Quail Run News

August 2021

From the Desk of Mrs. Maynard:

July 29, 2021


Dear Quail Run Families,


I hope you are all enjoying your last couple of weeks of summer!


As promised last week, I am happy to share this week's newsletter with information to help you prepare for the new school year. Since we will not be having our own playbook this year, here are the details that are specific to Quail Run. The district also sent out our revised PVSchools Prepared COVID-19 plan, which provides educational choices for our families and safe learning environments for our students and staff.


I will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.


We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Meet the Teacher on August 9.


Your Partner in Education,

Marta Maynard

Update on Covid Mitigation Strategies

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  • Masks are optional but recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated.

  • Social distancing will be encouraged whenever possible.

  • Hand-washing will still be a best practice, especially before and after eating.

  • Seating charts will be required for contact tracing

  • In the cafeteria, there will be three students per table, all facing the same direction

  • There will be no parent visitors allowed at lunchtime.

  • Lunch and recess will remain one grade level at a time

  • In the classroom, students will be kept three feet apart when possible and facing the same direction.

  • Students will all have their own school supplies and avoid sharing.

  • Each student will be assigned their own device. Devices will remain on campus.

  • Field trips will be allowed.

  • Volunteers will be allowed on campus in a limited capacity.

  • Masks will continue to be required for everyone on the school buses. This is federally required.

  • Birthday treats will be allowed this year. You may send in non-edible items (pencils, stickers, etc.) or individually wrapped, store-bought treats. Please send these with your student at the beginning of the day to be shared during class snack time. No balloons, please.

Class Placements

A significant amount of time, effort, and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2021-2022 school year.


Careful consideration was given to input from teachers and families, as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been created to be balanced academically and socially. Moving students is difficult and can cause imbalances and inequities.


Thank you so much for supporting our balanced classrooms and helping children understand that it is impossible to place all students with a particular friend or teacher. ALL of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students. Thank you for understanding it may take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group, and teacher.


Class rosters will be posted outside the front doors of Quail Run on August 9, 2021 by 8:00 AM.

Meet the Teacher Event

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School Supply Lists

Click on the download below to access your school supply list.

DROP OFF INFORMATION

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  • There will be no before-school recess for grades 1-6. We will revisit this at the end of the first quarter.

  • School gates will open at 8:30 a.m. for morning drop-off. School begins for everyone at 8:45 a.m.

  • Please drop students off and do not linger on campus.

  • Bus riders and students arriving by daycare van will be supervised at the front of the school or outside their classroom door from the time they arrive until they can walk to class at 8:45 a.m.

  • Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria starting at 8:30 a.m. Please drop off students at 8:30 a.m. if they are eating breakfast so they have ample time to eat before instruction begins at 8:45 a.m.

  • We strongly encourage students to arrive on time. If a student is tardy to school, they need to be dropped off at the front door. The student will receive a tardy pass and either be escorted or sent to class. Please try to avoid unnecessary tardies.

  • To accommodate families with students in multiple grades, K-3 students and their siblings may be dropped off in the back of the school from 8:30-8:45 am. Parents will enter the fire lane off of 34th Street just south of the parking lot and drop off students at the back gates, where duty aides will assist in helping students out of cars and to their classrooms. Older students may get out with K-2 siblings at the back of the school.

  • K-2 walkers will enter through the gate at the front of the school near the K-2 classrooms. Only students will be allowed to enter the gates.

  • 3-6 grade students will be dropped off in the main front parking lot.

DISMISSAL INFORMATION

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  • Please remember to be patient for the first few days of school. Traffic lines will move quicker as everyone gets used to the routine.

  • If a student needs to be picked up early, the front office staff will notify the teacher. The student will be responsible for gathering their belongings before heading to the front office. Parents will need to allow extra time for this process when picking up students for doctor appointments and early dismissal. At least 15 minutes is recommended.

