Good Morning Families!
We have gotten a lot of interest in wanting to order Fleming Gear from students and families. So much that we have decided to open up the Fleming Shop one more time! Below is the link for the shop.
This is the last chance to order this school and we will be officially closing the shop on October 17th, so get your orders in while you can!
Please do not send students into school with any of the following symptoms: runny nose, sore throat, headache, fatigue, fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell. If students arrive at school with any one of these symptoms, they will be sent home. That being said, please do not send your child into school if they took medication for symptoms, as that means they are not well enough to be in school and likely need to be tested or see a doctor.
Here are the state guidelines that the school needs to follow regarding when a student can return to school after experiencing any of the symptoms
If you are questioning whether your child can come to school or not, please contact the school nurse or your child’s primary care provider, and keep your child home until you hear back from your school nurse or provider regarding next steps.
We are also currently having some work done with our boilers so it may be a bit cooler in the building over the next few school days. Sending students to school with a sweatshirt or long sleeves may help them feel comfortable.
Growth Mindset and Robots
Ms. Guntulis and Ms. Osborne's students have been learning about using their growth mindset in math. They are understanding how mistakes help their brains grow, to have confidence and believe in themselves. They have been using these new skills and ways of thinking while learning how to code our Dash Robots.
Whole School Read-Aloud.
We started this year by reading Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes as a whole school read-aloud. Every student was given a copy of this book and each class is reading it during these first weeks. This is a story written in verse about a boy who is figuring out who he wants to be. Every student will be creating self-portraits that will soon be on display as a book project to go along with this read-aloud. We will be adding things that we are thinking about in our heads to these self-portraits. We can't wait to share them with you!
The earliest a student should arrive at Fleming is 7:45.
1. All end of day changes to a students plan, needs to be called into the office no later than 2:30 so that we have time to follow up with the student/teacher.
2. We are asking families that need to pick their student up early, to be here no later than 2:30 to do so. Pick ups after this time, are rather difficult due to the traffic at that time, along with the buses arriving soon after for student pick up.
We understand that emergencies do arise and we can address those if they come up.
Thank you for understanding and your cooperation.
Ms. Aldrich from the office, will come to the front door with a clipboard for you to sign your child out. Students who are late, can ring the doorbell and come into the building once the door is unlocked and checkin in the main office and then will be sent them to their homerooms.
If you need to see the nurse for any reason, such as dropping off medication, please call the Health Office at 857-7789, she will arrange a time to meet you outside, in front of the building.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate the new norm for this school year. We can't wait for the time that it's ok for parents to come back in and volunteer at school, and connect in person!
Sara Jablonski has been selected as the new interim principal at Founders Memorial School, filling the vacated role through the end of the 2021-22 school year.
Nana Akua Goes to School is the winner of the 2021 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award.
The EWSD wants to acknowledge the recent event in the South Burlington School District and remind parents of what our District does to prepare for situations like this that may occur.