Sunset Newsletter

September 21st - 25th

Sunset Weekly Newsletter

DON'T FORGET

Just a few reminders for you to pass along to your students.


  • Remember your mask every day
  • Bring their devices to school fully charged each and every day to school.
  • Only use the devices that have been assigned to your child from school.

COLORED HAIR POLICY

Parents please remember that we do not allow any hair color in elementary school that is not natural occurring. We know that Halloween is coming up and the kids want to dye their hair but please make sure you wash it out before you send your students to school. The handbook is attached below and you can find the hair color policy on page 10 under additional guidelines.

Rapid Covid, Strep and Flu test


We want to share some important information regarding Edmond Public Schools' efforts to slow the spread of Covid-19 and create a safer environment for our students and employees. EPS is excited to extend our partnership with Total Wellness (TW) to provide two new services; telehealth and rapid response Covid-19 testing for students whose parents or guardians elect to receive such services.


TW staff will work with students, and their parents, to conduct a telehealth visit with a telehealth Provider. If authorized by parents, testing can be conducted to rule out Covid, flu, or strep. If necessary for treatment, the TW Provider can call in a prescription to the pharmacy of your choice. Employees, as well, can visit the hub presenting ID and a health insurance card to receive services.

Free and Reduced lunches - Check out the incentive EPS is giving for filling out the application.

Completing a free/reduced lunch application now will ensure benefits will continue without interruption when the federal extension expires. Anyone who completes a free/reduced lunch application for this school year by midnight 9/30/20 will be included in a drawing for a free 50" smart TV. Any family who already submitted an application for this school year is already entered and does not need to fill out a second application to be registered in the drawing. Please use this link to complete your on-line application.


http://frapps.horizonsolana.com/edmp01


The winner will be selected from ALL applicants, even if they do not ultimately qualify for lunch benefits. The drawing will be held in early October and the winner will be notified by phone.


PARENTS PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO FILL THIS OUT.

IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF OUR SCHOOL FUNDING FOR NEXT YEAR.

This is all done online and can be completed with in minutes. This application must be done every year even if you've qualified in the past. There are many factors that go into this application so it is encourage that everyone fill one out even if you think you won't qualify. You only have to do one application per household. Please follow the link below to take you straight to the application.

SEAHAWK SUPPORT

What: Seahawk Support

Where: Sunset Elementary School

When: Saturdays

Time: 9:00-11:00AM


Sunset will be hosting Seahawk Support on Saturdays throughout the month of September. This is an opportunity for you and your student(s) to come up to the school and bring your devices and receive help with their school work. We will have Sunset teachers and Volunteers available to assist you with login issues, navigating canvas, seesaw, clever or IXL as well as help completing and submitting assignments. We hope to see you there!
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PTO NEWS

The new PTO board met on Friday and we will be kicking off a Check Writing Campaign for bottle fillers to replace the water fountains in the halls throughout the school. With Covid, bottle fillers are a must to ensure students are getting adequate water intake throughout the day. Drinking water throughout the day is proven to help kids work harder and make them smarter. There will be a flyer coming home with all the information this week. We will be having a contest to see which grade can raise the most money.


The PTO is also going to be selling Sunset t-shirts. You will receive an order form in your folder in the coming weeks.


There will be a PTO meeting for all parents and teachers the first part of October so watch your emails for a date and time. At this meeting we will be discussing and voting on spending some of the funds. This is a meeting you do not want to miss.

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Library checkout for our Virtual Edmond Students

Sunset Library Media Center Welcomes Virtual Edmond Students


Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 pm


Please Knock or Call the Library @ 726-3815 When You Arrive


The student(s) will be allowed to come inside and find books to check out.


If a parent accompanies the student, they will be asked to sit in a chair inside the library door to wait but will not be allowed to browse.


If multiple families arrive at one time, you may be asked to wait until entering the building.


We will be using social distancing, hand sanitizing, and mask wearing to ensure everyone stays safe!


Each student is allowed to check out two books at a time and will have materials checked out to them for two weeks at a time.


The maximum number of checkouts at this time is two books so students must return books before receiving new ones.

Chromebook and Ipad Tips and Tricks for Logging On

Please download the Chromebook and Ipad Tips and Tricks below to help answer any questions you may have about logging on at home. If you are still having trouble you can call Technology Support at 405-726-3333.

Fill the Teachers Lounge

We love and appreciate our teachers so much that we want to make sure that during this time they well taken care of. The teachers are putting in lots of extra work trying to juggle both in person classes and virtual assignments. We are doing a sign up to help us fill the teachers lounge with snacks, coffee and other individually wrapped goodies that they can grab on the go. If you can take a moment to sign up to bring a snack, fruit or goodies we would greatly appreciate it. Please see the link below to sign up.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A49A8AA2FA75-snacks

About Us

Welcome to Sunset Elementary! School starts at 8:50 and ends at 3:25. Check our website for up-to-date information including our calendar of events. Be sure to opt-in for text messaging and make sure your email address is updated on Infinite Campus to receive school information.

Dates to Remember

September 22nd - Progress Reports go home ~ Gold

September 25th - Progress Reports go home ~ Blue


October

5th - 9th - Virtual Book Fair

October 8th - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Virtual or Conference Call)

October 13th - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Virtual or Conference Call)

October 14th - End of First Quarter

October 15th - 19th - Fall Break - No School

October 26th - 30th - Red Ribbon Week