Pi Program Newsletter

April 27, 2021

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Increased In-Person Learning for Pi Students!

We are thrilled to be increasing our in-person learning experiences to augment each Pi student's alternative learning experience. Starting the week of May 3rd the following in-person learning opportunity is planned:

Pi Elementary- Mr. Thaddeus is arranging with families a one full day in-person learning option on Wednesdays or Thursdays. The start time will be 8:45 and we will dismiss at 2:20. Mr. Thaddeus will be contacting his elementary families to schedule your one day learning time. If your family has the availability to make Thursday work, please let Mr. Thaddeus know. This flexibility will help us group students in small groups to better facilitate social distancing.

Please let Mr. Thaddeus know if you are interested in having your child participate in our school lunch program. Students will be eating lunch and having recess when they are here at school. Bus transportation can also be arranged with advanced notice. If you have questions about our in-person learning offerings or would like to contact Mr. Thaddeus, please email Thaddeus_Jurczynski@csd49.org.

Pi Middle & High School- Mrs. Jensen & Mr. Berdinner are continuing to offer in-person tutoring sessions for middle & high school students that need extra support with key academic areas. If you have questions regarding the Pi tutoring program or would like to contact Mrs. Jensen or Mr. Berdinner, they can be reached by emailing jamie_jensen@csd49.org or stan_berdinner@csd49.org

Thank you,

The Pi Team - Thaddeus Jurczynski, Jamie Jensen, Stan Berdinner, Julianne Bonnell & Jason Lynch

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Student Arrival Screening (temperature) Station

Drop Off and Pick Up For Pi Students

  • Complete the required health screening for your child using PickUp Patrol before they come to school.

  • Drop off & pick up at the below times to help us reduce congestion during the screening process:

Pi Elementary School Day Starts (Wednesday or Thursday): 8:45

Pi Elementary Private vehicle drop off: 8:40

Pi Elementary School Day ends: 2:20 PM

  • When picking up your child in a private vehicle, please either wait in the yellow car lane or stand near the flagpole. For your child's safety, they should not cross the parking lot alone to meet you. All students need to be accompanied by an adult when walking across the parking lot.

  • Fire lanes need to be kept clear for safety and traffic congestion - Please DO NOT park or stop to drop your child off in the red fire zones. Please use the areas designated with yellow curbs.

Morning Attestation Required & Student Arrival Screenings

Pi will continue using the web application called PickUp Patrol (PUP) to help us better manage our health screening and dismissal process, and it will make it easier for you to make changes to your children’s dismissal plans. An email has been sent to the account we have on file to set up your PickUp Patrol account.

AT-HOME SCREENING: Use your PickUp Patrol app to screen your children each morning before leaving for school. Complete the PickUP Patrol health screening each day before sending your child to school.

The PickUp Patrol app is:

Convenient: Make changes days, weeks, or months in advance.

Reliable: A confirmation email is sent to you each time you submit a plan change.

Safe: Accurate dismissal tracking will help ensure a safe dismissal for all our students.

After School Dismissal Plans:

● PUP is free to parents and is accessed from your smartphone or computer.

● To make a dismissal change, simply log in, select a date, your child, and a plan change option. Then hit submit!

● Changes and absences can be entered months in advance, but submit all same-day changes by 1:30 pm.

● Teachers will be automatically notified of any dismissal changes for the day and will communicate them to your child.

● This program makes it easier for everyone - no papers lost on the bus or backpack, and parents and school staff are notified in one step!

How to Register

  1. Registration Email: An email has been sent with registration instructions to set up your password. Be sure to register right away, because the link will expire soon.
  2. Setup Default Plans: Once logged in, review & set your child’s Default Plan. This is the normal, regular dismissal plan that they follow on a daily basis.
  3. Accessing PUP: The PUP app is not accessed through the app stores. Instead, you’ll simply save a tab on your phone or computer's web browser for easy access.
  4. Make Plan Changes: Once registered, please start using PUP to report all plan changes and absences. If you have any questions, contact us here in the office at cesattendance@csd49.org

Out-of-District Students

If you are a Pi out-of-district student who will be returning for the 21-22 school year, please complete your Choice-In form as soon as possible at the following link: https://eds.ospi.k12.wa.us/ChoiceTransferRequest

We will not be able to re-enroll you for the Fall without this form being submitted and approved by your resident school district. Thank you in advance for your help with this!

School Meals

School lunches will now be eaten at school. Students will eat outside whenever possible and will be 6 feet from one another during meal times. Students will continue to take home a sack breakfast to be eaten the next morning.

Bus Schedules

We are working on bus schedules for the full-day learning model and will be posted on the transportation webpage linked here.

Please note- Due to COVID protocols we are currently not taking any bus passes and students must ride their designated daily bus.

While at school, all students and staff will continue to follow the health and safety guidelines provided by the Department of Health and CDC. These guidelines include:

Face Coverings

All staff and students will wear face coverings while at school. Masks need to cover the nose and mouth, contain multiple layers, be washed or disposed of daily, and must not contain vents or valves. Face covering will only be removed when eating or drinking.

Physical Distancing
At least three feet of physical distance will be maintained between students while in the classroom. In common areas, while eating, and during PE and band, students will maintain six feet of distancing. Adults will maintain six feet of physical distancing with both adults and students.

Wellness Screening
All students and staff will complete a daily wellness screening to answer the questions in Pick UP Patrol and have their temperature taken on-site.

Hand Hygiene
Regular hand washing or sanitizing will happen throughout the day including before and after meals, after using the restroom, and when transitioning between activities.

Cohorts and Contact Tracing Support
Whenever possible we will group students in cohorts, groups that stay together throughout the day.

Enhanced Cleaning
Staff will follow CDC and DOH guidance on cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces and shared spaces.

Stay Home with Symptoms
Staff and students will stay home with symptoms and follow health department guidelines to determine when they can return to school.

Isolation of Anyone with Symptoms
If a student or staff member exhibits any COVID-19 like symptoms at school they will be removed from the classroom and sent home, and areas that the student or staff used during the time they were at school will be cleaned. Each school has a quarantine area for students to wait until they can be picked up.


Upcoming Dates

  • May 28 - Snow Make-up Day (no school)
  • May 31 - Memorial Day (no school)
  • June 11 - Last Day of Pi Classes
  • June 14-18 Final Conferences
  • June 18 - Last Day of School

About The Pi Program

The Pi Program supports experiential learning, community engagement, and active family involvement. Our program utilizes individual strengths, passion, and compassion to foster intellectual curiosity, integrity, and self-initiated lifelong learning. We strive to nurture personal growth and a confident, creative spirit in our students, families, and staff.

School Disclaimer

Chimacum School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights, Title IX, and Section 504 Coordinator: Melinda Miller, 360-302-5886, melinda_miller@csd49.org; PO Box 278, Chimacum, WA 98325-0278.

Chimacum School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact Jason Lynch at (360)302.5855

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