May 14th 2021 Newsletter

Table of Contents

Note from the Principals

Northshore Virtual Program

COVID-19 Batch Testing Update

Health Room News

Library News for our Cheetah Readers

Technology Update

Message from the School Counselor

Family Resources

Free Income Eligible Early Learning Programs Accepting Applications

Kindergarten Enrollment is Open

Help Us Plan for 2021-22 

Parent/Guardian Input for Class Placement 2021-22

Lost & Found

Substitute Employment in NSD

Frank Love Virtual Variety Show

5th Grade Pass the Hat Fundraiser

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Note from the Principals

Dear Frank Love Families,

We hope you had an opportunity to enjoy the all school assembly with your student on Wednesday, or at least have heard about it. We had some great fun together with the Frank Love version of The Masked Dancer! It was so fun to gather virtually and to recognize two students who will be representing Frank Love at the upcoming C.P. & Dorothy Johnson Humanitarian Award ceremony.  

The C.P. & Dorothy Johnson Humanitarian Award recognizes students who demonstrate the characteristics of a humanitarian, by displaying the values of Acceptance, Community and Advocacy.  The C.P. & Dorothy Johnson Humanitarian Award has been specifically established for the purpose of promoting and recognizing characteristics of humanitarianism in Northshore School District students. Recipients of the award consistently value the dignity of others, treat others with respect, and promote the common good.

We honor and recognize Hailey Chi and Xavier Hayes as our recipients of the C.P. Johnson Humanitarian Award for embodying these values and for sharing their love and care for others at Frank Love and in the broader community!  You can watch the Northshore School District ceremony on Thursday, May 20 by going to www.nsd.org/humanitarian.

The students and staff are looking forward to our next virtual all school assembly in early June and the next Frank Love version of The Masked Dancer to see what other contestants come up with for their dance routines and costumes!

Lastly, a safety reminder: Please remember to make a right turn only out of the parking lot before and after school for our students’ safety. Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

Katy French, Principal
Denise Waters, Assistant Principal

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Northshore Virtual Program

As we plan for full time in-person learning to resume in September 2021, we recognize that there are students who thrived while learning online or who do not yet feel comfortable coming back to in-person learning due to COVID-19 and the unpredictable nature of the pandemic. Therefore, the District is planning to offer the Northshore Virtual Program for the 2021-2022 school year. The Program will support student learning in a 100% online format for any interested student in grades K-12. You can learn more by visiting www.nsd.org/nvp. In order to support our planning efforts, you are encouraged to submit your Intent to Enroll form for this program as soon as possible.

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COVID-19 Batch Testing Update

Our COVID-19 batch testing vendor has changed for all batch tests administered to staff and students in grades 2-12. Due to this change we need you to give your consent again by completing this form. Click here to complete the consent form. Those who have already opted-out do not need to complete the form again. Any questions, please contact dwaters@nsd.org

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Health Room News

Daily Health Checks
Thank you for completing the daily health check before 8:30am on your student’s hybrid days.  At 8:30am we print a list of students who are missing a health check.  As each student arrives to the screening area, we look to see if their name is on the “missing daily health check list.”  If they are on the list, we need to manually look up their health check on an iPad.  The line moves faster for everyone if all the health checks are completed before 8:30am. 

Safety Update about Face Coverings
The district has updated the safety directives to include that face coverings worn by students and staff must be masks.  Gaiter-style face coverings or bandanas are no longer an acceptable alternative.  We have extra masks at school if your student forgets their mask at home.  See the district policy on face coverings here.  

What if My Child is Sick?
Please be sure to contact the school nurse via email or phone if your student has any possible COVID symptoms, is having a COVID test, or is a Close Contact of someone who is known to have COVID.  We need to be able to respond quickly to COVID cases to protect all the students and staff at our school.    

COVID Vaccine News
There is good news about vaccines!  Everyone 12 years old and up is now eligible for a COVID vaccine, and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is available once again.  One good website to search for vaccine appointments is https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov/  You can also use this website to search for a specific brand of vaccine.  One local resource is the King County Vaccination Partnership on the Microsoft Campus.  Click here to pre-register, and then call (425) 899-3933 to schedule.  For help with other areas in the state, call 1-800-525-0127.

Community Assistance
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our community has come together to help families in need.  Organizations are ready to help with food, housing, healthcare and more. For more information use this link: https://www.nsd.org/northshore-learns/community/assistance

School lunches and breakfasts remain available for any child under 18.  A weekly meal pick-up is available for remote students.  Orders must be placed a week in advance for weekly meal pick up.  See http://www.nsd.org/meals for more information. 

Please reach out to me with questions, thank you!
Nurse Shelly
425-408-4606
franklovenurse@nsd.org

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Library News for our Cheetah Readers

Book Fair Save the Date! 
The Frank Love Library is hosting an online Scholastic Book Fair May 17-31st. Stay tuned for more information.

Book Check-Out Information
All Cheetah Readers are invited to check out books from the library.  Hybrid students will have book bags delivered to their classrooms. Hybrid learning families see more details here.   Our 100% remote learners can request books for curbside pick-up. Note the *NEW* time and location for curbside pick-up: Tuesdays from 11:30-12:00 in the main Frank Love parking lot.  Remote learners can see more details here.

