Eagle's Nest Week of 10-7-20

Week of 10-7-20

 

School Wide News and Announcements

Campus Entry - Health Code


Oct. 8

Starting on Monday, Oct. 12, the newly implemented policy of showing the Health Code instead of scanning the QR code for entry onto campus will take effect. This policy applies for all staff, parents, and visitors. Please make sure you have the Health Code and be ready to use it on Monday. Temperature checks will still be in place.

COVID-19 Temperature Logs


Oct. 7

Please remember to complete your child’s daily COVID-19 quarantine log at covid19.ldiglobal.org. For Monday - Friday temperature logs, we will only need you to enter the morning and afternoon temperatures through the PowerSchool application.

Principals' Coffee


Sept. 26

We are happy to announce our first Principal’s Coffee event on October 28th. The original date of the Principal’s Coffee on October 7th has been moved to October 28th.

We invite parents to come, learn more about our school, and meet the principals. We are looking forward to seeing you there! More information will be provided in the coming weeks.

Divisional News

ECC

Weekly Assembly


Oct. 9

For the past four weeks, we have been learning about safety in our weekly assemblies. The topics so far have included:

● Fire safety
● What to do if you get lost
● The Ask First principle
● Safe Touches

Ask your child what they have been learning and see how much they remember!

After School


Updated Oct. 9

For safety reasons, we ask that ECC parents and students are not in the elementary playground area at 3:30 p.m. when the school buses depart. Please remain in the ECC or the main lobby if you need to stay after school.

MAP Testing


Updated Oct. 9

Kindergarten students will take the MAP Growth assessment on October 12th - 23rd. The actual date of testing will be communicated by the classroom teacher.

MAP Growth tests are used to determine student instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in reading and math. We are excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/

Morning Drop-Off


Sept. 30

In order to ensure that each class is off to a great start every morning, we ask that you drop your child off at 7:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Teachers will be available to assist your child from the car and buses to their classrooms. This is so that every student can quickly join the classroom activities. Thank you for your support.

Elementary

After School Clubs


Updated Oct. 9

Elementary After School Clubs will start the week of October 19th and end the week of November 23rd. Please note that the duration of the clubs for the fall season is 6 weeks and students may sign up for one club. More information about what club your child will be participating in will be sent home next week.

MAP Growth Test


Updated Oct. 9

Elementary students will take the MAP Growth assessment on October 12th - 23rd. The actual date of testing will be communicated by the classroom teacher.

MAP Growth tests are used to determine student instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in reading, language, and math. We are excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/

For students in 4th - 5th grade, please download the NWEA MAP Assessment app on your child’s iPad.

Mid-Quarter Reports


Updated Oct. 9

Mid-Quarter Reports were made available on October 7th. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Middle School

MAP Growth Test


Updated Oct. 9

Middle School students will take the MAP Growth assessment on October 12th - 23rd.

MAP Growth tests are used to determine student instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in reading, language, and math. We are excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/

For students in 6th grade, please download the NWEA MAP Assessment app on your child’s iPad.

Fall Fest Next Week!


Oct. 8

Next Thursday and Friday, October 15th and 16th, the middle school will be doing our annual fall activity. Students will be engaged in several team building and cooperative learning exercises to help them learn about themselves and one another. Students will come to school in their normal way and will be dismissed at 3:30 to go to athletics practice or to go home on both days.

Lunch Cards


Oct. 8

Please make sure that student lunch cards have a sufficient balance on them. The balance should not drop below zero.

Computer Bags and Computer Use


Oct. 8

Please help our students by reminding them the cost of laptop computers and their potential replacement if dropped or otherwise damaged due to improper carrying or use of the tools. Many students have been observed being careless and not gentle in how they carry or use their devices. To help expensive computers to remain in good repair for a long time, care must be taken.

Principal’s Coffee October 28th


Oct. 8

We look forward to seeing many parents at the first Principal’s Coffee of the year on October 28th.

MUN


Oct. 8

Middle school is planning to begin Model United Nations in the coming weeks. Parents are encouraged to talk with their children (grades 8 and 7) to apply for a place in the activity when announced. More information will be coming in the future.

Mid-Quarter Grades


Oct. 8

This week was the middle of the first quarter. Families are encouraged to review student grades (found on PowerSchool) and discuss student progress. All are encouraged to converse with teachers if there are questions about assignments or student learning.

Middle School Informational Meeting - For Parents New to the Middle School


Updated Sept. 30

Thank you 6th grade and new parents for joining the presentation last Tuesday. I trust it was informational. It was great seeing so many parents take time out of their busy schedules to join the presentation and I trust topics covered will be helpful for now and into the future.

