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    Durand Eastman -December, 2020

     

    A Message From Mr. Roach

     

    Dear DE Families,

    Happy Holidays to all of our DE Family! This has certainly been a busy fall as we move into the winter months.  Our teachers continue to take students outside as much as possible, so please be sure to send students with proper clothing for the winter months!

    By now you may have heard that the State of New York has placed parts of Monroe County in the Orange Zone, Particularly, zip code 14609.

    Q:  What does that mean for Durand Eastman students and staff?

    A:  Really, not much will change.  The only schools this order  impacts are Helendale Road, Laurelton Pardee and the Middle School. 

    Q: What if I live in the 14609 zip code and my students go to DE?

    A:  The order only applies to the physical school buildings in that zip code, not individual students.  DE is in the 14622 zip code.

    Q:  Do DE students and staff need to be tested?

    A:  As of right now, no they don’t.

                    I would ask, however, that you use the new consent tool HERE to sign consent for testing if you have not done so, or would like to change your consent from no to yes, just in case we end up needing to test in the future.  We are confident that schools continue to be safe places.

    As always, things are constantly changing in our area  We will keep you posted with as much information as possible.

    2 weeks ago we did test 20% of the Durand Eastman population without any positive cases.  At the moment we do not need to test again, but again, that could change.  Thank you to all who went through that first round.  The testing is simple and fast, without being invasive.  It is not the invasive type of testing one usually thinks of when this all started. You can see an example of our testing process in this video HERE.

     

    There is a change to transportation procedures upon returning from an illness.   Please read that here: Transportation Clearance.docx

    No vehicles should be in the front bus loop from 2PM until 3PM

     

    Also, please do not forget to do the daily screening at home prior to school!

    School Health

    Students will have temperatures read as they enter the building, along with parent/guardian screening done at home.  Students who exhibit symptoms at school (or upon arrival), or with a temperature of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit,  will be sent to the nurse immediately.  The school nurse will perform additional screening measures and send the students home when appropriate.  If a parent or guardian is asked to come pick up a student they will need to call the nurse directly at 339-1354 when they arrive at the building and meet the nurse and their student at the door by the flagpole (Baymouth street side).

    The district will notify parents/guardians of a positive  COVID-19 case in our building, and will be notified for contact tracing only if their student was in close contact* with an infected individual.

    Please see the district website HERE  for more detailed information on what to do regarding possible COVID-19 symptoms and testing.

    *The Department of Health defines close contact to mean: individuals who were not properly masked and within 6 feet of each other for 15 minutes or more.

    PTA INFORMATION

    Thank you to all the Durand Eastman families that participated in the Scholastic Book Fair. Be on the look out for another one in the Spring!

     

    The Chipotle Fundraiser raised $165.79 for the school! Fundraisers like this help raise money towards classroom projects, staff appreciation and other events. Thank you for participating! 

     

    The PTA will be providing a winter craft for every student (remote and in-person) for classes to do for their winter party activity.

     

    *Due to the months of November and December being such busy times for families, the PTA officers have decided to cancel the November and December meetings. But don't worry, we will still be working on fun activities for staff and students during these months!

     

    Have a safe and healthy holiday season!

     

    Danielle Moulton 

    Durand Eastman PTA President 

     

    http://durand.memberhub.com/dashboard 

     

    Thank you for your support! 

    Danielle Moulton 

    Durand Eastman PTA President 

    Durand Eastman PTA

     DE 2020-2021 Officers

     Danielle Moulton, President

     Debra Raff-Monajati, Vice President

     Christine Marini, Treasurer

     Gianna Saldinger, Secretary

    Curriculum Updates

    3rd Grade

    Math - Unit 2 with a focus on rounding, adding and subtracting up to 1,000

    Reading - Unit 2 with a focus on reading nonfiction texts, articles and passages.  Students will determine main idea and support with relevant details, determine author’s perspective and summarize narrative nonfiction texts.

    Students will continue to work in small guided groups on instructional skills/strategies determined by teacher.

    Writing - Focus on grammar/writing skills evident in unit one and move into opinion writing unit.

    Content- students are finishing up unit on weather, climate and its relationship to geography.

