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CAES Weekly Updates: May 2021

CAES Weekly Update    May 1, 2021

“What do teachers make?” • I thought it interesting that teachers’ pay was such a hot topic last year when COVID knocked traditional education off the rails. Parents and politicians, movers and shakers, expressed a new-found respect for what teachers do and “righteous indignation” over what teachers earn. The irony is that authentic teachers don’t enter the profession for the paycheck (or for summer vacation, in case you wondered). The true appeal of being an educator is not about what one earns but about what one makes. Teachers make young minds wonder and question. Teachers make kids have respect and take responsibility. Teachers make students read from real pages and make them write and write and write. Teachers make the classroom (and class Zoom) a safe place from troubles. Teachers make kids follow their hearts and chase their dreams. Teachers make kids feel heard and seen and valuable. Teachers make all other jobs possible. Teachers make a difference. The best way you can demonstrate appreciation for a teacher is to acknowledge her dedication to your child and respect his commitment to the profession.                  

 

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is May 3 – 7 and here are easy ways for students to show their gratitude each day:

  • Monday, May 3 – Write a note or e-mail to the teacher.
  • Tuesday, May 4 – Compliment any teacher or staff member.
  • Wednesday, May 5 – Color or draw a picture for your favorite teacher.
  • Thursday, May 6 – Dress as your favorite teacher or wear CAES colors (red & black).
  • Friday, May 7 – Elbow-bump or air high-5 teachers and staff.

    (a nod to Pinterest for some of the profundity above!)

 

Woo-hoo!

Effective April 30, 2021, Isle of Wight County Schools has made masks/face coverings for students and staff optional while participating in outdoor activities such as recess, outdoor PE, and athletic events and practices.  IWCS students and staff will continue to practice social distancing outside and should avoid congregating in large groups.  The revisions are based on revised CDC guidance, which eased outdoor mask guidelines earlier this week.


Good to Know

If you drop your child off in the morning and would like him/her to eat breakfast at school, please arrive by 8:40 a.m.

3rd Grade Virtual Cardinals – Please respond to the interest survey regarding IWCS transportation for the days of SOL tests administration; the deadline is Friday, May 7.

From our Engineering teacher, Mrs. Hall -- The following link is a link to the Spring Engineering Newsletter: Simply STEM.

http://bit.ly/SpringEngineeringNews It has lots of pictures. Super proud of our junior engineers!

 

Check out Mrs. Berkeley's favorite parent/social emotional learning resource, and subscribe to their newsletter to receive free activities to use at home. Click here to get started! You can't go wrong with topics like growth mindset, resilience, and grit that reinforce what your child is learning here at school. They also have a free podcast for kids and families to listen to together. 

When you sign up for the newsletter, our School Counseling Department gets free lessons and journals to use with our students here at school. 

Children’s Book Week is May 3 – 8 at our Carrollton Library neighbors next door. Join them in celebrating Children’s Book Week with Super Pete, Pete the Cat giveaways and more! Plus, all library patrons under the age of 18 will be eligible to enter to win a library prize pack every time they check out a book!

Mt. Tabor will be conducting their food box giveaway the second and fourth Saturday of the month until further notice. The location is Westside Elementary School and they start at noon. For more info, call Alicia Delk at 757-371-3157. 

Interested in our Virginia Pre-school Initiative (VPI) learning center program for next year? Visit the webpage here.

 

From Our PTA

Want to be more involved with CAES?  How about serving on the PTA Board for the 2021-2022 school year? If interested please email us at carrolltonpta@gmail.com. It is a great way to be more involved in the school! Voting on the board for next year will be held at the General PTA Meeting on May 18 at 7:00 p.m. using the following Zoom link

CAES_PTA_general_meeting_zoom

We encourage everyone to attend the General PTA meeting to learn more about the PTA and how to be involved, even if you do not want to be a Board Member. Remember that not only parents can be involved with the PTA -- grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. can be involved too!

