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SPORTS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22ND

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K-8 YELLOWJACKET OF THE WEEK!!!

We have a fantastic bunch of determined YellowJackets to share with you today!



Determination means never giving up, no matter what! A determined person: decides to do something, and then tries their best to do it- encounters challenges, but doesn’t give up and may feel fear, but also shows bravery. Even though a determined person will often be successful, they may not always be triumphant; sometimes people experience setbacks (or even failures), but they are still considered determined because they gave it their best shot!

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REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION

WHEN DO I KEEP MY CHILD HOME IF THEY ARE SICK?

We are beginning to see a rise in our cases of colds, strep, hand, foot, and mouth, and COVID-19. 'Tis the season for illness. With that in mind, we NEED some help from our parents. When your child is not feeling well, please keep them home until they feel better ESPECIALLY if they have a fever, cough, or lose their sense of smell and taste. A student has a fever if their temperature is 99 degrees or higher. Our board policy states that a child must be fever-free for 24 hours without medicine before they return. PLEASE do not give your child Tylenol for a fever and then send them to school.


Further, if you do take your child to the doctor and have a Rapid COVID-19 test and a PCR test done. You must keep your child home from school until you have the results of the PCR test EVEN IF the Rapid test is negative. You cannot send your child to school if you are waiting for PCR results. Many of our academic courses allow a student to access materials virtually, so if you must keep your student home, we can ensure they are keeping up with their learning.


In advance, we greatly appreciate your help. This will allow us to continue to maintain high levels of face-to-face instruction. When we do not follow these protocols, we end up having to put more students into quarantine. If you have questions, call the office. They will help walk you through determining how to approach any situation.

Elementary and Middle School Facebook Page

Have you liked the Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page? What about the Concord Community Schools Facebook Page??


If you have not yet, this week is a great time to start. The Elementary and Middle schools use the Facebook page to post many updates, announcements, and student photos; the Concord Community Schools page is a great way to see how a YellowJacket week unfolds! Don't miss the news - like and follow the pages today.


Concord Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page


Concord Community Schools Facebook Page

EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT INFORMATION

On May 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education released information for school districts regarding the Federal Communication Commission's Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). The EBB is a temporary federal program to help eligible families pay for internet service during the pandemic. Households with a child who was approved to receive free or reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) during the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 school year, including children who attend schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, are eligible for the EBB Program. To date, more than 6 million eligible households have enrolled, and approximately $2.5 billion of the $3.1 billion appropriated for the program remain available.

We encourage you to use the resources below to share this opportunity with schools and districts in your networks, whose communities may qualify for the EBB, so they can access these additional resources.

The Department of Education's EBB website has further information about the program. On the website, you will find an introductory letter and “Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) document to assist schools in learning about the program and includes strategies for reaching out to their school community about the EBB. The letter and FAQ can also be found at the following website. In addition, an “Outreach Toolkit" with sample templates can be found online.

For the list of qualifying criteria for the EBB program, please see FAQ B-3 on the Department of Education's EBB website. We encourage you to share this opportunity with your colleagues who serve stakeholders who may meet such qualifying criteria.


YELLOWJACKET TEAM MEMBERS NEEDED!!

Our district is facing a staffing shortage. We are in need of bus drivers, food service staff members, coaches, and individuals willing to work through EduStaff as Guest Teachers or subs for all of our positions. These staffing shortages are wreaking havoc across the state. If you are interested and able, we would love to have you on our team. Below you will find information about signing up to work as a Guest Teacher through Edustaff along with our fall Guest Teacher Incentive. Further, you can view unfilled positions on our website. If you have any questions, please call one of our offices.
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SOCIAL MEDIA ALERTS - PARENTS PLEASE READ

JACKET JAVA

At Jacket Java, on Tuesday Mr. Arbuckle talked about social media and 10 unsafe apps that parents need to be aware of. You can view the recording by following this link. Additionally, you can find more parent resources through this link.
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT BACKPACK PROGRAM RETURNS

The Food For Thought Backpack Program for Concord will be starting up soon. This program offers FREE wholesome food to students for the weekend. To become a part of the program parents must sign and return the registration form. If you are interested in receiving this free program, stop in the office for the registration form.
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Upcoming Events

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