|Hello wonderful Ardmore Families,
As you might have seen in recent communication by our superintendent, Dr. Jarvis, he sent a message regarding indoor masking becoming optional for staff and students starting this Saturday, March 12th. His message, which I pasted the link below for, has details about the transition all BSD schools will be making. As he shares in his communication, there will not be any teasing or bullying tolerated regarding choices to wear masks, or not wear masks. If your child experiences any teasing or bullying, please let the front office know so we can work with the students involved to help them understand and respect the choices of individuals.
As our partners, we ask that you consider reading the social story attached to help us continue fostering a compassionate, kind, and respectful community at Ardmore.
Key things to know:
The previously required mitigating measures are shifting to “Optional Layers of Protection”. At Ardmore, we will continue to do our best in guiding our community to implement the following-
2. Enhanced ventilation,
3. Staying home when sick,
4. Conducting rapid diagnostic testing,
5. Exercising good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene,
6. Practicing physical distancing as practical,
7. Cleaning and disinfecting, and
8. Maximizing outdoor activities.
Thank you for all your support during these challenging last two years. Our community has continually demonstrated respect for a variety of experiences and opinions. I am thankful to be a part of the Ardmore community.
Ms. Arroyo, Ardmore Elementary Principal, email@example.com
|Next year Enrollment|
|Enrollment is now open for incoming kindergarteners and students new to the Bellevue School District. While you may enroll your students through August 31,enrolling now helps the district ensure we have the correct staffing to support your students with the smallest classes possible. If your student is already enrolled in a BSD school, you do not need to submit a new enrollment. They will automatically move up to the next grade.
Is your student entering Kindergarten in the 2022-23 school year? Review our Welcome to Kindergarten presentationto learn more about:
|Celebrating Women in Education Throughout Women’s History Month
|Since 1995, U.S. presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions of women and recognize achievements women have made in a variety of fields over the course of American history.
Access to formal education has historically been limited by factors such as socio-economic status, race and gender. However, as the stories of many women tell us, these barriers did not stop women and girls from striving to get as much education as possible.
BSD leaders were recently asked to identify the women in their own lives who inspire them and why. Mothers, grandmothers, sisters, wives and other female scholars and school leaders were identified by BSD staff as the women who encourage, motivate and keep them grounded.
At Ardmore, approximately 80% of our staff identify as Women. Our children are being taught by amazing women that inspire us each day. It is an honor to work besides so many phenomenal women in education.
|March 16 and April 6 Vaccine Clinics at Ardmore Elementary|
|Sign up for our vaccine clinics that are available to all families and students of our Ardmore community. To take advantage, you may sign up using the link below:
Attached see flyer for more information.
|Black History BEYOND February|
|SAVE THE DATE!
BOOM Presents: “Black History BEYOND February,” a virtual event for BSD staff and all district families.
When: Tuesday, March 29, 5:00–6:15 p.m.
Featuring: Dr. Terry Anne Scott, Associate Professor of History and Chair, Department of History at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Dr. Scott will be hosting a virtual walking tour through Montgomery, Alabama with historical stops along the way and narrating the journey from resistance to resilience.
More details coming soon. Please save the datefor this exciting event brought to you by Equity & Family Engagement!
|Parking Lot and Safety Reminders|
|Remember to ALWAYS drive with caution and within the speed limit on school grounds. Students are walkers and it is our responsibility as adults to follow signs, ensuring we are vigilant of pedestrians.
Also, all handicap/disabled parking spaces are “No Parking” spaces unless you have a permit. Please leave those spaces (we don’t have many!) open for our families and visitors with permits to park there. Thanks so much in advance for partnering together in our community!