Weekly Cougar Update
February 21, 2021


Good evening, Caleb families! Hope this message finds you enjoying the end of a nice weekend. With school tomorrow, we’re back in the swing of full school weeks. Those three-day weekends are so lovely, but trying to squeeze five days of learning into four is a little tricky.  We’ve got just four weeks left in the second trimester and five until spring break, and so much to do! 

Last week, a number of our staff and I received our first doses of the covid vaccine. While this is exciting news, we still have a long way to go and it doesn’t mean we get to relax our safety precautions. I’m sure you’ve heard about districts in the area making plans to return to in-person instruction, with Sac City being among them. At last week’s board meeting, central office leaders presented status on our safety metrics for return and proposed a model for hybrid instruction. I’ve linked the presentation here and encourage you to watch the recording of the board meeting including the follow-up discussion among board members when it’s available on Tuesday of this week. Please know that while these plans were shared, they are still subject to negotiations and agreement from all labor partners. Any formal plans to return will be shared with parents directly with advance notice and opportunities to select from hybrid or full distance learning will be offered. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to board members to express your interest in re-opening our schools and let’s keep doing the best we possibly can with full distance learning. 

As for this week, it’s time for our Move A Thon Dance Party celebration! Please join DJ Char and me for a dance party and the announcement of our Move A Thon fundraising and raffle winners at 1pm on Wednesday. The Zoom link will be shared via Google Classrooms! 

Also, On Wednesday, from 4:00-8:00 pm, join friends and neighbors for dinner at Panera 901 Howe Avenue. Order online using code PRFUND at checkout, or in person showing the fundraising flier attached, and Caleb Greenwood will receive a percent of the proceeds. 

If you haven’t yet, check out our IB PYP Google Classrooms for clues to our next unit and make your predictions about the theme and central idea. Then stay tuned this week for the big reveal! My Video Message and this week’s IB PYP Newsletter are also available on the school website. 

Please remember to double-check Google Classroom and your child’s weekly learning plan for any changes to synchronous instruction time due to staff attendance at Miss Rosie’s service. 

Get some rest, set your alarms and we’ll see you tomorrow on Zoom! 

Principal Erin Hanson