Parent Letter Week 2

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ALERT: Under a USDA Summer Food Service Program, Morning Sun CSD will be providing FREE breakfast and lunch for all students. This will start on Monday, September 14. They project this will run through December 31, 2020. Please help spread the good news.

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September Board Meeting

September 15th, 2020

6:00 pm

Lunchroom/Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89732431192?pwd=NEcyeWZHeVhjcisybVhtU3J0Zm9LZz09

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PARENT LETTER (08/12/20)

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Morning Sun PowerSchool is CURRENTLY recording information. The Issue Has Been Fixed.

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REGISTRATION MATERIAL

POWERSCHOOL

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-Click Here to Sign-Up For Email and/or Text Alerts School Alerts-

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On July 17, Governor Reynolds issued a proclamation increasing flexibility in the use of substitute teachers during the disaster emergency period. They are as follows:

The day limitation (5 days in a row, 10 days in a month, in any one assignment) for holders of a substitute authorization is removed, and the long-term substitute day limit (90 days) is removed.

The degree requirement to obtain a substitute authorization is changed from a bachelor’s degree to an associate’s degree or 60 semester hours through a regionally-accredited institution. The substitute authorization course is still required. On this link you will find information for remote learning courses to receive your authorization.

The age requirement of 21 years of age for a substitute authorization is changed to age 20.

Paraeducators who hold the limited substitute authorization to serve as a substitute only in their own special education classroom may serve as a substitute in any classroom (except driver’s ed).
Paraeducators need to hold a substitute authorization to serve as a substitute teacher.
If the paraeducator holds a regular substitute authorization, they may serve as a substitute teacher in any classroom except driver’s ed (this is not a change).
If the paraeducator holds the limited substitute authorization to serve as a substitute teacher only in their own special education classroom, they may substitute in any classroom during this proclamation.

Holders of a career and technical authorization with at least one year of experience may serve as a substitute in any classroom (except driver’s ed).

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Return to Learn Matrix

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State Technology Access Survey

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School Clinic Flyer

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Zoom Meeting Link

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Summer Lunch Program

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Book Fair

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Announcements

Monday (07/27)

• No Events

Tuesday (07/28)

• No Events

Wednesday (07/29)

• No Events

Thursday (07/30)

• No Events

Friday (07/31)

• No Events

Saturday (08/01)

• No Events

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July 24, 2020 update:

It’s been a while since I’ve sent out an update, so here are some of the latest developments as we prepare for school in the fall.

***The first student day will be August 24th.

***We are not planning a back to school night this year.  Kids can bring their supplies on the first day of school.  If you would prefer to bring supplies ahead of time, please contact the elementary or high school and make arrangements.

***The governor has relaxed the requirements for people who want to be substitute teachers.  Anyone with a two-year degree and who has completed the substitute authorization course through the AEA can serve as a substitute teacher.  I will send out the link to the course in a separate message.

***Our reopening plan is now posted on the school website.  Remember, this is a living document and will more than likely change as we receive new guidance.

***The IHSAA, just this afternoon, released some preliminary information on football.  The first two weeks of competition appear to be optional.  Schools can schedule games if they wish.  The rest of the season will be as normal.  All teams will participate in postseason play.  More information is coming next week.  We haven’t heard anything about other fall sports.

***Face coverings continue to be a controversial topic for many people.  We continue to follow the recommendation of local public health, which is to allow face coverings, but not to require them.  We will continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines put forth by public health.

***As always, email me if you have any questions.  mike.peterson@mscsdcsd.org

Mike

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Preschool registration and Kindergarten registration will not be available online. We will be hosting registration for these classes only at Morning Sun Elementary in the lunchroom on Monday, July 27th, from 3:00 PM-6:30 PM. At this time, there will be paperwork to fill out. Mr. Hollan, Mrs. Hagge and Mrs. McCulloch will be there to try answer any questions you may have. Children must be 4 years old by September 15th to attend Preschool. Morning Sun is part of the Statewide Four Year Old Preschool Program. There is no monthly fee to attend.

