Newsletter

Emergency Notifications and Inclement Weather

We appreciate everyone's cooperation earlier this week when we had to dismiss early due to the water main break! In light of the plumbing emergency and Hurricane Sally, we thought this was a good time to review our emergency notification procedures.

In the event of an emergency, we will send a push notification and an email from PikMyKid, as well as an email from the School. To ensure that you are alerted by the PikMyKid push notification, please do the following:

In your phone settings, under "Notifications," please confirm that the notifications are turned on for the PikMyKid app. In addition, you can turn sounds and badges on so that you are alerted when a notification comes through. Please make sure that all parents and caregivers have downloaded the PikMyKid app and enabled notifications. Questions about PikMyKid? Contact Assistant to the Head of School Lara Ratcliff.
Picture Day Is September 23

Picture Day will be Wednesday, September 23, with a make up date of Wednesday, September 30. Pictures will be taken outdoors, and students should wear their uniform. Individual student photos will be available for purchase through Art of Life Photography. They will send each family a link to a password-protected website within three weeks of picture day. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lara Ratcliff, Administrative Assistant to the Head of School.

House Assembly Friday, September 25
Get ready for the first House Assembly on Friday, September 25! We will be competing in a school-wide game of Pictionary! Please remind students to wear their House shirt with uniform bottoms.

The House with most points for the month of September also will be allowed to wear their House shirts on Monday, September 28. Stay tuned for an announcement of the winner.


A Message from Nurse Elise Fredrickson About Flu Shots
We had planned to offer flu shots for Schenck School students and family members next week, but unfortunately our supplier has run out of the vaccine. We hope to reschedule, but in the meantime, I highly encourage you not to wait to get flu shots for your family in case demand for the flu vaccine outpaces the supply. We appreciate everyone doing all they can to stay healthy this year, and an important step is getting your family's flu shots as soon as possible. As always, if you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Dyslexia Resource Community Webinar

If you have friends, family members, or contacts who are interested in learning more about struggling readers and dyslexia, please share this community webinar with them. The Dyslexia Resource presents Struggling Readers: Make the Connection and Help Students Read on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 p.m.

For some educators and tutors, the transition to distance learning has made it difficult to recognize the red flags associated with struggling readers. Join Josh Clark, Head of School, and Ellen Hill, Director of Community Engagement, for an interactive webinar. Learn about the connection between struggling readers and dyslexia and discover research-based strategies that will help your students successfully learn to read.

Register here: http://bit.ly/DRSeptWebinar. If you have difficulty with the link, copy and paste it into your browser.