October Paw Prints - 10-16-2020
Important Dates/Upcoming Events

Wednesday and Thursday, October 21 and 22nd – Parent Teacher Conference
Thursday, October 22nd – Early dismissal – eSchool ends at 1:15 pm
Friday, October 23rd – NO SCHOOL
October 29th – Halloween Read In (held virtually) – see below for more information
October 30th – Remote Learning Planning Day – no school for students and Halloween Parades (weather permitting) – see below for more information

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held virtually this fall.  Parents will receive a reminder email on Monday with the designated conference times.  Teachers will be sending individual Google Meet invites.  Please note, you MAY need to use your own Gmail account or your child's school login to join the Google Meet. If you try to join before your assigned time, please know you may need to wait for your child's teacher to allow you into the meeting.

Reopening Plans

Plans are underway to switch to the hybrid AM/PM and virtual classes.  Students in kindergarten and first grade will make the switch on October 26th.  Students in second and third grade will make the switch on November 2nd, and students in fourth and fifth grades will make the switch on November 9th.  Information on how to access bus route and times will be sent next week.  Information about the “second first day of school” will be also be sent next week.  This information will include locations and protocols for arrivals and dismissals. 

New Families to Copeland

In the past, the CFA has partnered with the school to offer families new to Copeland a chance to come to school in August before school starts.  Everything is different this year.  With the upcoming change to hybrid AM/PM, new families will be receiving an invitation from the CFA to come to school on conference days to walk the halls and see their school before coming for the first day.  Families with last names A-K are invited to come on Wednesday, October 21st from 3:30 – 4:15.  Families with last names L-Z are invited to come on Thursday, October 22nd from 2:30 – 3:15.  In order to maximize safety, please have one adult accompany your child(ren).  Upon  arrival, new families will be greeted and provided a map for a self-guided tour.  CFA parents will be around the building to act as guides and answer any questions you have.  Welcome! 

Halloween Read In

Copeland Manor’s Virtual Halloween Read-In

Thursday October 29th from 6:30 -7:00 p.m. Come join the fun for a night of virtual Halloween stories!

The Copeland Halloween Read-in is a tradition we are excited to continue this year! Although we will be all virtual, we are excited to continue the tradition of our candy estimating contest, the announcing of our contest winners and of course, fun, silly, and spooky Halloween stories read by our amazing staff!

Please let us know if you plan to virtually attend, by filling out the Google form by TUESDAY OCTOBER 27. The Read-In begins promptly at 6:30 and will end at 7:00. Feel free to wear PJ’s or your costume to the meet. We look forward to lots of great storytelling!!!

Halloween Parade

Although many things are different this year, Copeland Cougars would still like to enjoy a little Halloween fun.  A Cougar tradition is the Spooky Stroll (Halloween parade).  This year, staff will line the sidewalks in front of 7th Avenue and the front circle as spectators while families are invited to drive through decked out in their Halloween costumes.  Families are welcome to drive through the parade from 1:00 - 2:00 pm on Friday, October 30th.  

  • To help manage the traffic, families are asked to make right turns only.  Please follow the parade route below:  

    • Right Turn from Rockland to 7th Avenue

    • Right Turn into Copeland through front circle

    • Right Turn out of front circle onto 7th Avenue to Valley Park.  

To help alleviate congestion, please join the parade during the designated times by first letter of last name: 

1:00-1:15:  Families last name A-G
1:15-1:30:  Families last name  H-M
1:30-1:45:  Families last name N-S
1:45-2:00:  Families last name T-Z
Health Clerk

Every school in District 70 is looking to hire a health clerk.  This is a short-term position aimed at providing assistance to school nurses during these crazy days.  If you or anyone you know is interested,  here is the job posting.  Questions?  Call the school office. 

Picture Orders and Retake Day

Picture order can be placed online at shop.hrimaging.com.  You will be asked to enter the school, student name, and your student ID (for Power School login) or the subject ID (found on the camera card/stub given to you on September 29th after your child’s picture was taken.  If you do not have your student’s ID number, please call school.  Picture orders can be placed through October 20th.  They are estimated to be delivered by November 30th

Picture Retake Day is November 18th
A photographer will be at Copeland for retakes or to take pictures for the 44 students who were unable to come to school on September 29th on Wednesday, November 18th between 9:15 – 10:30 am and 12:30 – 2:00 pm

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