Special Edition for October 13's New In-Person Learners
Welcome To In-Person Learning at West Cypress Hills Elementary School October 13
LTISD CHROMEBOOKS TO REMAIN CHECKED OUT TO STUDENTS WHILE ON CAMPUS
Students who checked out a District-issued Chromebook for remote learning at home and will be returning to in-person learning on campus should retain the device and bring it to school for use in the classroom as needed, much like an assigned textbook.
Chromebooks will remain checked out to the student until a date to be later determined or at the end of the 2020–2021 school year, whichever comes first.
Students should bring their classroom supplies with them on their first day of in-person learning. WCHE staff will assist them to their classroom.
If you have already registered in SMART TAG, please go back into SMART TAG and verify that your child(ren)'s dismissal default accurately reflects how you would like your child to go home most days. Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance.
If you need to make a change to the way your child goes home for a specific day, please log in to SMART TAG and submit a temporary change. The cut off time to make changes is 2:00 pm.
All parents, it is very important for your default to be correct as we will be sending students home based on the information in SMART TAG.
District Arrival Protocols
★ When possible at peak times doors will be propped open and supervised to limit the need to touch door handles and assure students are wearing masks.
★ Sanitizer stations will be placed at each doorway and students will be encouraged to sanitize hands upon entry.
★ Schools will have campus-specific schedules and entry plans to reduce student congestion as much as possible during peak drop off times.
★ Staff will be utilized for duty where needed to maintain distancing in hallways.
★ Students will go directly to either the cafeteria for breakfast, or their homeroom or first period classroom.
★ Parents will not be allowed to walk students to classrooms.
West Cypress Hills Arrival Procedures
K-2 and siblings :
Cars enter from Cypress Ranch Blvd. or Verbena Pkwy. K-2 and siblings will be dropping off in the loop on Verbena. Please stay in your vehicle at all times. Students will exit their vehicles from the right side. Please have your student gather his/her belongings and say your goodbyes before you enter the car loop. WCHE staff members will be there to assist students open doors. Prior to entering the building students will hand sanitize.
Cars enter through Cypress Ranch Blvd. Please stay in your vehicle at all times. Students will exit their vehicles from the right side. Please have your student gather his/her belongings and say your goodbyes before you enter the car loop. WCHE staff members will be there to assist students open doors. Prior to entering the building students will hand sanitize.
Masks: Students will be required to wear masks when entering the building. Please have your child(ren)'s mask ready when exiting the car.
Walkers and Bikers
Masks: Parents who are walking your students must be masked upon entering school property. Students will be required to wear a mask upon entry to the building.
Bikers will walk their bikes to the bike racks once they have come on to school property. Bike racks are located in the front car loop. Students will enter through the front doors. Students will be required to wear masks and hand santize upon entering the building.
Masks: Students will be required to wear masks when entering the building.
District Dismissal Protocols
★ Sanitizer stations will be placed at each doorway and students will be encouraged to sanitize hands prior to exit.
★ Schools will have campus-specific schedules and exit plans to reduce student congestion as much as possible during peak pick up times.
★ Parents picking up students during the day will call ahead so that students can be accompanied to meet a parent at the front office door.
West Cypress Hills Dismissal Procedures
Transportation Backpack Tags
During the first day of in-person learning, WCHE staff will affix a transportation tag to your student(s)'s backpack on the front side of the right shoulder strap. It is important that the badge remain in that position so that the badge can be easily reached by the student for scanning purposes.
The color of the tag should match your arrangement for default transportation (the usual way home.) Pink tags are provided to students who usually ride home by car/daycare bus, blue tags are provided for unescorted walkers, orange tags are for escorted walkers, and yellow tags are for students who usually report to extended care at the end of the day.
Red and green tags are for students who usually ride LTISD school buses. A red tag is issued to K - 2 students because they are not allowed to get off of the bus unless an authorized person is there to escort the student home. A green tag is issued to 3 - 5 students who can get off of the bus without an escort.
Escorted and Unescorted Walkers: A change from last year
Because the safety of our students is our top priority, parents will NOT be able to pull up and/or park on Sabino Drive to pick up walkers. ONLY students walking to their homes or another parent designated area will be dismissed from the exit off Sabino Dr. A staff member will be outside to kindly ask parents who are waiting and/or parked off Sabino to secure their place in the car rider line. A staff member will ensure your child is transported back to the car line for pick up.
If you indicated your child was going to be a walker and had planned to park and pick up off Sabino Dr., please make the necessary changes in SMART TAG.
We appreciate your understanding.
We will dismiss the unescorted walkers before releasing the escorted walkers to their parent/guardian.
Parents will meet their child on the sidewalk off Verbena. Please socially distance while waiting for your child.
Students will be escorted to the crosswalk at the corner of Sabino and Cypress Ranch Blvd (turning right) and down the school side of Sabino drive (turning left). Parents who are meeting their unescorted walkers will need to stand socially distanced on the sidewalk nearest the school on Sabino drive and, if needed, safely escort their child(ren) across the street.
Bus riders are picked up in the afternoon behind the cafeteria. Staff escorts will be present and assist with loading. Buses will depart the school at approximately 3:05 pm.
If you are in need of a car tag, please call the front office for assistance. The first car tag will be provided for free and each additional car tag is $1 each payable in exact cash/coin or check payable to WCHE.