    4th Grade

    Social Studies: We started a unit on the Iroquois.  We had a virtual field trip with Dave Ruch. He teaches about the Iroquois through music.

    Math:  We started our Multiplication Unit .

    Reading:  We are finishing a unit on Realistic Fiction by understanding the story through the character's thoughts, feelings and actions.

    Writing: We are writing  realistic fiction stories using description, dialogue and action

    5th Grade

    Math: We are immersed in unit 2, which focuses on number place value from the thousands to the thousandths as well as adding and subtracting decimals and whole numbers.

    Reading: We engaged in reading and analyzing non-fiction texts and are focused on note-taking and comprehension strategies for accessing the more complex texts that students encounter in fifth grade.

    Writing:  We are starting a unit on writing personal essays.  This short writing emphasizes the structure of writing a five paragraph essay. 

    Social Studies:  We are working on world geography and map reading skills. 

    Student Pick-up Procedures Review

    If you need to pick up your student after school, please follow these guidelines.

    We have this down to an art form now thanks to your help! 

    1. Please do not get out of your vehicle to wait at the back door of the gym.  The whole reason we changed procedures this year was to avoid any social distancing issues.  When folks crowd the door we can not maintain appropriate social distancing.
    2. I am asking that you start your pick up process by going down Dayne Street to Aragon Ave and up Baymouth to the entrance to the parking   Here is a photo of what that would look like highlighted in  yellow.  The first vehicle will stop at the parking lot entrance with  other vehicles behind.  Cars will not be allowed in until buses have  cleared.
    3. Once cars are let in, my staff members will approach your car with a clipboard and ask for ID to have you sign out your students.   They will  radio in to the Gym to have your student sent out.  IF we all follow  the same routine this should be a quick process.  Again, I can not have  folks gathered out of their cars at the doors.

     

    Important:  No cars should be in the front bus loop between 2 and 3 PM.

     

    If you have any questions, please let me know.

    Attendance

    A Message from our School Librarian, Mrs. Truelson

    Welcome back from the Durand Eastman Library!  We have not been immune to the changes this year but the library is very much open and working to get books into kids' hands.  We have been busy teaching kids the two main ways to get books.

     

    First, students have access to a library of thousands of eBooks through Monroe 1 BOCES.  They use the Sora app to download books.  Here is a video that explains the steps students need to take to download books.

    Video on How To Use Sora

     

    The second way students can get books is through our new service called "Bookhub". For health and safety reasons, students are not coming into the library to browse for books.  We decided that if Grubhub can take online orders and deliver food, we can take online orders and deliver BOOKS!  Please watch the video below for details on how this works.  Remote students can order books and pickup/return on Mondays when they pick up classroom supplies!

    Video On How To Use BookHub

    Visitors

    Due to our mitigation efforts, we will be limiting visitors into the building.

    • Parents will not be allowed to come in for classroom visits and/or lunch times.
    • Visitors arriving for scheduled meetings will need to answer screening questions and have their temperature taken prior to entering the building. Masks will need to be worn at all times.

    Durand Eastman -November, 2020

     

    A Message From Mr. Roach

    Dear DE Families,

    Welcome to November!  We will be welcoming a few more students back to in-person this month.  I continue to be impressed with our staff and our students when it comes to the protocols we put in place.  Please continue to reinforce the importance of mask wearing and social distancing with your students.  We do everyday!

    The week of November 9th will be our "Safety Week".  This is a time we usually teach our drills and practice.  Because of the situation this year, drills will only be taught lecture style and students will not have to go through the motions (for example, Lock Downs).  We continue to run our fire drills as we normally do.  Please know that we do review these drill throughout the year.

    Picture Make-up Day is Monday, November 16th, 2020 starting at 1:45 for in-person students.  Remote students can come from 3:30-4:30.  Remote students, please use the door by the flagpole.

     

    On Monday, November 23rd, 2020 all students in grades Pre-K-8 will be learning asynchronously for a half-day in the morning.  There will be no in-person instruction for students in grades Pre-K-8.   Parent Family/teacher conferences will be held in the afternoon.  For students who have recently switched their instructional model, please use this conference time as a meet and greet with new teachers if you wish.

