Return to Learn Stage 4

Elmwood Community Edition

Stage 4 Begins April 7!

We are so excited to begin Stage 4 of our Return to Learn plan on April 7th! This newsletter is a resource to help you and your child understand the expectations and logistics for our upcoming stage of full day learning. As we progress through Stage 4, our staff will continue to adapt our plans to best meet student academic and social emotional needs. Continue reading through school communication and connecting with your child's teacher for questions. Go Eagles!

Video Message From Mr. Langes

Stage 4 Example Schedule (Individual teacher schedules will be sent by March 26th)

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Teaching Models

As we welcome many of our students back to school full time, we are mindful that we still have around 20% of students learning online. Up to this point, teachers have been instructing both online and in-person students during the PM session at Elmwood. In order to meet the needs of all learners, some grade levels have been using a co-teaching model of instruction where students have access to multiple teachers within the grade level.

With around 80% of students returning full day at Elmwood, each grade level will have a unique set of circumstances and therefore will be creating a model of instruction which meets the needs of both online and in-person learners. Within each model, your child will still have access to their homeroom teacher. In the upcoming weeks, your child’s teacher will communicate the grade level plan for instruction during the last 8 weeks of school. Our commitment remains the same: to meet the social-emotional and academic needs of all students at Elmwood.

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Arrival: Students can arrive at Elmwood between 8:00-8:10. We do not have staff supervising before 8:00, so please do not leave children unattended until staff are present at 8:00. Due to the increase in students, we will be using two car drop off lanes, and details are listed in the handout below.

Dismissal: Students will exit the building at the 2:30 dismissal bell. Car riders will all be picked up in the south parking lot between 2:30-2:45.

Please review the following documents closely for more specific information.

Arrival Procedures-Click HERE

Dismissal Procedure- Click HERE

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What Should My Child Bring?

Health & Safety Guidelines

Our building and classrooms are set up to follow safety protocols which require mask wearing and social distancing. We will do it here at Elmwood, but please take a moment to review our safety protocols with your child(ren) prior to their return.

If you have not already done so, please submit your child(ren)'s Self Certification form prior to your child entering the building. Please access the link above to complete, sign and then return the form to our health office.

Quick Points

  • Students will need to bring a mask and spare mask with them daily.
  • Tech devices will not be loaned out to students at this time. Ensure students bring their charged device daily.
  • Students may bring a water bottle to school.
  • Students will have ample access to hand sanitizer.
  • Students may wear a face shield in addition to their mask, but not in place of a mask.

For more information, please visit the D203 Return to Learn site.