School News

February 8, 2021

Need to Know Info...

COVID Absences: Attendance continues to be strong at TES! Please refer to Mr. Ramey's latest update for the district which outlines testing guidelines and contact tracing procedures. As we continue to work through these COVID times, please keep the following attendance guidelines in mind:

  • Do not send your child to school if he/she has been exposed to a positive COVID case or showing any symptoms related to COVID. Please contract the school to determine an appropriate return date and to find out what documentation is needed for your child to return to school.
  • Parents should keep all students in the same household home from school when any member of the household presents with COVID symptoms. If your child becomes ill at school, you should expect all members of the same household to be sent home until a diagnosis is made by a healthcare professional.

Valentine's Day Parties: In keeping with our COVID guidelines, we ask that students do not bring valentine cards to distribute at school this year. In lieu of that, we've encouraged our teachers to take time to practice writing friendly letters! Consider spreading the love at home by having your child write a letter to a grandparent or other loved one this holiday!

Inclement Weather: As the winter months press on, it is important for students to dress for the weather. We go outside for recess as much as possible, so please be sure students have winter coats, hats, and gloves daily. Please be sure we have clear instruction in Harmony for how to handle dismissal for your child, should we have to dismiss school early due to do oncoming weather. Also note, in the event of a school cancelation, students will participate in an eLearning day, with assignments posted in Canvas by 9:00 AM.

Arrival/Dismissal in Front of the Building: We really appreciate your cooperation with the enforcement of our arrival and dismissal procedures. It feels good to know we all work together for the safety of our kids! As we get back into our routines and welcome new families, you can access the Arrival/Dismissal Plan here.

Activities at the Thorntown Public Library

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15-16 Winter Break - No school


29-April 2 Spring Break - No school

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