Week of October 5, 2020
Important Information

Upcoming Color Calendar for the week of October 12-16

Monday: Violet Day
Tuesday: Red Day
Wednesday: Red Day
Thursday: Orange Day
Friday: Orange Day

*Individual classroom specials schedules will be shared by teachers

School Arrival & Dismissal Update
PARENTS MAY NOT DROP OFF THEIR STUDENTS IN THE FRONT DRIVEWAY OF THE BUILDING unless you have a permit given to you by the office. This creates a safety risk to our students who are being dropped off via special transportation and daycare busses. 

During our first week of Hybrid Learning, we identified a few changes to help allow the arrival and dismissal of students occur more efficiently. Please see the tables below. Thank you for your flexibility.  
School Supplies
Water fountains will be turned off for sanitation purposes so please bring your own water bottle! Please pack an extra face mask in your child's backpack!

Each teacher will communicate to students/families through Seesaw which school supplies should be brought to school.
Student Lunches
We would like to encourage all students who enjoy packing a lunch, to please only use a disposable lunch container such as a brown bag to help reduce the items that students use and need sanitized.   
School Fees
School fees have been applied to your student’s PowerSchool account. Fees this year are $70.50 for all 1st and 2nd graders. Fees for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are $73.50. These student fees are for Technology Insurance, Technology Licenses and Everyday Math workbooks. A check can be sent to Gilles-Sweet (made out to Fairview Park City Schools) for your students school fees. They can also be paid online through the PayForIt Program link on www.fairviewparkschools.org or at www.PayForIt.net. Cash cannot be accepted. Please call the school office at 440.356.3525 with questions.
InfoSnap & Emergency Contact Information Update
The Fairview Park City School District uses InfoSnap (accessed through PowerSchool), an online registration program for both new and returning students. Please know that our online registration process for returning students replaces our yearly back-to-school-forms, such as: Emergency Medical Form, Blanket Field Trip Form, Handbook Certification Form, etc. InfoSnap will require parents to download the student handbook, review with your child, and sign off electronically that you understand our school policies. Directions on InfoSnap forms/registration were e-mailed to you when the PowerSchool parent portal opened.
Quick Links
Tech Support: support@fairview.k12.oh.us
Free or reduced meals application (deadline to apply is October 1 or status will revert to full-pay.)
If your child is having trouble logging into Seesaw, please refer to this document with step-by-step instructions to sign in. If you or your child continue to have trouble after following the instructions, please email support@fairview.k12.oh.us and our Tech Support team will assist you.
Gilles-Sweet PTA
The PTA has been hard at work trying to plan COVID-style events for this school year.  

We would like to thank everyone who has joined the PTA so far!

Now time for the membership raffles!

Our membership drive contest will run through October 30th - we will choose 5 lucky students, 2 members and 1 staff member to win gift cards on Thursday, October 23rd AND Friday October 24th. But, you need to have joined the GSPTA for the 20-21 school year in order to be entered into the raffle. 

We are using a site called Member Hub for our membership signups this year. The link to join is below. Please reach out to Maureen McDonald (moegroves716@yahoo.com) if you have any questions regarding membership or the PTA.

Our next meeting will be Wednesday November 4th at 7pm. We will send out a zoom link for the meeting closer to the meeting date.

Thank you for all of your support of the Gilles Sweet PTA! 

2020 Levy Information
To keep our schools strong and moving forward, the Fairview Park City Schools Board of Education voted to place a new, continuing operating levy on the ballot this November. 

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Hello Fairview Park Families:

I hope the transition from remote to hybrid went well for all!

A big concern we all have in these crazy times is screen time and social media rules. I found two great resources to help guide you on both of these topics. I hope that you find them helpful!!

Are there any concerns, topics or discussions you would like to see in the newsletter or at a Parent University? Please let me know and I will make it happen!

Carrie Sullivan
Family and Community Engagement Coordinator
Homework Help
Is Someone You Know Looking for Homework Help?
Cleveland Public Library is offering tutoring to give students a boost of confidence and help them succeed in school. FREE virtual tutoring is available for students in grades K-12. Sessions will be held Monday - Thursday from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Registration is required. Sign up here.  

There’s so much to do and see at Cleveland Public Library. The key to discovery is a library card. Apply for one now to read, explore, and learn.   

For information on our programs and resources, visit here (https://cpl.org/kids-teens/) or call the nearest Cleveland Public Library branch (https://cpl.org/locations/) near you.