Boone Meadow Friday Flyer

October 22, 2021

Family Conferences and E-Day are next week!

Dear Boone Meadow Families

Family/Student Conferences - We look forward to our upcoming fall conferences NEXT WEEK! Students & teachers have been diligently preparing for their time to spend with you next October 26th or 27th. This is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen the home-school partnership through conversation with and about your child. During this time, teachers, students and families will engage in dialogue about individual strengths and needs. We hope to have everyone’s active participation in this opportunity to celebrate your child's successes and make plans for collaborative support for your child’s continued growth.

Important Notes:

  • E-Day access information will be provided for your family/child by your child's teacher.
  • If you opted for a conference on campus (in person), please remember that masks are required to be properly worn by all individuals within the building.

Bus #77 - On Monday, Oct. 25th, bus 77 will not be running in morning or afternoon. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Student Progress Report Cards for Quarter 1 were released to families yesterday at approximately 3:00 PM. In order to access, simply log in to PowerSchool and click on the Student Reports link on the left hand side of the screen. If you have forgotten how to log in to PowerSchool, your child or our administrative assistants (Beth & Barb) can assist with this.

PTO/JogAThon/Dining for Dollars - So many things...

  • Thanks to PTO for providing a Chic-fil-A lunch for BME staff on Thursday.
  • Thank you to everyone that participated in Bub's Burgers Dine to Donate on Wednesday. Our next Dine for Dollars event is on November 3 @ Marco's Pizza. More information to come.
  • We are so close to our goal, & Jog A Thon monies are still accepted! Please feel free to send any donations to school (envelope marked BME PTO - JAT) or click on the link below!

Blood Drive Update: Thank you to those that participated in the blood drive this week. We collected 16 units of blood from 21 participants that showed up to give! Thank you for supporting the health and medical needs of our community.

Fall Parties - At BME, most classrooms will be having Fall Parties next Friday, October 29th! Our parties will be running without volunteers again this year and will be managed by our classroom teachers. If you want to help, be on the look-out for information from your child's teacher.

Thank you for your partnership.


Mr. Hundley


Want to know more, search for Boone Meadow Parent Teacher Organization (@BooneMEadowPTO) on Facebook and Instagram. You can scan the QR code to access Instagram.

E-Day Information

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Our E-Day for Fall Conferences is almost here! If on the actual day of our E-day (Wed. Oct. 27th) your child does not get his/her assignment completed, please know you have additional time. The due date of the E-day assignment is by the end of the school day on Mon. Nov. 1st.

If you do not have access to an electronic device or Wi-Fi at home, please simply reach out to your child’s teacher and s/he will be happy to assist you in getting you access to a stand-alone device.

Thank you!

The School Directory App Is Updated

Our Student directory is now updated! Many thanks to the PTO for organizing this helpful resource! If you have never used our student directory, just follow these easy steps:

  • Go to or download the “Directory Spot” app on a smart phone. Click “Login”.
  • Enter your email address as your Username, and click on “Reset Password”. An email will be sent to you with a link to set your password.
  • Click on the link in the email to set your password and to log in.

If you have trouble logging in, please contact PTO volunteer Eileen Adam at

Also note that if your information has changed, you can update it by logging in on a computer (not available through the app).

Upcoming Dates:

October 26 - Regular school day w/ Family/student conferences (PM)

October 27 - E-Day & Family/Student Conferences

November 3 - Dine for Dollars @ Marco's Pizza

November 7 - Daylight Savings Time ends

November 11 - Veterans Day

November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break (no school)

December 6-17 - NWEA testing window

December 17 - End of Quarter 2/Semester 1

December 20-31 - Winter Break (no school)

January 17 - MLK Jr. Day (no school)

January 18 - Teacher professional development day (no school for students)

February 14 - Valentine's Day

February 21-25 - Presidents' Day/February Break (no school)

March 15 - End of Quarter 3

April 1-8 - Spring Break (no school)

May 25 - Last day of school

May 26- June 3 - Make up days (if needed)

May 30 - Memorial Day (no school)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How does the new Executive Order from Gov. Holcombe (8/31) impact school contact tracing?

A: IF individuals are wearing masks with fidelity in the classroom & on the bus, people who are contact traced will not need to quarantine unless they are exhibiting symptoms. We will still need to notify and document the contact tracing, but if no symptoms exist and the individuals were properly wearing masks, they would not need to quarantine.

Lunchtime is when contact tracing/quarantine does apply and the 6' rule will apply as well. Quarantined individuals can still return on day 8 if they receive a negative test (rapid in lab or PCR) on day 5, 6, or 7 after exposure - or stay out for the full 14 days.

Q: What about symptoms? What symptoms must we watch and keep our child from school?

A: Every morning, families should take note of if their child is showing symptoms of illness. We know this can be complicated, frustrating, and inconvenient as we strive to keep our learning environments as healthy as possible. Fevers, sore throats, new onset of intense headache, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, coughing or shortness of breath, or new loss of taste or smell are the common symptoms and students will be required (per health department mandates) to quarantine for ten days from the start of symptoms. Student may return to school/activities sooner with a physician document stating they may return OR a negative PCR CoVID test. (This is regardless of vaccination status)

Q: If one child is home with symptoms, must my other children stay home as well?

A: Siblings of ill students will need to be picked up if at school. Siblings will need to follow quarantine guidelines.

More information regarding COVID protocols is located here on the ZCS website.

ZCS C-19 Protocol

Volunteers and Visitor Background Checks

At this time, due to CoVID 19 restraints, we are "pausing" on volunteers and visitors. When volunteers are needed and approved, appropriate staff members will reach out to you in effort to welcome your support and assistance.

If you plan to volunteer of visit in the future, please note the following information.


We value partnerships with our families and welcome parents and guardians to serve as volunteers in our schools. Each ZCS building typically offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.

Examples include:

  • Field Trip Chaperones
  • Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
  • Tutors
  • Volunteer Coaches
  • Classroom Helpers (PTO parties/room parents)
  • Library Helpers
  • After Prom Workers
  • Field Day/Jog-A-Thon Volunteers
  • Book Fair Sales/Athletic Ticket Sales

During the school day, all volunteers are expected to sign in at the front office. Prior to the volunteer opportunity, all volunteers must sign a Non-disclosure Acknowledgement Form and have successfully completed a Full Criminal History Background Check. Necessary background check paperwork is available on the ZCS website at the Volunteers/BRAVO link and should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the intended volunteer date. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website. The volunteer will pay the fee* for the full background check which will expire after 5 years. The link to apply for the full background check can be accessed on the Volunteers/BRAVO link on the ZCS main webpage. For more information, contact the Volunteer/BRAVO Coordinator.


During the school day, all visitors must enter via the front door and sign-in at the front office. Visitors need to be prepared to present a government issued photo ID which will be scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors will be issued a visitor badge/tag to be worn inside the building at all times.

Examples Include:

  • Lunch Guests
  • Classroom Guest Speakers
  • Classroom Special Events (Grandparent Day/Famous Hoosiers/etc.)
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

We ask that all visitors schedule an appointment to meet with teachers, counselors, administrators and all other staff members so that we may best serve everyone. Visitors other than parents/guardians must be prearranged and organized through the main office.

*ZCS thanks all volunteers for generous support of our youth and schools. Thank you, too, for supporting assurance of student and staff safety by completing and paying for a volunteer background check.

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