Our return to 5 day-a-week instruction has begun! We are very excited to have students with us each day. This not only means we have more instructional time, but more time to come together and enjoy the end of the school year. I wanted to share some of the following information with you so you can better understand our return to 5 day-a-week instruction.
Beginning May 3rd, students are eating lunch out of the classroom for the first time this year. We practiced our new lunch schedule this week and it went great! Classes are assigned to different areas like the cafe, library, and art room. Students will be seated six feet apart in these spaces and eat with their class. A mask break will follow their lunch period.
Breakfast has also started in the cafeteria as well. We are still asking that children arrive at their designated time to allow for a smooth flow of students and avoid large crowds gathered at our entrances. The 3rd graders should arrive at 8:45, 4th graders at 9:00, and 5th graders at 9:15.
You will also see that we have our signs on the front lawn again, like we did in the fall. Each teacher has a sign and students should stand by them upon arrival and at dismissal. We will continue with this plan as we monitor to see how our breakfast and arrival process is working.
Many people have been asking about mask breaks. Masks will be worn by all students and staff if they are less than 6 feet away from someone else. Please use this link for mask recommendations from the CDC. Surgical type masks and cloth masks are available for all students at Boulevard in the even that a child does not have one or their mask should be replaced. A mask break can occur when students are 6 feet from one another. Boulevard has 45 minutes of mask break time scheduled into each day. Teachers are also encouraged to use outdoor learning spaces to create more opportunities for unmasked learning. Boulevard has also ordered a large tent to use for a variety of outdoor opportunities. The tent is to be located in our courtyard.
Chromebooks will not be coming home each night like we have been doing this year. Chromebooks will still be used in the classroom along with traditional paper-based materials. We have learned lot this year on how to use technology to provide additional learning opportunities. We want to continue to use our technology resources, but most work done at home will be paper-based as we conclude the year. Chromebooks will only come home if the teacher has assigned computer-based work to be completed.
EZSCRN - This is our school district app that allows parents to complete a daily attestation for their child right on thier phone. If your child fails the EZSCRN they should not come to school that day. You should contact the main office to determine the best path for your child to come back to school. The EZSCRN should be completed each Friday for all in-person students.
I want to thank our wonderful team at Boulevard for making this happen for our students. Our custodial staff, kitchen staff, all of our support staff, and teachers have worked together to make this a smooth and successful transition.
NYS ASSESSMENT UPDATE
- May 3rd - Return to 5 day instruction
- May 11th - NYS Math Assessment
- May 17th-18th - Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company to perform outdoors
- May 31st - No School - Memorial Day
Second Step Message
This month, our schoolwide theme is our school as a welcoming place where every student feels like he or she belongs. In our morning announcements we have reminded students to welcome others and act and speak in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. In addition we have reminded students of our school rules. Be safe, be respectful, and be responsible.
Support your child at home in welcoming others and acting and speaking in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. Please tell your child’s teacher if you have questions about specific ways you can help your child with these behaviors at home.
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