Principal: Mrs. Wendy Tindall
Welcome to the new year.
I hope you had a restful winter break filled with family, friends, and fun. It is now time to get back to the routines of school. We got through December with very mild weather, but be mindful of preparing your child for the cold that January is sure to bring. We go outside for recess and expect students to wear what they bring. If your child is in need of outerwear, please talk to your child’s teacher. Students may play in snow if they wear boots, snow pants, a coat, hat and gloves. We are thankful for many donations to our giving closet, so if you are in need, please ask.
On Monday, January 7th we begin with a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support(PBIS) Refresh Assembly. We will revisit our Somers PBIS matrix of expectations. Please discuss what safe, kind, respectful, and responsible behaviors look like, sound like, and feel like with your child. The bus remains our most critical area of concern and I ask you to wait at the bus stop with and for your student. When we are consistent with expectations and follow through, students hold true to those behavior commitments.
Semester 1 ends on January 24th. There is no school on January 25th. Quarter 2 progress reports will come home the beginning of February. A conference request time form will come home January 31st. We ask you to return the conference request time form by February 5th when we will schedule. Conferences are February 27, 28, and March 1st, but if you need to meet with your child’s teacher before hand, please reach out. There is no school on March 1st due to conferences.
Please be aware of KUSD’s sick day guidelines found at: https://www.kusd.edu/search/node/sick%20day%20guidelines. Essentially a child needs to be free of fever and diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. I also want to make you aware of head lice procedures to stop the spread of head lice. You can find information at: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/schools.html
Check the school closing guidelines and sign up for text alerts at: https://www.kusd.edu/district/school-closing-procedures. Follow KUSD and Somers on Facebook and Twitter for up to date information as well.
The Somers School Community (SSC) holds its monthly meeting on January 15th from 6:00-7:00 in the Library Media Center. Please join us.
I would like to applaud every student who studied and participated in either their classroom spelling bee or the school spelling bee. We wish Nora Schneider the best as she represents Somers in the District Spelling Bee on January 22nd. We wish our fifth graders well as they participate in the Somers Geography Bee on January 29th.
Be sure you check out our weekly Eagle Report for school information and fun tidbits of information. Our students write, direct, and film the entire production independently. We surely are proud of their talents.
If your child attends based on a parent initiated transfer, you must fill out the yearly request. You can find the document at https://www.kusd.edu/parent-initiated-school-transfer-request-form. The window for requesting a transfer is January 1-21 2019.
Incoming 6th Grade Orientation for all middle schools is on Thursday, January 10th from 5:00-6:00 (This is a changed time from what was communicated in a letter from the District.) at each middle school including Lance, Bullen, Washington, Mahone, and Lincoln. This is for all 5th grade students and parents to attend the middle school that the student will attend next school year as a 6th grade students. At this meeting, you will learn about the school. HOW EXCITING!
Thank you for your connections and involvement to your child’s learning. As always, please reach out with concerns, compliments, or cares.
Principal Somers Elementary