Canvas Assignment Submission


Sept. 30

Some students are struggling with turning in assignments on Canvas. Often they have not pushed the blue “Submit Assignment” button found at the top, or bottom, of the assignment page. When there is a question about assignment submission, I encourage students to start by making sure they did submit their assignment by pushing this button.

Student reminder to check school email


Sept. 30

This is a reminder for all middle school students to check their email on a daily basis. Aside from face to face conversation, email is the most widely used communication tool used by teachers.

High School

Fall Fest Next Week!


Oct. 8

Next Thursday and Friday, October 15th and 16th, the high school will be doing our annual fall activity. Students will be engaged in several team building and cooperative learning exercises to help them learn about themselves and one another. Students will come to school in their normal way. Thursday students will stay at school late to share supper together. On Friday, students will be dismissed at 3:30 so the volleyball team can prepare for their competition on Saturday, October 17th.

Clubs


Oct. 8

Clubs are beginning in high school. Students wishing to start and lead a club were asked to submit their request to the Student Council by October 19th.

Model United Nations


Oct. 8

Many students are involved in Model United Nations this year. They continue to meet after school to prepare for their upcoming conference in November. The conference will be virtual, but TIS students are expected to be on campus for their part in the conference.

Mid-Quarter Grades


Oct. 8

This week was the middle of the first quarter. Families are encouraged to review student grades (found on PowerSchool) and discuss student progress. All are encouraged to converse with teachers if there are questions about assignments or student learning.

Principal’s Coffee October 28th


Oct. 8

We look forward to seeing many parents at the first Principal’s Coffee of the year on October 28th.

AP Test Registration


Updated Sept. 30

We have finalized the AP Test registration this week. The students will have an opportunity to confirm their registration next week when they return to school. No additions can be made at this time.

MAP Growth Test


Sept. 26

9th and 10th grade students will take the MAP Growth assessment on October 12th - 23rd.

MAP Growth tests are used to determine student instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in reading, language, and math. We are excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/

Lunch Cards


Sept. 22

Students use their lunch cards to purchase their school lunch or items from the school store, the HUB. Lost cards should be immediately reported and replaced so no one else uses the lost card. There is a 30RMB replacement fee for a lost or misplaced card. Students are told not to share their cards, to purchase their classmates treats or other items. Parents are encouraged to review their child’s PowerSchool lunch card balance to know what their child is purchasing.

College and Career

PSAT Administration


Oct. 8

All of the students in the eleventh grade (Class of 2022) will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14. Please make sure they get a good night's sleep and have a good breakfast. They should pack a snack for the break time.

Athletics

Health Code for Upcoming Tournament


Oct. 8

Parents, please have your son/daughters green health code ready to present when they attend their tournament on Saturday, Oct 17. High School volleyball will be traveling to IST, and middle school soccer will be traveling to Wellington. Temperature checks will also take place when they arrive. Students should have a mask and prepared to wear it when not playing. Due to current policies in place, only players and coaches are allowed entry onto the Wellington and IST campuses for the tournaments.

Middle School Soccer


Oct. 8

Parents and players, you should have received an email detailing a health record form to fill out. Wellington requires this form for players to enter campus for the October 17 tournament. Please complete the form and respond to Mr. Heimer via email.

WeChat


Oct. 8

Please make sure you have joined the coaches WeChat group for your team. They will use this to announce bus times and general information as teams travel for their tournaments.

October Tournament


Sept. 30

For the players who will be attending the away tournament in October, a wechat group was set-up for coach-parent communication. You would have received this in an email from the Athletic Director. Again, this was only sent to players and parents who are on Varsity team in High School, or the Middle School soccer teams.

Always make sure your contact information is up to date in PowerSchool. Athletics uses this information as contact information for parents. If something is not correct, please contact Admissions to up-date the information. Thank you.

Jerseys


Sept. 24

Over the next week players will receive their jersey for competition play. Please keep the jersey safe, as they will need to be returned at the end of the season. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Athletics office or your players coach

Health Office

Nurse Update


Oct. 9

Now is the period before indoor heating starts, and it is the most susceptible time to catch a cold. At this time, we need to pay attention to personal hygiene and keep warm to prevent infectious diseases.

Please help us to maintain a safe and healthy environment at school by not sending your child to school if they are:

  • ill
  • have a cough or runny nose that cannot be independently controlled inside a classroom
  • have a fever at or above 37.3˚C (99.1˚F)
  • have a rash related to illness (chickenpox, measles, roseola, etc.)
  • have vomited or had diarrhea (3 or more watery stools in a day) from sickness in the past 24 hours.

    Your child must be fever-free for 24 hours without any fever-reducing medication to return to school.

All staff and students who report a 37.3 or above fever will go to the fever clinic to complete a COVID-19 test. They will not be permitted on the school campus until they have been symptom-free for 24 hours and have a negative COVID-19 test.

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