Cheyenne Return to School Plan

Cheyenne Elementary

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Communication Plan with Families

I will be contacting parents with information regarding the Return-to-School Plan via S'More. A version of this S'More will be sent out Wednesday evening/Thursday Morning

This communication will include procedures, protocols, and expectations such as:

  • The complete Return-to-School Guidelines
  • Process for late arrivals/early dismissals/material drop-off
  • Parents will not be entering the building (unless in an emergency medical situation)
  • Other procedures (lunch, arrival/dismissal, mask wearing, recess, specials)
CVS Return to School Guidelines

These guidelines were developed with the guidance of the Macomb County Health Department. Our plan is based on these parameters.

Plan to Return

On Thursday, the CVS Board of Education voted on elementary students returning to a hybrid model beginning on Monday, October 12th.

In order to prepare, teachers will have two days of planning: Tuesday, October 6th and Friday, October 9th. Teachers will be in the building BUT NO LESSONS WILL BE PUBLISHED/MEETING CLASS MEETINGS WILL NOT BE HELD.

A copy of the email sent out on Thursday evening to families has been included below.

A/B Schedule

A letter from the district went out last Friday letting families know about their students' placement in either the A-track or B-track. Student placement was determined at the district level and was based on transportation availability and in the attempt to create balanced classes.

No changes can be made at this time to a child's A/B Schedule. If there appears to be an issue with an older sibling having a different "track" - please contact our office as soon as possible.

On the students' learning day at home, lessons can be a reinforcement of skills, the extension of skills, online materials for further development, or other posted assignments. Schoology will be a resource but not a requirement. Teachers will not be instructing this group "live" when they are working from home and they will not be "on-hand" to answer questions since they will be teaching other students.

Classroom Resources & Set-Up

Seating Expectations:

  • All students need to be in the same seat for the entire school day
  • Traditional seating needs to be at least 3-6' apart, facing the same direction - seating for A days and B days if possible
  • Flexible seating needs to be at least 3-6' apart, facing the same direction when possible
  • Flexible seating should be sprayed at end of the school day

Classroom Materials:

  • Avoid using shared materials. Anything shared by students must be cleaned.
  • Bridges materials will be delivered for students
  • Books into book boxes rather than a common area


  • Keep doors open but locked to limit the amount of touching

Miscellaneous Items

  • Soft-touch items will be stored

Masks - more information from district today

All students will be required to wear a mask during the school day. When students are at lunch and outside for recess, masks may be taken off and stored in a zip lock bag (provided to the student). If a student does not have a mask, one will be provided. Please label your child's mask with their name. A mask lanyard will also be provided for all students. Teachers and staff will implement mask breaks throughout the school day while practicing social distancing.
How to wear a fabric mask safely

Arrival and Dismissal


  • School Starts at 9:00 AM and will end at 3:44 PM
  • Adults will remain outside the office/building
  • It will be suggested that parents remain in their car and phone in rather than approach the building when possible
  • An area will be set up in the vestibule for drop-off area and sign-out/sign-in
  • Chippewa Valley Schools will be using a self-screener developed by the Macomb County Health Department. Parents/guardians are expected to screen their child(ren) before leaving for school or sending them to school. A copy of the screener will be distributed to families this week and was sent by the district last Friday.


  • Staggering times for grade level dismissal:
  • 3:35 PM K
  • 3:40 PM 5th
  • 3:41 PM 4th
  • 3:42 PM 3rd
  • 3:43 PM 2nd
  • 3:44PM 1st


  • The district is looking at options for breakfast

Bussing Procedures

2020 Bus Disinfecting at CVS Schools

Parking Lot Procedures

  • We will highly suggest parents keep kids in their cars until our building opens
  • Parents will be informed that they cannot drop students off early prior to 8:50 AM
  • Busses will release at 8:53 AM (first bell)
  • Teaching staff will be available during this time period to assist in arrival.
  • Parents will wait to release their child from their vehicles until 8:50 AM
  • We will be looking at altering some parking lot procedures since more families may use private transportation during this time
  • We will provide an updated parking map

