Fox Hill Elementary Family Update

Week of November 15th

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Mrs. Beard and Mrs. Pitcock Welcome You!!

Welcome Fox Hill Families!

November Dates to Know:


Nov 18 - Early Release - dismissal at 2:15pm

Nov 19 - Progress Reports go home

Nov 22 - Nov 26 - Thanksgiving Break - no school


-Congrats to our October Staff of the Month! Ms. Regan (5th grade) and Mr. Spruill (Resource Assistant)


-We are Still in need of Mask Donations - Feel free to donate child sized masks to our school office!

MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS, STAFF, AND VISITORS WHILE INDOORS.


Please continue to follow the WT School Protocols for Covid - https://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/covid-protocols.pdf


Mrs. Beard

Principal

Early Release This Thursday

Our October Early Release Day is Thursday, November 18th!

School dismisses at 2:15pm. Buses will leave Fox Hill around 2:25/30pm.

Car rider line will start at 2 pm!!

Fox Hill Directory

PTO is pleased to release the online 2021-2022 Fox Hill Student Directory. The hope is that your family will use this directory to become better acquainted with your child's classmates and their families. This directory is only for Fox Hill families, and it is not searchable. To access the directory, you must visit the school website and navigate to the PTO page, follow the link below, or copy and paste the link into a web browser: https://fh.msdwt.k12.in.us/fh-mail-merged-directory-final/


In order to access the directory, you will have to input the password: pioneers21

The link to the directory will remain active all year and families can access it as often as needed. Please note that this directory is published for the private, personal use of Fox Hill families. Any commercial use of the directory is unauthorized and strictly prohibited. Please also note that some families have chosen not to be included in the directory, or to have only partial information included. Any errors are unintentional. If you have questions or concerns regarding your student’s directory entry, please email ptofoxhill@gmail.com. Thank you to our PTO for their efforts in the creation of this directory!!!!!

Food and Toiletry Drive - From the PTO

Thank you to our amazing supporting students and families for a very successful PTO Food & Toiletries Drive! Together, we collected 2,787 items for our Fox Hill community! You are all SUPER SUPPORTERS!

A special Congratulations to our TOP SUPER SUPPORTER CLASSROOM and winner of a classroom pizza party,
1. Mrs. Johnson's 2nd grade classroom who donated a total of 485 items, and had our largest single-day donation of 261 items!


A special thanks and honorable mention to our top five classrooms:
2. Wible -385 items (5th grade)
3. Feliciano -298 items (5th grade)
4. Alumbaugh - 233 items (kindergarten)
5. Hollingsworth - 198 items (4th grade)


Our top supporting classroom teacher in each grade level was also entered into a drawing for a Starbucks Gift Card. Congratulations Mr. Alumbaugh for being the top Kindergarten supporter classroom for our last week (week 3) and enjoy that coffee!

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Gobble Grams - 11/16 and 11/17

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St. Luke's Thanksgiving Meal Delivery

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Holiday Assistance!

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NC Panther Elementary Wrestling

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Box Tops - Support Fox Hill

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Fox Hill Lost and Found


The Fox Hill Lost and Found has a wide array of jackets, coats, hoodies, sweaters, and sweatshirts that have been found around the building and grounds and are not marked with names. All of the items have been washed and are ready to go back to their owners. We also have a few lunch boxes and water bottles that have been turned in. Parents, you are welcome to come and see if you can find something that never made it home, or you can have your student come and look.

Items that have not been claimed by Thanksgiving break will be donated.

MSDWT District Equity Leadership Team

Advancing equitable achievement is a priority in Washington Township Schools. WT leaders meet consistently as a part of a task force called the District Equity Leadership Team (DELT) that includes teachers, administrators, social workers, coaches, and counselors. The primary objective of this team is to improve school systems and conditions for learning that yield to positive student outcomes. DELT is also a noted strategy within WT’s Strategic Plan. To learn more about the work of the DELT, please review this video.
MSDWT DELT

Girl Scouts

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School Times and Arrival Reminders

School STARTS at 8:20 am

Students are tardy after 8:30 am

*Students riding buses that may arrive late are not counted tardy.


If your student is a car rider:

*The Car Rider line starts at 8:10 am and will close by 8:30am.

  • Parents/Guardians dropping off after the car rider line has closed, must park in the front parking lot and an adult must walk his/her student across the crosswalk to the entrance of FH. If it is after 8:30 am, please plan to have your student enter the front doors for a tardy pass.

*Students can also be dropped off to the front doors beginning at 8:10 am. Adults, please walk your student across the crosswalk to the school entrance.


Cars should not enter the bus area during arrival and dismissal times!

We have seen a few families drive into the bus area and also at unsafe speeds! Please DO NOT drive in or through the bus area during bus arrival and dismissal! Remember you are also in a school zone - an area with children. Please do not speed through any area on school grounds.

Attendance and Dismissal Reminders


  • Should your student be absent for any reason, please call the attendance line at 317-259-5230 by 9:00 a.m. to report the absence. If a child’s absence is not called into the attendance line by 9:00 a.m., the child will be marked unexcused.


