Hawk Squawk 9/9/21
Thank you for joining us at Back to School Night! If you haven't seen it already, I've added the the video I sent out yesterday with a message from me as well as our district and school partners below. If you were unable to attend your teacher's Back to School Night presentation, please contact them directly.
I recognize that it's been a difficult week for many of our families. The notifications sent over the last few days may be causing uncertainty or mixed emotions that may be stressful. It is important to me to ensure that all students and families feel safe and respected at Hallinan (and always!). Thank you for your continued kindness and respect during these unique times.
If you have questions about quarantines and protocols, please join the LOSD Information Session about Quarantining and Other Exposure Protocols tonight. Our District nurse will talk through the protocols and address many frequently asked questions. The session will be recorded and shared. Here is the Zoom link:
Thursday, Sept. 9
For further information please visit these web pages:
Roadmap to Reopening / Health & Safety Protocols
It has been magical having students back in the building, hearing their laughter and watching them learn. We are here for every student, every day supporting them socially, emotionally and academically, the Hallinan way, with kindness!
Ready Schools, Safe Learners Mask Update
On September 3, 2021, OHA updated OAR 333-019-1015 requiring face coverings in all K-12 indoor and outdoor settings. All individuals 5 years of age and older are to wear a face covering outdoors when individuals cannot or do not consistently maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from people not in their household.
This update means that when our students are outside for any school related activity (including recess) and cannot maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves, they will need to wear masks. Students will be told by their teachers that we will start implementing this rule immediately, effective September 10, 2021. This is a great opportunity to discuss safety protocols with your children tonight. Thank you for your partnership!
Mrs Miller's 5th Grade Class
Be Strong! Be Kind! Be Well!
Important PTO Information
PTO Meeting Next Week!
Please join us next Wed., Sept. 15th at 6:30pm in the outdoor classroom / garden area for our first PTO meeting of the school year! It's a great opportunity to meet other parents and learn about ways to get involved. Click here for the agenda.
We need help! We have numerous open committee positions for which a Sign-Up Genius will be landing in your inboxes soon. Keep an eye out for that, or find it directly here. Please reach out to our PTO Volunteer Coordinator, Katie Krametbauer (email@example.com) with any questions.
If you haven't already, please take a moment to log in to Pledgestar to register your student(s) for the Jog-A-Thon and to select their t-shirt size. Every student will receive a class specific t-shirt for the big day - please help us make sure your child has one that fits properly!
***PTO Parent Action Items:
* Register your student for the Jog-A-Thon and select their t-shirt size, by September 10. Go to https://www.pledgestar.com/hallinan/ to get started!
* Please update your family directory information to indicate your student(s) teacher(s) and pay your student fees: https://hallinanpto.membershiptoolkit.com/home
No Bus Passes for Play Dates
In an effort to manage bus capacity and COVID-19 protocols, our schools are not able to accept bus pass requests for play dates. If a parent-guardians has a childcare arrangement, that is allowed with a signed note from the parent-guardian. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Please click here for information about the bus transportation situation.
The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s skill level. Each item a student receives is based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier ones. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning.
At Hallinan, the Fall i-Ready will take place September 13-24.
Please also review these messages from our District Nurse:
Office Phone: 503-534-2353
Principal Melissa Griffiths - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Lee Gates - email@example.com
Secretary Linda Stevens - firstname.lastname@example.org