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Principal Mrs. Herrera Explains What to Expect Return to In-Person Learning Monday, March 1

What to Expect Returning to Hybrid In-Person Learning

February 26, 2021

Dear La Conner Middle School In-Person Learning Families, 

We are so excited to welcome students back to school this month; it’s been a long year apart! We know that everyone’s health is our top priority, and this will continue to be our focus in our in-person interactions. At the same time, we are very much looking forward to getting our students back in the classroom with their teachers and with each other.

On Monday, March 1st, we welcome our grade 6-8 students back to school. Everyone should have been notified with an email or a phone call to alert you of your child’s assignment to the AM or PM cohort.  Each cohort has a designated Advisory teacher and that will be the classroom your child is assigned to for next week.  

 

Morning Cohort 

Lunch and Sanitization Time

Afternoon Cohort

In-Person 

8:30am - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:30pm

Asynchronous Learning

8:30am - 11:00am

Asynchronous Learning

12:30pm - 3:00pm

In-Person 

12:30pm - 3:00pm

 

Transportation

If your child rides the bus, the Transportation Director, Kim Pedroza, will be contacting you with details of what time the bus will arrive for pick up and drop off. All students will have their temperature checked and will be asked screening questions before getting on the bus.  After passing the screening, your child will be given a wristband to put on for the day. 

If your child walks to school, there will be crossing guards at the major intersections near the school.  Your child will need to stop in front of the middle school for a health screening before entering the building. A health screener will take a temperature and ask screening questions. After passing the screening, your child will be given a wristband to put on for the day. 

If your child is driven to school, please pull into the loop in front of the middle school.  A health screener will come to the car and take a temperature and ask the screening questions.  After passing the screening, your child will be given a wristband to put on for the day.

 

Entrances

Each grade level has a designated door to enter and exit the building. There are signs up to help direct students and we will have staff members outside to help students find their way. 

6th grade: Enter the south door by Mr. Novak’s room.  This is the door near the Auditorium. 

7th grade: Enter through the front doors of the middle school.

8th grade: Enter around the backside of the middle school through the east door next to Mrs. Shipley’s class.

 

Materials and Supplies

Students should bring a mask which must be worn at all times on campus.  Each class will go outside at least once a day and maintain social distancing to take a mask break.

Students will need to bring their laptops and chargers. Please remind your child to charge their laptop before coming to school. Having their laptop every day is extremely important.  They will need it to access their assignments and do their work with their Advisory teacher. 

Students should bring a water bottle filled with water.  Our bottle filling stations are available throughout the day.  We only want students to bring water to drink.  There will not be any eating or snacking while at school. 

 

Dismissal

At dismissal, each Advisory teacher will walk their students out to the loop in front of the middle school.  Walkers will be dismissed to leave, students being picked up will wait in front of the middle school along the loop, and the bus riders will walk across the street to the elementary school to get on the buses.   

 

Safety

Each classroom is set with at least 6 feet between desks.  Teachers will discuss with their advisory classes the safety precautions we are taking at the school with mask-wearing, 6’ social distancing, hand-washing, and sanitizing.  Students who do not comply with mask-wearing, social distancing, and all other public health guidelines will be sent home for the day. Repeated infractions will result in students being removed from in-person learning and placed in remote learning. The safety of students and staff is of the utmost importance. 

We have a full-time nurse, Morgan Driscoll, who is on campus when students are in session.  She will be available to help a student if they become ill at school and follow Department of Health protocols and guidelines. She has developed a detailed webpage on the district website for families to look for signs, symptoms, and protocols.  You can find the information at this website: https://www.lcsd.wednet.edu/health.

 

Social/Emotional Health

We know this transition of returning to school may be challenging for students.  In addition to our teaching and nursing staff, we also have our counselors available to help with this transition. Encourage them to reach out to our counselors, Mrs. Buher or Mrs. Valdez

 

Thank you!

Thank you for your partnership throughout this challenging year! We can’t wait to see our students back on campus! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at  360-466-3173. 

Sincerely,

Kathy Herrera
La Conner Middle and High School
Principal and Athletic Director
kherrera@lc.k12.wa.us
360-466-3173