October Elementary News

Happy Fall -

It is hard to believe that we have already blazed our way through August and September and
October is just around the corner. We have a couple of major changes and events coming up in
October that all our elementary parents need to be made aware of.

October 2nd: First Friday of the month school. Buses leave between 1:45-2:00.
October 15th & 16th: NO SCHOOL -- MEA DAYS

October 29th: October 29th is the last day of 1st quarter (for the junior high and high school).
Elementary students are on trimesters. You will not see your first elementary report card until
the week of November 23rd (The trimester ends on November 19th). With the first quarter
coming to a close elementary guardians will be allowed to make changes to their elementary
student’s educational plan starting November 2nd. If you would like to switch your DISTANT
LEARNER (online learner) to an AT SCHOOL LEARNER you may do so after October
29th.
Please notify your child’s teacher or the school office as soon as possible if you choose to switch your child’s academic path.

November 2nd: 1st Day that distant learners can join their class at school.

November 5th: Last day that elementary guardians can make changes to their child’s
educational pathway plan. (Switch from online to in-school instruction).

October 31st Halloween (which is really a Saturday)! Unfortunately, the elementary school
will not be having any major Halloween celebrations this year. Due to COVID the elementary
school parade and big school/community celebration is canceled. This includes “Trunk OrTreat”.
If classroom teachers choose to do small celebrations within their classroom during that week, they may do so. However, we are going to limit parent participation in order to keep
outside contact to a minimum. (I know...this is a major bummer!). Your student’s teacher will
contact you with their individual plans towards the end of the month.

Map Testing: K-6 grades have been busy taking their MAPs test. For those students that are
attending in-school instruction they have been able to complete the tests at school. For distant
learners this will look a bit different. Your classroom teacher will be in contact with you to set up
a day or time that your learner can come in safely to take the math and reading portion of the
MAP assessment. This data is vital in helping us improve our instruction! Your cooperation is
appreciated.

Have a safe, happy and healthy October!
- Principal Anne Tanner