Message from Principal Hedlund

Dr. Phyllis HedlundPrincipal Newsletters

More Updates on Term 4

Good afternoon families,

Given all the changes we will undergo in Term 4, I wanted to outline the shifts by grade level for your review. Since Spring Break is the week of April 12th and some families may be traveling during that time, the majority of the students will return to the building on April 26th.

Grade/ClassStart DateCapacity Changes
PK 3 CARE4/19Students who started in CARE before break will return on 4/19
PK 3 IPL4/26New students start when Ms. Johnson Returns on 4/26
PK 4 CARE4/19Term 3 CARE students return on 4/19
PK IPL Hunter4/29When Ms. Hunter returns on 4/29, her students will return, either transferring out of the CARE classroom to her classroom or returning to school
PK IPL Holt4/29Ms. Holt’s students who are in PK 4 CARE will stay in CARE, and her students returning to the building can start CARE on 4/29. They will stay in CARE until 5/17 when Ms. Holt returns to the building.
K IPL Rajwani4/26New students start 4/26. Term 3 students return 4/19. Classroom capacity increases from 10 to 23.
K CARE4/26New students start 4/26. Term 3 students return 4/19.
1st grade IPL4/26New students start 4/26. Term 3 students return 4/19. Classroom capacity increases from 11 to 24.
2nd grade IPL4/26New students start 4/26. Term 3 students return 4/19. Classroom capacity increases from 11 to 24.
3rd grade CARE4/19Six students will join Ms. Gladney’s class on 4/19. Since Mr. Mack is back, Ms. Gladney will no longer be providing in person instruction; she will supervise virtual learning and provide support.
4th grade CARETurner4/19There is no IPL classroom for fourth grade. There will be two CARE classrooms. The first one will begin on 4/19; they have been waiting to come back since the start of Term 2, and we are grateful for their patience. Fourth grade families will receive an email that indicates their start date.
4th grade CAREMs. Williams4/26All students in the second CARE classroom will start on 4/26.
5th grade IPLClayborn4/26New students start 4/26. Term 3 students return 4/19. Classroom capacity increases from 11 to 18.
5th grade IPLLeonard4/26Students start 4/26. There are 14 students in this class.

At this time, all seats are taken except in Kindergarten CARE. If you have a Kindergartener or 1st or 2nd grader, I can make this a multi-grade CARE class to meet demand. Please let me know if you are interested immediately.

All students who are returning to school in person will receive a welcome email by grade level. In addition, there will be an information session for all returning families on Wednesday, April 21st at 5:00 pm. I will send an invitation out through Remind on Monday, April 19th.

Below are the staggered arrival and dismissal times for CARE and IPL classrooms for your planning. There is no after care at this time, and we strictly enforce these windows to avoid co-mingling of cohorts. Thanks for your understanding.

Arrival–All K-5th families walk students to arrival sidewalk, Pre-K families walk up to A Wing

8:30-8:45

PK3–Walk Up A Wing Entrance (Use sidewalk from the parking lot)

PK4–Walk Up A Wing Entrance (Use sidewalk from the parking lot)

Kinder–Main Entrance, Diagonal Sidewalk

Kinder CARE–Main Entrance, Diagonal Sidewalk

1st Grade–Main Entrance, Sidewalk by Marquee

8:45-3:00

2nd Grade–A Wing Entrance, Sidewalk by Marquee

3rd CARE–Main Entrance, Sidewalk by Marquee

4th CARE–Main Entrance, Middle Sidewalk

5th Grade–A Wing Entrance, Diagonal Sidewalk

Dismissal–All K-5th families wait on perimeter sidewalk, Pre-K families walk up to A Wing

2:45-3:00

PK3–Walk Up to A Wing Entrance (Use sidewalk from the parking lot)

PK4–Walk Up to A Wing Entrance (Use sidewalk from the parking lot)

Kinder–Diagonal Sidewalk

Kinder CARE–Diagonal Sidewalk

1st Grade–Sidewalk by Marquee

3:00-3:15

2nd Grade–Sidewalk by Marquee

3rd CARE–Round Planter in Middle

4th CARE–Middle Sidewalk

5th Grade–Diagonal Sidewalk

Breakfast and lunch are provided at school, but you are free to bring your own. Please remember that we are a nut-free community, and we have students and staff with life-threatening allergies on site.

All Covid-19 safety precautions are in place, including masks except when eating, sleeping or drinking; temperature checks, daily self-health assessment and randomized asymptomatic testing for students and staff.

I hope this answers some of your questions, and please feel free to reach out with any remaining or jot them down for the information session. We will start extending offers for our summer acceleration program this week. Please remember that this program is by invitation only based on student need. Thank you for all of your support during this difficult time.

Phyllis