WARRIOR NEWS

HYBRID LEARNING EDITION

HYBRID LEARNING START DATE: FEBRUARY 1, 2021

WELCOME BACK!

We are excited to begin the in-person Hybrid Learning portion of the 2020-2021 school year on February 1, 2021! We are so excited to have you return to EMS! Students, families, and teachers are going to work together to make this a successful experience for all. Nothing has been easy or normal so far this school year, and the Warrior Staff is committed to providing opportunities for students to engage in learning new skills and content, build relationships with the staff and other students, and bring a feeling of “normal” back to the school year. We appreciate all of the hard work our staff, students and families did during full Distance Learning.

WHAT WILL SCHOOL LOOK LIKE?

School Day: 8:50am-2:30pm

Classes: All 6 periods each day you're here!


Health and safety requirements mandate schools maintain six feet of social distancing in classrooms. While the physical size of classrooms varies, the EMS classrooms aren’t large enough to accommodate all students six feet apart. Instead, students will participate in two in-person Hybrid Learning school days and three Distance Learning school days per week. The Distance Learning days will be asynchronous and students will need to access the Google Classroom for each of their classes for assignments and important information from their teachers. Teachers have a Distance Learning Support period built into each day so that students who are Distance Learning will have access to Office Hours for questions and support.

WHAT DAYS DO STUDENTS ATTEND IN-PERSON?

A Group students will attend in-person Hybrid Learning on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • February Schedule for A Group: 2/1, 2/2, 2/8, 2/9, 2/16, 2/22, 2/23


B Group students will attend in-person Hybrid Learning on Thursdays and Fridays.
  • February Schedule for B Group: 2/4, 2/5, 2/11, 2/12, 2/18/, 2/19, 2/25, 2/26


Students are divided into A and B Groupings based upon program, grade, class size, and social distancing capacity of classrooms. Due to that, we are unable to accommodate requests for a change of groupings.

WHEN WILL STUDENTS FIND OUT WHICH GROUP THEY ARE IN?

We will notify students and families of A/B Groupings no later than January 22, 2021 using Skyward Student and Family Access.

WHAT DO STUDENTS DO ON DAYS THEY ARE NOT IN-PERSON?

The three days each week that students are not in-person are for asynchronous Distance Learning. Students will have assignments and projects to complete on these days. Each student will need to access the Google Classroom for each of their classes for assignments and important information from their teachers. Teachers have a Distance Learning Support time built into each day so that students who are Distance Learning will have access to Office Hours for questions and support.

WILL STUDENTS KEEP THE SAME CLASS SCHEDULE AND TEACHERS FOR SEMESTER 2?

New Semester 2 schedules will be released via Skyward Student Access on January 25, 2021. Schedules were adjusted to accommodate staff changes, programs and class sizes.


Student schedules are based upon student need, program availability and social distancing capacity of classrooms. Due to that, we are unable to accommodate requests for schedule changes.


If you have questions about your schedule, please contact Mrs. Parks at a.parks@eatonville.wednet.edu.

WHAT DO STUDENTS BRING TO SCHOOL WITH THEM?

  • STUDENTS NEED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH THEM TO SCHOOL ON THEIR ASSIGNED HYBRID DAYS:

    • District Issued Chromebook and Charger

      • If you still have not checked out a Chromebook, please contact the Office. We cannot troubleshoot personal devices or guarantee they will be able to connect with our WiFi.

      • Protective sleeves and covers are allowed.

      • If you have lost your charger, please contact the Office for replacement instructions.

      • PLEASE MAKE SURE THESE ARE PLUGGED IN EACH NIGHT!

    • Headphones (wired, earbud style or other)

    • Stylus (1 has been/will be checked out to each student.)

    • Athletic shoes (for PE if you wear non-athletic shoes to school)

    • Backpack or Bookbag

      • Per COVID-19 restrictions, hallway lockers and Locker Rooms will not be used.

    • Water Bottle

      • Per COVID-19 restrictions, drinking fountains have been turned off. The water bottle filling station and classroom sinks are still in use.

    • Math 8 & Algebra Only: Graph paper

    • Pens & Pencils for personal use (Students may not share supplies.)

