Torrey Hill Intermediate School

Newsletter for February 2022

A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Hello Torrey Hill Families!


Thus far, Mother Nature is pouring on winter. Thank you for being flexible during these days when our district leaders are having to make difficult decisions about delays and cancellations. Safety of students, staff and community is always their first concern. Now that we are in February, the temperature is keeping us on our toes. Students may only go outside when the ¨feels like¨ temperature is 10 degrees and above. Please dress them appropriately and let us know if we can assist in getting you any items.


Last but certainly not least, I want to thank our PTO for their work in providing the Santa's Gift Shop experience for our students. They spent countless hours throughout the year with shopping, sorting, planning and then executing in late December. Thank you for all you do!


Best,

Mrs. Kathleen Conover

Principal

Directions for Viewing Student Report Cards in Synergy

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Welcome to our Torrey Hill Staff Members

UPCOMING EVENTS/IMPORTANT DATES

February 9th-COUNT DAY!! NO Late Start Wednesday- School starts at 8:25 AM


February 11th-100th Day of School!!!


February 18th- No Classes- PD Day


February 21st-No Classes- President's Day


February 22nd-School Bus Driver Appreciation Day


February 22nd-Two Days (See Below)


February 26th-Daddy Daughter Dance (see in February Flyers)


February 28th-March 4th- Torrey Hill Spring Book Fair


March 8th-Spring Photos (8:30am-12:00pm)


March 29th-April 1st-No School Spring Break

MARCH IS READING MONTH

Please click on the link below to access a March is Reading Month Virtual Bookshelf and calendar.

March is Reading Month Virtual Bookshelf

Twos Day 2-22-22

In case you haven’t heard, this year we have the unique opportunity to celebrate 2/22/22. That’s a whole lot of twos! And to make it even better, 2/22/22 falls on a Tuesday, aka Twos Day!! Students, please join us in celebrating this special day by wearing tutus, tennis shoes, ties or dressing up as twins.

FEBRUARY FLYERS

FREE GLEE CLUB

TORREY HILL ANNUAL EDUCATION REPORT 2022

CAMP INVENTION

First View Bus Tracking

OUTERWEAR DONATIONS

We are in need of gently used outerwear for students who do not have the proper boots, gloves, snow pants, or jackets. If you would like to donate, please stop in the Torrey Hill Office or call 810-591-3617.

COVID REMINDER

If your student or a member of your family is being tested for COVID, all students must stay home until results are back.

COVID Testing for Close Contacts

COVID Testing for applicable students occurs at Torrey Hill Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday from 7:45-8:15AM. Testing on Wednesdays is from 8:35-9:10AM. Please park between in front of the building and left of the flagpole. You will be notified by phone, if your child is required to test. If you have any questions please contact the office at 810-591-3617.

P.R.I.D.E. Golden Ticket Lunches with Mrs. Conover, Deputy Meek and Mrs. Jenio

When visiting the following businesses, please feel free to say "thank you" for donations for our special lunches.

Culvers

Arbys

McDonald's Thompson Rd.

Vibe Well

Beale Street Barbeque


If you know of business owner who is interested in donating, please share our story and tell them to reach out. We love doing this for our kids!

CHROMEBOOKS

Students will be utilizing their Chromebook daily. Please be sure your student is bringing their assigned, fully charged Chromebook to school. Please DO NOT send the charger to school with your student.

Food Service Updates

The food service department is happy to be able to provide all meals to all students for free this year! This is a government grant that allows us to do that. Along with the grant money there are guidelines we must follow. This grant allows for only one complete breakfast and lunch per student per school day.


A breakfast includes: 2 Grains or 1 grain and one protein item, 1 cup fruit/vegetable and Milk. To be a complete meal 3 out of the 4 items must be taken and one of the items must be a fruit or vegetable.


School Lunch is made up of 5 food groups. These groups are whole grain, protein foods, vegetables, fruit and milk. To be a complete meal, three out of five food groups must be taken and one must be a fruit or a vegetable.

Only one entrée is allowed for both meals. Students may purchase additional entrees or meal components at ala carte pricing.

Any questions please feel free to contact the Food Service office at 810-591-9449 or email at lgrant@lakefentonschools.org.

Volunteers- Information Below

If you are interested in volunteering at Torrey Hill, please complete the form in the link below. All volunteer forms must be completed and verified, in person, by an LFCS staff member. You must have your ID with you when the form is being verified.


Please open the link below for volunteer updates and new guidelines.

