News From Tremont
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Important Updates (New Info)
Update from Incident: Many of you reached out on Tuesday with questions/concerns about the young student who brought a bullet to school. Thankfully, three alert and conscientious 5th graders handled the situation with maturity and wisdom, immediately seeking out a staff member. It is also important to note that the youngster who brought this to school had no malintent. He is a wonderful child.
I hope that this was an opportunity for all parents to talk to their children about the importance of safety in the home and at school. First, never to touch any dangerous item (guns, knives bullets, etc) that they see and to immediately report their presence to an adult. This is also a good reminder that any type of dangerous items are secured in our homes and out of the reach of children.
Safety continues to be the top priority for our Tremont community.
ESY peer advocates - Upper Arlington Schools are recruiting peer models for our half-day extended school year (ESY) program. We think it would be very beneficial for students with and without special needs to participate in our classes. Unfortunately, we only have a handful of student student mentors currently signed up. If you believe your child would benefit from being a mentor, or would like more information about this opportunity, please look at the following link.
Important Reminders (from previous newsletters--but still important!)
Tremont 4th Grade Gallery Hop - The 4t h grade classes will be displaying their artwork at our 7th annual Tremont Gallery Hop on Thursday, May 10 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. This year we will be located in the 3r d grade Hall and Media Center. The Art Opening will include several of the student’s masterpieces from the year and will be on display for all to see. There will be live entertainment by 4t h and 5t h grade students, and a 4t h /5t h grade choir performance at 8pm. Refreshments will be served. You will get to speak with curators at each gallery, who are the artists themselves, to learn about their inspirations and thought process behind each of their pieces. All are invited to join us at the Tremont Gallery Hop.
Device check-in information The Personalized Learning page on our website, www.uaschools.org/personalizedlearning, has been updated to include a basic overview and dates for device check-in by grade levels.
World Literature Fair - Tremont is excited to be holding a World Literature Fair on Friday, April 27th . Students will be hearing stories in languages other than English to understand and empathize what students feel like who come from another country. Students will also learn about cultural traditions and artifacts from other countries. We are looking for families who would be willing to come in and read a book in a language other than English. If you are not able to come in, but would be willing to lend your book to the event, we would greatly appreciate it. We are also looking for traditional clothing and artifacts from countries around the world. We would love to learn about your culture! Please fill out the google form below if you are able to help.
Mural Volunteers needed: Exciting news! Our students K-5 will be working with world renowned artist Phillip Martin to paint a mural at Tremont. We are in need of parent volunteers to assist with both supervision and painting. Please read more about this great opportunity using the link below.
Visitor Procedures - As part of our continuous effort to review and update our safety protocols, we will be using a standard identification procedure for visitors to our school. This began on Monday, February 26, 2018. As parents/guardians and visitors come to our building, they will be greeted by a friendly voice from the office through the speaker outside the main door. Visitors will be expected to identify themselves and the reason for their visit prior to being “buzzed” in to the building. Every visitor must sign in in the office and wear a visitor sticker or volunteer ID badge while he/she is in the building. Before leaving the building, every visitor must sign out in the office.
Report a Student Safety Concern - To file an anonymous report regarding a safety or bullying concern, please fill out the Speak Up! online form; click “Other” for a safety concern other than bullying. To report a threat to the Upper Arlington Police Division, call (614) 459-2800, or call 911 if it is an emergency.
Spring Testing Dates:
Below are dates for spring Ohio Math, English Language Arts, and Science Assessments. We appreciate you looking ahead to these dates when scheduling appointments and planned absences when possible.
- April 24th-April 25th Gr. 3 Ohio Mathematics Assessment
Walk and Roll Wednesdays are back! Questions? Contact Kate Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Technology Issues? If you have any tech related issues (Schoology, PowerSchool, devices or accounts) please reach out to email@example.com.
Volunteer background checks and badges are good for three years. After the three-year period, volunteers need to repeat the background check process and get new badges. If you provided your email address to our district office when you received your original volunteer badge, you will receive an email reminder one month before your background check expires. If you have any questions about the renewal process or when your background check expires, please call (614) 487-5000 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Great Resource: Looking for nuts and bolts information about Tremont? Phone numbers? Attendance policies? Parent Guidebook
Food and Allergies: In accordance with our district allergy policy, we are not allowing students to bring food to school to celebrate their birthdays. Students can donate a game, or bring non-food items to pass out in class. Thank you for observing our request as the safety of all students is our priority.
Mark Your Calendars: 2017-2018 Tremont Activities Calendar
For an updated Tremont calendar, please visit www.uaschools.org/page.cfm?p=844.