Norton Creek Elementary
Thursday Tidbits - February 11th, 2020
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
- 2/15/21- President's Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL
- 2/16/21-Learning and Teaching Committee Meeting 5:30pm
- 2/22/21- Business Services Meeting 5:30pm
- 2/25/21- End of 2nd Trimester(elementary students)
- 2/26/21- School Improvement Day- No Students
Attendance For Students
Please call the school attendance line if your student will be absent/tardy/leaving early from Remote Learning at 331-228-2700. Please spell your students first and last name or their student id number when you leave a message. If you are emailing the teacher please also email firstname.lastname@example.org indicate students first and last name.
SCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULES
1st thru 5th Grades-
Our School Office is open from 7:30am until 3:30pm on school days.
Please call the school attendance line if your student will be absent at 331-228-2700. Please spell your students first and last name or their student id number when you leave a message. If you are emailing the teacher please also email email@example.com indicate students first and last name.
1st Grade: 11:30-11:50
3rd Grade: 12:20-12:40
4th Grade: 10:40-11:00
5th Grade: 11:55-12:15
If your student forgets their lunch please email the classroom teacher and drop off at the main office. Thank You!
Student Council and the Hallie Strong Foundation Needs Your Help! Click On The Link Below!
School Picture Day Retake Day!
Remote student picture time will take place on March 3rd from 2:00-3:30. Please follow the schedule below for your student.
Last Names- A-L pictures from 2:00-2:45pm. Enter through door 12 located on the circle drive of the building.
Last Name - M-Z pictures from 2:45-3:30pm. Enter through door 12 located on the circle drive of the building.
All Remote students must complete COVID Certification prior to entering the building.
Please feel free to reach out to the office with any questions or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost And Found
FROM THE PRINCIPAL...TONY WHITE
For much of my adult life, I would not say my opinion of Britney Spears was very high. Press coverage was not flattering as they cast aspersions on her as a mom, wife, daughter, friend, and human being. However, with our better understanding of mental health and trauma over the past several years, we now can look at what she did as a desperate cry for help. In the moment, she was publicly and widely mocked and ridiculed when she needed the most help.
You may be asking yourself, "What in the world does this have to do with school and raising kids?" I'll admit this was the most roundabout way of getting to my point this week: As human beings, we naturally make evaluations and judgments based on the information we have. We form opinions on everything and everyone we come into contact with because that's just how our brains operate. As parents and guardians, making these judgments can keep your child safe.
It is very important, though, that we teach our Eagles that when they are formulating these opinions of other people, places, and things that they make sure they have all of the facts in order to have a fully (and well!) informed opinion. The "why" behind the "what" and "how" give us critical insight and the more we know about one another, the more likely we are to have empathy. As Brene Brown says, "People are hard to hate close up." In my nine years as a school leader, I've heard folks say from time to time, "Can't you just send that kid to a different school?" Instead of pushing away, let's move in for a closer look.
Have a wonderful weekend staying warm with your favorite people in the world, Norton Creek!
D303 Preschool Annual Registration Information
El Programa Comunitario de Prescolar del Distrito 303 llevará a cabo la lotería de inscripción anual. La inscripción se ofrecerá en línea entre el 19 de enero y el 2 de febrero del 2021. Se ofrecerán dos juntas informativas por Zoom para todas las familias de la comunidad que residen en el Distrito 303 que estén interesadas. En enlace a la lotería de inscripción y el enlace para registrarse a las juntas informativas se encuentran en el sitio web del distrito en la página de Infancia Temprana (Early Childhood). Tome nota que para recibir los enlaces a las juntas informativas por medio de Zoom debe completar el formulario de registro.
For More Information-Click Below
The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the site you will find:
The New Student Intake Form (coming January 19, 2021)
The Kindergarten Step-by-Step Guide for registration
Health and Dental exams and immunization information
Contact information for all elementary schools
Information about Full Day and Half Day Kindergarten
MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSFERS - REQUESTS
MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSFERS - REQUEST PERIOD OPEN FROM FEB. 1 - FEB. 26
Families who wish to submit a Middle School Transfer request may do so beginning February 1, 2021. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available. This means that siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.
Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.
Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance area are responsible for their own transportation.
Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.
The Middle School Transfer request window will close at 4:00pm on February 26, 2021.
If you have questions, please contact Tammy Marsan at: 331-228-2397.
PTO'S E-NEWS THIS WEEK!
THE EAGLE HAS LANDED email@example.com
CONGRATULATIONS to our winner last week, Jordyn Reyes for spotting the eagle!!
Don’t forget to spot the Eagle every Friday during Eagle News! If you spot it, please make sure your student is filling out their name on the google form from their teacher here! Once a week, we will be drawing a winner and announcing them the following Friday!! A fabulous prize will be delivered!
Please help support the student council in raising money for the Hallie Strong Foundation. See the attached flyer below on how we can help! CRAZY socks day will be Friday, February 19!
EAGLES EAT OUT firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all our hungry Eagles for supporting us in our monthly Eagles Eat Out events. We couldn’t do this without the support of our Eagle parent Elisa Ignash!
AMAZONSMILE (K-5) email@example.comCalling all shoppers! If you are shopping on Amazon, please consider using AmazonSmile. With every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% to our school when you choose Norton Creek Elementary as your charity. This includes millions of everyday items at smile.amazon.com. You must use the specified link for Norton Creek to receive credit. Ask all of the Amazon shoppers in your family to use AmazonSmile!
Message from Health Office to Families
Health Office Contact Information
If a family needs to contact the school nurse with a doctor's note to return to school or has a question, please contact us at:
Cathy Leone (RISE RN) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sumana Parveen (RN) - email@example.com
Virginia Wicinski (RN) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy Regarding if a Member of a Student's Household is symptomatic without diagnostic testing or clinical evaluation.
If an individual in a student's home is experiencing COVID like symptoms and has not received a COVID test or has not been evaluated by a health care provider then household members (any person living in the home e.g. siblings that attend any D303 school, parents) are to quarantine.
COVID-like symptoms include: Fever (100.4° F or higher), new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain from an unknown cause, new congestion/runny nose, new loss of sense of taste or smell, nausea, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle or body aches. Medical Evaluation and Testing are Strongly Recommended for ALL persons with COVID-Like Symptoms.
Students will be able to return to school when:
- If a COVID test is completed for the family member and test results are negative, the students in the family may return to school.
- If the symptomatic family member is evaluated by his/her doctor and an alternative diagnosis is given to the family member, the students in the family may return to school.
- If no COVID testing or no evaluation by a healthcare provider of the symptomatic family member, the family member will need to stay home 10 calendar days from onset of symptoms and ALL children in the family will need to stay home 14 calendar days from the onset of symptoms.
- If the symptomatic family member tests positive for COVID-19, the symptomatic family will stay home for 10 calendar days and need a release from isolation letter from the health department. All children in the family will need to stay home for 14 days and will need a release from quarantine letter from their local health department.
If a family needs a release letter from the local health department, here are the contact numbers for the health department. The department you contact will depend on where you live.
Kane County: 630 -208-3801
Dupage County :(630) 682-7400