September 19, 2021

Message from Mr. Childers

September 19, 2021

 

Hello Parents,

 

This is Tom Childers contacting you from Antioch Elementary. Thank you to everyone who continues to show patience in these very difficult times. The staff at Antioch Elementary continues to be committed to all the protocols that are available to us to keep your children safe as we work through this pandemic. I remain hopeful that some additional safety measures may be available soon.

 

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

Attendance/Dismissal Procedures—Update

This information will go to parents.

Antioch will not be using the School Dismissal Manager app this year.

Please inform your child’s teacher at least a day in advance if their transportation will be different from normal. If you must make a same-day transportation change, please email the details to the teacher, Elisabeth.hansen@ucps.k12.nc.us and Rhonda.young@ucps.k12.nc.us so we can ensure the teacher is aware of the change as they don’t always see same-day emails.

 

We will NOT be accepting transportation changes from parents after 1:15, except in a true emergency.

 

The cut-off time for early dismissal is 1:15 due to parking lot congestion at the end of the school day.

 

Don’t forget to send a note or email to your child’s teacher upon their return from an absence so the front office can correctly code all the days they were out. You may also send all attendance notices/excuses to Elisabeth.hansen@ucps.k12.nc.us

 

Due to Covid Protocols we ask for your cooperation to make note of the following:

  • Parents will not be permitted to walk students to class or have lunch with their child.
  • UCPS is permitting Field Trips at this time. Antioch will only participate in on campus trips for the first semester and will reevaluate off campus trips for the second semester.
  • All parent-teacher meetings, 504, and IEP meetings will be conducted virtually again this year.
  • Our school will not accept items that students forgot at home after the 7:30am bell unless the item is critical (medicine, prescription eye glasses or lunch for students  who have dietary restrictions).
  • Our school will continue to utilize the doorbell camera to communicate with visitors.

 

Antioch PTO

Click this link to read the PTO Newsletter. The Antioch Elementary PTO provides a tremendous level of support for our school. Please take a few minutes to read the newsletter and consider getting involved with the PTO to support Antioch Elementary.

 

Check out the Gatorthon Leaderboard

Leaderboard

The top classroom at each grade level will also receive three extra recess periods to be used any day this school year!

Top classes at this time:

Kindergarten - Mrs. Minnich

First Grade - Ms. Gutierrez

Second Grade - Mrs. Zapata

Third Grade - Mrs. Clarke

Fourth Grade - Mr. Becth

Fifth Grade - Mrs. Scott

 

COVID Information

Quarantine is required for an individual who has been a close contact (within six feet for at least 15 minutes cumulatively over a 24-hour period) of someone who is determined positive with COVID-19 with the following three exceptions:

  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated and do not have symptoms do not need to quarantine after a close contact (it is recommended to get tested 3-5 days after exposure and to wear a face covering around others until receiving a negative test result).
  • People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered and do not have symptoms do not need to quarantine.
  • Students who are not fully vaccinated after a close contact in a classroom or other school setting if face coverings were being worn consistently by both the person with COVID-19 and the potentially exposed person do not need to quarantine. This applies to exposures in classrooms, other in-school settings, and school transportation. This exception does not apply to teachers, staff or other adults in the indoor classroom setting.

 

COVID Support Plan UCPS and Antioch Elementary will offer a comprehensive support plan to assist students if they are quarantined from school. The plan includes a three tiered approach.

  • Tier 1 - Your child's teacher of record or instructional assistant will provide assignments and resources for your child while quarantined. Virtual Instruction ("live" or "on-demand") will only be provided in the event that the entire class is excluded from school.
  • Tier 2 - Antioch Elementary will offer tutoring support from 3pm - 5pm on school days. This support can be accessed by clicking the Covid Support link on the school website calendar. This resource is limited ONLY to students who are quarantined from school. Our staff will answer questions and explain concepts. K-2 and 3-5 have separate links.
  • Tier 3 - UCPS will provide district tutors that can be utilized per parent request. This resource is currently not active. I will share information once the service is available.

 

Curriculum Presentations Parents may access curriculum presentations by clicking this link. All grades are now available.

 

IXL This online learning platform provides your child with opportunities to practice Reading and Math skills. Students may practice previously learned information or challenge themselves with above grade level concepts. Your child should have a username and a password to access this great resource. Click on these resources for more information.

Learn with IXL at home!

SMART Score

Continuous Diagnostic

 

Current Grade Level Statistics

Grade

Students with

 pinpointed

Diagnostic Level

In Math

Students with

Pinpointed

Diagnostic Level

In Language Arts

Kindergarten (124)

23%

20%

First Grade (115)

33%

44%

Second Grade (153)

62%

62%

Third Grade (147)

75%

71%

Fourth Grade (135)

41%

14%

Fifth Grade (176)

39%

10%

 

Parents who are checking out students for early dismissal must do so by 1:15pm. It may be extremely difficult to dismiss your child after that time due to classroom dismissal procedures.

 

Please watch for my weekly email to families on Sunday Evenings at 5:00pm. Parents may use this form ONLY if you need to update Powerschool contact information. This will ensure that you receive weekly emails from me and other communication sent from the school.

 

 Please include the following information when emailing me with a question or concern.

  • Child's Name
  • Teacher Name
  • Grade and
  • Your phone number

 

This information 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 is 704 296-3005. I strongly encourage you to listen to your voice message before returning a missed call from the school. Antioch Elementary has nearly a hundred staff members and it is sometimes very difficult for our office staff to determined who called you. Please note that our school receives many phone calls each day. Please be patient and you may want to also email your concern to our Receptionist, Mrs. Young (rhonda.young@ucps.k12.nc.us) to ensure that we respond in a timely manner.

 

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!