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Weekly Message 9/3/23

Hello Parkwood Families,

This is your principal, Ms. Fearrington, with your weekly message.  What a great first week we had at Panther Nation!  I was so proud to see our Panthers showing PRIDE and following all the expectations we have been learning this week.  Please make sure to read the Parkwood weekly message email for specific details connected to this message.  Here is some important information and reminders for this week. 


Labor Day Holiday:

All DPS schools will be observing Labor Day on Monday, September 6th.  There is no school for students that day.  We will see all students back at Parkwood on Tuesday, September 7th


Attendance and Tardies:

All students should arrive at school between 7:15am and 7:45am.  The instructional bell rings at 7:45am and your students are considered tardy after that time.  This week you will be required to sign your student in for safety reasons.  If your drop off location is on the top lot, you will be required to come to the front lot to sign your student in, please do not drop your student off in the top lot after 7:45am.


Early Pick-Up:

This week we will be adhering to the early pick-up time.  At 1:30pm, early pick-up for all students ends.  If your student has an appointment, then please make sure to have them picked up by 1:30pm. 



Please do not park in the front parking lot to walk up and get your student.  This disrupts the flow of traffic coming out of the front parking lot and may cause an accident.  If you park, I will ask you to get back in your car and get in the line.  This could significantly delay you being able to pick up your student.


Carpool lines:

If your student is in kindergarten and 4th grade, they are to be dropped off and picked up in the top lot off Revere Road.  If your Kindergartener or 4th grader has siblings in a different grade, they will be dropped off and picked up in the TOP LOT.  Please do not get in the front carpool line, this increases traffic.  If your student is in Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th grade and special programs, please drop off and pick up your student in the front lot. 



If your child will be attending Parkwood and you have received contact from the school regarding pending paperwork to complete your enrollment, please come this week to get that done. 


Parkwood Visitation Policy:

This week, we need all parents with students in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades to drop their students off at the “Hug Zone”.  If your student is a car rider, it is best that you kiss and hug your child inside of the car and let them out.


COVID Policy and Protocols:

As we enter the school year, we have seen an uptick in COVID cases.  Please follow the guidelines in the email to report if your student has COVID or COVID symptoms. 


Community Eligibility Provision Program:

Parkwood will participate in the CEP Program for the 2023-2024 school year.  All students will eat breakfast and lunch at no cost! 


I look forward to seeing our Panthers on Tuesday!  Enjoy the rest of your Labor Day weekend and as always Parkwood Panthers…Show PRIDE!