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Silver Springs Elementary School -September 28, 2020

Mark Your Calendars

This Week's Events:

September 28 - We welcome our In-Person 1st and 2nd graders back!

September 28 - 6:45 p.m. - PTA Meeting for Financial Transition


Next Week's Events:

October 5 - We welcome our In-Person 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders back!


Follow us on Twitter @sspringselem or by clicking on the following link:

https://twitter.com/sspringselem


Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

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Silver Springs Elementary Return to School Plan for Students and Families

The Silver Springs Elementary Return to School Plan for Students and Families was emailed to families on Monday, September 21, 2020 via MiSTAR. Please look for an email from Mrs. Booth with the subject line Silver Springs Elementary Return to School Plan for Students and Families. Please check your spam if you didn't receive the email. We have found that emails from MiSTAR are sometimes going to people's spam.


This is a lengthy document that has a great deal of information about what the Return to School will look like. Including, important information about arrival and dismissal.

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Arrival to School in the Morning

Arrival begins at 8:35 a.m. NEW THIS YEAR: Student will be allowed to enter the building at 8:40 a.m. Students will not be able to enter the building prior to 8:40 a.m. because there will not be adult supervision before this time.


Please see the videos below:


1. How to use the Carpool Lane (8:35-8:45 a.m.)


  • Morning Arrival:

    • Please pull your car all the way forward to the end of the loop, come to a complete stop, and allow students to exit the vehicle. Pulling all the way forward will help to alleviate the back up onto Silver Springs Drive, particularly on the days that it is cold, rainy, or snowy.
    • Have your child(ren) kissed and ready to exit the vehicle when you reach the unloading zone. Please stay in your car. Only children should exit the vehicle. Students should only exit the vehicle on the passenger side.
    • The second bell (tardy) rings at 8:46 a.m. and all doors will be locked.



    Afternoon Dismissal:

    • Please pull your car all the way forward to the end of the loop, come to a complete stop, and allow students to get into the vehicle. Pulling all the way forward will help to alleviate the back up onto Silver Springs Drive, particularly on the days that it is cold, snowy, or rainy.
    • Display your Family Name Card on the right side of your dashboard for easy recognition.
    • Pick up your child(ren) in the designated loading zone only.
    • Do not exit your vehicle to load your child(ren) as these are moving loading zones only.


    Here's to a safe and seamless arrival and dismissal.

How to use the Carpool Lane
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Silver Springs Fall 2020 Arrival Video

Silver Springs Fall 2020 Arrival Video

Silver Springs Health and Safety Video

Silver Springs Arrival Health and Safety Procedures

What will my classroom be like? Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Video

What will my classroom be like? K-2

What will my classroom be like? 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Video

What will my classroom be like? 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade

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Covid-19 Daily Symptom Screening Tool

Parents are required to check students for COVID-19 symptoms EACH DAY BEFORE sending a child to school. By sending your child to school, you are declaring that you have completed the NPS COVID-19 Student Symptom Checker/Screening Tool and that your child is not exhibiting any of the symptoms or conditions listed. If you answer “YES” to one or more questions, you must keep your child home from school.


It is essential that this process be done daily with integrity and fidelity as modeled in this Daily Screening Public Service Announcement. Temperature checks at school may be instituted periodically as appropriate.

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Classroom Ready Checklist

Please go over the classroom ready checklist with your student(s) each morning to make sure they have everything they need for the day.
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Parents...Not receiving emails from Schoology???

Parents, to make sure you receive emails, check that your email address is verified to receive emails from Schoology.

  1. Click the arrow on the top right of Schoology.

  2. Select your account from the list that appears in the dropdown.

  3. Once you're in your account, click the arrow again and select Account Settings.

  4. If you haven't yet verified your primary email address, you'll see a message to Resend verification email. Check the box next to the message and Save Changes.

  5. Once you receive the verification email, click the link provided in the email to verify your email address.


For more Schoology tips and troubleshooting assistance refer to the Technology Troubleshooting Document.

