• Classroom Procedures

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    Arrival and Dismissal Procedures- Hybrid Schedule

    For the AM Cohort: our classroom door will open each day at 7:55. It is important for all children to arrive in a timely manner so that we are able to effectively utilize our instructional time. Any student who arrives after 8:00 will be marked Tardy. Students who arrive early will be escorted to the Reynolds Gym to wait in a socially distant way. Mrs. Kersting will be dismissing the AM Cohort by the doors near the tennis courts. Parents are not allowed to wait/congregate under the awnings. 

    For the PM Cohort: our classroom door will open each day at 11:55. It is important for all children to arrive in a timely manner so that we are able to effectively utilize our instructional time. Any student who arrives after 12:00 will be marked Tardy. Students who arrive early will be escorted to the Reynolds Gym to wait in a socially distant way. I will be dismissing the PM Cohort by the doors near the tennis courts. Parents are not allowed to wait/congregate under the awnings. 

    In order to ensure the safety of your child, please make sure you send a note if there are any changes in your child’s dismissal schedule.  If your child will be taking an alternate route home one day, please make sure you send in a note. Also, if dismissal plans change during the course of the day, please contact the office. DO NOT leave me a voicemail or email me this information, as I will not be able to check these messages till after dismissal.

    Thanks so much for your cooperation!

    Arrival and Dismissal Procedures- Regular Schedule


    Our classroom door will open each day at 7:55. It is important for all children to arrive in a timely manner so that we are able to effectively utilize our instructional time. Any student who arrives after 8:05 will be marked tardy. After 8:15, students must report to the attendance office for a late pass. In order to ensure the safety of your child, please make sure you send a note if there are any changes in your child’s dismissal schedule. If your child will be taking an alternate route home one day, please make sure you send in a note. Also, if dismissal plans change during the course of the day, please contact the office. DO NOT leave me a voicemail or email me this information, as I will not be able to check these messages till after dismissal. 

    Absentees
    Please call the attendance office at extension 6376 if your child will be absent. Notify the school in advance if your child will be absent due to a vacation.

    Tardiness
    If your child is late, please have him/her go to the Greeter for a late pass before reporting to class.

    Birthdays- We will not be celebrating birthdays with a snack this year. I will make it special for your child by having your child pick a birthday read aloud, we will sing to them and I will give them a birthday crown and a pencil! :) 

    Clothing- Note that there is no recess at this time, however, we will be taking mask breaks outside. Have your child dress appropriately for the weather. 
    There will be daily outdoor recess after lunch unless it is raining. Send your child in with warm attire (gloves, hats, sweaters) during the cold months of school. Labeling clothing, backpacks, lunch boxes and personal items is strongly recommended.

    Notes
    If your child is going home a different way than usual, please send in a note. If your child’s dismissal plan changes during school hours, please do not email me this information as I may not be able to check my email until after school hours. Instead, call the office and they will notify us of the change.

    Snacks- We will not be having snack at this time. 
    Please supply your child with a healthy snack every day. Please remember to try and not send your child in with a snack containing nuts if possible. We have a daily morning snack.

    Medications
    All medications should be given to the health office if taken during school hours.

    Folders
    Your child has a Take Home folder. Please check this folder every night for homework, notes and other important papers. Notes should be taken out of the folder each night to avoid clutter and confusion.

    Homework
    The primary purpose of homework in first grade is to reinforce concepts taught in class. Homework is always due the following morning unless otherwise instructed.

    Visitations Visitors are not permitted at this time, if dropping of anything for your child, there will be bins outside. 
    All visitors must report to the office if you wish to communicate with your child. If you are dropping off lunch, student work, library books or any other item, leave it with the Greeter for your child to pick up at a convenient time. This procedure avoids classroom interruptions.

    If you have any questions, you can always call, send in a note or email me. My school extension is 2117 or you can email me at agolden@usrschoolsk8.com.