Groundhog Gazette

March, 2021

From The Desk Of Mrs. Uhlorn

Welcome to March families,


We are so excited to be opening our doors on March 9th for 5-days a week of in-person learning. With that being said, we have updated the pandemic plan based on the recent guidelines from the CDH. Like anything we have done this year, the plan is flexible and will be updated as guidance changes. Please note we are offering students mask breaks throughout the day and will continue to do so in a safe and manageable way. Slide 7 specifically addresses masking breaks.


In anticipation for April and May we are opening up classroom placement requests. Remember, I will not entertain specific teacher requests. Instead, I am interested in what kind of classroom environment and teaching style best suits your son or daughter. We do take classroom placements seriously and take several hours to make these placements based off recommendations from this year's teacher, playground dynamics, and any other factors that need to be taken into consideration. Please click on the attached form and return to me via email by April 1st.


With school resuming on March 9th, I wanted to take a moment to update our GATE parents on what will happen with pull-out for the remainder of the year. We want to give you the choice of what you would like to do. IF you want to keep your child home on their GATE day to continue the virtual learning, we are happy to support that decision and will not mark your student absent, we just need to know that this is your intention. IF you want to send your student to school on their day of GATE, the classroom teacher will find a location in their room for your child to attend virtually. You can communicate with me and the classroom teacher of your plan and we will be ready to accommodate. Thank you to those of you who have already reached out.

Again, we are so excited to see all of our students on March 9th. We do have some exciting things planned for them that week. Stay tuned! If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out via email or phone call. Thank you again for your flexibility and willingness to follow our pandemic plan to ensure the safety of all our students and staff members.


Valerie Uhlorn