COVID-19 Information

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May 18, 2020

Dear Parents,

NOTE THE CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER PREDICATIONS...Our final pick-up and delivery day for this strange ending school year will be Thursday, May 21. We are sad not to have a different kind of closure to the year, but will make the best of what we can do while maintaining the health and safety of everyone.

We will have pick-up and delivery according to alphabetical groups by family last name. All teachers will be here, spread out appropriately to send your children off for the year. So, please bring your kids if you can. We will have you stay in the car and move through the line to the different grade levels to get any items and turn things in.

9:00 – 10:00 am     A - F

10:00 – 11:00 am   G - L

12:00 – 1:00  pm    M - R

1:00 – 2:00 pm        S – Z

Please do your best to arrive during these window times. If you are not able to come this day, you are welcome to stop by the school any day during office hours through May 29.

Thank you,

Diane Hardin

18de mayo de 2020

Queridos padres,

TENGA EN CUENTA EL CAMBIO DEBIDO A LAS PREDICACIONES DEL TIEMPO... Nuestro último día de recoger y entregar las cosas para este fin de año extraño será el jueves 21 de mayo. Estamos tristes de no tener un cierre diferente para el ano, pero aprovecharemos al máximo lo que podemos hacer mientras mantenemos la salud y seguridad de todos.

Para recoger y entregar las cosas, tendremos grupos en orden de alfabético por apellido de la familia. Todos los maestros estarán aquí, distribuidos apropiadamente para decirles adiós a sus hijos. Entonces, por favor traiga a sus hijos si pueden. Tendremos que permanecer en el automóvil y pasar a través de la línea a los diferentes niveles de grado para obtener y entregar las cosas.

9:00-10:00 am A-F

10:00-11:00 am G-L

12:00-1:00 pm M-R

1:00 – 2:00 pm S-Z

Por favor haz su mejor esfuerzo para llegar durante estos horarios. Si no puede venir este día, puede pasar por la escuela cualquier día durante el horario de oficina hasta el 29 de mayo.

Gracias,

Diana Hardin



April 15, 2020

Learning Packet Procedures

Dear Parents,

The next round of learning packets for your children will be available here at the elementary school on Friday, April 17 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. This packet will include enough to provide distance learning through the rest of the school year, just in case it is required. We will be so happy to get permission to open our doors again. In order to maintain social distancing and in an effort to keep everyone as safe as possible, we will do the packet pick up in a drive thru sort of style very similar to the first time.

The front parking lot will not have any cars parked facing the school building so that area can become the drive thru zone. A staff member will watch for you to pull in and retrieve the appropriate packet. We will place the packet on a nearby table or drop it in your vehicle. Then, you can be on your way.

If your child has completed the Roaring Reader work, it is time to get that turned in. They are due to the school by Thursday, April 23. They have made some extensions on when the ticket can be used as well. We will have a crate labeled “Roaring Reader Turn In” for the forms.

If your child has books from the MJE library, please also be rounding those up to return to the school. We will also have a bin for those. Also, for kindergarteners, 1st Graders, and 4th Graders please return any completed packets. They will be collected in bins as well.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or the office to let us know if you will not be able to come during this time and we can make other arrangements.

We sure miss seeing kids here at school.

Thank you so much for your support and patience,

Diane Hardin

15 de abril de 2020

Procedimientos de paquetes de aprendizaje

 

Queridos padres,

 

La próxima ronda de paquetes de aprendizaje para sus hijos estará disponible aquí en la escuela primaria el viernes 17 de abril de 10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. Este paquete incluirá lo suficiente para proporcionar aprendizaje a distancia durante el resto del año escolar, en caso de que sea necesario. Estaremos muy contentos de obtener permiso para abrir nuestras puertas nuevamente. Con el fin de mantener el distanciamiento social y en un esfuerzo por mantener a todos lo más seguros posible, recogeremos el paquete en una unidad a través de un estilo muy similar a la primera vez.

