Principal Update

September 2021

Whitney Families,

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The district has recently updated Covid protocols across all schools to ensure the safety of all of our students and staff. All updated Covid protocols can be found at this LINK, also on the district web page.


The YSD safety and Covid team is allowing pictures at schools as long as we follow social distancing and masking protocols. Pictures will take place on Friday, October 1st at Whitney. More information on this to come.


Another update across the district is the cancellation of the reading program to earn FREE fair tickets. We apologize for these late cancellations, this is not a Whitney cancellation but rather a district wide cancellation in an effort to keep all of our students safe.


Covid is hitting our community hard right now. Since the school year began we've had to send students and staff home to quarantine. This has been frustrating to everyone. Even though we have been short staffed most days, we have an amazing staff that is stepping up to meet the demands and needs of our students. If you get a chance please give your childs teacher some props via ParentSquare messaging. The amount of teachers and paras out across the district creates an opportunity for those looking for work. If you know anyone qualified to sub as a teacher or para please have them apply in the YSD employment portal.


Due to the fact that we're sending students home nearly every day to quarantine we would ask that every household have a plan in place for such a possibility. We are sending out resource packets for students/families that have to be on quarantine. It includes info on when students have to quarantine, how to log on, the course code for Google Classroom, and other helpful information. Attached below is the quarantine packet so that you don't have to wait for us to send it to you if your child is quarantined.


Please reach out via telephone (573-1900) or via Let's Talk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.



Sincerely,

Mr. Hunt & Ms. Nalley

Dream Team Principals of Whitney Elementary

ParentSquare

If you don't have ParentSquare yet check out the attachment or video below for more information.
ParentSquare Overview for Parents

After School Pick Up

We (Parents/Staff/Students) have gotten so good at pick up. Our fastest time is now 14 minutes! Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Calendar

Here is a link to the district calendar - LINK.


Just as a reminder every Monday we get out of school at 2:15. Here are other dates to mark on your calendar as they will be here soon:


October 1st - Picture Day

October 8th - No School/ District PD day for certified staff

November 1st - 5th - School Conference Week/ 12:00 early release for students

November 11th - Veteran's Day Observance No School