10/26: bus #11 and #32 not running due to driver shortage. KCTC/KTC/KIH and ECSE will run as scheduled.

Alpine Elementary News
OCTOBER 16

Alpine Elementary News October 16

10/16/20


TITLE 1/GRANT FUNDED PARENT MEETING

We are holding our Title I/grant funded parent meeting virtually this year due to our current pandemic and gathering restrictions. We hope the information provided proves valuable. If there are any questions following, please feel free to reach out to our school’s office to ask! You can reach our office at 616-784-0884 or connect with the building principal, Jason Snyder, via email at jsnyder@khps.org. Please like the video or comment in the Facebook or YouTube comment section that you viewed it so that we can account for parents watching it. Thank you for your assistance with helping us to meet this state and federal requirement.
Link to Title I Parent Meeting video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x0A5GOItbY&t=17s

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Conferences are scheduled for:
Thursday, October 22 (4:00-7:30)
Friday, October 23 (12:30-2:30)
Tuesday, October 27 (4:00-7:30)

Reserve your time slot here: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Alpine_Elementary

ILLNESS-RELATED ABSENCES DURING PHASE 4

Please be sure to contact the office or our school nurse if your child is not feeling well so that we can be available to support you. We recognize that parents may be taking extra precaution by not sending their child to school if they exhibit various illness related symptoms. It is important that we record absence reasons to account for student attendance accurately and to follow up as needed.

SCREENING FOR FACE-TO-FACE STUDENTS

All students attending in person must be screened prior to school each day. Parents/Guardians will receive either a text message or email at 5:30am on each school day as a reminder to complete the very simple screener when your child awakes. The electronic screening tool can be completed until 8:30 a.m.

Unfortunately, we are unable to change the time of the screening period at this point; however, we are hopeful that we will be able to customize this in the near future. The tool is designed to quickly and accurately identify anybody who should not enter our buildings either because they are experiencing symptoms, or have been in contact with a known case of COVID-19. Please contact the school once the office opens if the screener instructs you to do so. It is imperative parents complete the screener for each of their students every school day prior to coming to school. The daily electronic screener does not need to be completed if your child is not coming to school that day. Thank you for your cooperation and support in completing this daily requirement.

FOODSERVICE FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS

Please remember that families who would like to take advantage of our free breakfast/lunch program, they may pick up food at our HS using the field house
entrance between 11-12. Please be sure to complete the survey recently distributed to those attending KHOLA.

VISITORS & VOLUNTEERS

Due to the current Executive Order as well as the safety/health of our students, visitors and volunteers may not enter the school at this time. For health purposes, we want to reduce the number of people in and out of the school building each day.

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL HEALTH SCREENER

As we continue and expand our efforts to address students' social and emotional needs, this fall the district will begin the use of a mental health/social/emotional screener. This activity is a strongly recommended component of the Governor's Return to School Roadmap. The collected information will help our building teams develop targeted social/emotional lessons as needed. Student-level responses will only be shared with staff and administrators who have an educational interest. The social/emotional health screener is compliant with HIPAA and FERPA, and will include instructions for students to speak to confidentiality and mandated reporting guidelines.

BIRTHDAY TREATS

For health reasons, we will not be permitting birthday treats or other items to be distributed to students at this time. Teachers will do their best to recognize students on their special day.

LUNCH & RECESS

Students will eat in their classroom if having cold lunch and hot lunch will be taken in the cafeteria.

FREE & REDUCED MEAL BENEFITS

Families must reapply every year for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits. Meal benefits from last year will expire on October 6, 2020. Families impacted by the pandemic are
encouraged to apply as you may be eligible for benefits. Please fill out your application as soon as possible to ensure your students benefits are ready for the upcoming school year. The online application can be found here:. https://lunchapp.com/ Paper applications are also available at each school site.

FACE COVERINGS

Masks are required to be worn throughout the school day. Our teachers will be working to instruct outside when possible in designated areas and will be finding ways to give children mask breaks with social distancing in place.

UPCOMING DATES

October 23 - 1/2 Day for Students
October 22, 23, 27 - Conferences
October 27 - Geskus Picture Retakes
October 30 - Halloween Celebration
November 20 - End of First Trimester
November 23 & 24 - No School
November 26 & 27 - Thanksgiving Break

EDUCATION INSPIRED BY EACH LEARNER
KEEPING
STUDENTS SAFE

Nothing is more precious than your children. Find out how we work to ensure students feel safe, valued, and that they belong.

Safety and Security Commitment to Anti-Bullying Creating Inclusive Environments Safety Drills
FOR YOUR
CONVENIENCE

Life is busy. At Kenowa Hills, we partner with families to make life easier.

TRANSPORTATION BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE
EDUCATION
REDEFINED

Our Personal Mastery educational experience has redefined education and has gained attention around the state and nation. Personal Mastery provides your child with personalized attention from teachers. Instead of teaching to a broad group of students without understanding of their individual strengths and weaknesses, Personal Mastery allows teachers to interact with students individually or in small groups to help them better address their weaknesses. In this way, we strive to help your child reach their full potential.

PERSONAL MASTERY SPECIAL EDUCATION ENGLISH LEARNERS TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
KNIGHT PRIDE
ATHLETICS

At the home of the Knights, athletic programs are a vital part of building character, drive, commitment, and teamwork for our student athletes.

UP-TO-DATE SPORTS INFO ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT YOUTH SPORTS Athletic Boosters
IT'S A WORK
OF ART

The arts build pride and community at Kenowa Hills. From our Marching Knights to musical performances at our Performing Arts Center, we believe the student experience really is a work of art.

FINE ART PROGRAMS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Join us in our effort to STRIVE FOR LESS THAN FIVE
Absences Every School Year