - NEW DATE
Oct. 26 - Coffee Hour
Oct. 27 - School Site Council
Oct 28 - Harvest Fest
RUSSELL SCHOOL FORMS
Thank you to the parents who provided feedback, our forms are now chunked into smaller sections that can be submitted individually. If you completed the old emergency form you do not need to fill out the new forms (updated emergency contact, nursing form, physical upload and communication form).
If you have not yet completed the following forms we do also still need:
- Boys and Girls Recess Program
- Technology Use
- Walking Field Trip
BOYS AND GIRLS & RUSSELL RECESS PLAY PROGRRAM
We have partnered this year with the Boys and Girls club to support our recess. In order to maintain this partnership, the Club is asking that each Russell student have a completed application form. This form is NOT for the after-school program, it is exclusively for the school day recess program at the Russell.
UPDATED RUSSELL EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM
Please complete the linked emergency contact form and health/family information profile so we can best support our students and families. If you did the old version, you do not need to complete this one.
Please use this form to share health information with out school nurse.
PHYSICAL AND INSURANCE UPLOAD
Please use this form to upload a physical (must be in the last 13 months to be considered current) and your insurance information in case of emergency.
Please complete this form to let us know how we are doing with communication and what supports you and your family may need.
RUSSELL SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY USE AGREEMENT
This form is the technology use agreement form for all students who will be using the school Chromebooks.
RUSSELL WALKING PERMISSION SLIP
Please complete this year long permission slip which will allow students to walk with their class within a one-mile radius of school. Locations include the library, south bay, the fire stations and other community locations.
RUSSELL ATTENDANCE POLICY AND FORM
BPS Attendance Policy
Every day a student is absent is a missed opportunity for learning. This SY 2022-2023 Boston Public Schools has updated its attendance policy as follows:
BPS Attendance Policy/Política de asistencia de BPS
Teacher contacts parent via Talking Point: Instruct parents to fill out Google form or send written note with date, reason, parent 's phone number and signature within 7 days of absence.
Attendance team will send home letter before third absence
Third Unexcused Absence
Attendance team will send home letter before fourth absence
Teacher must refer student to MTSS
Parent is invited to meeting with the MTSS team
Attendance team starts Attendance Intervention Plan (AIP)
Fourth Unexcused Absence
Parent will meet with School Leader
For questions, please contact Derrick Ciesla (School Principal), Cleisa Gomes (Social Worker) or Lydia Woodfill (Family Liaison) at 617-635-8803.
2022-2023 ANNUAL NOTICE FOR MCAS ASSESSMENTS
Please see below the annual notice for MCAS Assessment.
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