Grewenow Gazette

Vol 4.2


Grewenow. We are Great; we are Growing!

General Information

About this edition

This year's Gazette contains 3 sections.


  • General Information for ALL families
  • In-Person Learning Information
  • Virtual Learning Information

First few days of school Photos

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

School Picture Day

School pictures for ALL Grewenow students will be on Tuesday, September 29. In-Person students will have their pictures taken with their classrooms and classrooms will not intermingle.


Virtual students will have from 11:40 – 1:00 to come to Grewenow and have their picture taken. Procedure is:

  • Parent will pull up to Door 11 and student will walk into the school to the gym with a mask on and have their picture taken.
  • Only students will be in the building and staff members will be there (masked) to assist

  • While the picture is taken, families will pull their vehicle up to the front of the parking lot by Door 14 walkway where their child will walk out of the building to get back in their vehicle.



There should be little to no contact with any in-person students. If a family is uncomfortable with having pictures taken at this time, there will be a future opportunity.


Parents can order photos online using this link

Coping with Stress

Pandemics can be stressful. The attached article provides a breakdown of what stress can look like and helpful tips on how to manage it.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html?fbclid=IwAR3YhsSc-o_jhVCLM8OrS1Y5-SzufaP80hV_YUfTlv6buto2VktAuPhk0QY

Parent and Caregiver Support Group Information (Virtual)

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Covid-19 Information

For families who have questions about Covid-19, the Kenosha Community Health Center info number at 262-925-1325 is a great resource. Also, the number and website below provide timely assistance and answer general questions about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19):
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
https://www.cdc.gov/cdc-info/index.html

Communication Schedules

This year, we want to avoid information overload for families. You can expect


  • Wednesdays - Email updates & Take home folders (in-person) from grade level/teachers
  • Fridays - Grewenow Gazette OR "Quick Hitter" principal update.
  • Phone (robo) calls or text messages as important, time sensitive updates arise.
  • Our regular attendance calls for students who are absent without family contact

Please subscribe to our school messenger

Although Grewenow will use email as a main form of communication, there may be times when we need to make phone calls or send text messages to ensure information comes out quickly. To ensure you receive those updates, please subscibe to our school messenger service by following the directions on the image below.
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Attendance

If you selected in-person attendance, student attendance will be taken like it always is.


If you selected virtual, attendance will take attendance in the morning and after lunch just as we do at school by joining the classroom teacher's live virtual session.



  • Daily attendance is important for student success and required by law for all grade K-12 students.


  • If your child is unable or not attending the virtual sessions, Grewenow staff will contact your family to support consistent school attendance (virtual or in-person).

In-Person Learning Information

Hours of the School Day

Monday- Thursday: Start time: 7:25 AM
End time: 2:26 PM

Fridays: Early Release: 11:21AM


4K: Monday-Thursday: 7:25 - 10:35AM (only)

no before school breakfast

Unlike years past, we will NOT have before school breakfast in the lunchroom.


Instead breakfast will be grab and go as students begin entering the building at 7:15AM. There will not be supervision on the playground until 7:10. Please wait to drop your child off at or after that time.

Arrival and Dismissal

Families, thank you so much for making arrival and dismissal go smoothly the first week! The timing of arrival has been outstanding with most families arriving and finding the "G's" around 7:10. We've had significantly less tardy students this week.


Just a reminder that you can Click this link to view your student(s)' entrance.

Safety Patrol

Our Grade 4 and 5 students will continue to provide the Safety Patrik service and help students cross the stree as they arrive and depart from school. Patrol will not begin until the week of October 5th.

Visitors

At this time, visitors are not allowed in KUSD buildings. If you need to turn something in or drop something off for your child, you can


  • Call 262-359-6362
  • Paperwork: can be emailed (jwalton@kusd.edu) or fax 262-359-7706
  • Drop something off, ring bell at Door 1 and place it in the Door way


If you need to pick your child up early, call the office ahead of time so we can have them ready. When you arrive, you can come to Door 1 and ring the bell, OR call the office, and we will send them out Door 1 (the new main entrance)

School Closures for Confirmed Cases

Guidance from Kenosha Count Health Department and KUSD's Office of School Leadership


  • All affected students and their families will receive timely notification via phone call
  • All teachers will be using the district virtual platforms to that learning can shift to home for the duration of the closure/quaratine.

Virtual Learning Information

Virtual Hours of the School Day

Virtual students have a schedule that differs from the Grewenow school hours. Their school day is:



  • Monday - Thursday 8:30AM - 2:15PM
  • Friday 8:30AM - 11:00AM


Note: These end times are the last teacher period ends, but at-home work may continue past this time.

NEW MATERIAL PICK UP PROCEDURE

We apologize this week for the confusion with pick up and to those families who were unable to pick up the materials waiting for your student. Going forward for virtual supply pick up


  • Thursdays 12:00 - 12:30 supplies are able to be picked up at Door 11 along with lunches

  • Thursdays 12:30 -2:00 Families may come to the Main Entrance to pick up supplies


Any day of the school week, families may call to make an appointment to pick up supplies for their student. Math materials & Chromebook sleeves are beginning to arrive and communucation about deployment will come soon.

Lunch Distribution

All virtual students can still receive free lunch and breakfast like their inperson peers


  • Families will order their lunch/breakfast by calling the Food Service office – 359-6050. Orders must be received by 8:30am.
  • Lunch will be distributed Monday through Thursday at Door 11 from 12:00 - 12:30PM and Fridays from 11:30 - 12:00PM

Library Check Out Information

Students can use Destiny to place holds on 2 books they would like to check out or use a google form. All tutorial videos and google form links are on the Grewenow Library webpage.

https://sites.google.com/students.kusd.edu/grewenowllc/home

For Virutal Tech Support

Families, if you need help with an iPad or Chromebook there is a Parent Helpdesk Phone number that you can call: 262-359-7711.
Additional help links: https://www.kusd.edu/resources/technology-resources-families

1:1 Technology Devices for ALL (Hotspots an option too!)

If your student has an issue with their electronic device, please call the office at 262-359-6362 for assistance and to schedule a maintenance appointment. Please use Door 1when dropping off your device.


Families who need internet access may also request a "Hotspot". If you have not requested a Hotspot or you have more questions about devices, you may do so/learn more using the following link. If you have questions, please call the Grewenow School Office.

More Information: Grewenow Teacher Webpages

This link will take you to classroom webpages where our teachers post classroom resources and newsletters.

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