VVL Newsletter

September 2020

WELCOME BACK VIKINGS!

As we prepare to welcome all the students back in-person on September 21, we want to let you know how much we appreciate all your patience and support during this difficult time. Keeping your family and our staff safe is our top priority. Please remember to follow the back to school checklist:



  • Complete the daily student health assessment
  • Stay home when sick
  • Wear a face covering
  • Maintain physical distancing whenever possible
  • Wash hands regularly, and use hand sanitizer

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM

If you haven't done so yet, please complete the acknowledgment form included at the link below. This is to confirm your understanding of the COVID - 19 pandemic.

Please complete this form for each of your students attending school in-person - COVID~19 Acknowledgement and Disclosure Form.

PARKING LOT PROCEDURES

Our parking lot underwent a major remodel to make our school traffic SAFER and more EFFICIENT.


The north end of our parking lot, which used to be the entrance, is now for BUSES ONLY. Cars are not allowed to use this entrance.


All parent drop-off and pickup traffic will enter and exit through the south end of the parking lot. Cars will turn into the south entrance, drive past all the parking spaces, and loop around to drop off at the fence. Do not drop students off in the parking lot, as this will interrupt our traffic flow. If you prefer to walk your student to the student entrance doors (located behind the flag pole), please park and use the crosswalk. Once the student is dropped off, continue making the loop and exit at the south exit.


Please note: Exiting the parking lot will be right turn only from 7:30-8:15 and 2:45-3:15.

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MESSAGE FROM NURSE BRITTANY

The Arizona Department of Health Services is offering free masks to families in need. This website has great COVID-19 information as well.

https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-order-masks


Flu Shots: Flu season is upon us. With the pandemic, getting the flu shot early can decrease your chances of getting sick with Influenza this year. The Arizona Department of Health Services is pushing the “Roll up Your Sleeve” Arizona: azhealth.gov/RollUpYourSleeve

This website is available to answer all your questions, as well as, a new Influenza Shot Locator.


NEW HEALTH OFFICE PROTOCOLS: Some of the rules and guidelines of the Health Office have changed in response to COVID-19

  • Any student who reports to the health office and is found to have a fever of 100.4 or above will be sent home, regardless of other symptoms.

  • Parents/Guardians should be aware of the new 30-minute pick-up requirement. It is IMPERATIVE to make sure all contact information is correct and alternate pick-up arrangements have been discussed and planned out.

  • There is a new form that will be sent home with any ill student with specific instructions and a DATE that students will be allowed to return to class.

  • ALL students who are out ill need to be checked in the Health Office prior to returning to class.


Health Office Needs: Jackets or long sleeve shirts in ALL sizes. Small and Medium sized pants/shorts.

If your student gets cold in the building, please consider packing a sweatshirt for them. The Health Office is limited on these selections.

FREE MEALS FOR STUDENTS

Effective immediately, the USDA has extended free meals for children through December 31, 2020 to help ensure all children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Gilbert Public Schools will provide combo meals at no cost to children 18 and younger for breakfast and lunch. A combo meal includes an entree, fruit vegetable and milk. Incomplete meals and a la carte items will be sold at regular price.

Bell Schedule

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For the safety of our students we changed some of the procedures...


  • Students can arrive as early as 7:45
  • The entrance is on the side door by the office (north side of the building) includes students having breakfast.
  • Students go straight to their classroom
  • Students eat lunch first and then go to recess
  • Any forgotten items need to be dropped off in the front office
  • Visitors are not allowed