Madison Park Family Newsletter

October 2020

FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

Madison Park Families,


On Oct. 12, Madison Park will reopen for in-person instruction. Some have selected to keep students in online instruction for the remainder of the semester and others will be sending kids to campus for in-person instruction.


Rest assured, regardless of whether in-person or online learning, we are committed to providing the safest and best experience possible for all.


We will soon be providing instruction in a “Concurrent” model, which means our teachers will be providing instruction to both online and in-person students simultaneously. This model allows us to keep our schedule the same, students will remain with their current teachers and will ensure students have access to STEAM electives and advanced courses. Additionally, if students have to quarantine, they can remain with their current classes, teachers and schedule.


The first week of school, teachers will have to spend the majority of time teaching in-person students our new procedures and routines from our school-reopening plan. This means students working online, will be doing more independent work that week. For students returning to in-person instruction, please see below for more information and details of our school-reopening plan.


Lastly, I’d like to thank you for your patience and grace as we have navigated this new territory. I’m proud to serve the Madison Park community and look forward to continuing to work with you this school year.


Educationally yours,


Margaret Rodriguez, M.Ed.

Principal

MADISON PARK SCHOOL OPENING PLAN

Click here for the complete Park School Opening Plan. Key points are below.

BEFORE SCHOOL ARRIVAL

At Home - Daily Health Screenings and Reporting


Students must not come to school if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:


  • Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, or chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Change in congestion or runny nose not related to allergies
  • Cough
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell


The CDC provides a "self-check" to help individuals make a decision and seek appropriate medical care. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html


Parents/families are required to report a positive COVID-19 test for a student, or any person residing with the student.

DROP-OFF/PICK-UP PROCEDURES

Students will be dropped off and picked up from school without parents getting out of the car, with very limited exception and with expressed permission from a site administrator that is provided for good cause.


DROP-OFF


Arrival times will be staggered based on last names as follows:


  • A - G: 8:00 through 8:10
  • H - Q: 8:10 through 8:20
  • R - Z: 8:20 through 8:30


Students who need breakfast will enter through the cafeteria to pick up their food and then go directly to their classroom.


Students who do not need breakfast will enter through the main gates near the front office and head directly to their classrooms.


Bus riders who need breakfast will be able to pick it up at the bus bay.


If a parent walks a student to school, the parent will not be permitted to enter the school or grounds and must drop off the student outside of the school campus.


If parents/families ride a bike to school with student bike riders, parents will not be allowed to enter the school grounds and must drop off the student outside of the campus.


PICK-UP


Teachers and support staff will be assigned to one of these groups: bus riders, walkers, or parent pick-up.


Students will go with their assigned staff to their destination: Bus riders to bus bay, parent pick-up to the front of the school (gates near the cafeteria-Madison Highland Prep office), walkers out the main gate, MAC students will be picked up in their classroom.

MASK REQUIREMENTS

Universal masking is required at all Madison school/work sites for both employees and students. Neck fleeces/bandanas/gators will not be permitted. If a student or staff member is in need of a mask, one will be provided to them.
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Madison's Doctor Parent Advisory Panel recently shared a new mask study with administration. In a recent study, different types of masks were analyzed to determine effectiveness. All masks had at least some benefit except for a neck fleece/bandana, which offered very little protection. The neck fleece/bandana may actually create more respiratory droplets while the wearer is speaking. This study indicates that the neck fleece/bandana breaks down larger droplets into several smaller droplets, therefore increasing the droplet count.

MEALS FOR DISTANCE LEARNERS

Beginning on October 12th, our meal service for distance learners will be open from 12-1 pm. Please use the outside commons doors next to the MHP office. Cafeteria staff are unable to accept in-person payments. If you need to make a payment, please use the online option or call the cafeteria at 602-664-7597.
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FROM OUR SOCIAL WORKER AND GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

Hello Park families!


October is upon us as well as transitioning back to in person learning. We are very excited to have students back on campus and being able to continue forming relationships this school year. This year looks a lot different than the last but that will not stop us from making a positive impact on the students here at PARK.


This year Ms. Lopez and Ms. Santos, with the help of our team throughout the district, created a Social Emotional Learning Curriculum to help students achieve overall wellbeing. It was created keeping in mind we are dealing with a global pandemic and we hope our students and our families can utilize the skills and lessons that are being taught everyday in class.


As a reminder, Ms. Lopez, our School Social Worker, will continue supporting our students' needs and connecting with families by outreaching with our community resources. Ms. Santos, our School Counselor, will be supporting our students and providing school-based counseling. Please visit our website for more information on how you can connect with both of us. There is a referral form on our website if you would like additional support form with the School Social Worker and School Counselor.


https://sites.google.com/madisoned.org/parklionscare/contact?authuser=0


We look forward to working with you all and seeing everyone that comes back to campus!


Mrs. Lopez and Ms. Santos

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FROM OUR HEALTH OFFICE

REMINDER : Incoming 6th grade students must have the Tdap /MCV4 immunization requirements met prior to this school year . Submit copies to : parkoffice@madisoned.org.

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PowerSchool

You can check your child's grades online through PowerSchool. Call the office if you need your account information or any assistance, 602-664-7500.

STAY HEALTHY AND MASK UP!

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