Weekly Announcements for Week of January 11

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,
This is Sally Whitelock and Benita Cervantes with announcements for the week of January 11 for the Edison Eagles…

Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time. We would like to continue to encourage everyone to stay healthy and do your part to get our community more healthy – wear masks, socially distance, wash your hands, keep your social groups very small. We all need to work together to keep our students in school in person as long as possible. THANK YOU!

Return to In person learning
* Kindergarten – 5th grade students who have chosen online learning for the 2nd semester will continue learning remotely with the same schedule and will continue using Seesaw to submit assignments.
* ECE-5th grade students who have chosen in person learning, will begin attending school in person, at Edison on January 11. The in person school day will be 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Specials will continue to be remote, asynchronous and students will be expected to do these lessons/activities at home.
– Students who attend school in person will continue to be required to follow health precautions to include: All students will stay in their classrooms throughout the day except for bathroom breaks, recess and outdoor learning. Both breakfast and lunch will be served in the classroom. All students will have their own sets of school supplies that they use each day and will not be shared with other students. All students will be required to wear masks while on school grounds and socially distance as much as possible.
– Students will bring their school supplies and Chromebooks to school and back home each day in case of a quarantine or return to remote learning.

Picture Day
Lifetouch will be at Edison on Thursday, January 14 to take picture retakes for ECE-2nd grade in person students and pictures for all 3rd-5th grade and online students.

If your student is learning 100% online and you would like a school picture, please plan to bring your child(ren) to Edison on Thursday, March 14 between either 8:00-9:00 AM or 2:40-4:00 PM. Online students will enter the building through the front doors and go to the gym for pictures, wear masks except when taking pictures, and then leave the building upon completion of the picture.

Read-a-Thon
The Read-a-Thon took take place December 18 – January 4th. We hope students enjoyed reading and read A LOT over break. You can still donate to the Read-a-thon in one of the two following ways:
Venmo: @EdisonElementaryPTA (Edison gets 100%)
Use Read For My Schools and Stripe (Edison gets 90%)

PTA Meeting – virtual
Please join us at our January PTA meeting on Thursday, January 14 at 6:00 PM. Meeting link: meet.google.com/axi-uavx-ujx

Edison Spirit Friday
Friday, January 15 – Jersey/Sports dress up day

Registration for Before and Afterschool Discovery Link opens December 16th
Discovery Link will resume typical before and after school programming on January 11th . Registration opened December 16th.
– If you have previously enrolled in Discovery Link, to register go to: https://connect.schoolcareworks.com/login.jsp
– If you’re new to Discovery Link, to register go to: https://www.schoolcareworks.com/registration/dps/start_registration.jsp
– If you need access to a different site’s calendar, please email us at discovery_link@dpsk12.org.

Virtual Passions Day – Community assistance needed!
Culture and Passions Day will be on Friday, March 26 during the school day. Our theme will be “Pursuing Passions help us connect people with Respect and Compassion”. During the school day, students will watch videos from parents and community members sharing a passion/interest, cultural tradition, or career, as well as, engage in activities in their classroom related to passions, culture and career.

If you, your relatives, or your friends are interested in creating a 10-15 minute video presentation for our students for Passions Day, please sign up at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/655BKNP
– After you sign up, you will receive additional information from Mrs. Dougherty regarding details for the presentation video.

Free COVID testing for DPS students
DPS is expanding their partnership with COVID Check Colorado to offer free COVID-19 testing to students to support a safe return to school. Students will now be able to take an initial COVID-19 test before coming back to school as well as ongoing screening tests every other week.
– To register, please go to: https://www.primarybio.com/members/sign_up?redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.primarybio.com%2Fm%2Fr%2Fdenverps&test_group=denverps
Testing sites: https://covidcheckcolorado.org/where-to-test/

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