Weekly Announcements for Week of January 4

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,

This is Sally Whitelock and Benita Cervantes with announcements for the week of January 4 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 get our students back into school in person as soon as possible. THANK YOU!

Happy Holidays
We hope everyone has a very safe, healthy and enjoyable holiday season!

The Read-a-Thon will take place December 18 – January 4th and has two goals.
* Keep students reading during the 18 days off of winter break.
* Raise money for classroom libraries and the Edison Library.
This year we will be using Read For My Schools to track students’ reading minutes and to support donations to the Read A Thon.
Families, help your student set up an account here ASAP!!! https://rfms.app/35311

There are two ways to donate to the Read-a-Thon:
* Venmo: @EdisonElementaryPTA (Edison gets 100%)
* Use Read For My Schools and Stripe (Edison gets 90%)
Students can earn cool prizes for reading over break! The goal is for all students to read for 400 minutes which is about 20 minutes a day. Students can of course read more than that and move up the leader board! Keep track of your reading and thank you for supporting Edison Elementary.

Winter Break
No school December 19-January 4. Please have a very nice vacation. We will see you on January 5.

Edison Spirit Friday
Friday, January 8 – Career dress up day

CSC Meeting
Thursday, January 7 at 4:30 PM – virtual meeting at: meet.google.com/whp-spfu-yvv

PTA Meeting
Thursday, January 7 at 6:00 PM – virtual meeting at: meet.google.com/axi-uavx-ujx

Registration for Before and Afterschool Discovery Link opens December 16th
Discovery Link will resume typical before and after school programming on January 11th at most schools. Registration opens December 16th by 6:00 a.m.
* 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.

Return to In person learning
** Please note, this is subject to change based on health conditions!

As you are aware, DPS is committed to returning students to in person learning as soon as possible while also monitoring health conditions within our city. Please plan on the following at Edison for January:
* Kindergarten – 5th grade students who have chosen online learning for the 2nd semester will return to school on January 5 remotely with the same schedule and will continue using Seesaw to submit assignments.
* ECE-5th grade students who have chosen in person learning, will attend school remotely from January 5-8 with the same schedule and will continue using Seesaw to submit assignments. These students will then 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.