Elementary Newsletter

September 18, 2020

From the Elementary Principal

We are off on another school year and it has started really well.

SCHOOL LUNCH PAYMENTS: 

All parents have access to lunch account information through the Family Access Program found on the District’s website.  If you need information on how to get on Family Access, contact the office.  The Principals will be sending letters to parents 3 - 4 times over the course of the year informing parents of a negative balance.  If that balance is not paid within the timeline sent in the letter, the Superintendent will forward the parents’ name and balance to a Collection Agency for payment.  Payment by credit card is available on the School District’s website.

VISITORS: 

In an effort to keep our school safe I would like to remind you on our procedures for school visitors.  At this point visitors are not being allowed beyond the office area.  If a student forgets something at home, and it needs to be brought to the school it can be taken to the office and we will deliver it for you.

~Dr. Luebke

Newsletter Going Digital

All the following newsletters will now be digital. You will be able to find it on our school website at www.now.k12.wi.us under the Elementary tab, under Elementary Newsletter. The current month’s newsletter will be on the website by the 8th of every month. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Elementary office.

If you need a hard copy due to not having access to the internet, please contact Alex Peterson, Gayle Luebke, or Nidia Alcantar in the Elementary Office.

Registration On Skyward

If you have not already, we need you to complete online registration for your student through Skyward. This needs to be done once a year for all students (new and returning). If you Cannot remember your username or password, contact the office to get your information. We have parents update information in case of emergencies, or if the nurse/school needs to contact you. For ease, here is the link for Skyward Family Access: https://view.now.k12.wi.us/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsEAplus/fwemnu01.w

Free and Reduced Lunch

Here at NOW Elementary all students are getting free lunch/breakfast until The end of December. Even though they are getting free lunch, we need all families to fill-out a Free and Reduced Lunch form. If you have not filled a form out yet, or received one, please contact the office and we will get one to you. We understand the confidentiality that goes along with this form and will not share your information with anyone. 

From the School Nurse

I’m happy to say the first couple of weeks have gone great! The students have been adapting well to the changes and guidelines.  Here are the new school year reminders:

  • Please remember to screen your children for any signs of illness before sending them to school each day. If you have any questions, feel free to call. I’m available from 7:30-3:30 each day. 
  • If you are leaving a message when calling in your children for an illness, please be specific and list all of the symptoms they are experiencing. If you have one child with COVID symptoms, please keep them all home. The guidelines from Monroe County Health Department recommend to send or keep all household members home if any are having symptoms until a diagnosis is given.
  • Any medication that must be administered at school has to have a doctor’s order each year and be kept in the nurse’s office. I will need new orders for inhalers and Epi-pens for those with asthma or severe allergies. Forms are available in my office, your doctor’s office, or can also be printed from the school website which is located at Health Services under the “For Parents” tab.
  • Head lice: our school has a no-nit policy. You should check your children periodically. Call or e-mail me if you have questions or concerns.
  • Students going into 6th grade need a Tdap booster. Parents of students in 4K and 5K should also be aware of additional vaccines that are due. Please make appointments to get this taken care of if you have not already done so.  You may sign a waiver if you choose not to have your child vaccinated. You must do one or the other to be compliant by the 30th day of school.
  • Please emphasize to your children the importance of good hand washing and keeping hands away from the face; especially the eyes, nose and mouth to help avoid sickness. Their masks can be a good reminder not to touch their face. 
  • The Lion’s Club will hopefully be bringing their SPOT camera to do vision screenings on elementary students in October. If you do not want your child to be a part of this screening, please let me know at cpeterson@now.k12.wi.us
  • Please keep me informed of any health changes that your child may have throughout the school year so we can do our best to help with any needs. 

Thank you for all you do to help keep our students healthy and safe! Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. 

Carmen Peterson, RN

School Picture Information

There will be no CLC After School Program for the first semester. We are looking into having a program for second semester.

Student Pick Up

If you are picking your child(ren) up after school, please try to let the office know by 2:10 so we have time to inform their teachers to look for you. The first group of students heads down the side walk at 2:15 p.m. This year we have students leaving from multiple doors, if teachers know you are picking up your child, they are more likely to look for you.

Please stand on the blacktop by the line of pine trees towards to playground area to pick your child(ren) up. This means please do not park in this area.

Emergency School Closings

Please listen to the following TV and Radio Stations if inclement weather comes our way.  School is usually delayed or cancelled no later than 6:45 a.m.

Television

WXOW TV 19                    WKBT TV 8

 

Radio

WCOW 97.1 FM               WIZM 93.3 FM

WVRQ 102 FM                  WBOG 94.5 FM