EC Principal Letter

Dear ANCS Elementary Families,

We had a productive workday on Monday. We worked on: looking at data and creating plans to help close the opportunity gap, creating a plan for our recycling program, reviewing our security and safety procedures and then in the afternoon, teachers completed their parent conferences. These workdays are vital to the work we do each day with our students. 

Please remember to continue to drop your child off for school each day at the same location we have been using all year. Even though all students enter through the two front doors, we are not pulling all the way to the front of the building. When some cars do this, it blocks the flow of traffic and causes congestion. It also blocks the two crosswalks, which is a safety concern. Additionally, please help your child to be ready to get out of the car when Ms. King or I open the door. This means having the backpack easily accessible, shoes on, water bottle in hand, etc. Thank you for your help with making drop off run smoothly each day! 

Finally, a word from Nurse Hicks about medication at school. Though the weather continues to be chilly, spring is technically here. Nurse Hicks has requested that students who have asthma be sure to have their inhaler here at school. She also recommends that these students use their inhaler before recess or PE to abate possible symptoms and risk of a serious asthma attack, especially if it is a code yellow or red day. We announce the air quality each morning during our morning meeting. For students with seasonal allergies and who are in need of over-the-counter medication, she asks that you have filled out a Medicine Administration Form, which can be found on our website or you can get this directly from Nurse Hicks. You will need to provide Nurse Hicks with this form and the medication so your child can receive it as needed during the school day. Please do not send any medication (over-the-counter or prescription) to school in your child’s backpack in anticipation of him/her taking it without assistance from Nurse Hicks. It is very important that all medication be stored in the nurse’s office at school and administered with adult supervision.  

As always, I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Wishing you well,