From The Principal,
The school year is almost over and this will be the final newsletter. It’s hard to believe that after today, we are down to just 7.5 days of school. I think we would all agree that this has been a challenging year, but I do believe we’re finishing strong. Parents, I appreciate your dedication and commitment to your student and our school. We couldn’t have made it this year without the support of our wonderful families. I want to stress the importance and ask for your help in continuing to set aside a daily time to read and reinforce skills over the summer. Those students who stay committed during summer months return in the fall academically ready to take on a new year. I’m so pleased that many of you have registered your student for PCS’s Summer SOLE program. This will be beneficial in ensuring skill retention and progression. We are grateful for your partnership and appreciate all you’ve done this school year to help your child find success! I’m beyond grateful to partner with such an AMAZING team!
If I can assist you in any way by the year’s end, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I hope your summer is WONDERFUL and filled with everything “normal!”
In-Person Students- I-Pads will stop going home nightly on Wednesday, May 26. Students should come to school with a fully charged I-Pad and charger on the 26th.
Virtual Student Technology and Textbook Collection- will take place on Tuesday, June 1. Grades Kindergarten, 1st and 3rd grades will return items to the front of the school between 10:00 and 11:00. 4th and 5th grades will return items between 10:15 and 11:15.
Charger Replacement Fee- If your child’s charger is lost, Putnam County Schools has a replacement fee of $25.00. Please make checks payable to PCS.
Cleaning Your Child’s Case- Apple recommends spraying a non-toxic and non-bleach cleaning solution onto a cloth and wiping the case. Please use a moderate amount and avoid soaking the case. Again, the product should not contain bleach and should be sprayed on a cloth and NOT directly on the case. Please ensure that liquid does not get on the I-Pad. Microfiber cloths can also be effective with just warm water.
Hotspot Return Date- In-person and virtual students must return hotspots on or before Tuesday, June 1.
2020-2021 Yearbooks-If you ordered a yearbook online this year, these are set to be delivered to the school in early August.
Very Special Thank You
We would like to thank our PTO and everyone who contributed to a wonderful Staff Appreciation Week. The food and desserts were simply delicious, and the kind words of appreciation mean more than you know. We cannot thank you enough for the extra effort put forth in making sure our staff felt appreciated!
Last Day June 4 - Early Dismissal
Take Note! The last day of school is Friday, June 4th and it is a 3-hour early dismissal. We will begin dismissing at 11:15. Teachers will follow the dismissal plan each parent put on file for early dismissals at the beginning of the school year. If arrangements have changed, please let your child’s teacher know ASAP.
Know an eligible kindergartener who missed registration? Please encourage them to call the school office at 304-757-7279.
Teacher assignments for next year will be listed on your child's report card. Please note that teacher assignments are always SUBJECT TO CHANGE pending final student enrollment numbers and staffing changes. Students attending STE ‘out of zone’ will not receive a teacher assignment until August.
Out of Zone Students
Students attending STE 'out of zone' must reapply each year. Final decisions are not made until August, giving time to determine enrollment and space availability.
Report cards will be sent home with students on the last day of school. If your child is not going to be present on the last day, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to your child's teacher to mail the report home. All unclaimed report cards will be sent to the central office on June 8th67433. Report cards for virtual students will be mailed.
The Putnam County Homecoming Committee is once again asking schools to collect food to benefit the residents of Putnam County. Food pantries have been busier than ever throughout the pandemic and continue to be in great need of non-perishable items for Putnam County residents. We will have a food collection on Wednesday, May 26 and encourage all students to wear their class shirts. Last month our students rocked it with 550 items, let’s top that number this time!!
Covid prevents us from having our regular field day activities at Winfield High School, but Mr. Atwood has some fun outside activities planned for our students here at school on Tuesday, June 1. Rain date: June 2
· Please apply sunscreen on your child at home prior to sending them to school on June 1.
· Send them with a water bottle
· Send a hat or visor if they choose
· Wear tennis shoes
Kids Heart Challenge/American Heart Association
For many years, Scott Teays has been the #1 school in the state raising funds for the American Heart Association through our participation in the Kids Heart Challenge program. We were unable to hold this annual event this year due to Covid-19. We hope next year to be able to hold our Kids Heart Challenge and reclaim that #1 title! Many of our families have been committed to the AHA for many years and have asked about the possibility of continuing to give this year. If you wish to do so, please follow the link provided below. For every child that registers and gives or raises a donation this year, the American Heart Association will be giving that child a jump rope!
Scott Teays Elementary Kids Heart Challenge link to register and donate: http://www2.heart.org/goto/scottteayselem
Best Wishes to the Class of 2028
The beginning of each school year is met with great anticipation and excitement, and the end always holds the same excitement and anticipation of the future but mixed with a degree of sadness. We will soon say goodbye to our fifth graders. Most of these boys and girls have walked our halls and warmed our hearts for six years. On June 4th, they will walk out our door for the final time and will enter Winfield Middle School in the fall. We are so proud of how far they’ve come and look forward to seeing all the wonderful things that lie ahead for the class of 2028. We always say, "Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger." So, to the Scott Teays Tigers Class of 2028, thanks for the wonderful memories. You will be missed! Follow your dreams and change the world!
Fifth Grade Awards Assembly: We will have an awards assembly for our fifth graders on Thursday, June 3 but Covid protocols prevent us from opening it up to parents and guardians. We plan to record the assembly and make it available to the parents and guardians of our fifth graders. We will also treat our fifth-grade students to lunch and special activities on June 3.
5th Graders and Sports Physicals for Middle School
Please be reminded that any student participating in a sport next year at the middle school must have a physical dated after May 1, 2021. Go ahead and get those appointments scheduled!
Lost and Found
Please have your student visit our Lost and Found. It is overflowing with lots of nice clothing. These items will be donated to charity if not claimed by the end of the year.