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Dear Edgemont Families,
Welcome back to school! We are very excited to start the school year and to see everyone either in person or online. Our teachers have been working very hard to prepare for our Edgemont students. Here is some information that you need to know about back to school at Edgemont:
You can find your class assignment in PowerSchool. All grades, except Kindergarten, have been assigned to classes. Please check your PowerSchool account to find your teacher. While you’re there please update your contact information (address, email, phone numbers, emergency contacts).
Back to School Night:
Our Back to School Night will be virtual this year. Due to COVID regulations, we cannot have it in person this year. An email was sent out with more information about VIrtual Back to School Night. It will take place on Zoom on Monday, August 17 from 5:00-6:30 pm. Your child’s teacher will be emailing out a zoom link soon. They will also be sending get to know you and virtual class tour videos for you and your child to watch.
Attending School on the A/B schedule:
The district has designated those with the last names A-K to come to school Mondays and Wednesdays and those with the last names L-Z to attend school Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Masks are required for all students and anyone else that enters the building. Our district has provided 1 mask and a lanyard for each student and our state has also provided a mask for each student. They will receive these on the first day of school. Parents are responsible for washing and keeping them clean. Please send your child to school with a clean face mask each day.
School hours are 8:40 am – 1:40 pm Monday through Thursday.
School Office Hours:
Our School Office hours are from 8:30-3:30 Monday-Friday. If you need assistance before or after that please call for an appointment. You will need to wear a mask to come into the building.
First Day of School:
For our first day of school, teachers will be meeting students in the back of the school and walking them into their classrooms. We are sorry, but this year, due to covid restrictions, we aren’t able to have parents escort their children into the building on the first day of school. All students should go to the back playground to meet their teacher. After the first bell rings at 8:35 am, students will line up in their designated class spots on the playground. Please see the photo below for each teacher’s location. Teachers will be outside starting at 8:25 am on Wednesday and Thursday to greet their students for the first day of school. We will not be allowing students to enter through the front doors. If your child eats breakfast they can enter the cafeteria through the front grey cafeteria door. After they eat, they will need to go out to the playground until the first bell rings.
Before school class line up on playground for 8:35 am bell:
Drop Off/Pick up:
Our drop off and pick up will run the same way it did last year. The drop off/pick up procedures are as follows, also check the map below:
• There will be only two lanes in the driveway. The right lane will be drop off/pick up only. The left lane will be pull-through only. • Students can be dropped off/picked up along the sidewalk on the right hand side. They need to exit the right side of the car. If the doors are blocked on that side, the parent needs to get out of the car, open the door, and walk their child to the sidewalk. • The pull through lane is pull through only, no parking or drop off/pick up. Cars in the pull through lane need to be moving. • All students need to wait on the sidewalk along the school to get picked up. No students will be allowed to wait on the sidewalk on the other side of the driveway. • Do not drop off children in the parking lot. You will need to park and walk your child across the parking lot and to the school. • Only cars with a handicap sticker or license plates will be allowed to park in the handicap parking.
Our school doors will open at 8:35 am each day this year. All students arriving at school will need to go to the back playground to play until the bell rings at 8:35 am. At 8:35 am all students will line up on the back playground and wait for their teacher. There will be designated spots for each class on the playground along the south side. Teachers will then come out to pick up students and walk them to the classroom.
If your child eats breakfast, they can enter the building through the grey cafeteria door in the front of the building. After they eat breakfast they will then exit that same door and go around to the back playground until the 8:35 am bell rings.
If you need to enter the building before then, please make an appointment with the front office or your child’s teacher.
This year to avoid crowding and congregating in the school after dismissal, we will have students exit the school building out of specific doors depending on how they get to and from school. Our teachers will be escorting students to each exit location and making sure they head home after school. This year walkers will be exiting out the back doors to the playground, bike riders will exit out the east and west exits by the bike racks, and car and bus riders will exit out the front doors.
In the front of the building along the driveway you will also notice lots of blue social distancing circles. We ask each family group of car riders to stand on a circle area while they wait for their parents to pick them up. This will help us maintain social distancing outside after school.
Social Distancing circles for after school pick up:
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We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday and Thursday!