Weekly Message From Principal Salmon

Date: April 6, 2020

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​**ALL NEW INFORMATION WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED**

INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS:

  • The governor has extended his stay at home order to include all of Pennsylvania counties. Schools will not re-open until the governor announces it is safe to resume a normal school schedule. View the my most recent letter about the closure.

  • I know this is a stressful time for all families. We understand and will work with everyone during this time. We are all in this together. We have a had a few questions regarding tuition and ATP. Please view this letter from administration which answers some of those questions.

  • Please send me photos and videos of students praying. We love sharing them with the community!

 

SURVEY FEEDBACK:

  • According to the feedback this is what parents want to see as part of this experience...

    • Differentiated assignments for all levels of learners

      • teachers are working future lessons 

      • teachers may meet via zoom with individual students or in small groups

      • If your child is struggling significantly, please don't hesitate to request a zoom meeting with the teacher to go over material.

    • Parent access to assignments/work completed

      • All parents have been invited to view your child's google classroom. Additionally, you should receive weekly reports of your child's progress.​

    • Recording Zoom Sessions

      • Our teachers will not record zoom sessions unless parents specifically request this to the teacher. Zoom sessions can be very lengthy and difficult to load to email. 

    • More Zoom Sessions with teachers

      • All teachers are required to zoom with students once per week. However, most students are meeting daily with teachers.​

    • Google Classroom Training for Parents

      • You can click here to view a very helpful video for students and parents ​on navigating Google Classroom.

 

DONATION REQUEST:

  • Needed supplies for Wellspan Health

"To Whom It May Concern: I hope this message finds you and your families well and safe. As you may know, there is shortage on critical supplies that will help keep our local healthcare teams safe as they care for patients with COVID-19. I am asking that you please consider donating any supplies such as sanitizer, soap, paper towels, masks etc. you may have on hand to help us. As a community partners, we want to work to together to care for neighbors, our families and our healthcare team. Our supply chain team will gladly gather and pick up any items you may have in stock. Please reply to this message to coordinate a pick up time. We appreciate you, and any support you can give. Stay safe and healthy!

Kindest regards,

Mandy Bakner

Performance Improvement Specialist Wellspan Health"

  • I will be placing a box outside of the music room under the porch to collect any extra supplies you are willing to donate. This hits very close to home as we have numerous parents in our school family who work in the medical field. Our prayers are with you all.

 

SERVICE PROJECT:

  • As some of you know, our middle students have spent the last several years visiting the residents of the Leland Nursing Home. Eighth grader, Haylie Rogers, misses this monthly trip and knows how much the residents look forward to the visit. In an effort to continue our service to the residents during this time when they are not receiving any visitors, she is requesting the help of all our students. She would like students to make cards to spread cheer. If you would like to participate, please send these cards to:

The Leland of Laurel Run

120 West Main St.

Waynesboro, PA 17268 

SQUARE 1 ART FUNDRAISER:

  • Simply click on Square 1 Art shopsite, and click on "Find Your Child's Art", and enter your state, school name, and your child's name. If having trouble, please reference the email sent out by Sarah Stansfield on Friday or click here.

SPRING PICTURE ORDERS:

  • Some of you have inquired about spring pictures. Pictures Plus is not an essential business and therefore will also be closed until further notice. We will make sure everyone receives orders either through pick up or mail.

REMINDERS:

  • Please send in all tuition paperwork and intent to return forms asap. You can scan and email to Sylvia Cartwright at scartwright@saintandrewschool.org.

  • All families need to go to the FACTS website to register for the 2020-21 school year. Please click this link to set up your FACTS agreement.

  • Here is an extra copy of the tuition packet for those who may have displaced them.

CONFIRMATION NEWS:

  • Confirmation students should work to complete their letter to Bishop Gainer as directed.  The letters were due back by the end of the month, but we will adjust that date as directed by the Diocese. 

HERSHEY PARK TICKETS:

  • The deadline for Hershey Park Group Sale tickets has been extended to April 26, 2020, so no worries about the previous deadline. 

SCRIP NEWS:

  • Scrip Cards are still available and we have a large inventory of Martin's and Walmart. Peg Wagaman can be contacted via email (pwagaman@saintandrewschool.org) if anyone wants to make arrangements to purchase these.   We won't be able to fill Klines, NuVogue or China Maple at this time.  A reminder to use the online purchasing available through ShopwithScrip.com, as explained in the papers sent home in the last Thursday folder prior to school closing. The online enrollment code is AB1L6E36873.

RUNNING CLUB:

YEARBOOK REQUEST:

  • All 8th grade parents need to send a baby picture to the email below asap.

  • The yearbook staff is requesting pictures from any and all SACS events for 2019-20. Please email pictures to Mrs. Watts at kwatts@saintandrewschool.org. ​

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Thursday, April 9- Monday, April 13- No School (Spring Break)

  • Thursday, April 16- Midterm Progress Report

 

 

Blessings!

Lindsay Salmon                    

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