Additional limited SCS hotspots available

Shelby County Schools has purchased a set number of hotspots for those in need of wifi connection. Initially parents had to meet several criteria to receive one. I

If your family did not meet the criteria but would like to request one, SCS is not indicating that  if additional hotspots become available, you may receive one. Here is the SCS to request one: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSevQ33oiDH_u80GTqRB60xdiI0RY5Iw90ttR9lvcqcAVZl39w/viewform

Whether parents who do not qualify under the initial criteria receive a hotspot will be dependent on multiple factors and additional funding.

For those parents who cannot pick up devices on their assigned dates, Shelby County Schools has announced that parents can come AFTER their assigned date to their location. What we are not encouraging is that parents come before their assigned date and time.

Peabody Back to School Message from Principal Nelson

Hello Peabody Family:

Well, we only have two more weeks before we see our students’ smiling faces. We are so excited to see them.  We are going to have an Awesome school year!!!

I am attaching some very important information about Parent Trainings for Microsoft Teams that SCS is providing. This training will help parents better support their child on Microsoft Teams for learning this school year.

I have also attached a REVISED Parent Covid Communication Flyer that includes:

  • Virtual Open House Dates/Times
  • Resource Pick-up In-person Dates/Times (Please bring your child and come on your designated day/time to meet your child’s teacher. If you do not come at your designated date/time, you may not be able to meet your child’s teacher)
  • Resource Pick-up Day has been POSTPONED. Due to the Covid epidemic,  a large portion of the supplies and materials have not arrived at many SCS schools. We will announce a new Resource Pick-up schedule when the materials arrive. 
  • Dress Code Expectations
  • Sample Schedule
  • Lunch
  • Attendance

There is so much more information outlined in the attached Parent Covid Communication Flyer. Please read its entirety.

Continue to check SCS District website www.scsk12.org to pick-up students’ computer devices.  Please remember that you DO NOT pick up these devices from Peabody Elementary School.  The District will list a location/time/date on their website for pick-up.

We want to ensure the safety of everyone. Therefore, please come at your designated time for Resource Pick-up Day to avoid overcrowding. Please wear a mask and follow the guidelines for social distancing. Enter through the main door in front of the school. There will be a check in table in the foyer and we will direct you to your classrooms from the check out table.

The only make-up time for parents to pick up resources is Tuesday, August 25th form 5:00 P.M.-6:30 P.M. Again your child may not be able to meet their teacher if this is not your designated day.

School starts August 31st.  Students will have a full day of synchronous/asynchronous learning from 8:15-3:00 daily.  Students are expected to start signing into class virtually from 8:00 A.M.-8:10 A.M. to check their equipment/sound. In order to receive a participation grade each day, students are expected to stay on the entire time from    8:15 A.M.-3:00 P.M.; except for Breaks, Lunch, and Recess. All lessons will be LIVE; including Support classes.

There will be Office Hours for parents and/or students to schedule appointments to talk with the teacher from 3:00 P.M.-3:30 P.M. Monday-Thursday.

We are excited to serve our families this school year and look forward to an AMAZING year! Remember, we are Eagles and Peabody Strong!

Mrs. Nelson

Proud Principal of Peabody Elementary!!!

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Sign up for Peabody PTA emails

Screenshot 2020-07-23 22.49.41Staying informed about what’s going on at your child’s school is going to be more important than it’s ever been in Fall 2020. We’ll make sure to share updates from Peabody Elementary and your PTA right to your email.

Even if you’ve signed up for Peabody PTA emails last school year, you’ll need to sign up again. All Peabody parents must opt-in to receive emails.

It’s easy – sign up here: https://forms.gle/GnXyMzJ5Nm2kiDkcA

 

Back to School: Fall 2020

As we prepare for the Fall 2020 semester, we get ready for a start to the school year unlike any we have seen before. The best thing we can do for our kids this semester is be flexible and and stay informed. Sign up for Shelby County Schools texts. And follow SCS on Facebook. Watch for phone calls and text messages from Peabody Elementary and follow the official Peabody Elementary School Facebook page and our Peabody PTA Facebook page.  We know this is a lot of information, but let’s all work together to make this a safe and productive semester!

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First. Join our PTA and signup for our weekly email list. You’ll receive updates all year round.

Calendar. Sign up here to subscribe to our constantly updated digital school calendar! Before school begins, only SCS dates are available and updated. But as soon as possible, Peabody’s calendar will be available. We’ll update those in the digital calendar.

Registration. Every child at Peabody must register every year. Learning Options (remote or in-person) must be chosen in Powerschool by July 24, 2020.

Click here for Shelby County School’s Registration page.

The Uniform.  Peabody Elementary has a uniform code. We are still waiting for guidance about whether both in-person and students learning virtually will need uniforms.  Click this link for uniform guidelines.

School Supplies.  Both students learning in-school and virtually need school supplies for their grade level. The school supplies you purchase will be for your child only. There will not be sharing of school supplies in school this year. Students learning virtually do NOT need to purchase masks, disinfectant wipes, kleenex or Ziplock bags.  Click here for the Supply List!

Drop off and Pick up.  We are still awaiting guidance on drop off and pick up procedures from the school. We will place them here when we have them.

Rainy Day Dismissal & Parking Procedures. We are still awaiting guidance for Rainy Day Dismissal and parking procedures. We will post them here when we have them.

Extended Care Program. We will post information here about extended care when we receive them.

Lunch.  We will post information about SCS meals when they become available.

If you have any questions about the Fall semester email PeabodyCovid19@gmail.com.