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This Week at West Elementary School September 13, 2021

Thank you

Thank you West Elementary students for your participation in the United Way Hat Day on Friday, September 10. We raised $356.00 for the United Way of Cullman County.

2nd Grade Ice Cream will be Friday, September 17

Fall Picture Day is Friday, September 24, 2021

Covid-19 Procedures - Updated as of September 7, 2021

Beginning September 7, 2021, if your child is a close contact to a Covid positive person, he or she will be excluded from school or school-related activities for ten (10) calendar days. A close contact is a person within three (3) feet for longer than fifteen (15) minutes during the day. We will use seating charts to determine close contact. The following exceptions will apply: 1) the student was wearing a properly fitted mask and has no symptoms; 2) the student has tested positive for Covid in the last ninety (90) days and has no symptoms; 3) the student is fully vaccinated for Covid and has no symptoms. Notification of your child being a close contact will come from the school administration. Absences are excused. Students will receive their Chromebook and have their school work provided on the Schoology platform.

PTA Spirit Wear Online Shop

The West Elementary PTA has an online Spirit Wear Shop that is up and running year-round. Our PTA will receive 10% from all purchases from this website. The link to the website is below.

http://click.email.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/?qs=e45734c9182196ed0b9ebb9dcb0656d5d39891b9bb7dc7de4db139bc36734798f613a5d4d228ec2f6b3ccad052aba64e98009be2a62e5dc4

Flu Vaccine Clinic at West Elementary School

Parents, your may choose to have your child receive the flu vaccine at West Elementary School on Tuesday, September 28 from 8:00 - 9:00 AM. The group administering the vaccine is Health Heroes, and they contract with the Alabama State Department of Education. A consent form will be sent home on Monday, September 20. If you would like for your child to receive the flu vaccine, please return the consent form to your child's homeroom teacher.

Attendance Changes

Parents, we have changed the number of parent notes that can be used during the school year. Parents may excuse for any reason four absence occurrences (full day absence, check-ins, check-outs) per semester. After a parent uses the fourth note for the semester, an excused absence must be provided by the parent (Ex. doctor's note, legal excuse).

Lunchroom Information

Breakfast and lunch are free for the 2021-22 school year. There are three options for the free lunch: The first option is meat, vegetable, fruit, and milk; the second option is a deli-type sandwich with baked chips, fruit, and milk; the third option is a salad. Any of these choices would be considered free. This year, our lunchroom is going to sell "A la carte" items, such as chips, flavored water, and ice cream. A la carte items must be paid for. We have allowed students to pay for these items out of their lunch accounts. Parents can add to their child's lunch account at myschoolbucks.com. You can see what your child has purchased through this website. Also, 2nd-grade students will be allowed to purchase ice cream every other Friday. We are alternating grade levels in the lunchroom to begin the school year. Some days your child will eat in the lunchroom, and some days your child will eat in their classroom or outside. When your child eats in the lunchroom, they may purchase a la carte items.

September 2021 Breakfast and Lunch Menus

The September 2021 breakfast and lunch menus can be viewed at the website below. Also, you can see the calorie and allergen information for the items on the menu.

https://schools.mealviewer.com/school/westelementaryschool

West Elementary School Mission and Vision Statements

Email: Dr. Jay Page - jpage@cullmancats.net

Phone: (256) 734-4271

Follow Dr. Page on Twitter at @PrincipalPage and on Instagram at @pagejay002. Dr. Page will provide updates on our learning and events that occur at West Elementary School.

Credits:

Created with an image by Romolo Tavani - "Apple On Stack Of Books With Pencils And Blank Chalkboard - Back To School "