This week, the district welcomed back staff and focused on making final preparations to provide a quality education for our students, and to do so in a safe and healthy environment. Superintendent Lisa Sayles-Adams has shared a brief video message as we return to learning this fall. We also wanted to share a few reminders that will help you prepare your family for the start of the school year:
First Day of School Learning Models
Elementary: In-person learning for all students
Middle School: Hybrid learning with Group A in school buildings and Group B distance learning
High School: Distance learning for all students
Online Learning Academy: Distance learning for all students.
For students who won’t be attending school in-person on Tuesday, be sure to read the email(s) from teachers with the details for how to connect to ensure all students have a great first day of school.
Face Covering/Mask policy
At a special meeting on September 1, the School Board approved Policy 808 related to face coverings. The policy outlines district practices around the use of facial coverings for as long as the Governor’s Executive Order remains in effect. You can read the policy in its entirety here. This simplified mask guide can be used to help students understand how masks should be worn in school.
Bus Routes Posted on Portal
Students who did not opt-out of busing have been assigned a bus route stop. Final routes are now posted on Campus Portal. When logging in, the Portal opens to the Message Center; click “Today” on the left side of the screen. Next, choose a student name in the upper right corner of the screen. Then choose the “Bus Information” tab below the child’s name. This is a screenshot of what you will see in Portal. NOTE: Route changes will only be allowed two times/month (the 15th and the last day of the month). The first route change requests won’t be considered until Sept. 30, allowing busing and the school year to begin. Parents can make route change requests using the Bus Stop Change Request Form.
As we begin the new school year, students will have multiple ways to access meals this fall depending on their grade level and learning model choice (in-person, hybrid, distance learning or online-learning). On days when your student is in the school building, they will visit our kitchens and cafeterias as they have in previous years but with extra safety and physical distancing measures in place.
- Visit the Nutrition Services webpage to view daily menus for in-person learning and to add money to your child’s meal account.
- Learn more about home meal kit options for days when your student is learning remotely HERE.
Health & Safety Checklist
Before school each day, parents should be monitoring their children’s health in order to keep our students and staff as safe as possible. Use this checklist is a guide for symptoms to look for each day. Additional information can be found on our Stay Healthy web page.