Adelaide

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  • Angie EllenbeckerWelcome to October!

    We have had a terrific time this last month welcoming our scholars back to Adelaide! I am so proud of the hard work our teachers, paraeducators, office staff and specialists have put in to help our Eagles learn safety routines, recess and lunch procedures, and common area expectations. Our students are doing an excellent job demonstrating Safe, Caring and Accountable behaviors, and they are earning many Talon Tickets! We all know that this return to school has been very different than previous years, and I want to thank our families and students for being so positive and flexible. Every day I see children engaged in rigorous learning! I see them having great discussions with peers as they successfully navigate how to communicate through masks and social distancing. Children are so flexible and resilient; they are rising to these new expectations and routines and are doing well.

    I do have a few reminders and pieces of information as I reflect on September.

    1.  Drop off begins at 8:15 for breakfast eaters. If your scholar is eating at home they can be dropped off at 8:30 as classroom doors open at 8:35.

    2.  Thank you to our families in the parent pick up area for being flexible and patient. Our dismissal starts at 3:05 so you will actually end up waiting longer if you arrive too early. Please remember to join the line and pull as far forward as possible when you arrive and please DO NOT park your car in this line as we have a lot of families that pick up and it slows the process down. 

    3.  Please do not send your child to school if they are ill. With strict Covid guidelines we are required to send students home if they have any Covid symptoms. This includes: runny nose, fever, upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, sore throat, congestion, and loss of taste or smell. And while we know many of these symptoms can be related to things other than Covid, we still have to send students home. Our nurse will contact you to discuss the details if your child is sent to the health room or isolation room with symptoms.

    4.  That being said, we have had a couple of students “fake” symptoms so they can go home. Please discuss the importance of school attendance with your child, and honesty, and we will do the same on our end!

    Fall is such a beautiful time of year in the Pacific Northwest. I hope you get the opportunity to observe the leaves changing colors and enjoy a pumpkin spiced treat.  As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or feedback you have!

    In partnership,

    Angie Ellenbecker

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