Raider Report Parent Newsletter
August 3, 2020
From the Principal's Desk
Hello Raider Families,
We hope that everyone is safe and doing well during these unusual times. As we look forward to the opening of the current school year (Monday, August 24, 2020), we know that you have many questions, as information is fluid and for some topics, being updated frequently.
In an effort to improve our communication with parents and our community, we are very excited to announce that we have created a “Raider Report” parent newsletter.The purpose and design of our Raider Report is to provide a central location to share timely information and announcements, key upcoming dates, and important links, to assist you in navigating through many issues related to the start of the school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource will be in addition to information that is included on our school Facebook and webpages.
The Raider Report will be a monthly newsletter on or about the first of the month. However, due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the start of this school year, we will be publishing the newsletter every two weeks during quarter one on or about the following dates:
We hope that you find this newsletter helpful and informative.
Crews Lake Middle School
1. All middle school parents need to create a parent portal for myStudent. This allows you to monitor your child's grade book, behavior and access the report cards.
This is vitally important as registration is online this year.
2. Due to the pandemic, all visitors must set appointments to come on campus. Please email email the person you need to see or call the front office to set an appointment. (727) 246-1600
3. Until further notice, parents or visitors cannot eat lunch with students.
4. To the extent possible parent meetings will be held virtually. When meetings are held face-to-face them social distancing and face covering guidelines will be observed.
5. Please make sure we have an email address on file for you. This will help us reach you with future Raider Reports.
Some key points are outlined below. You are encouraged to read the full-version attached.
All staff, parents, visitors and students are expected to wear face covering on campus and/or attending school sponsored events. Athletes are encouraged but not required to wear face covering during practice or play.
- The face covering should be put on upon arrival at any school or District building before exiting your vehicle in the parking lot. Face coverings must be worn on the bus.
- The face covering must remain in place while inside all buildings, including as you walk into the school or district building, when working in or walking through common areas such as hallways, stairways, and elevators, and whenever you are in any room, including classrooms, or enclosed area where people are present.
- Face covering may be removed outdoors where social distances of 6 feet is possible, when in a room alone with the door closed, and at the end of the day after exiting the building. Those students taking a bus must keep the mask in place until they have exited the bus.
- Since eating and drinking with a face covering in place is not possible, it can be removed during meal or snack times. Social distancing of at least 6 feet is still recommended during these times.
- Schools will create “mask break” opportunities for students where appropriate.
Additionally, the order outline steps taken if students engage in any of the following behaviors:
- Refusing to follow social distancing guidelines
- Refusing to wear a face covering or wearing it improperly
- Interfering with another person's ability to wear a face covering
- Failing to keep the face covering on one's person by putting it on tables, desks, etc.
- Sharing face coverings
- Intentionally engaging in behaviors that could spread COVID-19
- Spitting on campus
- Sharing writing utensils, eating utensils, drinks, snacks, or food in such a way that could lead to an increased risk of exposure to COVID-19.
- Engaging in displays of affection such as hugging, kissing, and otherwise being in close proximity that is not consistent with social distancing
- Being present on campus with symptoms such as an elevated temperature, fever, coughing, sneezing, or flu-like symptoms
Students engaged in any of these behaviors will receive with following actions:
- At least one, but no more than three, verbal warnings or reminders to the student by staff
- After the above warnings or reminders have been provided, then there must be an in-person, telephonic, or virtual conference with both the student and the parent/guardian(s) simultaneously
- During the conference with the student and parent/guardian(s), there will be a required viewing of a CDC video as well as review of the CDC guidance
- During the conference, the parent/guardian(s) will be notified that continued noncompliance with the emergency rule may result in the student being removed from the brick and mortar school, and being educated utilizing one of the virtual or distance learning opportunities made available by the School Board
Look for more information regarding try outs and participation forms on our next Raider Report, Facebook, and website during the week of August 17th.
The online registration will take place on August 19th. This information will NOT be available before August 19th.