Procedures for our School Buildings
It is important for parents, students, staff, and families to become familiar with the procedures of each of our four school buildings.
We will have bus riders and car riders. We have been taking the temperature of each child in the carline over the summer. Our recommendation is to continue to do this with all students that come to the EEC in a carline. This would include Kindergarten, Daycare, Preschool, and DAP. Children riding to school on the bus will have their temperature taken when they get to the building. If a student has a temperature of over 100.4 degrees they will be escorted to a room away from other children and staff to wait for a parent to pick them up. Students will have to be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to school. If they have other symptoms a release from the doctor maybe necessary. Staff monitoring the isolation room will have the appropriate PPE.
Students will be distanced apart with fewer students at a lunch table. The round lunch tables will seat 4 students and the 6 foot rectangle tables will seat 4 students. We will utilize the space in the gym for kindergarten students to have lunch. The students will be assigned a seat and will not be allowed to leave their table until lunch is over. The gym space is 2800 square feet. We would keep the number of students to under 50 with at least 6 feet between tables. Daycare will continue to eat in their classrooms.
Students will have the opportunity to order a school breakfast and/or lunch.
At this time school age ratios have been cut in half. We will be providing before and aftercare. However, we will not be able to have as many students as we have in the past. We are working on a survey and plan for how the process for attending will be decided.
Required for all staff and students in Kindergarten. (Pre-K and Daycare students not required to wear masks). All staff is required to wear a face covering (unless it is unsafe to do so or where doing so would significantly interfere with the learning process). The face covering should cover the nose, mouth and chin. Kindergarten children will be asked to wear face covering in school. Face shields are a consideration for an alternative to the mask for teachers whose students are negatively affected by the typical face mask. (DAP)
Hallways will be lined down the middle to help remind everyone to stay to the right. Stairs at the west end of the building are the up staircase. The middle stairs will be the down staircase. Students coming in for K will go directly up the stairs and when they come down for gym, lunch and recess they will be closer to those areas.
Daycare/Preschool students will remain on the first floor. We will continue to cohort our daycare students keeping them with their small group throughout the day.
All of the classrooms in the EEC have sinks. This is very helpful in making sure students and staff are keeping their hands clean during the day. Everyone will be asked to wash their hands several times during the day.
For our younger students teachers will be asked to help perform hand washing activities to make sure the children are washing for the appropriate amount of time. Teachers will supervise older students to ensure they are following the guidelines as well. We have also installed hand sanitizing dispensers at the entrances and near spaces that do not have a sink. These will be available for use if soap and water is not available. We will encourage students to avoid touching their mouths, noses and eyes.
We will have recess and the children will be able to use the equipment. We will sanitize the equipment between each use. Students will stay in cohorts and we will limit the mixing of these groups by utilizing the field for groups to play in separate areas.
We will space desks/tables out in classrooms to maximize the amount of distance between each student. Keeping six foot distance between individuals is difficult for young children. The stairs in the building will be one directional. We will have marks on the floor for hallway use to encourage social distancing. We are able to maintain social distancing in the classroom with assigned seating for table or desk activities. We give children assigned areas during floor activities but freeplay is difficult. We do not mix groups so the children play with the same group each day. We do have cubbies for all the children. They are also assigned to children and it is where they always place their belongings. These are sanitized every evening. We are reducing the mixing of groups and will continue to keep students with their own class as much as possible. Parents and visitors are not allowed in the building. Parents will only be allowed in the building if there is an emergency. We are asking parents to come to the main entrance and ring the bell. Staff will greet them there and help them with whatever they need. No adult without a face covering will be permitted in the building.
P.E. will be conducted in the gym. Mr. Kull will sanitize any equipment used between groups. If possible students will go outside for P.E. Music and Library will be held in the classroom for now. Kindergarten students will be able to go to the library in small groups for book exchange.
Students may bring a water bottle to refill with a no-touch bottle filler. Water fountains will be closed. Please make sure your child’s water bottle is clearly labeled. These will be sent home every evening to be washed and return with your child each day.
At this point due to the decreased ratios we will not be having typical peers in our classrooms. Our students with special needs will continue to come to school M-Th. Morning session for our three year old students will be from 8:45-11:15 and our afternoon session for our four year old students will be from 12:00-2:30. Rooms will be cleaned between sessions. If ratios are increased we will re-evaluate this program to include typical peers.
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Repairs/replacement: If you need assistance with your child’s school-owned device, please email [email protected].
K-12 students should plan to bring their iPad or MacBook and chargers home with them every day in the event that the district switches to hybrid or remote learning mode at any given time, and bring the device back to school fully charged.
Arriving to Gilles-Sweet
*A map of door locations will be mailed to families in August.
Door #6: Students arriving for breakfast ONLY
(In years past, students were permitted to arrive early and wait in the cafetorium. This will no longer be available)
Door #1: Special and Daycare Transportation
Door #7: 3rd grade walkers/car riders
Door #8: 1st and 2nd grade walkers/car riders
Door #9: 4th and 5th grade walkers/car riders
Door #6: Wave #1 bus riders
Door #7: Wave #1 bus riders
Door #8: Wave #1 bus riders
Door #6: Wave #2 bus riders
Door #7: Wave #2 bus riders
Door #8: Wave #2 bus riders
Dismissal from Gilles-Sweet
Door #1: Special and Daycare Transportation
Door #6: 1E, 1K, and 1P walkers/car riders
Door #7: 3rd grade walkers/car riders
Door #8: 1GO, 1GA, 1L and 2nd grade walkers/car riders
Door #9: 4th and 5th grade walkers/car riders
Door #8: 1st grade bus riders (escorted by teachers)
Door #8: 2nd grade bus riders (escorted by teachers)
Door #7: 3rd grade bus riders (escorted by teachers)
Door #8: 4th grade bus riders (escorted by teachers)
Door #7: 5W, 5K and 5R bus riders (escorted by teachers)
Door #8: 5S and 5A bus riders (escorted by teachers)
First and second grade students will continue to use cubbies. Third, fourth, and fifth grade students will not be assigned a locker. Students will be permitted to take their backpacks to their desks where their school supplies will be stored/located.
