JOYFUL K-8 NEWSLETTER

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AUGUST 18TH IS THE FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL

School Hrs 9:00-3:30 / Office Hrs 8:30-4:00 / Phone # 456-5469


If you would like to leave a message for your student or make changes to your child's end of day routine please call the school by 3:00.


-----> MESSAGES WILL NOT BE DELIVERED AFTER 3:15 <------

We will not make a change to a students end of day routine without hearing from a parent.

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Welcome Back to School!

We are very excited to welcome you to the 2021-2022 School Year! My name is Stacy Foshee and I will be serving as the interim principal for the Cubby Bears. With twenty years in the field of education, having taught in both rural and urban schools I'm thrilled to be serving this community in a leadership capacity. I am a person who values building partnerships with a variety of parents, caregivers, and community members and welcome all who are interested to join our Parent Teacher Students Organization (PTSA).


As a Title I school, our prioritized needs this year include embedded professional development for staff members, positive behavior support, and effective tiered instruction and interventions. We look forward to seeing you at our family engagement nights and hope you will join us for our "Meet the Teacher" night Monday, August 16th from 6:00-7:00.


Just a reminder that our school board voted in June that masks will be optional for students and staff. If this raises any concerns for you or your child, please feel free to reach out. Covid protocol information for the district is available. Also, there is a daily wellness check for families to use. We will: Be Cautious, Be Courteous, Be Clean.



  • The Joyful News will be circulated monthly to help keep you informed about happenings at our school. You can also stay in touch by following us on Facebook and visiting our website.
  • Celeste Burns, our Attendance Secretary, can help you set up PowerSchool. This will ensure that you can see grades, report cards and that your contact information is up to date.
  • Teacher Communication: Seesaw App, emails, phone calls, face-to-face visits, and more. If you want to spend time in the classroom, just confirm a good time with the teacher. There is a sign-in at the office.
  • We are always open to ideas and suggestions to help Joy improve. Contact us individually or by clicking the "Let's Talk" link on any website page in the district.
  • It's best to schedule a meeting with Stacy, the principal, as she is always popping in and out of her office & can be difficult to catch. Amber Zellweger, Joy's Administrative Secretary, can help you with scheduling the meeting.
Click Here to Enroll a New Student in School.

If you or someone you know has a kindergartener this year now is the time to get them enrolled.

Click Here to Register Your Student for the Bus

Whether your child rode the bus last year or will be a new bus rider please register for the bus. Registration helps assists with the goal to build a more accurate and efficient transportation network with improved services

JOY ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

Arrival and dismissal procedures will remain the same for the 21-22 school year. We will be using many entrances for students to enter and exit the building. Doors close at 9am. Students arriving late will need to enter at the front office doors.

See the map below designating entry and exit doors for students dropped off and picked up by family and students who ride the bus

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After School Program Resumes September 13

Hours will be 3:30-5:30

Eligibility is determined by academic need and/or teacher referral.

Qualifying students will come home with a packet with parents information and registration should they wish their child to participate

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SUPPORT OUR TITLE 1 SCHOOL AND FILL OUT THE FREE / REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION

This year meals are offered at No Charge to all families, however we still need for you to fill out the application to maintain current information that will assist us in our Title 1 funding for the next school year. https://www.k12northstar.org/Page/9846

We are a Title I school, which is determined by the percent of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. We receive additional federal funds that provide supplemental academic support for our students, additional professional development, and increased parental involvement opportunities. If you would like to learn more about our Title I program and the resulting funds or give input please contact the school office

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NO-CHARGE FOR SCHOOL LUNCHES

USDA has provided a participation option through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) which gives us the ability to offer Breakfast and Lunch at NO-CHARGE for the 2021-2022 school year to all students enrolled in a school that participates in our NSLP program. (i.e. if your child attends an FNSBSD school that has an NSLP lunch program, they get to get 1 no-charge reimbursable lunch & breakfast meal per day.)
Wellness Check

The Wellness Check is intended to help parents, students and staff understand the district's expectations of what students or staff should do if they are not feeling well.