The English Village Tribune

Special Edition: Reopening Updates

Principal's Message

Hello, everyone! I hope that you are doing well and have enjoyed the weekend. My focus this week will be on our further reopening.

We are thrilled to welcome most of our students back to in-person learning 4 days/week beginning this Monday! A lot of work and planning has taken place to make this a reality. It is now happening!

Please take the time to read this Special Edition Smore Newsletter over thoroughly so that you have all of the information necessary to help make this a smooth transition for all. I want to thank everyone, from our students to their families to our staff for making this possible! It has been/is a major undertaking, but well worth it! Please rest assured that safety and health are still at the foundation of each and every decision we make. So...whether your child will be back in school with us 4 days/week or continuing to learn online, we plan to continue to provide a high quality and well-rounded learning experience with the goal of making sure that your child is best prepared for the next grade level and future. As always, please feel free to contact our school with any questions that you may have! Thank you again for being our partners in your child’s education!

-Reopening Updates-

Lunch

Students will sit 6 feet away from each other while they are eating and are unmasked. This goes for whether they are eating in the cafeteria/multi-purpose room or classroom. Classes will be split in half where half of the students will eat in the cafeteria or multi-purpose room while the other half will eat in the classroom. Barriers will also be used in our cafeteria.

Breakfast

Many students who are dropped off in the car line will eat breakfast in the cafeteria or multi-purpose room where they will be spaced six feet apart. Some of our students who are dropped off in the car line and those that take the bus will eat breakfast in their classrooms. Students who eat breakfast in their classrooms will do in shifts if needed and will use barriers when eating.

Classroom

Students will be spaced 3 feet apart at all times and will wear masks with the exception of mask breaks that will be given as needed and not all at one time.

Distancing-Students will be spaced 6 feet apart in all common areas.

Hand washing-Students will wash their hands many times a day. In addition to that, they will also sanitize their hands when hand washing is not practical.

Barriers

Will be used as previously mentioned and are available in all classrooms. They will be used in classrooms as needed.

Transportation

All requested changes have been accommodated and bus passes were sent out last week. Please contact our main office if you have not yet received your child’s bus pass.

Parent Pick up and Drop off Updates

Please review the following information. We are diligently trying to keep a staggered arrival and dismissal time to keep traffic flowing.


  • ARRIVAL - Starting April 19

Arrival will be staggered to avoid traffic backing up to Tait Ave. & Sutorius Dr. We will start receiving students at 8:35 AM by the first letter of their last name. If the child’s last name starts with ABCDEFG he/she will arrive at 8:35 AM, HIJKLMNO will arrive at 8:40 AM and PQRSTUVWXYZ will arrive at 8:45 AM. For your information, buses will start arriving around 8:40 AM. *Please follow this schedule to help a smooth arrival. Thank you!
  • DISMISSAL

Dismissal will be staggered to avoid traffic backing up to Tait Ave. & Sutorius Dr. Students will be released by the first letter of their last name. If the child’s last name starts with ABCDEFG he/she will be dismissed at 3:05 PM, HIJKLMNO will be dismissed at 3:10 PM and PQRSTUVWXYZ will be dismissed at 3:15 PM. *Please follow this schedule to help a smooth dismissal. Thank you!

Learning and Growing at English Village!

Dates to Remember!

  • April 19th: School Reopening
  • *NEW* April 30th: School will be in session

E.V.'s Read-A-Thon!

*CALLING ALL BOOK LOVERS!*


It’s time for The English Village Read-A-Thon!!!


Our Read-A-Thon is a great way to promote reading & learning, while helping raise money for our school all at the same time! Funds raised will help the PTA fund end of year celebrations, and help fund the gifting of books to all students


The Read-A-Thon will run from 4/12/2021-4/30/2021, and students can collect donations online to help support their reading goals. Meanwhile, in the classroom - students will read & log their time to earn incentives and prizes!


Parents: Register your child and help them gain sponsors to support their time spent reading using this link. Once registered, you can log their at home reading time too via the Get Movin' Fund Hub website


If 100% of the students in a classroom just registers they will receive a Popsicle Party from the PTA!


So - what are you waiting for? Grab a book (or two!) and settle in for a good read for a GREAT cause!


Questions? Email the PTA at EVPTA800@gmail.com
Click Here to Register Your Child Today!

Registration is free and helps to track reading minutes for in and out of school!

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COVID-19 Updates

If your child has tested positive for COVID, after the incubation period has ended, you must get an evaluation by the child's doctor that clears them for physical activity. Without that note, they cannot participate in gym. The completed form needs to be returned to the school nurse


Please see the page for updates on positive COVID cases in our District: Daily COVID-19 Case Update


To find a COVID-19 test site near you, visit here: Testing Sites Near You

Free Breakfast and Lunch for all students!

If you would like to pick up meals for your student learning remotely, complete a Meals Pre-Order form by clicking here. To view the menu click here: Elementary Menu


If you would like to add money to your child's account to purchase snacks please go to: MySchoolBucks

PTA News

Do you want to be more involved in PTA? We have an opening for President of the PTA for any candidate. If you are interested please email us at evpta800@gmail.com


Be on the lookout for our upcoming Read-Athon Fundraiser! This will be our first year running this type of fundraiser and we are really excited to get students reading! More information will be sent home this week.

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