Please be sure to check Google Classroom, Dojo, Email and my teacher page for up to date information about our class.Communication is key - please feel free to email or call the school at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-833-4620*Thank you,Mrs. Polhemus
HEALTH AND SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY
**Daily health forms should be completed each day the student is attending in-person learning**
The success of advancing to this stage in our reopening process requires all of us to do our part. The safety of our students and staff must come first and we must ALL remain vigilant in our health and safety protocols.
Keep your children home if they are sick
Keep your children home if anyone in your household has tested positive OR is experiencing COVID-compatible symptoms
Keep your children home if anyone in your household is awaiting a test result for COVID
Remember to truthfully fill out your Daily COVID Health Screening Form for your child each day.
Remember to contact your school nurse if anyone in your house has been exposed to COVID, has COVID-compatible symptoms, or is being tested.SNACK & GRAB-and-GO LUNCHES AT DISMISSAL
Monday, March 1st begins our five day per week in-person learning! One important change is that students will no longer eat lunch in school. Instead, we will be taking a break in the APR at 9:45AM which has been set up for a safe, socially distanced snack. PLEASE REMEMBER TO PROVIDE YOUR CHILD WITH A HEALTHY SNACK EACH DAY. The letter sent home can be used as a reference for examples of quick, healthy snacks. Thank you!
At the end of each school day, students will pick up a grab and go bag, which will contain lunch for that day as well as a breakfast for the following morning.
Students that they MAY NOT eat their grab-and-go lunch on the bus.
Parents are required to complete this short check each morning via the Genesis Parent Portal and report their child’s information at least 30 minutes prior to the school reporting time for school.
**If the answer to any of these is YES, the parent must not send their child to school**
SECTION 1: Symptoms
If your child has any of the following symptoms, that indicates a possible illness that may decrease the student’s ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others. Please check your child for these symptoms:
*Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
*New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/ asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
*Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
*New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
SECTION 2: Close Contact/Potential Exposure
*Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19
*Traveled to or lived in an area where the New Jersey Department of Health is reporting large numbers of COVID-19 cases as described in the New Jersey Travel Restrictions
No eating will be allowed in the classrooms. Birthday's will not be celebrated in school this year as well. It is reccomended that students bring a bagged lunch from home; however, lunch will still be available for purchase.
Hand sanitizer will be used frequently throughout the school day. Please let your child's teacher know if they have any allergies to hand sanitizer.
Face coverings are REQUIRED in school at all times. We will be taking short mask breaks outdoors when necessary, while practicing social distancing, of course!
Please send your child to school with a water bottle from home.
Please complete the attached dismissal form. The students need to bring this to with them the first day they are physically in school.
If you child is using the car line, please complete the attached form, and send it in with your child the first day they are physically in school.
The Reading and Writing Project’s approach to instruction recognizes that “one size fits all” does not match the realities of the classrooms and schools in which they work. When you walk into a workshop classroom at any given moment, you’ll see instruction that is designed to:
-help teachers address each child’s individual learning,
-explicitly teach strategies students will use not only the day they are taught, but whenever they need them,
-support small-group work and conferring, with multiple opportunities for personalizing instruction,
-tap into the power of a learning community as a way to bring all learners along,
-build choice and assessment-based learning into the very design of the curriculum,
-help students work with engagement so that teachers are able to coach individuals and lead small groups.
-The routines and structures of reading and writing workshop are kept simple and predictable so that the teacher can focus on the complex work of teaching in a responsive manner to accelerate achievement for all learners.
All students were loaned a chrome book the week of August 24 for at home use. Chrome books will be traveling both to school and home with the students daily. While in school, student chrome books must never be left unattended.
Please see some general precautions in regards to chrome books below:
-No food or drink is allowed next to your Chromebook. Chromebooks are not permitted in the cafeteria.
-Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully.
-Students should never carry their Chromebook while the screen is open.
-Chromebooks should not be open or used while walking through the halls.
-It is suggested that you purchase a protective case.
-Do not expose your Chromebook to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Extreme heat or cold may cause damage to the laptop.Always bring your laptop to room temperature prior to turning it on.
Chrome Book Care:
-Do not lean on top of the Chromebook.
-Do not place anything near the Chromebook that could put pressure on the screen.
-Do not poke the screen.
-Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks).
-Clean the screen with a soft, dry anti-static, or micro-fiber cloth. Do not use window cleaner or any type of liquid or water on the Chromebook. You can also purchase individually packaged pre-moistened eyeglass lens cleaning tissues to clean the screen. These are very convenient and relatively inexpensive.
-Chromebooks include serial numbers and barcode stickers that must remain on the device. These stickers are important for inventory and insurance purposes.
-Do not place any additional stickers anywhere on the Chromebook.
-Do not write or mark the device for any reason!
-Any student choosing to break these rules could be subject to forfeiting their Chromebook privileges.
Our class currently has Computer as a special.
School arrival begins at 8:35 a.m. The doors will close at 8:45 a.m. Face coverings are REQUIRED upon arriving.
School dismissal begins at 1:15 pm. Face covering are REQUIRED as students are dismissed. Social distancing will be practiced during both arrival and dismissal times.
Class Dojo is a great way to keep track of your child's behavior as well as share important reminders for upcoming events. Any important/urgent manners, must still be communicated through teacher email addresses.
In our classroom we believe that kindness is everything! We can fill each other's buckets by giving compliments, being kind and considerate of each other's feeling, and never allowing someone to be left out! How are you a bucket filler?