WFES Re-Opening Information

October 7th, 2020

Updated Arrival and Dismissal Procedures/Information

Due to health guidelines and protocols, our student arrival and dismissal procedures can not look the same as they did in the past years. Be sure to review the arrival and dismissal procedures outlined below with your students.


PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE PARKING LOT ENTRY AND EXIT POINTS HAVE CHANGED.

DEDICATED ENTER AND EXIT ONLY POINTS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED


Click the button below to access the full arrival and dismissal plan in one document

Arrival

Arrival Information

  • Gates will be opened at 8:15 AM

  • There is no morning recess

  • Masks are to be worn by all students and staff before exiting their vehicles and entering district property

  • Students report to and remain in their classroom lines upon arrival (no playground)

  • Parents are asked to remain in their cars during drop off

  • Mascot Club begins at 6:30 a.m.

  • Preschool begins at 9:00 a.m.

  • Students arriving after 8:45 AM will need to be checked in by their parent/guardian in the front office.

    • Parents will access and utilize a sign-in sheet via a QR code that can be scanned in the front lobby

    • Masks must be worn in the lobby and parents/guardians/students are asked to not crowd and socially distance where possible.

Morning Drop-Off Procedures

Walkers/Bike Riders:

  • All walkers/bike riders will enter through the side gates and walk back through the bus lane to their class line in the field.

    • Students remain in their class line until picked up by their classroom teacher

  • Parents/guardians that walk to school will not be permitted on the field or past the gates and are asked to drop students off at the sidewalk along Lockwood.


Bus Riders:

  • The bus will drop students off in the bus lane, students should already have their mask on from riding the bus.

  • Students report to and remain in their classroom lines on the field upon arrival (no playground) and wait for their teacher to pick them up.


Kindergarten “Kiss & Go” Car Drop-Off:

Drop off is available from 8:15-8:40 a.m.

  • Enter via the south Lockwood entrance and immediately turn right (south) to loop around into the Kiss & Go lane.

  • Please pull as far forward as possible to keep the line moving, and do not let your children get out of the car until you have pulled all the way forward.

  • Students should exit the car curbside only. - All students in the vehicle should exit at this time.

  • Have backpacks, water bottles, jackets, etc. ready to go.

  • Parents should NOT get out of their cars in the Kiss & Go lane. It will slow down the traffic flow.

  • Kindergarten students are escorted to the kindergarten playground.

  • Exit via the north exit on to Lockwood.


1st Grade - 6th grade Car Drop Off:

Drop off is available from 8:15-8:40 a.m.

  • Enter the parking lot/drive through lane via the south Lockwood entrance and pull forward along the blue lane.

  • Please pull as far forward as possible to keep the line moving, and do not let students get out of the car until you have pulled all the way forward.

  • Students may be dropped off anywhere along the blue curb - please do not wait till you are at the front of the line to unload students.

  • Please have students unload on the passenger side of the vehicle - CAUTION: cars may be passing on the driver side.

  • Have backpacks, water bottles, and jackets ready to go.

  • Parents should NOT get out of their cars to assist children. It will slow down the traffic flow.

  • If children need assistance, kindly ask the drop off attendant to assist or circle back around to the parking lot.

  • Do not sit in line once you have unloaded, use the left lane to pass and exit - SLOWLY

  • Be mindful of traffic and look before merging.

  • Be kind and mindful of those behind you.

  • Gates to the lanes will close at 8:40 AM

  • Exit via the north drives onto Lockwood.

  • Students walk through the side gates and to their class line on the field.

  • Vehicles exit via the north exit on to Lockwood.

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Dismissal Information

To help keep groups separated as much as possible, groups of students are dismissed in staggered intervals starting at 3:05 PM

  • Walkers/bike riders

  • Boys & Girls Club is dismissed to the kindergarten playground

  • Mascot is dismissed to the MPR

  • After school clubs (if applicable) are dismissed to the front lobby

  • Bus Riders

  • Parent Pick-Up

Afternoon Pick-Up Procedures

Car Riders:

  • Enter the parking lot/drive through lane via the south Lockwood entrance and pull forward along the blue lane.

  • If picking up a kindergarten/pre-k student, after entering via the south Lockwood entrance, immediately turn right (south) to loop around into the Kiss & Go lane.

