We are almost there with the return to the building of all of our classes!!! Yesterday, the 7th graders returned and following mid-winter break, all classes will be back in the building. With the numbers increasing as more students return, we need to double down on our efforts to make sure all remain safe and healthy. Mid-winter break is a good time to check the fit of your child’s mask and to make sure he/she has extras in case one is soiled or misplaced at school. We have extra disposable adult and child sized masks as well as cloth ones, but we prefer students to wear a proper fitting mask from home.
Our re-enrollment program is ready to go! Yesterday, you should have received your log-on information to the parent portal at SchoolAdmin. Thank you for your patience as we worked through some data issues. We believe all is fine now and that the re-enrollment process should go smoothly for you. Please reach out to Jennifer Hazzard if you are experiencing any technical issues. There is a re-enrollment check-list that will guide you through all required fields. Once the contract is completed you will need to return to the parent portal and click on the FACTS button to confirm your tuition amount for 2021-22. Your enrollment will not be complete until this last step is finished. Since we are a week later in getting our re-enrollment forms to you, we have extended the deadline for completion to February 22nd.
Just a reminder that we do not have school this coming Friday, February 12th for a faculty retreat day. Next week is our mid-winter break. Please remember that if you plan to leave the state your child/ren must quarantine upon returning home. It is strongly recommended (and preferred) that you choose to self-quarantine for 14 days. A family may reduce the number of quarantine days for their student if that child can provide a negative result from a County-approved COVID nasal swab test. This test MUST be administered no earlier than 5 days following their return to their home residence. Once negative results are received the student may return to school no earlier than day 7. A dated hard copy of a negative test result must be provided to the school. Along with the health screening questions and temperature checks, we will be using these standards, without any exception, before allowing those who have travelled out-of-state to return to the building.
Please join us tomorrow evening for our virtual auction kick-off! Co-chairs Kathleen Gallagher and Becky Pelletier have been busy preparing for the May 8th event. They will open the zoom link at 7:00pm and reveal the theme and details on plans to bring you a fun evening in support of our school. Register HERE and be included in a family drawing for a fun auction surprise to be delivered live during the Zoom launch.
Finally, with the middle school returning to the building, we are finding that teachers do not have the prep time that has been available to them during non-covid times. On Mondays, the middle school typically has an elective period in the afternoon. Since we are not allowed to meet in small groups for the elective, we have decided to move the last class period to the elective time and dismiss the middle school at 2pm with the other classes. This gives our teachers additional time to plan and collaborate. So, as of February 22nd, middle school will dismiss at 2pm on Mondays and Wednesdays with Tuesday, Thursday and Friday being 3pm dismissals.
Have a great week and a fabulous mid-winter break!