Prairie Trails

September 12, 2021 Weekend Update

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Good Evening,


We will be starting safety drills this week, and they will be spread out over the next few weeks. As a reminder, the drills that we practice in school are evacuation (i.e. fire drill), hard lock down, bus evacuation, and shelter-in-place (i.e. tornado drill). A new state law requires schools to give parents an opportunity to opt out of the hard lock down drill. If you prefer that your child does not participate, please email me.


Teachers will go over the expectations for each type of drill. We will remind students that it is essential to listen and to follow their teacher directions at all times.


Shield testing has now officially moved to Wednesday. Each week our students are getting better and faster at producing enough saliva to obtain a viable sample to test.


Hope you had a great weekend, and GO BEARS!


Respectfully,

Amy Veytsman

Important Dates:

What's Happening at Prairie Trails:

  • 9/15- Lockdown Drill

  • 9/16- No School

  • 9/17- Evacuation Drill

  • 9/22- Shelter in Place Drill

  • 10/1- Bus Evacuation Drill

  • 10/5- Picture Re-takes

Kindergarten Chromebooks

Chromebooks have just been distributed to your child's teacher. We are in the process of printing QR Codes that will assist your child in simplifying the login process. In the next week or two, your child's teacher will begin sending home the Chromebooks.


The expectations are as follows:


  1. Charge them at home nightly and send them back to school fully charged.
  2. Chromebooks will be expected to be sent to school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  3. Chromebooks are to remain in their carrying cases.


More detailed information will be forthcoming from your child's teacher.

Important Arrival & Dismissal Reminders

Please do not come on foot to meet your child waiting in the car pickup line. Remain in your car and follow the car line procedure, it runs very efficiently and quick. If you would like to walk up and meet you child, please switch to a walker and meet them at Door 13. SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY!!!



MTWF: Outside supervision begins at 8:45 am

Thursday: Outside supervision begins at at 9:35 am


Drop Off


Car Riders: No entry off of Burning Bush

  1. Please enter through the lot off of Kensington

  2. You will pull all the way back following the arrows.

  3. Look for the car supervisors in the yellow vests stationed along the building

  4. Pull up in a single file line to where they tell you to stop.

  5. Do not get out of your car

  6. Have your child unbuckle themselves and get out of the car along the curb

  7. We will have staff walk them to the door to enter the building to get to their homeroom

  8. Children will enter with assistance and look for their classroom using the balloons as a guide.



Walkers:

  1. Parent will escort their child to one of the main front doors (1 or 23) based on their child's homeroom.

  2. Children will enter and look for their classroom using the balloons as a guide.



Bus:

  1. Bus enters the lot off of Burning Bush. (No cars allowed).

  2. Kids will exit bus with supervisor assistance.

  3. Children will enter door 1 or 23 and look for their classroom using the balloons as a guide.



Dismissal


Car Riders: No entry off of Burning Bush

  1. Please enter through the lot off of Kensington

  2. You will pull all the way back following the arrows.

  3. Look for the car supervisors in the yellow vests stationed along the building

  4. Pull up in a single file line to where they tell you to stop.

  5. Make sure your family number is showing on your passenger side visor

  6. Do not get out of your car

  7. We will bring your child out to your car

  8. Have your child get in on the passenger side and buckle up.



Walkers:

  1. Meet you child in the grassy area by Door 13 (on the Kensington side)...please note this is different than arrival

  2. Make sure you have your family number showing

  3. Supervisor will dismiss to parent/guardian



Bus:

  1. Children will line up in the multipurpose room by bus route

  2. Supervisor will check attendance and walk children out to their appropriate bus

  3. Busses leave Prairie Trails and then stop at IG or Euclid to load students

  4. Please be patient, our number on priority is safety!!!

Lunch Menu.....

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IMPORTANT DATES

21-22 Health Requirements

All students must be up-to-date with physical examination and immunization requirements. All completed forms must be turned into the School Health Office. The compliance deadline is October 15, 2021. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c73AEwHUrinL9yYwn05I8EgHCTBM-Wo9P1or155tGkU/edit

LOOKING FOR PART TIME WORK?

WE ARE HIRING

Prairie Trails is looking for lunchroom / playground supervisors for the 21-22 school year.


  • 5 days per week
  • 1.5 hours / day
  • $12.00 per hour
  • Start Now
  • Reach out to Mrs. Veytsman if you have any interest. aveytsman@rtsd26.org