    • If needing to pick-up students in other grade levels, carefully merge into the 1st-6th pick-up lane.

  • Please pull as far forward as possible to keep the line moving, and do not let students get out of the car until you have pulled all the way forward.

  • Students may be picked up anywhere along the blue curb - please do not wait till you are at the front of the line to pick-up your student(s).

  • Please have the student name sign (two copies are provided by the school) displayed in the side passenger window to help staff/students identify who needs to be in the vehicle.

  • Please have students load on the passenger side of the vehicle - CAUTION: cars may be passing on the driver side.

  • Students will be lined up in the front of the school along the front sidewalk and staff members will help students find their parents/guardians vehicle.

  • Please use the left lane to pass and exit the pick-up lane and parking lot.

  • Vehicles will exit via the north parking lot exit onto Lockwood.

  • Parking is available along Lockwood Drive - Please follow all parking signs and traffic laws.

Walkers/Bike Riders:

  • Students will exit out of designated exits, use sidewalks, and cross the street in designated crossing zones.

  • Students will be escorted across the parking lot via the crosswalk to the parent waiting zone.

  • Parents meeting students need to wait in the parent waiting zone on the sidewalk along Lockwood.

  • Parents/guardians are asked to designate a meeting spot with their student(s).

  • Masks must be worn while on school property.


Bus Riders:

  • Students will be dismissed via the intercom and wait for the bus at the back of the school at the bus gate.

  • Students must wear a cloth mask while outside, on the bus, and at the bus stop.


IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • FOLLOW ALL ENTRY AND EXIT POINTS - THEY HAVE CHANGED SINCE LAST SCHOOL YEAR

  • BE CAREFUL when pulling in and out of the lot. Many students and parents are walking, or riding bikes and scooters on the sidewalk. Pedestrians have the right of way, so PLEASE go slowly and be alert!

  • Please be courteous to all drivers. If there are lines of cars trying to enter the lot from both directions, please take turns so the traffic continues to flow in both directions.

  • DO NOT BLOCK THE CROSSWALKS!

  • PLEASE STAY OFF OF YOUR CELL PHONES SO YOU CAN BE AWARE AND ALERT!

  • The speed limit is 15 mph in a school zone. PLEASE DO NOT SPEED!

  • Students should stay on sidewalks and cross at designated points only.

Click Here to Access and Print Student Name Sign

Please write your student(s) name and place in the passenger side window of your vehicle for afternoon pick-up

COVID-19 Acknowledgement and Disclosure Form - REQUIRED


  • We must work together to make sure our school campus is as safe as possible for students, teachers, and staff. While PVUSD is taking measures to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, we need our families to do the same.
  • The attached Acknowledgement & Disclosure Form is required for all students. Print a copy, sign it, and send it to school with your child on their first day of In-Person Learning. A copy will also be provided to students on the first day.
Click Here to View the WFES Reopening Plan

This document will be updated regularly to comply with changing guidelines and recommendations - please click for the latest information.

What will In-Person Learning Look like at WFES?


  • ALL STUDENTS WHO ATTEND IN-PERSON LEARNING ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A CLOTH FACE MASK AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT WHEN ACTIVELY EATING OR DRINKING
  • Students will keep their current grade level teacher
  • Students will follow an 8:45 - 3:15 grade-level schedule.
  • Students will participate offline in whole group, small group, and individual instruction from their classroom teacher (not through Google Meets or WebX) except when directed otherwise by their teacher.
  • At times, students may be required to be on Google Meets or WebX to interact with their virtual peers.
  • Students may still be required to use their computer to access online resources and materials (Google Classroom, Zearn Math, AR, Raz-Kids, Success Maker, Moby Max, etc.)
  • Students will move to their special area classes
  • Students will eat lunch in the cafeteria
  • Students will have recess outside, weather depending (must wear a mask)

What will PVConnect Learning Look Like at WFES?

  • Students participating in PVConnect will follow the school’s full-day, in-person schedule.
  • Students will view the classroom teachers’ instruction from Google Meet or WebEx using their computer device, while teachers are instructing students in-person.
  • Google Classroom will still be utilized
  • Lessons may include times of direct instruction, classroom discussion, and independent work.
  • PVConnect students are expected to join the live instruction at designated times and remain in the virtual classroom until the teacher has directed otherwise.
  • PVConnect students will participate in classroom activities as applicable. In some cases, PVConnect students may be given alternative lessons or project-based assignments. For example, when in-person P.E. students are participating in team sports, PVConnect students may need to work on individual fitness activities.

