Weekly Message — August 31st

From Dr. Hancock

Hello, Nitrauer Families!We had a wonderful first week of school! It was so exciting to see students face-to-face and on the screen! Thank you for your patience with our new procedures. We will continue to improve as the days go on. Thank you to the car rider families who are now coming to school in the a.m. and p.m. through the adjacent neighborhood. This has greatly decreased the traffic for the buses and on Oregon Pike.

Transportation Quick Reminders:

Please note that any change in transportation will not be effective until the Monday following submission date. The exception to this rule is when the change is received on a Friday; transportation changes will not be effective until the second following Monday.

When transportation is adjusted for student, parents will be notified via Sapphire. Parents must have a parent portal account to access this information. Parents without a portal account should follow instructions on this page to have an account created.

Health and Safety Plan:

Based on our Health & Safety Plan, a new procedure for this school year is that our classrooms and common areas will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected daily to ensure that our schools continue to be a safe environment for our students and staff.

There will be times throughout the year when your student’s class may be given a 10-minute mask break outside (weather permitting) or in another location in the building (where we can ensure proper social distancing) while at the same time, the classroom will be sanitized and/or disinfected.

Please know that when this happens, there is no cause for alarm; we are simply following the protocols in our Health & Safety Plan. If there is ever a medical concern or information that needs to be shared with our families, we have a communication plan in place and will send information home directly to our families.

Please see this newsletter from our wonderful Nitrauer Health Room.

Back to School Night goes virtual this year!

This year we will be having a Zoom Back to School Night on Tuesday, Sept 15 from 6:00-8:00pm. You will be able to tune into sessions and hear from your child(ren)’s teachers about what they will be learning and working on this year. You will be sent a schedule of teacher names and zoom links, and will be able to see/hear the teachers. For now, mark your calendar and be ready for more details!

Back to School Night Sessions:

Opener: 6:00-6:25 – Dr. Hancock

Session 1: 6:30-6:55 – Classroom teachers

Session 2 – 7:00-7:25 – Classroom teachers (same session as above repeated) /Specialists

Session 3 – 7:30-7:55 – Specialists (same session as above repeated).

Do you miss volunteering in our schools?

Every school year we hire support staff in a variety of departments within our schools — Classroom Aides, Paraprofessionals for Special Education Classes, Food Services, and Custodians. This year is no different.

If you would like to help out in our schools and get paid to do it, this may be the perfect way for you to fill the void and become involved.

With the uncertainty of the different phases of the school model over the course of the year – these positions offer the flexibility to make your own schedule. The district has established the opportunity for job sharing, so you can work in any position on the days you desire, and perhaps share a specific day with someone else (ie. you work in the morning and a partner works in the afternoon).

Please reach out to our MTSD HR Director, Katherine Ward, and she will discuss next steps with you! Email – HR@MTWP.net / Phone – 717.569.8231

Job Opportunities

  • Instructional Assistant for English Learners Program
  • FT and PT Custodians
  • Food Service Assistants
  • Building Aides
  • Library Assistants
  • Paraeducators (Autistic/ Emotional/Life Skills/Learning/Multiple Disabilities Support)