January 18, 2018
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NO SCHOOL - FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
Second Quarter Ends January 18
Benchmark Reports Available Soon!
Benchmark reports are available online Friday, January 26 at 6:00pm here!
If you have any questions regarding absences, please contact the school office at 662-7958. Questions regarding grades should be directed to your child's teacher.
Absences and tardies are recorded as follows: If a child misses over 20 minutes but less than 2 hours of school, it is recorded as tardy and is considered a partial day absence. Time missed less than 20 minutes is considered a tardy but not counted towards a partial day absence. Time missed beyond 2 hours will be recorded as an absence. Absences for a partial or full day beyond 10 days without a written excuse from a health care professional are marked truant. A detailed brochure regarding the district’s attendance policy is online here.
Jump Rope for Heart
The event is scheduled for the week of February 5-9. All Forest Glen students will be participating in the event during their physical education classes. Watch your child's backpack and newsletters for further details.
Forest Glen Food Drive
January is Forest Glen’s annual school-wide food drive to benefit the districts Giving Tree! The 4th graders will be visiting the pantry at the end of the month to stock the shelves and learn about the pantry and just how it helps families in our district.
The classroom with the most donations will receive an ice cream party sponsored by The Giving Tree! Please send non-perishable food items to your child’s teacher through Jan. 29th.
Currently the pantry is low on: Ramen noodles, boxes of oatmeal, cereal and canned pasta.
Note: Please check expiration dates before sending food in to be donated!
Thank you in advance for your participation!
The Fourth Grade Team & The HSSD Giving Tree
DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
Please remember to send your child with appropriate outer wear each day. This should include winter jacket, snow pants,
boots, mittens/gloves and hat. Please remember to label all items with child's name. As a rule all children go outside daily when the weather temperature, factoring in the wind chill, is at or above zero degrees. This can be a long time when you feel chilled! Some students are also walking to and from school and some may be standing at a bus stop for several minutes. We want all our children to stay healthy so they can do their best at school!
See what's happening in music at Forest Glen by checking out Forest Glen Music Room Facebook page!
Attention 4th grade parents!
Our Fourth Grade students will be learning to play the recorder as part of their music classes. Recorder lessons will be integrated into their music classes with the goals of applying their music reading and group playing skills along with developing recorder technique and preparing them for their fifth grade music classes. Each student will need one recorder. Due to the wide variety of recorders that are available to purchase, students will need to either purchase one through the school or have their own recorder from home approved by the music teacher during music class. (No wooden or toy recorders will be accepted).
Students will receive their recorders in February when we start the unit and they may keep their recorders at the end of the school year. For more information, recorder form, and to purchase a recorder, click here !
Lineville Intermediate School Music Choices
In March parents of 4th graders will be asked to choose a 5th grade music class. Course descriptions and registration information will be available on March 14th, and parents and students will learn about band, chorus, and orchestra classes at Lineville. A selection must be made and the registration completed within two weeks.
Parents who desire more information at this time are invited to visit the music class websites, which are linked to the Lineville home page: http://linevillehssd.weebly.com
Importance of School Attendance!
If your child will be absent due to an appointment, it is recommended that you attain an excuse from your provider for the date and time of the visit and return the excuse to the school office. This will ensure that the absence is noted as an excused absence or tardy. Appointment cards will NOT be accepted as an excuse.
Call to report your child's daily absence by calling the school's attendance line at 662-7990.
NEW!! Report your child's absence online here : http://forestglenhssd.weebly.com/electronic-absence-form.html
Monitor your child’s tardies and absences through the district website: http://powerschool.hssd.k12.wi.us/public/
Click here for more information about the importance of attendance from the State Superintendent's office.
EMERGENCY CLOSINGS AND DELAYS
Inclement weather may necessitate the closing or delay of schools. If schools are closed this will also include the cancellation of extracurricular activities and the events in the community pool unless otherwise announced. Please listen to local radio or television stations for school closings or delays. Such weather may also deter students from going outside during the school day. Please be sure that students are dressed appropriately for the weather. In addition to local radio and television, weather conditions can be checked on-line at www.hssd.k12.wi.us.