     

    On Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 there shall be no school for students in grades Pre-K-8.  Parent Family/teacher conferences will be held this day.

     

    To begin the scheduling process for Parent Family/Teacher conferences, please complete this survey for each student.   You can find the survey HERE.  Once completed, teachers will reach out to you to schedule an exact time.

     

    There is a change to transportation procedures upon returning from an illness.   Please read that here: Transportation Clearance.docx

    No vehicles should be in the front bus loop from 2PM until 3PM

     

    Also, please do not forget to do the daily screening at home prior to school!

    Student Pick-up Procedures Review

    If you need to pick up your student after school, please follow these guidelines.

    We have this down to an art form now thanks to your help! 

    1. Please do not get out of your vehicle to wait at the back door of the gym.  The whole reason we changed procedures this year was to avoid any social distancing issues.  When folks crowd the door we can not maintain appropriate social distancing.
    2. I am asking that you start your pick up process by going down Dayne Street to Aragon Ave and up Baymouth to the entrance to the parking   Here is a photo of what that would look like highlighted in  yellow.  The first vehicle will stop at the parking lot entrance with  other vehicles behind.  Cars will not be allowed in until buses have  cleared.
    3. Once cars are let in, my staff members will approach your car with a clipboard and ask for ID to have you sign out your students.   They will  radio in to the Gym to have your student sent out.  IF we all follow  the same routine this should be a quick process.  Again, I can not have  folks gathered out of their cars at the doors.

     

    Important:  No cars should be in the front bus loop between 2 and 3 PM.

     

    If you have any questions, please let me know.

    School Health

    Students will have temperatures read as they enter the building, along with parent/guardian screening done at home.  Students who exhibit symptoms at school (or upon arrival), or with a temperature of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit,  will be sent to the nurse immediately.  The school nurse will perform additional screening measures and send the students home when appropriate.  If a parent or guardian is asked to come pick up a student they will need to call the nurse directly at 339-1354 when they arrive at the building and meet the nurse and their student at the door by the flagpole (Baymouth street side).

    The district will notify parents/guardians of a positive  COVID-19 case in our building, and will be notified for contact tracing only if their student was in close contact* with an infected individual.

    Please see the district website HERE  for more detailed information on what to do regarding possible COVID-19 symptoms and testing.

    *The Department of Health defines close contact to mean: individuals who were not properly masked and within 6 feet of each other for 15 minutes or more.

    Updates from the Monroe County Department of Health

    Please take a look at the NYS Department of Health Tool Kit located HERE.  The updates below pertain to the the Tool Kit

     

    Curriculum Updates

    3rd Grade

    Reading: 

    WHOLE GROUP: BUILDING A READING LIFE using the mentor text STONE FOX

    SMALL GROUP- Working independently while teacher meets with homogeneous groups to work on fluency, phonic and comprehension.  Students are also being introduced to how to respond to a text through writing. 

     

    Math: Multiplication and division unit #1 (focus on facts 2-5 and a few properties of multiplication)

     

    Writing:  Personal Narrative Writing - focus on a small Monet story using dialogue, detail and solid organization

     

    Science/SS: Geography/Climate unit.  Students focus on how geography and where you live impacts the climate.  Also a focus on weather tools, natural disasters and the impact a disaster has on humans and human life.

     

    4th Grade

    Reading; Interpreting Characters 

    Math: Place Value up to millions, rounding, problem solving using addition and subtraction

    Writing:  Creating Realistic Fiction stories,   responding to literature using details from the text

    Science: Earth's Processes: rock formations and fossils are evidence of changes in a landscape over time; the effects of weathering and erosion

     

    5th Grade

    Math: We just completed our first math unit on adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.  Our second unit is on adding and subtracting decimals and whole numbers.

    Reading: We are reading fictions books and we’re engaged in text analysis work, including inferring the theme of the story.  Students should be reading independently at least 20 minutes at home.

    Writing:  Our current unit of writing is personal narratives.  We are building on what students learned in previous grades to raise the level of writing and storytelling.

