MVW Covid-19 Reopening Plan

MVW Covid-19 Reopening Plan
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Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year here at Mary V. Wheeler Elementary!

On behalf of the entire M.V.W. faculty and staff, we would like to express our well wishes to you and your family during this unprecedented time. We are fortunate to live in a strong and caring community. Together, we will not only face our challenges, we will overcome them. 

During this unprecedented time, we want to make sure that you remain well informed and that you understand our efforts to ensure your child has a safe, respectful, and comfortable learning environment here at school. We have worked diligently over the summer break working on new ways to provide educational opportunities while respecting the social distancing guidelines established during this pandemic.  Our hope is that the following new procedures will help put your mind at ease when entrusting your child to our care:

*Morning Procedures:

  • Students will enter the building at two front entry points (front of building & side car-rider entrance).
  • Temperatures will be taken at all entry points of the school building. A car rider’s temperature will be taken in their vehicle.
  • Any student/staff member with a temperature of 100.4 or greater will need to stay home.
  • Students will receive a Grab-&-Go breakfast upon entry to be taken to their classroom.

*Classroom/Hallway Procedures:

  • Students’ desks will be separated as much as possible in order to promote social distancing and optimal learning.
  • Masks are mandatory for faculty and staff members while interacting with students.  All 3-5 students are required to wear masks in common areas and when social distancing cannot be practiced. Mask are highly recommended for students in PK-2.
  • Student seating charts will be kept to maintain a record of student interactions in the case of needed contact tracing.
  • Classes are provided with scheduled restroom opportunities throughout the day to limit contact among other classes.
  • Floor markers have been placed in common areas to help provide students with social distancing measures.

*Lunch Procedures:

  • Students will eat inside their classrooms unless scheduled for the cafeteria.
  • To promote a sense of normalcy, one class of students will eat in the cafeteria setting at least once per week.
  • Lunches will be delivered to classrooms to promote social distancing throughout the school. 

*Afternoon Procedures:

  • Car riders will be dismissed at 2:30 / 2:45 p.m.  At 2:30 p.m., students in grades K-2 will be dismissed; students in grades 3-5 AND siblings will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m.
  • Students waiting to be picked up in a car rider/bus rider line will stay seated on the bench/floor markers to promote social distancing.


We ask for your continued patience as we work through the logistics of perfecting these procedures. Please continue to refer to our school website and our Facebook page for additional information. Finally, we wish you all good health, and we look forward to having a great school year.

 

 

 


Welcome Back!
 
I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children. 

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PTA is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.

New Staff
Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome Bradley Budrow, our new health room nurse.  Bradley brings a solid skill set and a gentle, sensitive approach to meeting children’s health and emotional needs. We are fortunate to have health room para-pro Jane Dieckman return to help out on Thursdays. Welcome Bradley.

Facilities Update
If you drove past the school or utilized our outdoor playing spaces this summer, you may have noticed numerous maintenance and construction projects. First, we repainted our parking lot area to better delineate parking, drop-off and student walking spaces and lanes.  I am especially pleased with the additional diagonal stripes painted across the front sidewalk that serve to remind students to stay away from the parking lot curb as cars pull up for drop off or pick up.  Thank you for reminding your children to walk only portions of sidewalk that do not have stripes.

Last year’s district-wide safety and security review generated a recommendation that additional surveillance cameras be added to our schools to better monitor ingress and regress. Installation of interior and exterior cameras was completed this summer enhancing our ability to record who is on our campus at all times. 

To accommodate space and program needs in the main building, an additional portable was installed that will house two fourth grade classrooms.  This year, all of our third and fourth grades will be in portables. 

Finally, a construction project was completed that created a new changing room/bathroom facility for our Personalized Learning Program.  The program has successfully grown to a point where it needed a larger space and its own specialized restroom to meet the mobility and instructional needs of children.  We are so appreciative of the new accommodations.  

Student Placement
A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2013-2014 school year.

Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level.  Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.

Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students. Island Park is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher.

Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to insuring that Island Park remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal.  Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

Warmest Regards,           

David Hoffman
Principal
Island Park Elementary 


Welcome Back!
 
I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children. 

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PTA is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.

New Staff
Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome Bradley Budrow, our new health room nurse.  Bradley brings a solid skill set and a gentle, sensitive approach to meeting children’s health and emotional needs. We are fortunate to have health room para-pro Jane Dieckman return to help out on Thursdays. Welcome Bradley.

