Kitts' Korner

First Nine Weeks Edition

Nine Weeks Down!

It has been an eventful first nine weeks of school. Our students are getting back into the swing of being students again. Our teachers are excited about having kiddos back in the building. It has been a great first nine weeks of school!

We want to thank all of the parents who participated in parent/teacher conferences this year. Even though the circumstances were not ideal, we worked together to create successful parent/teacher conferences. If you ever have any concerns or questions about your child's education, please reach out to your child's teacher by phone, email or Dojo. We want to continue the communication between the school and families.

As the weather turns cooler, we always see an increase in student sickness. If your child is sick, please do not send them to school. Students can login to Google Classroom and complete assignments from home. As long as they are doing this, they will be counted as being present. Every student in the building received two masks. Please remember to send these to school with your child. We are handing out quite a few each day. The cool fall weather is settling in so don't forget to send your child is a jacket each morning so they can still enjoy outdoor recess.

Our Fall Party is tomorrow and I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of our new procedures due to Covid. Please only send in individually pre-packaged items. This means a tray of cookies or cupcakes would NOT be acceptable UNLESS they were each individually pre-packaged.

We can't thank you enough for your patience and understanding. We are looking forward to another great nine weeks of school!

Mrs. Ashley Kitts

Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 8am

Switzerland County Elementary

Don't forget about picture retake day on Wednesday, November 4th!

Yearbooks for Sale!

We still have yearbooks for sale from the 2019-2020 school year!

Hardback Yearbooks - $20

Paperback Yearbooks- $15

We can take cash or checks made out to Lifetouch.

Veteran's Day Program

It isn't too late to submit your Veteran's picture and information! On November 11, we will release our celebration video via social media and our school website. Every year our students and staff pour time and effort into creating a beautifully composed program to honor our Veterans.

Please email your submission to

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Accelerated Reader 25+ Point Party

Two Hour Delay PD Day

Thursday, Nov. 12th, 10am

12862 State Highway 250

Rising Sun, IN

We will operate on a two hour delay on Thursday, November 12!

College GO! Week

At the beginning of October, we celebrated College Go! Week. Each day we discussed the different options our students have after they graduate high school.

Counselor Corner with Mrs. Copeland

Dear Families,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself! My name is Ashley Copeland and I am the new K-6th Elementary School Counselor. I am so excited to be part of the Switzerland County Elementary family; already it is so apparent how close-knit and welcoming the SCES community is, I feel very lucky to be part of it!

My passion for school counseling began during my time as a student at University of Kentucky where I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. What I love most about the elementary level is the genuine curiosity students have in their learning and the world around them, as well as the opportunity for early intervention support that can have a lifetime positive impact on a child.

As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, career, and social/emotional development of all students. Many times I get puzzled looks when I say I provide career development at the elementary level, but it is never too early for children to be exposed to the opportunities their futures will hold! I look forward to offering support to the SCES students, staff, families, and community. I will be meeting with students individually and in small groups, conducting classroom counseling lessons, meeting with parents, collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of all SCES students.

You may have noticed above that I put in bold and underlined the word, “all” students. Sometimes when the term “counselor” is heard, some may perceive that a counselor may only work with a select few students in a 1:1 counseling capacity, but that is not the case! School counseling programs reach and meet the needs of all students in a school through many various ways, including those listed above. I am here to advocate for all students. If you ever have any questions or concerns, or do not wish to have your child participate in these school counseling services, please do not hesitate to call (812) 534-3128 or email me at ( at any time.

I am so excited to work with your children and get to know you throughout the school year!

All the best,

Mrs. Ashley Copeland