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The Weston Weekly August 14, 2020

We have had another great week at Weston! Please make sure you login to School Dismissal Manager. You should have received an email last week from them. You will need to change your default for your student. Any transportation or attendance changes can be recorded through SDM. Have a wonderful weekend! Mrs. Welch

Attendance Clarification:

I would like to clear up some confusion on the attendance changes coming from the state. If your student is asked to stay home for 10 days by the Clinic, they will be coded in PowerSchool attendance as VIRT- COV -- Virtual Temporary due to COVID -19. This is the coding that the State of Indiana Dept. of Education has asked us to use. This coding does not mean that your student has been moved to our virtual program.

Please understand that only staff members see the attendance information. Also, it does not necessarily mean that your student has COVID-19, it just means that your student is absent due to a COVID-19 situation.

If your student is sent home for 10 days, your teacher will work with you so they can stay connected and working while they are gone.

If you have any questions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our main office at 317-462-1492.

Picture Day

Picture Day is September 4, 2020. Information is provided below in regards to Lifetouch pricing. **GC students enrolled in the virtual school will have their own picture day. More information to come from Mr. Davis.**

Cougar Cubs Preschool

Cougar Cubs Preschool

Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation’s preschool program, Cougar Cubs Preschool, has openings for the 2020-2021 school year at JB Stephens Elementary School. Children must be three years old in order to attend. We have openings available for: preschool only, extended care, and half-day. We accept CCDF vouchers for tuition.

Preschool Only (8AM-2PM)

G-C Staff Members: $100/week

Non-Staff Members: $125/week

Extended Care (7AM-4:30PM)

G-C Staff Members: $125/week

Non-Staff Members: $150/week

Half Day (Monday-Thursday, 7:20-10:20 AM or 11AM-2PM)

G-C Staff Members: $50/week

Non-Staff Members: $60/week

To apply, please visit this link: Preschool Application. For more information, please contact Alisha Savage at 317-462-4491, extension 41212, or asavage@gcsc.k12.in.us, or view our Preschool Handbook via the Cougar Cubs Preschool tab on the G-C school district website.

2020-2021 Return To School

Greenfield Central Re-Entry Plan ~ Please visit the GC website to read through our re-entry plan. This plan with answer many of your questions in regards to the teaching environment.

News From The Clinic

Masks: Please remember to wash your student's mask regularly. If they are in need of a temporary mask while theirs is in the wash, please let us know and we can provide them with one. We appreciate your cooperation.

School News

Visitors/Volunteers ~ Due to restrictions with CoVid 19, please contact the office to make an appointment. You can call 317-462-1492.

The Weston Way ~ At Weston Elementary School, our students follow our “Weston Way.” You can help by reinforcing these at home with your child! The daily expectations at Weston are simple:

1. Be Respectful

2. Be Responsible

3. Be Ready to Learn

Transportation

Arrival: Car riders, walkers, & breakfast students ~ 7:20 AM

Bus riders ~ 7:30 AM

Tardy Bell ~ 7:40 AM

Dismissal: All students ~ 2:00 PM

*Please note the change in location for our car and bus lines. Kindergarten reports to the west side of the building*

Ride 360 ~ New this year! You will now be able to see bus information via Ride 360 Just download the app and link your child to your account (you will need your student’s Student ID from Powerschool), then you will be able to see bus information. This can help with bus pick up in the morning and drop off times after school.

Social Work Corner ~ Mrs. Miller

The Greenfield community is very generous in providing resources for families in need. If you find yourself in need of clothing, shoes, community assistance, counseling resources, food support, or other, please contact me. My email address is temiller@gcsc.k12.in.us All requests will be kept confidential.

Bully prevention lessons will begin over the next two weeks in each classroom. Three presentations will be given in each classroom and will include the importance of treating others with respect, what bullying is, and what to do about it if it is seen or heard.

Each month at Weston Elementary, we highlight a different character trait. Students learn about the trait through morning announcements, activities, and role modeling throughout the building. As we talk about teamwork during August, we will also highlight associated characteristics involved, such as ways to be a good communicator, collaboration with others, a willingness to share new ideas, being open to feedback, and demonstrating initiative. Your child will internalize these characteristics when they are also reinforced at home. You might share a compliment such as “I liked how you looked at me while we were talking” OR “You really showed teamwork when we were working together to fix your bike”.

Milk Distribution:

Prairie Farms will be distributing free milk at the Hancock County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, 8/19 from 8:00 AM to 12:00

Clubs & Activities

GC JUICE Youth Boys' Basketball

We are having open GC JUICE youth basketball tryouts Sunday, September 13th and Tuesday, September 15th in the G-CHS Field house for any interested boy in grades 1-6. Please spread the word and check out our GC Hoops Twitter page at @CougarHoops2 for more information throughout the year! I will be coming to each elementary and intermediate school(s) to drop off flyers for interested families. *We are currently working on getting our GCYBB website updated with online registration forms.

The GC JUICE basketball feeder system will be the ONLY league offered by our boys basketball program- hopefully we can have multiple teams per grade level.

Calendar and Menus

School Lunch & Breakfast Fees ~

Breakfast & Lunch Menus ~ Please click below to access our menus.

EZ School Pay ~ Lunch Accounts - Greenfield-Central is once again using www.ezschoolpay.com to put lunch money in your child’s lunch account (there is a small fee and you will need your child’s student number found on Powerschool). Lunch money may also be submitted by check when you come to registration. Please be sure to keep your child’s lunch account in good standing. Additionally, our cafeteria computer system does not have the capabilities to put a “block” on student lunch accounts for purchasing extra lunch items. You will want to make sure your child is on the same page as you when it comes to spending lunch account money. FYI, you can also pay textbook rental fees and iPad insurance on ezschoolpay as well!

YMCA

YMCA ~ We will still offer YMCA after school care at Weston. Please visit the link below to register your student and read more information regarding the program.

Stay Connected With Weston

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