Welcome Back Bears!
A few updates regarding the 2021 2022 School Year
We are so excited to see you!
Kindergarten Stagger Start
We have decided to stagger start our Kindergarten class to allow for an easier transition into our school (for students and families). Kindergarten families will be coming to school on Sept 2 for a tour and some information. Students will arrive in two groups on Sept 7th and 9th. All Kindergarten students will come together on Sept 13th. As with every year, we are so excited to welcome our new Bears to the Bears family.
We ask that families and staff use the screening tool each morning with their child.
Arriving at School
Students should be dropped off and picked up at the drop-off area in our large parking lot (please try to avoid dropping off on the street). Our front parking loop is closed in the morning, at recesses, and at the end of the day to ensure the safety of all our students. We would ask that no one uses the parking loop at these times. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Upon arrival, students will drop off their backpacks in a designated area and are welcome to go and play. There are no specific zones this year. At 8:50 our warning bell will ring. Students are asked to line up at their designated area and will be instructed by the supervising teacher as to when they can go inside. This allows for a controlled flow of students and helps to avoid issues (COVID-related and non).
Grades 7-12 students are welcome to come into the school and, after dropping off their belongings, return to the foyer for socializing. For now, we are asking that they will sit at their designated tables (by grade).
Recess and Noon Hour
Students will not be restricted to specific zones on the playground, but as always, physical distancing when possible is recommended.
Students will be grouped as K-3 and 4-6 for noon hours allowing them to play with friends from other grades if they choose.
K-3 students will eat their lunch from 12:10-12:30 and then go outside from 12:30-12:55.
4-6 will go outside from 12:10 - 12:30 and then eat lunch from 12:30-12:55.
High School (7-12) students will eat in their classroom until 12:30. Classrooms will then be closed and students can go outside, to the gym, or into the foyer for the remainder of the noon hour. At 12:50 the warning bell will ring, at that time they can go to their period 4 class. This allows students to eat safely and allows for the most efficient supervision.
As always, our families are welcome to come and see what we do every day. We ask that, as always, you stop at the office and let us you are there. For now, we ask that visitors strongly consider wearing a mask for their protection and the protection of our staff and students.