Alto All Star Gazette

September 17, 2021

School begins at 8:45 A.M.


24-Hour Attendance Line 987-2625

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From the desk of Principal Papes

Dear Alto Families,

We completed our first five day week! Our students were great this week as we have settled nicely into the rhythm of the new school year.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held the week of October 4th. Both virtual and in person conferences will be available. Last year, we held all virtual conferences, and the feedback we received was very positive. We wanted to offer this convenient option again this school year. Virtual conferences will be scheduled with the teacher for the week of October 4th. We are also offering in person conferences for those who prefer that option. These will be held on Tuesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 7th from 4:00-7:00 PM. In accordance with the current mask mandate for our elementary schools, all persons will be required to wear a mask inside the building during in person parent/teacher conferences. A survey will be sent out today. Please complete this survey to indicate your preference (virtual vs. in person). We will then schedule and communicate specific times. Each elementary conference is scheduled for 15 minutes. Parent/Teacher conferences provide an important opportunity to connect with your child’s teacher to discuss his/her progress in school. Thank you for partnering with us in support of your child!

COVID-19 Mitigating Measures

We ask students and staff to stay home and seek a healthcare evaluation when exhibiting any one of the following symptoms:

  • New cough

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Shortness of breath

We ask students and staff to stay home and seek a healthcare evaluation when exhibiting two or more of the following symptoms:

  • Fever (measured or subjective)

  • Chills

  • Headache

  • Extreme Tiredness/Fatigue

  • Sore Throat

  • New congestion or Runny nose

  • Body Aches

  • Nausea/vomiting or Diarrhea

Kent County Health Department COVID-19 Toolkit for Schools and Childcare

K-12 COVID-19 Symptom and Testing Protocol

Thank you for your continued support! As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. Enjoy the weekend!

With Gratitude,

Paul Papes


Alto Elementary

Lowell Area Schools

Spirit Week!!!

Lowell is celebrating homecoming next week so let's show some spirit!

M- Crazy Socks

T- Favorite Jersey

W- Wacky Wednesday! Wear wacky clothes or create a wacky hairstyle!

Th- Hat Day

F- Red Arrow Spirit Day

Office Notes

Thank you for calling in your student's absence. We appreciate it! The attendance line is available 24/7 at 616-987-2625.

Please pack an extra pair of clothes in your child's backpack. We are very limited on sizes in the office. Also, an extra mask would be great, too!

Breakfast and Lunch menu week of 9/20


9/20: Mini Cinnis or Apple cinnamon beneFIT bar

9/21: Mini blueberry pancakes or Blueberry muffin

9/22: English muffin egg sandwich or Cocoa puffs cereal bar

9/23: Strawberry cream cheese bagel or Blueberry muffin

9/24: Apple frudel or Apple cinnamon beneFIT bar

*each served w/ choice of cereal, fruit and milk


9/20: Crispy chicken tenders or PB&J fun lunch

9/21: Rotini in meat sauce or Cheddar, grapes and cracker snack lunch

9/22: Mini strawberry pancakes w/sausage or Muffin & goldfish fun lunch

9/23: Cheeseburger w/ fries or Nachos fun lunch

9/24: Cheese quesadilla or PB&J fun lunch

*each served w/ fruit, veggies and milk

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