 

El estacionamiento delantero no tendrá ningún automóvil estacionado frente al edificio de la escuela para que esa área pueda convertirse en la zona de acceso. Un miembro del personal lo vigilará para que entre y recupere el paquete apropiado. Colocaremos el paquete en una mesa cercana o lo dejaremos en su vehículo. Entonces, puedes seguir tu camino.

 

Si su hijo ha completado el trabajo de Roaring Reader, es hora de que lo entreguen. Deben llegar a la escuela el jueves 23 de abril. Han hecho algunas extensiones sobre cuándo se puede usar el boleto también. Tendremos una caja llamada "Roaring Reader Turn In" para los formularios.

 

Si su hijo tiene libros de la biblioteca de MJE, por favor también traiga los libros para regresar a la escuela. También tendremos una caja para esos.

Además, para los alumnos de kinder, 1er y 4to grado, devuelva los paquetes completos. También se recogerán en cajas

 

No dude en comunicarse con el maestro de su hijo o la oficina para informarnos si no podrá venir durante este tiempo y podemos hacer otros arreglos.

 

Echamos de menos ver a los niños aquí en la escuela.

Muchas gracias por su apoyo y paciencia.

 

Diane Hardin




 

April 3, 2020

Monday, April 6 the Parma School District buses will begin delivering grab and go meals at every regular bus stop in our district. They will run the routes two hours later than the normal morning route times. Therefore, if your normal pick up time is 7:05 am, for the meal deliveries your time will be 9:05 am. They will stop at every normal stop Monday, April 6 – Wednesday, April 8. Beginning Thursday, if your child has not picked up a grab and go meal, the driver will no longer stop unless you call the transportation department to specifically request meal delivery.

If you would like grab and go meals and do not normally ride the bus, please call the transportation department to identify where the stop would be for your child. If your child lives here in town, and normally walks to school, lunches will still be available at the Parma Middle School location from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Your child or children need to meet the bus to get their meals. The meals are available to all kids aged 1 – 18 years old.

Shannon Widmer – Transportation Supervisor – (208) 779-4069 ext. 1811 or swidmer@parmaschools.org

Jean Warren – Food Services Supervisor – (208) 779-4069 ext. 1414 or jwarren@parmaschools.org MJE office – (208) 779-4069 ext. 1102 or mjeoffice@parmaschools.org

Take care,

Diane Hardin

3 de abril de 2020

Queridos padres,

El lunes 6 de abril, los autobuses del distrito escolar de Parma comenzaran a entregar comidas para llevar en cada parada de autobús regular en nuestro distrito. Ejecutaran las rutas dos horas más tarde que los horarios normales de la mañana. Por lo tanto, si u horario normal de recogida es a las 7:05 a.m., para las entregas de comida su horario será a las 9:05 a.m. Se detendrá en todas las paradas normales del lunes 6 de abril al miércoles 8 de abril. A partir del jueves, si su higo no ha recogido una comida para llevar, el conductor ya no se detendrá a menos que llame al departamento de transporte para solicitar específicamente le entrega de comida.

Si desea tomar y llevar comidas y normalmente no viaje en el autobús, llame al departamento de transporte para identificar donde sería la parada para su hijo. Si su higo vive aquí en la ciudad, y normalmente camina a la escuela, los almuerzos y comidas seguirán disponibles en la ubicación de la escuela intermedia de las 10:00 am a 12:00 am.

Si hijo o hijos deben ir al autobús para recibir sus comidas. Las comidas están disponibles para todos los niños de 1 a 18 años.

Shannon Widmer – Supervisora de Transporte – (208) 779-4069 ext. 1811, swidmer@parmaschools.org

Jean Warren – Supervisora de Servicios Alimenticios – (208) 779-4069 ext. 1414, jwarren@parmaschools.org Oficia de MJE – (208) 779-4069 ext. 1102, mjeoffice@parmaschools.org

Cuídense,

Diane Hardin


 

Free Breakfast and Lunch

For Children 1-18 years of age

Grab n Go Meals
March 30, 2020 - April 20, 2020

 

Where: Parma Middle School Parking Lot 
(Follow Signs for entrance and exit.)

