School Notes for Week of October 2 – October 6

As a reminder, the Goshen Campus will dismiss at NOON on Wednesday, October 11th for staff professional development (Preschool students have a normal school day). For students in JK through 4th grade, childcare will be available on the Goshen Campus from 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Please sign up no later than Monday, October 9th at 12:00 p.m. if you need to utilize this service. The link to register can be found here. The charge for childcare will be $30 per child, and you may choose to pay by cash/check or be billed by our Business Office. We will also be offering the 5:30 p.m. Activity Bus for those that need it as well. Lunch and a snack will be provided for students who are registered for Enrichment. Because we need to plan our staffing accordingly, drop-in service will NOT be available on this day. Due to staffing limitations, we are unable to offer Homework Hall/childcare for our Middle School students on this day.

For bus riders, we will offer our normal bus service, but on an adjusted schedule. This means that students will be dropped off approximately 3 1/2 hours earlier than their normal scheduled time. For example, if your child normally gets dropped off at 4:00 p.m., then the bus will arrive at 12:30 p.m.

Attention High School Parents: Next Friday, October 13th at 8:30 a.m. there will be a Parent Discussion Group with Terri White, LCSW, Director of Counseling Services on the Downtown Campus. The topic of the discussion will be Adolescent Depression and Suicide Prevention. Terri will be providing education to all of the students this month and would like to present some of the same information to parents and guardians. Approximately 20% of teens will experience depression before they reach adulthood, meaning that all of our students will be affected by it through friends, if not themselves.  Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Parent Discussion Group will take place in the Space for Thought on the Downtown Campus. Please RSVP to Terri WhiteRSVP is not necessary, but it is appreciated.

Terri has now had introductory student meetings with all new students. Students were informed about how the School Counselor can be a resource for them as they are trying to navigate high school and adolescence. As a parent or guardian, if you have any concerns about your student’s social and emotional well-being at school, please contact her.

Attention Parents: Your child(ren)’s school photos have been emailed to you. Retakes will take place on Thursday, October 12th and Friday, October 13th for the Goshen Campus and Wednesday, October 18th at the Downtown Campus.

Attention 6th Grade Parents: Please join us for a Pine Mountain Trip parent meeting on Friday, October 20th at 8:30 a.m. in the Main Amp.