We have some important parent news for families this week!
FIRST DAY OF SPRING SCHOOL
On May 3, we are inviting our students back to Beech elementary school for four days a week. We have reached all but 10 families, which is quite a feat for the team at Beech Street. We are locking in parent decisions on April 2, and after that date, we will not be able to move you into or out of remote/in person learning. There will not be any more 2-day sessions; all students in the building will be in Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Wednesday will be a WIN Wednesday.
On May 6, we will be hosting our Back to School Picture Day for students who are in session. While all students will have their picture taken, Hockmeyer studios requires parents to purchase their packets online. In addition, we will be setting up a separate date for our remote students so they can have their own appointment for picture day on May 18.
The Bookmobile will be at Beech Street on March 31, 2021 from 11-1. Please wear your mask as you approach the bus, and they will be able to give you books that are level appropriate for your student(s). These are books to keep and will help your student participate in our school wide reading challenge.
We have fliers attached for local opportunities - remember to adhere to your social distancing rules and wearing masks - these events are free and a great opportunity to meet new people and learn more about the programs.
Covid 19 STUDENT INFO
For the Beech community (students, educators, and support staff) you should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms at home prior to leaving for school. Symptoms include:
Fever (greater than or equal to 100 F or 37.8 C)
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion and/or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
What if my student is showing symptoms of COVID-19 at home?
Please keep your student home if he or she is showing symptoms of COVID-19, and call the school to report your child will be absent. 623 6314 ext 5
Beech St School continues to offer breakfast and lunch for families. You can pick up 2 days of food on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10-1pm. You can come to Beech St school on Friday between 10-1 and pick up a “Weekend food bag” for your family, if needed. Bus distribution of food has resumed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please see the link at www.mansd.org for more information.
PARENT TEACHER GROUP
Ms. Wheeler is ready to have another Parent Teacher Group with our community on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:15pm google meeting code- BeechPTG. These meetings will be held remotely via google meet and the agenda is attached to this email. If you can’t make this session, then please see our shared video which will be on our website. Beech.mansd.org
NHSAS TESTING UPDATE
Parents who do not want their child to participate in statewide assessments have the option to opt their child out. These forms, which are also attached to this email, need to be completed and returned to Beech Street Elementary School as soon as possible so that we can remove your child from the roster. The state of New Hampshire has pushed testing back until April, but we want to give everyone the opportunity to make decisions in a timely manner.
If you have any concern about being able to pay your utility bill, please contact Southern New Hampshire Services. They can assist you in identifying any programs that your family might qualify for. (603) 668-8010