 

 

From our School Photographer, Blue Dominion

INSTRUCTIONS FOR YEARBOOK ORDERS:

  • Order Online ONLY: https://AccessMyEvent.com/HD7HW4
    • You must "allow cookies" in your web browser.
    • Click the yearbook package, add it to your cart, and follow the prompts.
    • You will get an email confirmation when you have successfully ordered online.
    • Deadline: The official deadline to order a yearbook is June 1, 2021.
    • Delivery: Yearbooks will be delivered to the school during summer vacation. The exact date of the yearbook delivery has not yet been set. More information will be sent out by the school outlining the details of when and how you can collect your yearbook. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING A PICTURE FOR THE YEARBOOK: Unable to Participate? If your child was unable to participate in school photos and you would like him/her to appear in the yearbook, please submit a photo as soon as possible directly to our studio at bluedominionstudios@gmail.com following the specifications below:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORDERING MORE SCHOOL PICTURES:

  • Order Online: https://AccessMyEvent.com/CJRKX4
    • Your password is your child's student ID number.
    • You must "allow cookies" in your web browser to access your photos.
    • Click your student's photo to see the package options and follow the prompts.
    • You will get an email confirmation when you have successfully ordered online.
    • Photo Delivery: Photo orders placed using the information above will ship directly to the address you provide (not the school). 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PHOTO ORDER PICKUP:

School pictures were delivered to the school Tuesday, 4/20, and your child’s teacher should’ve sent them home sometime this week. If you are the parent of a 100% virtual student, you may collect your photo order in the main office at your convenience.

 

Health Update

Three hybrid Cardinals were quarantined this week due to presenting COVID-like symptoms or being related to someone who presented symptoms or being in contact with a COVID-positive non-CAES person. Since September, we’ve only had seventeen hybrid Cardinals test positive and through our contact tracing we have found no Cardinal-to-Cardinal spread.

From Nurse Stalls: We are learning more about COVID-19 every day. It is important to note that guidelines and recommendations are subject to change at any time. If your child has any COVID-like symptoms, you must keep him/her home. Please call or e-mail the school and report all of the symptoms. If you have other IWCS students in the same household, please keep them home as well. For questions or guidance, you may contact me at any time at tstalls@iwcs.k12.va.us or 757-357-8857.

Please continue with the morning symptom-checking to prevent sending your child to school sick or contagious. 

 

Mark Your Calendar

May     Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

5/3-7    Teacher Appreciation Week   

5/5       Mock SOL test administration for all 3rd graders (9:30 – noon)

5/6       Wear-a-Cape Day! (Who doesn’t love to wear a cape?!)

5/7       No school for elementary: Staff clerical day

5/9       Mother’s Day

5/10     Interim Reports will be available 

5/18     General PTA Meeting at 7:00 p.m. using the following Zoom link: CAES_PTA_general_meeting_zoom

5/20     Division-wide Kindergarten Information Night programs at each elementary school (more info to come)

5/26     3rd Grade Reading SOL, part 1

5/27     3rd Grade Reading SOL, part 2

5/28     Star-Spangled Day! (a chance to show our patriotism, honor service members, and win the Spirit Stick) 

Happy May!

Mr.B.                                                                                                                               

Mr. Brennan

Please follow the CDC guidelines for keeping safe and minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

Medical questions may be directed to the VDH Hotline: 877-275-8343 (877-ASK-VDH3).

Pertinent information will be made available on IWCS and CAES communication platforms.

CAES Weekly Update   May 8, 2021

Teachers can do virtually anything! • If we’ve learned anything over the past year it’s that learning can happen when you have a dedicated teacher, engaged students, responsible caregivers, and a reliable Internet connection. IWCS just rolled out details about virtual school for 2021-2022, and here’s what you need to know to make an informed decision:

  • All students will be considered on the in-person track unless a caregiver opts for virtual. (In other words, you don’t have to do anything for your child to be placed in an in-person class for next year.)
  • Candidates for virtual instruction are general education students currently performing at or above grade level; if a student was unsuccessful with virtual this year, he/she will not be a candidate for virtual next year.
  • Caregivers must submit a contract agreeing to five full days of instruction per week in addition to other program stipulations; contracts are due by June 11 for grades K-5 and next Friday, May 14 for grades 6-12
  • Here is the link to the contract and other helpful information: Virtual School 2021-22
  • Updated proof of residency must be completed.
  • K-5 students will receive instruction from IWCS teachers and classes will be created once numbers are determined; your child may not have a teacher at Carrollton. Students in grades 6-12 will receive instruction through the Virtual Virginia program.
  • Signed contracts and current proof-of-residency documentation should be brought to the CAES office for all students in rising kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade – we’ll make sure that Westside gets the information for our Cardinals flying to WSES! 