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Return to Learn Update:

Happy Tuesday afternoon! It’s been a while since I’ve sent out an update, and I’m sure people have questions. July 1 is the magic date by which all school districts have to submit their Return to Learn plans to the state. This plan is very, very different from plans for reopening school in the fall. The Return to Learn plan is basically a series of check boxes that indicate what sources of data districts will collect as they continue to plan. Reopening school buildings is a very different process. Plans and discussions are ongoing about schedules, cleaning strategies, traffic flow, etc…The recent reopening guidance from the state clearly says that schools are to plan on meeting in-person in the fall. Questions about requiring face masks and other logistical issues are going to need to be discussed further with more guidance from the state. There is very little about the COVID-19 landscape that is solid and unchanging. One thing that you can take to the bank is that everyone connected to the school district is working, thinking, and planning for the most effective ways to keep everyone as safe as possible as we resume school this fall. There will be more information coming out throughout the summer. As always, let me know if you have any questions.

Mike
mike.peterson@mscsd.org

Greetings from the Principal – September 25, 2020

Please continue to practice all safety measures at home to help keep our community protected. If your child is home ill, please be in contact with the school office and your child’s teachers daily so that they can stay on top of homework.

Halloween: We will not be celebrating Halloween with the BIG march and parade for the parents and community members. Students are still more than welcome to bring a costume to school and wear it during the party time. Parents, if you are bringing snacks or drinks for the party, you can send it with your child to school or drop them off anytime during the day at the main entrance and we will be sure they get to the proper classroom. Staff will be taking photos that will be posted on the school Facebook page.

Feel free to follow Steve Hollan, MSCSD Principal, on Facebook and Twitter for school events and photos. Also, be sure to follow the school Facebook page.

Red Ribbon Week: We will plan on the Red Ribbon Week march/parade for each class to walk downtown and back. We will keep each class socially distanced from each other and ask that parents and community members stay on the sidewalks away from the students.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Thank you for your cooperation during conferences this go around. Yes, they were different and felt awkward but we were still able to touch base and give you important information about the progress of your child. Your participation was outstanding.

Tiger’s Savings Bank: This will start on Friday, October 2, 2020. This is for grades 2-6.

Parent Challenge: Enjoy the fall weather! Take a walk, have a campfire and roast marshmallows and make smores. Take time to make memories!
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Any way the kids could do the halloween parade thru the circle drive or down the sidewalk by the gym for parents to watch social distancing from the grass??

If you want to know about biomes and ecosystems just ask a 6rh grader. They have been researching and creating slideshows. They presented to the class this week. ... See MoreSee Less

If you want to know about biomes and ecosystems just ask a 6rh grader.  They have been researching and creating slideshows. They presented to the class this week.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Morning Sun Elementary School

I adore these students! Brings so much joy to a persons heart when a preschool student tells you, “Mr. Steve, you have BIG ears!” My reply, “All the better to hear you!” Thanks Mrs. Gina Hagge for allowing me to visit your classroom. ... See MoreSee Less

I adore these students!  Brings so much joy to a persons heart when a preschool student tells you, “Mr. Steve, you have BIG ears!”    My reply, “All the better to hear you!”   Thanks Mrs. Gina Hagge for allowing me to visit your classroom.

 

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Bahahaha! That’s awesome!! Kids are the best!

Dear god I hope it wasn’t that spunky one on the end 🤦🏽‍♀️🤣

Morning Sun preschool in full swing. Practicing letters, cutting and iPad learning time. Great environment!👍🤗 ... See MoreSee Less

Morning Sun preschool in full swing. Practicing letters, cutting and iPad learning time.   Great environment!👍🤗Image attachmentImage attachment

3rd grade math time! Fun times and fully engaged. 👍😊 ... See MoreSee Less

3rd grade math time!   Fun times and fully engaged.  👍😊Image attachmentImage attachment

I love waking into classrooms and seeing students fully engaged and learning new material. Staff is 100% dedicated! #mstigers ... See MoreSee Less

The Best Little School Under the Sun! ... See MoreSee Less

The Best Little School Under the Sun!

 

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Great pic! And agree!

Makes me smile with happy tears of great memories!

We had an exciting day of butterflies in 2nd Grade. We were able to watch a larva changing into the chrysalis for the pupa stage as we were going to PE. This is an event that is so hard to catch when it is happening. Then, Laura with Louisa County Conservation gave a presentation on the monarch migration to Mexico. Thanks Christy Robb for the two caterpillars we will now be watching as they get ready for their journey and hatch into adult butterflies. ... See MoreSee Less

Spanish is going well!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Practicing trumpet outside. Bell covers and instructor in a mask. We got this covered! Great job Mrs Martin. #mstigers ... See MoreSee Less

Practicing trumpet outside.  Bell covers and instructor in a mask.  We got this covered!  Great job Mrs Martin. #mstigers
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