Principal Note 10-21-20
We are so thankful for your help and support as we navigate the new procedures this year. We appreciate you paying attention to symptoms and understanding the prudence in being extra careful regarding students attending school. We are thankful that we have completed the first quarter.
Friday, October 30 will be a full day off school. This was previously scheduled as a half day.
DROP OFF AT MAIN BUILDING
Drop off at the main building begins at 7:50. Please WAIT with your student until the staff (Mrs. Hage, Mrs. Foster) come out to start temperature checks and symptom checks. Please form a line on the east side of the driveway and wait. After we have done the temps/symptoms check you can pull up to the sidewalk for students to exit the car.
The staff is working very hard to keep all assignments on the learning tabs.
We are also using Seesaw to keep communication going. If students are absent, they are able to get assignments and keep up with class work. We especially encourage this if they are home due to quarantine or awaiting test results, BUT are not sick. If students have questions regarding their work they can email the teacher. Staff email are first initial, last name @fcsfalcons.com. (email@example.com).
Reminder About Study Hall
Due to the shortened school day, most students do not have a study hall.
They do have some time in the morning while waiting for first hour and during Activity time. Students who are having difficulty with getting homework done should take advantage of these study opportunities to get work completed. They also have that extra time at home to work on assignments.
We are still accepting pledges for the walkathon. We have only received a few pictures. If you have pictures of your family walking, please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a little gift for our favorites.
Blue Freedom Farm Market Fundraiser
In place of the Yankee Candle fundraiser (they are no longer in business), we will be doing the Blue Freedom Farm Market fundraiser. Information is coming home soon. This is a great time to purchase some yummy treats for parties and gifts. Thank you for meeting your fundraising quota.
An Unusual Can Food Drive
Submitted by Mr. Gesin
Instead of collecting cans this year for the CAN FOOD DRIVE. We are asking families to donate to the Dixon food pantry. The Dixon Food Pantry told me that cash donations would be more beneficial for them. The pantry can use the cash to buy canned food from their outlets at a much better price per can than what we pay at the store.
As in the past, there is no requirement for our students to get involved in this activity. We have had great response to the can food drives in past years. We thank you for that.
There are two ways to donate:
1) Send the money directly to the food pantry instead of bringing it to school.
The address is:
Dixon Food Pantry
2001 West 4th Street
2) Drop the money off at the food pantry. They are open mornings starting at 9:30.
Please continue to be diligent and keep us in your prayers. As a team, with God’s help we go forward in confidence that He will provide everything we need for each day.
Linda Foster, Principal