Evergreen's Mustang Messenger

September 2020

Mr. Danford, Evergreen's Principal

Mrs. Montecucco, Assistant Principal

Our New Template

What do you think of our newsletter design? Should add a bit of pizazz, huh?

Hope you all are well. We miss you terribly. Looking forward to seeing many of you in person. For those of you navigating school remotely, look for an email from the school district regarding computer distribution, if that news hasn't already arrived.

For many of you, we will be back in session on September 14 at our regular time...in person. And for some, we'll be learning remotely. Either way, we are prepared to take care of you.

For those of you needing additional information to begin this COVID school year, look for it next week. I will be sending another newsletter in a week's time to give you the absolute latest.

Upcoming Dates

Class assignments will be communicated near the end of next week as we get closer to our start date via robocall and email.

School begins September 14 at 9:10AM-3:20.

Kindergarten Conferences are scheduled for September 14, 15, 16.

First day of Kindergarten—September 17 at 9:10-3:20.

Our Newest Mustang Staff Members

Congratulations and welcome aboard!

Meghan Elmore—3rd Grade

Wende Fisk—LAP

Heidi Kieper—Resource

Thereza Vahlstrom—ELD

Molly Ward—Title

Brenna Weishaar—SLP

Staffing and Class Assignments

Student learning surveys have closed. Not all families immediately completed the survey. Now that all data has been collected, we can work to determine staffing and class assignments.

Unfortunately, no Ice Cream Social is planned this year, no opportunity to meet teachers in advance is in the works, and kids will not see classrooms before that first day of school. Darn it!

Class assignments will be communicated near the end of next week as we get closer to our start date, via robocall and email.

But on Monday morning, September 14 we will be ready to see you for the first time in months—in person or on Zoom!

Social Distancing

Our Evergreen student Mustangs will be practicing social distancing while at school. I hope you will too when coming to pick up your kiddos to end each day.

Allow your kiddos to leave their classrooms and come around the front near the bus loop and flag pole. Please model social distancing for our young, impressionable students. Set a good example. Wait for them at an appropriate social distance. And please, wear your face coverings as well.

What is Social Distancing?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

At the start of every year, we teach what is expected behaviorally of our Evergreen kiddos. This year, COVID or not, we will also be teaching and reviewing our Evergreen behavior expectations. All by video. We'll teach kids to wear face coverings, wash hands, and socially distance, and the "why" behind each.

We'll share expectations for riding the bus, entering the building on a typical day, traveling the halls, and using the restroom appropriately.

We'll share expectations for the breakfast line, lunch line, and recess. When a kiddo knows what is expected of him/her, he/she typically rises to the occasion.

Thank you to our ASB leaders for planning, filming and editing our important teach-to videos.

Peaceful Playgrounds

Will we have recess at Evergreen this year? Of course we will! Recess will be better than ever this year, more fun, socially distanced, and safe!

We will not be using our new playground equipment just yet, however.

At Evergreen, our thoughtful, organized recess of the past has proven to be very effective in promoting collaborative play while minimizing inappropriate behaviors. After recess, kids are ready to rejoin class and learn without conflict.

Peaceful Playgrounds will only add to the fun and safety of our already-cool recess model.

See below.

Peaceful Playgrounds Covid-19 Distancing Playground

Evergreen's Contact Information

Stay in touch. There are lots of ways to do that. Connect directly with your classroom teacher as well.

Non-discrimination Statement

Mead School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Jared Hoadley, Executive Director of Student Services & Activities @ 2323 E Farwell Rd, Mead, WA 99021, Phone: 509 465-6000, or via email jared.hoadley@mead354.org.