 

Good to Know

Our PTA is looking for a treasurer to serve next year. The treasurer should have a background in finance and can be anyone related to one of our students. Interested? Please let me know and I’ll pass the word to the PTA Officers.

Congratulations to the following students who won either a Cone Slingers gift card or a copy of Kenny and the Book of Beasts as a result of posting pictures of themselves enjoying Kenny and the Dragon at home: Claire L., Ana A., Ava A., Brooklyn R., Brantley H., Levi D., Quinn W., Sylas S., Lyla S., Grant V., and Hayden V.

Check out Mrs. Berkeley's favorite parent/social emotional learning resource, and subscribe to their newsletter to receive free activities to use at home. Click here to get started! You can't go wrong with topics like growth mindset, resilience, and grit that reinforce what your child is learning here at school. They also have a free podcast for kids and families to listen to together. When you sign up for the newsletter, our School Counseling Department gets free lessons and journals to use with our students here at school. 

Mt. Tabor will be conducting their food box giveaway the second and fourth Saturday of the month until further notice. The location is Westside Elementary School and they start at noon. For more info, call Alicia Delk at 757-371-3157. 

Interested in our Virginia Pre-school Initiative (VPI) learning center program for next year? Visit the webpage here.

 

From Our PTA

Want to be more involved with CAES?  How about serving on the PTA Board for the 2021-2022 school year?  If interested please email us at carrolltonpta@gmail.com. It is a great way to be more involved in the school!  Voting on the board for next year will be held at the General PTA Meeting on May 18 at 7:00 p.m. using the following Zoom link

CAES_PTA_general_meeting_zoom

We encourage everyone to attend the General PTA meeting to learn more about the PTA and how to be involved, even if you do not want to be a Board Member. Remember that not only parents can be involved with the PTA -- grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. can be involved too!

 

From our School Photographer, Blue Dominion

INSTRUCTIONS FOR YEARBOOK ORDERS:

  • Order Online ONLY: https://AccessMyEvent.com/HD7HW4
    • You must "allow cookies" in your web browser.
    • Click the yearbook package, add it to your cart, and follow the prompts.
    • You will get an email confirmation when you have successfully ordered online.
    • Deadline: The official deadline to order a yearbook is June 1, 2021.
    • Delivery: Yearbooks will be delivered to the school during summer vacation. The exact date of the yearbook delivery has not yet been set. More information will be sent out by the school outlining the details of when and how you can collect your yearbook. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING A PICTURE FOR THE YEARBOOK: Unable to Participate? If your child was unable to participate in school photos and you would like him/her to appear in the yearbook, please submit a photo as soon as possible directly to our studio at bluedominionstudios@gmail.com following the specifications below:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORDERING MORE SCHOOL PICTURES:

o   Your password is your child's student ID number.

o   You must "allow cookies" in your web browser to access your photos.

o   Click your student's photo to see the package options and follow the prompts.

o   You will get an email confirmation when you have successfully ordered online.

o   Photo Delivery: Photo orders placed using the information above will ship directly to the address you provide (not the school). 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PHOTO ORDER PICKUP:

School pictures were delivered to the school Tuesday, 4/20, and your child’s teacher should’ve sent them home sometime this week. If you are the parent of a 100% virtual student, you may collect your photo order in the main office at your convenience.

 

Health Update

No hybrid Cardinals were quarantined this week due to presenting COVID-like symptoms or being related to someone who presented symptoms or being in contact with a COVID-positive non-CAES person. Since September, we’ve only had seventeen hybrid Cardinals test positive, and through our contact tracing we have found no Cardinal-to-Cardinal spread.

Isle of Wight County Schools made masks/face coverings for students and staff optional while participating in outdoor activities such as recess, outdoor PE, and athletic events and practices.  IWCS students and staff will continue to practice social distancing outside and should avoid congregating in large groups.  The revisions are based on revised CDC guidance, which eased outdoor mask guidelines earlier this week.

