Eagle Email

With Important Information From Dr. Harris

July 23, 2020

Mark Your Calendar
7/30 - Summer Read-In with Dr. Harris at 9:30 a.m.
Eagle Events

for a Summer Read-In
with Dr. Harris

Please join Dr. Harris on Zoom, Thursday, July 30th at 9:30 a.m. for the Summer Read-In. This fun event can be counted towards your child's Red Ribbon Reading summer reading goal! Please be on the lookout for a special Eagle Email with the Zoom information. We hope to see you there!
Eagle News

A Message from Dr. Harris

Dear Selwyn Parents, 
I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying summer break. I have received many questions about the difference between the Plan B + Remote and the Full Remote Academy. This message is to provide some clarity about that choice for teaching and learning this fall.

The remote teaching and learning plan will be very different this fall than last spring. We will operate a remote learning schedule much like a normal school day, but shortened for appropriate screen time. Teachers will be required to conduct live teaching and learning for each content each day through a highly organized and structured learning platform. Our plan for teaching and learning moving forward will be robust and engaging.
The CMS Full Remote Academy is an option for the full remote learning this fall and uses the same curriculum platform and teaching and learning times as our Selwyn plan. However, student numbers and teacher availability will drive the process. I cannot guarantee a Selwyn teacher under the current Full Remote Academy model. I would only suggest you consider the
Full Remote Academy if your child has a health condition placing them in a high health risk category and he/she will not be able to return to school at all this school year. Please know your initial commitment to the Full Remote Academy is for the first semester. You will not be able to change that decision until the end of the semester.
If you are concerned about the in-person orientation days in August, your child may choose to not attend those days but remain in his or her schedule with grade-level teachers at Selwyn in a remote learning environment. Your child will be marked absent if he/she does not come to school during the orientation days. Please know you may always choose the Full Remote Academy option in the future if we move to an in-person learning model this school year.

If you would like to choose the Plan B + Remote, no action is needed. If you wish to enroll in the CMS Full Remote Academy, register at bit.ly/IESfullremote  by Sunday, July 26, 2020 .

CMS will communicate additional details about the plan in the coming days and weeks. I encourage our parents and families to update their contact information with our school to ensure you receive this timely information.  I have also answered questions generated from the Selwyn community.  Please click here to view.

Thank you.
Dr. Sharone Harris 

Plans for a New Playground

Thanks to the generous Building Blocks' donations from our Eagle families, we are able to begin a much-needed update to our lower field playground. Our intention is for our students to enjoy their brand-new playground when they return to campus full-time.

We have held off on the start date awaiting CMS' announcement for fall. Now that we have an indication of how we will navigate this school year, we can set the plans in motion for this exciting project. We are pleased to announce that we plan to have the new playground complete in January.

Thank you all for investing in making Selwyn an outstanding school for our children!

Red Ribbon Reading

Continue to help your child keep track of his or her time spent doing reading, writing, and math. Prizes will be awarded at our Red Friday Celebration in the fall. If you have not printed your student’s reading chart you can find the printable chart at  Red Ribbon Reading .

Selwyn Buddy Program

Is your family new to Selwyn? If so, the PTA encourages you to join in our Selwyn Buddy Program. This is a great opportunity to connect with an established Selwyn family so that they can share with you their first-hand experience and insider tips, as well as answer any general questions you have about the school. If you are interested in participating, please contact Julie Johnson.

Eagle Email & Grade-Specific News

Don't miss a beat this upcoming school year! Sign up to receive the Eagle Email! Register here to receive weekly PTA information throughout the year so that you don't miss important school dates, events, and instructions. In addition to Eagle Email, you can also sign up for grade-specific news  here.

AmazonSmile is Now
on Your Amazon App

Good news! AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones.

AmazonSmile customers can now support Selwyn Elementary School PTA in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click  here  for instructions .

Re-Link Your Harris Teeter VIC Card

Now is the time to  re-link your VIC card to  Selwyn Elementary (1736) for the upcoming school year. All cards are cleared of charities in June of each year, so please log into your  account to continue supporting Selwyn.

Publix Partners is Now Available to
Help Raise Money for Selwyn!

Any Publix shopper who enrolls in My Publix Partners may select Selwyn as their school so that eligible purchases can actively help support our school. Remember to enter your phone number that is linked to Selwyn at checkout.

Help us spread the word about Publix Partners among your family, friends, and neighbors to support Selwyn. The greater the participation, the greater the rewards for our school!

See the FAQ and set up information for more details.