September 4, 2020
Popsicle Pop-in Parade (Ice Cream Social with an update!)
Confidential Resource Checklist
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Nominate a Staff Member for the Park Hill STAR Award
That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a Pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee. Anyone can nominate an employee for this award by using the form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.
Use this link to nominate an awesome Tiffany Ridge staff member as a Park Hill Star!
September Curriculum Connections
Check out the linked Curriculum Connections below to see what our Timberwolves will be working on in each subject area during the month of September! We want to share the learning topics at all of the grade levels so that you are familiar with what topics and content are taught this month! Your child's teacher is always happy to provide more details should you have questions!
Repeated News and Updates
We are taking every precaution we can to try to keep our students and our staff safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the special edition of the Timberwolf Times that was sent to the community on August 17th.
Daily Arrival Procedures:
Daily Dismissal Procedures:
Your child's teacher will reach out to confirm your child's daily dismissal plan. Please communicate any changes to this plan, as they arise, throughout the school year to ensure that your child gets home safely each day.
BUS RIDERS: Bus riders are dismissed through the west doors (by the cafe) each afternoon. Classroom teachers walk students to the buses and help them find the appropriate bus. During the first few days, this process can take a bit longer than normal as staff members double check that all students are on the correct bus. Then, the bus can get further delayed as the drivers take time to make sure students safely get off at the right stop.
Lana Dudzinski, Park Hill's Transportation Coordinator, will be sending a notification to parents via School Messenger on Monday, August 31st notifying them that bus information (bus #, bus stop location, pick-up and drop-off times) will available through your Parent Portal beginning on Tuesday, September 1st. Watch for that communication if your child will be a bus rider this year.
ADVENTURE CLUB: Students who participate in the after-school care program, Adventure Club, will be dismissed directly to their assigned classroom each day. Adventure Club staff checks in each student and cross-checks with our front office to ensure that all students who are enrolled in Adventure Club are accounted for at dismissal.
CAR RIDERS: We will provide each student with a car rider sign. Having this car rider sign on display in your vehicle allows parents or family members to remain in the car in the car rider lane during evening dismissal instead of entering the building with your photo ID and signing out the student. Please see the detailed car rider plan below.
While the car rider line can be slow the first few days, once students and families learn the routine, it will speed up considerably. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding that our main focus in on all students getting into cars safely. Parents can help by staying in your vehicle and allowing staff members to assist students into cars and teaching your child how to buckle their own seat belt.
WALKERS: Walkers will be dismissed through the front doors and the playground doors and can meet their families near the playground entrance. Students who don't have a parent/guardian meeting them at school, will be accompanied across Old Tiffany Springs Road by a staff member who will make sure they cross safely.
Technology Use at Home
Here are some general guidelines and best practices for laptop use at home.
Thank you for your support. If you have any technology issues or questions, please contact the Help Desk Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 816-359-5000.
Students may bring their lunch from home or purchase a school lunch from the cafeteria. Breakfast and lunch are served daily. Breakfast starts at 8:45 am. Please refer to the monthly menu for specific meal selections. September menus will be available on the Park Hill School District Nutrition Services Website.
2020-2021 Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
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Health Room - Medication
Reminder from the health room: All students need to be up to date on immunizations BEFORE starting school on September 8th. Documentation of immunizations or scheduled appointment must be turned into the health room regardless if the student has elected to do online learning. No exceptions will be made. Please call the health room with any questions or concerns at (816)359-4404.
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Tiffany Ridge Elementary
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Dr. Desiree Rios-Principal
Megan Pudenz-Assistant Principal