 

When: 10:00AM- 12:00 PM Monday-Friday

Both Breakfast and lunch will be distributed at this time.

 

 

 

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March 31, 2020

Learning Packet Procedures

Dear Parents,

The learning packets for your children will be available here at the elementary school on Wednesday, April 1 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. In order to maintain social distancing and in an effort to keep everyone as safe as possible, we will do the packet pick up in a drive thru sort of style.

The front parking lot will not have any cars parked facing the school building so that area can become the drive thru zone. A staff member will watch for cars to pull in and notify other staff inside as to whose packet is needed. The packet will then be placed on a nearby table under a canopy for the parent to grab very quickly. Then, you can be on your way.

If your child has completed the Roaring Reader work and you would like to turn the form in, you are welcome to do that. We will have a crate on the packet pick up table labeled “Roaring Reader Turn In” and you can leave the form so it can be submitted.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or the office to let us know if you will not be able to come during this time and we can make other arrangements. Also, let us know if you are need of food and are not able to access the grab and go meals at the Middle School site.

As a side note, please know we understand you are trying to take on lots of new things especially if you have children in multiple buildings. It may very well seem overwhelming here especially at the beginning. Please know the teachers and staff here at MJE and in our district are here to support you in any way we can. We will make adjustments along the way as we see what the issues are.

Thank you so much for your support and patience,

Diane Hardin

31 de marzo de 2020

Procedimientos de paquetes de aprendizaje

Queridos padres,

Los paquetes de aprendizaje para sus hijos estarán disponibles aquí en la escuela primaria el miércoles primero de abril de 10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. Con el fin de mantener el distanciamiento social y en un esfuerzo por mantener a todos lo más seguros possible recojeran los paquetes en forma de drive thru.

El estacionamiento delantero no tendrá ningún automóvil estacionado frente al edificio de la escuela para que esa área pueda convertirse en la zona de acceso. Un miembro del personal vigilará la llegada de los automóviles y notificará a otros miembros del personal sobre qué paquete se necesita. El paquete se colocará en una mesa cercana debajo de un carpa para que los padres lo agarren muy rápidamente. Entonces, puedes seguir tu camino.

Si su hijo ha completado el trabajo de Roaring Reader y le gustaría entregar el formulario, puede hacerlo. Tendremos una caja en la mesa de recogida de paquetes con la etiqueta "Roaring Reader Turn In" y puede dejar el formulario para que pueda enviarlo.

No dude en comunicarse con el maestro de su hijo o la oficina para informarnos si no podrá venir durante este tiempo y podemos hacer otros arreglos. Además, avísenos si necesita alimentos y no puede acceder a las comidas para llevar en la escuela intermedia.

Por favor sepa que entendemos que está tratando de asumir muchas cosas nuevas, especialmente si tiene niños en varios edificios. Puede paracer estresante especialmente al principio. Por favor sepa que los maestros y el personal aquí en MJE y en nuestro distrito están aquí para apoyarlo en todo lo que podamos. Haremos ajustes a medida que veamos cuáles son los problemas.

Muchas gracias por su apoyo y paciencia.

Diane Hardin



 

Dear Parents/Guardians

Many students and parents have received emails from teachers regarding work for the week.  Some teachers have sent out work for the next three weeks.

For those teachers who have supplements in the forms of books that need to go out and hard copy of packets who cannot access assignments on-line, we will have those available for pick-up on Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  If you cannot make that time, please let us know and we will work something out.  Packet pick-up will be outside of the main office of Parma Middle School.

We also will be rounding up students textbooks and will have all that we can available for pick-up.

After Wednesday’s pick-up, we are asking that work is returned and any new packets can be picked up on Mondays from 10-2:00.

Teachers “Office Hours” to respond to emails or extra tutoring through Zoom will be 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM.

In order not to overwhelm students and parents we wanted to suggest that students do daily work with Math and ELA Monday through Thursday and use Friday as a catchup or IXL day.  Science and Social Studies will have 2 assignments a week.  We suggest students do Science on Monday and Wednesday and Social Studies on Tuesday and Thursday.  PE has a daily activity log to help get students moving and choir, band and intro to ag have a weekly assignment.

