Tiger Family Newsletter 9/28-10/4

All the important deets to stay in the know!

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May It Be of Benefit

Hello Families,

This week my message is all about celebration. I'm just so excited/happy/thrilled about and proud of how everyone has cooperated to make this week happen. Parents, you have been flexible about the minimum day schedule, the changes in pick-up procedures and locations, the traffic, the mask-wearing, and not coming onto campus unless it's absolutely necessary. That's a lot to roll with. I appreciate that our SM families understand that our staff is working with rules and guidelines that we have no control over.

I have been given feedback from some of you about how to improve some of our new practices, and I really appreciate that. Sometimes you have a perspective that we haven't thought of and whenever possible I will work to make this school work for you and your children. That, to me, is what neighborhood public schools are all about.

We also have to give it up to our staff who have had to change many practices. There are many things about the way we are required to do school right now that don't feel comfortable to them. We know it's not best practice to spread students out, to keep them in classroom groups, or to decrease instructional minutes (per the governor's decision). It's all worth it, though, to have students on campus. Please see the sections below for some reminders and updates, and again, thank you for your positivity.

With gratitude,

Mrs. Gold

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School Picture Day is October 14th

All students will be photographed regardless of whether they order pictures.

Distance Learning students can come during a window of time (yet to be determined) and drive up to the gym, get out of your car, and get your picture taken, then head back home (parents accompany students, of course). More details to come as we get closer.

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Morning Drop Off

Please remember that part of our district's reopening plan is to limit non-personnel adults on campus.

That means that starting Monday unless your Kindergartener or new-to-Shasta-Meadows student is having a hard time going to class, we are expecting you to say your goodbyes in the car, at the sidewalk, or outside of the gate.

Thanks again, everyone, for being so diligent about wearing your masks.

Help Us All Stay Healthy

We are counting on you to screen your child/children each morning before sending them to school. If a student presents with any of these symptoms, please keep them home and call the school to report that they are staying home:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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Easton's Rockin' the Look

Thanks for modeling both mask-wearing and Tiger Pride, Easton.

Thank you to everyone for doing such a great job remembering your masks as you leave your car each morning. I'm seeing nearly 100% compliance with masks as you come to and leave campus each day!!!

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Mrs. Mix's Newsletter for Families

Very funny, Mrs. Mix...Read our counselor's newsletter to find out how laughter and humor help us cope and heal.

If Your Child is on DL

in 4th or 5th grade, you can check the link by the teacher's name below to access their schedule and know when their live meeting(s) are and what to expect for the day.