September 1, 2020
We are excited to welcome everyone to the 2020-2021 academic year! Our Upper Campus students (grades 9-12) began distance learning classes August 31, while our Lower Campus students (grades pk-8) began September 1.
We know this school year will look a little different at first, and it will likely change as we progress, but please know we are confident it will be a fabulous year filled with new learning as students in all grades stretch their minds and grow independently. Our younger students in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten will be on campus in person and our students in grades 1-12 will begin the year with distance learning.
August 27, 2020
Here are some key reminders for our PK and K families:
As we start to get closer to our first day of school, please prepare your children for the understanding that they will need to wear a face mask, except when eating lunch. It is important that they do get used to wearing one for some length of time before coming to school. We know that wearing face coverings is going to be a challenge for some of our younger students. Our amazing teachers we help them during the day. However, we need your help as well. Here are some suggestions to help get your child used to wearing a face covering:
1. Put a face covering on a favorite stuffed animal, doll, or action figure.
2. Decorate a face covering so it is more personalized and fun for the child to wear.
3. When your child is watching a television show or a movie, have them practice wearing the face covering. This is a simple distraction that should help get them used to having their face covering for brief periods of time.
4. Talk about the importance of face coverings.
Please remember drop off is from 7:45-8:00, if you arrive after 8:00. Please call stay in your car and call the front office; someone will be out to meet your child and do their Wellness Check. Please note that expectations will include parents wearing masks when they drop their children off on campus. There will be ample staff to escort you child or children to their appropriate classrooms. Parents are not allowed to go to the classrooms with their children.
After Care: Students will be in their designated area for after care. The Pre-K will be having nap from 2:00-3:00 so we ask they you do not collect you child until after 4:00, if you choose to have them stay in aftercare. We ask that parents only utilize aftercare if when it is essential to their employment obligations.
During pick up, It can be challenge to see people’s faces through the windshield and masks, therefore on the first day, you will be provided a name plate that we ask you put your last name on this card and place in in your right side visor so when you arrive you can flip it down and we see your name. We would like to remind everyone to be very conscientious about exposure risks as we approach the start of school as well as when we begin school. We all need to be very careful about the things we do and what we expose ourselves to especially for those that will be on campus. We are all responsible to each other for protecting the health of our community!