Silver Hill Elementary School
January 11, 2021
Hello Jaguar Families,
The start of the 2021 calendar year has been off to an odd start and there have been none like it in history. Here at Silver Hill, it has been full steam ahead from our teachers, aides and specialists doing their best to shape the little minds in front of them. Your cherubs are our top priority and I hope they continue to work hard to better their education. We know there are perplexities with how your cherubs are progressing. Surely, it is different than in years past and they are not alone. Almost every student across the country is in the same boat. They are resilient and strong. They will bounce back and our little ones will only be stronger for it. So will we…
The lines of communication are always open here as Silver Hill and we will continue to address any and all concerns you may have. We understand that many of you are looking forward to getting back into the school and we are too. Please know Mr. Gray and I are doing our best to meet all of your needs. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time.
Attendance Winter Contest 2021.pdf 100% Attendance competition school wide from 1/11/21-2/12/21.
Student and Social Emotional Assistance
Our school adjustment counselors have been compiling a great deal of resources to help you and your child navigate this time. Feel free to take a peek at the following links and perouse our Silver Hill Counseling page.
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1/18/21- Martin Luther King / Civil Rights Day
IT / Technology information
Just a heads up, when a student needs to return or swap out a Chromebook, the power cord needs to be returned with it. The district wide IT department is now applying charges to families for missing and/or damaged equipment. It is becoming harder and harder for us to order extra equipment for students that need it. Also, many students are returning damaged Chromebooks for one reason or another. Families are now being invoiced between $160-$200 for Chromebook damages and other monetary amounts for missing power cords.
I would encourage you, if you haven’t done so already, to get the HPS Device Usage Policy signed and send in the associated $20 equipment insurance for your cherub’s device. I have done it with my own children at home. This is going to save you money in the long run. Please turn it into the office as soon as possible.
F & P / Letterland Assessments
F&P reading assessment and letterland assessments will be conducted remotely over the course of the next few weeks.
Please reach out to our literacy coach Ms. Todd if you have any questions regarding these assessments- Jessica.Todd@Haverhill-ps.org
All children age 6 months and older must receive the influenza vaccine for the current flu season (2020-2021 school year) by February 28, 2021. Call your pediatrician to ask about getting your child vaccinated. Additional options may be found at all major pharmacies and urgent care clinics. Mary Connelly, the City of Haverhill’s Health Department Nurse, has a limited supply of doses for uninsured children or those insured by Mass Health and will administer by appointment only: 978-374-2390, ext 3915. If your child has already been vaccinated, please send documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 978-374-3461 or mail a copy to the school. For more information, visit https://www.mass.gov/news/flu-vaccine-now-required-for-all-massachusetts-school-students-enrolled-in-child-care-pre
Thank you for your donations of gently-used clothing!
Additionally, thank you for your hard work and as always, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Gray and myself at any time.