North Elementary Re-entry Plan
A Message from the Principal
We are finally going to be able to work with your children in person. I appreciate the patience you have shown as we have worked together to do the best we can to make whatever learning environment work. You can look at the district plan by following this ink: District Reentry Plan
Due to COVID 19, the changes that affect students at Stepping Stones Preschool are:
- In person learning begins Oct. 19
- Your child will attend school in person on either Monday and Tuesday, or Thursday and Friday. (Teachers should have communicated with you about the days your child will attend.
- Your child will have remote at home learning via the Chromebook and family based activities on Wednesday, and either Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday.
- All students will have their temperature checked prior to riding the bus or upon entering the school building.
- All students must wear a mask: if there is a medical concern that inhibits student from wearing a mask contact the health office to discuss further.
- Parents and visitors will not be allowed in the buildings.
- All awards and ceremonies will be virtual.
- Ensure that the school has updated contact information for you.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child's teacher, or the school at 575-812-5400.
We are so excited to begin in person learning!
Mrs. Sandra Johnson
Parking Lot Procedures
•All staff is on duty by 7:30
•Educational assistants & additional support staff will man entry points, kiosks and hallways
•Floor markers will support social distancing
•Teachers will monitor classrooms
•Breakfast will be served in classrooms 7:40-8:00
•Bus riders arriving early will wait, socially distanced, outside the building at the North end of the playground until 7:30, then will be walked to the classrooms.
- Classes will exit one at a time.
- Staff will be assigned to assist students in getting to each dismissal area; bus, vans
- Teachers will wait with students on the playground in designated locations for parent pick up
Late Arrival/Early Pick-up
Moving in the Building
•Students will stay with their class throughout the day
•Lunches will be served in the classroom or in an outdoor space (one class per area)
• As classes move to recess only one class may be in the hall at the same time.
•Restroom breaks will be scheduled by class in 15 minute blocks. Students will be allowed to use the restroom if needed outside of scheduled times.
•Recess will be scheduled by grade level & each class will have one section of the playground to use.
Pre-screening for Symptoms
Parents, please screen your children for symptoms prior to the school day. If they are sick, please keep them home. Attendance guidelines are flexible this year. Please look for the following symptoms and keep students home that display any of the following:
Fever at or above 100 degrees
Congestion or runny nose
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Nausea and vomiting
Headache, muscle pain or fatigue
New loss of taste or smell
If you thy are in close contact with any symptomatic person within the last two weeks
Parents will need to make appointments to turn in medication at the school. You can do that --y calling and asking for the nurse, 575-812-5404.
There will be two areas in our clinic, one for well children and one for sick or symptomatic children.
If a child is symptomatic, the teacher must call the nurse, the nurse will come to the student, the student will not be sent to the nurse’s office.
Both the nurse and the student must have their masks on for all check-ups.
If a student has a temperature of 100 or more or symptoms such as those listed in the pre-screen section, the student will be sent home.
If a child verbalizes or shows signs of not feeling well, has injury, or other health concern, the teacher will contact the nurse. The nurse will either come to evaluate the student or will direct the teacher of where and when to send the student to the health office or isolation room.
It is important for families to have established contacts who are able to pick up students within 30 minutes during the school day.
Children that are determined to go home will stay in the sick area of the clinic until they are picked up.
Other major injuries or illnesses will be addressed by the nurse. (Examples: Illnesses that occur at school, injuries that occur at school, emergency response, immunization compliance, and communicable disease assessment)
Children that meet criteria to go home will stay in the isolation room until they are picked up.
Teachers will be provided with a bag of bandages, tooth carriers, etc. Students with minor scrapes, clothing issues, restroom visits, minor headaches lasting less than 20 minutes, minor stomach ache/nausea splinters, paper cuts, picked scabs, or loose/lost teeth will not go to the clinic.
Medication will be administered through the clinic.
With safety being our first priority, visitors are prohibited from entering the building this year due to COVID 19. Parents and others will not be able to eat lunch with students or volunteer in classrooms. Field trips and guest speakers are cancelled this year. All celebrations will be virtual.
When dropping off a student after 8:00, contact the front office at 575-812-5401.
Only the child will enter the building. To pick up a child, parents will need ID to show at the door for verification. Students will then be released to the parent. Please call ahead if/when you will need to pick up your child before dismissal.
Breakfast and Lunch
•Cohort A will receive live ELA/math instruction M/T
•Cohort B will receive live ELA/math instruction Th/F
•Students will receive instruction via pre-recorded lessons, Google classroom assignments and programs which may include Istation, MobyMax, RazKids, Lyrics2Learn, HeidiSongs, Storyworks, etc. during their three virtual days each week.
•Some students may receive intervention on Wednesdays and in the afternoon on their virtual days if possible via Google Meet.