SEPTEMBER 2020

BAYVILLE SCHOOL

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Welcome back to a new school year! Whether you have a returning student or a new one, whether you are virtual or hybrid, we are extremely excited to have you at Bayville School!


Although our Newsletters are valuable reads, this one is going to be the most important. We touch on policies and procedures, many of which are new or different from previous years. Thank you for reading this and being a part of the Bayville family. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to another great school year!

Parent Portal

The parent portal will continue to be an essential connection between home and school. Parents have access to their children's report cards, progress reports, teacher's homepage, lunch account, and a variety of pertinent information via the parent portal. Parents can log onto the portal by clicking on www.fridayparentportal.com/berkeley. Having access to the portal allows parents to keep all important school information up to date. Please check your information and make any necessary changes. It is the parents' responsibility to keep this information current.

Berkeley Police Officer

During the 2020-2021 school year, you will continue to see an active Berkeley Township Police Officer on duty daily as school security remains a top priority of all our schools. A huge thank you to the Berkeley Township Police Department for their constant support.

Back to School Night will be held Virtually September 17th!

Please note that this year Back to School Night will be held virtually. More information regarding this will be forthcoming.

Medications In School

All medications, prescribed or over-the-counter, must be brought to the school by a parent in the original labeled bottle or container. All medication need written and signed order from a physician.


Please contact the school nurse, Mrs. Reece, with any questions at (732) 269-1300 (ext. 4005).

Fever Policy-Updated

Please note that a fever is constituted as registering over 100 degrees. Students must be fever free for 72 Hours before returning to school.

Absence Reporting

The Berkeley Township School District has an automated calling system for absences. A phone call will be automatically placed to the home of any student who is absent from school whether the child's absence was called in or not. We do ask that you continue to follow our school's procedure(s) for calling in an absence and continue to send in absence notes and/or doctor notes to assure that the absence is recorded correctly. Attendance will be taken when students are physically in the school building as well as on hybrid days when they are working from home. A 24 hour voicemail absence reporting line may be reached at (732) 269-1300 (press 1).

Transportation Requests

Due to vehicle capacity and safety considerations children are unable to take a bus other than their assigned bus home. Permanent bus changes require filling out a form that allows forty-eight hour notification to the Transportation Office prior to the change. Please note that most buses are running at capacity and will not be able to accommodate extra students on the bus.

Material/Student Item Drop Off

In order to ensure the safety and well-being of our school community, visitors will not be granted access to our building. Should you need to drop off something for your child, please utilize the box that will be placed in the vestibule with your child's name and teacher clearly displayed.

Masks

As per the directive from the Governor, students and staff must wear masks at all times when in the school building. Please send your child to school with extra clean masks daily in case of soiling. Students may remove masks outside during recess if social distancing of six feet or more can occur.

Arrival and Dismissal

Our arrival and dismissal procedures will stay relatively the same for the upcoming school year with a few small changes. All staff, students, and families will be required to wear masks during the entirety of arrival and dismissal in accordance with the guidelines set forth by The Road Back.


Throughout arrival and dismissal, our front parking lot will be inaccessible. Although this is an inconvenience, we do this as a safety measure for our students and staff. We appreciate your understanding.


Only students and staff will be permitted in the school building. If you need to talk to the secretaries, please let one of our staff members know and we will direct you accordingly.


ARRIVAL

During arrival, all buses and vans will be in the front parking lot of the school. We will start bringing the kindergarten and preschool students in at approximately 8:35. The rest of the school will start filtering in at 8:40.


Curbside Drop Off: Parents can drop their children off on Cranmer Road. During this drop off procedure, parents do not get out fo the car, and students are able to walk up to the school by themselves. All preschool and kindergarten students will be escorted to the school.


Parking Drop Off: If you want to walk your child up to the school, please park on Pine Tree Road and use the crosswalk to get to school. There is a crossing guard stationed at this intersection to ensure everyone's safety.


We will have staff members stationed throughout to help direct students to their classrooms. If at any time you or your child has a question, do not be afraid to ask one of us.


DISMISSAL

If you are picking up your preschool or kindergarten student, your child will need to be signed out at the end of every day. If you plan on picking them up daily and do not want them taking the bus to or from school, you can waive transportation entirely (see post below), and notify the main office and the classroom teacher of your plan to pick up every day.


If you want your child to take the bus to school, but you will pick them up at the end of every day, please notify the main office and the classroom teacher. However, you do not need to fill out a transportation waiver.


If your child traditionally takes the bus home, but you need to pick them up from school on a specific day, please notify the main office and the classroom teacher by 12pm.


Preschool and Kindergarten Pick-Up: All preschool and kindergarten students and their siblings will be picked up at Door #5 at the Back of Bayville School.


Grade 1-4 Pick-Up: If you are picking up your student(s) not in preschool or kindergarten, you do so at the front of Bayville School.

Waiving Transportation

If you do not wish for your child to take the bus to or from school, please fill out this transportation waiver. This will let us know that you will pick up your child at the end of every day. If you waive transportation and have a child that is in preschool or kindergarten, you will pick all of your children up in the back of the school by Door #5. If you do not have a child in preschool or kindergarten, you can pull alongside of Cranmer road and your child will walk to your car.

Early Pickup and Late Arrival

Please only utilize early pickup or late arrival in case of emergency.

While the school day is operating on an abbreviated day from 8:40-12:40, please note that in order for a school day to count students need to be present for four hours of instruction. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Special Area Google Classroom

Below are the Special Area Google Classroom Codes. Please add the appropriate classrooms that pertain to your child's grade level.


  • Make sure your child logs into their Google Account
  • Go to Google Classroom
  • Click on the plus sign on the top right-hand corner
  • Click Join class
  • Type in the Google Classroom Code
  • Click Join in the top right-hand corner


Physical Education: Grade K-2: aj47i5f

Physical Education: Grades 3-4: daydpov


Art: Kindergarten: xh4phir

Art: 1st Grade: xdpbbar

Art: 2nd Grade: c4vceio

Art: 3rd Grade: 5aygsml

Art: 4th Grade: qt2pbuq


Music: K-4: keqamma


Library: K-4: ozqr55p

Breakfast & Lunch-Grab and Go

The breakfast & lunch programs will begin on the first day of school. Breakfast can be purchased for $1.75 per day. The cost is $3.00 per day for lunch and there will be no snacks served this year. Breakfast and Lunch will be served in a Grab and Go style and students will be eating their breakfast and lunch at home. Parents wishing for their students to receive breakfast or lunch will need to complete a Google Form according to their Group number. You can find the link by visiting our homepage at btboe.org-parents-foodservices-form.


Payments for lunch can be made in the form of a check made payable to "Bayville School Cafeteria" or by accessing your child's lunch account through the parent portal and making a payment to the account using a credit or debit card.


Any child who received free or reduced lunch or breakfast last year will continue to do so for the first 30 days of September. This year, anyone who is free or reduced will be categorized as free. A new application must be completed each year. If you are pre-qualified through TANF or food stamps, you will be notified by letter and will not need to submit a new application.

If you have any questions regarding either program, please contact Sodexo at 732-269-1302 extension

Important Dates for September


9/8 First day of school for students and teaching staff

9/11 Spirit Day: wear red, white, & blue

9/17 Virtual Back to School Night for parents (a schedule will be forthcoming)

9/21 Spirit Day: Wear gold for childhood cancer awareness

9/22 Virtual BOE Mtg. 7:00