DLB Elementary Newsletter

November 19, 2020

Update on New State Mandates

Governor Burgum made an announcement on Friday night regarding new mandates for the state of North Dakota. We soon learned that school would look different on Monday than it had the previous weeks. All students and staff in grades K-12 are now required to wear masks while in the building and outside when social distancing is not possible.

Teachers have implemented mask breaks throughout the day to give the students an opportunity to take their masks off. Kudos to our staff and students who have transitioned to this new requirement. We understand that this change is difficult for some, but we are thrilled to still be able to meet with our students every day, face to face.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mrs. Andersen or Mrs. Kranz.

World Kindness Day

Kindness was getting spread like confetti on Friday, November 13 as students and staff went out of their way to spread a little cheer to those around them. The Student Council organized a drive for the Minot Homeless Coalition. Dozens of diapers, wipes, caps, gloves and socks were donated for those in need. Thank you for your generosity.

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break will be on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. Enjoy your time off!
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Distance Learning While in Quarantine/Isolation

As the number of COVID cases in Ward County continues to rise, more of our students have moved to distance learning as a result of having to quarantine. If your child is named as a close contact or a household contact, please notify the school to be set up for distance learning.

Your child's teacher will gather homework and supplies and you will be notified when their things are ready to be picked up. A chromebook will be available for you to borrow if you do not have a device at home. Typically, your child will be ready to join online the following day. Teachers will also provide you with a daily schedule and the link to join the class over ZOOM.

Your child will be expected to attend ZOOM classes much like they would a regular school day. If your child is unable to attend a ZOOM session for any reason, please contact the school office. Music and PE assignments will be posted on Miss Gunderson and Mr. Kasper's website. Their websites can be found by visiting the United #7 school website. https://www.dbhs.united.k12.nd.us (Due to the larger number of distance learners, we will no longer be using ZOOM for music classes.)

If your child is distance learning for several weeks, each Friday afternoon will be pick up day. Please make arrangements to pick up your child's new assignments and drop off completed work. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the elementary office.

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Star Lakers for October

Congratulations to our Star Lakers for the month of October. These students were chosen by their teachers for demonstrating respect. Each student received a t-shirt, their picture was placed on display and they get to have lunch with a friend on Wednesdays.

Kindergarten – Cole W.

1st Grade – Addison S.

2nd Grade –Vivy A.

3rd Grade – Braxton S.

4th Grade – Easton R.

5th Grade – Riley W.

6th Grade – Kaylin K.

Christmas Break

School will dismiss at 1:30 on Friday, December 18 for Christmas break. School will resume on Monday, January 4.
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