Virtual Carman Paw Print

December 13, 2020

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Helpful Tech Tip

Parent Pointer - Tech Tip: Creating Bookmarks on the Chromebook

Help your child navigate to a video conferencing room with just a click of a button! To do this on the Parkway-issued student Chromebooks:

  1. Click on the teacher’s video conferencing link to get the web address.

  2. Highlight the star at the end of the web address to add it as a bookmark.

  3. Change the name of the bookmark to the teacher’s name or the subject.

  4. The icon with its name will appear below the web address.

Now all the student has to do is to click on the icon or name and he/she will go directly to the video conference. No need to click and search for the link in Schoology. Here’s a short video (less than a minute) to help guide you through the process. Good luck!
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Virtual Campus Parents - Assessments Information Link

Please click the link below for information on Virtual Campus assessments.

Cougar Curbside

The library will be continuing Cougar Curbside for all of our virtual students! Click here for more details.

Carman Trails Dine-Out

Help support the Carman Trails PTO!! Carman Trails PTO is hosting a dine out event this week at Goodcents Valley Park (Dougherty Ferry and Big Bend) this week on 12/16. It runs all day on all take out, curbside and delivery orders-no flier necessary. 10% of the day's sales will be donated to the Carman PTO!

Chromebook Insurance

It is not too late to insure your child(ren)'s Chromebook. Students are expected to show ALT equipment the same care and respect given to any other district property. Parkway has partnered with Arthur J Gallagher Risk Management Solutions to bring an affordable and efficient device protection option to the Parkway ALT Project. Parents who opt-out of insurance will be responsible for the full cost of any repairs or replacement. Chromebook insurance will cover a variety of scenarios including cracked screens, accidental damage, fire, liquid damage, and much more. Please click the following link to learn more about how to get your child's devices registered. Chromebook insurance is available for 3rd grade and up.

Click here to register for Chromebook insurance

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Is your student a member of a Scout Troop and a Carman Trails Elementary student? We are looking for Scouts to take on the responsibility of raising and lowering the American flag outside of school every day, beginning the week of January 11, 2021.

If your troop is interested in taking on this project, we have a SignUp Genius link below for your use. We would appreciate having a minimum of 2 scouts each day. The sign up form is designated by Group 1, Group 2 and Virtual students. Please be sure the date selected for the student is a date they will be available at school that day (their Group day). For any Virtual students who are scouts, students will need to be driven to school in the morning to raise the flag and brought back to school at the end of the day to lower it.

We appreciate your help!

Needs Assessment Links

Dear Carman Families:

As the days continue to change our circumstances, we wanted to make sure you were aware of some of the resources that are available to you and your family. Please know that we are with you and for you! If you need help or have questions about any of these resources, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are happy to help you in any way we can as we all maneuver the days ahead.

The attached is a form you can fill out to request one or more of the resources that are available to you and specific ways we may be able to help. There is one in English and one in Spanish. Please complete the attached form and let us know how we can support you.

We are Carman and we are stronger together!

Tracy Kiso (K-3 Counselor) and Grant Steward (Grades 4-5) (English version) (Spanish version)

December Sustainable Schools Challenge

December: Environmental Justice

This month's mini challenges focus is on environmental justice! But what does that mean?

Environmental justice means that everyone has a fair chance of living the healthiest life possible. The opportunity to have a healthy life often depends on the environment where someone lives, plays, and works.

The fact is that many racial and ethnic minorities and poor people have to live, work and play in environments that cause them to be sick. Because they do not have the ability to move to other areas or change jobs, they often remain exposed to harmful materials for long periods of time, and suffer from a variety of illnesses.

December Mini Challenges

Green (1 point; no photo required)

Take a survey about environmental justice!

Take the survey >>

Greener (10 points; submit photo through Points Reporting form)

Greenest (20 points; submit photo through Points Reporting form)

Become a Green Classroom Professional!

We are excited to be able to offer 10 subscriptions to the Center for Green School's Learning Lab and the Green Classroom Professional certificate program. Please fill out this form if you are interested by December 10th!

Learning Lab is an online education platform for K-12 educators to find over 600 lessons, activities and resources that encourage student leadership, sustainability literacy and real-world action.

The Green Classroom Professional Certificate is a certificate program that provides pre-K-12 educators and school staff with the knowledge to identify what supports or impedes healthy, resource-efficient and environmentally sustainable learning spaces.

Learn More

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration will be virtual this year and families will not need to come on campus to register. The window will open up on January 7, 2021 and families will be able to register at their leisure by scanning and uploading the required documents. Please note, current Parkway preschool students will need to complete a new student registration for Kindergarten. Missouri law states that students must be 5 years old on or before July 31 to enroll in Kindergarten.
The required documents are as follows:

  1. Birth certificate, passport, or other appropriate documentation to verify age.
  2. Immunization Records
  3. Two Proofs of Parent/Guardian's Residency. These documents should contain parent/guardian's name and address.
    1. Current real estate tax receipt, mortgage statement, deed or signed lease and
    2. One other proof of residency such as: current unpaid utility bill, credit card statement, employer's record of address, bank statement, or governmental acknowledgement of address (i.e., Social Security, voter registration, etc.).
  4. Custody Papers. A copy of the section of the parenting plan which stipulates educational address of the student.
  5. Individual Education Plan and Evaluation (IEP) and/or Section 504 Accommodation Plan (IAP) and Evaluation (if student has a disability)

For More information on registration click here

Parkway Community Health Dashboard

The Community Health Dashboard now includes the number of cases and quarantines for our students and staff in each school. The dashboard is updated daily.

Parent guide to student health

As we return to in-person learning, we want to share the procedures we will use to notify parents and staff when there is a positive case of COVID-19 at school and how you can help keep our children, staff and school communities healthy.

We have also outlined some scenarios here to help you determine what to do if your child has had contact with a symptomatic person or positive case, as well as other scenarios.

Stay Connected with These Updates!


December 14: Distance Learning K-5 (at home)

December 15: PTO General Meeting at 7:00 via Zoom (details in an email invite)

December 17: Virtual PAMEE Meeting

December 21: Distance Learning K-5 (at home)

December 22: Distance Learning K-5 (at home)

December 22: Virtual Winter Party (more directions coming from your child's teacher)

December 23: No School-Winter Break Begins


January 4: No School-Professional Development

January 5: Distance Learning K-5 (at home)

January 6: Distance Learning K-5 (at home)

January 7: Virtual Kindergarten Registration opens

January 11: Group 2 in-person, Group 1 Virtual

January 11: Virtual Student Supply Pick up (9:00 am-5:00pm)

January 15: No School-Grading/Records Day

January 18: No School-Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 19: Wonderful World of Kindergarten (virtual)

January 27: Progress Reports Sent Out


February 15: No School Presidents' Day

February 26: No School-Grading