Summer 2020 Newsletter
For Your Calendar
20-24 Returning Student Registration on Skyward
21 8-11am, 12:00-3:00pm New Student/Kindergarten Registration by appointment
22 4-7pm New Student/Kindergarten Registration by appointment
23 8-11am, 12:00-3:00pm New Students/Kindergarten Registration by appointment
28 2-5pm Device Return by appointment
29 8-11am Device Return by appointment
12 First Day of School
Return to Learn
While we do not have specifics worked out in every area yet, we can already see that our big, beautiful school is going to be an asset to us as we plan to socially distance our students. At this time at Heavilin, it is our working plan to have Specials (Art, Music, PE, STEM) in the Specials' classrooms. We will adjust the schedule to assure time for sanitizing the classrooms between classes, as well as to assure that classes are not in the hallway at the same time as they transition to and from Specials. PE will be outdoors as much as possible. We are able to seat students in the cafeteria to assure 6' distance for lunch time as well. And, we are working on a schedule that will allow students to be outdoors for recess and allows time for sanitation of the equipment between groups.
While remote learning will look different in different grades and different classrooms, we do anticipate that remote students will participate daily and sometimes at specific times of the school day. Remote students will experience the same content as their in-person classmates, and teachers will have contact daily. We anticipate using Canvas for daily interactions, along with other online tools.
If you have specific questions about the Return to Learn plan at Heavilin, please contact Dr. Stephens.
School Supply List
We suspect that the hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes may be hard to find. Please do not worry if you are unable to get those. Perhaps send it in whenever you come across it later in the year.
We are asking for every student to bring one refillable water bottle to school everyday. We are unable to use our water fountains and will be installing water bottle filling stations. Remember to put your child's name on their bottle and send it freshly filled in the morning.
All students must have a clean mask daily. Please label your child's masks.
If you are choosing the remote learning option to start the year, some supplies may not be needed at-home, and you can work with the classroom teacher on which supplies are necessary.
Returning Student Registration
Kindergarten and New Student Registration
As outlined in the Valparaiso School Community registration guidelines, we are setting up appointments for kindergarten and new student registration for July 21, 22, and 23. If you have not yet reserved your date/time, please use this link and choose a slot that fits your schedule.
To help your time go quickly, please bring the following documents with you:
Student’s Birth Certificate
Student’s Immunization Records
Parent/Guardian Driver’s License
Proof of Residency (all 3 documents):
1. Lease Agreement if you rent your residence OR Mortgage Loan Papers/Tax Receipt if you own your residence. (your lease agreement must have an end date included)
2. Utility Bill
3. Another Bill or Bank Statement
Custody Paperwork if applicable
To help minimize the number of people in the building, we ask that one adult (parent/guardian) attends registration at this time and that students do not come, if possible.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
We will be conducting a return of school loaned devices (iPads and Chromebooks) from any student in K-4 on July 28 & 29 by appointment. All students in grade K-4 will return library books and pick-up left behind materials upon return to school in August.
Our 5th graders will be asked to return their loaned devices, library books, and any other materials on July 28 & 29 as well. In addition, we will be returning materials left at school in March to our 5th graders at this time.
To schedule a time, please click the following link: https://signup.com/go/kAVfnAt
In order to encourage social distancing, we cannot accept walk-ins without a reserved time.
To assist with safety precautions, we recommend wearing a mask. The process outlined below will be followed to promote safety of students, parents/guardians and staff:
Families should proceed to the location listed below. Families should remain in their car and a staff member will collect the device/materials being returned. If you are a 5th grade family, your student’s belongings have been bagged and will be given to you at this time. 5th grade families with a K-4 student will report to both locations during their time slot.
5th Grade Exchange: Front of School, use North Entrance
K-4 Device Return: Back of School, use South Entrance
Please remember to bring your device charger as well!
Likewise, we will need to make adjustments to our annual Parent Orientation Night. We will send out information as soon as we have it.
We have always enjoyed allowing our parents to walk their children to class on the first day of school. However, we cannot do that this year. We encourage parents who come to our school campus on the first day to wear masks, practice social distancing with other families, and take a photo outside the school if they so choose.