Tiger Family Newsletter 10/5-11

All the important deets to stay in the know!

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May It Be of Benefit

Hello Families,

Got GRIT? Our students and staff are showing that they do. A few years ago after reading Angela Duckworth's research demonstrating the correlation between success and the trait of grit which she defines as "passion and sustained persistence applied toward long-term achievement, with no particular concern for rewards or recognition along the way", the staff of Shasta Meadows changed our school motto. We chose "Success comes from G.R.I.T: Goal-setting, Resilience, Initiative, and Tenacity". And, GRIT is what we are seeing from students, staff, and families as we push through the obstacles of our current pandemic. Kudos to everyone for:

  • getting students here within about 15 minutes of our 2 different start times
  • consistently wearing masks to and from school
  • keeping the adult traffic on campus to a minimum (I know it's hard to leave your kiddos at the gate)
  • patiently navigating the various pick-up locations and the resulting traffic

Our latest challenges involve keeping students home who exhibit symptoms of illness and following the public health guidelines for how and when to allow them back to school. *See below for Mrs. Armelino's letter addressing this.

Finally, as a county, we are experiencing high positive test rates which may send schools to a higher safety level requiring yet another change such as hybrid instruction (a portion of the class coming on T/Th and another portion coming on W/F). If we are forced to change how we "do school" yet again, I am confident we will persevere and overcome. That's what Gritty people do! Our passion for students will drive us to overcome the obstacles and stick with it.

PS- The only way to earn a G.R.I.T. t-shirt is to be recognized by a staff member for demonstrating GRIT and honored at an awards assembly. If you see a student wearing a GRIT shirt, they have earned it!

With gratitude,

Mrs. Gold

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School Picture Day is October 14th

All students will be photographed regardless of whether they order pictures.

Distance Learning students, your time slot is 10 am to 12 pm. You will want to park in the gym/north parking lot. Everyone must wear a mask while coming to and leaving from picture taking. Packets and online ordering information are coming home next week. You can go to mylifetouch.com and us the picture day ID: EVTMKNWMQ.

A Letter from Assistant Superintendent Armelino

This weekend our Assistant Superintendent, Heather Armelino, sent home a letter which includes the symptoms that would require a student to stay home. The letter further explains how many days a child needs to stay home and what can be done in order to return sooner than the 10-day minimum. Here is a link to that letter.
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Mrs. Mix's Newsletter for Families

This week, our counselor recommends calmness, exercise, good nutrition, and sufficient sleep to strengthen students' immune systems and lessen irritability. Sounds like a recipe for the perfect weekend!

Enjoy her newsletter.

If Your Child is on DL

in 4th or 5th grade, you can check the link by the teacher's name below to access their schedule and know when their live meeting(s) are and what to expect for the day.