Important Information for the Month
Happy New Year! We can’t wait to spend 2019 with you and your children. Thank you to all who participated in our holiday giving initiative last couple months through our Food Drive and Toys for Tots. Your generosity is truly appreciated! We also enjoyed having our school-age students with us for winter break camp. Thank you to all who were able to join us!
Please take a moment to read through the news and reminders above and let myself or anyone else on our administrative team know if you have questions or concerns.
Kirstin Baker, Principal
Inclement Weather Reminders
We do not always follow the closure schedule of the local public schools because we don’t have to contend with the same transportation issues as public schools. Our goal is to be open as many days as possible to support our working parents. If we must close because our teachers cannot safely get to work, you will receive a notification via Links 2 Home as soon as the closure is announced. We also post notifications on our website and Facebook page.
Our parents are vital partners in helping us to maintain a safe and healthy environment for the students in our school. The most important thing you can do to assist us in creating a healthy environment is to keep your child home if they are ill. This reduces the spread of illness and allows your child to fully recuperate. Children may not attend school until they have been symptom free for 24 hours if they display any of the following:
• Fever over 100 degrees (taken axillary)
• Heavy nasal discharge
• Constant cough or indication of sore throat
• Unidentifiable skin rash
• Head lice
• Symptoms of a communicable disease
• Symptoms of pink eye/conjunctivitis
For more information please see our Parent Handbook or reach out to a member of our administrative team.
Our school does not follow the local elementary school schedule as we are open more days each year. For the 2018-2019 school year the days we are closed are:
August 23 and 24 (School Year Prep and Training for Staff)
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve (open with limited hours)
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
June 13 and 14 (Summer Camp Prep and Training for Staff)
You can access our school year calendar and list of events here for a printable version to use as a reference: 2018-2019 Year at a Glance 2018-2019 Academic Calendar
Links 2 Home
If you’re not currently receiving photos and daily reports for your child you can easily change this by downloading the Links 2 Home app on your phone. Just type ‘Links 2 Home’ in the search bar for the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. After downloading Links 2 Home you can register with the same email address that you used to enroll your child in our school. Please let us know if you have any questions!
Alma (Parent Portal)
All parents are automatically entered into our parent portal through Alma upon enrollment. If you have not received a link to set up your Alma account, please contact administration for assistance. The link to direct you to Alma is located on our website under “For Parents” and then “My Account.” Functions of the portal include payments, payment methods, account statements, contact information and authorization of individuals to pick up your child.
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In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about the reputation of schools. That is why we are reminding you that you can find us on Google+, Great Schools, Facebook, and other online directories. Thank you in advance for completing a review!