1-20-17 Newsletter


KANSAS’ BIRTHDAY:  Kansas Day is Sunday, January 29, 2017.  Kansas will be 156 years old. Have your child/children tell you what they have learned about the State.

SCHOOL LOCKDOWN:  In the next couple of weeks, Eisenhower Elementary will conduct a lock down procedure with the students and staff. The school practices fire drills monthly and tornado drills four times a year to help ensure that our students know what to do in emergency situations during the school year.  If a parent has questions on the procedure, please contact the office.

SITE COUNCIL:   All site council meetings are open to the public, and any parent interested in knowing more about the school and what happens at school is encouraged to attend meetings.  The February site council meeting is scheduled for February 8th, 2017 in the high school band room at 5:00 PM.  Nex-Tech will be presenting information to the site councils.  All three school site councils will be in attendance for this important meeting.  The school strongly encourages any parent who has a child in any of the schools to attend this informative meeting.  Site council members are encouraged to bring a spouse or friend to this meeting.

NORTON COUNTY SPELLING BEE:  Norton County Spelling Bee will be held on February 1st, 2017 at 4:00 PM.  at East Campus in Norton.

DROP OFFS:  Just a friendly reminder that in the mornings, there is a lot of congestion at the north end of the school in the normal drop off zone.  This is a drop off zone and not a parking area.  Please keep a look out for other vehicles and students when going through this zone.  We ask that you drop off students on the sidewalks on Eisenhower Street.
When picking up students after school, please find a place to park and then pick up students.  We are having some cars stopping in the middle of the street and having students walk out to the street and getting in.  This is not only dangerous, but it is holding up traffic.  Thank You!

SNOW AND PLAYGROUND CHANGE:  In an effort to help keep our school clean, when there is snow on the ground, kids will be limited to playing on the cement area only.  This will help eliminate the amount of dirt, snow, ice and mud coming into the building.

HATS AND MITTENS: We encourage children in cold weather to wear mittens and hats, and we offer them to the students when going out to recess.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS:  If for some reason there has been a change of address or phone number for a family that attends EES, please contact the office with the change.  In the past couple of weeks, the office has tried to contact some parents and were not able to connect with them because phone numbers were changed over the holiday break.  It is important that we are able to contact parents in emergency situations involving their child.

ATTENDANCE:  There seems to be some discussion from parents who have received a letter from the office on their child missing more than five days of school.  In the USD 211 District Policy Handbook, under attendance B 402 it explains our policy and procedure of student attendance.  B 402.2 regards specifically the procedure of how to notify parents of the student absences.
After a child is absent five days in a semester for any reason (excused or unexcused) the parents will be notified with a letter.
We apologize if there has been confusion of the process, but do not hesitate to call the office if there are any other questions in respect to district procedure.

SPELLING BEE:  Following are the results of the Spelling Bee held on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017   at Eisenhower Elementary.  In fourth place and who will be the alternate for the County Spelling Bee is sixth grader Derian Musquiz Representing Eisenhower will be fifth grader Wade David in third place, sixth grader Libbi Puga in second place and winning the Eisenhower Spelling Bee is fifth grader Ryann Manning.   Congratulations to all the participants and we wish the finalists the best of luck in the County Wide Spelling Bee.