    Science: We continue our study of ecosystems.  An emphasis towards the end of the unit is to investigate the health of different ecosystems and to consider the effects when an organism in an ecosystem becomes out of balance.

    Social Studies:  As we wrap up our ecosystems unit we’ll be starting our first social studies unit this year, which is a review of geography and how it impacts our lives.

    Music

    All three grade levels, both remote and in-person, are working on rhythm and note reading skills.  Third grade is focused on creating and writing down different melodies.  Fourth grade is working on creating percussion pieces, as well as learning about dynamics/volume of music.  Fifth graders are learning songs on their iPad xylophones and continuing to learn about different instrument families.  

     

    PTA INFORMATION

    Thank you Durand Eastman families that participated in the Fun Pasta Fundraiser. We raised $677.90!

     

    The Scholastic Book Fair begins on October 30th and runs until November 12th. This year the book fair is online-only and orders will ship directly to your home. You can help your student's teacher win free books for their classroom and get an early start on holiday shopping from the comfort of your home!

    Flyers will be sent home in the next day or so and you can use this link to place an order beginning on Friday.

     

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/durandeastman

     

    *Save the date!  The Chipotle Fundraiser will be on November 17th from 4pm to 8pm. Flyers will be sent home soon!

     

    *Due to the months of November and December being such busy times for families, the PTA officers have decided to cancel the November and December meetings. But don't worry, we will still be working on fun activities for staff and students during these months!

     

    As you may know for safety of the staff and students at the school, parents are not allowed to send in treats, crafts or party supplies for their students classrooms. 

    The PTA is working hard on helping to fund classroom parties and other school-wide activities because of this.

    Please consider donating to the PTA to help fund these activities.

    You can send your donation in with your student (please mark on envelope it is a PTA donation), mail your donation right to the school (please include Attn: Danielle Moulton on envelope) or you can you the following link.

     

    http://durand.memberhub.com/dashboard 

     

    Thank you for your support! 

    Danielle Moulton 

    Durand Eastman PTA President 

    Durand Eastman PTA

     DE 2020-2021 Officers

     Danielle Moulton, President

     Debra Raff-Monajati, Vice President

     Christine Marini, Treasurer

     Gianna Saldinger, Secretary

    Attendance

     

    A Message from our School Librarian, Mrs. Truelson

    Welcome back from the Durand Eastman Library!  We have not been immune to the changes this year but the library is very much open and working to get books into kids' hands.  We have been busy teaching kids the two main ways to get books.

     

    First, students have access to a library of thousands of eBooks through Monroe 1 BOCES.  They use the Sora app to download books.  Here is a video that explains the steps students need to take to download books.

    Video on How To Use Sora

     

    The second way students can get books is through our new service called "Bookhub". For health and safety reasons, students are not coming into the library to browse for books.  We decided that if Grubhub can take online orders and deliver food, we can take online orders and deliver BOOKS!  Please watch the video below for details on how this works.  Remote students can order books and pickup/return on Mondays when they pick up classroom supplies!

    Video On How To Use BookHub

     

    Visitors

    Due to our mitigation efforts, we will be limiting visitors into the building.

    • Parents will not be allowed to come in for classroom visits and/or lunch times.

     

    Visitors arriving for scheduled meetings will need to answer screening questions and have their temperature taken prior to entering the building.  Masks will need to be worn at all times.

     


    Durand Eastman -October, 2020

     

    A Message From Mr. Roach

     

    Dear DE Families,

    Let me start by saying how proud I am of everyone in the DE community!  Our staff has been nothing short of amazing with their love of kids and their flexibility to some challenging times.  A special shout out to our remote teachers for all their hard work connecting to kids.  Your students have been amazing, as well.  They are doing everything we have asked and do not seem phased in the least.  Finally, a huge thank you to all of you for your flexibility with routines and the trust you place in us!  This has truly been a team effort.

     

    Important Dates and Reminders:

    Monday, September 28th, 2020 is our first PTA meeting.  See below for the Zoom link.

    Friday, October 9th, 2020 we will hold our district's emergency drill for sheltering in place and early dismissal.  All students will be released 15 minutes earlier than normal via their regular modes of dismissal.  So please plan on picking up or getting your students off the bus 15 minutes earlier than normal.

