Pinewood Weekly Newsletter

October 9, 2020

Principal's Message - Stay Healthy

Dear Falcon Families,

I am extremely grateful to have your children back on campus. Their presence has brought back the heart of our school. Hearing their laughter brings me such joy. For me, the privilege of holding in-person instruction comes with a huge sense of responsibility to keep everyone safe and healthy. On the school's part, we are diligent about advocating for social distancing, wearing face coverings, and frequently having everyone wash or sanitize their hands. We have increased our custodial staff so that we can sanitize all rooms and common areas between cohorts. Our playground is being sanitized six times a day between grade level breaks. If a student reports that they are not feeling well or we observe a change in behavior that indicates they are not feeling well, we send them to the office to be checked. In instances where a child needs to go home, we isolate them in the nurses office until they are picked up. We truly are committed to doing all that we can to protect our students and staff. Parents, we are counting on you to screen your child each and every day before you send your student to school.

If your child has any of the following symptoms, please have them stay home:

  • Loss or change in their sense of smell or taste
  • a fever over 100.4 (must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning)
  • A cough
  • Muscle Aches
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • chills
  • new or unusual headache
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

In the event your child develops any of these symptoms while at school, we will contact you to come pick them up. If they are a bus rider and exhibiting signs of illness, we will not put them on the bus to go home and again we will require you to pick them up. It is very likely the school nurse will also be in contact with you to discuss your child's symptoms and confirm a plan of what steps you need to take and when they may return to classes.

If you have any questions about whether or not to send your child to school, please call the school office for support. I ask that you error on the side of caution and keep them home when they show any symptoms listed above. Each day your child is home sick, contact the school office so we can excuse these absences. It is also important that you reach out to your child's teacher for missed assignments.

With Sincere Thanks,

Kim Little

Hybrid Schedule

Mondays. Asynchronous/At home learning - Students need to complete assigned work and connect with their teacher each day. Your teacher will relay their check-in requirements for this day.

Tuesday - Friday: In person Cohorts


  • Student Drop off - 8:00 - 8:15 am *
  • Instructional Block (with a 10 minute grade level break) - 8:15 -10:55 am
  • Bus Rider Dismissal and Loading - 10:55 -11:00 am
  • Parent Pick up - 11:00 am


  • Student Drop off - 11:35 - 11:50 am*
  • Instructional Block (with a 10 minute grade level break) - 11:50 am - 2:30 pm
  • Bus Rider Dismissal and Loading - 2:30 - 2:35 pm
  • Parent Pick-Up - 2:35 pm

* Please do not drop off your student before the stipulated drop-off time. Students need to wait in their vehicle until greeted and cleared by a staff member. Students who arrive after the first bell will be marked tardy.

Arrival and Dismissal

With each day this week, the drop-off and pick-up process went more smoothly. We will continue the three zone routine (yellow, red, and blue) at dismissal until our first rainy days. We will be sure to communicate any changes ahead of time.

Thank you for your positivity and patience. Please be mindful of driving slowly in the parking lot for everyone's safety.