The Paw Print
22-23 Volume 3 August 12, 2022
THANK YOU, SURFSIDE FAMILIES
Breakfast and Lunch
If your child will be buying lunch, please make sure they have money in their account by visiting www.MyPaymentsPlus.com. You will need your child’s student ID in order to sign up for an account. If you need this, you can find it in FOCUS.
Clinic Permission Forms
Thank you for your help with this. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Inclement Weather Plans
If it is raining but there is no lightning, students will be released like normal. We encourage students who walk or bike home to have rain gear in their backpacks. If there is severe weather in the area, or lightning, we will call an Inclement Weather Dismissal. This will be communicated to parents via email and text using Blackboard Connect. When Inclement Weather is called, there are only three options for dismissing students, hold for up to 30 minutes, car loop or Brevard After School.
Please note that we will stop checking students out fifteen minutes prior to dismissal. Monday through Thursday this will be 2:30 and on Fridays that will be 1:15. This is a routine practice and will continue on Inclement Weather Days. For the safety of staff and students, parents must remain in their vehicles when going through the car loop. Please do not walk up to the car loop.
Additionally, when lightning is close to the school, we follow the BPS lightning policy. Students will be held in classrooms until it is safe to release them. Please remain patient with us if this happens. Safety is our first priority. Once it is safe to resume activity outside, the car loop will run like normal and walkers/bikers will be released.
If you did not fill out an Inclement Weather Form at Meet and Greet, please contact your child's teacher to fill on out ASAP. Please take a photo of the form. It is easy to forget what you filled out midway through the year.
Please use the link below on how to register as a school volunteer. This process is required for volunteering on campus, in the classroom, for special events, and for field trips. Additional information will be posted on this site.
If you are volunteering on campus, you MUST have a prior appointment set up with your child's teacher. This process can take a few weeks, so please plan accordingly.
Dress Code Reminders
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
It’s time for another Summer Reading Challenge! United Way has partnered with Brevard Public Schools to keep students reading this summer. Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade will be coming home with a summer reading pledge sheet given to them in Media indicating how many books they will read this summer, and a reading log postcard in their report card envelope, which they can record the books they read over the summer.
The goal for incoming K-2nd grade students is to read 10 books, and for incoming 3rd-6th graders is to read 8 multi-chapter books. If students complete the challenge and turn their logs in by August 18th, they will get to come to an ice cream party provided by United Way in September or October. We would like all reading logs - regardless if students complete the challenge - to be turned in next school year. If we get 120 reading logs, Mrs. Erenstoft, Mrs. Herman, and Mrs. Oehlmann will kiss a pig next school year! Students can participate in the reading challenge this year by completing the traditional log, by reading on Sora (found on student’s BPS Launchpad), or by submitting their list digitally (at one time, once per student) at https://forms.gle/hoYhaLNKsaVnrytF7.
We hope that all students read over the summer! Thank you for your support!
SHOW OFF YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT WITH SURFSIDE SPIRITWEAR
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August 10 - First day of school for grades 1-6
August 15 - First day of school for K
August 23 - Open House 5:30-6:30
September 5 - Labor Day - No School
Kindergarten Color Week is Coming
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