Return to School Updates August 2020
Quick Overview of Our Reality
Welcome New Staff
- Mrs. Rebecca Nau (kindergarten teacher)
- Ms. Morgan Froelich (2nd grade teacher)
- Mrs. Beth Barksdale (special education instructional teacher)
- Mrs. Angela Mitchell (speech and language pathologist)
- Mr. Taylor Scheuermann (4th grade teacher)
- Mr. Kyle James (5th grade teacher)
RES Staff Assignments
- (K) - Kara Chambers
- (1st) - Megan Johnson
- (2nd) - Leanne Cusack
- (3rd) - Sam Weiss
- (4th) - Jane Collins
- (5th) - Nicole Loser
Teachers designated as in-person teachers are as follows:
- (K) - Amy Johnston and Rebecca Nau
- (1st) - Dawn Cross and Katie Birkey
- (2nd) - Kelly McCauley and Morgan Froelich
- (3rd) - Michelle Barker and Jodie Serrahn
- (4th) - Taylor Scheuermann and Andrea Whalen
- (5th) - Becky Kuethe and Kyle James
Class List Information
What Will an In-Person Classroom Look Like?
Teachers are working diligently on reconfiguring their classrooms to create as much distancing as possible within their classroom. Students will have assigned seats, will not be allowed to share supplies, and will be limited in their movement outside of the classroom. Students will travel out of the room for restroom breaks, lunch, PE, and regular outdoor breaks during the day. Students will not gather on carpet squares for whole group instruction and teachers will modify their instructional approach to meet the rigorous safety standards set forth. Classrooms will be disinfected during times when students are out of the room during the day and, of course, each evening. We have set up the cafeteria and stage as lunch seating with 6' distancing as a priority. Lunch menus have been simplified to facilitate smoother transitions and more independence in the eating process by children. We will have a full-time nurse on hand to assist with the management of the oversight and response to the health needs of our students and staff. Part of this process will be a temperature check each morning as students enter their classroom. Specials teachers (except PE) will travel to student classrooms to teach their subject rather than students traveling to another room.
TRANSPORTATION: All students are assigned a bus. It is policy that students are only allowed to ride the bus to which they have been assigned. Our default is to send students home on their bus each day. If your student will be doing something other than taking their bus home at the end of each day as part of their regular schedule, (car rider, day care – including Right at School, etc.) please complete a Transportation Change Form and turn it into the office. Parents may scan and email the completed form to email@example.com. A new form will need to be completed each school year.
For Kindergarten Parents only – a parent must be at the stop before the driver will allow the Kindergarten student off of the bus. Kindergarten parents can complete a Kindergarten Parent Consent Form that will allow someone other than a parent to get their Kindergarten child from the bus. A copy of this form will be kept both in the office and on the child’s bus.
Lunches will be delivered to students at their assigned seats to avoid lunch lines. Student lunches are scheduled by grade levels for 30 minutes and will not include a recess time as in past years. Recesses will be scheduled separately by individual classrooms throughout the day and supervised by classroom teachers. In order to ease our kindergarten students into new routines, our kindergartners will eat in the classroom the first week while they learn how to navigate the lunch room. The lunch schedules are included at the bottom of this Fox Flyer.
Free/Reduced Lunch Program
LUNCH AND FOOD RELATED INFORMATION: Dunlap does not offer a breakfast program, so please make sure your child has breakfast each morning. Lunch menus can be found on the Ridgeview website under the Quicklinks heading at the top of the page. A list of ingredients can be found within the Food Service link on the District website. The August Lunch menu, a list of lunch procedures and a list of lunch prices can also be found within the Food Service Department tab at the top of the Dunlap District webpage. If you would like to apply for the free and reduced lunch program, and have not yet been approved, please utilize the online application feature found under the Food Service Department tab. Paper copies of the free and reduced lunch application are available in the Ridgeview lobby.
Recesses and Outdoor Breaks
Visitors and Volunteers
Open House and Back-to-School Nights
20-21 Residency, Immunization and Health Requirements
Wetlands Revitalization Project
School Dismissal Time: 2:45 p.m. (2:15 every Wedensday)
K Lunch = 10:15-10:45
1st Lunch = 10:45-11:15
2nd Lunch = 11:15-11:45
3rd Lunch = 11:45-12:15
4th Lunch = 12:15-12:45
5th Lunch = 12:45-1:15