Kindergarten Connection

November 13, 2020

Welcome to Our School!

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From Mrs. Healey

We are looking forward to providing the students at the Kindergarten Academy more face-to-face time. Starting on Monday, November 16th, students will attend school on Monday, Tuesday., Thursday. and Friday. Wednesday will remain a remote learning day. This schedule is true for all weeks except shortened weeks. Please see the schedule below as a reference for the upcoming Thanksgiving break. On November 25th, students will complete the asynchronous activities with no Zoom sessions.

We continue to follow protocols put in place to mitigate risk as outlined in our Phased Reopening Plan as we move to our increased learning days. Fortunately, our new building with its many learning spaces, allows us to maintain social distancing guidelines while still providing high quality, developmentally appropriate learning experiences for our students.

Upcoming Kindergarten Schedule

How can parents and care givers who transport their children help with the efficient arrival and dismissal of students?

  • Please share the arrival and dismissal procedures with anyone who is picking up your child. Often the bumps we have that cause long lines are due to caregivers not knowing these procedures.
  • At arrival, please honor our logo: "Stop, drop and go" to be considerate of other parents who need to drop off at other schools or get to their next destination. Have students ready with their book bags, coats and masks as they exit the vehicle. We will continue to live by our nickname given to us by a former parent, "The KA Pit Crew."
  • The dismissal process starting Monday will be that only parents that need to pick up at other schools should check in from 1:45-2:00. All other parents should check in from 2:00-2:15. We will be monitoring the check-ins for compliance.
  • Last, but not least, please expect delays as we navigate twice as many vehicles coming into the Filbert loop to pick up children. We will adjust as needed to make it as efficient as possible.
  • Thank you in advance for your patience!

How can I be a part of the Parent Advisory Council?

Our Parent Advisory Council will meet on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:30. Please find the Zoom link in the Sapphire email message. There are several committees that still need volunteers. You can find the link to the committees as well as the agenda below. Right now, the focus is on the yearbook, spirit wear and hospitality committees. Please join us to hear more the academic program in the school, an update about the increased face-to-face time and how you can help support our students and teachers.

Mark Your Calendars!

November 16th

  • Increased Face to Face Model Begins

November 17th

  • 6:30 Parent Advisory Council via Zoom

November 19th

  • Children’s Grief Awareness Day (wear blue)

November 24th

  • Pajama Day (In honor of our study of the letters P & J)

November 25th

  • Remote Learning Day

November 25th-30th

  • Thanksgiving Break