Keeping Up with Kipling!
September 3, 2021
Two full weeks and a few days behind us!
The beginning of the year is a time to establish relationships, routines and expectations. Around this time of year, the children start growing accustomed to the school day and what they are being asked to do while they are here. As a former first grade teacher, I remember that it was about this time that the questions, "Is it lunchtime yet (at 9:00am)" and "Is it time to go home yet (at 1:00)" finally taper down. In other words, this is the time of year that I felt like I was beginning to hit my groove. Hopefully your children and your children's teachers are feeling the same.
Thursday we had, in essence, our first PTO event since Fall of 2019. The Sweet's and Treats Social was awesome! Thanks, PTO, for throwing such a fun party! The children and the parents all seemed to love it and the weather was perfect! Thank you for a fun day!
As always, please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a great week!
Kipling Elementary School
Arrival is 8:35
Shield Testing (2nd Running)
Testing is not mandatory. By consenting to the testing, your child’s name is put on a roster and the expectation is that they will be testing weekly unless a parent/guardian notifies us otherwise.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO FILL OUT THE SHIELD CONSENT FORM…
Log in to Skyward/Family Access and it should appear as a green box next to your child’s name. Contact Kristen Neu (email@example.com) with any Family Access questions.
IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO OPT OUT OF A WEEK OF TESTING…
Fill out this Google Form prior to 7 AM on the day that our school tests (usually Tuesdays except for Labor Day week).
*Please note that if you have consented but want to opt out of a week, you must fill out the form every week.
CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE!
The daily health certifications, bus route info, schedules, and more helpful info can be found on the new Kipling website. Make sure to give it a look!
THE LATEST COVID INFORMATION
The district has a landing page with constantly updated COVID protocol information. Be sure to visit www.dps109.org/fall2021 to check out the latest updates on:
What do I do if my child wakes up sick? (and what happens to siblings)
Our COVID case dashboard - updated in real time
Daily Certification (Final Running)
Each morning, you will receive an email reminder that your child needs to be certified that he or she is healthy and able to come to school. The email will include a link to this certification form. Please remember to fill the form out each school day for all of your Kipling (and District 109) students.
If you forget to certify your child, he or she will be directed to our school nurse, Mrs. Edina Szabo, for a temperature check and an on-site certification.
Please feel free to use the QR Code to the right for quick access to the certification form.