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A Note from the PTA - Invest in Your Child

The Silver Springs PTA is looking forward to supporting our students and staff in this unprecedented year! To fund school activities and functions, we need your family to make a generous donation to support our Silver Springs PTA. This is our main source of fundraising for the entire year so please give what you can. You do not need to be a PTA member to make a donation. 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly back to our students and Silver Springs.


The Invest In Your Child fundraising campaign supports many of the programs that make Silver Springs a great place to learn and grow, and come together as a community.

A few of the events/activities /learning tools your Silver Springs PTA provides are:

  • Daddy Daughter Dance, Fun Fair, Breakfast With A Buddy

  • Learning Resources like IXL for all students

  • Science Fair and Reflections

  • Roller Skating Nights

  • Yearbook

  • Assemblies (JES), Science Alive and March Is Reading Month

  • Teacher Allocations for classroom use

  • Hospitality and Teacher Appreciation Week


In order for all these activities/events to continue, we need our families to help.

Your generous support of the Silver Springs PTA is greatly appreciated.

Your donation benefits your child and our school!

This is a FUSS FREE way to support the PTA!

Thank you for making a difference.


https://silversprings.memberhub.store/

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE - Join the PTA

Join the PTA and support Silver Springs students and students throughout Michigan. By joining the PTA, you have a voice in shaping activities at Silver Springs, voting rights, and access to our PTA directory. See following for additional reasons to join the PTA!


To join the PTA please use our PTA sponsored secure


link:https://silversprings.memberhub.store/

*please note, there is a small (3%) transaction fee

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Other ways to Support Silver Springs - Kroger, Busch's and Box Tops

Did you know you can support Silver Springs when you grocery shop?


Both Kroger and Busch’s grocery store allow you to link your shopper card to Silver Springs.

Click below to help Silver Springs! Kroger: Silver Springs PTA (CH721)

https://www.kroger.com/i/community/ community-rewards

Busch’s: Silver Springs PTA https://www.buschs.com/community


Box Tops for Education has an app!

No more clipping, gluing, counting, or mailing!

Follow the directions below and you can help Silver Springs each time you grocery shop. Simply sign up, scan your receipt, and Silver Springs benefits!

About Virtual Box Tops:

https://www.boxtops4education.com


To sign up:


https://www.boxtops4education.com/Consumer-register-page

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FREE LUNCH FOR ALL STUDENTS!

The Northville Public Schools Food Services Department is pleased to announce that Northville Public Schools students may now receive a free lunch each school day!


The free meals were made possible after district officials received a waiver sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture. This change resumes the summer meal rules and regulations allowing Northville Public Schools students to receive free meals including Pre-K students. Please see the updated details below, and if you have a need for food, items may be ordered on through Nutrislice from the District website.


This program is currently planned to end on December 18th, 2020 – or until funding is exhausted – families should be aware that this USDA waiver does not replace the need to apply for free or reduced meals for the remainder of the school year for those families who are eligible. Free and Reduced meal applications from the last school year expire on October 19, 2020, and participation in the program must be renewed annually.

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NEW THIS YEAR - All School Lunches Must Be Pre-Ordered

Families must pre-order by 9 am of the day of pick up or delivery. Meals must be pre-ordered using the District’s Nutrislice online program, or through the Nutrislice app, available on the Apple Store or Google Play. Additional information, including a video tutorial: How to Pre-Order Lunch Online Video, about the Nutrislice pre-ordering process is available on the Food Service Department website.


Please note - The video shows how to do a pick-up for virtual students, but it is the same process to order for in-person students and their lunch will be delivered to their classroom at Silver Springs. All you need to do is click the tab at the top that says delivery and select Silver Springs.


Where are the lunch meals being made available?

In-person learners must pre-order their lunch which will be delivered to the students’ classrooms. If you have multiple students attending in-person, parents will need to order meals for each of their students individually in Nutrislice. Please make sure that you choose the correct school and the correct classroom/teacher for each of your students when ordering for multiple students.


Online learners must also pre-order their lunch. Online learners' lunches can be picked up in the west parking lot (Athletics Department) entrance of Northville High School (45700 Six Mile Rd.) between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm each school day.

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