Alpine Elementary News
SEPTEMBER 18

Alpine Elementary News September 18

09/18/20

SCREENING FOR FACE-TO-FACE STUDENTS

All students attending in person must be screened prior to school each day. Parents/Guardians will receive either a text message or email at 5:30am on each school day as a reminder to complete the very simple screener when your child awakes. The electronic screening tool can be completed until 8:30 a.m.

Unfortunately, we are unable to change the time of the screening period at this point; however, we are hopeful that we will be able to customize this in the near future. The tool is designed to quickly and accurately identify anybody who should not enter our buildings either because they are experiencing symptoms, or have been in contact with a known case of COVID-19. Please contact the school once the office opens if the screener instructs you to do so. It is imperative parents complete the screener for each of their students every school day prior to coming to school. The daily electronic screener does not need to be completed if your child is not coming to school that day. Thank you for your cooperation and support in completing this daily requirement.

STUDENT DROP OFF AND PICK UP

Our first week implementing our new procedures for student drop off and pick up have gone well. Below are some important reminders for everyone:

  • Students may get out of their cars starting at 8:30 and go to their designated entrance in the front of the building.
  • There is no need for parents to get out of their car if using our drive up lane. If parents decide to park, they may walk their child to our crosswalk to effectively communicate to staff as needed.
  • Students will be escorted out of the building at the end of the day by a staff member. Our students will be dismissed youngest to oldest. Please arrive no later than 3:05 as our school day ends at 3:02 pm.

STUDENT DROP OFF
Bus Transportation: Students will line up in various locations designated by grade level on the playground. Staff will be assisting students in finding the correct location.
Parent Provided Transportation:

  • Students should remain in vehicles until 8:30 to aid in traffic flow coming into the building. Students will line up using multiple entrances. Staff will be assisting
    students in finding the correct locations.
  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade will enter on the north side side of the building near our retention pond.
  • 2nd Grade will enter at our main entrance.
  • 3rd Grade will enter at our south end of the building near our staff parking lot.
  • 4th and 5th Grades will walk around the building and line up with their grade level.
  • Entrance to the building will be staggered to avoid congestion in the hallways.

STUDENT PICK UP

  • As parents arrive to pick up their child, we will have staff available to assist with dismissing students from classrooms.
  • Teachers will be staggering exits so we can reduce congestion in the hallways.

FOODSERVICE FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS

Please remember that families who would like to take advantage of our free breakfast/lunch program, they may pick up food at our HS using the field house
entrance between 11-12. Please be sure to complete the survey recently distributed to those attending KHOLA.

KNIGHT STRIDERS

Knight Striders (formerly known as Let Me Run) team is in the process of discussing options to hold a running season for 3rd-5th grade boys. Please stay tuned for more information to come later in September. If e are able to run a program it will be a shorter season.

ACCURATE CONTACT INFORMATION

Due to our desire to be overly cautious with students' health this year, we anticipate the possibility of requiring students to go home when they are not feeling well. Please be sure our school has updated contact information.

SCHOOL HOURS

Our regular school day is from 8:35-3:02. The earliest drop-off time is 8:30.

PTO NEWS

Our PTO board is still in need of board officers for the current school year. If you have interest in volunteering to provide support to our school, please email our PTO at
khpsalpinepto@gmail.com

SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

In past years, we have had a fall school fundraiser starting in September. At this time, our PTO board has tabled the discussion pertaining to a fall school
fundraiser in light of our current reality. Please stay tuned for more information.

VISITORS & VOLUNTEERS

Due to the current Executive Order as well as the safety/health of our students, visitors and volunteers may not enter the school at this time. For health purposes, we want to reduce the number of people in and out of the school building each day.

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL HEALTH SCREENER

As we continue and expand our efforts to address students' social and emotional needs, this fall the district will begin the use of a mental health/social/emotional screener. This activity is a strongly recommended component of the Governor's Return to School Roadmap. The collected information will help our building teams develop targeted social/emotional lessons as needed. Student-level responses will only be shared with staff and administrators who have an educational interest. The social/emotional health screener is compliant with HIPAA and FERPA, and will include instructions for students to speak to confidentiality and mandated reporting guidelines.

BIRTHDAY TREATS

For health reasons, we will not be permitting birthday treats or other items to be distributed to students at this time. Teachers will do their best to recognize students on their special day.

LUNCH & RECESS

Students will eat in their classroom if having cold lunch and hot lunch will be taken in the cafeteria.

FREE & REDUCED MEAL BENEFITS

Families must reapply every year for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits. Meal benefits from last year will expire on October 6, 2020. Families impacted by the pandemic are
encouraged to apply as you may be eligible for benefits. Please fill out your application as soon as possible to ensure your students benefits are ready for the upcoming school year. The online application can be found here:. https://lunchapp.com/ Paper applications are also available at each school site.

FACE COVERINGS

Masks are required to be worn throughout the school day. Our teachers will be working to instruct outside when possible in designated areas and will be finding ways to give children mask breaks with social distancing in place.

UPCOMING DATES

September 25 - No School
October 1 - Geskus Picture Day
October 7 - Count Day
October 12 - No School
October 13 - PTO Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

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