    • College-ruled notebook paper &/or Spiral Notebook

    • SpringBoard Textbook (all grades)

    • Optional: Silent reading book, extra mask(s), hand sanitizer for personal use, case/cover for Chromebook


    STUDENTS NEED TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING AT HOME:

    • Extra of any supplies listed above

    • A variety of art supplies-colored pencils, glue sticks, crayons, markers, scissors, etc.

WHAT SHOULD STUDENTS LEAVE AT HOME?

  • Anything that will be a distraction to you or others (ex. speakers, toys, blankets, etc.)
  • Electronic devices (tablets, etc.) that are not necessary for your schoolwork

FACE COVERINGS

  • Students are required to wear a face mask, covering both the nose and mouth on buses and on school district property at all times. Students are responsible for supplying their own face coverings (face masks will be available to those in need).

  • Gaiters are an acceptable face cover as long as they are two layers thick. Single layered gators can be folded over to accomplish this. They may only be worn if they provide two layers of cloth, cover both the mouth and the nose and must be worn appropriately.

  • Alternatives to face masks are only an option in rare situations. These include students with disabilities, students under the age of 5, or students with medical conditions which prevent the use of masks. Medical verification will be required and questions should be directed to the student’s principal or the Student Services Department.

  • Please refer to the Washington State Department of Health Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings and CDC Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings for more information.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Social distancing guidelines will be strictly followed while students are on campus.
  • Students must remain 6 feet apart from each other and from staff at all times.

UPDATED CONTACT INFORMATION

Please make sure that our Office has any updates to your contact information for the ease of contract tracing, notification of symptoms, etc.

ENHANCED HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES

LOCKERS/LOCKER ROOM:

  • Per COVID-19 recommendations, students will not be using hallway lockers or the locker rooms. Students will need to carry their materials and Chromebooks with them from class to class

PASSING TIMES:

  • Students will be passing from class to class on the outside of the building and will enter and exit through the exterior doors of classrooms. Because of this, we recommend that students dress in layers or have a coat/sweatshirt with them for cold and/or wet days.

DRINKING FOUNTAINS:

  • Per COVID-19 recommendations, our drinking fountains are turned off. The water bottle filling station will be availble for student use along with classroom sinks and the water machine in the Commons. We recommend that students bring a refillable water bottle with them to school

CLEANING & DISINFECTION:

  • Custodial staff will conduct additional disinfecting and cleaning, utilizing Environmental Protection Agency certified disinfectants and ensure disinfection of frequently touched surfaces, such as door handles and restroom facilities.

  • Classrooms, offices, and restrooms will be cleaned throughout the day and as needed.

  • In addition to cleaning by the custodial staff, students will be provided with safe-to-use disinfecting wipes to allow them to wipe down their desk and chair prior to use each class period.

STUDENT HEALTH SCREENING

Parents are expected to screen their students daily prior to sending them to school or on school transportation. The following are not permitted on district transportation or in school district buildings.


1. Students displaying ANY COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • Fever over 100.4
  • Cough
  • Loss of taste or smell,
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion/Runny nose
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Diarrhea


2. Students with a known COVID-19 exposure within the previous 2 weeks.


Here is a handy COVID-19 Daily Symptom Checklist to keep at home.

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STUDENT ENTRY PROCEDURES

  • Students are not allowed on campus prior to 8:45am.
  • Every student will be screened daily by ESD staff for symptoms of COVID-19, including a no- contact temperature check prior to entering.
  • Staff will utilize a touchless thermometer and ask the following questions during the screening process:

1. Do you have any symptoms today (cough, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat. fever, diarrhea/vomiting, loss of taste or smell)?


2. Have you been around anyone that has been diagnosed with Covid 19 in the last two weeks?


  • Any student that is identified as having symptoms will be moved to an Isolation Room and a parent/guardian will be required to pick the student up immediately. Students will not be transported home via district transportation if they are symptomatic.

EXPOSURE PROTOCOLS

  • Families will be expected to immediately report suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 to school staff.

  • Contact tracing will be conducted for close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of a confirmed case of Covid-19 for at least 15 minutes) of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients under the direction of state and local public health officials.

