Ferson Creek eNews

January 29, 2021

From the Principal...Kristy McKnight

Ferson will once again be supporting Random Acts Matter by celebrating Kindness Week. Below are some of their suggestions for spreading kindness throughout the week of February 15th. Additionally, our Student Advisory Board is working to coordinate some kindness events for our community during that time as well. More information on specifics will be out soon!


Below you will also find a request from our yearbook coordinators asking for pictures. Please take a minute and share any photos you have of your children from this school year. They are working to create the very best yearbook and can use your support with images.


Apparently were are supposed to get some more snow this weekend. Hopefully that means some outdoor fun for your family!


Have a wonderful weekend,

Kristy

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Updated Calendar

In the Spring, elementary schools have typically had a half day for conferences. Because of our shortened school day and regular communication between parents and teachers, were are not holding this spring conference day. The district calendar, linked here, has been updated to reflect this change.


Thursday, March 25th, 2021 will now be a regular school day from 8:00 am-1:40 pm. Please reach out to your child's teacher at any point during the year if you have questions or concerns.


Friday, March 26th is still a School Improvement Day for all staff and a non-attendance day for D303 students.

Yearbook Photos

We still need Yearbook photos!! Students and families, though this year may look different than previous years, we still want to put together a great yearbook for your family and we need your help!! Please send us any photos you would like to be included. They could be of your child working on a school project, reading their favorite book, artwork, at home during remote school, having fun during an activity or practicing an instrument. Did they make a giant snowman over winter break and want to share it? Send it to us!


Our goal is to collect as many memories as we can for our 2020-2021 yearbook and remember we are still Better Together, even if we are not all under one roof. Additionally, if your children are remote and didn't get their picture taken for the yearbook, we would love to still include them! Please submit your own headshot to our yearbook coordinators.

Please email any photos or questions to Kristi Bruns and Ashley Holdsworth at aholdswo@gmail.com or via wetransfer.com using aholdswo@gmail.com.

*Remember to include the name of your student and grade level.

We appreciate your support!

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Kindergarten Registration

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 District 303 website 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


Please direct any friends or neighbors with incoming kindergarteners to the D303 website to get all necessary information.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day planning is already in the works! We will be having Valentine's celebrations for both in-person and remote learners. All valentines and party supplies need to be at Ferson no later than Tuesday, February 9th.

D303 Community Preschool

The District 303 Community Preschool Program will be conducting its annual registration lottery. Enrollment will be offered online from January 19 to February 2, 2021. Two informational meetings will be offered via Zoom for all interested community families who reside in District 303. The lottery enrollment link and informational meeting's registration link can be found on the District website on the Early Childhood page. Please note, in order to receive the Zoom links for the informational meetings, you must complete the registration form.


Click here for a flyer containing Preschool lottery 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.

Middle School Transfer Requests


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.


haga clic aquí para descargar el formulario de solicitud de transferencia para la escuela secundaria.

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UPCOMING DATES


  • Monday, February 15th - Presidents' day, No School
  • Thursday, February 25th - End of 2nd Trimester
  • Friday, February 26th - School Improvement Day, No School for Students
  • Friday, March 26th - School Improvement Day, No School for Students
  • Monday, March 29th - Friday, April 2nd - Spring Break
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