Newsletter - January 2022
1120 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI
Phone: (920)424-0172 Fax: (920)424-7592
School Website and Infinite Campus Contact Information
Please check the Read Website frequently for important information, important dates, Read's Family Handbook and more.
Also, it is very important that all families have the most up to date contact information listed in Infinite Campus. With new visitor protocols, our school staff relies on this information to ensure you are receiving all the up to date school and classroom information. It is also very important that we can reach you quickly if your student is sick or there is an emergency.
COVID DATA AND SYMPTOMS
In an effort to still track return to school dates for students, we would like you to continue to notify your student's school when they have symptoms, have tested positive or have been a close contact/household contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID.
Please either Call or Email:
The school Office 920-424-0172 firstname.lastname@example.org
School Nurse 920-424-0172 ext. 2203 email@example.com
IMPORTANT INFORMATION & DATES
Early Release - Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
NO SCHOOL - Monday, January 17th, 202
If your child is going to be absent or late for school for any reason, please contact the office at 920-424-0172. If we are unable to speak to us directly, you may leave a message on the voice mail system to report the absence. Please be specific when calling your child in. If it is an illness we do need to know all the symptoms the child is having as well as the best number to reach you at if we have any further questions. Absences are considered "unexcused" if we do not hear from a parent/guardian by 9 am. Students who are absent from school more than 10 minutes of any part of the day without a proper excuse shall be recorded as unexcused. A student who is absent less than 10 minutes of a day shall be recorded as tardy. The time a student enters or leaves the building will be documented, and the system will calculate the absence accordingly and uniformly across the district. Please keep this in mind as you schedule appointments for your children. It is always best to schedule appointments during non-school hours. Students are expected to be in class from 7:45 to 2:45 daily.
Please refer to Section 4.1 of the District Handbook above in regards to entering the school building. Parents will not be allowed to enter the school building for any reason, unless pre-approved by the building principal or designee. Parents needing to pick up their child during school hours will need to call the office at 920-424-0172 and then wait by Door 1 for the student to come out the front door. Parents will not be allowed to enter the building to visit classrooms or the cafeteria without explicit permission from the building principal.
BRRRR...It's COLD outside!
With the weather being much cooler please make sure your child(ren) is dressed appropriately for school. Our district's guidelines are as follows:
- Below 50 degrees-coat required
- Between 50-60 degrees-Long sleeves needed
- 61 degrees and over -students choice (shorts are allowed)
- Boots, Snowpants and winter jackets are required to play on the snow.
- Also remember hats, gloves and scarves for extra warmth.
- Recesses will be outdoors unless the temperature is below 10 degrees or the wind chill is below zero.
Clothing Donations Needed
We are in need of clothing to be used within our building for students who have accidents or spill on their clothing. This is so the student can return to the learning environment much sooner than waiting for a parent to bring clothing for them to change into.
Items we are in need of:
Pants - sizes 4 through Junior small
Underwear (especially the smaller sizes)
EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAY'S
Please mark your calendars for the early dismissal dates this year.
School will dismiss at 12:30 and there are NO 4K classes on Early Release Days.
After School Programs
The school day ends at 2:45 and students must be picked up at that time. If you are unable to pick up your student at this time and they are not able to walk home, students must then be enrolled in one of the after care programs that are available. There is the YMCA after school program, which is held in house but run by the YMCA (We do have enrollment forms in the office). The other program is the Boys & Girls club. A bus will pick them up from school and transport them to the club. You can call either the YMCA at (920)236-3380 or the Boys & Girls Club at (920)233-1414 to inquire about either of these options.
On early release Wednesdays only, Algoma United Methodist Church next door to Read has an after school program from 12:30-2:45. If you are interested in learning more about this you can call our office at 920-424-0172 and let us know the name of the student you'd like us to send the form home with. or you can call the church at 920-231-2800.
The Media Center has been busy this month! First, please give a warm welcome to Ms. Bryden who is back in the media center. She will be helping your students with weekly book checkout. If you have books to recommend we add to our collection, please let us know. We love to hear what our families are reading! This month we received in a lot of new coding books to go along with the robots that Mrs. Glad is using with our students. The first graders (among others) have done some amazing coding projects already and these books will allow them to continue their passion for reading and coding.
I finished teaching lessons to classes on Media Balance and Well-Being this month. January’s Theme is: Privacy & Security, and I will be going back into classrooms to teach topics about keeping your information safe. I encourage you to set some family expectations at home for device-free moments by completing this worksheet (optional). Many of our lessons come from Common Sense Media. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can support your students with safe technology use, I suggest you check out their Blog. They have great information about helping students navigate online learning safely.
Finally, don’t forget to keep reading over winter! If you’re looking for virtual reading opportunities, remember that we have this guide to help you. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me via email!
Instructional Support Teacher: Media & Informational Literacy
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