Welcome back, almost! The spring 2021 semester begins Monday, January 11, 20201 and we will follow a Green 1 schedule. As we start the new semester, we will continue to offer in-person instruction and the distance learning option. As a reminder, if you wish to have your student distance learn, the Spring 2021 Distance Learning Contract is due to Mrs. Debbie Sakowski TODAY.
As we prepare to return to campus, please keep in mind the dress code policies. Boys must be clean-shaven at all times, and hair must not fall below the eyebrows, tops of ears, or below the tops of the collar. We do understand it is difficult to get a haircut given the current COVID-19 guidelines, so we will be slightly lenient when it comes to the length of hair for the time being. Additionally, students will be expected to be in proper uniform. This includes all outerwear, sweatshirts, sweaters, and jackets must be Garces affiliated. Please note, this rule is a slight change from years past. If you have any questions about the dress code, see the Parent Student Handbook or email Mr. Kelly Olson.
Lastly, for those returning to campus, we ask that you help us make the return as safe as possible. We will continue with the same safety and sanitation procedures and protocols we implemented last semester. If you are not feeling well or have been around others that are sick, please stay home. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home and self-quarantine. You will be required to self-quarantine for either a 10-day or 14-day period depending on the specific situation, according to Kern County Public Health. We will work with Public Health to determine the number of days for each individual situation as they arise. Additionally, if you attended large gatherings over the holiday break, we ask that you stay home and begin the semester distance learning. All students and staff will be required to wear a mask at all times while on campus. Students will continue to eat in the same areas they selected during our return to campus last semester. We will address changing lunch groups after the first week back. Please continue to social distance and wash your hands often.
Parents/guardians, as a reminder, we will continue to utilize Zoom for all meetings with Garces staff, faculty members and parents. You will need to email meeting requests to counselors, teachers and administrators and a Zoom meeting will be scheduled. Staff emails can be found here. We ask they you do not come into the office for the health and safety of our students and staff.
We look forward to seeing our Rams on Monday!