  • If your student has a required appt during the school day, remember he or she can/should still attend school before and after the appointment. We would rather have a student come in tardy than miss a full day's instruction. Please provide a signed statement from the doctor, dentist, etc., upon the return to school in order for the office to code the missed time appropriately.


  • Please notify your classroom teacher of dismissal changes in writing, or call the front office before 2pm with transportation changes.


  • The front office does not dismiss car riders from the office area during school dismissal time, 3pm-3:40pm. Please notify the front office of any last minute changes by 2pm and report to the car line if your child will be a car rider. (*We do understand that there may be unforeseen circumstances, emergencies, or appts that may result in a deviation from this process.)


  • Early pick ups from school - before 3:15pm- are coded in our FH Skyward system as afternoon tardies.

  • **The State of Indiana requires that we send letters of notification to the families of children with excessive tardies (6 or more) and/or absences (4 or more unexcused). These letters will be sent on a regular basis.


Washington Township Student Fees due October 22nd

Student fees have been generated for the 2021-2022 school year. If families have a valid email on file in Skyward, statements were emailed on 9/23/21. Those they don’t have a valid email on file in Skyward will be receiving their statements in the mail.

Payments are due in full or a payment plan must be established by Friday, October 22, 2021.

The following methods are available to pay the balance due:

-Online Payment

  • Electronic check (Through eFunds in Skyward -No convenience fee charged with this option)
  • Credit/Debit card (Through eFunds in Skyward-$2.85 fee is charged)
-Check or Money Order made payable to: MSD of Washington Township

-Cash paid at the school building – Exact amount, change cannot be made at school buildings


**If you think you should qualify for textbook assistance, you must complete an application.

-Complete the ONLINE application here: Online Meal Application Form

-English Guidelines and a paper copy of the applicationEnglish School Year 21-22 Instruction, Meal Application Form: English SY 21-22

-Spanish Guidelines and a paper copy of the applicationSpanish School Year 21-22 Instructions Meal Application Form: Spanish SY 21-22

Skyward Family Access - Stay in the Loop!

Access your student's teacher name and bus information via Skyward Family Access!


Also make sure your phone number and email address are updated in Skyward Family Access to receive all school and district updates!


Skyward Family Access Directions


If you have questions or issues with Skyward, please email skyward@msdwt.k12.in.us.

If you do not know your username/password, please email skyward@msdwt.k12.in.us or call Fox Hill Elementary.

Car Rider Line Reminders

AM/PM

***It is helpful if your child can exit and enter your car at the door that is closest to the Fox Hill sidewalk.


AM

Students should have items ready to go (mask on, backpack, lunch bag, etc.) before exiting. Students should WAIT for the FH staff member to release them from their car.


***Car rider drop off line concludes by 8:30 am. Families dropping off after the car rider line has closed, must park in the front parking lot. Parents must walk their student to the foyer of FH to sign in.



PM

***Please have your car tag is hanging from your rearview mirror - number side facing forward


***Car rider pick up line up concludes around 3:40pm. If you are not at school by that time, you will need to park in the front parking lot and come to the front office to retrieve your student. The front office closes at 4pm.


***We are asking families not to park and walk up to the car rider line or walk to the front office to bypass the car line. We only allowed this accommodation for the first 3 days as dismissal processes were being fine-tuned. The office does not dismiss car riders from the office area during school dismissal time, 3pm-3:40pm. If you have a special circumstance in regard to walking, please contact Mrs. Beard.

Car Rider Drop off and Pick Up Route

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FROM THE NURSE

Medication – A parent or guardian must fill out a permission form for prescription (blue) and/or non-prescription (yellow) medication to be administered at school. All medication must be stored in the clinic and children MAY NOT transport medicine to and from school. It must be brought into the school by an adult.


Life-Threatening Allergies – If your child has a life-threatening allergy or serious medical condition, you MUST report this to the nurse and meet with the nurse prior to your child starting school. You can call the office to schedule your appt with the nurse at 319-259-5371.

AYS (At Your School) - Before and After Care

More information found/Sign up here: https://ayskids.ce.eleyo.com/child-care/2/school-year-programs

*2021-2022 MSD Washington Township

*Fox Hill Elementary

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Focus on Equity

As the 2021 school year starts, we at Fox Hill want to share that our work around equity is still a priority for us!


Please know that we will:

-Continue to prioritize Professional Development that focuses on Anti-racist teaching, Bias training, and Equitable practices.

-Continue to develop our Equity Team to include various perspectives.

-Continue to look at systems and programs with a common goal of creating opportunity and access for all.

-Continue to look at disproportionality as it relates to staffing, behavior, special services, and academics.


We are committed to the work and to positive change! We ask for your support as we continue to grow.

Stay Connected!

Our school hours are 8 AM - 4 PM. Essential visitors only. You must wear a mask when entering the school building if not COVID vaccinated. Social distancing is also mandatory.


District Websites:

Fox Hill Elementary