Welcome Back Chase STEMM Academy

Parent Newsletter 8.2021

Mrs. Allen

Please allow me to welcome you to the new school year! We are looking forward to a great school year, and we know it will be the best one yet! We are honored to take on the responsibility of equipping all students with the necessary tools for success. We ask that you join us in this endeavor of ensuring our students take advantage of every learning opportunity in the classroom and their homes.

The year will be filled with numerous opportunities for parents to get involved. We know the importance of the home-school partnership. We will continue to explore ways to strengthen this partnership throughout the year through communication and collaboration. Daily, we will renew our commitment to meeting our diverse student population's social, emotional, and academic needs. Thank you for being a member of the Chase STEMM Academy family.

New Faces to Chase

Important Dates and Times/Entry and Exit Doors

Tuesday, August 17 - Open House 6-7:00 p.m. EVERYONE MUST WEAR A MASK IN THE BUILDING

Wednesday, August 18 - First day for grades 1st - 8th, Half-day doors open at 8:30 a.m. school begins at 8:45 a.m. school is dismissed at 12:00 p.m. ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR A MASK

Thursday, August 19 - First full day 1st-8th, doors open at 8:30 a.m. students are dismissed at 3:30 p.m. (our normal school hours)

Friday, August 27 - First full day for ALL kindergarten

Monday, September 6 - Labor Day NO SCHOOL


Please have your child enter/exit the building using the following door assignments

Door #1 Mrs. Grohnke (K) Mrs. Williams (K) Mrs. Smith (ED)

Door #11 Ms. Lungulow (1st), Mrs. Wismer (1st), Mrs. Hurley (2nd), Mrs. Green (2nd), Mrs. Mezinko (3rd), Ms. Johnson (CCSE), Mrs. Johnson (3rd)

Door #10 Mrs. Urbanyi (4th), Mrs. Riley (4th), Mr. Cowell (5th), Mrs. Burmeister (6th), Mrs. Calderone (7th), Ms. Miller (7th), Mr. Ackerman (8th), Ms. West-Estell (CCSE)

Breakfast

Parents your child will bring home a letter to complete and return to the school if you want your student to receive breakfast meals weekly. Breakfast meals will be distributed on Mondays except for the first week of school. All students will receive breakfast meals during the first week of school. If you want your child to continue to receive breakfast meals, you will need to return the letter. Letters will be available at the open house. The letter is good for the entire school year.

iReady

I am excited to share that we are implementing a Mathematic and Reading] program called i-Ready. Below, you will find information about the program and how we will be using it in the classroom.

What is i-Ready?

i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with data to inform instruction.

The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. 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.

i-Ready Instruction provides students with lessons based on their individual strengths and areas for growth. These lessons are interactive and provide strategic supports to keep your child engaged as they learn.

Benefits of iReady

The Benefits of i-Ready: Individualized Instruction

Transportation Portal

Dear Toledo Public Schools Parents and Caregivers:


Our school district is excited to announce that you now have access to a revolutionary smartphone app that helps to improve communication, school bus safety, and efficiency. The Transportation Portal (aka Edulog Parent Portal) app provides you with planned time and location information for your child’s bus ride to school. On a daily basis, the app will show you the GPS location of the bus and send you a push notification when it is nearing your bus stop.


This app is free of charge for our parents, caregivers, and students. In addition to displaying the location of your bus and sending the notifications, you can also receive time-sensitive messages from our transportation department. You will also receive a notification when a substitute bus is running your route due to scheduled maintenance on your regular bus, for example.


The Transportation Portal (aka Edulog Parent Portal) app integrates with our school bus routing system, which is also provided by Education Logistics, Inc. (Edulog), a premier provider of school bus technology. School bus locations are sent from a GPS device installed on each bus which not only provides up-to-date information for you, but also for our school bus maintenance staff who need to know the real-time location of each bus for maintenance and other service requirements.


The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store – either of which can be accessed by pointing your smartphone camera at this QR code:


Security is important. Only you have access to your student’s transportation information through the app via a secure login process. You must know your student’s school of attendance, ID number, and date of birth in addition to the exact spelling of his or her first name and last name.


Please know that our goal is to provide safe and efficient transportation for all Toledo Public Schools children riding the school bus. By improving communication and expanding the information available to you by implementing this app, we are working hard to meet and exceed that goal.


Additional information about using the transportation Portal (aka Edulog Parent Portal) is available on our website at:

https://www.tps.org/departments/transportation_services


If you have additional questions regarding the app, please contact our transportation department at: 419-671-8541


See the Parent Portal pdf below for step-by-step directions to download the app

Support our School with Kroger Community Rewards and Box Tops

Supporting local schools has never been easier!

Here are two ways to help your school:

  1. Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards.
  2. Earn Box Tops for your school when you buy participating products throughout your store. Each box top is worth 10¢!

The Kroger Co. Family of Stores has a long history of bringing help and hope to the communities we serve, including a strong commitment to education.


Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards and earn money for a local school every time you shop. It’s easy and free to enroll! When you link your Shopper’s Card, every purchase you make provides funds for schools in need. Plus, you’ll earn fuel points at the same time.

Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards


Kroger's partnership with Box Tops for Education provides another simple way to raise funds for local schools, with hundreds of Box Tops products available throughout your store.

Here’s how to participate:

Register for Box Tops for Education

Dress Code

We have adopted the following dress code for all students who attend Chase STEMM Academy. It is expected that all students will comply with the dress code, beginning with the first day of school. Parents and students are equally responsible for the appearance of the student. Students who do not comply with the dress code are subject to progressive disciplinary action.


The purpose of Chase STEMM Academy’s dress code is:

• To enhance school safety

• To support the learning environment

• To promote good behavior

• To avoid discipline problems

• To prepare students for the world of work


DESCRIPTION OF ALLOWABLE ITEMS

TOPS

Collars at all times

Solid collared shirt of any color. Collars must be worn at all times. No graphics or text on the solid collared shirt.


BOTTOMS

Must be worn at the waist. A belt should be worn if the bottom can't be tightly secured around the waist.

Black, navy blue, khaki-colored uniform material pants (no jeans)

Black, navy blue, khaki-colored uniform material shorts, dresses, jumpers, and skirts, all items must be knee-length

Tights and leggings are allowed if the front and back are covered by a knee-length dress, jumper, or skirt.


SWEATER/JACKETS

No hoods/hoodies.

Lightweight jackets with no hoods can be worn; sweaters and cardigans without hoods are appropriate. Any color and no graphics or text on items.


SHOES/BOOTS/TENNIS SHOES

Closed-toe shoes/boots/tennis shoes (heels or toes should not be exposed). Any color

No graphics or text

No platforms, slippers, slides, or Crocs.

Cell Phones, valuables, electronics

I am encouraging parents to keep student cell phones, valuables, and other electronic devices at home. If a student brings a cell phone or other electronic device to school it must not be seen, heard, or used at any time during the school day. We are not responsible for lost/stolen/damaged phones, valuables, or electronic devices. If your child does not comply with the expectation for cell phones and electronic devices they are subject to the following disciplinary responses:


1st Offense: The device is turned into an administrator and will be returned at the END of the school day.

2nd Offense -3rd Offense: The device is turned into an administrator and a parent/guardian is contacted. The device will be returned at the END of the school day.

4th Offense and subsequent offenses: The device is turned into an administrator and a parent/ guardian is contacted. The device will be returned at the END of the school day and an additional consequence will be issued referencing the TPS Student Code of Conduct

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