Return to Hybrid
22 January 2021
If you have not shared your choice of instructional model for your student(s) -- Hybrid (in-person) or Brick-to-Click (remote) -- please call or email me as soon as possible!
The Vail School District has additional information on its website HERE about this unusual year and all policies, resources, and updates on education in Vail. I encourage you to review it and check it frequently for District-wide updates.
As we head back to campus, several staff members have requested leave for reasons related to COVID. While Ms BJ is on leave, Ms Reanna will be teaching in the Youngers. Ms Reanna is the regular instructional paraprofessional in the Youngers classroom and they are accustomed to her instruction and presence. Special Ed Teacher Shaine Toliver will be servicing students virtually at both Civano and VAHS. Middle School Humanities teacher Jana Dawson will be teaching remotely until Feb. 15. Her classes will be monitored and supported by Donald Reese and school support staff. Middle School math teacher Emily Chandler has relocated across the country and she will continue to teach math classes at Civano remotely until the end of the semester. Her classes will be monitored and supported by school support staff.
We are seeking parent volunteers to help us with morning crosswalk duty. If you are interested in volunteering, please consider signing up HERE. Nicole will be in contact with you to review details and information.
Please review the rest of this newsletter for relearning expectations and procedures while we are in the Hybrid phase of learning.
Thank you for being a part of our school. I am here to help and answer questions.
School Day Schedule - HYBRID
8:15 Students may arrive on campus -- wellness check at gates, students will then go directly to classrooms
8:30 Classes begin
8:30 Community Time - Monday, Wednesday (Friday via ZOOM)
At Home via Schoology and class meetings
School Day Schedule - Brick-to-Click
Before Coming to School Each Day
Students must stay home if they OR anyone in the household OR anyone they have been in close contact with has any of the following symptoms AND the symptoms are new or unexplained.
Please notify the school office (879-1702 or firstname.lastname@example.org to excuse the absence and report the symptom(s). These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period).
Fever of 100 degrees or higher or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
If the student becomes ill during school, he/she will be made comfortable in an isolation area until the parent/guardian is able to pick up the child.
Student Drop Off
Please adhere to physical distancing expectations at all gates and classroom doors.
For now, parents and visitors must drop off at the gates and may not enter campus.
Students will enter campus through the main gates on each campus
All students should be wearing their mask upon entering school.
Student temperatures will be taken at the gates and a school-site check in will be conducted.
Hygiene and Face Coverings
All students, staff, and visitors on campus will wear masks in accordance with District Policy.
These masks should fit properly, covering the student's mouth and nose at all times. They should not have holes or vents.
Gaiters and Scarf Masks should NOT be worn to school.
We will provide disposable masks for students or campus visitors if they do not have one.
Students are expected to wear their mask indoors at all times. Teachers will discuss with students the procedure for taking a mask break.
Routines for frequent hand-washing and cleaning will be established and practiced in each classroom.
Students will not share supplies or items in class
Plexiglass has been placed on each student table
Wherever possible, tables have been spaced apart as far as possible
Staff and students will be wearing masks while indoors.
Courtyard / Recess / Playground/ Lunch
Students will participate in grade level recess and lunch recess
Students will eat lunch outside
All students will clean their hands before and after their recess and lunch.
All playground equipment will have regular cleaning on a daily basis.
Recess equipment (jump ropes, hula hoops, garden tools, etc.) will be available for each lunch/recess break. Each recess group will have its own equipment and it will be cleaned on a daily basis.
Students must bring their own lunches and snacks. There are NO microwaves or refrigerators available for lunch or snacks.