Week of October 22, 2018
Montrose News from the Principal's Office
Parking Lot: Thanks!
If you are arriving or departing close to student movement in either lot, please park on the street so as not to put any children or unsuspecting adults in danger.
Again, thank you!
Bathroom Changes - effective 10/23
These adjustments will allow our students additional bathroom spaces to utilize if their class bathroom is in use, they're at recess, or they are in therapy sessions away from their classroom.
The restrooms at the very top of the stairs nearest the elevator, to the right of the main entrance, and outside the Nurse's Office will remain unisex restrooms for adults. The "Men's Bathroom" on the first floor across from 104 can be used by adults, but the lock on the stall door is broken. A work order will be put in on Monday.
School Bus Safety
When putting children on buses, please walk them towards the buses only after the vehicles have come to a complete stop and have turned their engines off.
School Hours - Beginning 11/5
- SOMSD Staff hours: 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM (Tuesdays 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM)
- Delta-T Staff hours: 8:15 - 3:15 PM (breaks may not be taken 8:15 - 8:30)
- Student hours 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
- Student 1/2 day: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Keeping Montrose Healthy
I continue to encourage frequent handwashing for all staff and students.
Proper handwashing practices are shown in this video.
In addition to modeling and teaching proper handwashing, please spray the provided disinfectant provided on frequently used soft and hard and surfaces and toys. The disinfectant should not be wiped off (I've learned that wiping it actually diminishes its disinfectant effectiveness). After 1 minute, VOILA!! the mixture has done its job! Note that this is not "cleaning", and will not take the place of any custodial responsibilities. It is an added layer of protection between cleanings.
As the fall cold and flu season continues, I will be requesting learning spaces, offices, and common areas be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. I have already requested that a few hand sanitizers be installed around the building so our visitors understand the importance of our healthy habits and vulnerable population. Although safe and approved, students are not to use the sanitizers. Handwashing is still the healthiest habit we can instill.