McK Special Edition Newsletter

Special Edition Hybrid learning

A note from your principal

Hi, Wonderful McKinley/PACS Families,


I hope that you all are having a wonderful spring break. We are so excited to have you all back for the final 8 weeks of school. Remember Mrs. Larson's mantra; "We can do anything for 8 weeks."


I spent a day out on the beautiful Russian River to soak up the sunshine and have a beautiful lunch with my best friend. My daughter was able to come for a visit from ASU, which was a nice surprise.


The next few days will be full of lots of important information you will receive from the school and your teachers. Below are schedules, FAQs, and Important information about Ingress and egress on our campus. On Thursday, I will be hosting a special zoom if you still want more information about our campus return.


Join Zoom Meeting https://petk12.zoom.us/j/83818936846?pwd=Tzc2YXVkVXlXNHVKM2Z3RjNOb2JDUT09 Meeting ID: 838 1893 6846 Passcode: 775807


I look forward to seeing all those smiling "eyes" when we return to campus!

A SPECIAL PACS HYBRID NEWSLETTER WILL BE SENT OUT LATER THIS WEEK

Hybrid Schedules

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Drop Off/ Pick UP

Drop off and Pick up the will, of course, be a BIG challenge. Please pay close attention to what we need from you.


Below you will find the Ingress/ Egress of your students


I know that our Mckinley community will be patient and kind during this time. Thank you so much for all of your support.

If you are in Ms. Sarlatte's TK class or Ms. Schlueter's Kindergarten classroom

Ms. Sarlatte's TK class or Ms. Schlueter's Kindergarten classroom, you will enter through the school's front doors. The picture is to your right.


IF you are in TK or K, a parent may walk them on the first day. You will have to park at the fairgrounds and walk over. Please, no other smaller children with you.


PLEASE ONLY THESE CLASSES!


You will enter through the school's front doors. The picture is to your right.


IF you are in TK OR K, a parent may walk them on the first day. You will have to park at the fairgrounds and walk over. Please, no other smaller children with you.

If you are in Mrs. Readel's Kindergarten class, First Grade, Second Grade and Third grade

If you are in Mrs. Readel's Kindergarten class, First Grade, Second Grade, you will enter through the GATE of EXCELLENCE (picture on the right)


PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER School. Please do not leave your car, and Please pull all the way up! Students need to exit right away. The gate will open at 8:10. Please do not come before that time.

If you are in 4th, 5th, 6th grade

If you are in 4th, 5th, 6th grade you will enter on the back of the school on Madison street. DO NOT pull in the back parking lot. This is Staff Only. Do not get out of your car. Students can enter the gate at 8:10. If you have a younger student in lower grades you will have to pull around to the front of the school and drop your younger student off.

What's Different At McKInley

Supplies

Each teacher will contact you with the supplies your student will need. Each child will need a water bottle that is filled at the start of the day. Please put your name and grade on your water bottle PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!

iPads and Chromebooks

Your child wil need to have their iPad and Chromebook every day fully charged. The more we come prepared, the more we can maximize our time together.

Safety

What if my student doesn't feel well once they arrive at school?


  1. If a student exhibits 1 or more Covid related symptoms, they will be led from their classroom to the Isolation Area by a designated care person. (Ms. Larson)

  2. The school will contact you, examine their symptoms, and stay with them until someone arrives to pick them up.

  3. Students may only return to school if their health care provider has cleared them with a negative test or a doctor’s note stating the alternative cause of symptoms. Students should also be fever-free for 24 hours and have improved symptoms for non-COVID-related illnesses.

  4. The siblings of the ill student will also be picked up at this time.

Health Assessment Form

For those returning to hybrid learning next month, you will need a daily Health Assessment form. It can be found on Parentsquare. This required student health assessment will need to be complete every day for students coming to campus for Hybrid Instruction. This is a required component of reopening campus.


Most students have one adult registered on Parentsquare. It is critical that adults who will be with students in the morning as they prepare for school or do drop off also have access to Parentsquare.


The app can be found for iOS and Android devices. This is the simplest way to access Parentsquare and complete the self assessment daily.


The student health assessment is not active yet but by making sure you download the Parentsquare app and accept invitations that will be sent out to the form, you'll be ready.


Please watch for more information on this as we get closer to hybrid instruction.

Health Assessment : View on your phone Just tap on the Orange Rectangle and submit your form.

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Daily Health screening view from a computer: Just click on the orange rectangle and submit.

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Questions and Answers

What if a sibling is sick and the other is not?

Both need to stay home until a doctor clears them.



What if my student is late?

Please try to arrive on time, but please have them walk directly to their classroom if your student is late. Teachers will be marking the tardies, not the office.


Are parents allowed on campus?

Only parents of Kindergarten students may escort their students to class. The first week only.


Do students need to wear masks at school?

Yes, all students are required to wear a mask during Hybrid Learning. The district protocol does not allow neck gaiters or bandanas. If you need a face mask for your student, we have disposable ones here on campus.


What if I need to come to the office?

Come on in, but please wear a mask and please wait to enter if there are already two people in the office.


What is the restroom protocol?

Each classroom will be assigned to a bathroom. Each classroom will have a restroom pass and hang their pass outside the restroom's open door if they need to use it. There will only be two students in the restroom at a time.



Will there be parent volunteers on campus?

Only for special events ad primarily outdoors.


We know you may have many more questions and will want to ask them before returning to campus or continuing distance learning after April 12th. Please send your questions to your teacher and your general questions to Ms. Larson alarson@Petk12.org.


There will be a Zoom Q & A on Thursday, April 8th. at 3:00

Childcare

Childcare will be provided by the Boys and Girls club. Please contact Sarah Serbent for enrollment information. sserbent@bgcsonoma-marin.org


Club runs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:00 - 5:00 and Wednesday from 8:30 - 3:00.

Is your Student Staying in Distance learning?

If you've opted to remain in the Distance Learning model, you can expect your teacher to contact you as soon as class lists are finalized. This should be by the end of the week.


The curriculum will remain consistent with the current content standards for the third trimester so your Grant student will be on track to succeed. Distance Learning teachers will be working closely with the hybrid teachers to make sure the content is aligned. We don't want you to feel like your student will miss a thing. We are working to make sure high standards are maintained for all students. Current teachers will be forwarding assessment information to Distance Learning teachers so they can hit the ground running!