Missing Library Books
Parents we have lots of library books that have not been turned in from last school year. Please check last year's bookbag and also around your house to see if your child still has some that need to be returned to the school. Thanks!
ONLINE BOOK FAIR
This year, for the first time, we are going to hold a Virtual Book Fair online from October 26 th -November 23 rd . If you are interested in purchasing books for your child, you will simply go to this link https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home ?classCode=ZY6D7 , use our school code ZY6D7 and begin shopping. Once the book fair has ended, all books will be shipped to Latta Elementary and then sent home with your
child. For Virtual students who would like to purchase books, we will designate a pick-up day for you to come to the school to get them. Happy shopping and thanks so much for your support!
The District is using a new communication tool to send information to parents. You can receive phone calls as well as texts from the District, school and your child’s teacher. This tool is just for sending information. You will not be able to respond to anything that you receive. If you have blocked the school or district number, you will not receive any messages at all from any sender. Please make sure that you have a working phone number on file with the school and if it changes, please let us know as soon as possible. Texts that you receive will come from 606-80.
Please make sure you are washing your child’s cloth masks twice a week. Clean masks are important for helping to keep your child healthy.
If your child is virtual, please make sure that they have an appropriate place at home to view their lessons on the Chromebook. It is important that they sit at a table or desk to do their assignments and they log on at the beginning of the class. Adult supervision is needed to ensure that students stay online and complete assignments in a timely manner. Parents, please monitor your child’s progress weekly and call the teacher with any questions you may have.
COLD WEATHER CLOTHING
Now that the weather is changing, students will be wearing coats, sweaters and hats to school. Please make sure your child’s name is in all items.
Please make sure your child takes care of their Chromebook at all times. Find a safe place at home, away from small children and pets, to store the Chromebook when not in use. The plastic cases were purchased to transport, store and protect the Chromebook. A child should not be allowed to eat or drink while using the Chromebook. If a liquid is spilled in the Chromebook, it will not work. ONLY the student should be using the Chromebook to complete his/her school assignments. Other children or adults should not be using the device. Parents, thank you for making sure your child brings the case back to school on the appropriate days.
If your child is not feeling well, please do not send them to school. Take them to the doctor and make sure you get an excuse for school. All staff are following the appropriate protocol as determined by the CDC. Your child’s health and safety are a priority at Latta Elementary.
We are excited to be back at school and appreciate your patience as we navigate a new school year. With all of the changes, we are pleased at how well everyone has adjusted and it’s great to see smiles on everyone’s faces! We are looking forward to a great, productive year! We have several new staff members that we would like to welcome: Kelsey Bowen, Morgan Ramos and Christine McKenzie. We are excited to have you with us!
With the inclusion of Google Classroom into our instruction, the school also has a classroom where you can find newsletters and other school announcements. Please join our “class” by using this code: c24zwao, or there will be a link provided in your child’s Google Classroom.
If your student rides a bus to and from school, it is important that an adult be visible to the driver at the bus stop in the morning and afternoon.
LUNCH FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS
If your child is attending Latta Elementary School in a virtual classroom, they can receive breakfast and lunch daily at any of our pick-up spots:
Latta Arms at 11:00
South Side Apartments at 11:30
Henry St. Park at 12:00
Oak Grove Fire Department at 11:15
Sellers - New Mount Zion Church at 12:00
To help us speed up dismissal in the afternoon, please cut your tag in half on the dotted line and make sure your car tag is displayed sitting up in the front windshield of your car so it can be easily seen by the caller and the adults on duty. You may remove the tag after your child is safely in the car. Tags that are laying on the dash are difficult to see and slow down the flow of dismissal. Several pictures of good tag placement are below. Thank you for your help with this!