December 19, 2019
Attention 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders!
Please mark your calendars:
*Auditions/previews for a spot in the fair will take place the week before midwinter break.
*STEAM Fair is March 3rd.
Thank you for your student support in STEAM!
Patricia C. Verdella Keenan, MEd
Artondale STEM Specialist
Update Emergency Contacts
Winter Weather Information For Bus Riders
In preparation for winter weather, please review information about emergency bus routes:
- What are emergency bus routes?
- How will I know when emergency bus routes are used?
- How do I know if my child’s regular bus stop is affected by emergency bus routes?
-Emergency route maps by school are posted on school homepages.
-Emergency Bus Route and Safe Zone flyers are distributed via Thursday folders (elementary
level) and available in every school office.
-Ask your child’s bus driver about their emergency route and recommended safe drop off/pick up zone for your family.
- What time does my child need to be at the safe drop off/pick up zone?
- I’d like to receive a text via phone and/or email when emergency routes are used.
The only way you will get a personal notification, if we use emergency bus routes, is through the phone number/email you’ve added to your PowerSchool account. Make sure your contact details are updated for each student in your family. You can watch this video to learn how to access your PowerSchool account.
Still have questions? Call the Transportation Office at 253.530.3900 or email email@example.com.
Don’t miss out! Update your contacts to receive weather updates! Not sure how? PSD has a guide for you! https://www.psd401.net/about-us/news/news-detail-page/~board/psd-news/post/update-emergency-contacts.
Lost & Found Items!
PLANNED ABSENCE REQUEST
We want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day. As you schedule your future breaks, please keep this in mind: Cost to your child's education if they miss too much school; homework/journaling does not make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. We understand that breaks do not always happen during scheduled school time off. With this in mind, please notify your child's teacher as soon as possible that your child will be out of school on the following day(s). Use the below Planned Absence Form for a pre-arranged absence.
HIGHLY CAPABLE REFERRAL WINDOW & INFORMATION
Highly Capable Referral Notice for Annual Testing - Open November 4th, 2019 - January 15th, 2020. Online Highly Capable Referral form for Parents and Teachers. For more information: https://psd401.net/highly-capable-program.
If you would like to make student payments through our online portal. (This system is not for meals; only for student payments.)