PRINCIPAL NEWS AND NOTES

MAY-JUNE 2020

SCHOOL'S ALMOST OUT!!!!!

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CHECKING IN

I'm sure everyone is on the countdown to June 5th, our last student day. It is so bittersweet that we are having to end the school year the way we are. I surely will miss those last day hugs and waving at buses and shouting, "See you in August". My hope is that August comes and we get to greet students coming off of buses.

Although the last few months have been trying and different, to say the least. Remote learning could never take the place of live, classroom instruction, we all know that. But, teachers worked harder than ever to plan and provide lessons for students. They went above and beyond what was to be minimal instruction. They kept connections with and for students. KUDOS! Students persevered and pushed through assignments and glitches with technology. KUDOS! Parents managed to assist their students while working from home, parenting and navigating Zoom, Schoology, See Saw, Flipgrid, etc. KUDOS! Thank you, to everyone, for making this new schooling work. When we started, we were determined that Everything's Going To Be Alright.

Well, it turned out that it was!

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER, EVERYONE

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL BACK AT EXTON!

FINGERS CROSSED

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REPORT CARDS

As you know, grades were not being given at the elementary level during remote learning. K-2 students have not been assessed on the standards listed on the report card. Therefore, report cards will have an * for trimester three. Grades 3-5 report cards will have P for pass. There will also be a statement regarding COVID-19.

2020-2021 STAFFING & CLASS ASSIGNMENTS

STAFFING - I forgot to add in the last newsletter that Ms. Mileeta Baxter will return from leave and will be rejoining the Kindergarten team. Cassie Brower will move from Kindergarten to first grade as there will be five sections due to student numbers.


CLASS ASSIGNMENTS - Teachers are finishing groupings for next year's classes. This does not include teacher assignment. At the request of Dr. Scanlon, we have made sure that students are grouped or paired with others being redistricted to the same school (East Goshen or Fernhill). These groupings/pairings will be shared with those schools so students can transition together & placed in classes together in '21-'22. As a reminder, we do not take requests for specific teachers. I would ask that you trust the process.

MOVING UP DAY

Every year, our grade levels schedule times for classes to visit the next year's grade level classes to meet the teachers and hear from the students abut what it's like to be in that grade. Being that we're not in school, teachers have been doing the Moving Up visits, virtually, this week. We still wanted students to meet next year's teachers & the visits have been great! Once again, Exton teachers are rocking it for our students!

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Do you need to register your child for school? Please do so sooner than later.

Parents complete registration online https://www.wcasd.net/Page/12419.

Parents can upload documents by scanning them or taking a picture of document and uploading to the registration portal. If parents are unable to do that, parents should email the documents to Terry Spranger (TSpranger@wcasd.net). She can upload the documents in the system if parents are unable to upload them directly online. After completion of information and uploads on the district web site, please email Mrs. Spranger to complete your registration virtually.

When school resumes, parents will need to provide the hard copy documentation.

MOVING? WE NEED TO KNOW

If you will be moving and not returning to Exton, please email Mrs. Spranger (TSpranger@wcasd.net) and me as soon as possible. Any moves will impact our enrollment numbers. We need to know for class assignments also. If you have plans to move but remaining in our attendance area, please email and let us know as well. You will need to provide proof or residency.

PICK UP SCHOOL SUPPLIES

REMINDER - Pick up for grades 4 & 5 is this Thursday.

  • Pick up will be in the bus loop.
  • Parents are asked to place their child/ren name in the front window.
  • Student bag of belongings will be placed in the car, passenger rear door or trunk
  • Parents will not/may not exit their vehicle.
  • THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL DAY(TBD) SCHEDULED FOR ITEMS NOT PICKED UP LAST WEEK OF THIS THURSDAY. IF YOU DID NOT PICK UP LAST WEEK, YOU CANNOT PICK UP THIS WEEK.
  • Any items not picked up on the last scheduled day (TBD) will be discarded.

JOIN US FOR AN INFORMATIONAL SESSION

Thanks to Dr. Starling, Drs. Erin Roemer and Bridget Hirsch of the Anxiety and OCD Center will host an informational session for parents on helping children deal with anxiety in times of COVID-19.

WHEN - JUNE 2ND

TIME - 3-3:30pm (based on their availability)

WHERE - ZOOM, invite forthcoming.

Hoping many of you can join us.

MOVING ON

Congratulations and best wishes to our fifth graders as they leave the Eagle's Nest to move on to their next educational journey, middle school. We'll miss you!!!!
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