1st Grade: Back-to-Campus (Hybrid) – Week of February 1st

 

Back-to-Campus Information

From 1st Grade Teachers

 

Hello 1st grade families,
 
The time has come and preparation is underway for our children’s return to campus next week, in a hybrid model on Mondays & Wednesdays and Tuesdays & Thursdays. Woo hoo! Please review the details below that we have compiled from our teachers and the school administration. *Don’t miss the request below for an activity kit for your child’s free play!*
 
Our teachers are working diligently on new schedules for on campus and distance learning. They hope to share those schedules at the end of this week.
 
Remember, we’re in this together! We are here to help in any way we can. Our teachers are awesome! And we’re all open to feedback on how to make this the best experience possible for our littles. See you soon!

 

WHAT TO KNOW

  • Review and sign the Health and Safety Agreement and return it to Principal Pinkofsky before February 1. This can be done via email attachment, dropping it off in the front office, or mailing it.
  • Download the SchoolPass App. The welcome letter from SchoolPass was sent to all families via email before the holidays. This will allow you to complete the Health Assessment each morning before bringing your child to campus. A “green check mark” means your child may come to school. A “red X” means that your child must remain at home that day.
  • Drop-off in the morning will be from 7:30 – 7:45 a.m. Children’s temperatures will be taken with a touchless thermometer before they exit your vehicle. The students will enter the gym where they will be supervised and walked to their classrooms by a teaches or teacher assistant. Pick-up will be from 2:30 – 2:45 p.m. All students must be picked up by 2:45 p.m. 
  • All drop-offs and pick-ups are via car only.  Walk-ins prohibited at this time.
  • Students must wear the St. Paul the Apostle School uniform. All of our students must wear a face mask while on campus. The masks may be removed only when students are eating snack and lunch.
  • There will no longer be one or small group WIN zooms starting next week as the teachers will be in the classroom.

WHAT TO BRING EVERYDAY

  • Lunch, Snack & Water
  • Fully Charged iPad
  • Math Textbook
  • My Book 2 Textbook
  • Christ Our Life Textbook
  • My Journal Textbook
  • Words I Use Textbook
  • Math Toolkit (Note: The “correcting pen” is the small sparkly pen to make it fun. If you lost it, no big deal, they can use a colored pencil.)
  • Plastic Math Packet
  • 2x Extra Face Masks

School Supplies

  • 1x activity kit: details below!
  • 1x headphones or earbuds: These need to be wired. No Wifi or Bluetooth capabilities.
  • 2x two-pocket folders: label one folder “homework” and one folder “Spanish”
  • 1x wide-ruled composition notebook
  • 5x pencils: sharpen in advance
  • 1x pencil sharpener: small, self contained shaving holder, no battery operated devices
  • 2x erasers: plain
  • 1x box of crayons: 24 count only, no scented, fluorescent, sparkly or twistable crayons
  • 1x small scissors
  • 1x large zippered pencil bag: place pencils, sharpener, erasers, crayons and scissors inside.
  • 2x glue sticks 
  • 2x dry erase markers
  • 1x whiteboard eraser 
  • 1x roll of paper towels
  • 1x large box of tissues
  • 1x pack of personal/travel-sized tissue
  • 1x sunblock stick

Please label all items with child’s first and last name. Mabel’s Labels offers personalized labels.

New Activity Kit

Due to Covid restrictions, the students are not able to play with the games and activities in the classroom as they normally would. Our teachers have suggested each student brings a gallon ziploc bag filled with a quiet activity for WIN time or when work is completed. The baggie should be labeled with your child’s first and last name and be kept at school. Ideas include Legos, stickers, small stuffies, books, toy cars, etc. This is optional as the students may also use class related apps on their iPad during this time.

Carpool Protocol

  • Wellness Check in School Pass needs to be completed daily before entering carline.
  • Cell Phone use is prohibited.
  • Keep it slow: 5 MPH on campus.
  • Follow posted traffic flow directions.
  • There will be four car unloading/loading stations.
  • Four cars will enter a given station.
  • When you pull into the unloading/loading point, turn your car off, exit your vehicle, and help your student in/out of the car.
  • Please limit talking with teachers so the car line flows continuously.
  • ALL four cars will proceed out TOGETHER after loading or unloading. 
  • Please be patient. The process will get more efficient over time.

