James Monroe Special Edition

Hybrid Edition - Return to in-person October 19th

Dear Families,

We are excited to welcome our students back, again! In this special edition newsletter you will find documents and information regarding our return to in-person learning. Your child's hybrid schedule can be found in the Parent Portal. You will be receiving an email from your child's teacher with updates for both remote and hybrid learners. As always, please reach out to us if you have any questions.


Cyndi Tufaro, Principal

Maggie Callahan, Assistant Principal

James Monroe Hybrid Reopening!

Review our Hybrid Model Return Plan below!

Parent Handbook

For detailed information regarding school reopening and school procedures, please review the Parent Handbook. Save it for your records and for future reference.


Schedule - Grade 1 - 5

Please see the sample schedule below for grades 1 - 5. Your child's teacher will continue to teach both remote students and hybrid simultaneously. If you are sending your child to school in-person, your child's teacher will be sending you an email with a detailed message and will want to know how your child will be dismissed. Everyone is remote on Wednesdays!

Please be patient the first few days as we adjust to our new schedules and meet our students in person for the first time. This is a work in progress!

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Schedule - Kindergarten

If your child is attending school in-person, they will follow this schedule:

A (a.m. Kindergarten) students will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 - 11:30

B (p.m. Kindergarten) students will meet on Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 - 3:30

All children, both remote and hybrid are being taught simultaneously and follow the same schedule. Everyone is remote on Wednesdays!

Families of children attending school in-person will receive an email message from their child's teacher. Please communicate who will be picking up your child daily.

Please be patient the first few days as we adjust to our new schedules and meet our students in person for the first time. This is a work in progress!

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Arrival Map

We will be gathering away from the main entrance of the school on the sides of the building to allow for social distancing and to permit for a gradual entrance through our thermal screeners. See the maps below for grade level assignments.

Grades 1, 2, 3 will enter through the Main Doors

Grades K, SCA, 4 & 5 will enter through door #12, the Kindergarten Doors

Teachers will bring your children to the same area for dismissal.

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Dismissal Map

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What to pack for Specials for Hybrid Learning!

Supplies announcement specials

PTO Meeting - October 13th

Please join the PTO Tuesday, October 13th at 6:30pm for our first virtual PTO meeting! We will discuss returning to school and our current fundraisers. A video link will be emailed to all James Monroe parents.

PTO Halloween Costume Contest

To honor our annual tradition of dressing up for Halloween, our PTO has created a fun alternative! Please send a photo of your child dressed in their Halloween costume to the James Monroe PTO (monroeowlspto@gmail.com) by October 31st if you would like to participate in the costume contest. Be sure to include your child's name, teacher and grade level. Winners will be selected for the scariest, most creative and funniest.
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James Monroe School

James Monroe will begin a hybrid model on Oct. 19th. Please call or email the school with any questions.