Eagle Flyer

A newsletter for Walnut Hills High School

Principal's Message

March 30, 2021

Dear Walnut Hills High School Families,


We cannot WAIT to resume 5-day learning with our students in-person and concurrently! Tomorrow is the day, and we could not be more excited to get started.


Included in this Eagle Flyer is the most important information that your student needs to know for tomorrow. Please pay special attention to the revised schedule, transportation and drop-off information, and study hall locations.


We have been working hard to assure the smoothest transition back to the building as possible. We will continue to evaluate our plans and make improvements as we "live" them over the next few weeks. Thank you for your patience as we do so.


Sursum ad Summum,


John Chambers

Go Eagles!

What you need to know for this week!

Please note some adjustments to the schedule to accommodate student lunches: ALL students in grades 7-12, whether in-person or concurrent, will follow this schedule. The schedule alternates between Day 1 and Day 2 blocks. This week Wednesday will be a Day 1 block, Thursday will be a Day 2 block, and Friday will be a Day 1 block.


Wednesday, March 31:


  • Students in grades 7-9 will return to in-person instruction.


  • March 31: Students in grades 10-12 will remain in remote learning until Tuesday, April 6th.


Tuesday, April 6:


  • Students in grades 10-12 will return to in-person instruction.

Morning Arrival

  • There are four entrances into the building: Blair Circle, Lot D, Plaza (for bus riders), and Arcade.

  • Students will go through temperature and security checks at each entrance.

  • If you are driving your student to school, the earliest that drop-off students will be permitted into the building is 7:40 am.

Transportation / Metro Buses

  • Metro bus cards will not be required for the first week of in-person learning.

  • Students will receive their bus cards in their English classes on the first day that they have an English schedule according to the schedule.

  • Here is specific route information; route information is also posted on the school’s website in the scrolling section.

  • Here is the bus line up on Jonathan with arrival and dismissal times.

Study Halls

The study hall rosters are published by bell for students on Schoology. Each roster gives the study hall location as well as the student's seat number if applicable. It is critical that all students check the Student Body Schoology page for this study hall information.

Hallways, Stairs & Class Changes

  • Hallways will be 2-way. Students will walk single file down the hallway along the wall.

  • Students will exit every classroom to the right and travel in that direction.

  • Stairways will be one way with the exception of the two small stairways that lead to the 3500 classrooms. These two stairways will be two-way to avoid students passing in a narrow hallway.

Help with Directions!

Have you students check out today's Eaglette Flyer. There is a video tour website and a presentation about the classroom numbers and building. Here is a map indicating the directional paths. There will be many people in the hallway to help our students, especially the 7th graders and new students. Please tell your students not to worry; we will help them!

Lunch

  • Lunch will take place by grade level during 3rd bell. Students will eat their lunch outside when the weather permits or at an assigned indoor location on inclement weather days. Each student will have an assigned location for both scenarios based on their third bell schedule. Kiosks will be stationed in various areas for students to pick up their lunch. The 3rd bell teachers will share the lunch locations tomorrow.

  • All CPS students are eligible for a free breakfast and free lunch for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

Medical Room

  • COVID Plan and Medical Room Procedure Spring 2021

  • There are several important documents that ALL students need to have completed and bring with them on their first day of in-person instruction:

  • It is highly recommended that ALL students have permission for a COVID test as this may be necessary if your child is sent to the Medical Room with a symptom that may be COVID-related: COVID-19 Testing Consent Form

    • If there is not a signed approval form on file the nurse will call the parents for verbal approval prior to administering the COVID test.

    • The COVID test approval form, if not on file, will need to be signed by the parent at the time of student pick up (if the COVID test was approved and administered).

    • If a parent declines a COVID test for their child to be administered at school the child will not be permitted to return back to school without a negative COVID test result.

    • If a parent declines a COVID test for his/her child’s symptoms, the child will not be able to return back to school for 10 (ten) calendar days.

  • These forms need to be complete if applicable for your student:

Dismissal

  • Breakfast bags (provided for free) will be available for students to grab and take home to eat the following morning before leaving for school.

  • Students that ride a bus will have a staggered release between 2:30 and 2:55 pm.

  • Students who will be picked-up and students that drive to campus will be released at 2:30 pm.

  • ALL students must exit the building at 3 pm. The only exception is students participating in athletics who must report immediately to the area supervised by the coach. There will be no after school supervision. Please plan accordingly.

Parking for Student Drivers

  • Drivers (grades 10-12) will be permitted to park on campus. Students who choose to drive need to park must pick up a parking pass from the main office. There is no fee for parking this year.

  • Students are only permitted to park in Lower Lot D, Lot C, Sulsar Drive, or the Gravel Lot.

  • Parking passes must be picked up by Friday, April 9th.