Montgomery Elementary News

August 7, 2020

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Dr. Amy Debelak, Principal

Ms. Sally Ganz, Asst. Principal


Office 686-1730

Absence Line 686-1736

FAX 792-6131

School Nurse 686-1733

Cafeteria 686-1735

Transportation 686-1785

Welcome Back Montgomery Families!


The Montgomery Staff is working hard to get everyone back to school safely. Please make sure you are reading all SMORES from start to finish this year. There will be a lot of information! If you have any questions or concerns please email me at debelaka@sycamoreschools.org


School Supply Lists

All school supply lists are being decreased. Since children aren’t able to share school supplies each child will keep their personal supplies in a covered bin supplied by our Montgomery PTO. We realize many of you purchased the school supplies already but don’t worry! The students will still need all of them, we will just ask you to periodically send in refills. The teacher will let you know when to send refills into school. Below are the adjusted school supply lists for each grade level needed at the start of school. Virtual and face to face class lists are the same. If you have any questions or issues with the updated lists, please email Mrs. McCown @ mccownt@sycamoreschools.org.


Click here to access the updated school supply list

Class Lists

Our teachers are currently working on class lists for the 2020-21 school year. We will not be able to honor friend requests this year. We are working with many variables and need to ensure all students' academic needs are met. Thank you for your understanding. Mrs. McCown will send out homeroom assignments at the end of August.


Student Drop Off and Pick Up

We have some BIG changes with drop off and pick up for car riders. With the increased traffic from the construction on Montgomery Road and the increase in car riders, we realize a back up on Montgomery Road could be dangerous for everyone. Student drop-off and pick up will be in the back of the building by the kindergarten playground. There is a back gate that will be open which will lead you to the playground and parents will exit to the south exit by Dr. Morris’ orthodontist office. To avoid the buses, parents are being asked to drop students off at 9:15 and pick up at 3:30. A video will be released in the next couple of weeks showing everyone the path to take.


Temperature Checks

Temperature checks will be done each day for all students as they enter the building. The district purchased scanners which will be positioned at all entrances students enter. If a child has a fever a staff member will accompany them to Nurse Linton and you will be required to come and pick your child up immediately. Guidelines in the Healthy Back to School 2020 Plan will be adhered to all school year.


New Family Orientation

New family orientation will be done virtually on Friday, August 28th at 10 am. Please look for a Zoom link in the next couple of weeks.


Material Pick Up for Virtual Learners

Please stay tuned for a date. I have this in here because I wanted you to know we are in the process of planning this event!


Information Sessions for Families

We know you have a million questions. Join Ms. Ganz and me for an hour and let us answer your questions on August 26th. If your last name begins with letters A-L join us at 2pm-3pm. If your last name is M-Z please join us at 3:15-4:15. A Zoom link will be provided as we get closer to the event.


Open House

Open House will be done both virtually and with a drive by! Each teacher will post a short video to their Blackboard site for families to watch. Families are invited to drive by On September 1st and “meet” their teacher as well as drop off your Chromebooks from the spring. We will not be collecting school supplies at this time. A more detailed schedule will follow.


Fanny Packs

All face 2 face students will be given an AVES fanny pack that has two pockets! One for a mask (to stay safe during recess and lunch) and one for hand sanitizer and tissues. We are going to ROCK this look!

TIME FOR OUR ANNUAL REVIEW OF FINAL FORMS


As in the past, we need ALL parents or guardians to log into Final Forms and make any necessary updates. Please remember to sign your forms even if no changes are being made. Also newly added is a Covid-19 Parent Agreement that must be sign before

the school year begins.


Please do this as soon as possible as this will

prevent potential issues or problems that can be addressed before

our return to school in September.

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