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    Back to School!
    Posted on 08/28/2020
    Back to School with kids sliding

    Welcome to the 2020-21 school year. Although it will be a different start to the year, we are very excited that you are with us. Our theme this year is John Hay, Stronger Together. We will support you as we all get connected to the virtual classroom and resources.

    Here is an overview of the first two weeks to help guide us. Our Strong Start class meetings will now start on September 4th (for grades 1-5) to be consistent with the School District. Kindergarten will have their first class meeting on September 8th.

    August 31st
    You will receive a welcome letter from your child’s teacher.

    September 4-11
    Family Connection Meetings
    Your child’s teacher will be inviting each family (student and parent) to meet with them on Microsoft Teams for a one-on-one opportunity to share information, establish two-way communication and build relationships. Classroom teachers will be contacting you to schedule the Teams meetings the week of August 31st.

    *If your child receives special education or English language services, the case manager will be reaching out during this time as well.

    September 4-11
    Strong Start Week for grades 1-5

    Kindergarten will start September 8th

    Students will have a daily online class meeting with their teacher. Each teacher will give you details about time and link to connect.

    Teachers will use the rest of the day for family connection meetings.

    September 8-9
    School supply/electronic device pick-up and student photo taken

    Note: laptops will be available for all 3rd-5th graders.

    iPads will be available for K-2. It’s possible the iPads will not yet be available on these dates. TBD

    September 8th:
    5th grade: 8:30-10:30
    4th grade: 11:00-1:00 
    3rd grade: 1:30-3:30

    September 9th:
    2nd grade: 8:30-10:30
    1st grade: 11:00-1:00 
    Kindergarten: 1:30-3:30  

    Enter at the back of the school through the Galer St, playground gates. One gate will be established for entrance and another for exit. Please maintain a minimum of 6 feet of space between others and wear a mask.

    September 14th
    Full learning schedule starts

    M, T, Th, F 8:30-3:00                                       
    Wednesday 8:30-1:45

    Daily lunch 11:30-12:15

    Students will not be online for this full time. You will get a more specific schedule from your child’s teacher.

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.

    In partnership,

    Nicole Silver, Principal

    Angela Clement, Assistant Principal