SCE Welcome to the new school year




Dear Scottish Corners Families, 

 Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  All of us here at Scottish Corners are looking forward to beginning a new school year, seeing our returning students and families, and welcoming new students and families to our SCE community.  We are excited learn and work together as we support our students and encourage them to Make Their Mark!

Our SCE staff is already busy preparing and planning for the year ahead and we hope that the contents of this letter will assist as you look forward to the new school year. We want to send special thanks to our dedicated custodial team who has worked non-stop to ensure that our school is ready. We also thank you in advance for your time and for preparing your child(ren) for the new school year.

Since our communication in June, we have gained some new staff members! We welcome Speech and Language Therapist Melissa Pope, Adaptive Physical Education Teacher Jordan Ramos, and Numeracy Coaches Abby Farris and McKenzie Zimmerman to our SCE team! 

Beginning of the year items: 

Dublin City Schools Online “Back to School” Registration Portal: During the week of July 10th, you should have received a letter in the mail with instructions on how to fill out your back to school forms and update your information using our new online portal. Forms must be completed online prior to the first day of school on August 16. 

If you have not already done so, please fill out the required forms and update your information, please visit this link: http://www.dublinschools.net/backtoschool.aspx You will need to complete these required forms in order to facilitate the smooth delivery of schedules and teacher assignments.

Teacher Assignments: During the week of August 7th, you will receive an email from Dublin City Schools telling you who your child’s teacher will be. Make sure you have updated information on the Dublin City Schools Back to School/Online Registration Portal so you are sure to receive this email.

Student Handbook: Parents/students are asked to read the Dublin City Schools Student Handbook on our Back to School/Online Registration Portal. Simply sign to acknowledge that you have read the handbook for the 2017-2018 school year.   

Communication: This year we will again communicate with you by emailing information and by posting information on the Scottish Corners website. You can also follow us on Twitter @sceDCSD and receive district news and updates at @DublinSchools 

School Supplies:  You may recall that our PTO sponsored a school supply pre-sale last spring. Pre-ordered supplies will be sent directly to our school and will be delivered to your child’s classroom.  For those of you who were not able to pre-order, school supply lists are available to view @ http://www.dublinschools.net/scottishcornerselementary_home.aspx    

Kindergarten: If you have a kindergarten student joining us this year, remember the first 2 days are “Phase-In days,” so your child will only attend ONE day the first 2 days.  This allows us to acclimate kindergarteners to school in a smaller group setting. If you are unsure of your child’s Phase-In day, please call our school office.

Arrival and DismissalOur school day will begin at 9:10 a.m. and will end at 3:40 p.m. for students in grades 1-5. Morning Kindergarten time will be 9:10-11:50 a.m. and afternoon Kindergarten time will be 1:00-3:40 p.m. Students will be permitted to go to their classroom at 9:00 and class will begin promptly at 9:10. Supervision cannot be provided for those who arrive prior to 9:00, so for the safety of all, please do not arrive prior to 9:00 a.m.  Student drop-off and pick-up procedures will remain the same. Buses will drop off students in the loop between 8:50-9:00 a.m. and pick-up students in the loop @ 3:40 p.m. Once buses leave the loop, duty teachers will guide students and cars for drop-off and pick-up.  Cars will not be permitted in the loop with buses. 

Transportation:  The week prior to school, you will be able to view your child’s bus route on the school website. Bus numbers, routes, and times will also be posted on the Back To School page next week: http://www.dublinschools.net If you have further transportation questions, you may call the transportation department at 764-5926. Students who require alternative transportation may download and complete the form at http://www.dublinschools.net/Forms.aspx

School lunches:  The price of a student lunch, including milk will be $2.55. Milk only can be purchased for $.50.  Money can be added to your child’s lunch account through our district website.  Information regarding our district’s free and reduced lunch program can also be found on our district website.

WalkthroughOur Walkthrough event will be Tuesday, August 15th.  This is a time that students and parents are invited to come to school, find their classroom, and meet their teacher.  Please see Important Dates below for Walkthrough times as well as times for our PTO sponsored Chill Out and PTO Sprit wear sale which will all take place on Aug 15th

New Families to Scottish Corners (Grades 1-5) All families that are new to Scottish Corners are invited to attend the New Student Orientation @ SCE on Thursday, August 10th from 10:30-11:30am. The orientation will include a tour of SCE and a time for questions.

Parent Teacher Organization: We are fortunate to have a supportive PTO at SCE! Access information and important dates @ http://www.dublinschools.net/Scot_PTO.aspx

Important Dates

July 31st

SCE office opened for the 2017-2018 school year

 

August 10th

New student orientation (for 1st – 5th grade students who are brand new to SCE)

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

August 15th     

a.m. Kindergarten student walkthrough:        

p.m. Kdg & Grades 1-5 student walkthrough: 

PTO Chill Out                         

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

August 16th

First Day for students in Grades 1-5

 

August 16th 17th    

Kindergarten Phase-In Days

 

August 18th   

All Kindergarten students report to school

 

August 31st

Curriculum Night

6-6:45 p.m. grades k, 1,2

7-7:45 p.m. grades 3,4,5

September 4th

No School ~ Labor Day

 

 

We look forward to seeing all of you soon. In the meantime, enjoy these summer days with your families!

 

Mrs. Janet Rinefierd

Scottish Corners ES principal

 

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