❄January Newsletter❄
2021-2022 ENROLLMENT
2021-2022 enrollment is open this Friday, January 8th! Please complete attached reenrollment paperwork and return it to the office to secure your child’s space. Financial aid requests must be received by February 12th. All documents are also being prepared for online completion and submission through our website www.learningacademyschool.com, we’ll let you know when that option is available. Those who are receiving any form of aid must reapply to be considered for funding. In order to receive the current grandfathered tuition for your child’s upcoming grade level (for those not receiving aid of any kind), you must commit to enroll by February 12th. Enrollment after this date will be at 2020-2021 tuition rates (see attached).

SNOW DAYS
We do not follow the public school’s cancellation policy for snow days, however we will close if the weather is dangerously inclement or there are road closures. You will receive an emergency text and an email in the event of a closure, early pick-up or late entry. We will also post closure information on Facebook and our website. There will be no online classes on snow days.

SLEDDING HILL
Mr. Todd is building a sledding hill! Students may bring their own sleds if they would like to and MUST have a helmet in order to use the hill, so we appreciate you adding one to the big 5 when packing snow bags. Thank you!

NO SCHOOL
There will be no school on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

GIFT THANK YOU
All teachers would like to thank you for your thoughtful, generous Christmas and holiday gifts. We were spoiled and felt very loved and appreciated. We always hope to thank each of you individually, but if we didn’t, thank you so much!

WINTER GEAR & LABELING BELONGINGS
Please consider that students have recesses each morning and afternoon when packing your child’s snow bag, particularly their hats and gloves or mittens. We want students to be warm and toasty on these cold days. With all of the gear required for winter play, we are also asking you to please label your child’s belongings with marker or stickers with their names. Items are getting lost or accidentally swapped because students have the same boots, snow pants, mittens, etc. Thank you for your help with this!

MASKS
Thank you for continuing to send your child to school with a clean mask each day. Masks and buffs should have multiple layers of protection and fit properly over the nose and mouth without need for constant adjustment.

**Below please find links to the masks that have seemed to be the most successful and least problematic for our students and teachers. There’s also a local homemade mask seller named Kiki Brickler who can be found via Teton Valley’s Garage Sale on Facebook. Corner Drug and MD Nursery also sell masks that fit well.

WINTER SPORTS at GRAND TARGHEE
Beginning on January 8th we will be headed to Grand Targhee to ski for the afternoon on the next six Fridays. We will leave the school at 12:00 pm and will return to LATV by 4:30 pm (usually closer to 4:15), if you aren’t present to pick up your child at that time, they will be sent to aftercare. Chaperones who are at the ski hill should meet your child in front of ski school at 3:30pm to pick them up from their lessons. K-8 Students must bring all ski clothing and gear with them to school in the morning – a snack and water bottle are also recommended. Again, please label all of your child’s belongings! All TK and preschool students must be accompanied by a chaperone. Those in preschool who are not attending will have class as scheduled, any students in grades K-8 who are not attending must be picked up by 12:00 on ski days. Thank you!

FEBRUARY WINTER SPORTS – ICE SKATING
Students will visit Kotler Ice Arena to skate on February 19th and February 26th from 10-11:30am. This program is for students in grades K-8 only. The cost is $5/session per student. This includes rentals, if needed. Students must have a helmet.

SPRING BREAK
For those of you making plans to get away (or already dreaming of spring), our Spring Break is Friday, March 26th through Sunday, April 4th. School will be dismissed on Thursday, March 25th at 3pm (with no aftercare) and resume Monday, April 5th.

MASK/BUFF RECOMMENDATIONS

Crayola Masks (parent & teacher recommended) – for 3-4 year olds

Buff filter tube – to add layers of protection to the buff and for a better fit.

https://buffusa.com/buff-products/masks/filter-mask/apex-black/126635.999

Buff with ear loops and a proper filter – For students who prefer the buff-style mask – ear loops are so helpful to keep these over the nose!

Basic, well-fitting masks for older students

Simple no frills, 3 layer masks from GAP – good, comfortable fit for most ages.