Southside Elementary News

Week of 1/10/2022

From Mrs. Morrow and Mrs. Fureigh

What a great first week into the 2022 new year we have had!! We have great information included in the newsletter regarding upcoming events! Please let us know if you have any questions!

JANUARY 17th - No School!

GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE - WEEK OF JANUARY 24-28

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WADE KNOX - "EMPOWER ME"

On January 25th and 26th, Wade Knox will be visiting our school to talk with our 3rd and 4th grade students. You will be receiving information prior to these dates. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the school!

TRANSPORTATION CHANGES

Parents,


If your child has a change in transportation at any time, please notify the office. Please do not only let your child's teacher know about this change. The office communicates and keeps track of these changes, so it is very important that they are aware. Thank you for your help with this!

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SCHOOL WIDE WINTER CONCERT

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!

The date for the Winter Concert has been confirmed!


Thursday, February 24 - 6pm (doors open 5:30) - First Baptist Church

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Coding for Kids - FREE Resource

This is a great way to get students engaged in Coding at an early age and it is FREE.

Tynker - FREE CODING Resources


Here are 10 reasons why kids should learn to CODE.

10 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to CODE

COATS, WATER BOTTLES, ACCESSORIES, OH MY!!

We have a HUGE assortment of coats, water bottles, gloves, and MORE in our lost and found. And when we say HUGE, we mean - IT IS FULL! We have to clean this area out and we know that these coats have owners. Please encourage your child to look for their lost items in our Lost and Found!!

Breakfast Times

Breakfast is served daily from 7:30-7:50. Instruction begins at 8:00. Students should be finished eating breakfast by then, so they can begin instruction.
LINK FOR ONLINE YEARBOOK ORDERS!

Please click this link to order your Southside yearbook online!

Link to COVID Info - FAQs

If you have any questions regarding COVID guidelines, please visit our district website:


https://www.cabotschools.org/covid-19information

NEW GUIDELINES (as of January 7, 2022)

2. What are the new changes regarding Isolation?
Isolation is required for someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. This person is required to:
*Stay home for at least five (5) days.
*If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are improving after five (5) days, you can return to school or work.
*Continue to wear a mask around others through the 10th day of isolation
If you have fever, continue to stay home for 24 hours after fever has resolved.

3. What are the new changes regarding quarantine?
*Stay home and away from other people for at least five (5) days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.
*Wear a well-fitting mask through the 10th day after contact with a person who has COVID-19.
*If you are unable to wear a mask, continue to quarantine for 10 days.
*Monitor for symptoms, and if symptoms occur self-isolate and get tested.

Pre-K
While the new quarantine and isolation updates apply to pre-k teachers and staff, it does not apply to pre-k children. The program will continue to follow the previous guidelines of 10 days for pre-k children.


4. Who should quarantine?
If you are considered a close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should quarantine if you are in one of the following groups:
*You are ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccine, but have not received a recommended booster shot with eligible.
*You are age 18 or older and received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over 2 months ago and have not received the recommended booster dose.
*You are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.

5. Who does not need to quarantine?
If you came into close contact with someone with COVID-19 and you are in one of the following groups, you do not need to quarantine:
*You are ages 18 and older and have received all recommended vaccine doses, (including booster if eligible) and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people.
*You are ages 5-17 years and completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.
*You had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days (PCR or Antigen Test).


6. Are there other exceptions to quarantine requirements?
*Individuals exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 will not need to quarantine if the exposed individual has no symptoms and both the infected and exposed individual consistently and correctly were wearing a mask

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Chromebook Safety

  • Cabot Public Schools has taken measures to ensure that district issued Chromebooks are safe to use.
  • The Chromebooks you received from the district are controlled by the Cabot Public Schools network.
  • Once a student logs into the device, the district can track how it is being used, where it is located, and control what is being downloaded.
  • GoGuardian has been installed on each Chromebook. This application restricts access to things on the internet that are inappropriate. Students will only be able to install approved software on their Chromebook. However, no filter will catch everything.
  • Please continue to monitor your child's use with a Chromebook.

Monthly Birthday Celebration


Our day of celebration for January birthdays will be held on:


Friday, January 28th


We will not be celebrating with treats on any other day of the month. We have very strict guidelines that allot only a certain amount of days to be able to have treats throughout the year. If you choose to send treats, please reach out to your child's teacher to discuss types of snacks to bring. Please drop treats off in the office and someone will take them down to the classroom. Parents will not be able to celebrate in the classroom. Thank you for your cooperation!

Important Upcoming Dates:

January:

3-14: MAP Growth and Fluency

14: PAW Pride - Respect

17: NO SCHOOL!

28: PAW Pride - Respect

28: January Class Birthday Celebration


Upcoming Events:

Winter Concert--Feb. 24, 6:00, First Baptist Church