We all know school will look very different this year – temperature checks, hand sanitizer, and masks – OH MY!
In an effort to provide a less hectic environment for faculty and staff to execute new protocols and students to learn them, we have decided to stagger which K-8 grades are on campus throughout the first 3 days of school. Preschool will meet all 3 days in order to establish routines and have students who are not daily attendees learn the protocols.
These opening days will enable teachers and Prides to get accustomed to new protocols and routines as they return after such a long absence from school. They will have opportunities to be outside, both during recess and instructional time, which will give students a chance to remove their masks (which can be done when outside and >6 feet apart).
Each day, only ONE grade level per unit will attend school. Each day will be a “Wednesday schedule” with dismissal at 2:00 p.m. Kids Klub will be available before school beginning at 7:00 am and after school from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Families utilizing Kids Klub on these days must be registered. Please see the information below in enews regarding registration. To prevent gathering outside and to maintain a safe physical distance, students will be allowed to enter the building this year beginning at 7:55 am until 8:15 am. The first class begins at 8:20 am daily.
Wednesday, August 19: Second, Fifth, Eighth grades
Thursday, August 20: First, Fourth, Seventh grades
Friday, August 21: Kindergarten, Third, Sixth grades
On Monday, August 24th all students will be on campus.
We recognize that this may be an inconvenience for some and we appreciate your understanding as we work to put an emphasis on bringing everyone back to school safely. We know that our community is one of the things that makes St. Giles such a great school and we all need to rely on one another to open safely and get through these trying times!
More information regarding drop-off and pick-up as well as entry locations will be sent ahead of our opening but we wanted to make sure you have these details in order to make any arrangements for these opening days.