Facilities Update
If you drove past the school or utilized our outdoor playing spaces this summer, you may have noticed numerous maintenance and construction projects. First, we repainted our parking lot area to better delineate parking, drop-off and student walking spaces and lanes.  I am especially pleased with the additional diagonal stripes painted across the front sidewalk that serve to remind students to stay away from the parking lot curb as cars pull up for drop off or pick up.  Thank you for reminding your children to walk only portions of sidewalk that do not have stripes.

Last year’s district-wide safety and security review generated a recommendation that additional surveillance cameras be added to our schools to better monitor ingress and regress. Installation of interior and exterior cameras was completed this summer enhancing our ability to record who is on our campus at all times. 

To accommodate space and program needs in the main building, an additional portable was installed that will house two fourth grade classrooms.  This year, all of our third and fourth grades will be in portables. 

Finally, a construction project was completed that created a new changing room/bathroom facility for our Personalized Learning Program.  The program has successfully grown to a point where it needed a larger space and its own specialized restroom to meet the mobility and instructional needs of children.  We are so appreciative of the new accommodations.  

Student Placement
A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2013-2014 school year.

Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level.  Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.

Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students. Island Park is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher.

Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to insuring that Island Park remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal.  Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

Warmest Regards,           

David Hoffman
Principal
Island Park Elementary 


Welcome Back!
 
I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children. 

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PTA is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.

New Staff
Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome Bradley Budrow, our new health room nurse.  Bradley brings a solid skill set and a gentle, sensitive approach to meeting children’s health and emotional needs. We are fortunate to have health room para-pro Jane Dieckman return to help out on Thursdays. Welcome Bradley.

Facilities Update
If you drove past the school or utilized our outdoor playing spaces this summer, you may have noticed numerous maintenance and construction projects. First, we repainted our parking lot area to better delineate parking, drop-off and student walking spaces and lanes.  I am especially pleased with the additional diagonal stripes painted across the front sidewalk that serve to remind students to stay away from the parking lot curb as cars pull up for drop off or pick up.  Thank you for reminding your children to walk only portions of sidewalk that do not have stripes.

Last year’s district-wide safety and security review generated a recommendation that additional surveillance cameras be added to our schools to better monitor ingress and regress. Installation of interior and exterior cameras was completed this summer enhancing our ability to record who is on our campus at all times. 

To accommodate space and program needs in the main building, an additional portable was installed that will house two fourth grade classrooms.  This year, all of our third and fourth grades will be in portables. 

Finally, a construction project was completed that created a new changing room/bathroom facility for our Personalized Learning Program.  The program has successfully grown to a point where it needed a larger space and its own specialized restroom to meet the mobility and instructional needs of children.  We are so appreciative of the new accommodations.  

Student Placement
A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2013-2014 school year.

Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level.  Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.

Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students. Island Park is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher.

Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to insuring that Island Park remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal.  Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

Warmest Regards,           

David Hoffman
Principal
Island Park Elementary 


Welcome Back!
 
I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children. 

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PTA is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.

New Staff
Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome Bradley Budrow, our new health room nurse.  Bradley brings a solid skill set and a gentle, sensitive approach to meeting children’s health and emotional needs. We are fortunate to have health room para-pro Jane Dieckman return to help out on Thursdays. Welcome Bradley.

Facilities Update
If you drove past the school or utilized our outdoor playing spaces this summer, you may have noticed numerous maintenance and construction projects. First, we repainted our parking lot area to better delineate parking, drop-off and student walking spaces and lanes.  I am especially pleased with the additional diagonal stripes painted across the front sidewalk that serve to remind students to stay away from the parking lot curb as cars pull up for drop off or pick up.  Thank you for reminding your children to walk only portions of sidewalk that do not have stripes.

Last year’s district-wide safety and security review generated a recommendation that additional surveillance cameras be added to our schools to better monitor ingress and regress. Installation of interior and exterior cameras was completed this summer enhancing our ability to record who is on our campus at all times. 

To accommodate space and program needs in the main building, an additional portable was installed that will house two fourth grade classrooms.  This year, all of our third and fourth grades will be in portables. 

Finally, a construction project was completed that created a new changing room/bathroom facility for our Personalized Learning Program.  The program has successfully grown to a point where it needed a larger space and its own specialized restroom to meet the mobility and instructional needs of children.  We are so appreciative of the new accommodations.  

Student Placement
A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2013-2014 school year.

Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level.  Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.

Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students. Island Park is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher.

Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to insuring that Island Park remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal.  Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

Warmest Regards,           

David Hoffman
Principal
Island Park Elementary