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LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

April 2, 2021

LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Families,
What a great week. I was so happy to see students back on campus. They were learning in the classrooms, playing on the playground, and visiting with friends. I would like to thank the parents driving to school for their patience during the drop off and pick up times. Please see the note below in regards to moving to the 5 day per week model. Have a wonderful long weekend. Remember, no school Monday.
Warm regards,
Patrick Eagle

IMPORTANT MESSAGE THAT WENT OUT LAST NIGHT
Hi Distance Learning and Hybrid Families,
The district is in the process of moving to 5 days a week of in person instruction. We hope to be at 5 days a week by later April.
Some details:
● Students will be masked and 3ft apart in the classrooms.
● Students will NOT attend a full day due to the social distancing requirements for lunch.
● Start and end times will be staggered to help with social distancing.
● Students will have 2 recess/snack breaks

Distance Learning families should fill out the survey that was emailed last week to them. If you need the link again, please ask your Distance Learning teacher for it. Hybrid families that do NOT want to return to school 5 days a week and would prefer to move into distance learning for the remainder of the year (when we return to 5 days a week) need to Email me by Tuesday, 4/6/21. Please know if you switch to Distant Learning, your child will be assigned a new teacher. If I don’t hear from you, I’ll assume you want to be signed up for 5 days a week.

COVID 19 PARENT WORKSHOP
Join us for an in depth discussion with Annie Ebiner, FNP, MSN School Nurse, on COVID-19 and ways to support your children as they return to campus. Thursday April 8th at 4:00 pm. Click here for the flier and Zoom link.

MASK WEARING ON CAMPUS
All students and staff will be wearing masks unless they are eating or drinking. Masks need to be the surgical style. Masks with valves, gaiters, bandanas, and scarves are not allowed and the wearer will be provided with an alternate, compliant mask.

ARRIVAL AND PICK UP TIMES
Click here for the schedule of arrival and pick up times for Hybrid students. We know that there is a spread of pick up times between the older and younger students. That is why the older students can be dismissed at their younger sibling’s time. However if you can make other arrangements for
them to be picked up separately, you may.

DROP OFF PROCEDURES
As you know by now, upon pulling up to the curb, a staff member will ask you if you have any ‘yes’s‘ to the standard questions that were sent home on the magnet. Then the temperatures will be taken and your child will get a small stamp on the back of their hand indicating that they have checked in. For the younger students and families that walk to school, parents will be asked to say goodbye AT THE CURB , not the gate. This will discourage congestion and exposure in that area. If you are walking from the back of the school, parents can say goodbye when the main playground is reached. Parents are not allowed on campus. In advance, I thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these new procedures.

DISTRICT WIDE VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY
Bot! The secret world of robots. 4/7/21 9:00 TK-2nd grade, 10:00 3rd-6th grades. Click here for the flier in English, here for Spanish.

A NOTE FROM COACH BRE
This week’s challenge is a ROCK PAPER SCISSORS Challenge. The challenge is sponsored by Bravo Restoration & Construction. Two winners will receive a Yogurt Time gift card. https://youtu.be/QK6TxCe6TyM I hope everyone has received water bottles for each of their students. Water bottles were generously donated by Smile Orthodontics. Stay tuned, we’ve got a whole week of PE ahead Smile themed and of course sponsored by Smile. Have a great week!

Thank You, Breanne Bush ‘Coach Bre’
_PE with Coach Bre Week #25.pdf

UPCOMING DATES
UPCOMING DATES
4/5/21 – No school (unused emergency day)
4/7/21 – Lunch distribution
4/8/21 – Parent Workshop – Covid Information
4/14/21 – Lunch distribution
4/21/21 – Lunch distribution
4/28/21 – Lunch distribution

A NOTE FROM THE MUSIC TEACHER
Help keep music in our schools! The board positions for president and treasurer still need to be filled for the Mark West Education Foundation to continue. Please contact the Foundation at mwef@mwusd.org if you are interested or have any questions.
Students in hybrid learning may have already spotted Mrs. Kaufman playing the violin at recess this week. If you haven’t seen her yet, not to worry! She’ll be visiting your cohort soon! Again, song requests are welcome!

PTO UPDATE
Our LAST PTO meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, May 19th, via zoom! We are looking to fill the President, Vice President and Secretary roles as our current board members have already served their 2 years. Soooo, if you are interested PLEASE reach out to the PTO! All 3 board members are working moms and were able to do both, so don’t let work deter you from being a part of enriching your child’s experience. nicole@bravorestoration.com

YEARBOOK
Yes! We are still going to be doing a yearbook this year! So please start gathering photos of your children in their classroom environment and we will be sharing a link over the next couple of weeks where to share, as well as how to purchase the yearbook.

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