A Newsletter from Scotland Elementary School
Summer Edition 2020
The Scotty Updates has been created to provide families and staff with information regarding upcoming events, happenings, and programs at Scotland Elementary School. Please take time each Monday to review our newsletter. The first newsletter for the school year will be sent out Monday, August 31st. If you do not receive it, please contact Mrs. Lupinacci at (203) 894-5825 so we can correct your email address in PowerSchool. Thank you!
A Message from Mrs. Katkocin
Dear Scotland Families and Students,
Welcome back to what is sure to be a fantastic year at Scotland! I hope that you have all had the opportunity to rest and relax this summer! I am thrilled to welcome our students back next week, whether in-person or virtual. We have been spending time this summer planning for the reopening of our school, ensuring that we have accounted for health and safety practices for all. For those of you new to the Scotland community, we are excited to welcome you! For returning students, we are thrilled to see you again! Ms. Weirsman and I are excited to collaborate with our staff, students, families, and community to provide our students a successful, challenging, and engaging year!
Please see below for important information regarding the reopening of schools.
The Scotland staff is here to help and support you every step of the way. We look forward to working together to provide all students with with a safe and engaging school experience!
Please know that as we embark on the start of the new year, we are in this together. We will adjust our plans as needed. Please know that health and safety of our students and staff are our number one priority, and we will work to ensure that everyone is safe and comfortable.
I hope that you enjoy the remaining days of summer! We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, August 26th for Virtual Open School!
School Dismissal Manager
We will continue to use School Dismissal Manager this year at Scotland. Please click below for information regarding this system. This system will be available to families in late August. A welcome letter will be emailed to families when the system is available. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us!
- Teacher assignments as well as student bus information can be found on the Parent Portal.
- Please be sure to update all forms on the Parent Portal. The portal will be available for parent access on August 23rd.
- Our school lunch program will begin on the first day of school. The lunch menu is located in the link below.
- Payments for lunch can be sent with students daily or paid through the School Online Payment Portal. Please see link below.
Events and Happenings
Wednesday, August 26th:
Virtual Open School, grades 1-5
- The time and link will be communicated by your child's teacher through their new google classroom. Please ensure that your child has accepted the invitation for the google classroom so they can access this google meet.
Thursday, August 27th:
1st Day of School, grades k-5Full Day, grades 1-5: 8:55am-3:05pm
Shortened day, kindergarten
- cohort A: 8:55-11:00am
- cohort B: 1:00-3:05pm
Thursday, August 27th - Friday, September 4th:
Kindergarten shortened day -
- cohort A: 8:55am-10:00am
- cohort B: 1:00-3:05pm
Monday, September 7th:
Labor Day – no school!
Tuesday, September 8th:
1st full day of kindergarten
A Note from Our PTA
Join the PTA!
Joining the PTA helps you stay connected with the school community. You will receive information about family events, before & after school programs, school events, parties and much more! Get to know teachers & staff better with informational sessions throughout the year!
To join, visit our website: www.scotlandpta.org