From Nurse Stalls: We are learning more about COVID-19 every day. It is important to note that guidelines and recommendations are subject to change at any time. If your child has any COVID-like symptoms, you must keep him/her home. Please call or e-mail the school and report all of the symptoms. If you have other IWCS students in the same household, please keep them home as well. For questions or guidance, you may contact me at any time at tstalls@iwcs.k12.va.us or 757-357-8857.

Please continue with the morning symptom-checking to prevent sending your child to school sick or contagious. 

Mark Your Calendar

May     Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

5/9       Mother’s Day

5/10     Interim Reports will be available 

5/18     General PTA Meeting at 7:00 p.m. using the following Zoom link: CAES_PTA_general_meeting_zoom

5/20     Division-wide Kindergarten Information Night programs at each elementary school (more info to come)

5/26     3rd Grade Reading SOL, part 1

5/27     3rd Grade Reading SOL, part 2

5/28     Star-Spangled Day! (a chance to show our patriotism, honor service members, and win the Spirit Stick) 

5/31     No school: Memorial Day

6/3      3rd Grade Math SOL

 

On behalf of the Carrollton staff, thank you very much for your kind displays of appreciation this past week!

Mr.B.                                                                                                                               

Mr. Brennan

 

 

Please follow the CDC guidelines for keeping safe and minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

Medical questions may be directed to the VDH Hotline: 877-275-8343 (877-ASK-VDH3).

CAES Weekly Update   May 15, 2021

“It’s very simple: It’s either a shot or a mask. It’s up to you.”  (Gov. Ralph Northam)• This was the alternative given when our governor broke the news yesterday that fully vaccinated Virginians can stop wearing masks indoors in most cases. (Businesses can still require patrons to wear face coverings and, yes, the masking will continue in schools). Northam’s announcement, a day after the CDC loosened its mask guidance, makes it feel like that light at the end of the tunnel just might not be a train: We may actually be on the other side of this pesky pandemic. This feels life-changing, doesn’t it? Think of all the steps you’re going to miss out on now that you won’t be walking half-way to a store only to realize you forgot your mask. What will we sneeze into now? And for those of us who wear our masks on a lanyard, what will catch our crumbs for a little snack later? I’ve accidently spit toothpaste into my mask, gotten gum stuck in it, and gotten it tangled up in my bowtie – what ridiculous things will I do once I burn all my masks? 

 A reminder about virtual school for 2021-2022:

  • All students will be considered on the in-person track unless a caregiver opts for virtual. (In other words, you don’t have to do anything for your child to be placed in an in-person class for next year.)
  • Candidates for virtual instruction are general education students currently performing at or above grade level; if a student was unsuccessful with virtual this year, he/she will not be a candidate for virtual next year.
  • Caregivers must submit a contract agreeing to five full days of instruction per week in addition to other program stipulations; contracts are due by June 11 for grades K-5.
  • Here is the link to the contract and other helpful information: Virtual School 2021-22
  • Updated proof of residency must be completed.
  • K-5 students will receive instruction from IWCS teachers and classes will be created once numbers are determined; your child may not have a teacher at Carrollton. Students in grades 6-12 will receive instruction through the Virtual Virginia program.
  • Signed contracts and current proof-of-residency documentation should be brought to the CAES office for all students in rising kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade – we’ll make sure that Westside gets the information for our Cardinals flying to WSES! 

Good to Know

Congratulations to Mr. Sciarrotta’s student Brook F. for placing 12th our of 20,861 students across the country who participated in the Sum Dog math competition! You amaze me, Brook!

Check out Mrs. Berkeley's favorite parent/social emotional learning resource, and subscribe to their newsletter to receive free activities to use at home. Click here to get started! You can't go wrong with topics like growth mindset, resilience, and grit that reinforce what your child is learning here at school. They also have a free podcast for kids and families to listen to together. When you sign up for the newsletter, our School Counseling Department gets free lessons and journals to use with our students here at school. 

Mt. Tabor will be conducting their food box giveaway the second and fourth Saturday of the month until further notice. The location is Westside Elementary School and they start at noon. For more info, call Alicia Delk at 757-371-3157. 

