DISCOVERY SCHOOL AT FOUR CORNERS

APRIL 2021

Dear Families,

Our first week back to in person learning has been a huge success. Monday truly felt like the first day of school. It has been wonderful to hear the sound of students and staff in the building again. Even with the COVID protocols in place, teachers and students are finding lots of fun ways to learn together. The weather has been beautiful this week, and classrooms were able to get lots of outdoor time.


Thank you to all families for your support, flexibility and understanding while we have adjusted our arrival and dismissal procedures. We knew that these times would be tricky, but overall, things have gone really well.


Return to school packets have been sent home with important notices and forms to be completed by parents and guardians. We ask that you please take time to read through these documents and call the main office if you have any questions. It is imperative these forms are completed and returned to school as soon as possible so we have updated information regarding students and families.


Please reach out with any questions or concerns.


Happy Weekend,

Caissie Putnam

Principal

From Our Nurse

Absences:

  • You must call the school before 8:45 am to notify the school of your child’s absence - 413-772-1375, extension 200.Please leave a message if there isn't an answer. Please do this regardless of the learning model your child/ren is participating in (in-person or remote).

  • When reporting an absence, you must provide us with the following information:

    • Your name

    • Your child’s name

    • Your child’s teacher’s name

    • Any symptoms that your child is having

  • It is essential that you notify us if your child is having ANY COVID-related symptoms.


Prior to sending your child each day, it is critical that parents/guardians check your child for any COVID symptoms. This serves as the primary screening mechanism and is essential to keeping everyone safe.

If you haven't done so already, please fill out this Covid Attestation Form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RCsYG_-z4-PMrCwftJ9WL3HozRgVqfBDDsnzXvtbgno/edit

If your child must be absent for a COVID-related reason, we will work with the individual family to develop a plan for missed instruction and make-up work.

From Our School Adjustment Counselor

Hello everyone! My name is Alex Swanson and I am the new Adjustment Counselor here at the Discovery School. Everyone has been so welcoming to me and I am pleased to be part of such an amazing community. We are off to a great start of in-person learning! As I walk through the hallways I see a lot of learning and laughter. When students are greeted by their parents or guardians after school it is helpful to allow some time for distracted free processing with their most trusted adult. The transition from school to home is an important time to meet with them with a warm and distracted free greeting. This is a great time to discuss the day's challenges and validate the success of tackling another day at school. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns.


Alex Swanson

aleswa1@gpsk12.org

Important Dates

April 19th-April 23rd: April Break

May 28th: Early Release Day

May 31st: No School; Memorial Day