We will be using IXL for tracking daily attendance so we are asking that every student who can log in and complete at least one IXL Math task per day.  This can be done on a smart phone as well as a tablet or computer.  For students who do not have access to IXL please send an email to Mrs. Layne @ tlayne@parmaschools.org and let her know your student worked on academics for the day.  This is the best way we have thought to complete attendance at this time.

We are still keeping track of mastered skills for the IXL Challenge through April 20th.  We will have rewards ready for those students who have earned it when they return to school.  So keep up the great work everyone!!


Go Panthers!!
Stoney T. Winston

March 29, 2020

Dear MJE Parents,

Thank you to those of you who have taken time to complete the survey sent to you. The results will help us to plan for this unique time in hopes of continuing to provide the best learning opportunity and support for your children during this distance learning period.

Teachers have already been working to prepare. If we did not get a survey from you, they will be contacting you to answer those same questions. So, if you haven’t already, it would be helpful if you would please complete the survey. Teachers will let parents know what their hours will be for helping students each day. We are planning to provide split sessions, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon or early evening to best accommodate students.

The MJE office will be open from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm this week to answer calls and make connections with families to better meet the needs of everyone. Any new learning packets will be ready to be picked up beginning Wednesday, April 1 – Friday, April 3 between the hours of 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please let your child’s teacher or the office know if times will not work for you because of a lack of transportation, illness, or you are working. The building will be closed to student access.

Please check your email, our Parma School District website, and/or Facebook page for updates and information. Your child’s teacher will set up a daily line of communication if one has not already been established. If your child does not already know login information to online curricular resources, they will also be receiving those.

We are still here to help so please reach out to let us know what you need. It will be so sad for me to be in our school tomorrow without your children there. Please take care.

Thank you,

Diane Hardin

29 de marzo 2020

Querido Padres de MJE,

Gracias a ustedes que se han tomado el tiempo para completar la encuesta que se les envió. Los resultados nos ayudaran a planificar este momento único con la esperanza de continuar brindando la mejor oportunidad de aprendizaje y apoyo para sus higos durante este periodo de aprendizaje a distancia.

Los maestros ya han estado trabajando para prepararse. Si no recibimos una encuesta suya, se comunicarán con usted para responder esas mismas preguntas. Por lo tanto, si aún no lo ha hecho, sería útil completa la encuesta. Los maestros informarán a los padres cuáles serán sus horarios para ayudar a los estudiantes cada día. Estamos planeando ofrecer sesiones divididas, una en la mañana y otra en la tarde o temprano en la noche para acomodar mejor a los estudiantes.

La oficina de MJE estará abierta de 10:00 am a 2:00 pm esta semana para responder llamadas y establecer conexiones con las familias para satisfacer mejor las necesidades de todos. Todos los paquetes de aprendizaje nuevos estarán listos para ser recogidos a partir del miércoles 1 de abril al viernes 3 de abril entre las 10:00 am y las 2:00 pm. Por favor informe a la maestra de su hijo o a la oficina se los horarios no van a funcionar para usted debido a la falta de transporte, enfermedad, o si está trabajando. El edificio estará cerrado al acceso de los estudiantes.

Por favor revise su correo electrónico, nuestro sitio de web del distrito escolar de Parma y/o la página de Facebook para información actual. El maestro de su hijo establecerá una línea de comunicación diaria si aún no se ha establecido. Si su hijo aún no conoce la información de entra a los recursos curriculares en el web, también los recibirán.

Todavía estamos aquí para ayudar, así que por favor comuníquese con nosotros para los que necesitan. Sera muy triste para mi estar en nuestra escuela mañana sin sus higos allí. Por favor cuídense.

Gracias,

Diane Hardin


 

**IMPORTANT UPDATE**
The Office of the State Board of Education (OSBE) has closed all Idaho public schools until April 20
th. School district administrators are currently working on plans to implement the guidelines specified by the OSBE. As plans are finalized they will be made available on the district website and Facebook page.

