The Buzz at Westbrook School
January 15, 2020
From the Principal's Office:
Dear Westbrook Families,
We are very excited to welcome students to the building next week. Teachers have been preparing for the transition. They are ready to greet new and returning students to both hybrid and remote learning settings. Thank you parents for supporting students and teachers during this transition time.
We have important reminder flyers with detailed information in this newsletter.
What Happens When a Hybrid Student has to Quarantine?
If a hybrid student is home for any reason but not taking a sick day, she/he will join the class during their 2.5 hours of in-person learning times via Zoom. The child's parent must contact the classroom teacher before the school day begins. The child will log in on Zoom and the teacher will position her/his laptop so that the child can see the instruction. The interaction between teacher and students that we have known in the remote Zoom classroom setting will not be the same, however the student will be a viewing member of the classroom. Our Circle of Friends team will work with parents to support hybrid learning for students at home in quarantine.
Raptor - In-Person Daily Health Screening
You received an email from the District Office yesterday describing our COVID Pre Screening process for In-Person Learning. We know that there will be many questions surrounding this new process and have developed a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document that will help answer some of the questions you may have. Please click here for detailed information and feel free to reach out should you wish to further discuss.
Request for Parent Volunteers
We welcome volunteers to assist with arrival to school. The Westbrook PTO is recruiting parent volunteers to support morning and afternoon arrival. We appreciate their ongoing support. Please use this link to sign up to volunteer to help.
Dr. Kristin Vonder Haar will be returning to Westbrook school January 22, 2021. We welcome her back from leave. It has been a privilege to be a member of the Westbrook School community these past weeks. The teachers and school staff are simply the best at providing quality instruction for young learners. I leave you with my thanks and best wishes for the future.
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Click the video below to visit Ms. Fratamico and Mrs. Ryno's 'office' for tips on how to support your child with the transition to hybrid learning, calming strategies, and books about change, perseverance, and resilience.
We are excited to welcome our students who will be joining us for hybrid learning on January 19th! In order to stay safe, there are some changes in terms of what our school days will look like. This video below will help your child learn about what they can expect when they come to school during hybrid learning.
January 15 - Half Day for First Grade Only
January 15 - No School for Preschool or Kindergarten
January 18 - No School - Buildings Closed
January 19 - First day of Hybrid/Remote Learning
January 27 - PTO Meeting - 7pm
January 28 - Board of Ed Meeting 7pm - Video Conference
February 8-12 Kindergarten Enrollment 2021/22(By appt only, see flyer below)
February 12 - Half Day - More information to follow
February 15 - Presidents Day - No School, Buildings are closed
February 19 - End of 2nd Trimester
February 23-25 Preschool Lottery for 2021/22 - Appointment only - More information to come!