Breakfast: If a student chooses to have breakfast at school, they may enter at Door #6 beginning at 8:00 am. While eating breakfast, students will be distanced from others with fewer students seated at each table as well as distance between each table.
Lunch: Students will use the cafetorium and stage during their scheduled lunch time. While eating lunch, students will be distanced from others by only eating with their classmates (no open seating), fewer students seated at each table, distance between tables, assigned seating, and staggered lunch periods. Lunch tables and stools will be sanitized by staff between each use.
All first and second floor hallways will be one way with elementary appropriate signage/symbols for students and staff. Specific stairwells will be identified as either up or down
All classrooms are equipped with sinks, soak, paper towels, and hand sanitizer. Students will be encouraged to wash and/or sanitizer their hands frequently throughout the school day. Hand sanitizing stations are also located throughout the school building in common areas.
Students will be responsible for transporting their iPads and chargers to and from school and home every day. Please help remind students to charge their iPad at night before the next day and to pack their iPad and charger in their backpack each morning.
When cleaning or sanitizing an iPad, unplug all cables and turn off the iPad (press and hold the sleep/wake button and then slide the on screen slider). Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. A 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox disinfecting wipe may also be used. Avoid getting moisture in openings. Do not use window or household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia, abrasives, or cleaners containing hydrogen peroxide or bleach.
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Repairs/replacement: If you need assistance with your child’s school owned device, please email [email protected].
Weather permitting, students will use the playground, field, and gym for recess time. During recess, students will be distanced from others by only playing with their classmates, using designated locations, equipment, and staggered recess periods. Playground equipment will be sanitized between each use.
Students will continue to have library, music, art and physical education classes throughout either scenario (all day everyday or hybrid). Special classes will occur throughout the seven day color rotation (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet)
Art Class: All students will have art class in the art room with Mr. Lefevre. Students will only have art class with their classroom peers, assigned seating, and students will be distanced from others. All art tables, stools, tools or materials will be sanitized by staff after each use.
Music Class: All students will have music class in the music or band classrooms with their music, band, or orchestra teachers Mrs. Howe, Mrs. Needham, and Mr. Cibulskas. Students will only have music class with their classroom peers, assigned seating, and students will be distanced from others. All music instruments and seating will be sanitized by staff after each use.
Library Class: All students will have library class and book exchange in their classroom with Mrs. Cooper. All library books checked out and then returned will be quarantined for 72 hours after each use.
Physical Education Class: All students will have physical education class in the gymnasium with either Mrs. Klodnick or Mr. Kull. Students will only have physical education class with their classroom peers. All equipment will be sanitized by staff after each use.
Students will be distanced from others as much as possible. In classrooms, students’ desks/tables will be spaced 3-6 feet apart. At lunch, students will be seated with their classmates (no open seating) at tables every other seat as well as tables distanced further apart and staggered lunch periods. During recess, students will be encouraged to participate in games or activities that maintain distancing. Recess periods will only occur as a class and not with the entire grade level. Recess locations and times will also be staggered. Hallways and stairwells will be one way and identified with elementary appropriate signage/symbols.
Students are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle to school to eliminate the need and frequency to use public water fountains. Please make sure your child’s water bottle is labeled with their name.
Students may begin entering the building at 7:30 a.m. We ask that students do not enter the building until 10-15 minutes prior to their first class, as common areas will not be open to congregate in large groups. After school, students should leave the building as soon as their last class period ends.
Class Period attendance is crucial for possible contact tracing.
Unless attending college classes or Polaris students, all students in grades 9-12 will be required to attend L1 (Lunch/Mentoring) and L2 (Counseling Programming).
Lockers will not be assigned. Students should carry their supplies with them throughout the day.
Grab-and-Go Food Service will be available from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Students may pick up breakfast and/or lunch at this time. Students arriving after 8:30 who need lunch, should stop at the main office and check in at the attendance office.
Students will eat lunch in classrooms with their mentoring teacher. Students may drop off their lunch in a designated area in their mentoring classroom in the morning if they do not wish to carry it with them.
Hallways and stairways will be one-way, with possible staggered class changes by zone. Signage will be posted and visible.
There will be flexibility with classroom arrival to accommodate cleaning between classes.
There will be flexibility with classroom arrival to accommodate hand washing and cleaning between classes.
Students should bring their laptops home daily and charge overnight.
When will incoming sixth graders turn in their iPads and receive their MacBooks? Click here for more information and a drop-off/pick-up schedule based on last name.
For issues with school-owned devices, please email Fairview Tech Support.
Larger spaces such as the cafeteria, will be sanitized between each class period.
Students will have the opportunity to step outside into courtyard areas if needed for mask relief.
We will provide our students with the Fairview Advantage, a framework for student success, by delivering exceptional services and academic programs that challenge the mind and instill the joy of learning and responsible citizenship.
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