Siler City Elementary School Families,
We have a new visitor check in system! As a reminder each visitor is required to check in at the front office and obtain a visitor pass. For your convenience, we now have an ID scanner. Please bring your official ID with you when signing in to make your check in process faster. However, if you forget to bring your ID with you to check in, you will still be able to manually key your information, just know that this will slow down the process of checking in. Thank you for your understanding as we continually strive to make our school safer for your children. Don’t forget to “check out” on your way out.
Please mark your calendars for this upcoming week. Remember that this Monday, February 18th, in a teacher workday. There will be no school for students. On Tuesday, February 19th, we will be having a PTA meeting and fashion show from 6:00 to 7:00 in the multipurpose room. Please consider attending. Finally, we will be having our 2nd Annual Multicultural Heritage Night on Friday, February 22, from 5:00-7:00 pm. Last year’s event was a huge success. Many countries and cultures were represented with food, flags, and music! If you are interested in participating at this year’s event, please call the front office and let itzel or Maria know, or email Janet Bridges at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space. We hope to make this another successful evening!
We would like to extend an invitation to a districtwide event called Family Fest. The event will be held on February 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 in the evening at Jordan-Matthews High School. It’ll be a time for you to learn more about not only our school-based resources, but also what’s available in the community for families. You’ll be able to drop in on the sessions that address your particular needs. The YMCA will have activities for children ages 5 to 17, which includes a virtual-reality truck. Dinner will be provided. And you don’t want to miss the drawings for opportunities to win free wifi access for a year or an Apple iPad or all sorts of gifts cards. There is no charge for any of this. We just ask that you let us know you’re attending by calling or emailing Itzel Ocelot at email@example.com or calling us at 919-663-2032. We’re looking forward to seeing you at Jordan-Matthews on Feb. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Family Fest.
Attention parents of third, fourth, and fifth graders. If you attended the February 13th Running Club meeting and have signed the required paperwork, Running Club begins for your child this Wednesday, February 20. Be sure to pick your child up up at 4:00.
Parents of third, fourth, and fifth graders who would like to join Running Club but did not attended the Running Club meeting, your only other opportunity to attend a required orientation meeting is this Wednesday, February 20 at 4:00. At the February 20 meeting, you will sign up your child and they will have the opportunity to begin Running Club on February 25.
Thanks, and hope you all had a fantastic weekend,
Dr. Larry Savage
On Thursday, Feb. 21, come cheer on Siler City Elementary student Brianna Balderas as she competes in Sing and Play, Chatham's own student music competition! The show is held at Jordan-Matthews, and starts at 6:30. Admission is $5, and the audience gets to vote for the winners in the elementary, middle, and high school categories!
Note that the survey deadline is January 9, 2019. As always, feel free to let me know if you have questions. Thank you for your help!
2019-20 DRAFT SCHOOL CALENDAR FEEDBACK OPPORTUNITY
We are seeking stakeholder input on two draft calendars for the 2019-20 school year. Click here to find out more and share your feedback by January 9, 2019.
BORRADOR DEL CALENDARIO ESCOLAR 2019-20 OPORTUNIDAD DE PARTICIPAR EN LAS OPCIONES
Estamos solicitando a las personas interesadas su opinion sobre los dos borradores del calendarios para el año escolar 2019-20. Presione AQUI para obtener más información y compartir sus comentarios antes del 9 de enero de 2019.
Take the Survey!AIG/Advanced Learners ProgramShape the Future by Taking the SurveyThis survey is for parents of identified AIG/Advanced Learners. It is anonymous. Please complete one per child. We are gathering data to help us revise the AIG plan for the district. Thank you for your help.
The District Calendar Committee with representatives from every school is in the process of developing two draft 2018-2019 school calendars* to present to the Board of Education (BOE) for their consideration. Calendar A includes 180 instructional days for students, and Calendar B includes 178 instructional days. Click (HERE - Option A) (HERE - Option B) to view a copy of the draft calendars. Click HERE to view the state calendar law requirements (G.S. 115C-84.2) and local priorities.
Click HERE to provide feedback to the District Calendar Committee. Please note that the committee will only be able to consider suggestions that comply with the state calendar law. The deadline to submit feedback is January 26, 2018.
*The Chatham Center for Innovation (CCI) will adhere to a different calendar to be established at a later date.
Survey deadline: January 29, 2018
The North Carolina state calendar law (G.S. 115C-84.2) requires that the 2018-2019 school calendar:
- starts for students no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26
- for the 2018-2019 school year, school cannot begin for students earlier than Monday, August 27
- ends for students no later than the Friday closest to June 11
- for the 2017-2018 school year, school cannot end for students later than Friday, June 7
- includes a minimum of 1,025 instructional hours OR 185 instructional days
- CCS has traditionally elected to satisfy the requirement for 1,025 instructional hours
- covers at least nine calendar months
- contains a total number of 215 days (including holidays, workdays, and annual leave days)
- includes at least (10) teacher workdays, at least two that allow teachers to take annual leave
- includes a minimum of (10) annual leave days
- includes the same or equivalent number of legal holidays that are designated by the State Personnel Commission (11 total), one of which is Veterans Day
The CCS 2018-2019 school calendar must comply with all components of the law.
The District Calendar Committee incorporated the following local priorities into the the draft 2018-2019 calendar:
- include a minimum of (3) teacher workdays for Required Professional Development (RSD)
- include a minimum of (3) Early Release Days for school-level professional development
- to the greatest extent possible, maintain a balance of the number of days in each semester