Interested in our Virginia Pre-school Initiative (VPI) learning center program for next year? Visit the webpage here.

 

From Our PTA

Want to be more involved with CAES?  How about serving on the PTA Board for the 2021-2022 school year?  If interested please email us at carrolltonpta@gmail.com. It is a great way to be more involved in the school!  Voting on the board for next year will be held at the General PTA Meeting on May 18 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom; the correct link is below:

 

http://bit.ly/caespta52021  

 

Our PTA is looking for a treasurer to serve next year. The treasurer should have a background in finance and can be anyone related to one of our students. Interested? Please let me know and I’ll pass the word to the PTA Officers.

 

From our School Photographer, Blue Dominion

INSTRUCTIONS FOR YEARBOOK ORDERS:

  • Order Online ONLY: https://AccessMyEvent.com/HD7HW4
    • You must "allow cookies" in your web browser.
    • Click the yearbook package, add it to your cart, and follow the prompts.
    • You will get an email confirmation when you have successfully ordered online.
    • Deadline: The official deadline to order a yearbook is June 1, 2021.
    • Delivery: Yearbooks will be delivered to the school during summer vacation. The exact date of the yearbook delivery has not yet been set. More information will be sent out by the school outlining the details of when and how you can collect your yearbook. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING A PICTURE FOR THE YEARBOOK: Unable to Participate? If your child was unable to participate in school photos and you would like him/her to appear in the yearbook, please submit a photo as soon as possible directly to our studio at bluedominionstudios@gmail.com following the specifications below:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORDERING MORE SCHOOL PICTURES:

o   Your password is your child's student ID number.

o   You must "allow cookies" in your web browser to access your photos.

o   Click your student's photo to see the package options and follow the prompts.

o   You will get an email confirmation when you have successfully ordered online.

o   Photo Delivery: Photo orders placed using the information above will ship directly to the address you provide (not the school). 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PHOTO ORDER PICKUP:

School pictures were delivered to the school Tuesday, 4/20, and your child’s teacher should’ve sent them home sometime this week. If you are the parent of a 100% virtual student, you may collect your photo order in the main office at your convenience.

 

Health Update

Just one hybrid Cardinal was quarantined this week due to presenting COVID-like symptoms or being related to someone who presented symptoms or being in contact with a COVID-positive non-CAES person. Since September, we’ve only had seventeen hybrid Cardinals test positive, and through our contact tracing we have found no Cardinal-to-Cardinal spread.

Isle of Wight County Schools made masks/face coverings for students and staff optional while participating in outdoor activities such as recess, outdoor PE, and athletic events and practices.  IWCS students and staff will continue to practice social distancing outside and should avoid congregating in large groups.  The revisions are based on revised CDC guidance, which eased outdoor mask guidelines earlier this week.

From Nurse Stalls: We are learning more about COVID-19 every day. It is important to note that guidelines and recommendations are subject to change at any time. If your child has any COVID-like symptoms, you must keep him/her home. Please call or e-mail the school and report all of the symptoms. If you have other IWCS students in the same household, please keep them home as well. For questions or guidance, you may contact me at any time at tstalls@iwcs.k12.va.us or 757-357-8857.

Please continue with the morning symptom-checking to prevent sending your child to school sick or contagious. 

Mark Your Calendar

May     Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

5/18     General PTA Meeting Zoom at 7:00 p.m.

5/20     Division-wide Kindergarten Information Night programs at each elementary school (more info to come)

5/26     3rd Grade Reading SOL, part 1

5/27     3rd Grade Reading SOL, part 2

5/28     Star-Spangled Day! (a chance to show our patriotism, honor service members, and win the Spirit Stick) 

5/31     No school: Memorial Day

6/3      3rd Grade Math SOL

 

Mask up for a little longer, Cardinals!

Mr.B.                                                                                                                               

Mr. Brennan

 

 

Please follow the CDC guidelines for keeping safe and minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

Medical questions may be directed to the VDH Hotline: 877-275-8343 (877-ASK-VDH3).

Pertinent information will be made available on IWCS and CAES communication platforms.