2017-2018 HSSD Calendar
School Highlights Continued
All-School Bowling Event - Friday, January 26, 2018!
Thank you to the Forest Glen PTO for fully sponsoring this event! Please click on the link below to find out more information about the event and to sign up your child!
Deadline for sign up is Friday, January 19!
Bowling Information and Sign-up
Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences
Conferences are set for the dates and times listed below.
Conferences are scheduled using the online system TEESO. The registration window is open Monday, February 12 through midnight Tuesday, February 18. Parents schedule a 10-15 minute time slot with their classroom and special education, ELL and/or speech teacher(s) if applicable. Other staff members are also available for a separate 15 minute time slot if desired. Click here for instructions on how to schedule! If your child works with an English Language Learner teacher, Speech teacher or Special Education teacher, please click here for additional instructions.If you do not have internet access to schedule, please contact the school office at 662-7958. All parents are strongly encouraged to attend a conference with their child's teacher.
Please email the following staff members to schedule a conference with them:
Also, Forest Glen will be hosting its annual Spring Book Fair in Pod C during parent teacher conferences. The book fair will be open at 3:30pm-8:00pm.
Please plan on attending our fair to help us put more books in the hands of our students at school and Forest Glen families at home, by connecting kids with books they want to read! All profit dollars earned from the book fair benefit Forest Glen by providing our students and teachers with opportunities to use those dollars to purchase books and build classroom libraries.
More information about the fair and how you can volunteer will be coming soon! Watch future newsletters!
Notes from the Nurse
For current information regarding health issues, click here!
Influenza information from Brown County Public Health
February is National Children's Dental Health Month. The district has partnered with the Bridging Brighter Smiles organization to provide dental health services to students at school. Please click here to read about the program and how you can take advantage of this program.
Find the latest PTO meeting agendas, news, minutes, reports and order forms by clicking here!
Sign up for HuTerra Reqards and give back to Forest Glen year round! Just download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store! Once you download the app, you can start earning money for Forest Glen! Watch how, here!
February 15, 20 - Figaro's/Cousins
March 15 - Marco's Pizza
April 18 - TBD
May 17 - Sweet Mimi'z
From Your School Board
The Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution on an operational referendum for the April 3, 2018 spring election ballot. This referendum differs from the April, 2017 referendum, in large part, because of the duration. The Board listened to the community through surveys and the Community Task Force Committee. The feedback was clear that the recurring nature of the April, 2017 referendum was not acceptable. The 5 year duration on the current referendum allows the district to address the immediate needs of class size, compensation, and facilities maintenance. As the Board works to address its financial challenges, we are committed to providing as much information as possible. For more information about the referendum, please visit www.hssd.k12.wi.us/referendum. If you have any questions for the Board of Education, please reach out to your board member listed in this article.
Speak Up 2017
The Speak Up Research Project polls K-12 students, parents and educators about the role of technology for learning in and out of school and represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder voice on digital learning. It is important that the Howard - Suamico School District students, parents, staff and community participate to assist our district in acquiring information for future planning needs. The Speak Up 2017 online surveys open October 16, 2017 through January 26, 2018. Please read more at Speak Up 2017 Flyer. Speak Up survey link: speakup.tomorrow.org; Student Password for all students is hssdspeakup
To access handouts/flyers for area community events click here. The HSSD Community Page includes a Google Calendar list highlighting community events for families in the villages of Howard & Suamico i.e. scouting, festivals, parades, etc. Visit the Howard - Suamico School District Website for school events i.e. Holiday Concerts, Plays, Musicals, Athletic and Art events using our FREE Mobile App is available for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices in both the iTunes App Store and also on Google Play.
Have you changed phone numbers, email addresses, work information, etc? If so, the new year-round student information update process for parents is available online!
Requesting Use of HSSD Facilities
Our schools now use the Activity Scheduler from rSchoolToday as our School Calendaring system. All of the information is updated in real-time. This link rSchoolToday Calendar walks you through the process to view the events you choose. Once you choose what you want to see on the report it gives the option to subscribe to the calendar. Begin reserving by clicking here!
Requests for facility usage are subject to approval based on administrative policy 7510.