We hope you all had a great summer and are ready for the year ahead! All of us are looking forward to a “return to normal” this year, which means the return of many beloved SPA traditions.

We are your 3rd Grade Room Parents and if there is anything we’ve missed below or you have additional questions at any point this year, please feel free to contact us directly at any time.


Marti Resteghini | marti.resteghini@gmail.com | (310 650-7994
Katie Redmond | kredmn@gmail.com | ‭(310) 749-2066‬


Don’t forget to say hi to our new students and their families!

JUNE, REESE, RUBY, MILES and CYRUS.


FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL

A few important points to keep in mind as we prepare for the first week of school:

  • First day of school is Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
  • Tuesday and Friday are half days with dismissal at 12:30pm.
  • Wednesday and Thursday are full days with dismissal at 2:45pm.
  • After-School Care will be available beginning the first day of school.
  • For the first day of school only, parents may park in the neighborhood and walk their child to his or her classroom through the Selby entrance. Parents are asked not to linger on campus, but you are welcome to catch up with friends at the back-to-school coffee in the JCPC.

DROP-OFF and PICK-UP

Morning drop-off will be in the traffic circle in the yard between 7:15-8:00am (same location as last year). Cars may only approach the Selby Avenue driveway entrance from the south (turning right) and there will be no drop-off stations on Ohio Ave. There are no time slots assigned this year; however, we urge younger students to arrive in the later part of this window.

You will need to complete your child’s wellness check on the SchoolPass app prior to drop-off. However, you will no longer need to show proof of “wellness” while in the drop-off line. There will also be NO temperature checks. Students dropped off between 7:15am-7:30am will be directed to the gym. After 7:30am, students will go directly to class.

Pick-up is at 2:45pm. There will be no traffic circle. You will need to park your car and enter the school for pick-up. Remember to check out your child on the SchoolPass app prior to pick-up. Teachers will be confirming on their end that the child was been checked out before releasing them. Also, remember to add those authorized to pick up your child as “drivers,” this includes older children authorized to pick up siblings.

At 3:05pm, teachers will release students to a supervised area at the lunch tables in the yard where they may be picked up.

At 3:30pm, all students still on campus will be signed into After-School Care and charges will apply. Please refer to the After-School Care information sheet for further details. If you do you anticipate, using After-School Care, please complete the registration form and return it to Mayora Hiney at mhiney@sp-apostle.org before the first day of school.


HEALTH GUIDELINES

As described in Mrs. Pinkofsky’s August 17th email, all students will be tested for Covid-19 each week.

Please print and complete the required Covid testing paperwork (Patient Consent and Blanket Consent Forms) and deliver to your child’s homeroom teacher on the first day of school.

Along with your paperwork, please include either a copy of your insurance card (front and back) or a completed CARE’s Act form.

For more information, contact Nurse A at vanderson@sp-apostle.org

If you have not already done so, please review and sign the Health and Safety Agreement for In-Person Instruction. When complete, email it to Mitchell Lord at mlord@sp-apostle.org. This must be turned in before the first day of school.

TEACHER’S NOTE

You will be receiving a welcome note from your teachers soon. However, in the interim, they’ve asked us to send along some instructions for the first week.

LABEL EVERYTHING! So important: hats, sweaters, lunch containers, pencil packs, water bottles, backpacks, ANY personal items.

BRING SUPPLIES IN A PLASTIC BAG. Please put all supplies, markers, pencils, colored pencils, glue sticks in a reusable plastic bag. DO NOT bring the supplies in original boxes! DO NOT USE HARD PLASTIC CONTAINERS.

BRING TWO PICTURES. Each student must bring 2 pictures of themselves to place on the plastic dividers. One for 3A and one for 3B. NOT TOO BIG please, about 3″x3.”

BRING A SKETCHBOOK.

EXPANDABLE FOLDER LABELS

  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Science
  • Religion
  • Spanish
  • Homework to be Turned In
  • Papers to be Signed

ONE LOVE FESTIVAL WEAR

If you haven’t already heard, there are some new festival wear items that can be worn ALL YEAR LONG! Also, if you placed an order before August 16th, you can pick up your things before or after school on Tuesday. For more information on what you can wear and when you can expect a Festival Pop-Up Shop, click below.