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Principal Anglin's October Newsletter

Principal Anglin's October Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start. I’d like to thank all our parents and staff who have made this possible. This year we have four sections of third grade. All other grades have three sections.

ILEARN: You should have received your child’s ILEARN results. If you did not, please contact our office. The DOE has yet to determine how to proceed with district and school  ILEARN results.

AirWays: Follow your child’s progress (grades 3-5) throughout the year. AirWays is a way for us to monitor student growth and their potential for doing well on ILEARN. Ask your child’s teacher how they are doing.

Transportation (Buses):  If your child is experiencing problems on the bus contact your child’s driver and discuss the problem with him/her. Most all problems can be resolved by working with your child’s bus driver. If you need further assistance concerning safety or drop off/pick up locations the transportation office (258-9565) can assist you.

Attendance: Regular school attendance is crucial to your child’s learning and achievement. Indiana schools are expected to maintain a 96% attendance rate in order to meet state and federal mandates. After ten unexcused absences parents may be referred to Child Protective Services for truancy. Please read carefully the section on attendance in your child’s planner, pgs. 19-20. Please be sure to verify your child’s absence (pg 20). Absences are unexcused if not verified. Thank you.

Lunch/Recess Times:  Lunch/Recess times are: Grades K/1: 10:45-11:40 a.m., Grades 2/3: 11:40-12:30 p.m. and Grades 4/5: 12:30-1:20 p.m. Lunch/Recess periods are a combined fifty minutes (Kindergarten is fifty-five) in length. If you plan to visit for lunch please contact your child’s teacher in advance to get the correct time for the lunch period. We enjoy visitors. Thank you.

Crossing Guard:  Students who walk or ride their bikes to school will find Mr. Wolf on duty from 8:15 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. in the morning and from 3:05 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the afternoon. All students are encouraged to cross Beech Road when Mr. Wolf is on duty.

AM Drop Off: Our back door, south end of the building, locks at 8:40 a.m. Students are tardy after 8:40 a.m. and will need to report to the front entrance to enter school. Please be respectful of others behind you in line when dropping off your child. Many of our parents have other morning stops too. Be safe!

Volunteer:  If you completed your volunteer background check before June 15, 2016, please complete and sub a new form to be eligible for future volunteer opportunities.  Volunteer information can be found at https://www.phmschools.org/volunteer-information.  We also have forms available in our office.

In accordance with the Indiana high ability law, we are required to have an identification process in place to identify students of high ability in the general intellectual and specific academic domains. We identify students who have high ability in language arts and/or math.

Every kindergartener, second and fifth grader who has not been previously identified in a subject area is considered for high ability identification.

Testing for the high ability identification process will begin in December.

Learn more about our identification procedures by visiting our high ability website at https://www.phmschools.org/saturday-enrichment-and-high-ability-programs.

New Staff Members: Teachers are: Michaella Schick-4th grade, Melissa Heim-Sp.Ed. and Danielle Schwalm-Speech. Support Staff are: Kayla Schenkel-Office Aide, Vickie Stickel-EA, Jennifer Ginter-Universal Sub, Tiffani Imes and Kaylin Thompson-Title One Aides.

I would again like to thank everyone for a smooth start to a new school year. Moran Elementary School is dedicated to serving its students and families. Please do not hesitate to call or stop by if we can be of service.            

Sincerely,

Frank Anglin, Ed.S.