Book Returns
We are asking for your help getting library books returned that are still checked out from last school year.  Please help your students gather any library books and have them bring them to school or bring them to curbside book return on Tuesdays from 11:30-12:00 in the main Frank Love parking lot.  Please email spersyn@nsd.org with questions or to make other arrangements.

Online Resources
Be sure to visit the Frank Love Library webpage for helpful online resources including eBooks, audiobooks, databases, tutorials and more!

Questions? Comments? Need help?
spersyn@nsd.org

Happy reading!
Steffanie Persyn and Annie Fagundes
Your Frank Love Librarians

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Technology Update 

Family Tech Support
As Hybrid A/B and Remote learning classes begin if your student experiences technical issues, please contact the NSD Family Support Hotline (425) 408-7669. You can also use this form to get Frank Love level technology support!

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Message from the School Counselor

Dear Frank Love Families,

Lunch Bunch: Lunch Bunch is now on WEDNESDAYS! Everyone is welcome to attend. Next week’s theme will be “Science”. Let’s do some science together!

Lunch Bunch Schedule on Wednesdays:
K/1 11:00-11:30
2nd 11:30-12:00
3rd 12:00-12:30
4/5 12:30-1:00

Social Emotional Learning Read Aloud: I wanted to share a read aloud I recently recorded about “flexible thinking”, A Little Spot of Flexible Thinking by Diane Alber. Flexible thinking allows us to adapt to change and we certainly have had to deal with a lot of change during the last year! Rigid thinking can lead to frustration, while flexible thinking can help keep us calm. Practicing flexible thinking includes planning multiple options to solve problems, using your self-talk, and being willing to try something new. You can help your student by practicing and demonstrating flexible thinking at home.

Take care,
Mrs. Weber
sweber@nsd.org
Mrs Weber's website
NSD Virtual Calming Room

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Free Income Eligible Early Learning Programs Accepting Applications 

The Northshore School District is proud to offer multiple early learning programs that are free of charge for income-eligible families. The three Early Childhood Education Programs include Head Start, ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) and Ready Start. 

Eligibility for our programs is determined by child’s age and family income. Children must turn 3 years of age by August 31st, 2021 to be considered for the 2021-22 school year. Please contact one of our Family Support Specialists with any questions and to start the application process. 

For more information about our programs and to download a copy of our application (in English and Spanish) please follow this link: https://www.nsd.org/schools/programs-services/early-childhood/income-eligible-free-programs

Sheriece Simon (English)
ECEAP Family Support Specialist
ssimon@nsd.org
425-408-6072 

Kendra Rodriguez (Spanish/English)
ECEAP Family Support Specialist
krodriguez2@nsd.org
425-408-5678

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Kindergarten Enrollment is Open

NSD and FLE are actively enrolling students for the 2021-2022 school year. Will your child be 5 years old on or before August 31?  Help us spread the word, tell your friends and neighbors!  Early registration is so helpful to staff appropriately. 

Enroll Here

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Help Us Plan for 2021-22

Enrollment projections are very important in planning for the next school year, but an accurate count is even better! 

Are you moving out of the Frank Love service area?

If your child WILL NOT be returning to Frank Love next year, please fill out this form by Friday, May 7th.

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We want your feedback

Parent/Guardian Input for Class Placement 2021-22

As we begin the class placement process, if you have input for your child's classroom placement for next year, please fill out the form below to share your input. The completion of this form is optional.  All students will be given careful consideration whether or not family input is provided. Please complete by Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Parent/Guardian Input for 2021-22 Class Placement

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Lost & Found

We are starting to see some items in our Lost & Found.  Please take a look at these google drive pictures to see if anything belongs to your student.  If something belongs to your student, please complete this google form and we will work on bringing it to your student.

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Substitute Employment in NSD

NSD is hiring for both classified and certificated substitutes. Those that are interested can apply online through the NSD website.

Additionally, we are hiring emergency classroom substitute teachers for Frank Love. This position requires a desire to work with children, a willingness to step in and manage a classroom last minute, and a 4 year degree, however it doesn’t have to be in education. If you wish to become an emergency classroom sub for Frank Love, please reach out to Shannon Upchurch, Office Manager at supchurch@nsd.org or 425-408-4601.

After we have your information and Mrs. French attaches her recommendation, the sub office will reach out to you with next steps.

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Frank Love Virtual Variety Show

Does your student love to perform, play an instrument, or have a special interest they would like to share with the Frank Love community? Please submit this registration form for them to participate in the Frank Love Virtual Variety Show on Wednesday, June 11th. Please read the flyer below for more details on how to support your students being creative on video. We are so excited to see what the student’s will prepare to share with their school community!

Frank Love Virtual Variety Show Flyer

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5th Grade Pass the Hat Fundraiser

5th grade parent volunteers are asking for help to get each student a middle school sweatshirt and yearbook.  All donations will go towards supporting the 5th Grade Promotion Fund.

 Donate Here

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