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School Updates

September 2022
 
9/26 Update
Action Required
  • We need Student Health Histories completed for each student.  If you have not done so already, please complete the Health History Form for your child
  • Please complete the Handbook acknowledgement form after reading through the handbook.  This must be completed for each student
General Reminders 
  • Handbook Highlight:
    • When the address or telephone number of a student has been changed, it is the responsibility of the parent to notify the school office immediately. Proof of residency at the new address may be required. Please email changes in address or Numbers to [email protected]responsiveedar.com
  • School Calendar
  • School Times
    • K-1 begins at 7:45a.m. and ends at 2:50 p.m.

    • 2-4 begins at 7:45a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

    • 5-6 begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m.

Car line Reminders
Morning Car line 
  • If you arrive after 7:40, you will be required to park and walk in.
  • It is important that when given the signal to get out of the car students do so then and not wait for the door to be opened.
  • Students should have all items ready when entering the unloading zone.
Afternoon Car line
  • Release times:
    • K & 1 dismisses at 2:45
    • 2nd-4th Grade dismisses at 3:00.
    • 5th & 6th Grade dismisses at 3:15.
  • If you arrive in the car line before your child's dismissal time you will be required to go around.
  • Students need to be picked up by 3:35pm 
  • All cars must turn right unless directed otherwise by staff members
Uniform Reminders
  • Founders uniform sweaters and fleeces can be worn in the classroom.  All other jackets/coats may be worn outside but not in the classrooms.
Breakfast/Lunch
To put food in your child's account by following the attached directions for OSP  www.osmsinc.com/find-my-school/ ( You can find your student's Student ID number on Parentsquare under My Student-Overview)
  • Breakfast will cost  $2.50 each day (those who qualify for reduced meals $.30 each day). 
  • Lunch will cost  $3.80 each day (those who qualify for reduced meals $.40 each day).  
To find out if your family qualifies for Free or reduced meals, visit: https://family.titank12.com/application/new?identifier=6798Z7  These must be completed each school year.

Upcoming Events:
Fall Picture Day- October 3rd
Fall pictures will be held on Monday October 3rd.  For fall pictures, student wear school uniforms.  The company will send proofs back that will be sent home, then the parents will have a link to purchase online on the proofs. No payment is required before proofs go out.

Spirit Night at Bentonville Panda Express
 
Family Service Opportunity- October 8
We have a few projects that need help completing around the campus.  If you and your family would like to come Saturday October 8 from 10am-12pm, we would love the help.
Areas we need help in:
  • Putting down rubber mulch around picnic areas
  • cleaning out garden beds
  • picking up trash
Fall Festival- Oct. 28
Sign up to host a trunk or help with games: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f49aaac2fa2fec43-fall1 
Items needed: Candy or other prizes These can be dropped off at the front office

Nurse's Notes
As we approach fall, we are already seeing positive flu and covid cases around our school, as well as Strep, allergies and other regular "back to school" viruses (stomach bug, fever viruses, etc).  Please teach your student the importance of coughing inside their elbow and not their hands.  Good hand hygiene is important to keep the spread of germs to a minimum.  See attachments below to help teach your lil' Spartan!
 
As always, help us keep our students healthy!  Do not bring your child to school if they have a fever (100 and above), have been vomiting or have had diarrhea within the last 24hrs.  Students must be free of fever, vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24hrs/1 full school day without any use of medications to relieve their symptoms.  
If you have not filled out our Health History form, please do so now by clicking the link below.  This will help me get to know your child and any needs they may/may not have.    https://forms.gle/J7GCKtjnctfU8EwXA.
If your child has any food allergies that do/do not require an epi-pen, history of asthma that do/do not require an inhaler, diabetes, seizures, ANY important medical history or anything that requires any medications, please let me know by emailing me at the above email address (even after you fill out the health history form).
If you do have a student that will need to take any medications while at school, a parent will need to bring in the medication and fill out and sign a Medication Authorization form.  
DO NOT GIVE YOUR STUDENT THE MEDICATION TO GIVE TO ME.  
 
We have Spartan students that are immunocompromised, in particular a medical condition called PANDAS.  Please contact me if your student has had strep or any illness, Your students identity will be kept private.  We will notify the parents of the student with PANDAS that there is a positive strep case in their class or surrounding classes, so they can take necessary precautions.  Please click this link to educate yourself in regards to PANDAS.   https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/pandas.
Always feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have in regards to your child's health.  I will do my best to reply to any emails I receive before 4pm.  If after 4pm, I may not be able to reply to them until the next school day.  
GO SPARTANS!!
~Nurse Brandi~[email protected]responsiveedar.com

Getting Involved
  • Volunteering on Campus
    • We love parent volunteers! There are many ways to get involved on campus whether it be weekly, monthly or only for special events. All volunteers must complete a background check before volunteering (volunteer applications will be sent out once the new application is out).

      If you would like to volunteer on campus, please complete the following.

      Volunteer interest form

  • Spartan Dads: Are you a Sparatan Dad that wants to get more involved in the school? Join us October 4th at 2pm or October 5th at 8am

  • Volunteer Application (All on campus volunteers must complete )
  • Driver Application (If you plan on driving for field trips this year, you will need to complete the Driver Application)
  • PTO  

Important Dates

October 3: Picture Day

October 12: Early Release/ Parent Teacher conferences (More information to come)

October 13-16: Fall Break - No School

October 24-28: Red Ribbon Week

  • Monday: Drug Free: Wear Red

  • Tuesday: Teams Tuesday: Wear your favorite team

  • Wednesday: Patriotic Day: Wear Red, White and Blue

  • Thursday: Peace out to Drugs: Wear Tie-dye

  • Friday: Spartan Pride: Wear Blue and Gold 

October 28: Fall Festival (More information to come)

October 31: Classical Day (More information to come)