 

Uniforms

If children need updated uniforms for their return to school, please find the uniform template here for easy reference and the Lands’ End site below.

 

Face Masks

Students will be required to wear a cloth face mask on campus and have two additional clean masks in a plastic bag inside their backpack. Time to stock up!

DK-2nd Grade: Back-to-Campus Information from Administration

 

Back-to-Campus Information

from School Administration

SchoolPass App

  • The “Welcome” letter from SchoolPass (click here) was sent to all DK-2nd grade families via email before the Christmas holidays (click button at bottom of post to view). If you have not already done so, please download the app so that you are ready to complete the Health Assessment each morning before bringing your child to campus. A green check mark means your child may come to school. A red X means that your child must remain at home that day.  Try it out prior to Monday as a trial run for next week. It is user-friendly.  We will have a paper form as a back-up, just in case you run into any problems. Feel free to email Mayora Hiney Mayora Hiney at mhiney@sp-apostle.org. with any questions or if you need assistance with the app.  

Drop Off & Pick-Up

First Drop-off Window   7:30 – 7:45 a.m. – Drop-off time for Grades 1-2

Second Drop-off Window   7:45 – 8:10 a.m. – Drop-off time for DK – K

First Pick-up Window   2:15 – 2:30 p.m. – Pick-up time for DK – K

Second Pick-up Window   2:30 – 2:45 p.m. – Pick-up time for Grades 1-2

If you have one student in the first window and one in the second window for both drop-off and pick-up, please use the SECOND window.

Please be respectful of the drop-off and pick-up windows. We are trying to keep the wait to a minimum and adhering to the schedule is a critical part of that.

Wellness check

  • You will need to download the app to submit the wellness check each day.  Please have this app ready go prior to Monday.

General information for drop-off and pick-up:

  • Please enter the school/church driveway from the south (driving north from Santa Monica Boulevard) so that you can make a right hand turn into the driveway.  There are no left turns allowed from the Selby entrance.
  • Remember to fasten your child into the passenger side of the car. 
  • Please have a picture of the wellness check completion screen for each student on the driver’s phone.  The easiest way to do it is to screenshot the green “WELLNESS STATUS.”
  • All drop-offs and pick-ups are via car only.  Walk-ins prohibited at this time.
  • No cell phone usage once you pull into the driveway.
  • Keep it slow — 5 MPH on campus.
  • Follow posted traffic flow directions.
  • There will be four/five car unloading/loading stations.
  • Four/five cars will enter a given station.
  • When you pull into the unloading/loading point, turn your car off, exit your vehicle, and help your student in/out of the car.
  • Please limit talking with TAs and/or teachers so the car line flows continuously.
  • ALL four cars will proceed out TOGETHER after loading/unloading.
  • Please be patient – the process will get more efficient over time.

Everyone will receive two rearview mirror hang tags for pick up when you arrive on your first morning. If you need extras or have any questions, contact Mayora Hiney at mhiney@sp-apostle.org.

Uniform Policy

  • Students must wear the St. Paul the Apostle School uniform.  Please refer to the Uniform Template for guidelines.

Mask Policy

  • All of our students must wear a face mask while on campus. The masks may be removed when students are eating snacks/lunch, and when it is “rest time.”

Lunch

  • We currently do not have a hot lunch program on campus. Please pack snacks, a lunch, and water for your child. Clearly label all of your child’s belongings (backpacks, lunch pails, water bottles, etc.) so that these items can be sent home with your child at the end of each day.

Heath & Safety Agreement (Required by 2/1)

  • If you have not already done so, please review the Health and Safety Agreement (click here) that you received before the holidays, sign the last page, and return it to Principal Pinkofsky before next Monday, February 1st. This can be done via an email attachment to Cheryl Crump at ccrump@sp-apostle.org.

Help To Make In-Person Learning Possible

  • We respectfully request your support and cooperation in helping us to maintain the health and safety of everyone in our school community. By not participating in large group gatherings and wearing a mask when you are out in public, you will be doing your part to help us mitigate and reduce the risk of spread that is associated with the COVID-19 virus. Your positive actions regarding this matter will help us to ease the concerns that have been expressed by some members of our school community.

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