August 28, 2020
Dearest Bakersville Familes and Friends,
We hope you are all doing well. We want to thank you all for your support and patience as we look to open the start of a new and unusual school year. We will be getting more information out in the coming days in regard to getting chrome books for those of you who need them for remote and hybrid learning as well as any other school supplies students may need for this year. If eligible students are choosing a hybrid model, please be sure to call or email us with questions and scheduling concerns!! Classroom teachers will begin to reach out to you all starting next week to make connections and begin to communicate expectations for remote and hybrid instruction. Student attendance will be taken every day this school year and students are expected to participate in their daily instruction and tasks. I will be making home visits to students who need a reminder to engage in their learning!! :)
As a reminder: Students with the last names A-K who are hybrid, will attend face-to-face Mondays and Tuesdays, students with the last name L-Z will attend face-to-face on Thursdays and Fridays and all students will take part in remote learning on Wednesdays. If you are unsure of your student's days or if he or she is eligible for this option, PLEASE CALL US!
While in school we will require mask wearing, frequent hand-washing and sanitizing. Students can come with their own masks when in the building, but when that is not possible we can provide a mask for them. They will take mask breaks throughout the day to help ease them into this new habit. Students will be spaced apart to try and maintain social distancing and we will not allow any visitors in the school building at any time. Whenever possible we will create individual "tool kits" for students to minimize the sharing of objects and learning tools.The students will also have less transition time in the building but when in transition, their movement will be very well calculated so as to maximize safety and distancing. They will have their temperature taken daily before entering the building and the nurse will be in touch if there are any signs or symptoms of illness. As always, please be sure to update us with new or additional contact information throughout the year, as it will be more important than ever that we be able to contact you in the event of an emergency or illness.
Thank you all and we look forward to this journey with you all. If you have any feedback or questions for us, please reach out and we are happy to help in any way.
Be kind, be healthy and be well.