    School Pictures: School Pictures will be October 16th for all in- person students during the day.  Also on October 16th, remote students can come between 3:30-4:30 PM for a session with the Clix photographers in the building (please use the door by the flagpole), or make an appointment to have them taken at the Clix studio.  Schedule an appointment at Clix through their website HERE.

     

    No vehicles should be in the front bus loop from 2PM until 3PM

     

    Also, please do not forget to do the daily screening at home prior to school!

    Student Pick-up Procedures Review

    If you need to pick up your student after school, please follow these guidelines.

    We have this down to an art form now thanks to your help! 

    1. Please do not get out of your vehicle to wait at the back door of the gym.  The whole reason we changed procedures this year was to avoid any social distancing issues.  When folks crowd the door we can not maintain appropriate social distancing.
    2. I am asking that you start your pick up process by going down Dayne Street to Aragon Ave and up Baymouth to the entrance to the parking   Here is a photo of what that would look like highlighted in  yellow.  The first vehicle will stop at the parking lot entrance with  other vehicles behind.  Cars will not be allowed in until buses have  cleared.
    3. Once cars are let in, my staff members will approach your car with a clipboard and ask for ID to have you sign out your students.   They will  radio in to the Gym to have your student sent out.  IF we all follow  the same routine this should be a quick process.  Again, I can not have  folks gathered out of their cars at the doors.

     

    Important:  No Cars should be in the front bus loop between 2 and 3 PM

     

    If you have any questions please let me know.

    PTA INFORMATION

    Durand Eastman’s First PTA

     Meeting for 2020-2021

     Monday, September 28th

     7PM

     Virtual on Zoom

     Meet the new officers!

     

     DE 2020-2021 Officers

     Danielle Moulton, President

     Debra Raff-Monajati, Vice President

     Christine Marini, Treasurer

     Sara Prince, Secretary

     

     Join Zoom Meeting HERE or use this link:

    https://us05web.zoom.us/j/89518608661?pwd=TjBkQW9qVmx2ZTU3QkRNR1p0Yk5tZz09

     Meeting ID: 895 1860 8661

     Passcode: Durand

    Attendance

     


    Durand Eastman Reopening Procedures -September 2, 2020

    Arrival/Dismissal Times and the Instructional Day

    • Buses will drop off by 8:20 and depart by 2:50
    • The instructional day will run from 8:35 to 2:35
    • Walkers can come at 8:20 (no earlier please) and use the front doors. They will go directly to their classroom.  If they eat breakfast, they will grab that as they enter.  They will be required to wear their mask.

    Arrival By Bus

    • Starting at 8:20am, students will be unloaded one bus at a time for distancing purposes
    • Students will use the main entrance and have their temperature screened with a thermal camera.
    • When approaching main doors, students will enter the left set of doors if they are going straight to their classroom or the right set of doors if they need breakfast.
    • Students who need breakfast will take a grab n' go breakfast bag which will be housed in gym hall. Students will eat breakfast in their classrooms.
    • Staff will support and monitor students during this morning transition.
    • Both students and staff will be expected to wear masks during arrival.

    Arrival by Parent/Guardian Drop-Off

    • Starting at 8:20 AM, students can be dropped off using the flagpole, Baymouth-side entrance. Please no early drop-offs as we will not have staff available for supervision.
    • All cars will enter east-side parking lot from Baymouth Street
    • Students will be unloaded one car at a time in front of the east (flagpole) entrance to maximize safety As they enter the building,  they will have their temperature screened with a thermal camera. Patience will be needed during this time!
    • Once unloaded, cars will be directed to follow a one-way traffic pattern that exits out to Pt. Pleasant Rd.
    • Staff will support and monitor students during this morning transition.  A safety team member will be present to help direct traffic.
    • Both students and staff will be expected to wear masks during arrival.

    Dismissal By Bus

    • Starting at 2:35 PM, students will be called by bus number and released from the classroom.
    • Students will exit closest door to classroom, maintaining one way traffic patterns.
    • Staff will support and monitor students during this afternoon transition.  A school safety team member will be present to help direct traffic in the bus loop.

