Penngrove Press

March 25, 2021

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Dear Families,


I hope you're finding ways to celebrate the start of Spring Break! I kicked mine off with some In N' Out and extra crispy fries (animal style of course) thanks to our amazing PTA who treated Team Penn to a "you survived" lunch on Tuesday. A huge thanks to FOPPTA for the many ways they have supported students, parents, and staff during this crazy pandemic.


The video below talks about what campus life will look like during Hybrid learning. How will students walk in the halls? Where do they go when they get to school? Can they drink water in class if they get thirsty? What about bathrooms? Be sure to watch the Hybrid video yourself and with your child(ren) so they are as prepared as possible for the return to school.


I do talk about this in the video, but just to make sure you see/hear it in multiple places, please be aware that only TK/K parents will be permitted to walk their students to class. All 1st - 6th grade families will use the drop off and pick up lane ONLY. Please pay special attention to the times you should be dropping off and picking up so we adhere to our staggered ingress and egress protocols. The Hybrid bell schedule is linked here for your review.


We look forward to welcoming students back on campus on April 12th and seeing new learning groups on Zoom! 8 weeks - we can do anything!


Happy Spring Break,

Amy

Penngrove Hybrid Learning Information

Have a TK/K student AND a 1st - 6th grade student? Worried about the schedule differences?

If you have a TK/K student with an older sibling who also attends Penngrove and you are in the AM group, you will IGNORE your last name and your 1st-6th grader(s) will join the M-Z time schedule (8:20 - 11am). You can drop your 1st-6th grader off at 8:20 or 8:25, and then park to escort your TK/K child to class. OR you may utilize the drop off lane to let your TK/K child walk to class with his/her siblings. When school is over for the morning, your older child(ren) can go pick up their sibling by the TK/K class, and then proceed to the designated pick up areas the family parking lot or staff parking lot (Salazar's class ONLY).


If you have a TK/K student with an older sibling who also attends Penngrove and you are in the PM group, you will IGNORE your last name and your 1st - 6th grader(s) will join the A-L time schedule (12:30-3:10). You may also drop your 1st-6th grader off at 12:05pm with your TK/K student and we will provide an area for students to be supervised until their class starts at 12:30pm. We will also provide supervision for your TK/K student from 2:45pm - 3:10pm ONLY if they have a sibling in 1st - 6th grade.


If this is confusing, email Mrs. Fadeji (afadeji@petk12.org) for clarification and she will be happy to help you out!

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Have Jog-a-thon pictures you'd like to upload to the yearbook? Or other fab photos?

Visit the Google Drive Folder here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1FYhbPpnIzZfOXviWiv3iLBJkWXsEpMeW

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Why is #TeamPenn Surprised?

Check Out the Awesome Jog-a-thon SIgns in this Great Video!

Penngrove Jog A Thon Signs 2020 2021

DAILY STUDENT HEALTH SCREENINGS

To keep our classrooms healthy and free from illnesses, one of the most important first steps of your day, before coming on to campus, is the DAILY wellness screening. This required student health assessment will need to be completed every day for students coming to campus for Hybrid Instruction. This is a required component of reopening campus. This daily health screening can be found in the Parent Square app.


As a parent/guardian, you will be answering these questions EVERY DAY:

  1. In the past 14 days, have you or anyone in your household had close contact with someone who has or is suspected to have Covid-19?
  2. In the past 48 hours have you/your student(s) experienced: Headache, Cough, Sore Throat, Shortness of Breath, Chills, Muscles Aches, Loss of Taste or Smell, GI Issues (Nausea/Vomiting, Diarrhea).


If you or your student(s) answer yes to any of these questions, DO NOT GO TO SCHOOL. Contact your school to report your symptoms or exposure and then call your health provider for follow-up and/or testing.


Most students have one adult registered on ParentSquare. It is critical that adults who will be with students in the morning as they prepare for school or do drop off also have access to ParentSquare.


The app can be found for iOS and Android devices. This is the simplest way to access ParentSquare and complete the self assessment daily.

Hybrid Q&A

Where does my student enter and exit?

