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Monday, August 16

Open House: Monday, August 16

Open House will be a Meet and Greet/Drop-Off Event, rather than our traditional night with formal presentations from our staff. This night will allow you to familiarize yourself with your child's classroom, drop off school supplies and meet your child's teacher. In order to prevent a large number of parents and students in the building and individual classrooms, our procedures will be as follows:


  • We ask that only one parent/guardian attend Open House with their child.
  • Only children who attend Surrarrer should accompany a parent/guardian, but it is not required that you bring your child with you.


We will provide 3 sessions for families to come in for our Meet and Greet. Please adhere to the time that is provided based on the first letter of your last name (for those who have children with different last names, please use the time slot that you would for the youngest child)


  • 5:00 - 5:30: A-I
  • 5:40 - 6:10: J-Q
  • 6:20 - 6:50: R-Z.


After 30 minutes, announcements will made to begin exiting the building so the next group can enter. Please assist us in making this a smooth process, as we want to promote a beneficial and safe night for everyone. Remember, this is not a time to hold a conference with your child's teacher. Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for September 30 and October 6.


Note: Teachers will be sending home pertinent information regarding classroom procedures/ expectations no later than Friday, August 20

Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten families will be receiving a letter in the mail regarding Kindergarten Orientation. However, here is some information that may be helpful while you wait for the letter to come:


The first official day of kindergarten will be Thursday, August 19, 2021.


An important orientation session for you and your child will be held at Surrarrer on August 18 at the following times:


Full Day Kindergarten 9:30-11:30 AM

PM Kindergarten 1:00-3:00 PM

Note: Attendance to one adult attending with your child.


Please bring your child’s school supplies to your orientation session.


You should have received an email from Linda Konopinski (after registering) containing directions on how to create and access your parent account in our online Powerschool Unified Classroom Parent Portal. If you need this information again, please contact Linda Konopinski at lkonopinski@scsmustangs.org or 440-846-4137. This will be important to set up to access important information.

Join PTA Today!

If you would like to join/rejoin the Surrarrer PTA for the 2021-2022 school year, please follow the link below to sign up and purchase. Prices are $6 for single membership/staff and $12 for family memberships. We are planning to have a fun year for students, families, and staff!


https://surrarrerpta.memberhub.com/store#

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL SIGNS - #MustangsFirstDay

We want to see pictures of students celebrating their first day of school! To help with your first day pictures, we have created printable signs for your students. Click HERE for signs for all of our grades and schools. No matter how you are documenting the memories of the first day of school, make sure you tag your posts with #MustangsFirstDay. Good luck to all of our students on this very special day of the school year!

Supply Lists

Supply lists can be viewed on Strongsville City Schools webpage at: www.strongnet.org under the Find it Fast tab and then clicking on the School Supply Lists link. Please make sure to pay attention to the heading on the supply list. It states the following: ★★ALL STUDENTS NEED: HEADPHONES (labeled in a Ziploc bag) & GYM SHOES★★★Label all supplies, lunch boxes, and outdoor clothing please.★

Encore Calendar: RWB Weeks

Below is a copy of the Red, White and Blue Encore Calendar. Each teacher has an assigned encore (Art, Music, PE) during a specific "color" week. Your child's teacher will share that with you. (EX: If I have PE on red weeks, I would want to dress appropriately (wear tennis shoes) on the days that are shaded red on the calendar.)

***This calendar is posted on our website.***

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Shared Food Guidelines

Birthday treats will be able to be distributed as long they meet the food guidelines as stated below. All food that is to be shared (birthday treat, classroom parties, etc.) must be store bought with a list of ingredients readily available. All shared food items must be checked at the office to ensure they meet the guidelines set forth. If store bought food is not accompanied by a list of ingredients, it will be sent home. Our office staff will not be trying to find ingredient lists via the internet.


If you would like to send in a non editable treat, here are some ideas: pencils, stickers, crazy straws, bubbles, glow bracelets/necklaces, etc.

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Chromebooks

Students in Grades 3-5 will be receiving Chromebooks that they will take home with them and bring back to school each day. Below are some specifics about Chromebooks in our building:


  • ALL students will have access to a chromebook, as we are 1-1 at our building.
  • Only 3rd-5th Grade students will be given a device to take home each day.
  • Third grade students and NEW fourth and fifth graders will receive a carrying case that should be used to protect the device when traveling to and from school.
  • Fourth and Fifth Grade students received a case last year. They were allowed to keep their cases, so they should continue to use that to protect their device. If your child no longer has their case, a new one can be provided at cost, or you can purchase your own at a retail store.

Breakfast/Lunch

As of April 22, 2021, the USDA announced that ALL students will be able to receive free breakfast and lunch through June 2022. We will continue to discourage the practice of sharing outside food during breakfast, lunch, or for classroom celebrations.


Elementary students wishing to receive breakfast and/or lunch at school MUST pre-register the day before no later than 10:00 p.m. Click Here for the pre-registration link. Breakfast and lunch count will not be taken at school.

Transportation

Transportation services will be provided to all students that live one (1) or more miles from their school and are not residing on a non-busing street.


Bus Stops/Pickup Time information can be accessed in families’ PowerSchool/Unified Classroom accounts beginning on August 2, 2021.


GPS Information for parents through the Here Comes the Bus app will be accessible on August 2,2021, as well. The app will be fully functional on the first day of school. You can CLICK HERE for enrollment instructions for the Here Comes the Bus app.


The health and safety of our students is our top priority and that is inclusive of their transport to and from school. To ensure their health and safety while waiting for the bus and riding the bus, and per CDC mandates, the following safety protocols will be implemented.


Bus Stops. Due to being outdoors, students are not required to wear facial coverings at their bus stop.


On The Bus. Unless a facial covering exemption is on file, per the CDC, all students and staff are required to wear facial coverings while riding District transportation.


Seating. There will be a maximum of two (2) students per seat with students in the same household seated together. All students will have assigned seating.

Arrival and Dismissal

Please take a moment to review our Arrival/Dismissal Procedures as these will be done, starting the first day of school.

2021-2022 District Operating Procedures


  • Masks will be required when riding the bus (per CDC), but optional when in the school building. For unvaccinated individuals, masks are strongly recommended.
  • Visitors are allowed as long as they have a designated purpose/appointment.
  • No visitors are permitted during lunch/recess.
  • Class parties will have a limit of 3 volunteers inclusive of the room parent and no additional children may attend.
  • For classroom assistance, only one volunteer will be permitted at a time. Volunteers working with students/in classrooms must be vaccinated and a Board approved volunteers.
  • Strive to maintain 3 feet social distance within classrooms and learning spaces.
  • Breakfast/Lunch will continue to be free. Breakfast will be grab/go and lunch will be eaten in the cafeteria.
  • Students will have assigned seats during lunch.
  • Students will stay on the right side of the hallway when walking to/from locations.
  • Book circulation will be done at pre-determined scheduled times by classroom.
  • Limit use of shared materials when possible.


The Superintendent may enact further restrictions, such as mandatory masking and increased social distancing by classroom, grade-level, or building based on COVID-related data and trends.


For additional information on the prevention strategies and COVID-related restrictions in our buildings, click on the link below.


PREVENTION STRATEGY DETAILS


SCHOOL BUILDING OPERATING PROCEDURES / RESTRICTIONS