The Falcon Flyer
Weekly News and Updates - Volume 2 Issue 13 - 11/19/21
From our family to yours, have a happy Thanksgiving. We look forward to seeing you and our students when we return on Monday, November 29th.
Safety Drills Recap
Shortly after the conclusion of the Secure Campus drill, we conducted a fire safety drill. We were able to match our full drill runtime of last month at seven minutes! All students were safely evacuated in five minutes! Awesome job Falcons!
Preventing November Break Brain Drain
Raz-Kids or Headsprout - This is the reading software purchased by the site to accelerate student literacy skills. Twenty minutes per day will do the trick to keep those skills moving forward. Your student has access through clever.com.
ST Math - This is our district-wide math software with the iconic penguin. Ten-fifteen minutes per day on this will help solidify the conceptual math foundational skills. Students also access ST Math through clever.com
If you want to stray away from screen-time, encourage your student to keep a daily journal of one thing that made them happy or one thing they're thankful for each day and why. They can even write a letter to themselves to read at the end of the year. What are their goals, fears, hopes, and what's their plan to achieve? A free-write about whatever's on their mind, a stream of consciousness, is also really fun to read as well.
Another idea to stay offline is to do your own science experiments! Check out this link for 55 great ideas: https://www.weareteachers.com/easy-science-experiments/
Keep those brains happy with knowledge and learning!
Report an Absence Online
Although we want students to be in school each day for class, we know that absences will happen. It is important that parents report their student's absence within 24 hours. Absences can be reported via our online form, phone or email. Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for your support.
FREE COVID TESTING SITE - 7 DAYS A WEEK
The site is open from 7:00AM - 7:00PM MONDAY through FRIDAY and 8:00AM - 5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday. No appointments necessary! Prior to testing, if your student isn't already registered to receive weekly testing on site, families will need to register for a Primary Health Portal account. https://my.primary.health/l/sdusd_testing.
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Highlights from the Week
Six Weeks at a Glance
1 - Instructional Leadership Team Meeting
8 - PLC's
15 - Professional Development
17 - Minimum Day Staff Development
20-31 - Winter Break
3 - School Resumes
5 - All-Staff Meeting
12 - Professional Development
17 - MLK Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
19 - PLC's
26 - School Site Council
*Dates subject to change due to shifts in the academic programming