Welcome to Week 31. This coming week, we are embarking on something incredibly new and challenging, yet exciting. We know this week will present its challenges and we are counting on your grace, compassion and patience. While we look forward to seeing students back on campus, we are still dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for all our students, families and staff. In order for all of us to stay safe and maintain our new routine, please remember to complete the HOME SCREENING questions before coming to school each day. We also strongly encourage you to re-read the family guidebook before your first day. We are trusting everyone to work together to keep our community healthy and safe for these next 7 weeks! Thank you for your support.
To kick off the week, we first would like to celebrate our Students of the Month for March! These students are awarded the Career & Life Skills certificate for demonstrating the ability to seek authentic support, communicate effectively, use problem solving skills and use resources and tools to complete tasks on time. In SFUSD, we also are highlighting LGBTQ Pride and advocacy for the month of April. Check out our virtual IDEAS Gallery to learn more.
- For K-2 families who are returning to in-person, we will see you on campus Monday April 12th. Our school doors will open at 9:15am. As we work together through this new intake process, please be patient as it may take longer than we anticipate.
- Kindergarten students will enter from 43rd Avenue – Rooms 104 & 105 in the main entrance and rooms 106 & 107 from the South Gate by the bike racks.
- 1st and 2nd grade students will enter the school through the main gate on 42nd Avenue.
- For K-2 families remaining in Distance Learning, please pay attention to communication from your child’s teacher regarding any schedule changes. Students should log into Zoom at 8:30am everyday.
- For 3rd – 5th grade students, for the week of 4/12 – 4/16, you all will remain online and your zoom/offline schedule will remain the same.
Traffic and Safety:
- For families driving to school by car: As we work together to handle new safety protocols, we realize traffic may be a big concern. We want to remind everyone to follow traffic safety rules and drop off your student on the RIGHT side of the street along the school. There will be NO double parking on the street. We will have a screener approach your car so please be ready to answer the screener’s questions before your child exits the car. We have specific videos made for Kinder families, but the video also shows the process for all students being screened from the car. For 1st & 2nd grade families: guardians will NOT receive a name card and should drop off students on 42nd Avenue, closer to Kirkham Street.
- Walkers Intake Video
- Driver Drop-off Video
- For families coming to school by bike/scooter:
- Students from Room 104 & 105: if you need to ride your bike to school, we will help you place your bikes in the bike rack after school starts
- Students from Rooms 106 & 107: after the health screening, students will place their bikes in the bike rack.
- 1st & 2nd families: once on campus after the health screening, students will walk their bikes to the bike rack and then line up on the yard with their class.
- Please remember that parents are not allowed on campus so students will need to place their bikes independently. If you have a bike lock, please make sure your child knows how to use it.
Lunch & Snack:
- Your child(ren) is/are not obligated to have school lunch or snack, however, if your child(ren) would like to have school lunch and/or snack, please read below.
- Please talk to your child each morning about school lunch options. Here is the link to the lunch menu. If your child needs school lunch, your child’s teacher will ask them what they would like and communicate with cafeteria staff.
- School will provide one snack to the students each day.
- Our school is nut-free school: Due to many students with allergies, we encourage families to pack nut free lunches and snacks for students.
- Allergies or other health concerns: please make sure you let your student’s teacher know and fill out the health form.
- During the orientation, many families asked if students should bring the chromebook back to school. After discussion with our teachers, here is the plan by grade level:
- Kindergarten and 1st grade students – Please bring Chromebook and chargers back to school on Monday April 12th. In the future, if there is a need for students to use Chromebooks at home, K & 1 teachers will communicate with families on specifics.
- 2nd to 5th grade students – please keep Chromebook at home for assignments and online learning activities.
- We have scheduled school photo opportunities for our students through Life Touch. Detailed schedule will be sent home next week.
- Kinder – 2nd Grade, & Special Education classes : 4/20 & 4/22; 3rd – 5th Grade: 5/4 & 5/6
- Distance Learning only students: 5/8
- Picture Day ID: EVTZ2NTGJ
Have a wonderful week this week! We look forward to seeing some of you on campus soon and we’ll see our Distance Learners at 8:30 on Zoom!
Sending hugs and love,
Ms. Kasner and Ms. Page
请看视频 Walkers Intake Video & Driver Drop off Video