Grewenow Gazette

Vol 4.1

Return 2020 is Underway


Grewenow. We are Great; we are Growing!

General Information

About this edition

Thank you to all families who completed their Return 2020 Choice Survey. We will have strong numbers of both virtual and in-person learners to start the year.


This Gazette issue contains 3 sections.


  • General Information for ALL families
  • In-Person Learning Information
  • Virtual Learning Information

New Main Office

Families, due to recent construction we now have a new school entrance which is located at Door 1, next to the new sidewalk from the parking lot.

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Virtual open house

Open House will be virtual this year and held on Thursday, September 10 from 5:00 - 6:30PM. Your child's teacher will email you a link to join them for live virtual meet and greet session. Check your email to watch for details.

Attendance

If you selected in-person attendance, student attendance will be taken like it always is.


If you selected virtual, attendance will take attendance in the morning and after lunch just as we do at school by joining the classroom teacher's live virtual session.



  • Daily attendance is important for student success and required by law for all grade K-12 students.


  • If your child is unable or not attending the virtual sessions, Grewenow staff will contact your family to support consistent school attendance (virtual or in-person).

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs 2020 Slogan Contest

Students, consider participating in the Greater Kenosha Community ATOD Awareness contests.
From slogans, to posters to writing/language arts contests, get creative and share your preventive ideas on living a healthy, drug free lifestyle this school year. There will be many opportunities to get involved.


Please contact Mrs. Wideman, our school social worker with any questions.

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In-Person Learning Information

Hours of the School Day

Monday- Thursday: Start time: 7:25 AM
End time: 2:26 PM

Fridays: Early Release: 11:21AM


4K: Monday-Thursday: 7:25 - 10:35AM (only)

Arrival and Dismissal

This year our arrival and dismissal procedures will look a little different. Some classrooms have newly assigned entrances. Click this link to view your student(s)' entrance


  • Door Map
  • Blue and Yellow "G"s on the black top surfaces. Before schools students will line up in their row on either color.
  • Classrooms will be let into school at staggered times. The first wave will start entering the building at 7:15AM
  • After school, the yellow G's can be meeting points for families with multiple students to go to. Parents/guardians may stand on a yellow G to meet their children

Visitors

At this time, visitors are not allowed in KUSD buildings. If you need to turn something in or drop something off for your child, you can



  • Call 262-359-6362
  • Paperwork: can be emailed (jwalton@kusd.edu) or fax 262-359-7706
  • Drop something off, ring bell at Door 1 and place it in the Door way


If you need to pick your child up early, call the office ahead of time so we can have them ready. When you arrive, you can come to Door 1 and ring the bell, OR call the office, and we will send them out Door 1 (the new main entrance)

In-Person Learning

Although the procedures will look different to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the in-person student day will remain similar to year's past. All students will receive instruction from their homeroom teacher, attend specials are classes, have lunch, and go out from recess. All from 7:25AM-2:26PM!

Cleaning and Health & safety

Please review the information below for all of the health and safety guidelines being implemented in our building. Grewenow will adhere strictly to the guidelines outlined in the KUSD Return 2020 plan.


If you have information about what the measures will look like specifically in your child's classroom, you may direct questions to teachers. For school-wide questions call the main office.


Families can help your child at home by:



  • Building endurance with wearing a facemask at home
  • Encouraging frequent handwashing
  • Understanding what social distancing means & how far 6 feet looks
  • Talking about "KHFOOTY" (Kah-foot-ee) or Keeping Hands Feet and All Other Objects To Yourself
Return 2020 Safety Video

School Closures for Confirmed Cases

Guidance from Kenosha Count Health Department and KUSD's Office of School Leadership


  • All affected students and their families will receive timely notification via phone call
  • All teachers will be using the district virtual platforms to that learning can shift to home for the duration of the closure/quaratine.

Virtual Learning Information

Virtual Hours of the School Day

Virtual students have a schedule that differs from the Grewenow school hours. Their school day is:



  • Monday - Thursday 8:30AM - 2:15PM
  • Friday 8:30AM - 11:00AM


Note: These end times are the last teacher period ends, but at-home work may continue past this time.

Supplied Curriculum Materials

Virtual instruction will be supplemented with physical materials.


  • All K-5 students will receive math manipulatives, a white board, workbooks, books, etc. to supplement their virtual learning. A date to pick up the first set of materials will be held September 8th (7:30 - 3:00) & 10th (2-4PM & 5-6:30).
  • Students will be able to check out books from the school library. We will be using an online book request system for students to request books. We will have curbside pickup times for families of virtual students to come and pick up/return books.
  • Material pickups will be scheduled each week on Mondays from 9:30 - 12:30 and Thursdays 11:30 - 3:00 so students have the materials for the upcoming lessons, library books they may have checked out, or any other items they may normally receive in person.

1:1 Technology Devices for ALL (Hotspots an option too!)

ALL KUSD students will be issued a technology device (Chromebook or iPad). If you received a device last spring you are set! If your student has not received a device, they will receive it at the curriculum material pick up.


Families who need internet access may also request a "Hotspot". If you have not requested a Hotspot or you have more questions about devices, you may do so/learn more using the following link. If you have questions, please call the Grewenow School Office.

Lunch Distribution

All virtual students can still receive free lunch and breakfast like their inperson peers


  • Families will order their lunch/breakfast by calling the Food Service office – 359-6050. Orders must be received by 8:30am.
  • Lunch will be distributed Monday through Thursday at Door 11 from 12:00 - 12:30PM and Fridays from 11:30 - 12:00PM
More Information: Grewenow Teacher Webpages

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