Subject: Information about school walkout demonstrations
In the wake of the most recent school violence tragedy in Florida, there have been nationwide calls for school walkouts on March 14th, April 20th, and other days to demonstrate regarding gun violence and school safety.
At Creslane Elementary School, our top priority is to support the academic and social emotional needs of our students while maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment for all.
We want our families to be aware that no matter what the topic, our school and our district cannot condone walkouts or other demonstrations that disrupt the learning environment. During school hours, students should be in school – safe, supervised, and learning. Students who engage in a walkout are leaving the supervised school environment.
If you as a parent want your child to leave the school building to participate in any activity, whether for a dentist appointment or a political demonstration, you must come and sign them out. Please notify us and arrive well in advance to give the office time to respond to your request and any others.
If any of our elementary students leave the building without being signed out by their parent or guardian, we will attempt to notify their parents as soon as possible. A school staff member will follow to observe, but we cannot guarantee supervision if this happens.
We will always work to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all of our students. Thank you for working with us to keep our students safe. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Creslane Elementary School
Creswell School District is CLOSED today.
Snow accumulation on bus snow routes, walking routes, and at school facilities will make the morning commute too risky for Creswell families, staff, and our school buses.
Student safety remains the district’s top priority. If you need to travel today, please be safe.
Good evening CES. This Friday is our monthly PBIS celebration of safe, respectful, and responsible student behavior. Here is the schedule for our PBIS P.E. activity in the gym:
8:15-9:00 4th Grade
9:00-9:45 5th Grade
9:45-10:30 1st Grade
10:30-11:15 3rd Grade
12:45-1:30 2nd Grade
Speaking of PBIS activities…. this Friday is also PBIS Hat Day. Students are encouraged to bring in $1.00 to wear a hat all day at school. No student will be required to bring in $1.00 to wear a hat on the 23rd but we encourage families to make the donation to support our monthly PBIS activities.
Good afternoon Creslane. Tomorrow is a PBIS Popcorn Day! A bag of popcorn costs $0.50 and all of the money raised goes to support our PBIS program and monthly events.
We are seeing an increased number of students out with illnesses here at Creslane. As we navigate the peak of cold and flu season, and to prevent wide spread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms.
To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines –
Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:
- Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
- Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)
- Mild stomach ache
Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:
- Fever (greater than 100 degrees by mouth and your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours WITHOUT medication)
- Vomiting (even once)
- General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
- Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough
- Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose
To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:
- Wash hands frequently
- Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
- Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin) it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring to school. Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.
We also recommend seeking treatment and a diagnosis if your child has flu-like symptoms. If your child is diagnosed with the flu, please contact the school or me directly.
Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible.
Good morning Creslane. Students are released today at 11:30 and we have have no school on Monday the 15th. I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing weekend and we look forward to having students back in the building on Tuesday.