Warm Clothing/Inside Shoes/Winter Clothes Bag
It looks like we have some nice fall weather coming up, but we sure got a sneak peek of what’s on the way! We will continue to have two recesses each day throughout the school year. Please send students to school in proper outdoor attire (the big 5 – winter hat, mittens, snow pants, warm jacket, and snow boots) and with one pair of slippers or “inside shoes” that can stay at school to wear after removing snow boots. Please send all snow clothes in a separate bag for easy access and please label all belongings. Thank you for taking home and drying your child’s snow clothes each night.

Winter Pick-up/Drop-off

Preschool/Kindergarten Parents, please continue to use the front turnaround/gate to drop-off and we will do our best to keep that area clear of snow. At preschool pick-up, please leave your vehicle to come to the side doors for your student as they will be waiting inside (ready to go!) now that the weather is colder.

Thanksgiving Break
There will be no school the week of November 23-27. We hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

No Aftercare
There will be no aftercare on Friday, November 20th.

COVID-19 & Staying Healthy
Again, thank you so much for all you’re doing to help keep our school healthy and open! Just a reminder that we require all adults that come onto school grounds be wearing a mask when having a close interaction (less than 6 feet) with teachers or students. We ask that you please ring the front doorbell if you must drop off anything to the office and we greatly appreciate you wearing a mask if you do feel the need to enter the building.

Also, in addition to keeping your child home if they are showing any symptoms of illness, please keep your child home if ANY member of your household is ill with COVID-like symptoms. Thank you for understanding the importance of this policy.

School Cancellation Policy
We do not follow the public school cancellation policy. We cancel in the event that the wind chill drops below -30, there are impassable roads, or other dangerously inclement weather. In some cases we may open late if weather is likely to improve or close early if weather is likely to deteriorate. An emergency text will be sent in the event of a cancellation, late entry, or early pick-up. You can also check Local News 8, our Facebook page, or your email for full-day closure information.

Parent/Teacher Conferences & Report Cards
K-8 Conferences will be held the weeks before and after our Thanksgiving break; your child’s teacher will be in touch with you to schedule your virtual conference. Report cards will be distributed at that time.

Scholastic Book Fair
We will hold our annual holiday book fair from November 9-20, however this year the fair will be online only. This is a great opportunity to buy holiday gift books at a great price and support our school at the same time. The more money our fair makes, the more books our school receives and we can earn our buy-one-get-one fair in the spring!

Amazon Smile
If you can’t find what you need locally, did you know that you could choose The Learning Academy of Teton Valley as the beneficiary of your Amazon.com purchases? The school receives .05% of all purchases on Amazon Smile. Visit https://smile.amazon.com to sign up.

Down the Road:
• Friday, December 18th will be a holiday pajama day and Secret Santa gift exchange
• Our Holiday Break is December 21st- January 1st. We return to school January 4th.
• Winter Sports at Grand Targhee will be Fridays beginning January 8th. This program is for students ages 4 and up. A parent must accompany all transitional kindergarten and preschool students who choose to participate in the program. Look for more information to come home later in the month.

We hope you have a safe and healthy, warm and wonderful November!