September Start up Information for Families--more details to come
Parents--please see the attached letter and Daily Health Declaration--important information for start up.
For Transitional Learning, you will contacted before September 21st with details about the program, and will not attend school in person at this time.
For In School instruction, you will attend half days Thursday and Friday (September 10/11), and resume regular school hours beginning September 14.
New Students attending for in school instruction---look for a welcome table with balloons by the drop off loop on Sept 10 as you arrive. We will greet you and guide you and your child to their classroom (outside drop off and pick up location)
Timeline of the First week of School, Sept 2020:
Tuesday, Sept 8th and Wednesday, Sept 9th NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS as our staff will be placing all students into classes, receiving health and safety orientation, setting up classrooms, and emailing parents.
Wednesday September 9th— by the end of the day you will receive an email communication from your child’s new teacher with the information listed below. Please do not call the school unless you have not received an email by 6:00 PM on Wednesday. You must leave a message on our machine with your child’s name and we will get back to you. If you call earlier we will not get back to you as we will assume the teacher was still working on communications.
The following information will be communicated by your child’s new teacher:
•who your child’s teacher will be
•Your child’s time to attend on Thursday and Friday will be: Either morning-8:45 am to 11:15 am or afternoon- 12:15 pm to 2:45 pm. This is so smaller groups are in attendance to begin health and safety student orientation and welcoming activities.
•your child’s location/door for drop off and pick up—additional Ferris Staff will be on hand to greet all students. For students new to Ferris—go to the drop off loop---look for balloons! Ferris Staff will greet and guide you to your drop off location for your child.
Thursday September 10 and Friday September 11th - Student Attendance
•Grade 1-7 students will attend both days in the morning or both days in the afternoon (see teacher email).
•Kindergarten students’ first day Friday, September 11th—parents should have received updated information about Gradual Entry, the group their child is in, and the time to attend.
•Placing students into their classes on their first day of school has not been our normal practice. Please talk with your child about this change to the start of the year, and reassure your child that the school has worked hard to create positive learning communities in classrooms.
Important information for Parents for the first days: (for more detail see ParentLetter--attached.)