  • TK - Upon arrival, if you would like to escort your child to the classroom, you will park in the family lot and access the rainbow stairs. Walk in front of Rooms 2 and 3 to Ms. Salazar's classroom. If you prefer to use a drop-off option and NOT get out of your car, you may do so in the staff parking lot. Do not park, just use the drop-off lane. School staff will be present to greet your child.
  • K - Upon arrival, if you would like to escort your child to the classroom, you will park in the family lot and access the rainbow stairs. Walk directly to your child's classroom, give a hug and a goodbye and head back down the rainbow stairs. If you prefer to use a drop-off option and NOT get out of your car, you may do so in the family parking lot. Do not park, just use the drop-off lane. School staff will be present to greet your child.
  • 1st - 6th grades: Please use the drop-off and pick-up lanes at both arrival and dismissal. Pay close attention to the bell schedule and stay on time! Students may exit their cars any time traffic is stopped. They should walk on the sidewalk to the rainbow stairs and then to class where classroom doors will be open and teachers will be ready to greet them. School staff will be present during drop-off and pick-up in the family parking lot to help keep your child safe and comfortable.


What if my student doesn't feel well once they arrive at school?

  1. If a student exhibits 1 or more Covid related symptoms, they will be led from their classroom to the Isolation Area by a designated care person.

  2. The school will contact you, examine student symptoms, and stay with the student until someone arrives to pick them up.

  3. Students may only return to school if their health care provider has cleared them with a negative test or a doctor’s note stating the alternative cause of symptoms. Students should also be fever-free for 24 hours and have improved symptoms for non-COVID-related illnesses.

  4. The siblings of the ill student will also be picked up at this time.


What if a sibling is sick and the other is not?

Both need to go stay home until they are cleared by a doctor.


What if my student is late?

Please try to arrive on time, but if your student is late, please have them walk directly to their classroom. Teachers will be marking the tardies, not the office.


Are parents allowed on campus?

Only parents of TK or kindergarten students may escort their students to class.


Do students need to wear masks at school?

Yes, all students are required to wear a mask during Hybrid Learning. The district protocol does not allow neck gaiters or bandanas. If you need a face mask for your student, we have disposable masks on campus for student use.


What if I need to come to the office during the school day?

Come on in, but be sure to wear a mask and please wait to enter if there is another family or person receiving help from office personnel.


What is the restroom protocol?

Each classroom will be assigned to a gender neutral bathroom. There will only be one student allowed in the restroom at a time.


Will there be parent volunteers on campus?

Only for special events as needed.


Does my child's class have any specific instructions I should know?

Your child's teacher has already emailed any specifics to you or if they are needed, will do so before April 12th.


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We know you may have many more questions and will want to ask them before returning to campus or continuing Distance Learning after April 12th. Please send your questions to Mrs. Fadeji (afadeji@petk12.org) or fill out this form to receive a response.

6th Grade Spotlights

Meet Brody Hopkins

What is something you enjoy doing outside of school?

I like playing video games, riding my bike, and going on vacation.


Tell us about your family.

I have 1 sister Scarlett who’s in 3rd grade at Penngrove and we live in Rohnert Park with our mom Amanda and dad Brian. We have 3 dogs, Duke, Gus Gus and Ace.


What is a favorite memory from your time at Penngrove?

My favorite memory is being able to go to school, see my friends and play outside on the playground.


What is something not many people know about you?

That I’m really good at putting things together and building things like legos, cars and electronics.


What do you want to do/be when you grow up?

A streamer, someone who plays video games all day and makes money off of their recorded videos.


What is a memory you’ll have from this last year dealing with a pandemic?

I will always remember the times I get to see all my friends on zoom.


Where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?

I would live in Hawaii because I love the warm weather, ocean and waves.


What is one word you believe describes yourself?

Caring


Anything else you want people know about what makes you you?

I might be quiet but I’m a very good listener.

Introducing Samantha Clothier

What is something you enjoy doing outside of school?

Horseback riding and FaceTiming or meeting up with friends


Tell us about your family.

My mom is a door dasher. I’ve gone with her a few times and it’s fun! My dad is disabled and getting better everyday. He recently broke his leg while working for door dash. I have two sisters, Sarah is 18 years old and Jamie is 16. They live at home with their mom in Reedley, CA. I zoom with my family every Monday.


What is a favorite memory from your time at Penngrove? *

My favorite memory from Penngrove is either going to Angel island or having field day.


What is something not many people know about you?

Something not many people know about me is I broke my right arm, and my collarbone. I can also twist my right arm all the way around in a circle.


What do you want to do/be when you grow up?

I want to either be a dog trainer like my grandma or a large and small animal vet.


What is a memory you’ll have from this last year dealing with a pandemic?

One memory is not being able to walk outside for a couple days because my family had to be quarantined because my dad needed surgery for his leg.


Where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?

I would love to live in either Kauai or Mystic Falls, Virginia.


What is one word you believe describes yourself?

Funny, nice, pretty, and creative.


Anything else you want people know about what makes you you?

I talk a lot, hehe


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