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Return to School Info from Ms. Childs

October 16, 2020

 

Dear Flora Family,

Once again, I want to thank you for your patience and support throughout this school year. Parents, students, faculty and staff have all worked together to create a positive learning environment during eLearning.

We have been watching the COVID-19 numbers and we are pleased to see that they have decreased to the Medium Risk level, which allows us to move into Phase 2 of our district’s Reopening of Schools Plan. Concerted efforts have been made to ensure that all students return to school in an environment that is safe for all students and staff; safety is our ultimate goal. Therefore, various processes and procedures will be in place.

 

Arrival/Dismissal

  1. Arrival time for students will be 7:45 m. Your child is late as of 8:00 a.m. and will be required to sign in through our attendance office.
  2. Once arriving, all students will report directly to their 1st block classroom. Students eating breakfast will be allowed to pick up a grab-and-go breakfast and report immediately to their 1st block classroom to
  3. Dismissal is at 3:15 p.m. for students. Upon dismissal, students are asked to depart campus immediately via the bus, personal vehicle or

 

Safety

  1. Your child must wear a mask every This is not negotiable as it pertains to the safety of all. If your child refuses to keep his or her mask on, you will be contacted to pick up your child immediately.
  2. Social distancing at an interval of at least six feet is an expectation while students are on
  3. We expect parents to do self-checks for temperatures and other symptoms of illness before sending the child to
  4. If your child has been exposed to COVID-19 or has a positive result, he or she cannot attend Please follow all of the CDC guidelines to quarantine. Our COVID-19 school contacts are Ms. Horne, school nurse, and Brent Davis, AP. They can be reached at (803) 738-7300 or via email at catherine.horne@richlandone.org and/or brent.davis@richlandone.org. They will organize how your child will continue to participate in class via MS Teams, help with attendance and answer any of your questions or concerns.
  5. Quarantine procedures will be explained to parents on a case-by-case basis if it is determined your child has been exposed to a suspected/confirmed COVID-19 case through close

 

Classroom/Lunch Structures and Formats

  1. Beginning November 4th, we will start Phase 2. That day will be an asynchronous learning day. Students will then begin returning to school based on the assigned
  2. Students assigned to Cohort 1 will meet each week Monday-Tuesday; students assigned to Cohort 2 will meet each Thursday and Wednesdays will continue to function just as they are now, during eLearning. The same Wednesday schedule will be in place.
  3. Cohort assignments are as follows: Last names of students that start with any letter between A-L will be in Cohort 1 (Monday-Tuesday). If the student last name starts with letters between M-Z, they will be in Cohort 2 (Thursday-Friday). Exceptions have been made for students in the same household who may have different last names. These families will be notified of the cohort assignment individually. The cohort assignments are not very flexible, as I have worked with multiple schools and programs to align siblings and programmatic
  4. Please make sure that you have access to PowerSchool Parent Portal to keep up with your child’s grades and attendance. Contact Abbi Dew (Database Specialist) at (803) 738-7300 or dew@richlandone.org if you have Parent Portal questions.
  5. Students must bring their device to school daily. Please charge devices the night before because chargers and other supplies cannot be shared with
  6. Breakfast and lunch will be eaten in the classroom. Breakfast will be grab-and-go from the cafeteria and lunches will be delivered to the
  7. Please make sure you go into the Parent Portal and ensure your settings are such that you receive calls, emails and texts from the school via SchoolMessenger, and ensure that your contact information is

Please know that we will do everything possible to provide a safe environment for all. We have multiple measures in place such as plexi-glass, hand sanitizers, no-touch soap and paper towel dispensers and walking routes that allow social distancing. We will continue to work together as we adapt to the challenges before us. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. We look forward to seeing your students as we return to school.

 

Thank you,

Susan Childs

 

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