No School Monday, January 20th
There will be no school on Monday, January 20th due the Martin
Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
Attendance in the First 20 Days of school
It may seem a bit early to discuss the next school year, but it’s
crucial that families who are starting to plan their summer/fall
travels understand the impact of student absences in the first 20
days of school. The lion’s share of funding for NC schools is
determined by a formula based on attendance during those first 20
days. Every single absence during that period has a
disproportionaely large effect on the money we receive from the
State. Even a relatively small number of absences at the start of
school has caused Sterling to lose tens of thousands of dollars in
essential funding. Accordingly, only absences due to sickness are
excused during this period. Please bear this in mind when planning
your family’s activities during the period from August 17th to
September 11th, 2020.
Siblings Need to Apply through the Lottery
Please fill out a lottery application for your unenrolled sibling by the February 7th deadline. A link to the lottery application is on the Sterling Website’s front page.
As the Flu Season is upon us, we are reminding you–in fairness to
ALL children–please keep your child home if they exhibit any of
the following symptoms/conditions that may indicate the start of a
communicable disease (from the Parent Handbook’s Sick Policy,
Section 3.1.a, p. 28):
- Temperature over 100º F axillary (underarm) or 101º F orally within the last 24 hrs.
- Strep throat, until 24 hours after treatment has started.
- If the child has vomited within a 24-hour period.
- Pink eye with white or yellow discharge, until 24 hours after treatment.
- Scabies or lice (a child with any nits in their hair will be sent home until they are nit-free).
- Chicken pox, or a rash suggestive of chicken pox.
- Tuberculosis or Impetigo, until 24 hours after treatment.
- Pertussis, until five days after appropriate antibiotic has been taken.
- Hepatitis A, viral infection, until one week after onset of illness or jaundice.
- Sudden onset of diarrhea characterized by an increased number of bowel movements compared to the child’s normal pattern.
- When a physician or other health professional issues a written order that the child should be separated from other children.
- Open sores that cannot be covered, until a health professional states that the child is not infectious.
Please also be sure to keep your child’s emergency contact form current with name and phone numbers to reach someone who can pick up your child or in case of an emergency.
Following these simple guidelines will assist the school in
decreasing the spread of illness.
Reminder: Children may not return to school for a period of 24 hours after being sent home due to fever, vomiting or diarrhea.
Last Call for Toy and Book Donations
The last day to bring your gently used toys and books for the Student Council’s Toy Drive is Tuesday, January 21st. All items will be donated to TROSA.
Progress reports for K-6 students will be coming home with your child(ren) on Thursday, January 30th.
A Celebration of Science and the Arts
When: January 30th, 6:00-7:30 PM
Who: Upper Elementary Families
Our Upper Elementary students will act as docents, sharing the
week they’ve had with Sterling Montessori’s writer and teaching
artist, Mimi Herman. Presentations will take place in the D
Building classrooms. Stay tuned for more details from your
We are in need of donations for this year’s International Festival. If you would like to contribute, you can sign up here.
Spring & Summer Break Camps
Looking for something fun, wholesome, engaging & educational
for your kids to do during spring break or summer vacation? Look
no further! Sterling’s Spring Break and Summer Camps are now
accepting applications. See the links below for details and