Dryden Elementary School Newsletter
Home of the Young Cardinals - 4/16/21
When you are picking your child up at the end of the day ...
As the weather is getting nicer I’ve noticed an issue that has come up in the end-of-the-day pick up line to the north of the school. It gets long and it doesn’t move.
If you are picking up your child and are going to leave your vehicle, please park in a parking spot, not in the pick up line.
The line is intended to move forward. If you’re parked there and not in your vehicle then the line doesn’t move. Some people don’t want to or can’t get out of their vehicle and those are the people who should be in the line.
If you are in a vehicle that is directly north of the school and blocked by the building your child cannot see you to know you are there.
Thank you for your help with this matter.
M-STEP testing for our 3-6 graders
Testing Schedule by Date:
April 20 - 5th grade science part 1
April 21 - 5th grade sciende part 2 (If time allows, this will be done on 4/20.)
April 22 - 5th grade math
April 27 - 6th grade ELA
April 29 - 6th grade math
May 4 - 5th grade ELA
May 6 - 5th grade social studies
May 11 - 3rd grade ELA
May 13 - 3rd grade math
May 18 - 4th grade ELA
May 20 - 4th grade math
Test Schedule by Grade:
ELA - May 11
math - May 13
ELA - May 18
math - May 20
science part 1 - April 20
science part 2 - April 21 (This may be completed on April 20 if time allows.)
math - April 22
ELA - May 4
social studies - May 6
ELA - April 27
math - April 29
How to Prepare Your Child for the M-STEP Test
2. Tell your child you believe in them and praise them when they work hard at things.
3. Do your best to have them get a good night's sleep before the test.
4. Tell them to work hard on the test and to take it seriously. If you think they are prone to worry about it then maybe skip this.
5. Encourage your child to relax and remain positive.
COVID Letter to Parents
April 15, 2021
Dear Parents and Students,
We were notified today that an individual in the elementary school has a positive case of COVID-19. Mrs. Roys and I immediately contacted the Lapeer County Health Department.
Due to this exposure, Mrs. Maday’s second grade class is being quarantined. The dates of possible exposure were April 12 and 13. The quarantine will last through April 27, returning to school on Wednesday, April 28. All other students, including siblings of the quarantined students, are to report to school as normal tomorrow.
For Mrs. Maday’s class there will be no instruction tomorrow, Friday, April 16. It will start on Monday, April 19. Mrs. Maday will contact parents of quarantined students with your virtual instruction schedule by Friday afternoon. If you need to borrow a Chromebook please contact our front office.
At this time, due to the cleaning and social distancing measures put into place, no other classrooms or individuals in the building are affected.
As a precaution, Lapeer County Health Department is asking anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 to self-isolate for 14 days to avoid potentially exposing others. That means not attending school, staying home, and interacting with as few people as possible.
Remember, the symptoms of COVID-19 are not your usual runny nose and sneezing. Instead, COVID-19 symptoms include fever of >100.4, dry cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms can also mimic milder illnesses. Should your child develop milder cold-like symptoms testing would be warranted. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. If you feel well, you do not need to be tested. If you do become ill, call your doctor before going into the office. Testing will be determined based on risk assessment.
Other people in your household are not under quarantine. If you have other children they should report to school as normal. Please monitor symptoms and report them to the school and the Lapeer County Health Department.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should:
Stay home if you’re sick
Wash their hands frequently
Avoid close contact with sick people
Disinfect commonly touched surfaces
Avoid touching your face; avoid shaking hands
Follow suggested guidelines for social distancing
If you have specific questions or concerns that we can address, please do not hesitate to call or email us.
It's Time to Make Your 6 Month Appointment - June 4
Application for Free or Reduced Meals
Wear It Wednesday - Dress Up Theme
April 21 - Tie Dye Day
April 28 - Disney Day
May 5 - College/Armed Forces Day
May 12 - Beach day
Do you have a 3 or 4 year old at home?
Does your child have books at home to read?
Food Service Information for our Online Learners
What do you do if you want food service through Dryden Elementary School?
Hot Food Option - You have the option of ordering hot lunch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The food served will follow the elementary school menu (above).
You must call the front office by 9:45am on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday or complete the order form below. If you know you will want this three days a week please tell Mrs. Marinkovski so you won’t have to call in on those days.
You can pick up hot lunch between 11am-12:30pm at the elementary school. If you order it but do not pick it up you will still be charged for it.
You will also be given bagged breakfasts and lunches to cover until the next day lunch can be ordered.
Cold Food Option - You have the option of picking up a week’s worth of bagged meals every Monday.
To pick up 5 bagged breakfasts and 5 bagged lunches, please call our front office (796-2201) or return the order form by 9:45am on the Friday before to order for pick up on the following Monday between 11am-12:30pm.
Breakfast - Our elementary students get Universal Free Breakfast.
Lunch - We follow the same pricing structure as in-person students. Full Price = $3.00, Reduced = $0.40, Free - $0.
If the school needs to be closed for any reason these food service options
will change to our district-wide distribution method. That will be communicated to you if it happens.
- April 21 - Tie Dye Day
- April 28 - Dress Up Day Theme - Disney Day
- May 5 - Dress Up Day Theme - College/Armed Forces Day
- May 12 - Dress Up Day Theme - Beach Day
- May 19 - Dress Up Day Theme - Athletic Wear Day
- May 26 - Dress Up Day Theme - I'm not sure?????
- May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday, no classes
- June 2 - Dress Up Day Theme - College/Armed Forces Day
- June 6 - Graduation at 11am
- June 9 - Dress Up Day Theme - Blast From the Past Day
- June 14-16 - Exams for high school students, half days for elementary students, dismissal at 12:10.
- June 16 - Last day of school