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Weekly News March 25

Weekly News March 25
Posted on 03/25/2020

The sun is out - hooray!  Run away from school work and sit outside!  Couple of things to mention and reiterate...

Affordable Internet from EPB - "This offer to help you with connecting to internet services was sent out previously by Hamilton County Schools.  This updated notice has a corrected phone number.  We are able to offer this because a number of partners who are committed to providing internet access so students will have the connectivity they need to continue their learning. The district and partners determined that the best option for those not yet connected is EPB’s NetBridge program. Through a special grant, you may be eligible to receive additional assistance to ensure that you can afford the service. Please contact EPB to find out more and schedule installation, NetBridge@epb.net or call (423) 648-1372. You can also call the Hamilton County School Tech Assistance line at (423) 493-0350."

Updated Contact Information - Please make sure we have the correct email address and cell phone number for both parents!  This is really important right now so teachers can contact you.  If you need to update either, please email Leslie Lingerfelt at lingerfelt_leslie@hcde.org

Opt-In for Texts - If you want to receive text messages from Ham Co Schools and CSLA, please send the message YES to 67587 from the cell phone listed in PowerSchool as either mother or father cell.  We cannot opt-in on your behalf.

Volunteer Hours - Remember these have been waived for the April 30 deadline this year - you are not responsible for 18 hours if you were still lacking some.  If we come back to school this year, you can begin working on hours for next year on May 1.

Back to School Date Changed - In case you missed it, we are now out of school until April 24 with an anticipated return date of April 27.  Spring Break will be April 3-10 just as it was normally (so next week is only a 4-day week).

Facebook - Great way to stay connected during this time!!  Search for CSLA to join our main school's FB page (parents, grandparents and staff only).  You can also search for your student's individual class by using CSLA Class of 20xx (this is the date they will graduate from high school - so you gotta think on that one!)  For example, 1st Grade's page is CSLA Class of 2031.

Hamilton County School's Website - That is really the best place to find general resource information especially as it is changing weekly.  Go to hcde.org and look at the main boxes at the top of the page for most of the resources you need during the closure.  This includes general questions about the closure, tech help, food resources, where to donate or volunteer, etc.

Yearbook - I am still compiling this!  If you haven't ordered one and want it, please do so soon.  You can order online HERE and we'll have books shipped to school and figure out a time to get them into your hands.  I really encourage you to do the two FREE custom pages - it is an easy drag-and-drop process that allows you to add your own personal memories and moments for your student.

Pen Pals - Watch for a separate email tomorrow if you signed up to be a Pen Pal.  I'm excited about it and can't wait to hear fun stories of what arrives in the mail!

Stay well everyone and take it a day at a time. You are doing GREAT!!
Jennifer

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