Country Hills Reopening Plan

Welcome Back Rising Stars!

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DEAR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

It's official...we will be offering on campus e-learning beginning Friday, October 9th for students in Kindergarten, First, Second and Special Programs. Students in grades Third, Fourth, and Fifth will begin on campus e-learning beginning Tuesday, October 13th. We want to make this a smooth and safe transition for students returning to campus, as well as, those continuing to learn from home. Please know that every child's daily schedule will change as we work to align the school day at home with the school day on campus. This will be an adjustment for all learners. The school day hours will shift to 8:10 am - 2:10 pm and as a result, instructional blocks, lunch times, and special times will change for all classes. Knowing that we will have to adjust as we go, we will communicate frequently over the next couple of weeks. Thank you for being flexible and for taking the time to read this newsletter and communication from the teachers. We are excited to welcome our stars back to Country Hills Elementary School!
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eLearning 2.0 Return to class Important Dates

October 8th- No School for Students- Teacher Planning Day

October 9th- Grades K-2 and Special Programs return to Face to Face instruction

October 12th - Early Release Day Dismissal at 12:10 pm

October 13th- Grades 3-5 return to Face to Face instruction

October 14th- Early Release Day Dismissal at 12:10 pm

October 15th - Regular school day for all students 8:10 am - 2:10 pm

October 16th- Early Release Day Dismissal at 12:10 pm

October 19th- No School for Students- Teacher Planning Day

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

Parents of students in grades K-2, Special Programs (and older siblings), may begin dropping off students at CAR LOOP A (Coral Springs Drive) between 7:50 AM and 8:10 AM. Please pull up to one of the 4 labeled cones to drop students off. This will help to maintain physical distancing requirements. Parents must provide assistance to students needing help exiting the vehicle. Students may then proceed to the cafeteria to eat breakfast or go directly to their designated area listed below. Students will sit six feet apart on marked paw prints on the floor.


Parents of students in grades 3-5, may begin dropping off students at CAR LOOP B (Westview Dr) between 7:50 AM and 8:10 AM. Please pull up to one of the 4 labeled cones to drop students off. This will help to maintain physical distancing requirements. Students may then proceed to the cafeteria to eat breakfast or go directly to their designated area listed below. Students will sit six feet apart on marked paw prints on the floor.


Designated Areas:


5th Grade students will report to the Art Room.

4th Grade students will report to the Music Room.

K-3 Grade students will report to their Class Hallway.


For safety and security, parents will not be allowed to walk students to their classroom at this time. Please know that staff will be available at the car loops and front gate to assist with students getting to class. Breakfast will be offered in the cafe with a limited amount of seating.


We will also be using technology to enhance the effectiveness of dismissal via an application called CurbSmart. (more details to come)


Students will dismissed from their classrooms to their designated pick up area. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes for students to arrive at their cars. We will begin a staggered dismissal at 1:40 pm for Kindergarten and First grade students to help adapt to our new procedures and routines. Older siblings will be dismissed at the same time as their K & 1 siblings.

HEALTH AND SAFETY


  • At school, students must maintain physical distancing protocols, wear a face covering, and practice other scheduled hygiene routines to limit the spread of the illness to other students and teachers.
  • Students will be reminded continuously to wash their hands, avoid touching their eyes, nose or face, and ensure their facial coverings are properly fitted to their face.
  • Hallways will have signage directing movement protocols and floor paw prints to encourage social distancing.
  • Please send your child with a face covering everyday and two spare masks in their backpack. We encourage you to label your child's masks accordingly.
  • A visitor log will be maintained outside of each classroom door to monitor individuals who enter the room on any given day. This protocol will assist in contact tracing if necessary.
  • All high touch areas and classrooms will be routinely sanitized.

Lunch

Each class will have a designated time to eat in the cafe. We can accommodate 85 students at a time, therefore lunch will begin at 10:00 AM. Seats will be marked with Paw Print decals to indicate where students can sit in order to maintain physical distance. Lunch times for students at home will be adjusted to align with in school learners. Teachers will post schedule changes on your child's CANVAS page.

Recess

Each class will have a designated time for outside recess. Students will be allowed to remove their mask while playing outside. Playground equipment will not be utilized at this time.


Students at home will continue to turn off their cameras to have free play time.

Specials

Specials will travel to each classroom to limit movement on campus. Each class will have a designated time for Art, PE, Music and Media. Teachers will post schedule changes on CANVAS.

Computers and Curriculum

  • All students will receive the same curriculum, assignments and assessments.
  • Primary resources for students include: Canvas, Clever Launchpad, and their specific Microsoft Teams membership.
  • Students returning to eLearning at school will need to bring their computer device to and from school daily, along with, headphones and power cords. If you are in need of a device, please contact the school office.
  • Please make sure your child's device is fully charged nightly and ready for school the next day.

ESE Services

The ESE team is excited and ready to welcome those students opting to return to school classrooms for instruction while continuing to provide high quality learning for students at home.The ESE staff is prepared to provide instruction, therapies and related services that need to be delivered to students, with modifications in place due to COVID-19. To ensure the safety of students and staff, services will be provided through the e-learning platform. The educational program for each student with a disability will continue to be governed by their particular Individual Education Plan. Any modifications to the delivery of the specified accommodations due to public health protocols will be reviewed by the IEP team which includes you, the parent. Students in Special Programs classes will be expected to wear face coverings. Additionally, the District has developed protocols for staff under COVID-19 conditions. This includes the establishment of a common threshold for removal of students from being allowed to be physically present and subsequent assignment to home-based eLearning when student behavior(s) outside of the identified disability put their own or other community member's health at risk. These cases associated with the disability will be referred to the IEP team for review.

AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE

  • AfterCare will begin October 9th for those who registered and received an email acceptance notification.
  • Once you register, you will receive an email within three business days from your program’s supervisor informing you if your child has been accepted into the program or placed on the waitlist.
  • All communication will include your application number. Please make a note of it.
  • If you are accepted, you will need to make your payment on the e-Store website.
  • If your child is placed on a waitlist, and aftercare supervisor will contact you when space becomes available.
  • Students may not enter the program mid-week.
  • Parents may only pay through the eStore website.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the school and speak with one of our program supervisors, Ms.Caldwell Dent or Ms. Cuadra at (754) 322-5988.
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Classrooms

Classrooms have been arranged to seat students six feet apart to ensure proper social distancing. Students will utilize their own personal materials and supplies. Sharing personal items will be prohibited. Signage will be posted to remind students of proper hygiene and handwashing protocols. Students will follow scheduled hand washing routines throughout the day. Logs with be utilized in each room to monitor individuals who enter and exit in the event that contact tracing is necessary.

Visitors and Volunteers

Although Country Hills loves our volunteers, at this time visitors and volunteers will not be permitted on campus. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work diligently to ensure the safety and health of our students and staff.
We look forward to working with you and your family both face to face and virtually to achieve a successful year!


Sincerely,

Ms.Ortega and Ms.Wyche

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