Awesome Literary Resources and Community Events

Please use this link to access amazing literacy resources and community events: https://www.smore.com/xf8w6

HELP WANTED! Academic Interventionists, Aides and Recess/Lunch Aides

We are in need of Academic Interventionists (one at $20/hour). We are also still on the look out for lunch/recess aides, and interventionist aides. Feel free to share this request with neighbors, friends, grandparents, recent college grads, etc. Please see the job postings below.


https://www.applitrack.com/gcaps/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=&choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=731&category=Student+Support+Services



Please visit the link above for access to openings in ALL buildings. If you have questions about any of our job postings, please contact the building principal, Mrs. Conover.

Important Message- Reading and/or Math Support Is Available!

Our school has a team of teachers and aides who provide reading and math interventions to students who qualify and may need additional assistance. Some students receive interventions throughout the school year while others may only need help from time to time. We have trained staff who can provide these necessary interventions.


Students who receive this support, often referred to as Title One or LLI, are not removed from core instruction. Instead, they mainly receive support during non-instructional times such as silent reading time. The interventions are conducted in both small group settings and/or within the general education classroom. You will be informed if your child is receiving these services so please look for a special “Parent/Student Compact” coming soon.


If you do not want your child to receive this support, please contact either your child’s teacher or Mrs. Conover, principal by October 2, 2021. (This information has been previously shared).


Mensaje importante: ¡Se dispone de apoyo en lectura y / o matemáticas!

Nuestra escuela cuenta con un equipo de maestros y asistentes que brindan intervenciones de lectura y matemáticas a los estudiantes que califican y pueden necesitar ayuda adicional. Algunos estudiantes reciben intervenciones durante el año escolar, mientras que otros pueden necesitar ayuda de vez en cuando. Contamos con personal capacitado que puede brindar estas intervenciones necesarias. Los estudiantes que reciben este apoyo, a menudo denominado Título Uno o LLI, no se eliminan de la instrucción básica. En cambio, reciben apoyo principalmente durante los momentos no educativos, como el tiempo de lectura en silencio. Las intervenciones se llevan a cabo en entornos de grupos pequeños y / o dentro del aula de educación general. Se le informará si su hijo está recibiendo estos servicios. Pronto habrá un “Pacto entre padres y estudiantes” especial con aún más información. Si no desea que su hijo reciba este apoyo, comuníquese con el maestro de su hijo o con la directora de la Sra. Conover antes del 1 de octubre de 2021.

MEDICATION FORMS

If your child will need any type of medication for the school year you must have your doctor complete the forms below that pertain to your student. Any questions, please call the Torrey Hill office. 810-591-3617

Change In End Of Day Pick Up?

If your students need updates from you (parents/guardians) on taking a different mode of transportation home, please call our office before 2 PM. We do our best to get all "change in transportation" messages delivered to the students at the end of the school day and we certainly do not want any errors.


Any bus changes must be approved by the principal at least 24 hours in advance. Students are not allowed to take alternative buses home unless their is an emergency situation. Please do not use bus transportation as a means of transporting friends for after school social or extracurricular events. Our buses have capacity limits and we cannot add students to bus routes. We care about the safety of our students and therefore must closely monitor ridership on our school buses.

COVID-19 Lake Fenton Community Schools FAQ

Please use the link below to view COVID-19 frequently asked questions:


https://www.lakefentonschools.org/page/covid-19-resources

T.H.I.S. DAILY STUDENT SCHEDULE

8:25 A.M. - 3:40 P.M. (M, T, TH, F)

9:15 A.M. - 3:40 P.M. (W)

Half Day - 8:25 A.M. – 11:40 A.M.

FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH: Due to the pandemic, the USDA has extended free meals for all students for the 2021-2022 school year.


Breakfast and lunch will be free of charge for ALL students. We are still accepting FREE and REDUCED applications for the 2021-2022 school year.


Completing this form allows us to continue to support our family's needs now and in the future. If you have qualified for free and reduced lunch in the past, applications must be submitted yearly. Go to www.lunchapp.com to complete the application process. The form is also below.


Food Service Website

http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=1206121805457735

Lake Fenton Community Schools Mission, Vision and Beliefs

Lake Fenton District Mission- Learning For Continuous Success (L.F.C.S.)


Lake Fenton District Vision- Lake Fenton Community Schools through shared leadership, will educate all students to achieve their highest potential in a positive, safe and student-centered environment


Lake Fenton District Beliefs-


  • We believe all students and staff work and learn best in a Positive school environment.
  • We believe all students and staff are responsible for creating a Respectful school environment.
  • We believe all students and staff thrive when demonstrating Independent thinking.
  • We believe all students and staff benefit from trustworthy and Dependable relationships
  • We believe all students and staff are successful when actively Engaged in learning