The Katonah-Lewisboro Learning Commitment
In the KLSD, we will strive to create learning experiences for all students that are engaging, relevant, and take place in an active learning environment.
October 21, 2020
Dear Meadow Pond Families,
Hopefully you and your family are doing well. It is hard to believe, but the end of October is quickly approaching, and we wanted to share some information and the calendar for upcoming events.
Halloween is almost here! During the week of October 26, we invite our students to wear orange and/or black to celebrate. Our PTO is helping to organize and share a virtual parade so that our students can enjoy seeing themselves and their classmates dressed up for Halloween. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to participate in a pumpkin decorating contest. Details regarding how and when to drop off your pumpkin have been shared in Maxmail. Classroom teachers will communicate any activities that may be taking place in the classroom.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
We continue to focus on being Kind, Respectful, Responsible, and Safe. Meadow Pond Live and classroom morning meetings make connections to this theme and the SEL competencies such as self-awareness, social awareness, relationships, and decision-making. We will continue to focus on specific themes throughout the year. Our clinicians, Dr. Lara Monasch, Dr. Deanna Spoto and Mrs. Barbara Milone have been visiting classrooms to lead the work in this area.
Please Mark your Calendar!
Thursday, October 22: 7:30 p.m. Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, November 3: Schools Closed /Election Day/PD Day for Staff (No Remote Learning)
Wednesday, November 4: Schools Open (Cohort A and 4 Days on Site)
Friday, November 6: Photo Retake Day
Wednesday, November 11: Schools Closed for Veteran’s Day (No Remote Learning)
Monday, November 23: Cohort A and 4 Days on Site
Tuesday, November 24: Cohort B and 4 Days on Site
Wednesday, November 25: All Remote Day
Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27: Schools Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, November 5/Cohort B: 12:15 pm. Dismissal for Students/6 p.m. – 8 p.m. P/T Conferences
Tuesday, November 10/Cohort A: 12:15 p.m. Dismissal for Students/1 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. P/T Conferences
Thursday, November 12/Cohort B: 12:15 p.m. Dismissal for Students/6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. P/T Conferences
In the coming weeks, you will receive a Connect Ed message asking you to sign up for parent/teacher conferences with your children’s teachers. 15 minutes conferences will take place via Zoom.
On Wednesday, November 4 Interim Reports will be made available for families on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. In a typical year, we complete Progress Reports in November but given our new hybrid/remote model, we have revised the progress report schedule. The first progress report will be completed in January after we have had more time to work with your children. The November conferences and Interims will give you a sense of how your child is progressing in school.
Daily Health Screener
As of October 8, our District has been using the ezSCRN Screening System as our new daily health screening survey for students. You should have received an email from the District inviting you to the ezSCRN Screening System from email@example.com. Directions on how to access the APP and how to sign into your ezSCRN account were provided. If you did not receive this email, please check your junk folder. To see the APP’s features and functions, please watch this short video: https://vimeo.com/456510835. If you are having problems installing the app, the survey can also be accessed at this website: https://app.ezscrn.com/.
If you have not already done so, please download the ezSCRN APP on either your phone (through an APP or the phone mobile's browser) or in a web browser on a laptop/desktop computer. Please complete the health screener by 8:30 am each morning. If you do not complete the health screener, our school nurse, Mrs. Marcoux, will need to follow up with your child in school. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in doing your part to keep MPES students and staff safe.
As a reminder, please call the school attendance line at 763-7950 if your child is absent from school. If your child is absent and no call is made, the school will attempt to contact you. Additionally, please send in a written excuse with your child when he/she returns to school.
Carolann Castellano, Principal
Dawn Pomeroy, Assistant Principal