Adams Elementary

October Newsletter

A note from the Principal

Welcome to October! The Adams teachers are excited to meet with parents during next weeks’ Parent/Teacher conferences. They will be held on Wednesday, October 5th from 3:30-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 6th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. If you have not set up a time with your child’s teacher-IT IS NOT TOO LATE!!! Our goal is to have 100% parent participation for conferences. If the scheduled time does not work for you, please let the teacher know you are willing to meet at another time. One of the most important components of a GREAT school is the partnership between the school and parents who work together for the best interest of children. The close partnership between home and school is one of the exceptional strengths at Adams Elementary school. One example of this partnership is our PTS and all of the support they have given our staff and students. THANK YOU!!!

Lynlie A. Schoene, Lead Learner

Adams Elementary


A Note From the Nurse

Immunizations: Exclusion Date Tuesday 10/25/2016

If your child needs an immunization to be up to date with state standards, I have been contacting you by letter or phone. I will work with you to schedule appointments, and I have several resources for low cost immunizations, but the deadline for compliance is Tuesday, October 25th. The immunizations must be completed prior to this date not an appointment to receive. Please bring the updated shot record after obtained or have the record faxed to 317-862-7255. We do not want any student to miss instruction time due to missing immunizations. Students who are not up to date with immunizations on Tuesday, October 25th will be excluded from school.

Vision screenings and referrals:

This past Monday 9/26/16, MCHD provided vision screenings for 3rd, 5th, and any 2nd or 4th grade student with a suspected vision concern or who was new to our school. I will be calling prior to fall break if your student did not pass the vision screening , so you have the opportunity to schedule an appointment with an eye professional while they are off school. If your student passed, you will not receive a call or letter. Thank you for your attention to this matter if you get a call regarding your student's vision. We do these screenings at the beginning of the year so that vision issues are caught and addressed early as to not impact learning for the student the entire school year.

Natalie Davis, RN

School Nurse

Adams Elementary

Attendance Policies and Procedures

(excerpt from Student Handbook)

Indiana State law requires children to attend school on a regular basis. For a child’s absence to be legally excused, it must be for one of the following reasons:

1. Illness of the child

2. Death in the immediate family

3. Emergency or unavoidable medical or dental appointment.

4. Making a court appearance

5. Serving as a Page in the State Legislature

6. Personal Emergency

If a student is absent from school, we ask that the parent call the attendance line and write a note to the teacher the morning the student returns to school stating the reason for the absence. A parent note must confirm an absence from school due to one of the six (6) reasons stated above for the absence to be considered excused.

If the illness or absence from school will be longer than two days, we ask that arrangements be made for schoolwork to be sent home. When a parent calls and sends a note for an excused absence, that student may make the work up he/she missed and receives full credit. The student has the same number of days he/she was absent to make up work after returning to school. For unexcused absences, make-up work will be given but not counted. Extended vacations are unexcused absences.

Excessive Absences

Ten (10) Days

When a student has been absent for ten (10) days in one school year, the principal will send a letter to the child’s parents. (If the child has had an illness, which lasts several days, such as chicken pox, the principal may choose not to send a letter. The decision will be made by the principal.) When a child has been absent ten (10) or more days and there are no extenuating circumstances, the case may be referred to the prosecutor’s office by the principal.

Fifteen (15) Days

When a student has been absent for fifteen (15) days in one school year, the principal will send a letter to the child’s parents. (If the child has had an illness, which lasts several days, the principal may choose not to send a letter. The decision will be made by the principal.) After fifteen (15) absences, a physician’s note will be required in order for a child to receive an excused absence due to illness. The parents may be asked to attend a conference with the principal and/or counselor to discuss the student’s attendance.

If you are interested in attending the Pacer game, please return form and $ by Oct. 7th. Thank you.

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Father/Daughter Dance October 28th

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Activity Pictures for the Yearbook

If you have pictures that were taken at school events, field trips or class parties, please email them for consideration for our year book.


Winter Musical Rehearsal Schedule

Please Note!

The First rehearsal is after school this Friday September 30th from 4-5:15pm. The rest of the rehearsals listed on the calendar are from 8-8:30 am.

Sept. 30th North Pole-All Cast members 4-5:15

October 7 - Announcer, Snowcrest, Dasher, Prancer

October 28 - Snowcrest, Dancer, Vixon

November 4 - Snowcrest, Cupid, Donner

November 11 - Snowcrest, Blitzen, Comet

November 18 - North Pole Santa, Mrs. Clause, Cruelle

December 2 - North Pole All Cast

December 9 - North PoiE All Cast

December 15 - Winter Musical 7 pm at Adams

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Safe Visitor

Visitors to our building can now pre-register to come into the building for special programs, volunteering, or lunch. By doing this, the sign in process once in the building should take about 15 seconds.

Interested in having a booth at our craft fair? Check out the flyer below.

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