With warmer weather upon us, your kids will be spending more and more time outside either walking to and from school, or just enjoying the longer, warmer afternoons. While school safety is one of Meister School’s top priorities, it takes your help to make certain that we have a safe school and a safe neighborhood.
To help us with this, please remind your child (if walking) to walk to and from school on sidewalks wherever possible, to use clearly marked walkways, and to cross streets at appropriate crossing sections.. Additionally, remind your children not to use alleys; not to stop or speak with strangers; and not to accept a ride from a stranger. It is a good idea to set your child up with a friend to go back and forth from school. Finally, let your child know that it is important to report any such incident to you and the school (or other responsible adult) at the earliest possible time. The police should be called.
I have also found that a good set of ground rules for extended, unsupervised play can really help keep everyone focused on what is best for our little ones as well. Please remember to advise your children to always let you know where they will be, and let your children know that you will check to make sure that they are where they say they will be. Also:
With your continued cooperation and support, we will continue to promote good safety and improve the overall well-being of our children in our schools and neighborhoods.
Please be reminded of the change in starting and closing times for the school day.
Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest, eats a healthy breakfast (we will again be serving free breakfast in our cafeterias during ISTEP testing times), and get to school every day and on time. Part 2 will taken by students online using the district's Chromebook computers. In addition to the practice tests students will be taking the week of April 11th, the Indiana DOE has provided an "Experience" online ISTEP web link that you and your child can go to at any time to see how the test looks and to practice with the online "tools". This can be found at the following link: http://download.pearsonaccessnext.com/IN/in-practice-tests-links.html