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Recap: Back to School Night

We're so excited about the upcoming school year! Over 30 families joined us for back to school night on Tuesday, August 25th! Mrs. Whitehair shared some important details with parents.


If you missed the virtual kickoff of Back to School Night, here is a video recap.



Until 7:30 PM on Tuesday, August 26th, families can complete a Scavenger Hunt to be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Also, post your Rainbow walk pictures to the Home & School Facebook group!


Here are some important highlights from the video:


School Hours

  • 7:55 am to 3:15 pm


School

  • The school building will be limited to teachers, staff, students, and approved volunteers. Masks, temperature checks, and sanitizer is required.

Items to bring Daily

  • Filled water bottles - plastic, no glass. Prefer clear but will allow others if it keeps water cold.

  • Extra mask in book bags

  • PE shoes - even for those in preschool.


Drop Off

  • Students dropped off between 7:30 am and 7:50 am will sit in sibling groups until they go classrooms at 7:50 am

  • K-5 students and early drop-off preschoolers will use the front door.

  • At 7:45 AM - 7:55 AM Preschoolers will need to use the southeast entrance directly across from the parish hall entry. This is to ease congestion for heavy traffic times.


Dismissal

  • Preschoolers will dismiss at 3:00 PM unless they have older siblings — all preschoolers will release a few minutes early on Friday to ease congestion

  • Students will have stagger dismissal by family. On the first day of school, the school will issue a sign with students' last names. Parents are asked to stay in cars and hold up signs. Teachers will dismiss by family.

  • Morning preschool will dismiss from front steps

After School

  • Will be limited to working parents so they are able to continue to work. After school ends at 5:00 PM with a ten minute grace period for those getting off work at 5.

  • After school will start on Monday, August 31.


Masses

  • Have been moved to Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 2:15 pm. On Mondays, grades K, 1, 4, & 5 will attend. On Wednesdays, grades 2, 3, 4 ,& 5 will attend. Parents may attend mass with their child(ren). We ask that parents wear masks and sit in the back.


First Friday Lunch

  • New this year will be a First Friday Lunches open to parents. The First Friday of every month students may bring a sack lunch or buy one as they would any other lunch. Parents will be allowed to come on those days, weather permitting, to eat with your child(ren) outside. More details will be posted soon.

There is a lot of other information in the video so if you get a chance, please watch.


Reminder: School starts for K-5 on Thursday, August 27th. Preschool begins on Friday, August 28th. Both days will dismiss at 1:00 PM. All-Day preschoolers without siblings will dismiss a little before 1:00 PM.


Don't forget to download your school calendar which includes lunch fees and important links. This will be updated periodically as events get added to the calendar. To check to see if you have the latest version, check the home page of the website.

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