Welcome Back Colts!

We can't wait to see you!

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Reopening Monday March 22nd!!!

The big day is finally here! We are so excited to welcome some of our Colts back onto campus! As with many things in 2020-2021, things are going to be a little different, but our SECO SPIRIT will be the same!


Our amazing staff has been working tirelessly to prepare to welcome back over 400 Colts on March 22nd. Our first day may not be "normal" but many things will be normal:

~ We will continue to learn

~ We will have fun

~ We will THRIVE


As we smooth out the wrinkles in our procedures, we kindly ask that you:

~ Please be patient

~ Please be positive

~ Please be kind


It has been a year since we had drop off, pick up, and we are adding multiple safety precautions. Almost 100 of our students have NEVER been on our campus. Things may be bumpy and slow for the first few days- please roll with it and keep a positive outlook.


Please make sure you review the LVJUSD Reopening Handbook: https://www.livermoreschools.org/Page/8983


We will send home a procedures video at the end of this week explaining all the procedures and protocols.

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Schedules

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Daily Procedures

Daily Screener: Specific Instructions will be sent to you soon regarding the health screener that MUST be submitted for EACH child prior to arriving on site. You will need to know EACH student's LVJUSD login and password each morning.


Masks: We require all students and adults coming to campus to please wear a mask

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Contact Information

It is very important that we have your most current contact information and at least THREE emergency contacts listed. We must be able to get a hold of you in case of an emergency or if a student is ill and needs to go home. Students will need to get picked up as soon as possible.

Drop Off Procedures

As with all things in 2021, things will look a little different:

  • School gates will be opened at 8:25am.
  • ONLY students and staff are allowed on campus at this time
  • Please avoid campus parking during drop off
  • Upon arrival, students will meet their teacher at the gate and will walk directly to the classrooms.
  • Please do not drop off students prior to 8:15. There is no supervision before 8:15 am.


Entrance & Exit Gates: To maintain social distancing, we must have multiple entrances and exit gates. Gates will be specific to grade levels. Teachers will be waiting at these specific gates.


TK/K: Far left side of the school. Entrance is off of Irene Way, past the parking lot


1st: Gate to the left of the office (if you are facing the school)


2nd-4th: Gates to the blacktop, to the right of the MPR (if you are facing the school)


5th: Gate closest to ESS and to the right of the bike racks


Back Gates: The back gates that lead to Charlotte will be OPEN. Once students enter campus, they will be escorted to their designated line up area.


ESS: Students in ESS will be released on the blacktop to go to their line.They will be guided to class by our staff.


In an effort to maximize social distancing, reduce congregating and increase efficiency of pickup, we have several options available to our families:


1- Bike Riders/ Scooter Riders: Please remind your Colt to ALWAYS walk their bike/scooter when they arrive on campus. They may safely keep their bikes/ scooters in the bike rack in the front of the school


2- Walkers: We HIGHLY encourage our students to walk to school. It promotes health and is great for our environment.


3- Parking Lot: We are trying some new things out in our parking lot during drop off and pick up.


*Families will select the drop off loop based on the YOUNGEST Colt. For example, if you have a first and fourth grader, you will use the lane designated for first grade.


TK/K: We kindly ask that you park your car and walk your students to the TK/K gates.


1st-3rd Grade: Please use the outer loop/ roundabout


4th/5th Grade: Please use the inner loop/ parking lot loop. Students will be dropped off at the cones near the parking stalls that have been taped off.


Please help keep our parking lot safe by following these guidelines:


~ Please pull all the way forward. Please do not park cars in any of the loops.


~ Please have students exit from the passenger side and immediately proceed to their assigned gate while maintaining social distancing.


~ Adults please stay in the car


~ Students will "gel in" as they enter campus


~ If a COLT forgets their mask, they will be provided one at the gate.


~ The parking lot is designated for staff please

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Pick Up Procedures

In an effort to maximize social distancing, reduce congregating and increase efficiency of pickup, we have several options available to our families:



1- Bike Riders/ Scooter Riders: Please remind your Colt to ALWAYS walk their bike/scooter as they are leaving campus.


2- Walkers: We HIGHLY encourage our students to walk to & from school. Please arrange an off campus meeting space to meet your child after school. Big Trees Park is a great place to socially distance and a close meeting spot!


3- Parking Lot: We are trying some new things out in our parking lot during drop off and pick up.


~ Families will select the drop off loop based on the YOUNGEST Colt. For example, if you have a first and fourth grader, you will use the lane designated for first grade.


~ You will receive a dashboard card that has your Colt's name and teachers name. We will distribute these on the first day of school, If you will be picking up your Colt by car on March 22nd then please write your students name and teacher name on a piece of paper that is on your dashboard.


TK/K: We kindly ask that you park your car and walk to the gate to pick up your Colt. Please bring your dashboard card with you and hold them up so we can excuse students to you quickly.


1st-3rd Grade: Please use the outer loop/ roundabout. Once you pass the dumpster, one of our staff members will get your student's information. You will then be directed to a specific cone number to meet your student.


4th/5th Grade: Please use the inner loop/ parking lot loop. Fourth and Fifth graders will come out to the grass area in front of the school. Please move forward to the cones and provide your student's information to the staff member. Your student will be called over for pick up.


ESS: Our TK/K students who go to ESS after school will meet the ESS staff on the blacktop. Our 1st-5th graders will walk from their classes to the ESS building.


Please help keep our parking lot safe by following these guidelines:


~ Please pull all the way forward. Please do not park cars in any of the loops.


~ The parking lot is designated for staff please

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Recess/Water/Snacks

~ All Colts will have a 15 minute recess each day. Please contact your Colt's teacher for specific times.

~ Students must wear their masks during recess.

~ Students will stay with their stable groupings (their class)

~ Students may bring a water bottle and snack

~ Please boldly label all personal water bottles and snack boxes (it is preferable to have disposable snacks)

Grab & Go Lunches

In Person students who have opted in for grab and go meals:


  • Students will receive grab and go meals on campus Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday starting Monday March 22. If you have not already opted in, but would like to, please email childnutrition@lvjusd.org so we can increase our production.


  • Wednesday Meals (aka "Wednesday for Weekends"): These meal kits will provide food for Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. In person students can come to one of the following campuses to pick up a 3- day meal kit each Wednesday from 11:30-12:30 on a first come first serve basis: Junction, Marylin, Rancho, Joe Mitchell, East Ave, Jackson, Arroyo Seco, Christensen, Livermore High School (Cowboy Alley), Granada High School (student parking lot).

Music/ Science Schedule

~ Please be on the lookout for information regarding Music and science schedule changes


~ Some classes and teachers may have changes to their schedules.


~ Schedules coming soon!

Chromebooks (Grades 3-5)

Teachers may request students to bring their school issued Chromebooks back and forth. Please ensure that your child charges their Chromebook fully before coming to school. If your child does NOT use a school issued device, we will provide one for them to use on campus. Please do NOT send home owned devices.
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Patience

Positivity

Kindness

Thank you

Thank you to our fabulous community for supporting us through these difficult times!