Lenox Elementary

Family Newsletter-March 19, 2021

Hybrid and CDL Information

Greetings Families,


Below is a lot of information. Some info is duplicated from this week's HSD Return to School Planning Updates. There is also some Lenox specific information. Please take the time to read through this newsletter carefully and click on any necessary links. Please also refer to my last family newsletter for specific information about procedures for Hybrid.


We also ask for your patience and understanding as we start the return to Hybrid learning for K-2 on March 29th and 3rd-6th the week of April 5th. We will be following new schedules, new protocols and procedures, new technology systems in the building and more. Thank you for giving us grace as we embark on a new return to school.


Have a wonderful spring break! We are thrilled to welcome back some of our students when we return!


Warmest Regards,

Mrs. Gina McLain

mclaing@hsd.k12.or.us

Important Dates to Remember

  • March 22nd-March 26th--No School: Spring Break
  • Mon., March 29th--Hybrid K-2 begins
  • Wed. March 31st-Fri. April 2--3rd-6th grades will have asynchronous CDL days in preparation for hybrid start
  • Mon., April 5th--Hybrid 3rd & 4th and 5th & 6th grades begins (this is a change announced this past Tuesday through HSD Communications email and updates)


View the HSD 2020-21 Calendar HERE

Return Dates for Hybrid

Kinder--Monday, March 29th--M/T/Th/F--All students will participate in CDL on Wednesdays.


1st Grade--Monday, March 29th--M/T/Th/F--All students will participate in CDL on Wednesdays.


2nd Grade--Monday, March 29th--M/T/Th/F--All students will participate in CDL on Wednesdays.


3rd Grade--Monday, April 5th--Monday and Thursday if their last name begins with A-L; or Tuesday and Friday if their last name begins with M-Z. All other days students will participate in CDL.


4th Grade--Monday, April 5th--Monday and Thursday if their last name begins with A-L; or Tuesday and Friday if their last name begins with M-Z. All other days students will participate in CDL.


5th Grade--Monday, April 5th*--Monday and Thursday if their last name begins with A-L; or Tuesday and Friday if their last name begins with M-Z. All other days students will participate in CDL.


6th Grade--Monday, April 5th*--Monday and Thursday if their last name begins with A-L; or Tuesday and Friday if their last name begins with M-Z. All other days students will participate in CDL.


*this is a change announced this past Tuesday through HSD Communications email and updates


Hybrid in-person daily schedule is 7:45-12:00. Students may arrive at 7:30 and not any earlier.

Individual detailed class schedules about what your student's day will entail will be shared by your classroom teacher (Google Classroom, email, etc.).

School Meals

Students at all levels will be offered school meals free of charge through the remainder of the school year. Students attending in person will be allowed to eat breakfast in their classrooms, and elementary students will be allowed to eat lunch in their classrooms as well. Students are also welcome to bring their own lunch to school to eat at designated times only, if they do not wish to access school meals.


Please see this detailed letter about school meals, which provides information about meals for students participating in the hybrid model, both for on-campus days and CDL days; and about 5-day meal bags for students who are continuing in CDL only.


Lenox Specific Info--Hybrid Only Student Meals--please make sure your child knows if they will need a lunch that day. We will be taking a lunch count each morning in class. There is no menu. Students will only have one choice each day.


Lenox Specific Info--CDL Only Student Meals--please make sure to fill out this FORM for pick-up of a 5-day meal bag during the week of March 29. Please submit your order using the linked form; it will remain open until the morning of March 22 for this first order. The five-day meal bags will be available at Lenox for pick-up on Thursday April 1 and Friday April 2 from 1:00-2:00. You will need to fill this form out each week. Our CDL meals pick up time will be each week on Thursday and Friday from 1:00-2:00.

Transportation

Visit www.hsd.k12.or.us/mybus to access the student bus routing lookup tool. Use your student’s ID number and birthdate for bus routing information. Information is currently uploaded for elementary students and will be accurate for secondary students by April 9. If you have questions, please contact Transportation directly at 503-844-1123.


If you selected "I will be responsible for how my child gets to school (walk, drive, etc.)" your child has not been routed to ride the bus. They were not counted as a student who needs HSD transportation. If in the future you think you will need bus transportation, please contact the office and you will be put on a waiting list.

Family Mailer - Health Protocols

All families will receive a mailing over Spring Break containing important information about what to expect from a return to hybrid learning and how to evaluate your child’s health each day.

Enclosed will be the following documents:

Each of these documents and a link to our Hybrid Guide for Families and Caregivers are also posted in the Resources section of our 2020-21 School Year website: www.hsd.k12.or.us/202021schoolyear.