News from Conyers Learning Academy

September 18th, 2020

Dear Families,

We have been excited to see all of the wonderful work and fun that our students are doing and having through Seesaw each day. Thank you all for your flexibility and support in the roll out of our new Virtual Learning Platform! We’re glad that we’ve been able to streamline the process for finding information and links, and hope that it has been helpful for your family. Starting next week, some of our students will begin to attend in person. We can’t wait to see them and start hearing laughter, play, and learning in the classrooms again!


The re-entry for In Person learning dates for the CLA Programs are below.

Monday, September 21:

  • ACES, Multiple Needs (MN), and Early Childhood SIP Classrooms:

    • EC SIP: Mrs. Barr, Ms. Heather, and Ms. Katie

    • All students will start half-day only (M-TH: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and F: 9:00-11:10)

    • Synchronous and Asynchronous activities will continue to be provided for the ACES and MN students from 1:00-3:40 until they return in person full time on October 13th.

Tuesday, September 29:

  • All Self-contained Early Childhood Classrooms:

    • Mrs. Das, Mrs. Dunham, Ms. Jorie, and Ms. Melissa

Tuesday, October 13:

  • ECDEC/Blended Early Childhood:

    • Ms. Anna, Ms. Beth, Ms. Courtney, Ms. Hollie, and Ms. Mindee

  • ACES/MN and Extended Day SIP will return full time


Please make sure to read the Newsletter from Dr. Heinz for more information regarding the return to in person learning. More information regarding CLA specifics are below. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our administrative team. Thank you for your continued partnership to make our school year a success!


Matt Warren

Principal

Student Health Certification

As students return to school, parents are required to certify that their child is symptom and exposure free each day. Before you send your student to school, a parent must sign the student’s Health Certification lanyard for that day. By signing the lanyard every day you are certifying that the answers to the questions and symptoms below are all ‘no’.

  • Fever of 100.4° or higher
  • New onset of moderate to severe headache
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abdominal pain from unknown cause
  • New congestion/ runny nose
  • New loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue from unknown cause
  • Muscle or body aches

  • Have you been told by a contact tracer that your child has been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person in the last 14 days?


At the end of each week a new card will be placed in your child’s lanyard for the following week. Please note that the card must be dated and signed each day prior to school.


If a child comes to school and they do not have a lanyard or their lanyard is not signed, your child will be assessed by the school nurse, and a reminder note will be sent home, or phone call will be made. If the student shows any symptoms of COVID, they will be brought to the Protective Health Space and will need to be picked up from school immediately.


Additionally, if a student develops any symptoms of COVID throughout the school day (see list above), they will be brought to the Protective Health Space and will need to be picked from school immediately.

Transportation

Buses

    • If your child is taking the bus to and/or from school, you can find the pickup and drop off times in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

    • If your child has a safety vest/harness as part of his/her IEP, you can come to the main entrance of CLA on Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:30 and 3:30 to sign it out.

      • If you are not sure if your child requires a safety vest based on their IEP, please contact your child’s teacher.

    • All students are required to wear a mask while they are riding the bus. Please keep practicing with your child to wear a mask!

    • Please make sure to put your child’s first and last name on their backpack prior to the first day of school.


Parent Pick Up and Drop Off


    • Please see the document below with your child’s teacher for more information regarding details for Parent Pick Up and Drop Off.

      • If your child is in one of the following rooms, click here.

        • Ms. Katie, Ms. Jorie, Ms. Heather, Mrs. Barr, Ms. Courtney, Ms. Hollie, and Ms. Beth

      • If your child is in one of the following rooms, click here.

        • Mrs. Das, Mrs. Dunham, Ms. Anna, Ms. Mindee, Ms. Melissa

    • Please make sure to put your child’s first and last name on their backpack prior to the first day of school.

Masks


  • A reminder that all students are required to wear a mask while they are at school and while on the bus.

  • Make sure to label your child’s mask!

    • If possible, please put an extra mask in your child’s backpack in case their mask gets wet, dropped on the floor, or dirty.

  • There will be short mask breaks built into the daily schedule for each classroom.

  • Please start practicing with your child on wearing a mask. Here are some tips to help your child wear their mask.

Breakfast, Snack and Lunch at CLA

  • Students in the half day Early Childhood classrooms will not be allowed to eat in the classrooms. We want to make sure that all students are able to have breakfast and a snack each day, so these meals will be sent home with students to eat at home.

  • All students at CLA will be provided with the opportunity to take home a breakfast and snack package and a sack lunch. The breakfast is meant for students to eat the next day prior to coming to school. The lunch can be eaten that day for AM students and for the next day for PM students.

  • Please contact your child’s teacher if you are interested in having a Breakfast/Snack, Lunch, and/or Milk sent home each day with your child.

In Person Learning School Supply Lists

Please see the school supply lists for in person learners for each program. You can send these supplies with your child on the first day they are attending in person, or you can drop them off when you pick up your child’s safety vest.

Please make sure to put your child’s first and last name on their backpack prior to the first day of school.


Important Dates

9/21 - In Person classes start for ACES/MN/EC SIP at CLA (Half Day ONLY)

9/28 - No Kid Monday (for Early Childhood and ECDEC classrooms at CLA)

9/29 - In Person classes start for Early Childhood Special Education Self-contained classrooms

10/13 - In Person classes start for Early Childhood Blended and ECDEC classrooms

10/13 - ACES/MN classrooms begin FULL Day In Person instruction and Extended Day EC SIP classrooms begin Extended Day schedule In Person.

Contact Information at CLA

Our Administrative and Office team is here to support you and your family throughout the year. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out and contact us.


Office Contact Information (for all office contacts)


Matt Warren - Principal - warrenm@ccsd15.net (847) 963-3405

Christy Loh - Assistant Principal - lohc@ccsd15.net (847) 963-3415

Megan McFalls - Assistant Principal - mcfallsm@ccsd15.net (847) 963-3404

Matt Stary - Assistant Principal - starym@ccsd15.net (847) 963-3492

Joe Koletsos - Student Services Coordinator koletsoj@ccsd15.net (847) 963-3426