The Soaring Eagle
School Re-Opening Procedures - September 2020
Beak Speak - Principal Smith
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.
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.
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.
Free Breakfast & Lunch
Remote students can pick up lunch at Angier Elementary school from 11 am - 1 pm.
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.
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.
PIKMYKID - Dismissal System
Instructions for installing the Pikmykid App - English Version
Instrucciones para instalar la aplicación Pikmykid - Versión en español
LES Resource Classes
Remote learners are still expected to attend resource classes daily. Please follow your classes schedule and remember attendance and grades are taken daily. Art, Music and PE grades are dependent on student attendance and participation in classroom activities. Resource teachers will travel to student classrooms with the exception of PE. Students will have PE in the gym (socially distanced) or outside - weather permitting.
Know Your Ws!
Due to safety during COVID-19, please review the three Ws with your child. Students and staff will wear a mask while on campus at LES. Stickers and directional arrows are placed in the hall and classrooms to help students remember to stay 6 ft. apart from others. Hand sanitizer stations are located at the entrance of each classroom. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are in all classrooms to keep student desks cleaned after breakfast, lunch, and routinely throughout the day. Students will be expected to wash hands after visiting the restroom.
Unless otherwise directed by your classroom teacher, students will bring their technology to school fully charged in their backpack daily. Please remember your charger in case your computer battery is low. Please secure technology in your backpack.
LES Resource Classes
Know Your Ws!
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)