Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week.  A week is not enough to tell our Kolling teachers just how grateful we are for all they do for our children.

 “Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart, but that’s because you’re a teacher.”    

-Aaron Bacall

Thank you to all our Kolling teachers for changing the world – one child at a time.

All Parents Must Complete the Intent to Return Form

If you have not done so already, please take a moment to log into your child’s Skyward account and complete the new form letting us know if your child(ren) will be returning to Kolling (or 5th grade at Clark) next year.  It takes about 1 minute to complete and you will see the link at the top of the page when you log into Skyward.  This is something we do each year and it is extremely important information in planning staffing decisions for the upcoming school year.  If you have questions about how to fill out the form, there are step-by-step directions attached here: Intent to return directions.pdf

Covid Can’t Stop our Comfort Toy Drive!

For the past 5 years, Third Grade has collected gently loved stuffed animals to be donated to our local police departments and other agencies who give them to children who needed comforting in stressful situations.  If you would like to donate to our Comfort Toy Drive, please send donations in a tied plastic bag.  E-learning families can drop off donations in the vestibule at Door B here at Kolling.

Early Release Wednesdays

This is a reminder that students will be released 90 minutes early every Wednesday for the remainder of the school year.  If your child is a bus rider, they will arrive home exactly 90 minute earlier than their normal arrival time.  If you are picking your child up on Wednesdays, please make sure you are aware of the early release parent pick-up staggered arrival schedule found on page 2 of our drop-off/pick-up procedures.  These procedures are always listed on the Kolling website and the direct link is pasted here: https://kolling.lcsc.us/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/10/parent_drop_off_pick_up_2020_updated.pdf

Sick Students Must Be Picked Up

If your child is exhibiting illness, they must be picked up right away.  It is the responsibility of the parent to have arrangements in place in case your child must be sent home without notice.  Please see the link below regarding the district’s Quarantining Guidelines.

LCSC Guidelines for Quarantining: https://lcsc.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Guidelines_Quarantine_Staff_Students.pdf

Write Note or Call for Dismissal Changes

The most convenient way to communicate dismissal changes is to write a note and send it in with your child.  Make sure the note is big enough that it will not get lost between larger papers, includes your child’s first AND last name, includes the teacher’s name, and includes the date for the changes.  If you are not able to write a note, you must call the office and leave a message on the voicemail or with a secretary.  Most importantly, please make sure changes are in by 2pm each day.  If it is an Adventure Club change, remember to notify Adventure Club AND our school.

Lake Central School Board Meetings

The Lake Central School Board meets two times a month and those meetings are usually the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  All are welcome to attend.  You may also watch live streamed meetings on the LCTVNEWS Youtube page.  Meeting videos are always archived for later viewing.  Dates for school board meetings can be found on the School Board section of the district website.  I have provided that link here as well:  http://lcsc.us/administrators/school-board/

No Smoking on the Premises

The Lake Central School Board has adopted a policy that prohibits smoking on school premises.  I have been notified that some parents are arriving in the parking lot before dismissal and smoking in their vehicles.  Please respect others around you and our school rules by refraining from smoking on any school property.  If you are sending someone who is a smoker to pick up your children, please make sure he/she is also aware.  Thank you for your cooperation.

NO Request for Teachers

I cannot and will not honor any teacher requests for next year.  Please do not contact me to request a teacher for your child for next year.  Also, please know that being in the high ability program does not guarantee that your child will automatically have the same students in their class each year.  Students are guaranteed to have high ability services for their identified area, but as they enter grades 3 and 4, the students in their class may be significantly different.  Class lists should be posted on August 9th.

A Message from our Kolling Librarian, Mrs. Fertig

Kolling library offers library book pickup for our eLearners.  Click the link below and complete the form. We will email you when we fill your request. It’s as easy as that!

Link for eLearning Students Only:  https://forms.gle/4rBYUb5KLUK7XK9G9

Continue to Self-Screen and Report COVID Cases

Please continue to report COVID cases and situations when our students are COVID positive, have COVID symptoms, or are in close contact with a positive COVID person.  You can call the school during office hours or email Nurse Parks any time at jparks@lcscmail.com.

Follow this link from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) for COVID-19 self-screening: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/20_Parent%20screening%2010-22-20.pdf

Follow this ISHD link for other valuable COVID-19 public resources: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm

Food Service Message

Lake Central Food Service has been approved to offer one free breakfast and one free lunch daily to all students enrolled in LCSC.  The program will continue through the end of the 2020-2021 school year or until USDA funds are depleted, whichever comes first. No action is required to participate in school buildings. Please visit the Lake Central Food Service home page for Frequently Asked Questions, menus, and the eLearner pick up form:  https://schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=2906101804231915

Continue Self Screenings

Thank you to our families for doing a great job with self-screening your children to make sure you are not sending them to school sick.  I am pleased to report that things have been going well.  Please continue doing your part and don’t forget to access our COVID related resources that are posted on the district’s website.

March and April Newsletter

Below is a link for the March/April  newsletter that was created by LCHS student Tiffanie Richerme, who is the public relations intern for Kolling Elementary.  We hope you enjoy her hard work and highlights of some great things happening at Kolling.  The link to the online newsletter is as follows:  https://www.canva.com/design/DAEXjFcnods/7Z7Sce3J6tCZBNOhimF-Pg/view?utm_content=DAEXjFcnods&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink