I enjoyed meeting everyone at Open House last Wednesday. I am very excited for school to start and I am looking forward to a great year!
Throughout our first week in 5th grade students will be sharing a talent that they have. A sheet went home explaining more about this at Open House.
Lastly, below is important information regarding the safety of your children. Please take the time and read through the information that is being shared with all Georgetown parents.
BACKGROUND CHECK: If you would like to attend a school event (field trip) or volunteer at school (classroom party), you must complete a background check. Please take time to complete this now so that we are not scrambling to get background checks the week of a field trip or class party. The link to this form is below.
The district has streamlined the process allowing parents to access the form online (laptop, tablet or smartphone).To access the form online, please visit the website link here.
BUS PASS: Parents must submit a BUS PASS to the transportation office by 10:00 am the morning of the transportation change. Parents will be notified by 1:00 pm if the change is approved or denied.
This policy applies to grades 1-5. Kindergarteners are NOT allowed to change busses. The Gr 1-5 Bus Pass can be found here.
CHANGES IN GOING HOME: We pride ourselves in making sure that all of the children are safe at school — constantly reviewing our procedures for security. We feel the same way about the process of sending your children home at the end of the day. We want to make sure that every single child goes home safely each day.
If there is a CHANGE in the plan for going home, you must contact the school before 2 pm on the day of the change. You may also send a note to school with your child. The school must hear from you by email, phone or a note before 2 pm on the day of the change. I do not always have a chance to check my e-mail before the end of the school day.
PLEASE avoid making changes mid-day. When the office is contacted, the classroom is interrupted by intercom to inform me of the change. This is a disruption in our learning environment. We understand that occasionally last minute changes do occur, however, when this becomes a pattern it is very disruptive to the classroom environment — and can cause anxiety with some children. Limited changes means consistency which also means we are less likely to make errors. We want your child to be safe and secure after school.
Thank you for understanding and please let me know if you have any questions.