Discovery Primary School

{COMMUNITY NEWS - HYBRID LEARNING UPDATE}

HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS?

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It's second semester. We are bringing students back to school on a hybrid schedule and starting new classes for Remote Learners...


And...


We. Can't. Wait!!!


The information below includes schedules for both Hybrid (In-Person) and Remote (At Home) learning. There are documents linked below which contain important information about safety protocols and calendars for our return to school. In the next few days you will be receiving more detailed information about teacher assignments and requirements for students and families during hybrid learning.


  • January 21 - Early dismissal Report Card Prep
  • January 27th & 28th - Early dismissal @ 12:00. This is new to the calendar, but very important for our staff to have time to prepare for the transition to Hybrid Learning.
  • January 29th - No School. Teacher Directed Day!
  • February 1st - {Hybrid A/B & Remote Students} - All Mondays will still be remote days for all students. New classes will begin with new teachers for many students assigned a new teacher, (More information about this coming soon from your teacher!)


We can't wait to see you soon! If you have any questions/concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us!


Sincerely,

Julie Bartlett, Principal

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Discovery Primary Systems and Procedures For Hybrid

Click here for detailed information about procedures for buses, recess, lunch, and other school systems during hybrid learning.

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District Dates for All Students on the Hybrid Model Return to School

Following the latest guidance from the Governor, along with information and resources from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, we have determined start dates for all of our elementary grade levels:


The week of February 1st:

  • All students start with their new classes. Monday remains a remote day for all students.
  • February 2-3 {Kindergarten} students attend school for a conference with one parent and the teacher
  • February 4-5 Kindergarten students begin school in A/B hybrid cohorts

Included in this transition, is time for one to one parent/student orientations. Discovery Staff will meet children and guide them to their classes. Parents will not be allowed in the building at this time.

Further Information will be shared with you soon from your classroom teacher.

The week of February 8th:

  • {1st and 2nd Grade} students return in A/B hybrid cohorts. Discovery Staff will meet children and guide them to their classes. Parents will not be allowed in the building at this time.

The week of February 15th:

  • {3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade} students return in A/B hybrid cohorts


Secondary start dates will align with the Governor’s updated school guidance for in-person instruction and information and resources from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

Kindergarten Hybrid Calendar

January 21 - Early Release Report Card Prep

January 27 - Early Release - Classroom Prep for new semester classes in hybrid and remote learning

January 28 - Early Release- Classroom Prep for new semester classes in hybrid and remote learning

January 29 - Staff Enrichment - No School

February 1st - New Classes begin. This is a remote day for all students. Some students will have new teachers.

February 2 - 3 - Parents and students on hybrid model will have individual conferences with teacher in the building. Parents on remote model will have individual conferences with teachers if they are new to the class. No bus service on these days.

February 4 - Kindergarten Cohort A begins in the building. Transportation begins.

February 5 - Kindergarten Cohort B begins in the building.

February 12 - 15 No School Midwinter Break

First Grade Hybrid Calendar

January 21 - Early Release Report Card Prep

January 27 - Early Release - Classroom Prep for new semester classes in hybrid and remote learning

January 28 - Early Release- Classroom Prep for new semester classes in hybrid and remote learning

January 29 - Staff Enrichment - No School

February 1st - New Classes begin. This is a remote day for all students. Some students will have new teachers.

February 2 - 5 - First Grade will be learning remotely (at home) in their new classes.

February 8 - Monday Remote and asynchronus for all

February 9 - First Grade cohort A begins IN PERSON

February 10 - First Grade Cohort B begins IN PERSON

February 12 - 15 No School Midwinter Break

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS CONTINUING ON REMOTE MODEL

Mondays (All A/B Cohorts & Remote Learning Models in grades K-5)

Students will attend zoom meetings (9:00) and will have asynchronous learning assignments via SeeSaw for the remainder of the day.

More information to follow from your classroom teacher.


Tuesday-Friday (Remote Learning Model in grades K - 5)

9:00- {Synchronous Learning} Classroom Meeting ONLINE w/ Classroom Teacher


10:00 - 3:30 {Synchronous Learning} instruction, small group instruction, Large Group Instruction and Asynchronous Learning Assignments


Participation in live class lessons (Zoom) and asynchronous learning is a requirement of the remote learning model. Students who are not participating daily may be moved to the hybrid model.


***More detailed schedules will be communicated by your individual teacher soon***

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ELEMENTARY {HYBRID} WEEK:

Mondays (All A/B Cohorts & Remote Learning Models)


  • Students will attend zoom classroom meetings, (9:00)
  • More information to follow from your classroom teacher.


Tuesday & Thursday (Cohort A) - {Arrival begins @ 9:05, Tardy bell @ 9:20, Dismissal 3:20}


  • Students will meet in person at school for full days of instruction.


Wednesday & Friday (Cohort B) - {Arrival begins @ 9:05, Tardy bell @ 9:20, Dismissal 3:20}


  • Students will meet in person at school for full days of instruction.


***On days when students are not attending in person***

Students will be engaged in teacher-directed (asynchronous learning) at home.

***More detailed schedules will be communicated by your individual teacher soon***

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RIGHT AT SCHOOL

Due to current COVID-19 protocols, restrictions and building space, our Right At School program is taking into consideration currently enrolled families and Fife Employees for enrollment.



For further information about this before/after school program, please click HERE!

FOOD SERVICES

For information regarding food services with breakfast and lunch, please click HERE or contact them at 253.517.1000 Ext.25121.

Bus Transportation

BUS TRANSPORTATION

The driver and students onboard will be required to wear a face covering as per guidelines.


Transportation will fully adhere to the OSPI guidelines. Public health experts believe that a “multi-layered” approach is preventative even when we cannot use every tool to prevent the spread of COVID19. We will do our best to place siblings in seats together; however, students will most likely be placed in each seat and sometimes with non-family members on the bus.

  • Hand sanitizer will be available to each student as they board the bus.

  • Bus windows and roof hatches will be opened to fresh air ventilation as weather permits. Coats, hats and layers of clothing are highly suggested during the cooler months.

  • Buses will be cleaned frequently. Buses will be cleaned at the end of each route, Sanitation of bus equipment will be guided per the manufacturer's instruction and hygiene guidelines.

  • Bus routes will be optimized to reduce the amount of time each student is riding the bus.

  • As students load the bus in the mornings, they will be directed to sit to the rear of the bus to the front.

  • For the return to home, all students at all school levels will be assigned seating according to their bus stop to promote distancing. School staff will assist in student line up and boarding onto the buses.

  • Social distancing will be encouraged and promoted at bus stops.

Families are encouraged to have students walk or bike to school using safe routes or consider driving students to school if possible.


Buses will be cleaned frequently. Buses will be cleaned at the end of each route set or trip, meaning at the completion of morning routes and then again at the end of the day. Sanitation of bus equipment will be guided per the manufacturer's instruction and COVID-19 guidelines.


For information regarding transportation services, bus stops and times, please click HERE or contact them at 253.517.1060.

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{HYBRID} SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST FOR KINDERGARTEN

CLICK HERE FOR GRADE LEVEL SUPPLY LISTS

{HYBRID} SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST FOR FIRST GRADE

CLICK HERE FOR GRADE LEVEL SUPPLY LISTS

Fife School District COVID-19 Safety Plan

Click Here For information regarding safety protocols in place in our classrooms.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GUIDANCE

CLICK HERE FOR Information regarding health department guidance and recommendations for returning to school.

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