CAES Weekly Update   May 22, 2021

“I am not a virus.” • This has become a rallying cry of defiance proclaimed by our Asian American friends who have rightly refused to be equated to the sickness that has swept the world. Why would they feel the need to make such a bold state of defiance? I suggest that it’s because of another sickness that has covered the entire globe since time began: Fear. For the past year and a half, the fear of being infected kept all of us masked, quarantined, sanitized, distanced – and it’s fear that has created a twisted perception of the virus, equating it with anyone who appears to hail from the COVID-19 Chinese epicenter. But this kind of paranoia didn’t develop with the pandemic. For millennia people have been frightened by those considered “the other.” We fear “the other” might diminish our power and privilege; we fear “the other” may treat us like their ancestors treated ours; we fear “the other” views us as less. And just what creates this type of fear? I suggest that it’s a lack of trust. If I don’t trust someone, I don’t know what he’s capable of, or even worse, I make him culpable for deeds he’s never considered much less committed. Last Saturday I took my daughter Lillian to see Raya and the Last Dragon and besides being impressed by the action and animation, I was really struck by the moral of trust vs. fear. At one point, the princess protagonist Raya bemoans, “Yeah, well the world’s broken. You can’t trust anyone.” Sisu, the more funny-than-fire-breathing dragon, sagely suggests, “Or maybe it’s broken because you don’t trust anyone.” While I realize we can’t solve the problem of fear in the span of a Disney movie, I am confident we can move closer to facing our fears and fixing our broken world by trusting each other.

Good to Know

Struggling with spring sports and finding time to read to your child? Here’s a resource recommended by our Reading Coach, Mrs. C. Smith:

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/encouraging-reading-writing/no-time-to-read-to-your-child-6-ideas-to-try

Parents of Hybrid Cardinals who utilize afternoon pick-up – If you do not have your original pick-up number card, please report to the office to show picture ID so we can confirm the pick-up. Yes, this can be considered a hassle, but we know you appreciate what we do to do to keep all students safe.

Regarding virtual school for 2021-2022

  • All students will be considered on the in-person track unless a caregiver opts for virtual. (In other words, you don’t have to do anything for your child to be placed in an in-person class for next year.)
  • Candidates for virtual instruction are general education students currently performing at or above grade level; if a student was unsuccessful with virtual this year, he/she will not be a candidate for virtual next year.
  • Caregivers must submit a contract agreeing to five full days of instruction per week in addition to other program stipulations; contracts are due by June 11 for grades K-5.
  • Here is the link to the contract and other helpful information: Virtual School 2021-22
  • Updated proof of residency must be completed.
  • K-5 students will receive instruction from IWCS teachers and classes will be created once numbers are determined; your child may not have a teacher at Carrollton. Students in grades 6-12 will receive instruction through the Virtual Virginia program.
  • Signed contracts and current proof-of-residency documentation should be brought to the CAES office for all students in rising kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade – we’ll make sure that Westside gets the information for our Cardinals flying there next year! 

Check out Mrs. Berkeley's favorite parent/social emotional learning resource, and subscribe to their newsletter to receive free activities to use at home. Click here to get started! You can't go wrong with topics like growth mindset, resilience, and grit that reinforce what your child is learning here at school. They also have a free podcast for kids and families to listen to together. When you sign up for the newsletter, our School Counseling Department gets free lessons and journals to use with our students here at school. 

Interested in our Virginia Pre-school Initiative (VPI) learning center program for next year? Visit the webpage here.

From Our PTA

Please see the attached document that outlines the various opportunities that parents/caregivers will have next school year to assist the Carrollton PTA and make our school an even better place for all Cardinals.

From our School Photographer, Blue Dominion

INSTRUCTIONS FOR YEARBOOK ORDERS:

  • Order Online ONLY: https://AccessMyEvent.com/HD7HW4
    • You must "allow cookies" in your web browser.
    • Click the yearbook package, add it to your cart, and follow the prompts.
    • You will get an email confirmation when you have successfully ordered online.
    • Deadline: The official deadline to order a yearbook is June 1, 2021.
    • Delivery: Yearbooks will be delivered to the school during summer vacation. The exact date of the yearbook delivery has not yet been set. More information will be sent out by the school outlining the details of when and how you can collect your yearbook. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORDERING MORE SCHOOL PICTURES:

o   Your password is your child's student ID number.

o   You must "allow cookies" in your web browser to access your photos.

o   Click your student's photo to see the package options and follow the prompts.

o   You will get an email confirmation when you have successfully ordered online.

o   Photo Delivery: Photo orders placed using the information above will ship directly to the address you provide (not the school). 

