Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Community,
I hope you are all well and that you are all coping in this very worrying time; the challenges that we are all facing are significant, and we can only hope that by doing our bit, we are helping to ensure that our students and staff stay in school face to face full time and a safer future is a little nearer.
The students are doing a great job wearing their face coverings, social distancing, and keeping up our hygiene! While we have to give out reminders every once in a while, it is usually just due to forgetfulness relating to hand sanitizing, masks, and social distancing. Thank you very much for having your child wear their masks, practice good hygiene, and teaching them how to keep things ship-shape. Our goal is to stay in school. Know we are taking care of our students and staff, keeping them safe, physically, and mentally to the best of our abilities and knowledge.
Please remember that students are not to be on campus before 7:45 when the doors open and supervision begins. Students that arrive before this time are unsupervised before 7:45. Your child’s safety is a high priority. Please, make sure you do not drop off your student before 7:45 am.
What to wear
Students need to dress appropriately for the cold weather. Students need to come to school with coats, hats, gloves, and appropriate footwear for cold weather. Please remember that our students go outside every day for recess. Unfortunately, we do not have coats, hats, and gloves for students to borrow. It is important to double-check with your child as they head off to school and make sure they have their winter wear. Also, please put your child’s name on all items. We know these items are costly, and we want them to be identifiable in the lost and found. Remind your child if they have lost items to check the lost and found located near the office.
The Honor Choir will sing for the Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday, November 11, at 10:30 am in the park. Honor Choir students should wear their Honor Choir clothes to school on the 11th. The public is invited.
Buhl School District has opted into the Seamless Summer Option due to the USDA Ruling on October 9 allowing, schools to operate under these guidelines until the end of the school year. This means that we will be offering free breakfast and lunch to all of our enrolled students for the remainder of the school year. Any balances applied to accounts will roll over; however, any outstanding debt will need to be taken care of promptly.
Many thanks to the Parents, Guardians, and Community for understanding and patience in these unprecedented times.
Principal Popplewell Elementary