Trumbauersville Times

10/14/2020

Back to School Night

Please mark your calendars for our Back to School Night which will be on Tuesday, October 27th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The event will be a live event but will be attended virtually. The agenda and the appropriate meeting links will come out next week.


In addition to our Back to School Night in late October, we will have another opportunity to connect families and the school in early-mid November with Teacher Conference Nights. Again, please make a note of that for now. We are still finalizing the dates for those nights and will share the final schedule next week.


The connection between the family at home and the family at school is such a critical part of the elementary experience. We look forward to our continued partnership with supporting our kiddos.


Best,


-Adam


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Adam Schmucker

Principal

Trumbauersville Elementary School

215.529.2550

When to keep your child home

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Beginning-of-Year Reading Assessments

Your child’s Beginning-of-Year DIBELS assessment report has been sent home. The report was sent home with your child if your child learns at school, or was sent home by mail if your child learns from home. Below is an example of the report.


The DIBELS assessments are conducted three times each year (at the beginning, middle, and end-of-year) to determine student progress in relation to basic early literacy skills. The assessments are comprised of several timed one-minute measures and assess skills such as phonemic awareness, decoding, word identification, fluency, and comprehension. There are different measures for each grade level, and the report you received details the specific assessment pieces your child completed. Additionally, on the back of the report, you will see activities that your child can do at home to help strengthen early literacy skills.


The information we gather from our students’ performance on the assessments helps to drive our classroom instruction and helps us in providing appropriate instructional supports for our students.


If you have any questions about your child’s DIBELS report, please reach out to Mrs. Smith at msmith@qcsd.org or Ms. Haegele at ehaegele@qcsd.org. If you have questions about your child’s classroom instruction, please reach out to your child’s teacher.


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Updated travel restrictions

Updated 10/15/2020


Here is the current full list of states which Pennsylvania leaders have identified as high risk due to a high rate of the virus:


1. Alabama

2. Alaska

3. Arkansas

4. Florida

5. Idaho

6. Illinois

7. Indiana

8. Iowa

9. Kansas

10. Kentucky

11. Minnesota

12. Mississippi

13. Missouri

14. Montana

15. Nebraska

16. Nevada

17. North Carolina

18. North Dakota

19. Oklahoma

20. South Carolina

21. South Dakota

22. Tennessee

23. Texas

24. Utah

25. Wisconsin

26. Wyoming



Pennsylvanians who have been to these 26 states recently should quarantine for a full 14 days upon

their return.

Free School Breakfast and Lunch! Breakfast starts at 8:30 AM

The United States Department of Agriculture has extended a nationwide waiver to allow the Quakertown Community School District to provide FREE meals to ALL students regardless of need through the end of the 2020-21 school year, or until available federal funding runs out. No qualification or identification is needed.

In QCSD, all students are eligible to receive FREE breakfast and FREE lunch beginning Wednesday, September 23.

Here’s more information about breakfast and lunch in QCSD:

Breakfast will be served in all school cafeterias starting 20 minutes before the first class. Social distancing will be in place in each location.

All Lunches will be cold service, with three selections daily: A sandwich or wrap, a salad with a protein and roll, or a Grape/Peanut Butter Uncrustable. An assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables along with milk will be available daily.

For Virtual Learners, bagged breakfasts and lunches will be available for pick-up Monday through Friday at Quakertown Community High School from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The food distribution location is the High School bus loop. On Wednesdays, this service is available to all Quakertown students.

The High School will have three Grab N Go locations where lunches will be available for students. The locations will be the Senior and Junior locker pods as well as the cafeteria. Service will be available starting at 12:45 p.m. For Upper Bucks County Technical School students, lunches will be available for pick-up in the cafeteria at 10:30 a.m.

Strayer Middle School will have three Grab N Go locations in place in the cafeteria for students to get their lunch before leaving for the day. Dismissal times will be staggered to help alleviate lines.

At the Sixth Grade Center, student lunches will be ordered in the morning, assembled by the cafeteria staff, and then delivered by aides to classrooms and distributed before dismissal.

All Elementary school students will have lunch in their classrooms. Students will need to order their lunches in homeroom. Lunches will be assembled by the cafeteria staff, with aides delivering to rooms at the scheduled lunch periods.

For questions, contact the Food Service Department at (215) 529-2018.

From the tech department-

Good morning!

As we move into the school year, our tech team remains eager to provide assistance to parents and students.

If your student is in the school building at all during the week, they can bring devices needing repair to the school's library.

If your student is full time virtual, and you have a technology issue which requires a device repair or swap in person, please complete the Sign Up Genius at the link below. We have appointment slots for Tuesdays through 10/20/20 between 1 and 3:30 pm. This will take place at the district office, 100 Commerce Dr, Quakertown, PA 18951, at the loading dock on the side of the building opposite of 663.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F49A5AA28AAFB6-tech

If you have a technology issue which could be handled virtually or over the phone (ie. login information, Clever badge, PowerSchool related questions, etc.), please call 267-371-1262 or fill out the form at the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwtwJtOav47RRy6NUr5lntltWRthKXGch1YTbT41JRhSIBJQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you!

QCSD Technology Team

From the Counseling Office

Hello Trumbauresville Families! Just a reminder that you can sign your child up using the following Google Survey if you would like for me to check-in with them either virtually or in person. You can also check out the virtual counseling office for additional resources for your family. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time with questions or concerns or for resources to support your student(s). Thank you!


Laura Gordon

School Counselor

lgordon@qcsd.org

215-529-2554

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