Eagle Email

October 7, 2020

UPCOMING DATES         
10/7 - Early Release (11:45 am)
10/7 - 5th Grade Sweet Treat (2-4 pm)
10/9 - School Spirit Friday
10/9 - RRR Red Friday Drive Thru (2-4pm)
10/12 - 10/23 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/16 - First Quarter Ends
10/19 - TEACHER WORKDAY
10/21-10/23 - "Transition to Plan B" Parent Meetings
Eagle Events
RED FRIDAY -
Red Ribbon Reading Drive Thru

Please join us this Friday, October 9 for a Red Ribbon Reading Drive Thru to celebrate Red Friday! All students will pick up their Red Ribbon Reading t-shirt and the 100-Hour Readers will receive an extra goody!

Date: Friday, October 9

Time:
Students with Last Name beginning with A-K, please come 2-3 pm.

Students with Last Name beginning with L-Z, please come 3-4 pm.

Where: Selwyn - Colony Rd Entrance

Any questions, please contact SelwynRRR@gmail.com.
School Spirit Fridays!

This Friday, October 9 is our next School Spirit Friday and it is Cat in the Hat! Wear your favorite hat or create a crazy hat for your Zoom and for the RRR Drive Thru!
Grade Level "Transition to Plan B" Zoom Parent Meetings

Dr. Harris will be holding a "Transition to Plan B" Parent Meeting for each grade level. Please see below for the schedule and information on how to join the Selwyn's Zoom Room for each parent meeting. If you would like to submit a question you may do so here.

October 21 (Wednesday)
1st Grade - 9:00 am
5th Grade - 11:00 am

October 22 (Thursday)
3rd Grade - 9:00 am
Kindergarten - 11:00 am

October 23 (Friday) 
2nd Grade - 9:00 am
4th Grade - 11:00 am

Zoom Information
Meeting ID: 446 326 7717
Passcode: Eagles
Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences will take place via Zoom from October 12 - October 23. Your child's classroom teacher will send a Sign-up Genius to secure a date and time for the conference.
Coming Soon: Selwyn Family Fun Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Fall is in the air and so is a Selwyn Family Fun Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Details to come in next week's Eagle Email.
Eagle News
CMS Transition Plan
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted in an meeting Oct. 1, 2020, to increase the in-person instructional time for K-5 students when they return to classrooms on Nov. 2, 2020.

The Board approved modifications to the CMS Transition Plan for In-person and Remote Instruction (Plan B) so that K-5 students will be divided into two groups, instead of the previously approved three groups. Students that were previously classified as Group C will be divided between Group A and Group B.

The first group of K-5 students (Group A) will come to school on Monday and Tuesday of each week. The second group of K-5 students (Group B) will come on Thursday and Friday of each week. Wednesdays are designated as remote-instruction days for all K-5 students. The initial transition plan called for dividing K-5 students into three groups, with each group attending school in person for one week, then having remote instruction for two weeks.  

The modified transition plan follows state guidelines for social distancing in schools. All students will be required to wear masks at school, as will school staff.
Student Enrollment for Second Semester
Families who would like to make a change for second semester from Rotational In-person Learning to Full Remote Academy OR are currently in Full Remote Academy and would like to be in Rotational In-person Learning, please email Gigi Atkinson, Registrar, with the requested change, student's full name and Student ID number. If a family wishes to have the student(s) remain on their current plan, no action is needed. The deadline to make a change is December 4, 2020.

Harris Teeter Relink Contest

Help Selwyn raise money by linking your VIC card to Selwyn Elementary (#1736). We earn money for every Harris Teeter brand purchased. You may link online, at the HT Customer Service Register or by emailing/texting a picture of your VIC card with your name and phone number to thuytri@att.net/704-277-0316. 
 
Everyone who signs up by October 31 will be entered into a raffle. The winner of the raffle will receive your choice of a Selwyn Family yard sign or a Selwyn long sleeve t-shirt. Register grandparents, special friends, etc. for more chances to win. 
 
If you have already relinked, you will automatically be entered into this contest.
Health Tip
Handwashing 101

Keeping hands clean is especially important to keep the virus from spreading during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are differences between washing hands with soap and water and using hand sanitizer. Soap and water work to remove all types of germs from hands, while sanitizer acts by killing certain germs on the skin. Although alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs in many situations, they should be used in the right situations. Soap and water are more effective than hand sanitizers at removing certain types of germs as well as chemicals.

Teach kids the five easy steps for handwashing:
  • Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song twice.
  • Rinse your hands under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.