A Note From Our Principal:
Welcome to the 2019/2020 school year! Summer has come to an end and another school year is upon us. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our new families, and a sincere thank you to returning families and those that chose to spend their summer with us. We enjoyed making memories with your children!
We recognize that this is a busy time for many families and are using this month’s school newsletter to include reminders on school closures, communication, security and more. Please read through this newsletter carefully, and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Holiday Closures & School Year Calendar
Our school does not follow the local elementary school schedule as we are open more days per year. For the 2019-2020 school year the days we are closed are:
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Eve
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
You can access our school year calendar here for a printable version to use as a reference.
Links 2 Home
If you’re not currently receiving photos and daily reports for your child you can easily change this by downloading the Links 2 Home app on your phone. Just type ‘Links 2 Home’ in the search bar for the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. After downloading Links 2 Home you can register with the same email address that you used to enroll your child in our school. Links 2 Home also allows you to leave drop-off notes for your child and notify your child’s teacher of absences. If you’re having issues accessing Links 2 Home please let us know.
As a reminder, each family does have their own door code for the black key pad at the front door. If you are unsure of your code, please ask anyone at the front desk; we are happy to help. The iPad located at the front desk should be used to check your child in and out of the classroom each day. This helps us to keep a log of when and who is dropping off and picking up each student.
I would also like to remind everyone of our evacuation protocols in case of emergency. You will be notified in the event of an emergency, such as a fire or chemical leak. Our primary evacuation site is at the McDonald’s next door to the school. Our secondary evacuation site is behind the AMPM, also next door to the school. When we notify you of the evacuation, we will also let you know which evacuation site you will find the staff and students.
As always, your children’s safety is out top priority.
We truly appreciate all of the families that attend our school. You all help us to create a community here at Touchstone, where the students can learn, grow, and feel a sense of belonging. To thank you, stop by the front desk on September 20th for pastries and coffee!
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September 2nd- Closed for Labor Day
September 3rd- Meet and Greet 4:30-6:30 PM
September 13th- Dress Up Day: Wear Your Favorite Color
September 19th: Back to School Night 5:30-7:00PM
September 20th- Parent Appreciation Breakfast
Maddie Krieck; Principal