Shady Cove School Newsletter

November 2022

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

What a beautiful time of year! The fall colors are beginning to show. The mornings are brisk and you never know if we will have rain or beautiful sunshine. We have so much to be thankful for at Shady Cove School. We have an amazing staff, a growing PTO, scholars eager to learn and families that support the work we are doing here.


This is a special time of year that is focused around family, gratitude and caring about others. I am grateful every day for the opportunity to work with all of our staff and I know your children are in good hands with them. I am also so very fortunate to work with all of our families and our community. Thank you for your ongoing support. When we are working together we see the success it creates for our scholars. And finally, we have incredible scholars, who are working on challenging themselves every day to learn and be engaged as well as working on showing gratitude toward others. This is our character trait for the month of November. Our scholars are why we are here every day!


Thanksgiving break is just around the corner (November 21-25). May these days off for be restful and peaceful for you and your family.

● If your family or your child need support during the holidays season, please reach out to our staff for support.

● We look forward to seeing your student again when school resumes on Monday, November 28th.

Dates to Remember

11/7 PTO Meeting @ 6:30 Room 6

11/9 End of 1st 9 weeks

11/10 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

11/11 NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day

11/15 End Date for Fall Fundraiser

11/16 Picture Retakes

11/21-23 NO SCHOOL - Family Conferences

11/24-25 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving

12/19-1/2 Winter Break

1/3 Students return from Winter Break

Fall Family-Student-Teacher Conferences

Conferences are scheduled to start the evening of 11/14/21 and will run through 11/23/21. Teachers will be contacting parents directly through email, fliers, or phone regarding scheduling. You will have the option of in-person or online if needed. Report cards will be posted on 11/14/21 and will be available in ParentVue.

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We understand that this time of year there may be some sicknesses going around but as long as your child is healthy, please encourage showing up to class when school is in session. Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as connect to peers and their teachers.


Thank you for partnering with us to help your child learn, thrive and succeed.

November Character Trait- GRATITUDE

We are looking forward to focusing on Gratitude this month! One way to think about Gratitude is “choosing to appreciate the people and things in our lives.” Practicing Gratitude can increase our well-being and our happiness.


Gratitude is 1 of 3 traits we will focus on throughout the year that helps students Be Well. Throughout the school, students will be developing skills like emotion regulation, positive self-talk, and stress management.


Here are some conversation starters you could use at home that support the teaching and learning about "GRATITUDE".


  • What is something you are Grateful for every day?
  • When someone shows you Gratitude, how does it make you feel? Why?
  • Can you describe positive self-talk?
  • How can positive self-talk help us put Gratitude into practice?
  • Share with me something you are Grateful for that make you feel calm when you are stressed.
  • What is something that makes you feel stressed? How can you manage that stress?

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Information Worth Repeating

Become a Volunteer

Classroom parties and field trips are starting to pop up, as well as, wanting parents to volunteer in the classroom on a regular basis. ONLY those that have gone through and have been approved through our district volunteer process will be allowed to participate in volunteering. This process is for the safety of all of our scholars.


Anyone may apply to become a volunteer. Before taking part in a volunteer activity, applicants must complete a criminal background check.


Per state mandate, volunteers working in schools and interacting with students must be vaccinated or have an exception. During the application process a link will be provided to upload your Vaccine Card or Exception request.

If you would like to become a volunteer please apply online by clicking here.

Volunteer Information/Expectations:

ENGLISH

SPANISH


To access the Volunteer Information on our District Website, CLICK Here

CANVAS - PARENTS AS OBSERVERS

Eagle Point School District uses Canvas, a learning management system (LMS) to provide teachers, students, and families tools that enhance learning and communication both inside and outside of the school building. Teachers use Canvas to deliver course materials, contact information, and utilize the calendar feature, which puts all of your child's assignments and other important date information for all courses into one, color-coded calendar. Canvas helps keep a student's school life simple, as all course information is found within one tool, not scattered across many. How to access my student's CANVAS as a parent observer. Here is a link to more information regarding Canvas. (Some of our primary teachers also use SeeSaw. Please contact your child's teacher for more information about if they use SeeSaw.)

School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Start 8:35 am*

End 3:25 pm


Early Release Wednesday

End 1:30 pm


*Students are not allowed on campus prior to 8:15 am unless they are riding the bus.

Have you registered yet?

We still have families that have not registered for school. This is critical for updating your current information. Even if your child attended Shady Cove School last year and they are still attending this year, you need to log on and register them. To register go to your ParentVue Account or Click HERE for Online Registration information and to complete this process.

IPAD INSURANCE

iPad insurance is $25 per student. It may be paid through ParentVue or by sending check or cash to school with your scholar. We highly recommend this insurance. You never know when an accident is going to happen. If you have not paid the insurance then you will be responsible for the cost to fix or replace the iPad.


IPad insurance is an annual fee. If you had insurance for the 2021-22 school year it is still effective until September 6, 2022. During the 2022-2023 school year, EPSD9 will continue to offer optional iPad insurance to students and families. The annual insurance will be effective from September 6, 2022-September 5, 2023. The cost for the insurance is $25.00. Without insurance, students will be responsible for all repair or replacement costs. If your student did not have iPad insurance for the 2021-22 school year, students will need to bring their iPad to the office to verify the condition of the iPad prior to acceptance of your insurance payment. Please click on this link for more information on iPad Insurance.

Dress Code

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Additional Dress Code Information

  • Cologne and perfume should be limited due to safety and allergy concerns.

  • Dressing in layers allows for comfortable weather changes throughout the day. Please be sure to label your child’s clothing.

  • Students should wear comfortable clothing that will allow them to participate in school activities.

  • Student shoes should be appropriate for playground play and please note your child’s PE schedule in order to send your child to school with the appropriate footwear for PE activities. Flip flops, platform sandals, or high heels are not safe footwear at school and are highly discouraged.

  • All students must wear shoes at all times at school. Shoes with attached wheels (Example: “Heelys”) are not allowed at school.

  • Any clothing that is considered to be gang related will not be allowed.

  • Unusual hairstyles that are distracting to the learning environment, need constant attention, or obstruct the student’s vision are discouraged.

  • Keep your hands, arms, legs and clothing free of writing or markings. Sharpies are not allowed for student use at school.

  • All decisions of dress and grooming appropriateness are at the discretion of the principal or the principal’s designee.

FOOTWear

Student shoes should be appropriate for playground play and please note your child’s PE schedule in order to send your child to school with the appropriate footwear for PE activities.. Flip flops, platform sandals, or high heels are not safe footwear at school and are highly discouraged.

T-DAP REQUIRED FOR ALL 7TH GRADERS

The T-DAP immunization booster is required for all 7th grade students. Be sure to visit your health care provider and get this booster before exclusion day. Please send a copy of the shot record to the school office once it has been received.

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