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    Skyline Newsletter    Home of the Eagles!

           From the Principal:          

    • My thoughts out to those affected by the turmoil in Afghanistan, flooding, Covid
    • Remembrance: 9/11
    • No Covid cases at Skyline, see Safety Section
    • Belated celebration of Rosh Hashanah!
    • Corn Fest tonight!! 5:30 pm at the Plumper Pumpkin Patch, see you there!
    • 1st Lockdown & Fire Drill on Sept. 13
     
     
    Secretary Shout Outs:
    • I want to send a big thank you to all the parents who have communicated dismissal plans for their students.
    • Champions aftercare is now using the side door for drop off & pickups, Taylor has marked it with a large orange sign
    • Retraction: I was under the impression in order to have an emergency contact added to a student's information required updating the registration form.  That is not the case, a signed note from the parents requesting the addition will suffice (please include your student's name, your name, person to be added, their phone number, and your signature).  You may also manage your students emergency contacts via ParentVue
    • Our website is under construction, we will be working diligently to make it user-friendly and informative.  Make sure you check it out from time to time this year
     
     
    Upcoming Events:

    Date:

    Time:

    Event:

    Friday, Sept. 10

    5:30-7:30pm

    Corn Fest!  At the Plumper's Pumpkin Patch

    Saturday, Sept. 11

    all day

    9/11 Remembrance

    Tuesday, Sept. 14

    6pm

    [Virtual] Back-to-School Night, link will be sent

    Tuesday, Sept. 14

    6pm

    [Virtual] PTA Meeting, Meeting link

    Wednesday, Sept. 15

    all day

    Latinx Heritage Month begins!

     
    Safety Section

    Mask wearing at school:
    Your children are doing great wearing their masks at school.  Especially with warm weather and activities they are really taking the safety precautions.  Thank you for supporting these efforts at home.  Students can take mask breaks during the school day, they should ask their teachers, so teachers can direct them a spot safely away from others.  

    A few students are finding masks uncomfortable and we have students with sensory considerations as well. As a school are working with these students to find masks that fit them well and building their capacity to tolerate masks.  With all other students with masks on completely, a couple students receiving adult support to address mask usage does not threaten the overall effectiveness of our layers of safety: individualized masking, distancing and sanitizing.

    Covid Cases at school:
    We have not had any cases identified here at Skyline!  It is always a possibility, even with our multilayers attempts to stay vigilant and enforce our multilayer safety precautions.  If a case does come to Skyline, I will notify the community.  so no news about COVID cases is actually good news

    In short, our Skyline community will hear from me about a COVID case at Skyline that triggers a quarantine because of a close contact. You will be contacted directly if your child(ren) has been immediately affected by a Covid case at school and needs to quarantine, otherwise you will hear general information that a case has been identified at school.  See below the order of communication that I will follow if there is a case at school.

    COVID-19 Confirmed Case & Quarantine Communication

    Building administrators will be supported by the COVID-19 Management Team in communications around confirmed cases and needs to quarantine. The identity of the confirmed case is confidential; the individual’s name or identifying information is not shared in any of the below communications. 

    1. Call impacted/quarantined students/families as soon as possible
    2. Call impacted/quarantined staff as soon as possible
    3. Email impacted/quarantined students/families formal letter
    4. Email impacted/quarantined staff formal letter
    5.  Email ALL Staff & Community

     
    PTA / Community:

     

    Welcome new and returning eagles. The PTA is excited and looking forward to the return of the school community with our opening Cornfest event. We hope to see you out there. For those of you who are new to Skyline, the PTA has sponsored many community and fundraising events through the years to support making our children’s potential a reality. Things that we have been able to make happen are; putting in the track, the playground, the garden, bringing in Spanish or art enthusiasts, classroom set of laptops, field trips, and always funds for our teachers to support the classroom.  The current conversation involves what outdoor permanent seating should we have, fixing garden structures, emergency preparedness, the continuation of art enrichment, and playground fixture replacement. In addition, we would love to hear and discuss any ideas, thoughts, and concerns you may have. Below are ways to become involved and/or help the PTA and our children.

     

    Ways to Help:

    1. Join our PTA at https://www.oregonpta.org/membership

    2. Become our Secretary:  the person who writes/types notes at our 6 yearly meetings. We can not be incorporated if we do not have a secretary. 

    3. Sign up to HELP the EAGLES  

    4. Set your Fred Meyer rewards to go to Skyline and scan in Box Top receipts

     

    Upcoming Dates:

    9/14: PTA Meeting @ 6 

    10/6  Shop at Tanasbourne Papa Murphys for 30% give back  

    10/21 PTA & Foundation Meeting

    October Cookie Dough Fundraiser :)  

    11/3 Shop @ Mapel Boutique for 20% give back 

    11/3 Shop @ Tanasbourne Papa Murphy’s for 30% give back

    11/5 Shop @ The Meating Place for 50% give back

    11/18 PTA & Foundation meeting at 6

     
    District News:
    • Dyslexia Screening and Notification - PPS will begin screening with DIBELS/IDEL on 9/20; all Kindergarten students and new 1st grade students are required to be screened per Senate Bill 1003, Oregon’s Dyslexia Legislation. We will do parent notifications for students at risk in 1st and 2nd grades at November conference time. We will do parent notification for at-risk Kindergarteners after the Winter benchmark so we have two data points on our newest learners.
    • At Home Screening for Covid: We are working out the details for screening for students in partnership with OHSU.  You will hear more information from your school when the program is up and running.  
     







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