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/Class||Start Date||Capacity Changes|
|PK 3 CARE||4/19||Students who started in CARE before break will return on 4/19|
|PK 3 IPL||4/26||New students start when Ms. Johnson Returns on 4/26|
|PK 4 CARE||4/19||Term 3 CARE students return on 4/19|
|PK IPL Hunter||4/29||When 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 Holt||4/29||Ms. 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 Rajwani||4/26||New students start 4/26. Term 3 students return 4/19. Classroom capacity increases from 10 to 23.|
|K CARE||4/26||New students start 4/26. Term 3 students return 4/19.|
|1st grade IPL||4/26||New students start 4/26. Term 3 students return 4/19. Classroom capacity increases from 11 to 24.|
|2nd grade IPL||4/26||New students start 4/26. Term 3 students return 4/19. Classroom capacity increases from 11 to 24.|
|3rd grade CARE||4/19||Six 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 CARETurner||4/19||There 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. Williams||4/26||All students in the second CARE classroom will start on 4/26.|
|5th grade IPLClayborn||4/26||New students start 4/26. Term 3 students return 4/19. Classroom capacity increases from 11 to 18.|
|5th grade IPLLeonard||4/26||Students 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
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
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
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 CARE–Diagonal Sidewalk
1st Grade–Sidewalk by Marquee
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.