The Viking View - Families
From the desk of Principal Williams
This week we will be celebrating Dia de Los Ninos on Tuesday for the A Group and Friday for the B group. There will be special activities at recess to celebrate our students. A lot of countries have a holiday for celebrating children, including Japan, Bolivia, Brazil, Egypt, and many more. In fact, Japan has two days: one for girls and one for boys! But each country observes the holiday in their own way and usually on a different day.
Below are some pictures that we would like to share with you so you can "see" all of the amazing things our teachers and students are working on at Steele Lane. We know it is a challenge that families are not allowed on campus and we look forward to sharing again with you in person.
With much gratitude,
Be patient, and drive safe
- Do not arrive early and park on the curb. We need to allow our buses access to the curb.
- Do not double park blocking a lane of traffic, pull forward and next to the curb, if no space is available please circle around the block and try again.
- Slow down, the speed limit in front of our school during school hours is 25mph
- Do not make a left-hand turn into the Annex.
- Do not make a U-turn in front of the school.
- Be patient, pick up is only taking 10 to 15 minutes each day.
Daily Health Screener in Parent Square
Parent Square can also be accessed on a computer/Chromebook. Here is the link: https://www.parentsquare.com/signin
This step is required each in-person day for your students and you cannot send students without completing this!
We have made many phone calls supporting families call us if you need help!
Attendance & Absence Reminders
- Attendance for students is required daily. This is for both in-person learning and online learning.
- We are seeing a huge number of absences on days where students are not in person with their teacher. Please make sure your student interacts with their teacher every single day and completes work online if they are learning from home. This is part of the daily attendance that the teachers are taking.
- Anytime your student is going to be absent - either in person or online - please give us a call. This is so we can clearly document the reason for the absence. It also helps us so that we do not call you about absences later on in the day.
- Remember that even if a student may be absent for a portion of the day, they can still complete work.
- Please try to limit scheduling family events, appointments, errands, or other tasks during school hours - 8AM-12:20PM Monday-Friday
All families who have opted in for Hybrid (In Person) Learning should have read & understood the protocol and procedures related to students who display symptoms.
- Click here to review the COVID Handbook (English).
- Click here to review the COVID Handbook (Spanish).
Within this Handbook, it states that any student who shows symptoms or tells their teacher that they have symptoms will be isolated. This is standard protocol from Santa Rosa City Schools and Public Health as it is very important that we follow these guidelines to keep our entire school site safe.
Any time a student has symptoms on the symptom list above, they will need to do one of the following before returning to school. Again, this is all part of our district-wide policy and it is outlined in the COVID Handbook.
- get a negative COVID-19 test
- have a clearance to return to school from a Doctor - clearly stating that symptoms are not due to COVID
- wait out the 10 day isolation period