September 6, 2020

Message from Mr. Childers September 6, 2020

 

Hello Parents,

 

This is Tom Childers contacting you from Antioch Elementary.  Please review the information below and feel free to email me if you have additional questions (tom.childers@ucps.k12.nc.us) or you may email your child's teacher. Email me if you are not receiving email weekly messages from me. Please include the following information when emailing me with a question or concern. Child's Name, Teacher Name, Grade and your phone number. This will allow me to respond to your question or concern more quickly. Parents may access all archived messages on the school website. Our school phone number has changed, please use 704 296-3005 to contact the school. Please note that our school receives many phone calls each day. Please be patient and you may want to also email your concern to Mrs. Perry (tricia.perry@ucps.k12.nc.us) to ensure that we respond in a timely manner.

 

Our school is closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day. Results of the Third Grade BOG and the Fourth Grade Reading Assessment will be shared once our staff has the data.

 

All students my now eat breakfast and lunch free of charge from the Antioch Cafeteria. This program will continue until December 31st. Additional items such as Switch drinks, cookies and chips are not part of the program but continue to be available for purchase.

 

Bus Transportation: All parents of students who use UCPS bus transportation this year will be asked to complete a weekly Attestation Form. The form provides assurance that parents are NOT sending at risk student on the bus. Click here to access the electronic form.

Parents may access a printable version here as well as other related information regarding transportation.

 

Cafeteria: Our cafeteria serves hot and healthy meals daily. Access the breakfast  or lunch menu. Download the Mobile Menu App for your smartphone which will provide  interactive lunch nutritional information and a link to the online payment provider. Our cafeteria also sells items such as Cool Ranch Doritos, Flamas Doritios, Cheetos, Cookies and Rice Crispy Treats. Students my purchase switch drinks and bottled water in addition to milk. Click to access the online payment center.

 

Chromebook Support: You may email Mrs. Kovach (kimberly.kovach@ucps.k12.nc.us) or Mrs. Phillips (amy.phillips@ucps.k12.nc.us) if you have issues with your chromebook. Click on this link for a variety of resources that you will hopefully find to be very helpful.

Kindergarten and First Grade students must also complete the COPPA (Child Online Privacy Protection Act) form. They are available here in English and in Spanish. These forms are also available to print from the Antioch Elementary Website.

 

Powerschool Information: Any parent who needs to obtain their child's powerschool information may email Mrs. Hansen (elisabeth.hansen@ucps.k12.nc.us) or Mrs. Perry (tricia.perry@ucps.k12.nc.us).

 

PTO Newsletter and Information: All families are encouraged to visit the Antioch PTO website and create an account. This will give you access to additional information about our school and our fundraiser/community efforts.

One of our Platinum sponsors and Antioch Family members, TCBY, will be providing free yogurt for students to celebrate Back to School. These vouchers will be going in your child's backpack when they attend their respective in person day at school. For those students that are virtual, we will have extra vouchers available outside our office in our correspondence bins. Please take one for each student.

Click here to watch an informational video regarding Gatorthon. The Antioch PTO has two major fundraisers during the school year, Gatorthon and Bingo & Baskets. Please support our school.

 

Remote Learning: I encourage parents to complete this Remote Learning Survey by Wednesday, September 9th. I will share your feedback with our staff in an effort to improve our remote learning process.

 

School Dismissal Manager:  We have good news!  For your convenience, Antioch Elementary School proudly announces that we will begin utilizing a new on-line dismissal management system this fall called School Dismissal Manager (SDM).

Please view this short video for an overview of the School Dismissal Manager. It is dependable, easy-to-use, and can be updated by parents and guardians from the convenience of their smart phones, tablets, and PCs.

 

Through the on-line dismissal management system, you can:

 

  • Report student absences and late arrivals
  • Schedule early departures from school
  • Schedule after-school activities such as scouting, clubs or sports, enrichment classes, etc.
  • Make transportation changes as late as 1:00 PM on the current day

 

… and so much more!

 

We will begin using SDM for dismissal on Monday, August 31, 2020.  Before we convert to this new system, we will provide you with additional information and an email will be sent to you directly from SDM.  The email from SDM will contain important instructions and your personal login credentials.  Once you receive your credentials, please use them to log into the new system so that you can begin to familiarize yourself with it and set up your child’s default dismissal and routine.

 

Until September 25th please continue to report transportation changes by phone or email to the front office.

 

As of Monday, September 28th, all transportation changes will be accepted only through SDM.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email tricia.perry@ucps.k12.nc.us or tom.childers@ucps.k12.nc.us or call the school at 704-296-3005.

 

Special Area Classes: All special area content for remote learning is required for students. Our specials area team has worked diligently to create this content.

 

Sudden Dismissal Google Form: Our school could experience a sudden dismissal due to inclement weather. We ask ALL parents to complete this form by September 8th.  Here are the links:

 Kindergarten Sudden Dismissal

1st Grade Sudden Dismissal

2nd Grade Sudden Dismissal

3rd Grade Sudden Dismissal

4th Grade Sudden Dismissal

5th Grade Sudden Dismissal 

Webb Sudden Dismissal

Thank you for supporting our school - working  together as one team on one mission, we are meeting needs, challenging minds and celebrating accomplishments.

 

Until next time… Have a great day!