Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Quote: "And the days went by like paper in the wind/Everything changed, then changed again." --Tom Petty
Dear Ocean Shore Families,
Here we go! I'm so excited to be welcoming students back to school. Things continue to change, and we got word today that we no longer have to take student temperatures, but we DO have to make sure that health questionnaires have been filled out. The questionnaires will be changed to reflect new guidelines, and it will be extremely important that parents fill them out each morning before students come to school. Please come to Back to School Night tomorrow (4/15) at 6:00 pm. If you can't attend, check in with your child's teacher(s) to get the information that was covered. Link: https://pacificasd.zoom.us/j/84597403697?pwd=d3NnVE5SKzB0UnlDUTdzQ1Zmdm9sZz09 Meeting ID: 845 9740 3697 Passcode: 5PoEd3wg.
General Information will also be updated on our Return to School PSD Webpage: https://sites.google.com/pacificasd.org/return-to-school-procedures/home
Even though kids are excited to come back, transitions can be challenging. Teachers will be working with students to help them adjust. This article provides some suggestions for how parents can help with the transition back to school. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/03/22/kids-school-reopening-anxiety-help/
Take a deep breath. The next few weeks will be hectic, and I'm sure more change is to come. I will keep you posted as I learn more.
Return to School 2.0: We will have an information night for parents tomorrow, Thursday, April 15th from 6:00 pm-7:15 pm. I'll present for 20-30 minutes, send you off to meet with the teachers, and then host a quick question and answer session from 7:00-7:15. Link: Back to School 2.0 Principal's Overview Meeting ID: 845 9740 3697 Passcode: 5PoEd3wg
This document provides the teachers' Zoom links. I'll also share this in the chat during my portion of the meeting. Back to School 2.0-teacher links
This Sunday! Come help us clean-up and beautify the school campus for the reopening and student return. EAT is organizing a campus and garden workday this Sunday, April 18, 10-1pm. Come for just part of that time or stay the whole time. Still only adults. Come empty handed or bring your broom, weeder, and/or clippers. If you have a potted plant you want to donate to spruce up the campus wings, bring that too. Plenty of weeding, garbage pick-up, and projects to work on. Donations like potting soil are also welcome!
Ocean Shore Start Dates
April 19 - an A day
First day for K, 2nd
April 22 - a B day
First day for 1st, 3rd, 5th, 1/2 of 6th, 7th
April 26- an A day
First day for 4th, 1/2 of 6th, 8th ( K and 2 will also attend)
Cohort (Group) A: In person on Monday, Tuesday: Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 1/2 of 6th **, 8th Cohort (Group) B: In person on Thursday, Friday: 1st, 3rd, 5th, 1/2 of 6th **, 7th
** The cohorts (groups) for sixth grade have been sent to families. Please reach out to Katy Stearns @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Arrival and Dismissal Times
Kindergarten: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
1-3: 8:50 am -1:00 pm
4-5: 8:40 am -1:00 pm
6-8 8:30am -12:50 pm
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