ESS Update

Week ending March 12

Update from Mrs. Weber

Such another great weather week-hopefully we can get rid of the rest of the snow and get on the playscape!

PLEASE remember that ALL cars need to enter through Soundview and exit out Willoughby Road for morning drop off AND parent pick up. If everyone follows this request, the morning arrival and afternoon dismissal will be safe for everyone involved. Please cross only at the crosswalk, especially in the morning. It is for your safety as well as your child's. Feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions you may have about this policy.

Just a reminder-we continue to be a nut free school-all lunches, snacks and treats that are sent in must be nut free.

We are in the process of updating all of our permanent records. You may receive a call from the office secretaries asking for any paperwork we may be missing. We appreciate your help and cooperation with this important update.

I realize that inconsistencies with buses is frustrating. As soon as we receive the notification about a bus not running, we send an email to the families of the affected bus as well as I tweet about it. We are not privy to any rationale behind the decisions that are made. Please be sure to check your email each morning. Also if you have changed your email address, please be sure to let us know in the office so we can update it. The number for the bus company is 203-922-1311-they can address any issues that you have and answer any questions.

Have a great weekend-Mrs. Weber

Virtual Family STEAM Night

Important Dates to know

Wednesday March 17-Wear Green Day, Virtual STEAM Night

Thursday-Virtual Parent Conferences-6:00-8:00

Friday March 19-Early Dismissal

Wednesday March 24-Hawaiian Day

Thursday-Virtual Parent Conferences-6:00-8:00

Friday March 26-Early Dismissal

Wednesday March 31-Sunglasses Day

Thursday April 1-Spring Portrait Day

Friday April 2nd-No School-Good Friday

Monday April 12-Friday April 16-Vacation Week

March Breakfast and Lunch Menus

See below for the menu for March
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Morning Drop Off Reminders

All traffic in the morning MUST come in from Soundview and exit out onto Willoughby.

When dropping off in the morning, if you must get out of your car to assist your child, please pull into a parking spot and walk your child across ONLY at the crosswalk. Only children who can get out of the car independently should be in the the drop off line. This way we can keep traffic moving and avoid creating a line which spills out onto the street. Thank you for your cooperation with this important safety measure.

Pick Up Reminders

When picking up your child from school, please remember to keep a 6 foot distance from the next person, masks must remain on for adults and children until you get to your car and you must always have ID ready to show the staff on duty. Thank you for following these guidelines and keeping everyone safe.

Travel Guidelines

Opting into full-distance learning (FDL) is not intended for students who are taking vacations. District policy states that teachers are not required to provide work for students who are choosing to take vacations during school days.

FDL is for families who are keeping their children home for COVID health reasons or who are in quarantine after an exposure. Furthermore, per state law, you must quarantine and should not send your child to school for 10 days after arriving in CT.

Tie Dye Wednesday Pictures

District Notices