Message from Jim Norton, Superintendent of the Parma School District in regards to COVID-19

Updated - March 16, 2020

Dear Parents and Staff:

As I mentioned in my previous notice sent out yesterday, our administrative staff is meeting daily to review the current COVID-19 situation affecting the Parma School District. Our administrative team has determined that the best course of action is toclose our schools beginning on Wednesday, March 18th. We plan to reopen schools as scheduled on Monday, March 30th.

Many aspects of our lives are now being affected by the arrival of COVID-19 in Idaho.  All of us will be thinking about how best to get through the spread of infection during the next few months. Extracurricular decisions are being made in accordance with IHSAA directives, as detailed below. All competitions and practices are suspended effective March 17 through April 5Updated information will be provided as it becomes available through e-mail and on our district website (www.parmaschools.org).

Sincerely,

Jim Norton

Here, in full, is the IHSAA statement:

The Idaho High School Activities Association, in the response to COVID-19, and to best serve our member schools, student participants, coaches and Idaho families are announcing the following:

  • Cancellation of the association’s State Cheer/Dance Championships, this event will not be re-scheduled.
  • The State Debate Championship is still postponed as we work on the possibility of combining with the State Speech Championships.
  • Suspension of sanctioned sports and activities for all of its member schools effective Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, April 5. 

Implementing cancellations and/or suspension is taken in part with consultation with public health officials to implement best practices in slowing the spread of COVID 19 and therefore aid in protection of students and the general public; to reduce competitive inequity among member schools and in an effort to have the opportunity to hold our spring state tournaments/events on the assigned dates/sites as those dates will not be extended.

During the suspension, IHSAA member schools are not to compete in games or contests. Member schools are not to conduct practices in IHSAA sanctioned sports at any location. Neither member schools nor their coaches nor student athletes are to hold meetings. Member schools are not to allow students or coaches at any IHSAA member school to use the school’s athletic facilities for a practice, game or contest in any IHSAA sanctioned sport regardless of the affiliation (club or otherwise) of the group seeking to use the facilities. The use of athletic facilities for currently scheduled classes as a part of the regular school curriculum such as P.E. classes is allowed.  Rule 8-11, Outside Competition is still in effect. 

The IHSAA office as well as the Board of Directors, will continue to monitor the rapidly changing landscape of the COVID-19 information and will work with our member schools and health officials to make informed and well thought out decisions. 

Additional information will be sent to schools and/or districts as it becomes available.


 

Message from Jim Norton, Superintendent of the Parma School District in regards to COVID-19

 

March15, 2020

Dear Parents and Staff:

We have spoken with various government agencies at every level of government, including Central District Health (CDH), The Department of Health and Welfare, the State Board of Education, The State Department of Education, and the Governor’s Office. Today Governor Little held a conference call with state health officials along with school district leaders to inform us of the most current situation in regards to COVID-19.

This was a very informative discussion and agencies at every level of government urged us to continue school as normal. We are continuing school tomorrow. You may hear of other districts closing for a period of time. At this point these decisions are being left at the local level. Our current situation in the Parma School District does not warrant school closure. There will most likely be some impacts on extra-curricular activities and trips. Those decisions will be made on a case by case basis so please check regularly with coaches and advisors.

Many aspects of your lives are now being affected by the arrival of COVID-19 in Idaho. All of us will be thinking about how best to get through the spread of infection during the next few months. At the heart of our decision-making process was thinking about what is best for our students, our families, and the community as a whole. The decision meant thinking about all of the students we serve, from those who depend on the various services our schools offer to students who profit from their academic success.

Events are changing rapidly, and our administrative staff will meet each day to review what steps we will need to take next. We are following the most current guidelines from the CDC - Review the CDC's New Guidance on School Closures. Plans are in place at each of our schools if we were to be dealing with a possible contagion in one of our schools. Extra precautions are being taken to sanitize our facilities. We also strongly recommend that if a student suffers from some form of a compromised health issue that they should stay at home if possible. Other attendance concerns should be addressed on an individual basis with the building administration.

Sincerely,

Jim Norton