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Parent Newsletter (5/17/21 - 5/28/21)

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May 17, 2021 - May 28, 2021

Kimberly Elementary School
3090 McMurray, Dr. SW, Atlanta GA 30311
(404) 802-7600 / (404) 802-9447
https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/kimberly
 
 
Principal's Weekly News Bulletin!

We finally made it!  We are on the home stretch; the last 7 days of this school year before many of us take a much needed break for the summer, while another large portion of us begin to start taking advantage of an opportunity to eliminate the learning loss caused by COVID-19.

Over the next couple of days of school, your students will be participating in End of the Year assessments and saying goodbye to their friends and teachers.  End of the Year Awards programs will be Virtual this school year.  They will follow this schedule:

Friday, May 21, 2021
Grades 1 - 4 End of the Year Virtual Awards Program
1:00p - 2:00p

Monday, May 24, 2021
Grade PK/K End of the Year Virtual Awards Program
11:00a - 12:00p

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Grade 5 Drive-Thru Commencement Program
9:30a - 10:30a

Virtual Award Links will be provided by the classroom teachers prior to the event.  Please make sure that you are connected via Class Dojo as that is likely where the links will be posted.  For In-Person students, the awards program will be followed by a classroom party.  Please note that due to COVID-19 Safety Protocols, we are NOT allowing parents/families to participate in In-Person activities.  Parents are able to support parties through donation of store bought items (that the teacher requests) only.

The teachers and staff at Kimberly have been working very hard to make this the BEST YEAR YET for your youngsters.  We believe that 'Virtually, We Can Do Anything!'

5/10 - 5/18
Benchmark Testing (Gr 2)

5/18/21
Surveillance Testing
7:30a
Bunche Middle School Virtual Transition Meeting
5:30p

5/19/21
Asynchronous Wednesday

5/21/21
Gr 1 - 4 Virtual Awards Program / EOY Party
1:00p - 2:00p

5/24/21
PK/K Virtual Awards Program / EOY Party
11:00a - 12:00p

5/25/21
5th Grade Drive-Thru Commencement Program
9:30a - 10:30a

5/26/21
Last Day of School
In-Person Learning Day
 
Academic Recovery (Summer School in APS)
We recognize that learning loss has occurred throughout the pandemic. To mitigate that impact, we plan to launch the Summer Academic Recovery Academy (ARA) over the next three summers. I’m happy to share that All APS students can attend and are welcome to register for the academy. The registration window will be open from April 1st through May 14th

Summer APS Social Media Ad - YouTube

If you have any problems registering online, you can either call Ms. King @ 404-802-7600 or complete this Google Form and we will register your child on your behalf.


KinderCamp (July 12 -23)
If you know or have a child that will be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, please register for our Therrell Cluster Kindercamp for Rising Kindergartners! Click on link below to register. We have a few more openings! Register Here:  https://tinyurl.com/yfpnpxd7


Device Collection (May 24 - May 26)


Take Home Meal Kits (Discontinued)
Many of you may have realized that your scholar didn't come home on Friday with a meal pack.  The Nutrition department notified us that due to current limitation with the District's vendor, SFE, they will have to discontinue the Take-Home Meals service.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting
Parents of students who have been exposed to, or tested positive for COVID-19 should take the following actions:
  1. Contact the school nurse or principal and report your exposure or positive test
    1. Call the School Nurse: (404) 802-7613
    2. Email the Nurse: ldudley@atlanta.k12.ga.us
    3. Email the Principal:  jlsalley@atlanta.k12.ga.us
  2. Plan to quarantine for at least 10 - 14 days and take a COVID-19 test after the 10th day, prior to returning to school.
  3. Completing the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form at: http://tinyAPS.com/?CovidStudentForm
  4. Contact your child's teacher for information on joining their Virtual Simultaneous Classroom
    1. Teacher Contact Information

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is continuing its effort to keep everyone in our schools and buildings safe by making COVID-19 Surveillance Testing available to all students and staff. COVID-19 Surveillance Testing is a non-diagnostic test that detects the presence of COVID-19 even in individuals who may be asymptomatic. The benefits of surveillance testing include allowing APS to test, receive test results (within 24 hours) and notify individuals of a clinically significant reading before coming to school or work.
 
While participation in surveillance testing is not required for students, it will be strongly encouraged. The success of this mitigation strategy, and the District’s ability to return and keep students in school, is based on high levels of staff and student participation. APS is exploring all options as it relates to the administration of surveillance testing for staff and will be providing staff training, information sessions, and other staff engagement opportunities as part of this process. 

Read the Privacy Policy for COVID testing here (haga clic aquí para español)

Download and complete your COVID Testing Consent Form:  STUDENT, English  |  STUDENT, español |  STAFF


CurbSmart - After School Dismissal Process


As a result of COVID-19 we have to implement new policies and procedures for student arrival and dismissal.  CurbSmart is an easy-to-use app that instantly synchronizes pick-up lane arrivals, allowing school administrators inside and outside to coordinate the safe and organized release of students after school.  Administrators use the application by entering hang tag numbers into a smartphone or other device in which Inside Administrators view a list of student names on another device at a location where they release the students. 
In an effort to provide the safest and most efficient release of students from our school, please be advised of the following rules and procedures:
  • You’ll be issued a hangtag with a number. Please display this hangtag in your vehicle’s dashboard or from the rear-view mirror so it is clearly visible for entry by the administrator.
  • Create your CurbSmart Account to quickly make transportation changes and update your contact information.  
    • School Code: 9547
You can view a video about CurbSmart HERE.
You can sign-up for a CurbSmart Account at: https://www.curbsmart.net

Temperature Checks Daily at Home (FLUency)

Kimberly Elementary School is partnering with KINSA Fluency School Health Program to get FREE digital thermometers for all of our families.  When we return to F2F learning, all students will have to be screened for COVID/FLU symptoms, and one of the characteristics is a fever.  This resource will help parents make the best decision for their child prior to sending them to school each day.
  1. Text FLUency to 900900.  Open the link to download the free KINSA app
  2. Finish signing up with your school in the KINSA app
  3. Check your email
Get signed up today!  Order your FREE thermometer today!
 

Parent Portal Access


Parents of students in grades K–12 have access to class schedules, attendance records and grades through the Parent Portal, an easy-to-use, secure communications tool for the district. Additionally, the Parent Portal enables parents to verify household information, including email, home address and telephone numbers.
 
What you'll need before registering:  
  • Your child's Student Number (It can be found on your student's report card or transcript.)
  • The last four digits of your child's Social Security Number (SSN) or the SSN-like number* assigned to your child.
*If you did not provide your child's SSN at enrollment/registration, they were assigned an SSN-like number. To receive the last four digits of that number, you will need to contact your child's school.
Welcome back to “The Week,” where you receive a video summary of the news and information you need most from Atlanta Public Schools. In this week’s update, Dr. Herring provides information about the Academic Recovery Academy, Teacher Appreciation Week and more.
Watch here: https://youtu.be/BlwGF8soQvI
 
Read more:
https://talkupaps.com/2021/04/30/the-week-with-dr-lisa-herring-week-of-april-26/
 
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