I want to start out by saying that due to the Governors Mask Order, all students in grades K5-8th as well as staff will be required to wear a mask while in the school building until September 28th. At that point, should the Governor not extend the order, the Emergency Response Committee will re-evaluate the use of masks. What I have learned so far through all of this is that even with the best laid plans, things are going to change. We are doing our best as a school to adjust accordingly. The Committee met this morning to discuss more details about school re-opening in the fall and I wanted to provide families with a few of those updates.
Back to School Night-
School Hot Lunch Program-
I am still in process of conducting interviews to fill the 2/3 and 4th grade positions. I plan to have a final decision on the candidates by next Thursday. Please understand that this is a difficult time for everyone, especially teachers and as a Committee we are doing our best to consider our school families as well as our school staff. It is my goal to hire experienced and dedicated teachers to be a part of our St. Peter's family.
Please get your registration paperwork for next fall in as soon as possible. We have gotten many phone calls this week about new students and its important that we have an accurate picture of what our numbers are for staffing purposes. We have decided that we are caping class sizes at 17 currently in order to maintain social distancing protocols in the classrooms. If numbers continue to increase we are considering hiring a classroom aide or splitting classes. I will continue to update you as things evolve over the next few weeks.
Building Improvements Parent Survey-
The Committee as well as the school maintenance staff have been working together to formulate a list of potential building improvements that we would be completed before the start of school in the fall. Many of these improvements are costly and therefore it is unlikely that we are able to do all of them. We are asking parents to take this brief survey regarding building improvements to gauge what are the most important improvements you would like to see happen before your child returns to school this fall. I have linked the survey below. Thank you in advance for your feedback!
Building Improvements Survey
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the school office or me directly. Thank you for the continued support. God Bless!
Good Afternoon! I wanted to be sure to give you a few updates before the weekend! As always, feel free to contact me or the school office with any questions.
Thank you for the continued support of our school and I will do my best to update you as I know more. Have a blessed weekend!
St. Peters School uses the East Troy School District buses for student transportation and that will continue for the 2020/21 school year.
At the beginning of the school year, please be sure to:
This morning the Emergency Response Committee met and made some final decisions regarding returning to school in the fall. Please understand that we made these decisions based on recommendations from The Department of Public Instruction as well as the Health Department and out of the best interest of our students and staff. I appreciate everyones understanding and cooperation during these difficult times. There are still many details that need to be discussed and finalized, however I felt it was important for parents to have some insight into our plans for fall.
-Drop off car line (no parking)
-Deb and I will be temperature checking as the child exits the car
-3K-1st grade teachers will be outside to gather the students before entering
-Students can enter and hang mask in locker before entering the classroom
-Parents are to park and come get their child from the teacher
I know many families are concerned about another possible shut down happening this year and what that would look like. The teachers have been working hard to create year long plans. In the event a shutdown is mandated they will know exactly what standards are to be covered. This should make the transition easier if we find ourselves in a virtual learning scenario. As a school we will be using the Google Classroom platform for all virtual learning instruction. Beginning in September students will be shown how to use this platform so that they feel more comfortable and confident using this technology.
The committee is going to be meeting again next week to discuss additional items such as procedures if a student or staff member contracts the virus, specials classes (music, gym, etc.), virtual learning guidelines, and building improvements. Possible building improvements that have been proposed include touchless sinks, touchless hand sanitizer stations, and a drinking fountain with a bottle filling station, among others.
We understand that these guidelines may cause you to have questions. Please feel free to reach out to the school office, myself, or Michael Cotter (firstname.lastname@example.org). Again, thank you for your continued support and understanding.