Park Crest Panther Paper

Week of January 4, 2021

Table of Contents

1. Remote Students MAP Testing - Sign Up Needed

2. Middle of Year MAP Testing Letters

3. Reminders for Face to Face Students

4. Reminders for Remote Students

5. Spring Intersession Information

6. Hazel Health

7. Calendar - new dates posted.

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Remote Student MAP Testing - Sign Up Needed

We have decided as a District not to allow remote testing during the middle of year MAP testing window due to inconsistencies with data and network capability. Please know we have taken lots of measures to ensure the safety of your students coming to school test.

Remote students coming in to test will not be in contact with any of our F2F students. The remote students will only be in contact with 1 or 2 teachers/staff members. All students will be screened, temperature taken, and required to wear a mask. Every computer station, headset, mouse, chair, etc. will be sanitized prior to testing and after each student completes testing. In addition, each computer lab only accommodates 9 students with each student adequately spaced amongst one another.

The MAP test help identify academic strengths and weaknesses, and MAP tests help inform our instruction in order to meet the needs of each student. While the data we receive from the MAP tests is invaluable to student’s academic plan, we want to make it clear that MAP testing is not mandatory.

If student participated in the MAP Growth assessment in August/September, you received a report detailing his/her scores in math and reading and/or science. With this winter assessment, you will receive a report detailing both fall (beginning of year) and winter (middle of year) scores. You will be able to determine the academic growth of your child from September to January/February. This academic growth information will support ongoing communication between schools and homes thereby positively influencing your child.

I hope this eases some fears and provides you with information as to why the MAP test is important for student’s teachers and his ongoing success.

Please let me know if I can answer any further questions. Please use the following link to sign up for a time to bring your remote student in to test.

Thank you,

Ms. Kleckner

Middle of Year MAP Testing Information

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Reminders for Face-To-Face Learners:


Remote Learner Expectations


  • BE ON TIME - Instruction begins promptly at the beginning of each class time.
  • be dressed - shirts and bottoms (pants/shorts/skirts)
  • be sitting up - not lying down in bed.
  • be visible - no blankets over their heads - STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THEIR CAMERAS ON.
  • not be eating - they have lots of time to grab snacks and lunch during asynchronous learning time AND a built in lunch/recess time.
  • enter the Google Meet with mics muted to help teachers if lessons have already started.
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Spring Intersession - March 8-12

Spring Intersession and Spring Break are right around the corner! The March 8-12 Intersession is geared to provide academic intervention for students who are in need of remediation. Class offerings for Spring Intersession will be:

  • Closing the Gaps in Reading
  • Closing the Gaps in Math

Spring Break for all students is March 15-19. Families will be notified by their child's teacher if your child is in need of remediation. Students who do not require remediation may enjoy a 2 week break.

Please contact the school or email Andrea Kleckner at if you have any questions.

Hazel Health Enrollment Drive

We are halfway through our Enrollment Drive for our new services from Hazel Health!

If you have already completed the form, thank you! Help us reach 100% of families this week by reminding your fellow Park Crest families to opt-in or opt-out of this new service before Friday.

Why sign up?

When students are not feeling well, they often miss more school when they can’t see a doctor. We are making doctor visits available to all students through Hazel Health, so they can receive medical care and return to learning faster. Wondering whether your child has allergies or a potential flu? Your child says they have a headache that just won’t go away, and you’re not sure whether it’s serious? Hazel Health can help, by providing access to a video doctor visit through your school nurse office, or from home virtually. Hazel Health

provides extended student health services including:

● Medical treatment: For stomach aches, headaches, sprained ankles, asthma concerns, and

everything in between

● Medication: Prescriptions written or over-the-counter provided at school when needed

● Coordination: With family physician and school

Sign the form at this link to be prepared for student health this school year:



5 - Quarter 3 begins

11 - February 5 - Middle of Year MAP testing for Face to Face Students

18 - MLK Day/Student and Staff Holiday


8-12 - Middle of Year MAP testing for Remote Students

8 - Kinder Cap and Gown pictures

11 - Virtual Art Night (more details soon)

Mrs. Nethaway's Library 'LANDING PAGE'

Students have the opportunity to check out library books even while learning at home. Read more in Mrs. Nethaway's newsletter!

Counselor’s Corner

If you need assistance with individual concerns or counseling services, please reach out to Mrs. Medrano-Johnson at, or fill out the following Park Crest Request for Counseling Services form by using the QR code or clicking on the link.

Park Crest is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Like OUR PAGE on FACEBOOK for up to date information! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @PCES_Panthers for our virtual spirit weeks and find us on Instagram at ParkCrestElementary to see what students and staff are up to!

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