September 4, 2020
What is Friday Notes?
*NEW* daily update
- Thermometers: while we will take your student's temperature upon arrival, we recommend families take their child's temperature before leaving the house. This helps to identify a fever before arriving at school.
- Extra facial coverings: your child should have an extra facial covering with him/her each day. We anticipate facial coverings could become soiled, wet, or lost as we get used to them.
- Water bottle: we will close the drinking fountains, but will keep the refill stations open.
- Hats: with an increase in outdoor learning, a labeled hat will keep your child's head and face protected from the sun.
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PK3, PK4, and K Parking
For the first two weeks of school, K parents and guardians are permitted to park and enter the building after completing a health screening at drop off. These families should park at the front of the soccer fields and enter through the main entrance of the school.
Health Screening Update
Here are the questions we require you to complete with your child(ren) each morning before arriving at school:
- Does your student have an abnormal temperature (100.4° or higher)? The health screening team will take temperatures of everyone before they enter the school; we recommend families take their student's temperature before departing for school.
- Was your student administered fever-reducing medicine this morning (including cough medicine)?
- Does your student feel unwell or have any of the following new or unexplained symptoms that are not due to another condition: cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, chills, recent loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea?
- In the past 14 days, did your student come in close contact with anyone that you know has COVID-19? Close contact is currently understood to be within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes.
- Did your student make any non-essential trips to a yellow or red zone area in the last 14 days as defined by the State of Vermont?
help us keep our school safe and open
- Answer the health screening questions honestly. While keeping your child home for a day or two is inconvenient, it's better than spreading germs and viruses.
- Follow the Vermont guidance that relates to travel and quarantine. Please refrain from large gatherings and non-essential travel out of state to locations that require quarantine upon return. Click here for the latest updates regarding travel.
- Please keep your child home if he/she is not feeling well. In the past, parents may have encouraged their student to "give it a try" with the promise of an early pick-up if the child continues to not feel well. We ask parents to adjust this practice and to keep your student home if he/she is not feeling well.
Have a question about what the school year will look like?
breakfast and lunch update
Here's how to order breakfast, milk, and lunch:
- Log into Family Portal
- Click on the 3 bars in the upper left corner
- Click on Student in the left margin
- Click on Lunch
- Click on Create Web Order at top of page
- Enter the quantity next to each item you want to order (please choose which type of milk your student will want with lunch - pre-k can not choose chocolate and grades 5-8 can order 2 milks)
- Please be sure you are aware of the date you are ordering for and if you have more than one child, you need to order for each of them individually.
- Click on Order Items at the bottom of the page
After School Program
We would like to begin training, however, and will begin the process of identifying volunteer coaches for outdoor soccer. Please email our Athletic Director, Brian Buczek, with questions or to express interest in volunteering: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that all volunteers must complete an Agency of Human Services Background Check, concussion training, and child protection training (called VIRTUS) before working with our students.
September 8 - First Day! Families of students in PK3, PK4, and K, please see teacher communication regarding the unique first week's schedule for our youngest learners.September 14 - Picture Day (forms will be sent home via backpack mail)
September 17 - Fire Drill (weather dependent)
September 24 - Clear the Halls Drill
October 5 - No School