03/13/2020 Newsletter


SPEED LIMIT: Just a friendly reminder of the speed limit on Eisenhower Drive is now 20 miles per hour.

STATE ASSESSMENTS: The Kansas State Assessments will continue for students in grade 3, 4, 5, and 6. State assessments will continue until the end of April. It always helps performance if the students get plenty of rest and are encouraged to do their best on the tests.
So far results on the early testing have been pretty good. Keep supporting your student during this important time of the school year.

EISENHOWER SITE COUNCIL ELECTIONS: The Eisenhower Site Council will begin taking nominations for positions being vacated by present members. Nominations will be accepted from parents of kindergarten through fifth grade students until Friday, May 8th, 2020. You may nominate by phone or in writing to the school office (877-5113). The positions open are:

Position 1  Parent      Two Years       2020/2021 & 2021/2022
Position 3  Parent      Two Years       2020/2021 & 2021/2022
Position 4  Parent      Two Years       2020/2021 & 2021/2022
Position 5  Community   Two Years       2020/2021 & 2021/2022
Position 7  Business    Two Years       2020/2021 & 2021/2022

Eisenhower Site Council will meet eight times over the course of the school year. Each meeting will last one hour and focus on school improvement. If you are interested in knowing more about this group, please contact the office for additional information. Thank you for your interest!

PICKING UP STUDENTS: After school it has been observed that some people are blocking the driveways of our neighbors to the East. Please consider this being an issue for our neighbors in case they had to leave in an emergency.
Please encourage your students to use crosswalks at all times, before and after school.

6th GRADE TRANSITION: During the next few weeks, Eisenhower Elementary will be working with the Junior High in developing a transition process for the 6th grade students to the Junior High. One of the first activities will be a parent meeting scheduled for Monday, March 30th starting at 7:00 PM. in the music room at the Junior High. During the week of April 20th , Mrs. Hauser, school counselor, will be handing out enrollment forms to the students to take home and fill out with the parents. They will be due back to their homeroom teacher by Friday, April 24th.

STUDENT SICKNESS: A child needs to be fever free for 24 hours without having Tylenol or Ibuprofen reducing the fever, before they can come back to school. Students still contagious during that 24 hour period are exposing their classmates if they come back to school too soon. If you have a question about this, please contact school nurse Angie Alexander.

KINDERGARTEN SCREENING: There will be no school for kindergarten students on Friday, May 1st, due to kindergarten screens for new kindergarten students next year.

MTSS: More than 30 years of research exists indicating how children learn to read, why some children fail at reading, and what components and practices are necessary to provide effective instruction in reading. A multi-tiered reading model has been designed to implement these research findings and meet instructional needs of all readers. MTSS is a prevention model aimed at providing early supports to students before they become disengaged from school because of advanced learning needs or falling behind. Considerable research supports the importance of using systematic and explicit instruction when teaching the five essential areas of reading—namely: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

CORONAVIRUS: USD 211 is monitoring the effects of this virus as it continues to make news worldwide. The school district has been in contact with the State Department of Education in Kansas, and our own Norton County Health Department on what measures should be taken in the district, if this virus continues to spread across the country. Updates will be shared via Text Caster and local media outlets.

SPRING BREAK: Enjoy the Spring Break. The next newsletter is scheduled for March 27th.