School News

September 14, 2020

Sailing Right into September!

Things are going so smoothly at school! We appreciate your patience with the new procedures.

Need to Know Info...

Snacks: Students are encouraged to bring a snack each day for individual consumption. We are no longer able to use a snack calendar and allow students to share snacks from home. If your child counts on a snack during the school day, please help them remember to pack something each day. Feel free to send enough for the week to be kept at school, but please do not send more than a week's worth as that could be a tempting invitation for critters to visit our classrooms! If your child is assigned to a Nut Free classroom, the teacher will make you aware. In these cases, please help us keep everyone safe by sending snacks that do not contain nuts or nut products.


Absences: Thank you for your patience with our new attendance guidelines. We are in constant communication with the local health department and our guidelines are revised as we receive new guidance. Please be sure to tune in each time the district announces changes to our re-entry plan. Below are some highlights of the most recent revisions to our practices:


Safe Stop Bus App: The Safe Stop company is no longer in business. This was the app that allowed you to track your child's bus and prepare for pick up or drop off. Our school district is in the process of researching other options. Stay tuned for more info.


PTO: Our PTO is still up and running, but we will hold virtual meetings for the time being. We will hold a business meeting on Monday, September 28 at 3PM. Below is the info for joining our Zoom meeting:

Abbie Hayden is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: PTO September

Time: Sep 28, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72390832312?pwd=dzAxeW80YVZ1VVlQWmgzanJTQ2hudz09


Meeting ID: 723 9083 2312

Passcode: rifxG8


Title 1: Did you know our school is a Title 1 school? This means we receive funding to provide interventions in literacy and math to any student in need. We do this through our daily success period and by pushing instructional assistants into classrooms during small group instruction. This allows us to have a smaller staff to student ration during these individualize learning times. Click here for more info about our Title 1 programming.

We have been overjoyed at having your kiddos back in school, whether in person or remote. Looking forward to a great year together!

Upcoming

PTO Virtual Meeting, Sept 28

eLearning/Staff Development Day, Sept 30

Fall Break, Oct 19-23


For specific details about the WBCCS Re-entry Plan, please click here.

Thorntown Elementary School

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