The Soaring Eagle

School Re-Opening Procedures - September 2020

Beak Speak - Principal Smith

Welcome Back!

We are excited to welcome your child back to LaFayette next week as we begin our A/B Cohort schedule. We have been anxiously awaiting the return of our students and appreciate your patience and resilience during this challenging and unprecedented time. Please review the information below so you will be well informed regarding new procedures and expectations for students as they return to campus next week.
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Daily Schedule

7:50 am - 8:15 am - K-5 Grade Arrival - "Grab & Go" Breakfast Pick-Up (on way to classroom)

8:20 am - Tardy Bell

3:15 pm - Student Dismissal (Car & Bus Riders)

Cohort A Students - Monday & Tuesday

Cohort B Students - Thursday & Friday

Wednesday is a remote instruction day for ALL staff and students.

The building will be deep cleaned on Wednesday for Cohort B students

and on Friday afternoons for Cohort A students.

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Back to School Information

  • September 28th, students in Cohort A will return to school. On Thursday, October 1st, students in Cohort B will return to school. Instruction for ALL students will take place daily. Teachers will share updated daily schedules with students prior to Monday, September 28th. For students working remotely, some classes will be live and some will be recorded. Each class is very unique and grade level teams are working carefully to provide synchronous and asynchronous instruction.
  • Parents will NOT be allowed to walk their child to class at this time due to safety precautions. Please know we will take great care to help students get to their classrooms. We will have plenty of staff to assist students that are not familiar with our campus.
  • Kindergarten parents will be allowed to pull up in the car rider line at 8:30 am and exit their car to take a picture with their child before leaving. Staff members will escort your child to their classroom. Kindergarten teachers will take class pictures during their first day to share with you.
  • For remote instruction to be successful, we recommend students prepare for their day as if they were heading to school. Eat a good breakfast, dress and find a quiet study area free from distractions.
  • Students will have recess daily and PE once weekly. During outside breaks if students remain socially distanced, they can have a "Beak Break".
  • Lanyards will be provided for students to clip to the side of their mask. This will help prevent their mask from being dropped or lost while on campus. Lanyards will remain in the students' desk at the end of the day.
  • Students should wear a mask until off campus or off their bus.
  • Students should wear a clean mask to school each day.
  • Students will be attending resource classes during face to face and remote instruction. Grades and attendance are being taken in Art, Music and PE.
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Free Breakfast & Lunch

Harnett County Students will receive FREE Breakfast & Lunch through December 31st. Students will have a "Grab & Go" Breakfast daily. They will pick up their breakfast as they enter the school and eat in their classroom. Lunch will be served to their classrooms daily.

Remote students can pick up lunch at Angier Elementary school from 11 am - 1 pm.

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Bus Rider Information

  • Bus Drivers will call parents with estimated pick up and drop off times by Friday Sept. 25th.
  • Please be patient the first week as drivers are adjusting to new routes and adhering to COVID -19 safety measures such as temperature checks.
  • Students' temperature will be taken by a bus monitor as they enter the bus. If they have a fever they will be asked to remain home unless no one is present. In the event no parent/guardian is home, the student will ride at the front of the bus and will be assessed again at the school. If they still have a fever of 100.4 or greater, a parent will have to pick the child up from the school.
  • Please remember that K-2 students must have an adult present at the bus stop for students to be released from the bus.
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Car Rider Information

  • Car riders should use HHH Road to enter the campus during morning and afternoon drop off & pick up.
  • Car riders must be dropped off in the car rider line only.
  • Car riders will have their temperature taken prior to exiting their car in the morning.
  • If they still have a fever of 100.4 or greater, they will not be able to enter the building.
  • This year we will use the Pikmykid system for dismissing ALL students.
  • Students will dismiss from their classrooms.
  • When parents "announce" they have arrived with the Pikmykid app, the student will exit the building.
  • Car tags will be sent home on Monday Sept. 28th (Cohort A) & Thursday Oct. 1st (Cohort B)
  • Car tags will need to be displayed in front window when picking up your child or you will be asked to park and provide a valid ID.
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PIKMYKID - Dismissal System

This year LES will use PIKMYKID system for all dismissal. More information is available in the newsletter links. Please watch the parent information video and register your children for Pikmykid. We have included instructions for how to register on any device. Follow the link below to register your child. You will be given a car tag to display in the event you do not have a phone that works with PIKMYKID. You MUST have this displayed in your front window in order to pick up your child. Otherwise, we will ask you to park and provide a proper ID.

Parent Information Video

PIKMYKID - Parent Registration

Please register for PIKMYKID

Pikmykid - Parent App User Guide - English

Instructions for installing the Pikmykid App - English Version

Pikmykid Guía del usuario de la aplicación para padres

Instrucciones para instalar la aplicación Pikmykid - Versión en español

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Beak Breaks

LaFayette Eagles K-5 will wear a cloth face covering during the day while on campus. Each student had the opportunity to receive 5 cloth face coverings/masks provided by the State of NC. (We still have a supply of masks available) Cloth face coverings must also be worn by teachers, staff, and visitors. Face coverings are also required on buses or other school transportation vehicles, inside school buildings, and on school grounds. (Unless students are participating in vigorous activity.)

Students will have Eagle "Beak" or Mask Breaks throughout the day and during breakfast and lunch. The schedule will be shared by the grade level teacher once the Master Schedule is complete.

A cloth face covering will not be placed on:

- Anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious

- Anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance.

-Anyone who cannot tolerate a cloth face covering due to developmental, medical, or behavioral health needs. (Documentation for this accommodation will kept private for each child or adult)

COVID-19 Guidance & Information for Parents

Helpful COVID-19 Parent Information

Parent Question & Response Form

Please post questions related to re-opening on the Q & R Form