Staggered Start Schedule for In-person/PVConnect Return

October 5th through October 7th have been designated as site-based professional development and teacher training and workdays for all teachers. Students will be participating primarily in independent learning activities on these days so that preparations for in-person learning may be made.

Students who are not returning to campus will also participate in independent learning activities to allow teachers and students to work together on class expectations and norms for in-person learning as follows:

  • Grades Pre-K-3 on October 8 & 9

  • Grades 4-6 on October 12.

Pre-K - 3rd Grade

October 5 - 7

  • These days have been designated as site-based professional development and teacher training and workdays for all teachers. All students will be participating primarily in independent learning activities on these days so that preparations for in-person learning may be made.

  • Students will check-in with teachers in the morning for attendance before beginning their independent learning activities.

October 8 - 9

  • Students who are learning from home will engage in independent learning activities to allow teachers and in-person students to work together on class expectations and norms for in-person learning.

  • Students learning virtually will check-in with teachers in the morning for attendance and other announcements before beginning their independent learning activities.

  • Students learning in-person school day will be expanded to the normal school day of 8:45 AM - 3:15 PM


4th - 6th Grade

October 5 - 7

  • These days have been designated as site-based professional development and teacher training and workdays for all teachers. All students will be participating primarily in independent learning activities on these days so that preparations for in-person learning may be made.

  • Students will check-in with teachers in the morning for attendance before beginning their independent learning activities.


October 8 - 9

  • All students in grades 4-6 will engage in synchronous PVConnect learning within Google Meets/WebX.

  • Students schedules will remain condensed with direct instruction happening in the morning, lunch/recess from 12:30 - 1:30 PM, and small group activities from 1:30 - 3:15 PM


October 12

  • Students who are learning from home will participate in independent learning activities to allow teachers and in-person students to work together on class expectations and norms for in-person learning.

  • Students learning virtually will check-in with teachers in the morning for attendance and other announcements before beginning their independent learning activities.

  • All students' school day is expanded to the normal school day of 8:45 AM - 3:15 PM.

Health Office Information

News from the Nurse

As we look forward to returning to on-campus learning, I wanted to share a few reminders:

COVID-19 affects people differently and this includes children and teens. Anyone can get the virus and anyone can spread the virus. Twelve percent (12%) of cases in Maricopa County are individuals under the age of 19.

Be sure to monitor yourself and your family for the following symptoms:

  • Fever (100.4 or greater) or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

If any of these symptoms are present or if a household member or close contact tested positive, please keep your child home and isolated from others. Maricopa County has a useful interactive home decision making tool to help guide you:

https://maricopasneb.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3wLf31Anb2yNAUZ. Also, please be sure to leave a detailed message with regards to illness when reporting absences.

The health office will have a low threshold for sending ill students home. For the safety of your child and others, please make every attempt to pick your child up from the health office in a timely manner.

Your child must be up-to-date on vaccines before returning to campus. Please be sure to send any updated vaccine records to me prior to your child’s first day back.

Over-the-counter medications, such as Tylenol and Advil will only be administered with parent permission for parent-specified conditions (migraines, menstrual cramps, etc..); we will not routinely administer for general headaches or pain because we don’t want to mask any possible COVID-19 symptoms. Please contact me for more information and for the medication form.

With regards to asthma, the CDC recommends metered-dose inhalers with spacers over nebulizer treatments during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your student requires nebulizer treatments, please contact your physician to see if an inhaler with a spacer would be appropriate as we will not be administering any nebulizer treatments in the health office this school year. In addition, all inhalers used on campus must have a spacer. Please contact your child’s physician for a prescription for a spacer if you do not have one (you may also order a spacer online without a prescription). If your student is going to self-carry an inhaler with a spacer, you must still complete an asthma action plan and you must also complete a consent to self-carry. Contact me for the paperwork.

I am excited to see your children back on campus! Stay well and please don’t ever hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


Nurse Royce

(602) 449-4303


rhirsh@pvschools.net

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