    End Of Day Parent/Guardian Pick-Up

    • Starting at 2:50 PM, students can be picked-up using the flagpole, Baymouth-side lot. Please do not come earlier as buses will still be in the loop.
    • All cars will enter the east-side parking lot from Baymouth Street
    • A staff member will approach your car and ask which student you are picking up.  The staff member will radio into the gym for that student, and the student will come from the side gym door.
    • You will need to provide ID and be required to sign the student out on a clip board. Student will not be allowed to enter a vehicle unless they have been signed out by an authorized person.
    • Cars will follow a one-way traffic pattern that exits out to Pt. Pleasant Rd.
    • School safety staff will be in the loop directing traffic. We ask for your  patience during this time.
    • Both students and staff will be expected to wear masks.

    Food Service

    • Students will grab breakfast on their way to the classroom (if they eat breakfast at school) and will eat in the classroom.
    • Lunches will be delivered to each classroom and students will eat in their classrooms while maintaining social distancing.

    School Health

    Students will have temperatures read as they enter the building, along with parent/guardian screening done at home.  Students who exhibit symptoms at school (or upon arrival) will be sent to the nurse immediately.  The school nurse will perform additional screening measures and send the students home when appropriate.  If a parent or guardian is asked to come pick up a student they will need to call the nurse directly at 339-1354 when they arrive at the building and meet the nurse and their student at the door by the flagpole (Baymouth street side).

     

    Any student that is screened positive for COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19 will need 3 things to return to school:

    1. Symptom resolution
    2. A negative test result
    3. A note clearing the student to return to school from a healthcare provider

    The district will notify parents/guardians of a positive  COVID-19 case in our building, and will be notified for contact tracing only if their student was in close contact* with an infected individual.

     

    *The Department of Health defines close contact to mean: individuals who were not properly masked and within 6 feet of each other for 15 minutes or more.

    Visitors

    Due to our mitigation efforts, we will be limiting visitors into the building.

    • Parents will not be allowed to come in for classroom visits and/or lunch times.
    • Visitors arriving for scheduled meetings will need to answer screening questions and have their temperature taken prior to entering the building. Masks will need to be worn at all times.

    School Map

    Click this link for the DURAND SCHOOL MAP

    Miscellaneous Procedures/Items

     

    • Students will be in cohorts (with the same group of students) throughout the day.
    • ALL students and staff are required to wear a mask throughout the school day, including in the classroom.
    • Student desks will be be 6 feet apart from one another in every classroom
    • Music and Art specials will push in to the classroom.
    • Student will go to the gym for PE.
    • Students will be allowed outside for recess and will need to maintain social distancing on the play ground. Students will need to wear masks while using the playground.  Hand washing routines will be established prior to and after playground use.
    • Teachers will be encouraged to take classes outside when possible and while maintaining educational goals. Students do not need to wear mask outside during this time as long as they are socially distanced.
    • Hand washing/sanitizing, mask breaks, water and bathroom breaks will be hard scheduled throughout the day.
    • Students will be provided with a water bottle for their use and new touch-less bottle filling stations have been installed.
    • Students will be provided a lanyard to clip their mask on to in order to prevent soiling.

    Durand Eastman Reopening Procedures -August, 2020

     

    Arrival/Dismissal Times and the Instructional Day

    • Buses will drop off by 8:20 and depart by 2:50
    • The instructional day will run from 8:35 to 2:35
    • Walkers can come at 8:20 (no earlier please) and use the front doors. They will go directly to their classroom.  If they eat breakfast, they will grab that as they enter.  They will be required to wear their mask.

     

    Arrival By Bus

    • Starting at 8:20am, students will be unloaded one bus at a time for distancing purposes
    • Students will use the main entrance and have their temperature screened with a thermal camera.
    • When approaching main doors, students will enter the left set of doors if they are going straight to their classroom or the right set of doors if they need breakfast.
    • Students who need breakfast will take a grab n' go breakfast bag which will be housed in gym hall. Students will eat breakfast in their classrooms.
    • Staff will support and monitor students during this morning transition.
    • Both students and staff will be expected to wear masks during arrival.

