Bluejay Bulletin

August 15th Newsletter

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Bryan Families,


We had a great week at Bryan Elementary! It was fun having students back in our classrooms and working with our teachers. For those who are attending in person, last week provided a great opportunity to get to know your children as well as practice our new safety procedures in smaller groups. For our remote families, we appreciated preparing the students that were able to attend Friday and the families who picked up the needed student materials on Friday.


There are quite a few updates for families in this newsletter. If you have questions, please let us know so we can help.


Best,

Jimmy Feeney III

Principal


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Daily Schedule

Starting Monday, August 17th, all in person learners will follow our normal daily schedule each day. Our remote learners will Zoom into classes at the specified reading, writing and math instruction times each day. Our daily schedule is:


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

  • K-5th grade - 8:30AM-3:45PM

  • Preschool - 8:30AM-3:30PM

Wednesday

  • K-5th grade - 8:30AM-2:15PM

  • Preschool - 8:45AM-2:00PM

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COVID Procedures

We have developed new procedures to help us navigate the pandemic as safely as possible at Bryan Elementary. Students did a wonderful job listening, showing patience, and making efforts to follow these procedures last week. For all of our students, these procedures are new and sometimes difficult, but they give us an opportunity to educate children and maintain a safe environment. I have included our Return to School Info for Families document again. I would like to point out that we will be eating in the cafeteria with Preschool, Kindergarten and 4th grade, while 1st, 2nd 3rd and 5th will be in their classroom. I have also included the Douglas County Health Department Recommendations for Response to a Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in a School Setting. This is the document we will follow if we have a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Bryan Elementary. We are doing our best to space students by 6 feet when possible, but 6 feet is not possible at all times during the day. Millard Public Schools is maintaining a COVID-19 Information webpage that has more information for families as well.

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Arrival & Dismissal

Our arrival and dismissal procedures have changed to manage the flow of students entering and exiting our building. Each grade level is assigned to a door to enter and exit through. I have attached a map to help show these locations. We will also stagger dismissal to aid in social distancing:

  • PreSchool releases at 3:30

  • Siblings, KidsNet, Bus, Walkers - Siblings will be asked to meet at the youngest student’s classroom

  • Kindergarten, 1st grade

  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grade


Grade Level Door/Locations


  • Preschool - Classroom doors
  • Kindergarten - Recess doors (Door 7)
  • 1st & 2nd Grade - Front doors (Door 1)
  • 3rd Grade - North doors (Door 15)
  • 4th Grade - Classroom door or Hallway door
  • 5th Grade - Classroom door or Hallway door
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iPad

For our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students, you had the opportunity to select Cooperative Loss. If you did select this option, there is a $15 fee. Please know that the Cooperative Loss Agreement does not cover student iPad’s until this fee is paid. The $15 (cash or check to Bryan Elementary) can be turned into the office anytime.


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Breakfast & Lunch

Lunch money and milk money for in person learners can be submitted to the office at any time. If a student chooses to bring a lunch, please consider sending items the student can open independently.


For students who are remote learning at home breakfast and lunch meals will be available for purchase according to the individual student’s eligibility (Free, Reduced, Paid). The order form will be made available on each Saturday for the upcoming week. Orders may be submitted in advance of the date of pickup however, the meals may only be picked up on the applicable day of service. The remote meals menu will align with the in-school menu for each grade level.


Meals will be distributed curbside pick-up from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm daily. Due to USDA menu guidelines student meals must be picked up from the student’s applicable grade level building. Meals may be picked up from the designated location between 11:00 am - 12:00 pm daily. Meals will be distributed via curbside which allows for social distance between the public and kitchen staff.


Families can submit an order by 9:00 am the day of service to receive a breakfast and/or lunch. An individual submission must be submitted for each student requesting a meal. If you have any questions please call 402-715-1440. If anyone has any questions or doesn't have access to the internet, they can call Caitlyn Shaw at 402-715-8476 for assistance.


The website for the google doc submissions is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yYYg3aZ3xZ6Tkv0lWACB23xfYtCOuGwNRTDscHOcfFs/edit?usp=sharing


Here are the websites for the Free & Reduced applications if they haven't already applied:

English: https://mealapps.mpsomaha.org/lfserver/EFORM

Spanish: https://mealapps.mpsomaha.org/lfserver/MPS_FRAAPP_SPA

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