Sunset Express

March 12, 2021

Sunset Lake Elementary, PreK-5th Grade Building

Sunset Lake Elementary

Principal Amie McCaw

At Sunset Lake, We are Lifelong Learners and Lifelong Leaders.

Principal's Message

Hello Sunset Lake Families,


This week was a great week filled with fun for our Student Leaders. Students participated in our March is Reading Month activities as well as our special theme week. Friday morning was very special with a live online Magic Show. Cameron Zvara, the Magician, did a great job engaging our students and our kiddos had a great morning. Be sure to ask your child if they can teach you a trick or two.


Our PTSO March meeting has been rescheduled to March 16th instead of March 9th like originally scheduled. The meetings are held virtually and please reach out through our PTSO Facebook page if you would like to attend or contact our school office if you need the link information.


Thank you families for being vigilant with keeping your children home if they have any symptoms or have a potential exposure. It has really helped us keep our exposures reduced.

We continue to ask if there is anyone in the household who is being tested for COVID-19 to keep your child home until the test results come back. Also, please be sure to go through the student screener questions (see below) each day before you send your child(ren) to school.


As always we continue to encourage all of our families to try and keep safety precautions in mind. Every measure counts and together we can try and minimize the negative impact COVID-19 could have on your child's education.

Please visit this link at State of Michigan Covid for up-to-date information.


Together we can work to minimize exposure for our students and staff. Thank you!


Thank you Sunset Lake Families!


Yours in Learning,

Amie McCaw

Sunset Lake Elementary Principal

Virtual Learning Updates

*No news to share out at this time.


KVIC:

If you have any questions regarding their progress please contact Tamara Young at 321-1562 or email Chris VanderMei, your child's teacher. Thank You!



VCS Virtual:

If you are unsure if your child has materials to pick up please check with your child(ren)'s teacher. Please just come to our front door to buzz the front office. We will bring your child's material out to you. The best time for pick-up is typically 9-3 pm to help avoid the busy times of drop-off and pick-up times.

IMPORTANT DATES

March 16- PTSO Virtual Meeting @ 6 pm

March 26 - No school, Records Day

March 29- April 2- Spring Break

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Message from Mrs. Kling...

Good afternoon everyone!


I want to let everyone know that registration for Bulldog Beginnings 2021-2022 school year is now open for children who are 4 years old by September 1 and is completely free for families that meet the qualifications. Applications can be found in the Sunset Lake office and if you have questions please feel free to contact me or Alyssa Thomson at Community Education 321-1020. Thanks for all your help in spreading the word.


Jennifer Kling

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How to raise a reader....

KINDERGARTEN 2021-2022

If you or someone you know will have a student starting Kindergarten next fall, please contact our office at 321-1550. It's hard to believe, but we are starting to plan for our spring Kindergarten Kickoff 2021-2022!
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Mobile Dentist is Coming!

They will be here March 15th. Forms are coming home soon, but you may also use the link below.


https://www.myschooldentist.com/Default.aspx

Habit #5 Blog from Leader in Me

A Ted Talk on the Power of Reading-- by a student

The Power and Importance of...READING! | Luke Bakic | TEDxYouth@TBSWarsaw

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Reminders

Please note that if you drop your students off in the morning, we ask that you use our drop-off procedures and all students are dropped off in our parking lot, along the sidewalk on the north side (gym entrance). Please pull up to the sidewalk curb and have your child exit the curbside as soon as you get to the curb to keep our traffic flow going.


For pick-up please be sure to drive around the baseball fields and use Wellhouse to the Sunset Private drive to enter our parking lot. Please stay in your car to keep our traffic flowing. If you need more time for buckling we have found it beneficial to pull forward slowly or park your car to take care of buckling your child.


*IMPORTANT: Our bus ramp should be clear of all cars during our start and end of the day. Please do not pull into our bus ramp area to drop off your child in the morning.


Below you will find our Sunset Lake Drop-off and Pick-up plan in more detail.

International Travel Protocols for VCS

VCS Families and Staff:

Spring Break is just around the corner! Please be aware that based on current CDC guidelines, and after consultation with the Kalamazoo County Health Department, VCS has revised procedures concerning international travel.

The CDC requires all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result to the airline before boarding the flight. Air passengers who have had a positive viral test for COVID-19 in the past 3 months, and have met the criteria to end isolation, may travel instead with documentation of their positive viral test results and a letter from their healthcare provider or a public health official that states they have been cleared for travel.

Due to the change in CDC requirements and in consultation with the Kalamazoo County Health Department, Vicksburg Community Schools requires all students/staff traveling to the US from a foreign country to quarantine for 7 days before returning to school (previously the District required a 10 day quarantine). Staff and students must also provide documentation of negative test results obtained before departure from the international location.

Sunset Student Screener

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Lost and Found- Update

New items added to lost and found this week are pictured below. Please have your children check often. Many items added daily.
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VCS Visitor Screening Form

This form must be filled out each time a visitor enters the building.
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Sunset Drop off and Pick up Plan- SAME PLAN

District Documents for 2020-21 School Year

VCS Companion Document. The Sunset Lake Protocols link is found on page 9.


VCS Return to School Plan Instructional Overview f