Greetings Madrone Trail Community,
We are very excited to welcome Kindergarten-5th graders back to campus next week! This week with the 6th-8th graders on campus has just been wonderful! Seeing the students interacting with their friends and hearing their laughter has been a true reminder for all of the faculty as to what make Madrone Trail so special.
We recommend all students bring with them to school on a daily basis: a backpack, a water bottle, warm clothes for recess and Games class, extra face coverings, and all of their school supplies they will need. This year there will be a need to transport more materials back and forth due to our Hybrid schedule. Look for emails from the class teachers as to what materials need to come back to school, and which need to stay at home. For specialty classes, all materials they used for class will need to return to school unless the students are staying CDL. Here is a list of those materials:
- Games: 4th-6th: cups, 6th-8th: tennis balls, 6th: staves, 7th: weights, 8th: diabolos, 7th-8th, plates, 8th: jump ropes. Students can keep rainbow string.
- Handwork: 1st-5th: needles and thread, 6th-8th: needles, thread, and fabric
- Woodwork: 4th-5th: vices and rasps, 6th-8th: glue guns, extra glue, popsicle sticks
- Spanish: 1st-3rd: ML books
DROP OFF PROCEDURES: Morning drop off time is between 8:15-8:30 am. See diagram below for drop off procedures for 1st-8th grade.
Kindergarten Students Only: Please pull in the parking lot and stay to the left and park your vehicle. You will be allowed to walk your child to the Kinderyard. If you have older children they can walk in with you as well. Please wear a face covering while out of your vehicle. Use the Rainbow Crosswalk to enter and exit campus.
Opening safely requires a shared responsibility and screening for Covid-19 symptoms begins at home. You will be prompted (verbally and with signage) to affirm your child does not exhibit the following symptoms before exiting the vehicle.
Please click here to view the COVID Exclusion Chart.
PRIMARY SYMPTOMS: These require exclusion from the school campus. Students and Staff with primary symptoms are encouraged to seek viral testing.
- Fever of 100.4 or greater
- Shortness of Breath
- Loss of Smell or Taste
- Difficulty Breathing
- Within the past 14 days, close contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19. (Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes.)
- You have left the state in the last 14 days.
NON-PRIMARY SYMPTOMS: If your child has any 2 of the following non-primary symptoms, please keep them at home.
- Muscle or Body Aches
- Sore Throat
- Nasal Congestion or Runny Nose
- Nausea or Vomiting
Upon entering the gate, your child will be required to use hand sanitizer. There are also touchless hand sanitizer dispensers outside every classroom and in common areas. Additionally, there are portable hand pump sanitation stations set up throughout the campus.
Students need to go directly to their classroom after entering the gate. There are spaced ground markings outside each classroom to facilitate social distancing while waiting to be welcomed in by the teacher. Handshaking will not be happening until further notice.
The parking lot gates will be locked at 8:45 am. If your child is tardy by more than 15 minutes, they will need to be dropped off at the bus gate so someone from the office can let them in.
SOME BASICS: Please click here to view our ODE Operational Blueprint for reopening. This is where you can find detailed requirements for schools from the Oregon Health Authority and what Madrone Trail is doing to meet each requirement. It is also posted on our website
under the About tab. It is extensive, so feel free to simply reach to myself or Cori Royer if you need clarification on a particular subject. If you would like to share a concern or comment anonymously, please click here.
- Everyone on campus is required to have a face covering. Face coverings should have at least 2 layers of material, not be see through when held up to light, and fit snugly. Face shields are acceptable for students with a documented medical condition but will need to be pre-approved with administration prior to the return of the student on campus. Group mask breaks are not allowed, but space will be provided in each classroom and during recess for individual students to remove their masks. Face coverings will be removed when eating lunch when students are seated 6 feet from one another. Getting used to wearing a face covering all day takes some time. Please start getting your child used to this now if you have not already.
- Handwashing (not just using sanitizer) is required before eating and after using the bathroom.
- Social Distancing is required where feasible. There are times when this is not feasible, such as entering and exiting the bathroom as well as recess. We are required to continuously prompt students to remain distant, but are explicitly prohibited from issuing consequences. We have ground markings for circle time designated for each class and 6 foot noodles to help students visualize what 6 feet apart really looks like. Our main priority will be continuously keeping the children's faces covered and hands frequently sanitized.
- We are staggering recess so that only 2 to 3 grades will be out on the playground at once. Middle school students will have their recess in the field.
- If a student exhibits one primary symptom or 2 or more non-primary symptoms while in school, they will be promptly moved to the quarantine area and have their parents called to come and pick them up.
PICK UP PROCEDURES: Pick up time is between 3:15-3:30 pm. Please pull in the parking lot and stay to the right and make your way all the way around the track to the three designated loading spots. See diagrams below. Students will be called from their classrooms when you arrive. We have marked spaces on the parking lot where they will wait to load into your car. Siblings and carpool children should group and be in line together. Please be patient the first week as there will be a learning curve for staff, parents, and students to make this a smooth process.
If you will be having someone other than yourself pick up your child, please make sure your child's Release To list is current in our system. Call the office, 541-842-3657, to ensure it is up to date. If we don't recognize someone at pick up, that person needs to be prepared to show ID. Additionally, let the office know if your pick up plan changes by either sending your child with a note or calling the office to let us know who will be picking up your child.
Kindergarten Students Only: Please pull in the parking lot and stay to the left and park your vehicle. If you have older children they can be called to the Kinderyard to meet you instead of the parking lot. Please wear a face covering while out of your vehicle. Use the Rainbow Crosswalk to enter and exit campus.
BUS SCHEDULE: Click here to see drop off and pick up times for our bus routes. Note that all times are approximate, and that there is some variability in pick up and drop off times.
We have had many questions regarding the various scenarios surrounding exposure, when to stay home, when to quarantine, who will need to quarantine, etc. Please click here to see the various scenarios and the school’s response to each.
We were all very pleased with the etiquette and cooperation exhibited by the Middle Schoolers this week and hope that continues for the rest of the year.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
Assistant Director/Games Teacher