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September 2019

Adams Elementary - September 2019

Keeping You Informed

Important September Dates 

September Events

  • 2nd -No School/Labor Day
  • 3rd - First Day of School- Staggered Start for K
  • 4th - Staggered Start for K
  • 5th - Packer/Bear Day/Favorite Team Day
  • 6th - Red & White/Badger Spirit Day
  • ●  PTA - Kona Ice after school
  • 9th - PTA Meeting at 4:00 PM
  • 20th - Picture Day

Stay connected on our School calendar LINK

Looking Ahead 

 October Events

  • 4th - Red & White Spirit Day
  • 14th - PTA Meeting at 4:00 PM
  • 23rd - Conferences 4:00-8:00 PM
  • 24th - No School/Conferences 8:00-6:00 PM
  • 25th - No School

Office Hours - 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

We look forward to greeting you at the following doors:

●   Door 1 - E. Memorial

●   Door 7 - Walker Street

We’re also just a phone call away:

●   Main Line - 743-6300

●   Attendance-743-6330

○   Leave a message 24 hours a day

 

Check out the following information:

●  A Note from the Principal

●  Parent Teacher Association

●  Title 1 School

●  Back to School Safety

●  Lunchroom Updates

 

●  School District of Janesville:

○  Child Find

○  Confidentiality

●  Coats for Kids

Dear Adams Families,

Welcome Back! I can’t wait to see all families and students as we embark on the 2019-20 school year. I hope that you had a wonderful summer with friends and families. September marks that start of the new year, along with new beginnings and opportunities for your child. That start of the school year is very special for all of us. It is a time to build relationships with families and students. We understand that educating a child is a team effort and we look forward to working with all of you this year. We want all parents and guardians to be engaged in our Adams Community. There are several different ways by joining our PTA, attending our Family Fun Nights and/or volunteering. Our website also has current events and an event calendar, so please check it out regularly for the fun!

 Parent Teacher Association

Please join the Parent Teacher Association.  The organization brings Adams staff and families together to help raise funds for our school, offering family events and enhance our community!  Here are the dates for the first two meetings of the year at 4:00 PM.

●  September 9th

●  October 14th

Sign up and pay online!  It’s easy.  Control/Click here for the Online PTA membership enrollment for the Online PTA membership enrollment and select the PTA membership option, fill out the form and enter your payment.

Title 1 School

Adams Elementary is a Title 1 school and as a parent you can request a copy of the district’s involvement policy.  Adams Elementary has a strong history of PTA and Family Involvement to build a strong community around the school.  This is available at your request and you can obtain information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher and support staff that deliver support for your child.  Please fill out your 2019-2020 Alternate Household Income Form and return it to your child’s teacher.  This will help us remain a Title 1 School.

Back to School Safety

Attendance

Attendance is a key piece to student growth and achievement.  However, illnesses come around and if your child is not able to attend school please notify the office by calling the attendance line, 608-743-6330.  Parents/Guardians are able to leave a message 24 hours a day.

Morning Supervision

Supervision starts at 8:05 a.m. every morning, which is lead by Adams staff.  Upon arrival on school grounds, students will head to their designated arrival/dismissal areas to prepare for school.  We no longer have breakfast before school in the morning and breakfast will be served in the classroom.

Crosswalks

Crosswalks are marked areas to help pedestrians and bikers get to where they need to go.  The areas also signal drivers to be cautious for pedestrians and bikers.  Whether guiding your child/children or teaching safety at home, please review the crosswalk areas.

Drop Off Locations

Thank you so much for using the designated areas for drop off which are located on East Memorial Drive and Walker Street.  We appreciate that you keep other areas that have obstructed views - such as the parking lot, the playground, and bus zones clear to ensure safety for all students.

Arrival/Dismissal Doors and Supervision

Arrival Time and Supervision starts at 8:05 am

K-Door #1

1st- Door #2

2nd-Door #7

3rd- Door #5

4th- Door #4

5th- Door #4

Dismissal Time is 3:08.  We understand things come up, but for student safety students will be brought back to the office by 3:15 pm.

Lunchroom Updates

Breakfast/Lunch

Both breakfast and lunch will be NO COST to families as part of the Community Eligibility Provision which provides free lunch and breakfast to all students.  What does this mean?  Breakfast will be served in the classroom around 8:15 a.m.  This is courtesy of the United States Food and Nutrition Service as Adams Elementary School met the qualifying criteria.

Snack Milk

Snack milk is also covered as part of the Community Eligibility Provision.  Every student will receive a milk each day with their breakfast!  We will no longer collect money for snack milk.

Grade Level Lunch Hours

Grade

Lunch Time

In Lunchroom

Outside

K

11:00-11:30 a.m.

11:00  a.m.

11:15 a.m.

Grade 1

11:20-11:50 a.m.

11:20  a.m.

11:35 a.m.

Grade 2

12:40 -1:10 p.m.

12:40  p.m.

12:55 p.m.

Grade 3

12:20 -12:50 p.m.

12:20  p.m.

12:35 p.m.

Grade 4

11:40 -12:10 p.m.

11:40  a.m.

11:55 a.m.

Grade 5

12:00 -12:30 p.m.

12:00  p.m.

12:15 p.m.

Joining Students for Lunch

Lunch is a special time of day, but safety is our number one concern.  Please notify the school 24 hours in advance if anyone other than the legal parent or guardian will join a student for lunch.  You can send a note with your child to the school office and/or teacher.  Thank you so much for assisting with student safety.  We appreciate your cooperation in developing a safe environment at Adams Elementary.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus are located on our Website!

