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Weekly Message 9/18/22

Hello Parkwood Families,

I want to thank all of my Parkwood Panthers for another great week.  We will continue to learn our PRIDE expectations and exhibit them in our classrooms and hallways.  Here are some reminders for the week:

COVID Protocols and Information:

This year we will continue to follow protocols that will help us limit exposure and contact trace COVID-19 within our school buildings.  It is important to notify your child’s teacher when your student is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19.  If your child has a fever and is showing signs or symptoms that are COVID-19 related it is important to keep your child at home to ensure they receive rest and are symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.  If your child has symptoms, please get your child tested to ensure they are not positive for COVID-19.  If your child test positive, they will need to quarantine for five days and will need to mask when they return for an additional five days.  We will continue to test students at the school but at a limited capacity this year.  If you are interested in getting your child tested at the school, please fill out the COVID-19 testing Online Student Registration link.  Please refer to this slide for additional information about COVID-19 protocols.

Tardies and Attendance: 

Please have your student at school by the instructional bell at 7:45am.  All students that arrive after 7:45am, are tardy, and will need to report to the main lobby to give their name to the front office.  It is very important that students are in their classrooms and ready for instruction at the beginning of the day.  This sets the tone for the day and creates an environment for academic success. 

Title 1 Night: 

On September 22nd, we will host our Curriculum Night at Parkwood from 5:30pm to 7:15pm.  Please join us for food and fun with our amazing teachers and staff.  Our teachers will cover information about what your child will be learning this year and resources you can access to support your child’s learning at home.  The link to Curriculum Night is available here with all of the details for the event.  We hope to see you there!

Early Release Day: 

September 28th is an early release day.  Dismissal will begin at 12:15pm, so please follow the dismissal procedure as stated above.  All students will need to be picked up by 12:45pm.  All dismissal changes need to be made prior to 11am.  Early pick-up will end at 11:45am. 

Visitor Information:

We are extremely happy to welcome our families back into the building.  However, there are still guidelines we are expected to follow to ensure the safety and health of our staff, students and families.  Parents and guardians of students in first grade and above will not be permitted to walk students to class or visit classrooms.  This does not include parent/teacher conferences, parent meetings, or in-person school hosted events.  This is to reduce traffic within the school building at a very busy time in the morning and limit interactions and exposures for all of our school community.  All visitors must adhere to current masking policies, at this time mask are recommended but are not required.

There are many ways to stay connected to our community.  Please follow Parkwood Elementary on our Facebook page and website.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions or need assistance!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and as always Parkwood Panthers…Show PRIDE!