Student Movement Around Building

  • Map with directional access (Please review and follow)
  • Arrows/signage will be applied to floor around the building to help with social distancing and directional movement
  • Band-aides will be housed in the classrooms to limit movement through building for non-emergency situations.
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Signage Around the Building

Signs will be posted:
  • Classrooms
  • Restrooms
  • Entrance Doors (masks required)
  • Hallways


  • Specials teachers will push into classrooms
  • Classroom teachers will move to the Lounge, Pods, Media Center, Computer Lab to work
  • Specials will have access to whiteboard and desktop. Cleaning materials and pointers will be provided to Specials Teachers to wipe-down keyboard or other touched items-in progress/ delivery

Para Support

  • Paras will provide support to students on "off-days" following a schedule
  • Discussion on alternating Fridays and progress monitoring - in progress
  • Paras are willing to help Students - Teams Link in your Schoology?


  • Flow of traffic into and out of cafe of students is one-way and will remain the same as in past years
  • Seating Plan
  • Seating Stickers for seating and application at each spot - in progress

Lunch Count:

  • A new system will be in place replacing bringing down lunch count in folders so that no child will be bringing down the attendance folder or lunch count.

Seating Arrangements

  • 4 colored number stickers will be placed at each of the 20 tables - this allows for all students to social distance while eating


  • Hot Lunch: students will be called up rather than line up
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Recess Procedures

  • Map of recess areas is broken up by sections
  • Teachers will be monitoring recess during scheduled recess times.
  • Teachers need to clear their students from the assigned area within the recess time period to allow the following groups access
  • Play areas will be rotated so that students have access to multiple areas throughout the week - grade levels who share lunchtimes will determine a schedule
  • Children need to wash hands/sanitize before and after lunch
  • Lunch wagons cannot be used
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School Visitors

  • Area set up in vestibule if access is absolutely necessary
  • Materials will be dropped off in the vestibule by families
  • NO VOLUNTEERS (parents will not be in the building unless they have a scheduled appointment that cannot be conducted virtually.)
  • If staff is ordering food for delivery, they must be present for pick-up or food will need to be dropped in bins (please include the tip on original payment) - office staff will not be available to sign for the delivery or pay tips
  • Families are to stay outside for tardy/late arrival and early pick-up

Clinic and Health Concerns

  • Clinic - There are 2 established areas in the building - Clinic and Isolation Room (Haddad's old office)
  • When appropriate, staff will walkie office for assistance (walkies will be distributed to those that need one)
  • Daily Medication distribution - Kids still need come down to get their medicine from the Clinic

Building Cleaning

  • Bottles of hand sanitizer for each classroom
  • Every classroom will have a spray bottle with ingredients labeled (7% alcohol/93% distilled water)
  • This option does not replace custodian cleaning - custodians will refill bottles as necessary
  • High-touch areas will be cleaned by custodians every night

Water Bottles & Drinking Fountains

  • Students can bring water bottles - all bottles must be labeled with student name
  • Water fountains in hallways and classrooms are turned off

Media Center & Computer Lab

  • In-progress conversation with staff regarding library book check-out
  • In-progress discussion of Broadcast Team
  • Computer Lab can be used, but must be cleaned after use


  • Cafe restrooms will be locked (determine process for emergencies)
  • Hallway bathroom procedures - socially distance during bathroom breaks
  • Teachers may want to have students use the bathroom prior to recess/lunch

Treats/Birthday and Daily Snacks


  • No birthday treats (food or non-food items) from the outside

Daily Snacks:

  • Teachers will develop own system within classroom
  • Allergies will be considered and families informed, if necessary


  • Target date to open on October 19th
  • Information on registration the week of October 12th.
  • SACC will follow the LARA guidelines (same guidelines as Little Turtle)
CVS Back-to-School Updates for Families

Link includes access to recordings of Board Meetings