Adams Website Link

Child Find Notice

 “The school district must locate, identify and evaluate all resident children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.” The school district has a special education program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district and who have not graduated from high school. Upon request the school district will screen any resident child who has not graduated high school to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by contacting Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services for the School District of Janesville at 743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin St., Janesville WI 53548.

Annually the district conducts developmental screening of preschool children. Each child’s motor, communication and social skills are observed at various play areas. Each child is weighed and measured, and the child’s hearing and vision is checked. The information is used to provide the parent with a profile of their child’s current development and to provide suggestions for follow up activities. Parents learn about community services available to them and speak with representatives of agencies serving families. The information from screening is also used to determine whether a child should be evaluated for a suspected disability. When school staff reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability, they refer the child for evaluation by a school district Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Developmental screening will be a part of the kindergarten screening this Spring. Watch for dates at your local school.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to report the child to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parents that the referral will be made. The referral must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. Others who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child to the school district in which the child resides. A referral of a child residing in the School District of Janesville may be sent to Kimberli Peerenboom at the school district address above.”

School District of Janesville

CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES

 The School District of Janesville is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children.  The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find.  This agency conducts the following child find activities each year in the form of Early Childhood and Speech and Language Developmental Screenings. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities.  This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed.

The school district gathers personally identifiable information on any child who participates in child find activities.  Parents, teachers, and other professionals provide information to the school related to the child’s academic performance, behavior, and health.  This information is used to determine whether the child needs special education services.  Personally identifiable information directly related to a child and maintained by the school is a pupil record. Pupil records include records maintained in any way including, but not limited to, computer storage media, video and audiotape, film, microfilm, and microfiche. Records maintained for personal use by a teacher and not available to others and records available only to persons involved in the psychological treatment of a child are not pupil records.

 The school district maintains several classes of pupil records.

●  "Progress records" include grades, courses the child has taken, the child's attendance record, immunization records, required lead screening records, and records of school extra-curricular activities. Progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the child ceases to be enrolled.

●  "Behavioral records" include such records as psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating specifically to the pupil's behavior, tests relating specifically to achievement or measurement of ability, physical health records other than immunization and lead screening records, law enforcement officers' records, and other pupil records that are not "progress records." Law enforcement officers' records are maintained separately from other pupil records. Behavioral records may be maintained for no longer than one year after the child graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled, unless the parent specifies in writing that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time. The school district informs parents when pupil records are no longer needed to provide special education. At the request of the child's parents, the school district destroys the information that is no longer needed.

●  "Directory data" includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received, and the name of the school most recently previously attended by the student.

●  "Pupil physical health records" include basic health information about a pupil, including the pupil's immunization records, an emergency medical card, a log of first aid and medicine administered to the pupil, an athletic permit card, a record concerning the pupil's ability to participate in an education program, any required lead screening records, the results of any routine screening test, such as for hearing, vision or scoliosis, and any follow-up to the test, and any other basic health information, as determined by the state superintendent. Any pupil record relating to a pupil's physical health that is not a pupil physical health record is treated as a patient health care record under sections 146.81 to 146.84, Wisconsin Statutes. Any pupil record concerning HIV testing is treated as provided under section 252.15, Wisconsin Statutes.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and section 118.125, Wisconsin Statutes, afford parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") the following rights with respect to education records:

●  The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of receipt of the request. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The school district will comply with the request without unnecessary delay and before any meeting about an individualized education program, or any due process hearing, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. If any record includes information on more than one child, the parents of those children have the right to inspect and review only the information about their child or to be informed of that specific information. Upon request, the school district will give a parent or eligible student a copy of the progress records and a copy of the behavioral records. Upon request, the school district will give the parent or eligible student a list of the types and locations of education records collected, maintained, or used by the district for special education. The school district will respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. A representative of the parent may inspect and review the records.

●  The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask [Name of] School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

●  The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that federal and state law authorize disclosure without consent. The exceptions are stated in 34 CFR 99.31, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and section 118.125(2)(a) to (m) and sub. (2m), Wisconsin Statutes. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Also the district discloses "directory data" without consent, unless the parent notifies the district that it may not be released without prior parental consent.

●  The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.

Coats for Kids

September 23th – October 14th 2019

Please donate warm winter wear for needy families in Janesville and North Rock County,

Needed: Clean chlidren & adults’ winter jackets & coats, snow pants, gloves, scarves, hats & boots – Please no adult dress coats. No broken zippers No sweatshirts or fleece jackets or summer clothing.

Thank you

Locations for donations:

Dan’s Creston Park Laundromat IGA/Sentry East Milton Piggly Wiggly Shopko
1630 Randolph Rd 2822 E. Milwaukee St. 727 S. Janesville St. Highway 14
Sentry West Schnuck’s Super Market 1st Community Bank of Milton Premier Bank
2501 West Court 1501 Creston Park Dr. 202 Merchants Row, Milton 1400 Blackbridge Dr.
Woodman’s Market Festival Foods Choice Cleaners
2819 N. Lexinton 2233 Humes Rd

610 E. Memorial

2919 N. Lexingtion

1926 E. Milwaukee

And ALL Janesville Elementary Schools

Distribution :

The Salvation Army on the corner of Glean & Southerland on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9 am – 3 pm.  Children must be present to receive a coat. Proof of residence is necessary. All coats/items are free, clean and available to all ages. This is a community service project of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary.

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