Indian Beat

November 2020

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November 2020   -  Important Dates

Nov 25-29 Thanksgiving Break

Dec 2 Picture Day - Bring your best smile

In-Person Learners will attend with homeroom teacher

Remote Learning may attend for photos from 2:30-4:30  

Dec 7 Domino’s Pizza Fundraiser

Dec 11 Decorate Yourself Day

Dec 15 December Board of Education Meeting 

Dec 18 Spirit Day - Purple Up

Student of the Month

End of 2nd Quarter, Dismissal is at 11:50 am

Dec 19 - Jan 3 Winter Break

Jan 4 Classes Resume

Jan 18 No School - Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Jan 19 Board of Education Meeting

Jan 22 Crazy Hair Day

A Note from the Principal

Ms. Riechmann

There's not much I can say that hasn't already been said, but thank you once again to our incredible community. Together we made remote learning and transitioning back to onsite learning a successful one for our students. We are surviving an experience that none of us could have imagined in our lives and our students and staff are stronger for it.  New connections with families have been formed and strengthened, new ways of learning have been explored, tested to the extreme and adapted, and we all have some incredible stories to tell our grandchildren one day...

 This has been a great opportunity for us as a staff to stop and reflect on what we value, what we identify as critical to student success, and make changes where needed. We have been forced to look at education in a different way and we know when we reach the other side of the pandemic, we, as educators will be stronger, wiser and more creative than ever before.  

 Thank you again to our community for the support it has shown to our staff and other SES families.  There are many stories out there that most of us never hear.  If at any time you feel your child is struggling academically or emotionally, please reach out to classroom teachers, social workers, or administration for support.

 On behalf of the faculty and administration at SES, thank you for all you do to support your child and our school and we wish each of our students and their families a very peaceful Thanksgiving. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS. VICKI BLACK - Emerson Electric Teaching Award

On behalf of the students, administration, and faculty of Scott Elementary School, congratulations to Pre-K teacher Vicki Black for being named an award winner of the Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes 100 teachers in the St. Louis area for displaying excellence in their field. Mrs. Black displays this excellence on a daily basis. Her passion for teaching and for her students as individuals is unbridled. We could not be more proud of Mrs. Black and this prestigious accomplishment. Congratulations Mrs. Vicki Black!

Welcome to our new Scott Elementary Students and Families!

Each new school year brings many new students and families from all over the world to Scott Elementary School in Mascoutah School School District 19.  Please feel free to reach out to any staff member or the school office if there is anything we can assist with.  This year brings new challenges for students and families, please know we are here to help you in any way possible. 

Second Semester (Jan 4 -  May 21)

Second semester is fast approaching and an email has been sent to all families to choose between “in person” learning or “remote” learning.  

Parents only need to fill out the survey if they want to change their child’s placement for the second semester.  You will need to complete a form for every child attending Scott Elementary, if you wish to make a change from the current mode of learning. 

The form to complete is attached here:   

Click to complete the form.

Decisions must be made by December 1 and the placement will be in effect until the end of the 20-21 school year. 

We will begin to assign teachers in the month of December and make parents aware of the teacher placement prior to the holiday break in December.  

If your child is an “in person” learner and is required to quarantine for a period of time, requested school work will be sent home for the student.  There will not be remote learning available for in person students during absences as these teachers have in-person teaching responsibilities during the school day.  

 

Welcome New Scott Elementary Staff Members

SES welcomes each of our new staff members to our school family!

Angela Alvarado - English as a Second Language Instructor

Lauren Barr - Learning Resource Instructor

Brandon Bauer - Special Education PreK/Kindergarten

Samantha Beyer - 3rd Grade Teacher

Katelyn Marifian - 5th Grade Teacher

Melissa Slocum- Librarian

Kaitlyn Sweeney - Speech Pathologist 

Attendance

If your child is sick, has a doctor appointment or unable to attend zoom/school for the day, please contact the office at 618-746-4738 so we can mark your child as excused for the day.  If we do not hear from parents/guardians regarding an absence, it will be an unexcused absence.  Emailing or contacting the teacher in addition to the office is fine, but contacting the teacher only at times results in not all messages forwarded to the office to excuse an absence. You can leave a message on the attendance line at any time during the day or night.  

If choose to leave a message on the school answering system, please leave Your child’s name

Teacher

Reason for the absence

Call back number 

Where to Find the Indian Beat

The Indian Beat Newsletter can be found on the school website, every month within the first few days of each month. You will also receive an email from Ms. Riechmann letting you know that the newsletter has been released.   Please check The Indian Beat for important events and information that will be happening at school.

Picture Day at SES

School picture day is coming to SES on December 2.  All students will have their pictures taken.  The school district uses these pictures for our Skyward software system, and we use them in the school yearbook.  Picture retake day will be 

January 27.

Our in person learners will have their picture taken during the school day while at school.  Our remote learners are invited to have their picture taken from 2:30-4:30 on December 2nd. The gate between base and school will NOT be open for pictures. Remote learners will enter the front cafeteria doors - please follow the signs.    

Masks must be worn while on campus and can be taken off once the child is in position for the picture.  Social distancing will be required as well.

Lifetouch will be sending a link to all families to order their portraits online.  Flyers have been sent home if you prefer to pay with cash or check to Lifetouch.  

Gate Hours

The gate on Patriots Drive into Scott Elementary School is manned by SAFB Security Forces.  It is only open on days when school is in session.  

Gate hours are 7:45-8:45 am and 1:30-2:15 pm.  

You must have a Military ID and a gate pass from Scott Elementary School to use the gate.  If you have not gotten your gate pass from the school, you may contact the office to complete a request form.  The school phone number is 618-746-4738.