Upcoming Dates for Alpine Events:
November 17th - Fundraiser Pickup - outside.
November 19 & 20 - Hearing and Vision Screening
November 20 - End of 1stTrimester
November 23 & 24 – NO School (Staff PD)
November 26-27 - Thanksgiving Break
December 4- Report Cards Sent Home
December 7 & 8 – Mobile Dentists
A Word from the Principal:
We are one week away from Thanksgiving break and I am sure many of you like me are looking forward to some time to relax, enjoy some good food and watch a little football! This time of year always provides everyone with time to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for. I am so grateful that we have been able to offer in person instruction during the pandemic for this long and we have many students thriving in our virtual environment. In addition, I cannot be more thankful for the wonderful staff here at Alpine who have demonstrated caring and perseverance and have gone above and beyond to meet the needs of our students. Last, I appreciate all our parents continued flexibility, support and grace as we navigate these interesting times and approach new challenges each week. We will not be sending out a school newsletter next week with no school the following. I wish everyone (an early) wonderful Thanksgiving break!
Your partner in education, Jason Snyder
Students of the Day
Selected this week for showing their Alpine BEST. Please join us in congratulating:
Victor Rayburn, 1st Grade
Destiny Hurt, 2nd Grade
Skigh Draw, 4th Grade
School Fundraiser Sale Update:
Our school fundraiser has ended and we are proud to announce that we raised almost $3,000.00 for our school! These funds will be used to support classroom instruction and student needs that arise. Thank you to all those who participated. Products will be delivered 11/17. More information will be coming out shortly for those who selected curbside pick up. If you have any questions you may contact our PTO via email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.SupportMyFundraiser.org. COVID Testing Notes:
We are only able to continue testing students within our buildings. If a family member would like to be tested they can be done at our school but for a fee of $165. Please follow these procedures regarding returning to school after receiving a covid test. If your student receives a positive OR negative covid-19 test, we need a copy of that doctor's note prior to your child returning to school.
Please send a copy of that note to our office via the following options:
Screenshot the doctor's note: fax or email it to us.
Email to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: (616) 784-1228
Please follow these procedures regarding returning to school after receiving a covid test. If your student receives a positive OR negative covid-19 test, we need a copy of that doctor's note prior to your child returning to school.
Expectations for Remote Learning when Quarantined:
If your child has to be quarantined, please know your child’s teacher will be connecting with them to provide learning expectations while home. Students will be provided reading, writing and math assignments each day with opportunities to engage with their teacher and/or class virtually at various points during their time at home. Teachers with the assistance of our office staff will gather various materials that parents may pick up as well to support learning at home (including an ipad or chromebook device).
Screener When In Quarantine:
If your child is quarantined you only need to complete the screener if they are experiencing symptoms.
VIRTUAL MUSIC CONCERT
Ms. Majchrzak has sent home virtual concert information. Classroom teachers will be sharing information pertaining to this as well. Please be sure to check your child’s backpack or connect with your child’s teacher for the details.
Meal Kits for Thanksgiving
Food and Nutrition Services is excited to share that our Meal Kit Pick Up program will be available to ALL students during Thanksgiving Break! Whether your student is enrolled in Face to Face Learning or Kenowa Hills Online Learning Academy, they are eligible for our meal kits during Thanksgiving break. If you are not familiar with our Meal Kit pick up program, please review the information below. Look for our email this Monday with the link to place your pre-order for Meal Kit pick up on Tuesday November 24th. Please submit your order by 12:00 PM on Friday November 20th to ensure you will receive your meal kits. Due to the large volume of weekly orders, we may not be able to accommodate late requests.
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