Tiger Family Newsletter Feb 22-28

All the important deets to stay in the know!

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May It Be of Benefit

Hello Families,

I hope everyone has enjoyed Presidents' Week. A few years ago, our district began following the high schools' lead and taking one week off in February by combining the various presidents' days and adding a day or two to the school-year calendar. This helped solve at least two challenges we had been having: for one thing, when high schools are not in session, families tend to keep their elementary children home too and/or go on vacation so our enrollment was often low during this week and secondly, four-day weeks are busy and feel rushed. So, having 2 or 3 of those during the month of February was not ideal. I think we've been doing this for about 3 years (I have a terrible memory, so it could be longer or shorter than 3), and I am starting to get used to it. How about you?

As we round the last week of the 2nd Trimester of the 20/21 school year, I want to celebrate you all (children, families, and staff) for surviving and even thriving in the face of the challenges this last year has presented. We are just finishing our trimester testing and in many cases, your children are showing amazing growth in spite of bouts of distance learning, time off for illnesses, and a variety of other curveballs! They (and you) are to be congratulated for their perseverance. In other cases, we're seeing the detrimental effects of interrupted learning. Let's not be discouraged. Instead, let's be honest about where students are and where they need to be, and let's focus on how to work together to get them there.

Let's double down on our HOPE, our determination, and our effort. June 7th will be here. The days will pass. How will we use them?

With gratitude,

Mrs. Gold

**Please note that our last day of school is June 7th. It was on the calendar as a "snow day" and since we did have a snow day, we must use the 7th as an instructional day.

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Proper Mask Wearing:

  1. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before putting on your mask.

  2. Put the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.

  3. Fit the mask snugly against the sides of your face.

  4. Make sure you can breathe easily.

  5. If you have to continually adjust your mask, it doesn’t fit properly.

  6. If the mask no longer covers the nose and mouth, cannot stay on the face, has holes/tears, or is too stretched out, throw it away.

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It's that time again...every year each of our district schools releases surveys to our parents, our students, and our staff. We don't know if we are meeting the needs of your family if we don't hear from you. What are we getting right and what needs to change? Let us know by completing this brief survey. FYI- in years past, we typically only receive less than 20 surveys back (and we have about 400 students). Last year we broke a record with 47. I would love to get back over 100 this year.

Survey Link for Parents