Sunset Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2020

From the desk of Dr. McDaniel

November is a time for GIVING THANKS!!


I am THANKFUL to be a part of the SUNSET community of learners!!! I encourage you as this year comes to a close to reflect on all the things you can be thankful for instead of all the chaos this year has brought. I am personally thankful that we are back in school. This school year looks very different from normal but we are blessed enough to be able to have kids in person in the school building. We love to help grow and educate all of our students and to be able to do that even in the smallest way is very meaningful to all of our Sunset teachers and staff.


I am also thankful for all our parents. Thank you, parents, for supporting us in educating your children! Thank you for supporting your student's teachers and the school staff and for helping us make the best of this unprecedented year.

Sunset News

Saturday Seahawk Support

SATURDAY SEAHAWK SUPPORT IS BACK!!!!

When: Nov 7th and Nov 14th

Time: 9:00-11:00AM

Where: Sunset Elementary Playground Area


If you need help with logging in, navigating Canvas, or any of the other learning apps, we are here for you! We also know some families are having difficulty having the TIME to get assignments done - especially those of you with multiple children.



We will have Sunset Teachers and volunteers from Crossings Edmond to help you on Saturdays beginning this Saturday. Our hope is that we can help families get caught up on this day before assignments are due Sunday night.


We will also have some light refreshments (such as donuts) and will have some books to give away! We hope you will join us if this is something your family needs!


MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENT BRINGS THEIR DEVICE AND GO BAGS (WITH LOGINS) FROM SCHOOL.

PTO VIRTUAL MEETING

It's time to start planning for all the wonderful things we can do to help out the school and our kids. We would love for you to join us on our first virtual PTO meeting of the year. We have the meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 11th at 4:00PM. We will host the meeting via zoom.

Please use the link below to join the meeting.

https://uco.zoom.us/j/92828815762?pwd=My9yUTdkSFlnUDhwcWhYdFI4clRlZz09


Meeting ID: 928 2881 5762
Passcode: 052320


We hope you can join us and help make this year one of the best ever!

THANKSGIVING BREAK

~ HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING ~

NO SCHOOL

NOVEMBER 23RD-27TH

Edmond Public Schools Telemed Service

EPS has set up two testing sites for students to be tested for Covid-19, flu, or strep. The Total Wellness staff will work with students, and their parents, to conduct a telehealth visit with a telehealth Provider. If authorized by parents, testing can be conducted to rule out Covid, flu, or strep. If necessary for treatment, the TW Provider can call in a prescription to the pharmacy of your choice. Appointments are not necessary but they do ask that if you are arriving before 9:00AM that you call in advance. The testing sites are open Monday - Friday 8AM-3:30PM.


Testing Site 1

Custodial Services Center

612 W. Campbell

Edmond, OK 73003

405-726-3325


Testing Site 2

Memorial HS Welcome Center

1000 E. 15th Street

Edmond, OK 73013

405-726-6976

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SUBSITUTES NEEDED

Do you love children?

Do you have time during your week that you'd like to make some extra money?

Do you wish you could help and serve your community?

Do you have a kind heart and a great personality?


Then you might be just the person we are looking for. Edmond is in need of substitute teachers.

Prior experience is not necessary and training is provided as well as competitive bi weekly pay and incentives.


If you are interested in helping out and becoming a Super Sub please apply online today @

www.edmondschools.net or click the link below.

Change Of Placement

Dear EPS Families,


With the new semester approaching, families will have the opportunity to make changes in their student's enrollment. Families may choose to move from face-to-face learning and enroll in Virtual Edmond or choose to change from Virtual Edmond (VE) and enroll in face-to-face learning. If your family desires a change for next semester (beginning January 5), you will have the opportunity to make that adjustment during the upcoming “Change in Placement” window November 2-20.


School sites will send all families a Google “Change in Placement” form. The form will also be available on school websites. Only those families desiring a change in placement are to complete the request; those not submitting a new form will continue with their current placement. Once the form is completed, school sites will confirm the student’s placement with families.

Virtual Edmond is a program designed to serve families who desire:

  • A customized, robust, virtual education.

  • The best of a traditional educational experience, coupled with the flexibility of an online program that can be accessed from anywhere at any time.

  • A program that aligns with Oklahoma Academic Standards and offers a self-paced education option.

  • The ability for middle and high school students to participate in on-site extracurricular activities with their peers.


VE works best for self-motivated students who can work independently and who have a learning coach such as a parent, guardian, or older sibling.


Edmond students in grades 6-12 use the APEX curriculum, with lessons overseen by a highly qualified, certified Edmond teacher.

New for the second semester is a change in curriculum for K-5th grade students. Instead of using lessons from an outside vendor, students in these grades will now use curriculum created and taught by Edmond teachers and district content specialists! The lessons will be posted to Canvas. One of the many advantages of this change is that our younger students will be working on the same lessons at the same time as their peers who are enrolled in face-to-face instruction.

It’s vital to understand that once the November 20 deadline passes, students must:

  • Remain in their chosen program for the entire second semester.

  • Understand that they will not have the ability to transfer between VE and face to face instruction even if the district returns to in-person learning five days a week.

If you have questions or need additional information, please visit edmondschools.net and look for the VE quick link on the home page. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.


Until my next communication, please take care of yourself and your loved ones.


Sincerely,

Bret Towne

Superintendent

PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE THE BELOW FORM IF YOU ARE WANTING TO CHANGE YOUR STUDENTS PLACEMENT FOR SECOND SEMESETER

Ice Cream and Rice Krispy Treat Sales

November 17th and November 20th

The cafeteria will be selling Ice Cream and Rice Krispy treats for a $1.00 on the Tuesday and Friday before Thanksgiving Break. Students will need to bring their dollar with them to the lunchroom and after everyone has been served they will then start selling the ice cream.

STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THEIR LUNCH ACCOUNTS FOR THE $1.00.

New Traveling Counselor

Sunset has a new traveling counselor. Her name is Tanesha Garrett and she will be serving both Sunset as well as Heritage Elementary School. We are so excited to have Ms. Garrett join our Sunset Seahawk team.

About Us

Welcome to Sunset Elementary! School starts at 8:50 and ends at 3:25. Check our website for up-to-date information including our calendar of events. Be sure to opt-in for text messaging and make sure your email address is updated on Infinite Campus to receive school information.

November Dates to Remember

Nov 7th ~ Seahawk Support

Nov 14th ~ Seahawk Support

Nov 17th ~ Ice Cream Sales (A) Gold Students

Nov 20th ~ Ice Cream Sales (B) Blue Students

Nov 23rd ~ Nov 27th ~ Thanksgiving Break / No School