The Acton Update for Parents

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Greetings Acton Families!

Hopefully this message finds your families warm and safe!


Our 2nd semester is well under way and I encourage you to maintain a focus on reading everyday and regular class attendance. Together we can help students have a strong academic semester and school year.


Thank you so much to all 4th grade parents for bringing students to campus. We were able to get all but a few students assessed.


We are trending upward in many areas in the midst of the pandemic. In order for our campus to strive for greatness we need your help:

  • ensure students attend class on time, everyday
  • ensure students complete all of their assignments
  • ensure students read every night (15-20 minutes)
  • ensure students get good sleep each night
  • stay in touch with your child's teacher and the school


Thank you in advance for your flexibility and commitment to support your children and our campus as we write success stories, one student at a time. Make it a great week!


Sincerely,

Jessica Linwood

Principal

Acton Elementary School

February Updates

This section of the newsletter is included to emphasize some information about upcoming events in February.

The week of 2/8/21 - 2/12/21 we will offer some Valentine's activities for students to participate in during the school day. Teachers may choose to provide treats for students. However, students will not exchange cards, candy, and other goodies to prevent the possible spread of illness-causing virus or bacteria.

  • Monday February 15th is a non-school day for students. This is a professional development day for teachers. Therefore, we will have no in-person or virtual classes.
  • Tuesday, February 16th at 6pm we will have a parent meeting regarding math and academic success in school.
  • Thursday, February 18th is the 100th day of school. Students will have an opportunity to dress up and represent the number or age 100. Teachers will provide more information about anything special they may be doing in their class.
  • Thursday, February 25th at 11am we will have a parent meeting with the counselor.
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There is no school Monday, February 15, 2021. All in-person and virtual classes will resume Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Make sure students are present in-person or virtually every day and ready to learn. Find helpful information in this newsletter for how to help your child access their programs and complete their work.

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Acton Elementary Fundraiser

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Please ensure your child logs in to specials classes at least once a week to complete the assignment if they are virtual. This is how they earn their specials report card score.

Remember to complete your health screener each morning prior coming to school. See the video below to show you how to complete the screener.

Wellness Screener - Parents

In addition to our daily temperature checks, we will be checking to ensure daily student screener has been completed. Daily morning arrival will be much quicker if you have already completed the screener.

Click here to review our academic calendar.

Asynchronous Learning Day for Virtual Learners 1/28/21 and 2/1/21

Wear Your Mask Correctly

Morning Arrival Covid-19 protocol.

Arrival staff outside will keep handheld thermometers to take the students' temperatures. If the thermometer reads Hi this indicates the student is ill and has a fever. The parent will be asked to seek medical attention for the child and follow guidelines for return to school. 48 hours fever free with no medication.

If the thermometer reads Lo, this indicates the students is ill. The parent will be asked to seek medical attention for the student. In all cases of a Lo or Hi temperature the student will be escorted to an isolation room to wait for the parent to pick them up.

Late Arrival/Early Departure/Appointments

Parents must wait in the car in front of the main entrance only. The student will be checked out and walked out of the main door. Student will not be released/admitted through any other door for early departure or late arrival.

Due to supervision and safety guidelines doors will not open before 7:30am. Early departures are not allowable after 2:45pm.

Attendance

Compulsory attendance law is in full effect for the 2020-2021 school year. Daily attendance is mandatory for all students enrolled in school. Student must demonstrate attendance in class each day by completing one of the following actions:


  • participating in the live class sessions
  • completing the work posted in the online class
  • contacting their teacher if they are unable to complete one of the above due to technical difficulties.

Grades

Report cards have been distributed and are available in Skyward.

Be sure to ask about your child's grade, their ISP score, district assessments, and their DRA or EDL score.

Stay in the know about learning.

Families,

I am very happy to announce that all Acton students have access to TumbleBook Library. WHAT IS TUMBLEBOOK LIBRARY? TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Please use the login credentials.

https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/

Username: actones

Password: reads

Acton Virtual Library

Counselor's Corner

Hello! My name is Dr. Midkiff, and I am the School Counselor at Acton Elementary. I would like to invite you to the February 2021, Parent-Counselor Zoom meeting on Thursday, February 25th from 11:00-11:30 a.m.

I will do a brief presentation over teaching children to be kind and we will have time to answer any questions or address any counseling or social emotional concerns that you might have about your child.

I hope to see you there!

Dr. Midkiff is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: February Parent-Counselor Zoom Meeting

Time: Feb 25, 2021 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89049808305?pwd=UWthVHhpSTFRVC9wT21YNVRyZjlMZz09

Meeting ID: 890 4980 8305

Passcode: 2x8L0a

Specials Classes

This is just a reminder that there is one assignment for each specials class posted each week for virtual learners. Students have the entire week to complete the assignment. Please ensure you are logging in to the google classroom. Also communicate with the teachers if you have any questions.


Saludos Padres: Esto es solo un recordatorio de que hay una tarea para cada clase especial publicada cada semana para estudiantes virtuales. Los estudiantes tienen toda la semana para completar la tarea. Asegúrese de iniciar sesión en el aula de Google. También comuníquese con los profesores si tiene alguna pregunta.

Support Acton's PTA

Download the Box Tops App and scan store receipts to earn digital Box Tops.

Our Parent Teacher Association needs you. All meetings will be virtual. Please join the PTA to support initiatives at the school. The work of this committee helps students and teachers. Call the office for more information. We look forward to working with you.

Parent Workshops

Duncanville's Family and Community Engagement (FACE) has a variety of informational trainings to offer families that will help manage school and home life.


Click here for more information about the workshops being offered.

Make it a great week Aztecs! The choice is yours!