September 11, 2020
Thank you all for your patience as we figure out virtual learning together! Please use the links and papers sent out for technology help, as well as reaching out to your child's teacher.
Don't forget to wear your MASK to school!
Fall Yearbook Pictures Next Week!
Picture day for all PreK-1st and other students that are IN PERSON AT SCHOOL, will be next Friday, September 18.
Pictures are prepaid but a purchase is not required. These photos are for the yearbook. Please call with questions.
FREE MEALS for ALL KIDS!
The USDA is providing free meals to ALL Rockingham County students. The school meal programs are supported by guidance and reimbursement from USDA. This week, the USDA announced that schools can feed all children (under 18) without cost to the household. Both breakfast and lunch are available during non-holiday weeks for all in-school students at no cost (probably through December, 2020). Free meals are available for non-enrolled children and 100% virtual students from each of our school sites for parent pick up during the hours of 3-6 PM on Mondays and Thursdays. For Monday/Thursday parent pick-up for 100% virtual students and non-enrolled children, it is desired that parents complete the revised "Take-Home Meal Order" form below so that we have an idea how many of these to prepare. A completed form is requested but not required.
Attendance and Other Noteworthy Things
Student pickup is in the bus loop. Please do not pull into the bus loading area before 2:50 pm. Also, please come in the entrance next to the mailboxes and do not pass any cars. Stay in your vehicle and your child will be brought to you.
If your child will be absent from school (and coming in person), please call the school at 833-6916 or email email@example.com . Attendance for virtual and HLA learning will be done by their classroom teacher. Please communicate with your child's teacher if they will not be completing work as that is part of their attendance. Information for parents and virtual/HLA attendance will be forthcoming when it is school board approved.
Fourth Grade Adopts a Virginia Wildlife Center Animal!
Ms. Kelly Wilson's and Ms. Tori Smith's fourth grade classes are sponsoring a special animal named Clark (pictured below). Clark was rescued with his brother Lewis in April 2019 after their mother was hit and killed by a car. Despite spending his first two months at the Wildlife Center as a patient in very limited contact with humans, it became clear that both Lewis and Clark remained far too friendly to be released. In July 2019, the decision was made to include both opossums in the Center’s team of outreach ambassadors. Now, Clark can be found living in an outdoor enclosure with Lewis near the Center’s other education opossums; Clark is nearly identical to Lewis, except that Lewis has a small pattern of black markings near the base of his tail.
Clark is named after William Clark – a Virginia native and well-known member of the first American expedition to cross the western portion of the United States. Like those early explorers, opossums are nomadic and rarely stay in one den or nesting site for long.