  • Fire lane gates will open at 3:00 p.m. for afternoon dismissal.

  • We will be using the fire line at the back of the school for all car pick-up.

  • We will be dismissing K-3 students at 3:10 pm. We will also be allowing siblings of K-3 students to join them for 3:10 pm pick up. Please discuss this as a family if you have multiple children. The older children should join the youngest sibling and will leave the classroom ahead of their peers.

  • All other 4-6 students will be dismissed at 3:15 pm. Just as last year, they will go to cars through the gate next to the outdoor restrooms.

  • All cars will enter the fire lane off of 34th Street and drive around to the back of the school, where duty aides will assist in getting students in their vehicles. There will be three pick up areas in the fire lane. First, you will see the 3-6 pickup, near the outdoor restroom building. Next will be K-2 pickup near the middle of the building.

  • All cars will enter the drive at the far south side of the campus off of 34th Street. As vehicles drive down the fire lane to the gate, cars will form two lines. If you are picking up a 3-6 grade student, please line up on the right side and if you are picking up K-2 and siblings, please line up on the left side of the lane.

  • Parents walking to pick up K-2 students will meet them at the gate at the front of campus, north of the flagpole. Parents walking to pick up 3-6 students will meet them at the gate near the main parking lot.

  • If you are driving through the pick-up line, please have a sign on your passenger’s side windshield with the name(s) and grade level(s) of your students clearly printed in bold marker. This will help our staff to quickly get your student(s) to your car.

CALLING ALL KINDERGARTEN PARENTS!

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We cannot wait to welcome our newest Baby Quails!


On August 10, the first day of school, please plan to stay from 9:00 - 10:00 AM for our annual "Boo-Hoo, Woo-Hoo" and Curriculum Presentation, where our administration, IB coordinator, and PTA will present information about the school and answer any questions. Kinder teachers will present an overview of the Kindergarten curriculum and classroom expectations. Lots of important information will be shared,. We strongly encourage you to attend.


Due to mitigation strategies we must follow, we will be meeting in the cafeteria and limiting attendance to 1-2 adults per family. Masks are recommended for anyone that has not been vaccinated.


PTA will be providing a light breakfast for parents.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • Aug 9: Meet the Teacher
  • Aug 10: First Day of School!
  • Aug 10: Kinder Boo-Hoo, Woo-Hoo & Curriculum Presentation at 9:00 am
  • Aug 10-11: Kindergarten Early Release at 1:00 pm
  • Aug 17-18: Curriculum Night (Grades 1-6)
  • Aug 31: Early Release Day at 12:30 pm
  • Sept. 6-7: Labor Day Recess - No School
  • Sept. 9: Fall Picture Day
  • Sept. 9: PTA Meeting at 3:30 pm

Enroll at Quail Run

If you or anyone you know needs to enroll a student for the 2021-2022 school year, please know we are still accepting enrollments.


If Quail Run Elementary School is your home school, click here to enroll for the 2021-2022 school year.


Required Documents for Enrollment

  • A certified copy of your child's birth certificate

  • Your child's immunization records

  • Proof of Arizona residency (e.g., utility bill, house payment, lease/purchase agreement)

  • IEP/504 forms (if applicable)


Please note, to register for kindergarten, your student must be 5 years old PRIOR to September 1st, 2021.

You will also be required to complete an Annual Update on Infinite Campus. Please visit the PV Assist website for links and more information.


How to Open Enroll for the 2021-2022 School Year

Open enrollment enables Arizona students to attend public schools outside their district attendance areas or outside their district of residence. It is open to all Arizona-based students.

Click here to access the online open enrollment form.

QUAIL RUN PTA

Follow "Quail Run PTA" on Facebook for updates and reminders about our school and community events.


You can reach out to PTA by emailing quailrunpta@gmail.com.

Important Phone Numbers

Attendance Line: 602-449-4401

School Nurse: 602-449-4403

School Cafeteria: 602-449-4407