Davis Richmond E-news

August 6, 2021

Davis Richmond E-news

On Wednesday, Governor Pritzker announced that he has issued an Executive Order that supports safe in-person learning and mandates that masks be worn indoors by all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to PreK-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.

In District 303, we remain committed to the health and safety of our students and staff members. As we previously shared with you, we plan to implement layered mitigation strategies for the 2021-2022 school year that also include upgraded air filters, physical distancing, hand washing, respiratory etiquette, and COVID-19 testing. Information about registering your child for weekly SHIELD testing was sent to families in an email earlier this week..

The Governor’s order goes into effect immediately. Students and staff members who participate in camps and activities prior to the beginning of school must wear a mask while indoors regardless of vaccination status. While participating in outdoor activities, masks are not required.

PTO News

Davis Primary

Davis School Supply Drop Off

We are also planning a school supply drop off on Monday, August 9th from 3:30 -5:30. At this time parents will not be allowed in the building. We will have plenty of staff members available to guide your child to the correct classroom to drop off materials and back out to you. A nurse will be on site during school supply drop off to receive medications and health-related paperwork.

  • All day kindergarten please go to door 10.

  • Half day kindergarten and first grade please go to door 21.

  • Second grade please go to door 1.

  • We will give you a name tag to write your child’s name and teacher.

  • We will have staff available to escort your child to the classroom to drop off their supplies and then bring them back outside to you,

  • While you wait please complete a transportation form so that we know how your child is coming to and from school every day.

  • The PTO, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts,and the St Charles Library will be outside with information for parents.

Student Devices

Students at Davis will receive new devices this year. Incoming first graders and second graders will need to return iPads and chargers. Devices can be returned at school supply drop off or the first day of school. Students will not receive a new device until the old one has been returned. We will exchange devices during the school day. Kindergarten and first graders will receive iPads and second graders will receive chromebooks.

Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures (Davis)

English Flyer HERE

Spanish Flyer HERE

Davis 21-22 School Supply List (English and Spanish)

Richmond Intermediate

Student Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

See attachment for Richmond arrival and dismissal procedures.

English Flyer HERE.

Spanish Flyer HERE

Richmond School Supply List

2021-2022 School Supply List: Richmond

2021-2022 School Supply List: Richmond (Spanish)

School Supply Drop Off

Students are invited to our school supply drop off on Monday, August 9th anytime between 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Please enter through the lunchroom doors in the back of the building near the blacktop. Students will have an opportunity to drop off their school supplies in their classroom. At this time, only students are able to enter the classrooms, however, we will have an opportunity for parents to verify how their child is getting to and from school each day outdoors in the blacktop area. If you cannot make our supply drop off event, students can bring their supplies the first few days of school. If you cannot make it and would like to verify transportation, please contact the main office. A nurse will be on site during school supply drop off to receive medications and health-related paperwork for Richmond students during supply drop off on August 9 from 3:30-5:30 on the blacktop near the community room doors at the back of the building.

Student Devices

Students at Richmond will receive new devices this year. Please have students bring their old chromebooks to school the first day. Throughout the month of August we will exchange devices during the school day and will communicate the specifics to families as well as when we will need the old chargers returned with students.

District News

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination

District 303, in cooperation with the University of Illinois’s SHIELD testing program, is offering optional, free weekly saliva COVID-19 testing to all unvaccinated students and staff. The test is simple, fast, and takes place at school during the school day. This testing program is one of the many mitigation strategies in place in District 303 and in school districts across the state to control the spread of COVID-19 in schools. Testing will begin the week of August 16.

Positive results will be communicated to families by SHIELD or school personnel after the results are returned from the lab, typically in less than 24 hours.

Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaNzXT1aIFs to see how the saliva collection works. Middle school and high school will use the method shown at the beginning of the video; elementary school and early childhood will use the method shown starting at 2:23 in the video.

Please visit https://district.d303.org/forms/list.php?id=covid-shield to enroll your child in the testing program no later than Monday, August 9. You will need to log in with your HAC login to access the enrollment form. If you enroll your child after August 9, he/she may need to wait until the week of August 23 to begin participation in the program.

Separately, if your child has been fully vaccinated and you wish to share that information with the school, drop off a copy of your child’s CDC vaccination card or a record from his/her physician to the main office at your school. Alternatively, your child may drop off the document at any time after school has started.