The Sterling Jaguar Journal

November 30, 2020

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Principal's Message

Sterling families,

We have enjoyed having our youngest students back in the building since October and look forward to our next group of students joining us. Welcoming both our preschool program students as well as our kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students was a smooth and successful transition. Students in grades 3-5 whose families selected the hybrid model of instruction will return to the school building tomorrow, December 1, as I shared in earlier messages. Your child's teacher reached out with the days your student will attend each week. The remainder of the school days will entail a morning meeting followed by 60-90 minutes of asynchronous work completed by the child without face-to-face instruction from the teacher.

Breakfast and lunch will be available at no charge to all of our students at Sterling Elementary.

Due to health and safety precautions, we need all of our students' families to complete the Health Questionnaire each morning your child is scheduled to attend prior to sending your child to school. Please keep your child at home if you answered “yes” to any of the questions on the questionnaire. Due to COVID-19, your child will need to wear a mask when attending school and will not be allowed to share school supplies and materials. We will adhere to the CDC guidelines with six feet of physical distancing as well.

Please provide the following for in-person learning:

  • Backpack
  • Extra mask (in backpack)
  • Chromebook
  • Lunch (optional)
  • Water Bottle (optional)

If you are in need of a backpack and/or mask, please let us know so we can supply one for you.

School Hours: 7:50 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

Transportation: provided for bus riders

Walkers: crossing guard available

Breakfast/Lunch: provided at no charge

We are looking forward to seeing your child in person beginning Tuesday, December 1, or Wednesday, December 2, depending on their assigned day. Should you have questions, please contact us here at the school: 571-434-4580.


Jennifer Short, Principal

Informational Videos to Aid in Transitioning Back Into the School Building

Below are videos that will assist students and their families in learning more about the new procedures being implemented this school year at Sterling Elementary. Teachers have been using these as instructional tools for students. These procedures are important to student and staff health and safety. Please take some time together as a family to watch these prior to students joining us.

Symptom Checker


Front Entrance Arrival

Side Entrance Arrival







PBIS Student Matrix

Students will wear their mask at all times unless indicated by a teacher during a 'mask break.'
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