Need to know about winter recess at Silver Spring

Students will continue to get the option of going outside for 15 minutes of recess during their lunch time.

Boots are highly encouraged. Long narrow mats have been placed in front of lockers so that the boots can dry and keep our floors and locker bottoms dry. Coats may need to hang on the open doors of lockers to dry as we adjust to having more outdoor gear in the cooler months.

Snow pants and boots are required for students planning on playing in the snow. Students wearing shoes must stay on blacktop area.

Other options for recess include staying inside to socialize, play cards or board game, read a book, play intramurals or use a pass to visit the library.

Parent drop off, pick up

Map of traffic flow at Silver Spring

Parents can drop off students starting at 8:10 a.m. Both drop off and pick up will happen in front of the building.

When picking up students, please pull all the way forward to the end of the sidewalk to accommodate other cars.

Living Our Values

We value a culture of belonging, so we …

  • build positive and constructive relationships with each other
  • honor that we are here to educate and inspire one another by recognizing and celebrating the strengths, differences, and talents of all
  • show kindness and respect to ourselves and each other by listening and remaining open to new or different ideas

We value the whole child by balancing the learning of academic and social-emotional skill sets, so we…

  • build social-emotional skills and relationships between teachers and students
  • understand that relationships are the foundation for motivating students in all aspects of school
  • get to know our students and create learning experiences for them that are personalized and meaningful

We value authentic learning and meaningful collaboration within our community, so we…

  • have a clear purpose behind what we do in the classroom (know our why)
  • give time and guidance for purposeful conversations
  • provide students with authentic audiences and hands-on, engaging learning experiences as much as possible
  • model and provide opportunities to learn while fostering empathy, vulnerability, and individuality