September 20, 2020

Message from Mr. Childers September 20, 2020

 

Hello Parents,

 

This is Tom Childers contacting you from Antioch Elementary.  Governor Cooper announced that beginning Oct. 5, elementary schools can choose to implement Plan A. Under this plan, safety measures are still in place. Face coverings, social distancing and symptom screenings are required for all students, staff and teachers. However, Plan A does not require schools to reduce the number of students in the classroom. The Union County Board of Education will discuss Plan A and Plan B at a special called meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will be live streamed on YouTube @UCPS BOE. In addition, a link to the meeting will be posted on the UCPS website (ucps.k12.nc.us) and on the district’s Facebook Page (@UCPSNC) at the start of the meeting. Parents and employees will receive additional information by Wednesday, Sept. 23.

 

The Antioch Dual Language Advisory Council will meet on Tuesday, September 22nd @ 2:30pm. Feel free to contact your parent representative or tom.childers@ucps.k12.nc.us if you have questions or concerns about the Dual Language Program.

Kindergarten -  Kimberly Crooks (kimberlycrooks@hotmail.com)

First Grade - Patricia Kuba ( patriciavdc@yahoo.com)

Second Grade - Melissa LaBue ( Melissa.LaBue@gmail.com)

Third Grade - Jessica Beyer ( jmbeyer4929@gmail.com)

Fourth Grade - Nikki Sacks ( nikkisacks@gmail.com)

Fifth Grade - Danielle Clarke ( danielle.clarke@yahoo.com)

The Antioch Elementary School Improvement Team will meet on Wednesday, September 23rd @ 2:30pm. Each grade level has a parent representative who will be serve as a point of contact. Parents are encouraged to share questions or concerns that can discussed during the SIT meetings.

Grade

Parent

Email

Kindergarten

Moe Peterson

moepeterson13@gmail.com

First Grade

Sarah Camhi

smeltzer28@hotmail.com

Second Grade

David Long

david_long@premierinc.com

Third Grade

Kelly Huntley

oblivion821@hotmail.com

Fourth Grade

Stefanie Aranda

s-aranda@outlook.com

Fifth Grade

Shawna Lauer

shawnalauer@gmail.com

 

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.

 

Breakfast Menu

Monday - Lucky Charms & Honey Graham Crackers

Tuesday - Cinnamon Bun

Wednesday - Egg & Cheese Biscuit

Thursday - Cinnamon Toasters & Fresh Apple Wedges

 

Lunch Menu

Monday - Homemade Mac & Cheese w/Ham Biscuit or Turkey Deluxe on Bun and Caesar Salad, Fresh Apple

Tuesday - Hamburger or Hot Dog and Potato Bites, Pineapple Tid Bits

Wednesday - Chicken Patty Sandwich or Fish Sticks w/Roll and French Fries, Sliced Peaches

Thursday - Queso and Chips or Rib-A-Que Sandwich and refried Beans, Blueberry Cup

 

Grading: All students in grades third, fourth and fifth will receive numeric letter grades on their progress report and the report card.  I want to remind families that all work assigned by teachers should be considered required work. Our school currently has a graded average for 84% of our students. Of those graded averages 3% of students have a "D" average and 4% of students have an "F" average. This information is for your benefit. I encourage each parent to obtain access to your child's parent portal through powerschool.  Progress reports will be distributed during the week of September 28th. Students who attend on Monday or fully remote students will receive their progress report via email. All other students will be given a paper copy to bring home.

 

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). I would encourage all parents of students in grades third, fourth and fifth to obtain this information. This will give you access to the parent portal and you can see your child's grades and missing assignments.

 

PTO Newsletter and Information: Click here to access the most recent PTO Newsletter.

 

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.

 

Sudden Dismissal Google Form: Our school could experience a sudden dismissal due to inclement weather. We ask ALL parents to complete this form ASAP.  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

Dates of Interest:

9/29 - 10/1 - Spirit Week

9/28 - 10/1 - Progress Reports

10/22 - End of First Grading Period

10/23 - Required Workday

10/26 - Classroom Spelling Bee

10/28 - SIT Meeting

10/29 - Report Cards

 

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!