• Please feel free to email me at anytime you have a question. 

    Hello! My name is Mrs. Shields and I will be your child's Kindergarten teacher this year! 

    School Hours are 8:45-1:15
    We will have specials virtually Mondays, Wednesdays, and every other Friday.
    Important Notes for the start of the 2020-2021 school year:  
    -Please label everything that comes in, including water bottles, sweatshirts, jackets, coats, etc.
    -Please send in a full-size backpack with your child, as well as the folder that H.O.P.E. will provide on the first day. 
    -Please send in an extra mask or 2 in case the first one gets dirty. 
    Please be sure that the extra clean masks are in a labeled bag or container. 
    Dirty masks will be put in the side or front pocket of their backpacks. 
    Please remember that it is mandatory that the children wear masks all day.
    We will have outdoor mask breaks throughout the day. 
    To help keep the masks as clean as possible, please have your child practice putting on and removing their mask the corrrect way.  
    -It is encouraged to have your child bring a lunch from home the first few weeks in Kindergarten, BUT lunch will be available if needed.
    Please practice having your child open containers and inserting straws... there are adults in the cafeteria to help, but things will go more smoothly if students are working towards independance. 
    If your child is buying lunch, please put a note in their folder
    We will be taking lunch orders in the morning. 
    For those buying lunch, you will need to log on to the Parent Portal and put money in their lunch account. 
    Checks may also be sent in in a labeled envelope with their student id number on it and the money will be applied to their account. 
    Please see the Food Service Department Webpage for more information.
    -Velcro or slip-on shoes are encourged to maximize student independance and maintain a healthy learning environment.
    -The students are also encouraged to bring in a water bottle each day (filled with water only please), as we will not have access to the water fountains.
    Water bottles will be returned home each day to wash.  
    Reusable bottles with a locking lid are suggested to keep their backpack dry.
    Other drinks will be allowed in the cafeteria for lunch, but water only in their water bottles please.
    -Please complete this Dismissal Selection Form and return it on the first day of school.
    -Please complete this Carline Dismissal Form and return it on the first day of school if you will be picking your child up from school each day.
    -Please send in a dated note with your child's full name if there will be a change in dismissal.
    All dismissal notes are sent down to the office in the morning.   

    Covid-19 Protocols

    Please be aware:

    -Parents must complete the Morning Screening each morning before your child comes to school.
    This can be found on the Parent Portal.
    Please complete this screening at least 30 minutes prior to school start time.
    Please keep your child home if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness.
    -There will be no eating in our classrooms this year.
    Unfortunately we will not be able to celebrate birthdays in school this year.
    -Face coverings must be worn at all times in the school building, with the exception of eating in the cafeteria, physically distanced.
    -Please do not send in any toys from home. School toys will be provided and sanitized between student use.
    -Please let me know if your child has any allergies, particularly to HAND SANITIZER

    Google Classroom and Chrome Books

     -Please keep your student's district issued Chrome Book at home at this time. 
    -An invitation to join our Google Classroom was emailed to your child's district email address. Please click the link within the email to join.
    -Google Classroom is where you will be turning in homework and receiving digital homework assignments.
    -Through Google Classroom, there is a link to access Google Meet. We will practice with an afterschool meet the second week of school! 
    Google Meet protocols will be discussed at that time.
    -Should we need to go Full Remote at any point in the future, Google Classroom would be the platform for instruction. 
    -The District Tech Tool Kit and Student/Parent Tutorials are available to help you with some common tech problems and document questions.
    -If you are having difficulties with you district issued technology, please complete this form:  Parent/Student Technology Assistance Request
    Please email me with any questions... but please be aware that it may take a day or two to respond.
    During the school year, things requiring immediate attention (for ex. a change in bus/pick up dismissal for that day) should be sent via note in your child's folder.  


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