Please see the attached information.
Please see the attached information.
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Shelton Intermediate School
Tuesday March 8th at 6:30 p.m.
VITAHLS March Newsletter
Superintendent’s Pay-to-Participate Public Statement - September 4, 2018
The Shelton Board of Education, due to a pattern of under-funding, leaving our students to learn and grow in one of the lowest funded districts in CT, continually needs to make due with less.
Our dual priorities are student safety and academic opportunities.
After reducing our workforce while trying to maintain a qualified, professional staff, we now must ask families to help support important programs in athletics and the arts. As the cost of healthcare, utilities, and labor go up our funding has not kept pace. We need the community’s help to provide for programs we cannot afford any longer.
We do not like Pay-to-Participate, and we will work with families to make this work, but with our consistently low per pupil expenditure (near the very bottom of the state-published annual listing of all school districts), we now need the direct support from the community to meet our legally mandated priorities, as well as traditional athletics and arts-based activities.
"Pay to Participate" will help keep our excellent programs in the arts and athletics sustainable.
A link to the specific details of "Pay to Participate" can be found on our website and on the attached Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document regarding “Pay to Participate”.
By the end of the first week of school (9/7/18) – parent/guardians will be able to electronically pay for their student’s participation in school activities via Infinite Campus – Parent Portal.
Through the Parent Portal – parents/guardians will be able to access individual student information regarding “Fees” and “Payments” similar to the way parents currently use the Point of Sale system for our food service provider.
Please see attached Grade Reporting Timeline as well as scheduled Parent Teacher Conferences Calendar.
Please also note upcoming early dismissal schedule for students - remember to include Wednesday, November 21st which begins the Thanksgiving Recess.
AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) is a prescription medicine used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic reactions.
Click the attachment below to download their Direct Delivery Patient Enrollment Form.
I hope you all had a pleasant and relaxing Thanksgiving break. During this time of year, the days flying by. As we continue supporting student growth and achievement, our staff and I found it necessary to look at ways to encourage homework completion. In the past years, we have recognized homework completion monthly with a PBIS Golden Tickets for our end-of-the-year raffles. While this motivated some students, it did not seem to motivate the entire student body. Through our work with Growth Mindset, Tiger PRIDE and Habits of the Mind, our hope is to develop students that are self-motivated, responsible and persevering. Our teachers have been working diligently to differentiate homework to meet the individual needs of our students. Although some homework is computer-based, teachers have the means to provide hard copies of homework if needed. Many teachers have already surveyed their classrooms and made those accommodations. During our PBIS meeting in October, the team decided to trial a “3 strikes rule” which would influence participation in our monthly PBIS celebrations. We did see an increase in homework completion during the month of November with these new PBIS guidelines. In addition to students making positive choices 85% of the days in a month, they will also need to complete their homework monthly (allowed to miss 3).
For example, during the month of November, there were 19 school days; 5 of those days were Fridays, which homework is not typically assigned. Therefore, we are starting at 14 days in which homework would be assigned. Of those 14 days, a student has three “strikes” for not completing their homework, so a student would have to turn in homework 11 days or more in November to qualify for the PBIS celebration. Homework is expected to be completed nightly. These guidelines are in place if something unforeseen happens one night. To continue supporting your child, kindly check their homework planner nightly or feel free to reach out to their classroom teacher. If you have any further questions regarding our homework expectations, feel free to contact me.
As we approach this festive season, I would like to extend warm wishes and thanks to the Sunnyside School community. This is a wonderful time of year to recognize and appreciate our differences. These differences make our communities so rich with character. Each day I look forward to working with the students, families and staff of Sunnyside. I hope that during this holiday season, you are surrounded by family and friends.
Happy Holidays and best wishes for a prosperous New Year!
Mrs. Amy Yost
Parents of third and fourth graders will attend the 11:30 performance.
Parents of kindergarten, first, and second graders will attend the 2:30 performance.