Family Newsletter

11/8/20

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Pivot to Online Learning

Hello everyone-


As you know, we are pivoting to online learning. Although we want to be together in the building, I am so grateful that we have this option and that we have maintained online learning on Fridays. Because of this, I foresee a very smooth transition into online learning for Monday and Tuesday. Our teachers are prepared for this and our kids are too. I will be in touch Tuesday regarding our plans moving forward.


Covid Communication- It is important that you are reading my emails in a timely manner and reaching out if you have questions regarding the information being shared with you. This is new for all of us and may be confusing, so please know that I am here to help. I may not have the answer, but I will reach out to find the answer you need and get back with you. Our nurses are an integral part of our contact tracing process. It is imperative that you answer their phone calls and respond to them in a timely manner. These steps are for the protection and safety of all of our Robinson School Community. Thank you for your help as we navigate through this together.


Covid exposure and testing- If your child has been exposed to someone who has tested positive, you need to notify the school right away. If your child is getting tested, you need to notify us of the testing and send a copy of the results to us. If your child is living in the household with someone who is awaiting test results because that person is either symptomatic or has been exposed to someone who tested positive, your child should stay at home until the test results are in and negative. These measures should be followed even if your child is in the At Home Learning Program.


Please take a moment to watch this informative video from our Nurse Stowers


Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, ideas, or if we can provide support in any way. Thank you for your partnership in keeping the Robinson community safe.


Take Care-

Angeline

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Veteran's Day- November 11th- Veteran's Parade Canceled

Due to our current circumstances we are canceling our Veteran's Day Parade for Wednesday afternoon. The cards the kids made will still go to Aberdeen and a VA hospital. Thank you to our kids for making such caring cards.
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Spirit Wear Sales

63122 Spirit Shop- this online store has Kirkwood, Robinson, North Glendale, and Nipher goods. Profits from Robinson sales will go toward a staff surprise. We will close our sales the week after Thanksgiving to ensure Holiday delivery. Thanks in advance for your purchase!
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Covid Communication and Quarantine Clarification

Kirkwood School District will be sending families daily email communication to share cases in KSD for that day.


If you receive an email/text/call from me with Covid in the subject line it is imperative that you read/listen to it. It will likely have information regarding your child's ability to continue in person learning due to a possible exposure. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.


Information from the CDC website

Quarantine or isolation: What's the difference?- click to view short video


Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.

Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their home.

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Parents needed for KSD Curriculum Committee

We are looking for three Robinson parents to participate in the KSD Curriculum Committee. Please email Angeline if you'd like to sign up.

Angeline.oneal-hogrefe@kirkwoodschools.org

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PTO Information

Meeting Tuesday Night 6:30-8:30

Dr. OH will be presenting about recognizing and supporting anxiety in our kids and all things Covid- we will have time at the end for Q & A

Join Zoom Meeting https://kirkwoodschools.zoom.us/j/95865545754


Coats for Kids

Kids grow so fast and winter gear can get expensive. If you need winter gear for your children, please complete this form.

Coats for Kids


Families Helping Families

All funds raised will cover our annual initiatives which include the monthly food pantry, kids winter gear and essentials.

www.therobinsonshop.com


Get Involved

Want to be involved at Robinson? Plenty of opportunities that can fit everyone's schedules!

Robinson PTO Volunteer SignUp


PTO Fundraising

SO much looks different this year, including our fundraising. But there are still awesome ways to support our school and the families that make us great! Please visit https://www.kirkwoodschools.org/Page/9721 to learn more. We are so grateful for your continued support.

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Robinson E Buzz Book

Here is the link to the 20-21 Buzz Book. If you didn't get a chance to add your information, you may still do so using the link on the welcome page sheet of the Buzz Book.
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Bus Information for Parents

Parents are calling the office when they have questions regarding if a bus is early, late, or their child missed the bus. We don't have bus information in our office. Please download and use the parent app for bus transportation to know where your child's bus is at all times.
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Turkey Day Apparel

The Class of 2023 is excited to present the 2020 Turkey Day t-shirt now available for purchase for Kirkwood community. Obviously this year is a unique year, but we still wanted to celebrate the tradition and rivalry of the Turkey Day Game. All online orders need to be placed by Friday, November 6th at noon. Please order via this link if you are interested.
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Calling all Robinson artists!

If you would like to participate in Square 1 art online, the deadline is extended until Nov. 13 to guarantee delivery for holiday needs; note, you can also order at anytime with the company throughout the year.

Please see the instructions listed below and upload your art to the website AND students will receive a free set of stickers with their orders by entering coupon “STICKER2020” at checkout! I apologize this info was not originally included - if you already placed an order I will advocate for you with the company! THanks for your support of the arts at Robinson!

Art Opportunity

Hello Parents

Square 1 Art is excited to partner with your child's school to celebrate creativity and raise funds for the school! The Square 1 Art art project provides you the opportunity to purchase keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art! Every order will profit your school.

Our Virtual Art Project will keep your child creative at home with 3 Easy Steps:


1. Create Art

• Lesson Plan: Use one from your teacher or use one of ours.

• Art Dimensions: At least 8 in X 8 in. Use Our Art Paper

• Get the Best Results: View our Art Do's & Dont's

Download Art Paper



2. Photograph & Upload your Art to Square1Art.com

• Go Outside Natural light is best and avoid shadows.

• Be Directly Overhead Get the best photo possible.

• Edit & Crop Make your art perfect

Art Upload is due 11/9/2020

Upload Your Art



3. Shop for Keepsakes

• Remember, every order profits your school.



Parent's Portal

Your One-Stop Shop for everything you need for your project including instructional videos, printable lessons and helpful links.

Go to the Parent's Portal


Artfully yours,

Stephanie Coplan
Account Manager
(888) 332-3294 X282

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Virtual Book Fair Coming Soon

Save the date for our virtual book fair! Families will be able to purchase books online from November 30th-December 13th, just in time for holiday shopping! The proceeds will go straight back to our Robinson library allowing us to purchase new books for the library! Stay tuned for more information and ordering links in the next few weeks.
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Curbside Checkout to Resume November 23

Unfortunately, due to our current circumstances, our curbside checkout will need to be paused until November 23rd. More information will be coming about the day it will resume. Thank you for understanding.