Health Update

Not a single hybrid Cardinal was quarantined this week due to presenting COVID-like symptoms or being related to someone who presented symptoms or being in contact with a COVID-positive non-CAES person. Since September, we’ve only had seventeen hybrid Cardinals test positive, and through our contact tracing we have found no Cardinal-to-Cardinal spread.

While we remained masked inside the building, Isle of Wight County Schools made masks/face coverings for students and staff optional while participating in outdoor activities such as recess, outdoor PE, and athletic events and practices. IWCS students and staff will continue to practice social distancing outside and should avoid congregating in large groups. The revisions are based on revised CDC guidance, which eased outdoor mask guidelines earlier this week.

From Nurse Stalls: We are learning more about COVID-19 every day. It is important to note that guidelines and recommendations are subject to change at any time. If your child has any COVID-like symptoms, you must keep him/her home. Please call or e-mail the school and report all of the symptoms. If you have other IWCS students in the same household, please keep them home as well. For questions or guidance, you may contact me at any time at tstalls@iwcs.k12.va.us or 757-357-8857.

Please continue with the morning symptom-checking to prevent sending your child to school sick or contagious. 

Mark Your Calendar

May     Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

5/26     3rd Grade Reading SOL, part 1

5/27     3rd Grade Reading SOL, part 2

5/28     Star-Spangled Day! (a chance to show our patriotism, honor service members, and win the Spirit Stick) 

5/31    No school: Memorial Day

6/1     Deadline for ordering a yearbook (https://AccessMyEvent.com/HD7HW4)

6/3      3rd Grade Math SOL

6/16     12:50 dismissal (10:30 for ECSE)

6/17     12:50 dismissal (10:30 for ECSE) 

6/17     3rd Grade Moving-Up Ceremonies (9:30 a.m. for Hybrid Cardinals; 11:00 a.m. for Virtual Cardinals)

6/17     Last day of school! 

 

No fear!

Mr.B.                                                                                                                               

Mr. Brennan

 

Please follow the CDC guidelines for keeping safe and minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

Medical questions may be directed to the VDH Hotline: 877-275-8343 (877-ASK-VDH3).

Pertinent information will be made available on IWCS and CAES communication platforms.

CAES Weekly Update  •    May 29, 2021

“You fought not only the enemy, but you fought prejudice and you have won.”  Harry S. Truman  I’m currently reading Richard Reeves’ book Infamy which is an account of how Japanese Americans were treated after the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. While I had a passing knowledge of the forced captivity of West Coast Japanese Americans as a result of the fear that propelled our entry into World War II, I had no idea that more than six thousand Japanese Americans secretly served in the Pacific Theater – almost all with distinction and unbelievable bravery – as translators and interpreters attached to the British and Australian armies, as well as to U.S. Army units. The Japanese government became one of our enemies, yet Japanese Americans were still our fellow countrymen and patriots: I am struck by the tension, confusion, and discrimination that these two competing truths created. President Franklin D. Roosevelt actually endorsed the forced imprisonment of thousands of United State citizens in concentration camps constructed in California, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Arkansas; then three years later, President Harry S. Truman saluted the all-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most-honored combat unit per capita in American military history. Hundreds of Japanese American linguists intercepted enemy messages and broke codes for U.S. troops leading Major General Charles Willoughby, General MacArthur’s chief of intelligence to observe, “Never before in history did an army know so much concerning its enemy prior to actual engagements as the American army did during the Pacific campaigns. Those interpreters and translators saved over a million lives and two years.” It’s this type of bravery, this type of service, this type of sacrifice that we should recognize and are grateful for this Memorial Day.

 

Good to Know

Cardinals will have uninterrupted access to ST Math all summer long! Students will continue to be able to play the current school year's “Journey” and work on incomplete assignments.

