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Monday, August 23, 2021

Plum Grove Junior High


Monday, August 23, 2021


Dear Parents or Guardians,


Just as we did last year, students were given a lanyard with a self-certification card including symptoms as well as a signature card for you, the parent/guardian, to sign each morning verifying that your child is symptom and fever-free.


As a reminder, staying home when sick or symptomatic is one of our Safe 6 mitigations as we kick off the new school year. Everyone should stay home when they have signs of COVID-19. All students must self-certify that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms (listed below) and a fever each day before entering our buildings and school buses.


Symptoms Include:

  • Fever (100.4°F or higher);

  • New onset of moderate to severe headache;

  • Shortness of breath;

  • New cough;

  • Sore throat;

  • Vomiting or diarrhea;

  • New loss of sense of taste or smell;

  • Fatigue from unknown cause; and/or

  • Muscle or body aches from unknown causes.


Staying home when sick helps us reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses in our schools and allows individuals to recover more quickly.


If you have questions, please reference the Return to Learn, Reconnect, and Re-Engage Plan.



Breakfast

Breakfast and Lunch are free to all students this year. Breakfast at school, is available upon arrival. Students enter into the multipurpose room. We will have supervisors there to make sure students are sitting in their seats and appropriately distancing while they are eating.

Lunch

Students will be placed in various locations around the building for lunch this year as we need to distance them while they are eating.

August Lunch Menus are available in the link below.


District Cell Phone Policy

Student possession and/or use of cell phones and other electronic devices while at school is governed by Board of Education Policy 7:190 Student Behavior.


Plum Grove Students may bring cell phones and wireless earbuds to school, but they will must be placed in their lockers at all times during the school day and phones are off.

Plum Grove Students will reminded of this expectation in their first period classes each day. If a student does not follow this expectation, parents will also be notified and may even need to come pick up their child’s phone if this issue continues. After repeated reminders, students may earn a lunch detention or after school detention.


District 15 Student Appearance Expectations

Appropriate student dress helps the school maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning not only during school hours, but also at all school functions. Clothing and accessories that display undesirable and/or unhealthy images (such as, but not limited to, alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, violence, or gang-related symbols) do not belong in a school setting. Also inappropriate are depictions of vulgar actions/language/behavior, gang signs, or sexually suggestive pictures or statements. Any obvious combinations of current gang colors will not be allowed. These policies will be strongly enforced.

A determination that a student’s dress is inappropriate will be made by the principal, assistant principal, or police liaison officer. The following guidelines are used in determining whether attire is appropriate. They include, but are not limited to

  • No bare midriffs.

  • No bare or lace-up backs.

  • Cover buttocks and all undergarments.

  • Shoulders must be covered by at least two inches of fabric.

  • Shorts should measure no less than 8 inches above the knee (5-7 inch inseam on shorts).

  • Skirts must not be shorter than 6 inches above the knee.

  • Tops may not be lower than an imaginary line drawn from armpit to armpit.


For safety reasons, students should follow these guidelines:

  • Footwear which is safe for indoor and outdoor physical activity should be worn at all times. (Shoes with wheels are not allowed; platform shoes and thong-style sandals are discouraged.)

  • No belts, necklaces, or bracelets with spikes or chains, including chains connecting wallets to a belt.

  • No pants or skirts that drag on the floor.

  • No coats, jackets, or other outerwear in the classroom.

For safety reasons, students should follow these guidelines:

  • Footwear which is safe for indoor and outdoor physical activity should be worn at all times. (Shoes with wheels are not allowed; platform shoes and thong-style sandals are discouraged.)

  • No belts, necklaces, or bracelets with spikes or chains, including chains connecting wallets to a belt.

  • No pants or skirts that drag on the floor.

  • No coats, jackets, or other outerwear in the classroom.

Clinicians

As a student service team at Plum Grove, our goal is to make each student feel welcomed and confident in their skills to succeed in junior high school. We provide resources to students and families informally, and formally, whether that be seeing students individually, in groups, or in classrooms.

To help with the transition back to school, take a look at our website and list of community resources. You can also contact us at the following information below:


Filka Keele, Psychologist, keelef@ccsd15.net

Stacy Cassiday, Student Advisor, cassidays@ccsd15.net

Allie Wilson , Social Worker, wilson1a@ccsd15.net


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Thank you so much!


Sincerely,


Dr. Kerry Wilson


Principal