Arlington Elementary School
September 17, 2021
RUSH COUNTY SCHOOLS VISION STATEMENT
See you at the Hog Roast TONIGHT!!
9/17- AES HOG ROAST-RCHS CAFETERIA 4-7 pm
9/20 Picture Day
9/23 Girls BBall Scrimmage at RES E/W
9/30 Girls BBall Scrimmage at RES E/W
10/8 End of 1st 9 Weeks
10/11-10/22 Parent Teacher Conferences- held virtually
10/25-29 Fall Break
11/24-26 Thanksgiving Break
12/20-31 Christmas Break
1/4 Second Semester Begins
Please meet "Chad" from Poppin' Popcorn /Goodies Factory!
Mrs. Bruns, Mrs. Foreman and Justin would like for you to meet "Chad". You know that we are the Resource Aide, Nurse and Wildcat student at AES, but you need to know who "Chad" is. "Chad" would like for you to be selling your popcorn, snacks and cookie dough to help raise money for the Wildcats at AES. This fundraiser ends September 26th so SELL...SELL...SELL; "Chad" needs to go to another school.
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
Dear RCS Families and Staff,
Last evening the RCS Board of Trustees approved an adjustment to our Opening of School Plan. The change involves a requirement for face coverings/masks to be worn inside of our facilities effective Thursday September 9th. This is a result of several factors which include:
1. Last Week Governor Holcomb issued an Executive Order stating that all schools must follow the Control Measure in place from the Indiana Department of Health. This left us with the choice of either quarantining all unvaccinated close contacts or requiring face coverings/masks. Up to this point our number of students who were deemed in close contact is over 600. Our goal is to keep kids in school and students/staff from being quarantined. Those who are identified as close contact in a classroom and are not showing symptoms will not be required to quarantine. Close contacts will still be identified and parents will be notified. This Order is currently in effect until September 30th. The federal mandate for face coverings/masks to be worn on school buses is in effect currently until January.
2. Our number of positive students increased significantly in the last week, as well as our number of positives in Rush County. Area hospitals are starting to see an increase in activity as well with positive patients.
3. We work closely with the Rush County Health Department on our procedures, and the recommendation has been made for us to implement a face covering/masking requirement.
Face coverings/masks will be a requirement at RCS until September 30th. This could change if the Governor’s Order is extended or our local situation makes us feel it is necessary. We are trying to keep our students and staff safe and healthy while keeping schools open and as normal as possible. We are attempting to avoid a closure/virtual setting. I understand this may not be a popular decision for some. Your continued cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated.
Dr. Matt Vance
Rush County Schools
For families or students in crisis anytime:
Meridian (800) 333-2647
Centerstone (800) 832-5442
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
* 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
* 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
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
· Repeated shaking with chills
· Muscle pain
· Sore throat
· New loss of taste or smell
-Vomiting & Diarrhea
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.
* 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.