     

    Arrival by Parent/Guardian Drop-Off

    • Starting at 8:20 AM, students can be dropped off using the flagpole, Baymouth-side entrance. Please no early drop-offs as we will not have staff available for supervision.
    • All cars will enter east-side parking lot from Baymouth Street
    • Students will be unloaded one car at a time in front of the east (flagpole) entrance to maximize safety As they enter the building,  they will have their temperature screened with a thermal camera. Patience will be needed during this time!
    • Once unloaded, cars will be directed to follow a one-way traffic pattern that exits out to Pt. Pleasant Rd.
    • Staff will support and monitor students during this morning transition.  A safety team member will be present to help direct traffic.
    • Both students and staff will be expected to wear masks during arrival.

     

    Dismissal By Bus

    • Starting at 2:35 PM, students will be called by bus number and released from the classroom.
    • Students will exit closest door to classroom, maintaining one way traffic patterns.
    • Staff will support and monitor students during this afternoon transition.  A school safety team member will be present to help direct traffic in the bus loop.

     

    End Of Day Parent/Guardian Pick-Up

    • Starting at 2:55 PM, students can be picked-up using the flagpole, Baymouth-side lot. Please do not come earlier as buses will still be in the loop.
    • All cars will enter the east-side parking lot from Baymouth Street
    • A staff member will approach your car and ask which student you are picking up.  The staff member will radio into the gym for that student, and the student will come from the side gym door.
    • You will need to provide ID and be required to sign the student out on a clip board. Student will not be allowed to enter a vehicle unless they have been signed out by an authorized person.
    • Cars will follow a one-way traffic pattern that exits out to Pt. Pleasant Rd.
    • School safety staff will be in the loop directing traffic. We ask for your  patience during this time.
    • Both students and staff will be expected to wear masks.

     

    Food Service

    • Students will grab breakfast on their way to the classroom (if they eat breakfast at school) and will eat in the classroom.
    • Lunches will be delivered to each classroom and students will eat in their classrooms while maintaining social distancing.

     

    School Health

    Students will have temperatures read as they enter the building, along with parent/guardian screening done at home.  Students who exhibit symptoms at school (or upon arrival) will be sent to the nurse immediately.  The school nurse will perform additional screening measures and send the students home when appropriate.  If a parent or guardian is asked to come pick up a student they will need to call the nurse directly at 339-1354 when they arrive at the building and meet the nurse and their student at the door by the flagpole (Baymouth street side).

     

    Any student that is screened positive for COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19 will need 3 things to return to school:

    1. Symptom resolution
    2. A negative test result
    3. A note clearing the student to return to school from a healthcare provider

    The district will notify parents/guardians of a positive  COVID-19 case in our building, and will be notified for contact tracing only if their student was in close contact* with an infected individual.

     

    *The Department of Health defines close contact to mean: individuals who were not properly masked and within 6 feet of each other for 15 minutes or more.

    Visitors

     

    Due to our mitigation efforts, we will be limiting visitors into the building.

    • Parents will not be allowed to come in for classroom visits and/or lunch times.
    • Visitors arriving for scheduled meetings will need to answer screening questions and have their temperature taken prior to entering the building. Masks will need to be worn at all times.

     

    Miscellaneous Procedures/Items

    • Students will be in cohorts (with the same group of students) throughout the day.
    • ALL students and staff are required to wear a mask throughout the school day, including in the classroom.
    • Student desks will be be 6 feet apart from one another in every classroom
    • Music and Art specials will push in to the classroom.
    • Student will go to the gym for PE.
    • Students will be allowed outside for recess and will need to maintain social distancing on the play ground. Students will need to wear masks while using the playground.  Hand washing routines will be established prior to and after playground use.
    • Teachers will be encouraged to take classes outside when possible and while maintaining educational goals. Students do not need to wear mask outside during this time as long as they are socially distanced.
    • Hand washing/sanitizing, mask breaks, water and bathroom breaks will be hard scheduled throughout the day.
    • Students will be provided with a water bottle for their use and new touch-less bottle filling stations have been installed.
    • Students will be provided a lanyard to clip their mask on to in order to prevent soiling.