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CHROMEBOOKS, CASES and CHARGERS - DUE BACK MAY 12th 
      * Please mark your calendars *
 
~ Last day to check-out books - May 5th
 
~ Collecting Chromebooks, Cases & Chargers - May 12th
BEGINNING BAND SIGN UP NIGHT!
Tuesday, May 18th from 5-6:30 we will be having a beginning band sign up night on the porch for incoming 5th, 6th, or 7th graders. If your child is thinking about joining band, stop by and they will have the opportunity to try out instruments. A representative from The Music Shoppe will be there to talk to you about renting/purchasing an instrument. All safety/sanitary precautions will be in place during the event. If you are not able to attend you can email District Music teacher, Miss Borchers at borchersh@martinsville.k12.il.us.
Important Reminders!
*CAR RIDERS - STUDENT'S PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR CAR to have temperature's checked. DO NOT pass other vehicles when dropping off your children, you MUST stay in line, until you exit the parking lot.
*Please remember that if you bring your child to school, that you should NOT pass a BUS if the stop arm is engaged.
PLEASE HELP KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE!
Water Bottles and Masks!
Please remember to send a water bottle and an extra mask to school with your children each day!
Thanks for your help! Have a great week!
*Important update...
Transportation news: Please remember that if you bring your child to school that you should not pass a bus if the stop arm is engaged. District Transportation Director, Brenda Gilbert, will be contacting parents of students who are eligible to ride the bus to discuss tentative bus pick-up/drop-off times. Help keep our kids safe and watch for those big yellow buses next week!
Since we cannot have visitors in the building, you will not be allowed to walk your child to class. Student walkers or bike riders will have their temp checked on the porch before being allowed entry.
As we demonstrated in last week's video, car riders will have their temp checked before exiting the vehicle.
Parents of students in Pre-K and Kindergarten: your child's teacher will be calling you in the next day or two to schedule family orientation appointments. Appointments will take place August 24, 25, 26 for pre-k and August 24 and 25 for Kindergarten. Teachers will give you a schedule of your child's first day during the orientation meeting...it won't be long until your little ones become a part of our wonderful MES family!
Important State of Illinois Health Requirements for the
2020-2021 School Year:
Requirements by Grade Level:
Preschool Students (PK):
• Physical Exam (Parents please complete the Health History portion, sign and date)
• Complete updated Immunization Record signed and stamped by a doctor
Kindergarten Students (K)
• Physical Exam (Parents please complete the Health History portion, sign and date)
• Complete Updated Immunization Record signed or stamped by a doctor
• Dental Exam on Illinois Form dated between November, 2019 - May 15, 2021
• Eye Exam on Illinois Form completed by October 15 of the current school year
Second Grade Students (2nd)
• Dental Exam on Illinois Form dated between November, 2019 - May 15, 2021
Sixth Grade Students (6th)
• Physical Exam (Sports Physical not acceptable) (Parents please complete the Health History portion, sign and date)
• Complete Updated Immunization Record signed and stamped by a doctor
• Dental Exam on Illinois Form dated between November, 2019 - May 15, 2021
Now that there are TENTATIVE class lists posted, you may be receiving invitation emails from your child's teachers. Pre-k through 2nd graders will be using a digital platform known as Seesaw and 3rd-6th will be using Google Classroom. As teachers begin to create lessons, projects, and communication tools, you may receive information from those platforms. Parent support videos will be released soon on how to access these platforms and our District Tech Coordinator will also be setting up a link to these videos in the next week or so on the District Website: www.martinsville.k12.il.us so you can access them.
Don't forget the school supply drop-off event is this Thursday...12:30-5:30. You will leave all items with staff on the porch. Feel free to submit the HIPAA form if you have not yet signed and returned it.
The countdown is on until we get to "Blast Off Into An Absolutely Awesome Adventure" together!
Warmer Temperatures 
Please remember these guidelines for coats etc... as you send your children to school.                                                                                                                 
Guidelines:                                                                                                                                   
  • Between 25 and 40 degrees, children must wear: Winter coat Closed shoes or boots Stocking caps and gloves are strongly recommended Legs should be covered                   
  • Between 41 and 50 degrees, children must wear: Winter coat or heavy jacket  Closed shoes or boots Stocking caps and gloves are optional Legs should be covered                                   
  • Between 51 and 60 degrees the following is recommended: Closed shoes or boots Light jacket or long sleeved sweatshirt/hoodie Stocking caps and gloves are optional