Principal's Message

Dear Sea Cliff School Families,

We are so excited to welcome you back to Sea Cliff School for the 2017-2018 school year!

We hope that all families have enjoyed an exciting and refreshing summer season! Over the past several years, we have consistently focused on how students can build a better world by building better selves. This year, we will synthesize and apply our work in the areas of growth mindset, mindfulness and our shared valued outcomes, by exploring the following question:

“How can we empower students to transfer their learning to new and challenging situations with mastery, independence and confidence?”

This year, we want students to focus on their growth as confident learners who can use their “SVO Superpowers” of collaboration, commitment, communication, creative and critical thinking, innovation and problem solving to tackle new challenges and opportunities in school and beyond. We are excited to continue our journey with you and your children next week!

As we approach the first week of school, please keep the following information in mind.

Birthday Celebrations and Food
As per the new Board of Education Wellness policy #5405, food will not be permitted for in school for celebrations at any time. We will of course celebrate birthdays through extra recess or students playing a game of their choice indoors.

Classroom Snacks and Food Restrictions for Snack
Your child should pack a snack every day. Snack will not be provided by the school. Please note the snack restrictions in the following classrooms. These restrictions are only for classroom snack and do not apply to lunch.

Kindergarten

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Callahan – Nut Free
Cunneen – Nut Free
Goetz – Nut Free

Robertson – Nut Free
Roberts – Nut Free

Morley – Nut Free
Hild – Nut Free

Lawatsch – Nut Free
Schulz – Both Nut and Dairy Free
Shields – Nut Free

Weingust – Nut Free

Levy – Both Nut and Dairy Free
McAssey – Nut Free
Uanino – Nut Free

Calendar, Specials and Lunch
We will begin our journey on Wednesday, September 6th and follow the schedule below for the first week of school.
Please note, the school day will now begin promptly at 8:25 and the morning announcements will start at this time.

Date

School Day Starts At:

School Day Ends At:

Length of Day

Wednesday, 9/6

8:25 AM

11:40 AM

Half Day

Thursday, 9/7

8:25 AM

11:40 AM

Half Day

Friday, 9/8

8:25 AM

2:40 PM (2:30 for Kindergarten)

Full Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that Friday, 9/8 will be our first full day of school and the first day in which school lunch will be served in the cafeteria for students in grades 1-5. Kindergarten students will begin purchasing lunch on Monday, 9/18. Lunch menus will be sent home but can also be found on the school website . Please also see the attached information regarding the new “My School Bucks” online lunch payment program, that was also sent in the placement packet.

Specials classes (Art, Music and PE) will begin on Friday, 9/8. A calendar with cycle days and color team schedules (color teams are for grades 3-5 only) is available on our school website .
Your child’s classroom teacher will send home a specials calendar during the first week of school.

Dismissal
Please be sure to notify your child’s teacher in writing of the way in which your child should regularly be dismissed using the “Typical Going Home Arrangements” form (included in the placement packet that you received and attached to this email), beginning on the first day of school. Changes to the normal pick up arrangements should be noted using a “Change in going Home Arrangements” form, found on the school website.

 Location

Front Door

Franklin Avenue Door with Stairs                 

Franklin Avenue Door (Closer to Auditorium)

Auditorium Doors

Littleworth Lane Door

Classes

 

All Grade 3 Classes

Ms. Cunneen & Mr. Mihopulos

All Grade 4 Classes

Ms. Goetz

Ms. Mazur

Ms. Robertson &   Mr. Mihopulos

Ms. Roberts (Kindergarten)

Ms. Roberts
(Grade 1 Class)

Ms. Callahan

All Grade 2 Classes

All Grade 5 Classes

 

Please make sure that your child brings the following forms to school (all included in the placement packet) filled out and/or signed.

  • Sea Cliff School Dignity For All Students (DASA) Pledge Form
  • Typical Going Home Arrangements Form
  • White and Blue Emergency Contact Cards (Grades 1-5 Only)

Please feel free to contact Dr. Zublionis or the Sea Cliff School main office with questions at any time!

We are looking forward to an amazing school year!

Sincerely,

Dr. Z, SCS Faculty and SCS Staff

 

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