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Weekly Message 9/25/22

Hello Parkwood Families,

What a great week we had last week with seeing all of our families at Curriculum Night!  I want to thank all of our wonderful families for coming out and supporting our teachers and Parkwood.  Here are some reminders for the week:

COVID Protocols and Information:

This year we will continue to follow protocols that will help us limit exposure and contact trace COVID-19 within our school buildings.  It is important to notify your child’s teacher when your student is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19.  If your child has a fever and is showing signs or symptoms that are COVID-19 related it is important to keep your child at home to ensure they receive rest and are symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.  If your child has symptoms, please get your child tested to ensure they are not positive for COVID-19.  If your child test positive, they will need to quarantine for five days and will need to mask when they return for an additional five days.  We will continue to test students at the school but at a limited capacity this year.  If you are interested in getting your child tested at the school, please fill out the COVID-19 testing Online Student Registration link.  Please refer to this slide for additional information about COVID-19 protocols.

Early Release Day & Progress Reports: 

September 28th is an early release day.  Dismissal will begin at 12:15pm, so please follow the dismissal procedure as stated above.  All students will need to be picked up by 12:45pm.  All dismissal changes need to be made prior to 11am.  Early pick-up will end at 11:45am.  Progress Reports will also be available in the parent portal on September 28th.  If you cannot access your parent portal please email Ms. Jacqueline Boone, and Ms. Joann Brosh, for assistance.

Arrival, Dismissal, Tardies & Attendance:

Please have your student at school by the instructional bell at 7:45am.  All students that arrive after 7:45am, are tardy, and will need to report to the main lobby to give their name to the front office.  Please do not drop students off at the top lot after 7:45am.  The black gate to the E building will be closed and students will have to walk down the sidewalk to enter into the main building.  Please bring your student to the front of the school after 7:45am.  All students in both carpool lines are to be dropped off at the specified location where staff are available to guide them to the school building.  Please do not drop off students in the parking lot.  This is dangerous and can lead to an accident.  We want to ensure all of our students are safe at all times.  It is very important that students are in their classrooms and ready for instruction at the beginning of the day.  This sets the tone for the day and creates an environment for academic success.  Dismissal procedures begin at 2:15pm and end at 2:45pm.  Please make sure you have your student picked up by that time.

Visitor Information:

We are extremely happy to welcome our families back into the building.  However, there are still guidelines we are expected to follow to ensure the safety and health of our staff, students and families.  Parents and guardians of students in all grades are no longer permitted to walk students to class.  This does not include parent/teacher conferences, parent meetings, or in-person school hosted events.  This is to reduce traffic within the school building at a very busy time in the morning and limit interactions and exposures for all of our school community.  All visitors must adhere to current masking policies, at this time mask are recommended but are not required.

There are many ways to stay connected to our community.  Please follow Parkwood Elementary on our Facebook page and website.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions or need assistance!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and as always Parkwood Panthers…Show PRIDE!