The Pawsome Print

August 19, 2022

Dear Pawsome Loring Families,

I hope you are doing well. Loring School was busy this summer with our SMILE and ESY programs happening. I want to give a huge shout-out to our students and educators that were part of the SMILE and ESY programs!


We are excited to welcome students back into the building on August 31, 2022 for students in grades 1-5 and September 6, 2022 for our kindergarten students. We will be holding individual kindergarten visits on August 31, September 1 and 2. If you haven't received information about your kindergarten visit, please contact the front office at loring_office@sudbury.k12.ma.us.

Crossing Guard Update

We are still looking to hire two crossing guards for the school year. Until we are able to fill the positions, we will not have a crossing guard at Blackmer Road and Landham Road. Please plan accordingly if you use this crosswalk.


The crossing guard positions are from about 7:30- 8:00 a.m. and 2:30-3:00 p.m. (11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. on early release days). If you know of someone that may be interested in this role, please have them reach out to Sara Harvey or David Gaita.


This could be a great opportunity to get some fresh air while seeing the smiling faces of our fabulous students each morning and afternoon!

Class Placement Information

Teacher placement was released in the Aspen Family Portal on Thursday, August 18th for students that attended Loring last year.


Teacher placement for incoming kindergarten students and students that are new to Loring was mailed to families and not in Aspen. If you did not receive a mailing from the school with placement, please reach out to Tara DiBona in our front office and she can help you tara_dibona@sudbury.k12.ma.us.


The district sets up Aspen Family Portal accounts for new families (Kindergarten and new-to-Sudbury) each Fall. Families of new students will receive the Aspen Family Portal login information in the mail by the end of September.

Back To School Packets - Please Fill Them Out

Back to School Packet are live and should be filled out by families for each student that attended SPS last year. If your child is entering kindergarten or new to Sudbury, you have completed these forms during registration and do not need to complete the Back to School Packet until next year.


If you have not completed your Back to School Packet, please click here.

Need a new Car Pick up Plackard?

Take a moment to fill out this form and we will send them home the first few days of school.

Dismissal Changes During the School Year

Please call or email the office at loring_office@sudbury.k12.ma.us to let the office know of dismissal changes prior to 12 pm.


An email to the teacher is always welcome but it should not be the primary way to change your child's dismissal. A morning reminder to your child about their dismissal change is always helpful.


Before the school day starts, you can also call the absence line at 978-579-0870 and press 1 to report the absence giving a specific reason.


If your child is not at school and we have not received a call or email, we will contact you (and your emergency contacts). If we can't reach someone, we will need to call the police department to complete a wellness check. Please know that safety is our top priority.

Preparing Your Child for School Lunch

As we prepare for the school year, it will be important for students to know how to open the things you send in for lunch. Teachers will be here to help but with lots of students eating at the same time, it is important for students to be independent in this area. Thanks for your support in getting your child ready for school lunchtime.


Peanuts/Nuts are allowed for lunch in the lunch room. There will be peanut/nut-free tables for students that need that space during lunch. Snacks eaten in the classroom will need to be peanut/nut free.

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Important Websites

Please bookmark our websites. These websites will provide useful information you may need as we start the year.


Loring School

SPS

PTO

Loring Core Values


At Loring School, we are PAWSOME because we show our Core Values! These values are part of everyday life at Loring and reinforced in the classroom, on the playground and all around school. Students are taught the meaning of each word and how they make us better students and citizens.


Respect ~ Responsibility ~ Caring ~ Best Effort

The Loring Pledge

The Loring Pledge is said every morning during announcements. Loring students embody our pledge and we hope this stays with them not only when they are at school but home as well.


I am respectful


I am responsible


I am caring and kind


I show best effort


I am part of the Pawsome Loring Community

Important Upcoming Dates - Please mark your calendars!

August 25, 11:00 a.m.

New to Loring Orientation


August 31

First Day of School (grades 1-5)


August 31 and September 1 and 2

Kindergarten Visit Days (by appointment)


September 5

Labor Day - No School


September 6

Kindergarten - First Day of School


September 19

School Pictures


September 21

Open House **more information to come**


September 24

Leopard Festival


September 26

Rosh Hashanah - No School


October 5

Yom Kippur - No School

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