Colrain Central School News
Together we can do so much!
August 27, 2021
There is no doubt that last year was incredibly challenging, and this year looks like it will be bringing new challenges along with it. We will weather them together, remembering that we share the common goal of ensuring that each one of our students is safe and able to learn and grow as a critical member of our school community. While it may not always be easy, it will always be worth it because our children are worth it!
As we dive into a new year, please know that my door is always open and I welcome your questions and feedback. I can always be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 413-624-3451. Please read all of the important information listed below. I can't wait to partner with you this year.
School hours and calendar
Please make sure you are familiar with the school calendar found at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oRT33KJgGepKumq7XSoGOd4MmrcZ4Xpm/view so that you are aware of early release days, etc.
Before/After School Programs
The first day will be Monday, September 13th in order to allow all paperwork to clear. Please be on the lookout next week for registration information.
We do not yet have staffing for our Before School Program. I am still looking for someone to fill that position and will let you know as soon as we are ready.
outdoor learning and eating
Preschool Schedule for the first three days
Breakfast and Lunch
The September lunch menu is pictured below. Students wishing to have school lunch will sign up in their classrooms each morning.
first day celebration
We are very exciting to be welcoming all of our students and families to the start of a new school year! We hope you can join us for our First Day Celebration. The schedule for the day is as follows:
8:45-9:30: Family members/community members will gather on the Patio (under a tent in the case of rain) where they will be able to visit some displays, meet other CCS community members, and hear about what is ahead for the school year.
9:30-10:15: All school Assembly with all students, family, and community members on the blacktop. Staff will be introduced, students welcomed back, quiet signals taught, as well as a short activity and story.
10:15: Families/community members say goodbye to students who then return to their classrooms for the remainder of the morning.
11:15-12:15: lunches served
Preschool families are welcome to bring their child to the assembly if they would like, even though the class will not be participating as a group.
If you plan on transporting your child to/from school you will need to drop them off and pick them up in the back parking lot again. Our procedure is going to vary a little bit this year. If we find that these changes are not working smoothly, we will make adjustments as needed. When you drop your child off, please pull around to the back lot and drive as far forward as possible. This helps to keep the line moving and prevent a back up out into the front lot where the buses will be and/or the road. There will be staff members there to help your child safely exit your vehicle and walk around the building for Meet & Greet or to their class's designated meeting place (PK only).
When you pick your child up, again, please pull out back and as far forward as possible. Your child will be brought to your car by a staff member. Please leave the lot as soon as your child is buckled up.
Changes from last spring:
- Because students will be able to use the hallways more freely this year, we will have students who are being picked up gathered in one place rather than coming from multiple places.
- Preschoolers will be dropped off and picked up in the back parking lot as well. Staff will help them out of their car seats in the morning. Because they dismiss at a different time from the rest of the school, families will be able to exit their cars to buckle them in at pick up.
- Students will go to Meet & Greet upon arrival, rather than to their classrooms.
If you have not already done so, please schedule an intake conference with your child(ren)'s teacher(s).
Wednesday, Sept. 1st, Thursday, Sept. 2nd, and Friday, Sept. 3rd are all 12:30 dismissals to allow the opportunity for families and teachers to meet to discuss the year ahead. Please contact Mrs. White in the front office to schedule yours if you have not already done so. (413-624-3451 or email@example.com)