Sand Pine Spotlight
Keeping our Crane families in the know!
2021-2022 School Year, Volume 1
In this newsletter, we will focus on everything you need to know for the beginning of the school year. We can't wait to get this school year started because....
WE ARE BUILDING A BRIGHTER FUTURE!
Revised School Hours
If you arrive after 8:40 am, please park and escort your child into the office to be signed in properly. If you need to check your child out early or change their mode of transportation, the latest you may do so is 2:15 pm.
Food and Nutrition information
Due to federal funding, all breakfast and lunch will be free to students this year.
If you would like your child to have money in their meal account for "extras" like cookies and chips, school meal accounts can be funded through the MySchoolBucks meal payment service at this time. Just visit MySchoolBucks.com. You can also view meal history and set spending limits through this service. You also have the option of paying directly in the cafeteria with cash, check, credit or debit. Contactless pay will be available at registers where credit cards are accepted. Students can use contactless cards, or Google Wallet, Android Pay and Apple Pay from their phones.
The free and reduced-price meal application for the upcoming school year is now available at www.PascoSchoolMeals.com. Only one application is needed per household. If already received a Direct Certification letter, you do not need to complete an application. We encourage all of our SPES families to fill out this application if you think you may qualify.
Please contact Food and Nutrition Services with any questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 813-794-2522.
Health and Wellness
Daily student screener
We also have been asked by the district to limit large gatherings. At this time, in accordance with district policy, we are unable to have lunch visitors. The district is monitoring and revisiting policies on a monthly basis, and we will notify families if anything changes.
Students exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be brought to the office and separated from others to limit possible exposure. Parents will be contacted.
Lunch - Lunch times for each grade have been staggered to allow to distancing and cleaning. Lunch tables will be spaced out and facing all the same direction so that students will not be facing each other while eating. Student seating will also be physically distanced on the benches to the greatest extent possible. Students will scan bar codes at the register instead of typing their student number on the keypad.
Cleaning and sanitizing
- The playground equipment will be cleaned daily.
- Areas that are touched often such as light switches, door handles, etc. will be sanitized multiple times throughout the day.
- Desks, tables, walls, doors, and cabinets will be cleaned daily.
- Drinking fountains will be disinfected and polished during the day.
- In addition to fully mopping, classroom floors will be deep scrubbed weekly.