CLS PK-12 Newsletter

March 2019

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Mark Your Calendars

March 20th - 22nd Early Release at 12:30 for Conferences

March 21st - Parent Dinner 5:00pm in the CLS Cafeteria

March 21st - School Board Meeting 5:00pm in the CLS Elementary Library

March 25th - Elementary Class Pictures

March 28th - Data Day, No School for Students

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Notes from the Nurse

Notes from the Nurse

Please stay home if:

· Fever of 100 degrees or higher

· Vomiting or Diarrhea within the last 24 hours

· Body rash

· Head lice

· Eye infection

· Hospital visit

Able to return:

· Fever free for 24 hours (without medication)

· Once student has been treated for infection or lice and/or cleared by doctor.

If you have any questions feel free to contact the nurse:


253-445—6000 X3001


253-445-6000 X3002

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Excused Tardies & Absences:

· Doctor’s Appointment

· Illness (3 or more days needs a Dr’s note)

· Bereavement

· Family Emergency

· Religious Event

Unexcused Tardies & Absences:

· Missed Bus

· Arriving to school 10 or more minutes after school starts at 8:30am.

· Picking up your child 10 or more minutes before end of day at 3:30pm.

PLEASE remember to call Viola (Elementary) at ext. 3119 or Thebah (MS/HS) at ext. 3204

Early Dismissal

Excused Absence Policies apply to early dismissals and will add to cumulative absence totals.

Anytime a student is at school and leaves before the end of his/her regularly scheduled school day, it is an early dismissal. Students must check out through the front office prior to leaving, or they will be considered truant. The office will verify that they have proper parent/guardian permission. Students with an approved early dismissal must leave campus at the dismissal time. If they remain on campus, they will be considered truant if they are not in their scheduled classes.

After 3 Absences

· Phone call (letter sent if contact is not made):

Included In the phone call and letter will be an offer to set meeting with school officials to discuss a plan to address barriers to attendance and working on possible interventions.

After 5 Absences

· Attendance letter and phone call:

These will include same information as above, as well as a meeting time for parent/guardian and student to meet with school officials. The meeting will address:

  • Barriers to attendance
  • Interventions
  • An attendance contract

After 7 Absences

· Student and parent/guardian referred to Elders Panel.

After 10 Absences

(20 sessions at Elementary, or 70 periods at Secondary)

· Student (if 16 or older) or the parent/guardian (if student is under 16) will be referred to the Student Resource Officer and the prosecutor.

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Elementary Bathroom Design Contest

Pre-K- 5th grade students participated in an art contest to help redesign our bathrooms! Stop by the display case in the Elementary main hallway to see the winners and their work!

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Early Childhood Education

March 13th - Coffee for Parents

During Coffee for Parents, you will learn how to make cradle boards for baby dolls.

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From the Elementary Counselors

In the month of March we are focusing on College and Career Readiness! Frog and Salmon Lodges will be supporting College and Career Readiness lessons in the classroom leading up to our College and Career Day in March.

Counselors are supporting an Empathy lesson and activity by asking classes to create index cards with kind words toward one another that we will be posting on the wall for all to see!

We are continuing to run small groups and individual support. Please let us know how we can support your child!

If you are in need of community supports and/ or resources, please contact your child’s school counselor.

Brigette Curry- Salmon Lodge School Counselor ext. 3189,

Greg Artis- Frog Lodge School Counselor ext 3191,

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IXL is LIVE and students have been using it all year long!

Now it's time to support their learning at home.
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A Note from Transportation

Late buses are for sports practice and credit retrieval students only. If your child is staying late to watch a practice or a game they need to be picked up by a parent to go home. Coaches and teachers must contact transportation to add students to the approved list of bus riders on the late buses before noon so they can be routed by transportation to get home.

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Elementary Physical Education

This past month students have built upon their knowledge of the skeletal system with application to their muscular skeletal and cardiovascular systems. Students propelled forward and backward while on a scooter identifying their abdominals, quadriceps and hamstrings. Discussion and activities addressed voluntary (skeletal) and involuntary (cardio and smooth) muscle. Ask your child the size and location of their heart. Next month we will delve into types of joints (gliding, hinge, saddle, and ball and socket joints) and how they affect our movement.

Skeletal system study guides. Identify, color, and label for practice.

Skeletal Muscle System lesson- Read and engage in discussion. Take the quiz. Biology for Kids. Muscular System

Frog and Salmon Lodge

Mrs. Miller

Elementary PE Teacher

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Elementary Library Grand Opening

Our Elementary Library opened the week of Feb 19th! We are excited that our students were able to explore the library during it's grand opening and look forward to everything our library has to offer.
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Assessment Tips and Dates for SBA Testing

Here are some tips for taking the Smarter Balanced Assessments:

Practice! You can practice online for the SBA any time at

Get enough sleep the night before the test. ...

Eat a good breakfast…drink plenty of water…

Listen closely to all instructions. ...

Focus on addressing each question individually. ...

Be comfortable but alert. ...

Stay relaxed and confident. ...

Read directions carefully! ...

You got this!

“Stay positive, work hard, make it happen.”

"Don't stop until you're proud."

"Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right."

"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will."

"Positive mind. Positive vibes. Positive life."

"It always seems impossible until it's done."

"You are so close to the victory, don't you dare give up now."

"You are capable of amazing things!"

Below is the Spring Schedule for SBA testing for Elementary and Secondary:

Elementary classes will test at the same time, on the same day each week

3rd grade will test every Thursday April 11–May 16

4th grade will test every Tuesday April 9 – May 21

5th grade will test every Monday April 15 – May 20

6-8 ELA March 18-26

6-8 Math April 15-24

8 WCAS May 15-16

10-11 ELA May 6-10

10-11 Math May 20-24

11 WCAS June 4-5

12 Math (9 students) March 18-22

Please Contact Crystal Leigh, Data Assessment Coordinator, with questions or concerns regarding SBA testing at 253-445-6000 X3180

Yarn and Twine Needed

Our elementary art teacher will be doing a weaving activity with students this spring and is asking for donations of yarn or twine. If you have any you'd like to donate, please bring the yarn or twine to the elementary front office for Tawni Bell. Thank you!
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Small Group for Managing Feelings

On Monday, our elementary counselor, Gregory Artis, will start 4 small groups for managing feelings. Groups will be Monday-Thursday consisting of 5 Kindees per group from 2:30-3:00 for six weeks.
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