Mustang Memo - 8/26/22
Happy Friday Mustangs~
We had such a great turn out for our Meet & Greet. Thank you to all the families and staff that were able to participate. It was wonderful to see you all and welcome you for the 2022-23 school year. Thank you to our fabulous PTA for the Back to School Fair and food trucks. Here are a few things to remember:
Our first day of school this year is Wednesday, August 31st. This will be a full school day from 9:15-3:45pm.
School meals are NO LONGER FREE. Students must pay for all school meals this year. Please see the message below.
BOOK OF THE WEEK:
A little note from the Mustang Staff to you . . . see you Wednesday!!!
A Letter from your Teacher on the first day of school
Until next week,
Meghan Griffin, Principal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LaTisha Joseph, Assistant Principal (email@example.com)
Dates to Remember
- August 27:
- PTA Movie Night - Trolls World Tour; Moorlands Park 7-10pm
Northshore Schools Foundation Backpack & School Supplies pick up; Pop Keeney Stadium - see details below
August 31: First Day of School for grades 1 - 5
September 6: First day of school for Kindergarten Last Name A-L
September 7: First day of school for Kindergarten Last name M-Z
- September 20: Curriculum Night, K-2
- K/1 at 6:00pm
2 at 6:45pm (meeting in the gym for the first 15 minutes)
- September 27: Curriculum Night, 3-5
- 3/4 at 6:00pm
5 at 6:45pm (meeting in the gym for the first 15 minutes)
2022-23 School Calendar and Hours
You can view the 2022-23 one page calendar here
Moorlands Elementary school hours for 2022-2023 are 9:15am-3:45pm
Early dismissal Wednesdays 9:15am-2:15pm
Families can pay by cash or check here at school. Checks should be made payable to Northshore School District and indicate "school meals" on the memo line. Families can also manage their student's meal account online with TITAN School Solutions. The TITAN Family Portal allows parents to:
Make online payments to your student's account (Accepts Visa and MasterCard)
Add money to multiple students during the same session and only pay one convenience fee of $2.60.
Remotely monitor your children’s cafeteria meal accounts
Set up automatic and recurring payments
Set up low account balance email and text alerts
Transfer money between students
Submit an online application for free and reduced meals
School Meal Accounts - Register on Titan
NSD moved from PayPams to Titan in 2020 but many families have not registered in Titan yet due to meals being free for the last two years. All account balances were transferred automatically from PayPams to Titan, but families need to register in order to view or add money to student accounts.
Apply for Free & Reduced Price Meals
Families will need to reapply for benefits by the end of September.
As we begin preparing for heading back to school there are a few technology items that I would like to go over with you.
For students who have a district device at home:
Make sure you have the following located, ready, and charged prior to the first day of school:
- Protective Case/Laptop Bag
Students should bring these with them on the first day of school and beyond!
Students will need to fully restart their Chromebooks and iPads to install any updates that have been released over the summer. Your device will need to be connected to wifi in order to install the updates, so make sure your computer is connected to your home wifi network or hotspot before you reboot.
If you have a Chromebook: Hold down the power button on your Chromebook for 10 seconds. After 10 sec the power should be completely off. Press the power button again to start up the Chromebook. This reboot initiates the updates necessary for the latest OS release on student Chromebooks.
Failure to update your Chromebook may cause performance issues with the device, please make sure to reboot your computer from time to time to keep it updated. It is very important.
For students who currently DO NOT have a district device assigned and with them OR you have lost/broken a device:
You will be receiving a district device that will be assigned to you for daily school use. We are still working out the exact process for how these devices will be distributed, so please hang tight while we work out the details. Just know that, like last year, all students will have a device assigned to them: iPads for K-1 and Chromebooks for 2-5.
I am so excited to see everyone back at school next week!
School Tech Specialist
Moorlands School Supplies List
2022-23 Moorlands School Supply List
Moorlands Start of the Year Fact Sheet
2022-23 Moorlands Start of the Year Fact Sheet
Moorlands PTA Movie Night
Start your year off right with Outdoor Movie Night presented by your Moorlands PTA. Please join us on Saturday, August 27 from 7:00-10:00pm. The movie will start promptly at 8:00pm. Bring your blankets, low chairs, and cozy duds to watch Trolls: World Tour on the Moorlands Park baseball field. Please note the event is weather dependent.
Notes from the Nurse
MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR:
If your child needs to take medication during school hours next year, please have your healthcare provider complete a Medication Authorization Form dated after August 1st for the 2022-23 school year. https://www.nsd.org/schools/get-started/health-services/forms-for-health
Bring the completed Medication Authorization Form and medication in original container with the pharmacy label August 24th- 30th (8:30-4pm).
Students who have Life-Threatening Conditions will need to make plans over the summer to have emergency medications with physician’s orders at school and ready before the first day of school. Letters will be sent home in June for those students who currently have Emergency Care Plans in place and will include all necessary forms to be completed for next fall. Please contact the school nurse if you need assistance with forms or have questions.
IMMUNIZATIONS FOR 2022- 2023:
For complete vaccine requirement information go to:
The Health Room will be open starting August 24th (non-student days) and the School Nurse will be available for drop off of medications, physician orders, and review of Emergency Care Plans for students with Life Threatening Conditions. For scheduling, please call 425-408-5106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Medication orders may also be faxed to 425-408-5102, Attention: School Nurse.
Northshore Schools Foundation Backpack & School Supplies
The Northshore Schools Foundation is here to help you! If you are experiencing financial limitations, the Foundation would like to provide your Northshore student with a backpack and school supply kit for the 2022-2023 school year.
The school supplies will be for use while your student is studying at home, these supplies are not intended to be shared in the classroom environment. If your school has additional requests for supplies, those items are what you should use your resources to purchase.
Backpacks and supply kits will be available for pick-up at our distribution event held on August 27 at Pop Keeney. If you provide us with an email, we will update you when the details become available. Backpacks will be available for pick up at your designated school. (These backpacks are for students that have NOT received a backpack from their school or the Foundation in the last 18 months. Thank you for your understanding.)
At this time we are only able to provide backpacks and school supply kits to students enrolled in the Northshore School District, and enrollment will be verified. If you have more than 5 students to register, please complete an additional entry.
DISTRIBUTION EVENT IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 FROM 10 AM TO 1 PM AT POP KEENEY STADIUM.