ESS Gazette


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Dear ESS Families,

We will continue to update you throughout the week as we get more information. The K orientation invite will be sent out tomorrow.

Mark Lord - Principal

Bethany Calado - Assistant Principal

Breakfast and Lunch


Modified Hybrid/In School


Elementary breakfast and lunch will be served to the student in the classroom. Because all meals need to be prepared and wrapped and delivered to classrooms in a very short amount of time, we will only be offering one lunch meal choice to start. Once we assess the needs and develop the process of classroom meal delivery, we look to offer more choices in a few weeks.

Thank you for your understanding.



Wrapped tray contains all 4 components: Protein, Grain, Vegetable, Fruit

Choice of Milk is served separately.

· Turkey & American Cheese Sandwich on a Bun

(Cheese Sandwich available for those who do not want Turkey)

· Crunchy Raw Vegetable of the Day

(For example: baby carrots or cucumber slices)

· Fruit of the day

(for example: apple slices or peach cup)

· Milk - choice of white or chocolate.

LUNCH PRICE = $1.75 Paid status, $.40 Reduced status, $0 for Free Status




Breakfast Bag consists of: Cereal, Fruit Punch 100% Juice, Graham Crackers

Choice of Milk is served separately: White or Chocolate

Additional fruit choice is available, changes daily.

Cereal in bag:

· Monday & Thursday: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

· Tuesday & Friday: Honey Nut Cheerios

Unfortunately, bags are made up before students arrive so, there is no choice available.

BREAKFAST PRICE = $1.00 Paid status, $.25 Reduced status, $0 for Free Status


ONLINE PAYMENTS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, however, if you must send cash or check, we will take payments brought to school if they are in a sealed envelope marked with the students first and last name, homeroom and what the money should be used for ( lunch, milk breakfast...) NO CHANGE WILL BE GIVEN BACK; THE FULL AMOUNT YOU SEND IN WILL BE APPLIED TO THE STUDENTS ACCOUNT.


Meal Pick Up for Remote & Virtual Learners ONLY

Registered Enfield Public Schools students learning while at home can obtain meals

from the school district. It will not be like it was in the spring, as all meals must

be assigned to a student ID who is registered in the Enfield Public School District.

Meals will be charged at the current student meal status rate.

Meal orders must be placed by 2pm the day before you pick up your meals.

What you need to know:

· Pre ordered meals can be picked up at Enfield High School on Monday and Wednesday between 8:30 am – 9:30 am. All student meals for all schools will be picked up at Enfield High School near the auditorium entrance (there will be signage), not the school they normally attend.

· Parent or Guardian must preorder the meals and provide the student ID#, First and Last name as listed when registered, for each registered Enfield Public School student in Grades PK-12. Per NSMP (National School Meal Program) regulations, only a parent or guardian can pick up meals for students.


Email (preferred) or you can call 860-253-6511 (if you do not have email) by 2pm on Friday for Monday pick up to receive meals for Monday and Tuesday. Order by 2pm Tuesday to pick up meals for any one or all these days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. You can order and pick up meals for any day a student is remote learning but remember you can only get one breakfast and one lunch per registered student per day.

· WHAT TYPE OF MEALS ARE AVAILABLE: All meals will consist of cold and/or shelf stable items and will meet the NSMP grade level of serving sizes and components.

Important Points to Remember

· Only registered Enfield Public School students who are not physically in school can order meals to be picked up. Students who are in school have meals at the school they are attending. All meals, either picked up for remote/virtual learners or those received while learning at school, are rung into our Point of Sale system at the students approved status price.

· Students can only receive one breakfast and one lunch a day. If meals are picked up and then student receives a meal at school for the same day, the student will be charged full price for the second meal regardless of status. Federal program requirements allow for only one breakfast and one lunch a day at the students approved status.

Questions? Contact Nutrition Services at 860-253-6511.


Instructions and individualized log-in information will be provided during the iPad distribution.


We have been fortunate to be able to get the majority of what your child will need during the school day. One item that we have been struggling to get is individual pencil sharpeners. If possible, please send your child in with one that can remain at school. Preferably one for a thicker pencil for our kindergartners, and something more standard for our 1st and 2nd graders.


Please note a change if you need a placard and do not get one in your materials with the iPad.

Please park after distribution and walk up to our new office window to the left of the main entrance. An office staff member will help you get a placard for student pick-up.

Arrival and Dismissal

Specific arrival and dismissal procedures will be sent out by the end of this week. Please refer to the letter sent with student placements for our general plan.


Healthy snacks should still be brought to school. Teachers will be weaving them into mask breaks and morning recess to allow student space to have their mask off and eat.

Free Books

Each student will receive a collection of books courtesy of Scholastic. These are to be enjoyed at home, they do not need to come back to school.


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We recommend sending in extra masks, with two small bags labeled Clean and Dirty. We are hoping if students drop a mask or get food on it, they will have a spare, and you will know which one needs to be washed. We will also always have extra paper masks just in case.

Week One Plan

We wanted to take a moment to discuss the educational expectations and opportunities for all of our students in the coming weeks. Whether your child is in the hybrid model, or a full-time remote learner, they will be following the class schedule during the full school week.

  • Hybrid students will be in-person for two days, and remote for the remaining three.
  • All students will be remote on Wednesdays.
  • All teachers will share and send a schedule for all their learners on Friday. On this schedule it will show the times when remote students should log on for lessons and assignments. There will be a different schedule for Wednesdays, as all students are home, but it will still indicate the times for live lessons and individual work.
  • During the first two weeks, special area teachers will be posting assignments instead of live streaming as we finalize the logistics of this format.
  • We are unsure of when all students will arrive for the first week, therefore some morning meetings may be posted activities instead of live.
  • During the first week, lessons will be focused on community building and social emotional health.

A review of next week:

Monday - No School

Tuesday - Cohort A In-person/Cohort B remote/Full-time remote learners

Wednesday - All Remote

Thursday - Cohort A Remote/Cohort B In-person/Full-time remote learners

Friday - Cohort A Remote/Cohort B In-person/Full-time remote learners

Please continue to be patient with the process. During the first week we will be working out technological bugs as well as any scheduling issues.


If you plan on adding the waiver fee with the application, please attach a check or envelope with cash with students name attached to the form. Checks are preferred.
Below you will find important links to use after receiving your iPad on Thursday.

iPad Distribution

The distribution plan has been sent out. Please make sure to contact the school with any questions or concerns.


The school nurse will be in this week from 8-2 each day. Please reach out to determine a day and time to bring in forms and medications.

Tammy Sylvest - School Nurse


Kindergarten Orientation

We will be holding a virtual kindergarten orientation on Friday, September 4th, from 10:00-10:30 a.m. This will be sent out as a ZOOM link next week. Following orientation will be a virtual kindergarten open house at 10:30 a.m. This invite will be sent via Teams by the classroom teacher next week, and is a great opportunity to make sure your child can link to their class page.

Open House for 1st and 2nd

Our 1st and 2nd grade classes will also have on opportunity for an open house on Friday, September 4th. First grade will be at 11:00 a.m., and second grade at 11:30 a.m. Please look for a Teams invite from your classroom teacher during next week.

ESS Reopening Meeting

Just a reminder that we have our ESS Reopening meeting at 5:00 p.m. on September 2nd.

Below is the survey link if you would like to add questions to be answered during the meeting.


Meeting invitation:

Mark Lord is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: ESS Reopening Update

Time: Sep 2, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 962 9720 6706

Passcode: fBJ2Kh