Happy Friday Falcon Families,
Today, the in-person learning plan was posted to the district website as well as links to the plans on the district and site Facebook pages. We are all very excited to have our students back in classrooms learning together. You will find the operations components to remain the same as the hybrid schedule, but there are differences in the plans. Thank you to everyone who completed the parent survey. We appreciated the ability to make adjustments to our staffing model based on our number of children continuing in the remote learning environment.
While your students have been in classrooms two days a week for several weeks, I want to take a few minutes to remind you of some of the changes from the plan that your child might experience in the classroom. We will continue to wear masks, however, if your child needs an accommodation, we have a process that we can work through with you to protect your child, other children and staff. Please contact your school’s principal. The safety of our students and staff are at the forefront of the plans and on our minds every single day. Staff have removed all items that cannot be properly sanitized daily. This can be soft furniture, play items and shared items such as toys, stuffed animals, and the like. We will gradually re-introduce items to the classroom, but for now, they are put away to prevent the sharing of any virus. I know that birthday celebrations are so important for children, especially at the younger grades, but we are not permitting food in the classroom to be shared with other children. This includes cooking in any of our classrooms. We will continue to not permit visitors to the schools unless you have an appointment. Please call if you’d like to speak with someone at the school. We will do our best to get you in quickly and safely. Lastly, we greatly appreciate the attention you are paying to the symptoms your child may have and keeping them home when they are ill. Making sure that we are mindful of the symptoms will help us keep our schools open long-term.
Next week is our last week of the hybrid schedule as well as Parent-Teacher conferences for grades K-8, October 8-9. Your child’s teacher will be contacting you to schedule a time for a virtual conference. We will roll right in to Fall Break – a well needed and deserved rest for everyone. I hope that this break will be a restful and fun family time for you and your children.
I know that this virus has created many challenges for everyone including our staff. We appreciate your kindness, patience, and flexibility as we do our absolute best for all our children, staff, and families.
Enjoy your weekend!