 

Struggling with spring sports and finding time to read to your child? Here’s a resource recommended by our Reading Coach, Mrs. C. Smith: https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/encouraging-reading-writing/no-time-to-read-to-your-child-6-ideas-to-try

 

Parents of Hybrid Cardinals who utilize afternoon pick-up – If you do not have your original pick-up number card, please report to the office to show picture ID so we can confirm the pick-up. Yes, this can be considered a hassle, but we know you appreciate what we do to do to keep all students safe.

 

Regarding virtual school for 2021-2022, here is the link to the contract and other helpful information: Virtual School 2021-22Caregivers must submit a contract agreeing to five full days of instruction per week in addition to other program stipulations; contracts are due by June 11 for grades K-5.

 

Attached you will find a flyer announcing registration for the Y's summer camp.

 

Check out Mrs. Berkeley's favorite parent/social emotional learning resource, and subscribe to their newsletter to receive free activities to use at home. Click here to get started! You can't go wrong with topics like growth mindset, resilience, and grit that reinforce what your child is learning here at school. They also have a free podcast for kids and families to listen to together. When you sign up for the newsletter, our School Counseling Department gets free lessons and journals to use with our students here at school. 

 

From Our PTA

Please see the attached document that outlines the various opportunities that parents/caregivers will have next school year to assist the Carrollton PTA and make our school an even better place for all Cardinals.

 

From our School Photographer, Blue Dominion

INSTRUCTIONS FOR YEARBOOK ORDERS:

  • Order Online ONLY: https://AccessMyEvent.com/HD7HW4
    • You must "allow cookies" in your web browser.
    • Click the yearbook package, add it to your cart, and follow the prompts.
    • You will get an email confirmation when you have successfully ordered online.
    • Deadline: The official deadline to order a yearbook is June 1, 2021.
    • Delivery: Yearbooks will be delivered to the school during summer vacation. The exact date of the yearbook delivery has not yet been set. More information will be sent out by the school outlining the details of when and how you can collect your yearbook. 

 

Health Update

For the second week in a row, not a single hybrid Cardinal was quarantined due to presenting COVID-like symptoms or being related to someone who presented symptoms or being in contact with a COVID-positive non-CAES person. Since September, we’ve only had seventeen hybrid Cardinals test positive, and through our contact tracing we have found no Cardinal-to-Cardinal spread.

While we remained masked inside the building, Isle of Wight County Schools made masks/face coverings for students and staff optional while participating in outdoor activities such as recess, outdoor PE, and athletic events and practices. IWCS students and staff will continue to practice social distancing outside and should avoid congregating in large groups. The revisions are based on revised CDC guidance.

From Nurse Stalls: We are learning more about COVID-19 every day. It is important to note that guidelines and recommendations are subject to change at any time. If your child has any COVID-like symptoms, you must keep him/her home. Please call or e-mail the school and report all of the symptoms. If you have other IWCS students in the same household, please keep them home as well. For questions or guidance, you may contact me at any time at tstalls@iwcs.k12.va.us or 757-357-8857.

Please continue with the morning symptom-checking to prevent sending your child to school sick or contagious. 

 

Mark Your Calendar

May     Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

5/31    No school: Memorial Day

6/1     Deadline for ordering a yearbook (https://AccessMyEvent.com/HD7HW4)

6/3      3rd Grade Math SOL

6/11     Deadline for submitting contract for 2021-2022 Virtual School

6/14     Flag Day  /  Official start of iPad collection for Hybrid Cardinals

6/16     Early dismissal (12:30 for cars, 12:50 for buses) / Official start of iPad collection for Virtual Cardinals

6/17     Early dismissal (12:30 for cars, 12:50 for buses)

6/17     3rd Grade Moving-Up Ceremonies (9:30 a.m. for Hybrid Cardinals; 11:00 a.m. for Virtual Cardinals)

6/17     Last day of school!  / Report cards will be available

6/19     Juneteenth (https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm)

6/20     Father’s Day

 

Happy Memorial Day!

Mr.B.                                                                                                                               

Mr. Brennan

 

Please follow the CDC guidelines for keeping safe and minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

Medical questions may be directed to the VDH Hotline: 877-275-8343 (877-ASK-VDH3).

Pertinent information will be made available on IWCS and CAES communication platforms.