  • Families will be informed via standard district communication channels if a student was exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19. Notification of possible exposure will take place as soon as possible.

  • All identified contacts should self-quarantine at home for 14 days from their last exposure (i.e., close encounter with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case).

  • Testing should be considered for all close contacts of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients.

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WHAT IF MY STUDENT IS TESTED FOR COVID-19 OR DEVELOPS SYMPTOMS?

Per Washington State Department of Health:


IF THERE IS A KNOWN EXPOSURE TO COVID-19: stay home for a minimum of 14 days from last date of exposure.

IF PCR TESTING FOR COVID-19 IS POSITIVE: stay home for a minimum of 10 days from symptom onset and 24 hours after fever and symptoms have resolved (without the use of fever reducing medications).

IF PCR TESTING FOR COVID-19 IS NEGATIVE AND NO KNOWN EXPOSURES TO COVID-19: stay home for 24 hours after fever and symptoms have resolved (without the use of fever reducing medications).

IF PCR TESTING FOR COVID-19 IS NOT PERFORMED: stay home for at least 10 days from symptom onset and 24 hours after fever has resolved (without the use of fever reducing medications).

VISITORS & VOLUNTEERS

We are not able to allow any visitors or volunteers this year. Please contact the Office if you have questions or inquiries in place of entering the building.


Mrs. Jensen: p.jensen@eatonville.wednet.edu (360) 879-1400-Registration, Student Records, ASB, In-Touch payment/fines

Mrs. Fuhrman: t.fuhrman@eatonville.wednet.edu (360) 879-1400-Attendance, Athletics, Skyward

Mrs. Parks: a.parks@eatonville.wednet.edu (360 879-1400-School Social Worker

LATE ARRIVAL/EARLY PICKUP

  • LATE ARRIVAL: Students who are late to school will need to come through the front door of the school and stop at the office to check in for the Health Screening. Parents should stay in their vehicle, call the office to notify us (360-879-1400) before sending their child into the building.
  • EARLY PICKUP: Parents/Guardians who need to pick up a student before the end of the school day, must remain in their vehicle. Please call the office (360-879-1400) to let us know and we will send your child out to meet you.

BREAKFAST, LUNCH & FOOD SERVICE:

  • Through the end of the school year, all students will be offered a free breakfast and a free lunch every school day. When students are released from the bus or vehicle at 8:45am students may pick up their breakfast outside the Kitchen and take it to 1st period.
  • Students may bring their own lunch if they choose.
  • Our microwaves in the Commons have been removed per COVID -19 recommendations.
  • Tuesday, January 19th will be the last day we will have weekly Grab and Go meal bundles. Starting Monday, January 25th we will convert to offering a daily Grab and Go lunch and breakfast from 12:00-1:00pm at all five schools.

TRANSPORTATION

  • To learn of your student's pick up and drop off bus time please register on Traversa Ride 360 today. Register today on the website: click here. Once you've registered on the site you may download the app.

  • Never Miss the Bus Again! Traversa Ride 360™ is a mobile app for Apple® and Android® devices.

  • You can expect to receive direct messages regarding changes, delays and notifications specific to your student's route and stop. You may also directly message the Eatonville School District Transportation Office.

  • Please use the Ride 360 website or app to notify the Transportation Office that your child will be riding the bus so they are not missed for a pickup.

  • Please contact the Eatonville School District Transportation Office at 360-879-1900 with any questions.

WHAT IF I DON'T WANT MY CHILD TO COME TO SCHOOL FOR HYBRID LEARNING?

Families who don’t want to send children to school in person may enroll them in the Eatonville Online Academy (EOA). Please complete the Transfer Request form and return it to k.peterson@eatonville.wednet.edu to initiate this process.

QUESTIONS?

  • Please contact our Office if you have questions at (360) 879-1400.

  • Refer to the Eatonville School District School Reopening Plan - Fall 2020 located on our district website for more information.

Contact Us

Eatonville School District #404 does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, 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. This holds true for all district employment and opportunities. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX/Chapter 28A.640 RCW Officer and Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Cristin Blaskowitz, Special Services, 200 Lynch St. W., Eatonville, WA 98328 (360) 879-1800.