Simas Stars Weekly Update

September 20-September 24

Simas Parents and Families

Simas Families,


Your help is needed:

As some of you may have heard, there are two TikTok challenges going around that involve students vandalizing school restrooms and stealing items from school. In the challenge, students video tape the theft or vandalism and then post it to TikTok for peers to see.


I know not all students have access to TikTok or have even heard of the challenge, but many have, and there have been incidents at our school. There are different challenges each month targeted to students, none are positive, all are against school rules and some violating the law.


If your child has access to TikTok, please talk with them about the severity of these behaviors and the consequences they could possibly face for theft and vandalism. If a student participates in these types of behaviors they could receive a citation, suspension, or even expulsion, depending on the severity of the theft/vandalism. Even being a witness to these challenges, and not reporting it to an adult, can lead to a citation/suspension.


Please talk with them about being responsible and reporting incidents of this type of behavior to you, to their teacher, yard supervisor or administration. If you have questions, don't hesitate to call the office or email me afochetti@hanfordesd.org. I know we have amazing students at Simas. Working together, we can make sure your child has a safe and positive experience at school. Thank you in advance, for your attention to this matter.


Picture day is Thursday. Please read below for the link to order pictures.


Thank you to all of you who have turned in your Income Verification Form. We will continue to work on collecting those who have not submitted. If you know you need another copy, please call the office.


Let's have a great week Stars!!


Your Proud Simas Principal,

Mrs. Fochetti

Picture Day

Picture Day is this Thursday!!!


Orders can be placed online (see the image below for website) or money and order form can be sent the day of pictures.


>EXACT PAYMENT REQUIRED;PHOTOGRAPHERS CAN NOT & WILL NOT MAKE CHANGE. >MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO NORTH STAR. A $25 FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR ALL RETURNED CHECKS NOT HONORED.

>ALL ORDERS DUE ON PICTURE DAY.

>PACKAGES WILL BE PRINTED ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO PAY.

>COLOR, STYLE, AND POSING MAY VARY

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Simas Swag

Click on the flyer below for information on ordering some Simas Star Swag... Tshirts, sweatshirts, backpacks, beanies and more.

All orders will be placed online. Link is below.


Orders are due by 9/30/2021

Income Verification Forms

If you haven't completed the income verification form, please do so ASAP. If you child needs another one, please have them let their teacher know and we will get them a new one. The form only takes a second to complete. We have to have 100% of forms returned, completed and signed.


Please complete the form and return it to school the next day. Forms will be collected and sent to the District Office.


What is the purpose of the Income Verification Form? Why is it so important?


Schools receive funding based on the number of students from low income families attending.

The forms are used only to generate a count of low income families.

Hanford Elementary receives approximately $13 million based on our count of low income families.

*These funds pay for direct services to students:

Art, music and physical education programs

School nurse

School library/librarian

Study trips

Counselors

Classroom/student technology

Elimination of Combination Classes

After school sports

And much more

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Sports Update

It was great seeing sports back and on campus. Thank you to those of you who came out to support your athlete!


Our football team got the "W" against the Rough Riders, winning 30-28.

Our Softball Team came up short. The Rough Riders won 15-6


Schedule for the Week:

Monday: Practice 3:00-4:00


Tuesday: Practice 3:00-4:00


Thursday: Game Day - Football and Softball Games start at 3:30

---The Simas Stars (Football and Softball) will take on the Monroe Mustangs at Simas


Friday: Practice 3:00-4:00


GAME DAY INFO:

Football and Softball players will meet with coaches immediately after school.


Family members can attend. Family members will enter through the "Z" Gate on Fitzgerald. Please socially distance from other families.

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Tech Update (4th-6th Grade)

Laptop insurance is still available. Please click on the link below. The window to purchase laptop insurance will close at the end of the month.


Insurance:

-Parents will have the opportunity to purchase insurance for their child's device.

-Parents can purchase laptop insurance using the link below.

-Insurance can only be purchased directly through the company.

-A flyer will also be sent home.

-You will need the serial number located on the bottom of your child's laptop in order to purchase insurance.


Hotspots

-Students will be allowed to check out a Hostpot if they do not have Internet service at home. Please complete the Simas Hotspot Request Form if your child needs a Hotspot. Only the oldest sibling, in HESD, will be allowed to check out a Hotspot; one per family.

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COVID 19-Return To School Guidelines

The Return To School Guidelines document is attached. This document was also sent home in your first day packet. It will be linked here for your reference. You can also refer to the District website for COVID Related Information. www.hanfordesd.org


Return to School Guidelines - contains important information on the requirements to return to school if you child is experiencing symptoms, a close contact, or positive for COVID 19.

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Important Dates:

Monday, 9/20: PE

Wednesday, 9/22: Minimum Day

Mileage Club

Thursday, 9/23: Picture Day

Football and Softball Games at Simas - 3:30

Friday, 9/25: Simas Spirit Day (Wear Red/Blue)

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Monday, 9/27: PE

Wednesday, 9/29: Minimum Day

Mileage Club

Friday, 10/1: Simas Spirit Day (Wear Red/Blue)

PE