Air Quality: Over the last few years we have needed to deal with smoky conditions due to fires in the northwest. We will limit or modify outdoor activities when the index is 151 or higher (recess, athletic practices, etc.).

6th Grade Play: This Friday morning Mrs. Kappmeyer and Mrs. Anderson’s 6th graders will be performing a play. The show will open in the gym at 8:35 with a short recitation by Mrs. Loyd’s 3rd graders. All are welcome!

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts: 4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies. Tryouts will take place Wednesday, September 13 @ 12:00 in the lunchroom. Student accompanists receive one free hot lunch for every assembly they accompany. The music came out last week.

Speech Meet: Selections are due September 18.

Secondary Ties: We are having trouble with the Land’s End link for ties. They are children’s size. Please stand by as we pursue other options. If you don’t have a secondary tie for Fridays, just have your son wear a conservative tie until we get this figured out.

Absences/Tardies for secondary students: If your child will be absent or tardy from school for any reason (illness, planned, funeral, Dr. appointment., etc.) please notify the front office along with having the student contact each teacher to get assignments.

Secondary Assembly: Our first secondary assembly will take place this Tuesday morning from 8:25-9:15 in the gym. All 7th-12th grade students will be there and parents are welcome to come join us!

Speech Meet: Secondary (7th-9th) Speech Meet selections are due October 2. Information will come home this week.

Study Tip for the Week
Busy dads need to have a system for staying in touch with how their kids are doing in school. Don’t wait for the midterm progress report to come home and get your attention. Require your child to drop off all graded and returned schoolwork at your spot at the dinner table right when he gets home (or some other convenient spot). Before dinner you can look through the stack to check progress. This will also give you the information required to ask intelligent questions during dinner about the topics that are being covered in school.

Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home
Colds: Please keep your child at home if he has a fever over 100 degrees or is experiencing discomfort that would interfere with his ability to perform in school (i.e. uncontrollable coughing, severe lack of energy).
Conjunctivitis (pink-eye): Follow your doctor’s advice for returning to school.
Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and / or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
Fever: The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees. The child can return to school after he has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).

All the best,

Matt Whitling

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