Arlington Elementary School

January 14, 2022

RUSH COUNTY SCHOOLS VISION STATEMENT

Achieve personal excellence through a wide range of educational challenges and opportunities.

* Wildcat Country *

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, JANUARY 17

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1/17 No School or Make-up Day- Martin Luther King Day

2/18 No School Teacher In-Service

2/21 No School or Make-up Day

3/7 IREAD begins through 18th

3/11 3rd Nine Weeks Ends

3/15 Transfer Requests Due

3/16 Report Cards Home

3/21-3/25 Spring Break

4/15 Progress Period Ends

4/15 No School or Make-Up Day

4/18 I-Learn Begins through 5/13

5/23 Last Day of School

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Transfer Requests are due March 15th.

Forms are available online for students living within Rush County Schools district, but not Arlington Elementary specifically. Only one form is needed for all students regardless of which grade they are in.


Please write a letter to Dr. Matt Vance if you do not live within Rush County Schools district. Please list all students and grade levels on this letter. Sign and date the letter please.

PTO Information

Please see the AES website for updated meeting minutes and treasurer's report.

January 4, 2022


Dear RCS Families and Staff,


Hello, I hope you had an outstanding break and are ready to begin the new semester.


Our Opening of School Plan is being updated to reflect the new guidance from the CDC and Indiana Department of Health in regards to isolation and quarantine. This will be posted on our website.


We are still under the mask/face covering requirement until further notice. In addition, the federal mandate requiring masks on buses is in place until at least March 18th.


Your continued cooperation is much appreciated.


Thank you, and take care.


Sincerely,


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Dr. Matt Vance

Superintendent

Rush County Schools

330 West 8th Street

Rushville, IN 46173

(765) 932-4186 (Phone)

(765) 938-1608 (Fax)


For families or students in crisis anytime:

Meridian (800) 333-2647

Centerstone (800) 832-5442

COVID Information


Dear RCS Families and Staff,


Our protocols in regards to requiring masks/face coverings in Rush County Schools states if the 7 Day County Positivity Rate is 10% or greater, mandatory masking will be required in buildings for a minimum of two weeks. The current 7 Day County positivity rate is 13.24%. Therefore, beginning Monday, November 15th, Rush County Schools will require masks/face coverings to be worn during the school day until at least Thanksgiving Break.


Your cooperation is much appreciated!


Sincerely,


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Dr. Matt Vance

Superintendent

Rush County Schools

330 West 8th Street

Rushville, IN 46173

(765) 932-4186 (Phone)

(765) 938-1608 (Fax)







Additional COVID Information:




We can not stress enough how important it is for you to contact us if your child has tested positive for COVID over a break. This will change the way we contact trace if they have had a positive diagnosis.


If a household member should test positive, you need to contact our school ASAP. Students will now need to quarantine if any household members test positive and the student is non vaccinated.


Also important*** If someone in your house has tested positive or is awaiting COVID test results, please do not send your child to school. Give us a call- let us know, we will make arrangements for assignments to be pushed out electronically.


DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IF THEY ARE SICK WITH ANY SYMPTOMS


○ Students should STAY HOME IF NOT FEELING WELL

The CDC currently recommends indoor masking for all students and staff regardless of vaccination status. However, the wearing of masks at Rush County Schools remains optional at this time.

* If your child has been absent, they will need to stop in our clinic before returning to class to drop off doctor’s notes and touch base with our school nurse.


* Students can not ride buses home or to school other than their designated assigned bus. This is due to COVID tracing. Please do not call the school or send a note asking for transportation changes for different buses. Masks must be worn at all times on buses- this is per a federal mandate.


* We have implemented an easy pick up/ drop off process for those needing to pick up

homework, drop off items like water bottles or other items. There is a locker bay in the front

foyer that will eliminate the need to enter the front office. A locker number will be assigned to

you via the phone to drop off or pick up items needed. Lockers will be disinfected after each

use.


* If your child is asked to stay home due to COVID related symptoms or exposure, your

classroom teacher will be contacting you regarding make up work, instruction and or a

combination of eLearning and paper packets.


*WE ENCOURAGE ALL STUDENTS TO BRING A SEE THROUGH WATER BOTTLE FROM HOME- WE HAVE TOUCHLESS WATER FILLING STATIONS FOR THEM TO USE.



* Please continue to screen your child each day for the following-

· A fever of 100 or higher

· Cough

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Chills

· Repeated shaking with chills

· Muscle pain

· Headache

· Sore throat

· New loss of taste or smell

-Vomiting & Diarrhea

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New Websites

RCS have updated websites- If you Google our websites, you may be directed to our old site that no longer works. Make sure you are using-

rushville.k12.in.us/arlington-home for AES

rushville.k12.in.us - for RCS- you - there is a link on this website to find AES as well

Visitors

Visitors must make an pre arranged appointment to enter the building.

Attendance

Reminder about REPORTING ATTENDANCE...Either call the school or when sending an email to the teacher BE SURE to cc foggr@rushville.k12.in.us AND willliamsri@rushville.k12.in.us Thank you.

Other

*Rush County Schools are looking for SUBSTITUTES for teachers, aides, custodians. Please apply on-line or in person with RCS. https://rcs.rushville.k12.in.us/employment

Cafeteria Information

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Menu

Due to recent supply chain challenges, we are having difficulties receiving food we have ordered each week. Please keep in mind our published menus are subject to change! Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unusual time.
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FREE breakfast and lunch programs have been extended for the 2021-22 school year. We will be selling extra items that students may purchase if there is money in their account. All items sold meet school dietary requirements.

Dismissal Information

* Remember to post your name card in the front passenger side window of your car for evening car rider pick up. You will be receiving your cards the first day of school.

Technology Information

* Chrome books are sent every night. Teachers have the ability to use Google Off line so that those without internet can access can use their Chrome book at home. If this is not working for you, please request homework in a hard copy form from your teacher.

If you have a device at home in which you want your child to use and not transport one back

and forth, please email your classroom teacher and let them know.

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