NEWS FROM THE EAGLE'S NEST
Well, we've come to the end of another year already! Where did the time go? It feels as though it was just last December. Sometimes the years go by so fast they're a blur. As you look back and reflect over the year, it is my hope that you have had many blessings to be thankful for. While we all may have experienced ups and downs, illness, loss and life struggles, let the positives of the year outweigh the negatives. Let's continue to count our blessings and hope for more in the coming new year.
Wishing everyone a wonderful winter break and may you enjoy family and friends as you celebrate the traditions of your family.
ANNUAL GIVING TREE FOR EXTON FAMILIES
The Giving Tree is up. If you would like an ornament, please come get one. There are not as many in years past. If taking an ornament, please remember to sign it out on the sheet. Please return the gift wrapped with the original ornament from the tree and return on or before 12/16/22. Be a blessing to a family in need.
HOLIDAY CHEER AND WISHING FOR A SNOW DAY
Congratulations to Mr. Klingler and the 4th & 5th grade chorus. They put on a great winter concert last week. Not only did they sing, they had great skits as well. It was a treat to see. Awesome job!
END OF FIRST TRIMESTER
Please be reminded that the trimester ended on November 30. Report cards will be available, on line, Wednesday, December 14. You will receive an auto dial letting know they can be accessed. You can access instructions on navigating the Parent Portal here.
EXTON TREE ORNAMENTS ON DISPLAY
If you happen to be making a stop at Longwood Gardens this holiday season, be sure to look for Exton's tree with handmade ornaments created by Exton students. Mrs. Teodecki and our students out did themselves again! They always make Exton proud.
EXPRESSIONS OF EQUITY
FROM NURSE RUPPERT
There may be times when your child is ill and you are unsure as to whether or not you should send them to school. Students who are sick are unable to learn and may inadvertently spread illnesses to other children. Please use the following guidelines to aid in making the right choice for your child and their classmates.
Keep your child home if…
-They have a fever of 100 degrees or higher. Students should stay home and remain home until they have been-free for 24 hours without any fever reducing medications.
- Your child has a stomach virus that includes vomiting and diarrhea. They should stay at home until they have had 24 hours without any vomiting or diarrhea. Also, if you child vomits in the morning prior school, please do not send them in that day.
-Respiratory illnesses must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If your child has a history of asthma, your Health Care Provider should advise you about treatment. Even children without asthma have difficulty focusing on learning when they have a persistent cough.
- Your student has a contagious disease such as an undiagnosed rash, mononucleosis, chickenpox, pink eye/conjunctivitis, lice, strap throat, etc. Students can return to school 24 hours after the start of treatment as long as they don’t continue to have a fever or GI symptoms.
- Use the District Symptom Checker to identify if your child has any COVID symptoms.
Additionally, please ensure that your child is dressing for the weather. Students have a 30-minute recess during the day that we always hope is outside. Please encourage and remind your child that they should wear their coat, hat and gloves to recess.
If you have any questions, please contact me, Mrs. Ruppert, at 484-266-1406 or JRuppert@wcasd.net.
IN CASE YOU MISSED THE WEATHER ALERT INFO IN DISTRICT NEWS
As we approach our winter weather season, the WCASD will soon share more information with families regarding our plans for responding to inclement weather.
Please look for additional details and FAQs regarding our 2022-23 winter weather plans from Superintendent Sokolowski next week.
We will continue to communicate any inclement weather impacts via email, call, text, our website and on social media. Click here to opt in for text messages.
REGISTRATION FOR 2023-2024 FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN IS OPEN
If you have a child or someone you know has a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, they need to be registered for kindergarten. Register online by clicking here https://registration.wcasd.net/. For more information about our program click here https://www.wcasd.net/Page/9516. Please contact Mrs. Spranger at 484-266-1402 after completing the on-line portion of the registration process. The registration will be completed after speaking with Mrs. Spranger.
FROM THE OFFICE
Visiting the school- All visitors must report to the main office. Please bring your license in to be scanned. The visitor badge MUST be worn while in the building.
ABSENCE EARLY DISMISSAL NOTIFICATION - Please use Pick Up Patrol to report an absence, late arrival or need for early dismissal. If you do not have Pick Up Patrol (highly encouraged) call the Safe Schools line - 484-266-1410 and leave a message when you know your child will be absent from school, late or an early dismissal. You can call the number anytime, 24 hours. Do not call 484-266-1400 or 1401 to report an absence.
CONTACTING STAFF - All staff email is first initial, last name (TAlston@wcasd.net). Please be aware that teachers are afforded twenty-four hours to respond to email or phone calls. In most instances, they will respond sooner. Staff is not required to respond before or beyond their work day.
ACTIVITY FEE - Just a reminder, if your student will be participating in Chorus, Band, Orchestra (Honors as well), and After School Sports, and you need to pay the $27 fee. It is a one time fee. Two reminders for non-payment will be sent prior to a student being dropped from the activity. Grades K-2 do not participate in these activities.
VACATION REQUESTS - When needing vacation time, email the vacation request form to Dr. Alston (TAlston@wcasd.net) and cc Kathy Nagorny (KNagorny@wcasd.net). The form can be found on the school website.
CLEARANCES - Clearances are good for five years from the date they were issued. Please make sure your clearances are current as they are required to chaperone field trips and to volunteer. This includes attending class parties.
PTO NEWS - Our PTO sends weekly reminders of upcoming events and fundraisers. Be sure to keep abreast of what's going on.
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