The Katonah-Lewisboro Learning Commitment
In the KLSD, we will strive to create learning experiences for all students that are engaging, relevant, and take place in an active learning environment.
7:00 p.m. - Anticipated Executive Session
7:30 p.m. - Public Session
October 20, 2020
Dear IM Families,
We hope this communication finds you well as we approach the end of October. At this time, we wanted to share some information about the calendar, events, and programs.
Halloween is upon us! During the week of October 26, we invite students to wear orange, purple, and/or black for the season. Additionally, students will be involved in some classroom activities that relate to the fun holiday. With the help of our PTO and Kindergarten Teachers, Kindergarten teams will visit a pumpkin patch on our school property! This will be in lieu of our K parade. Classroom teachers will communicate more details in the near future.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
As a school, we continue to focus on our Kind, Responsible, and Safe mantra. Our daily school announcements and classroom morning meetings make connections to this theme and the SEL competencies such as self-awareness, social awareness, relationships, and decision-making. We will continue to focus on specific themes throughout the year. During October and November, the focus has been on feelings and emotion management and our clinicians, Dr. Schwartz and Mrs. Ryan have been visiting classrooms to lead the work in this area.
Please Mark your Calendar!
Tuesday, November 3: Schools Closed /Election Day/PD Day for Staff (No Remote Learning)
Wednesday, November 4: Schools Open (Cohort A and 4 Days on Site)
Wednesday, November 11: Schools Closed for Veteran’s Day (No Remote Learning)
Thursday, November 5/Cohort B: 12:15 pm. Dismissal for Students/6 p.m. – 8 p.m. P/T Conferences
Tuesday, November 10/Cohort A: 12:15 p.m. Dismissal for Students/1 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. P/T Conferences
Thursday, November 12/Cohort B: 12:15 p.m. Dismissal for Students/6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. P/T Conferences
In the coming weeks, you will receive a Connect Ed message asking you to sign up for parent/teacher conferences with your children’s teachers. 15 minutes conferences will take place via Zoom.
Monday, November 23: Cohort A and 4 Days on Site
Tuesday, November 24: Cohort B and 4 Days on Site
Wednesday, November 25: All Remote Day
Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27: Schools Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
On Wednesday, November 4 Interim Reports will be made available for families on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. In a typical year, we complete Progress Reports in November but given our new hybrid/remote model, we have revised the progress report schedule. The first progress report will be completed in January after we have had more time to work with your children. The November conferences and Interims will give you a sense of how your child is progressing in school.
Daily Health Screener
As of October 8, our District has been using the ezSCRN Screening System as our new daily health screening survey for students. You should have received an email from the District inviting you to the ezSCRN Screening System from firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions on how to access the APP and how to sign into your ezSCRN account was provided. If you did not receive this email, please check your junk folder. To see the APP’s features and functions, please watch this short video: https://vimeo.com/456510835. If you are having problems installing the app, the survey can also be accessed at this website: https://app.ezscrn.com/.
If you have not already done so, please download the ezSCRN APP on either your phone (through an APP or the phone mobile's browser) or in a web browser on a laptop/desktop computer. Please complete the health screener by 8:30 am each morning. If you do not complete the health screener, our school nurse, Mrs. Kopf, will need to follow up with your child in school. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in doing your part to keep IMES students and staff safe.
As a reminder, please call the school attendance line at 763-7150 if your child is absent from school. If your child is absent and no call is made, the school will attempt to contact you. Additionally, please send in a written excuse with your child when he/she returns to school.
Kerry Ford, Principal
Michael Weschler, Assistant Principal