Back To School Letter
July 14, 2020
Robin Hill Family,
The 2020-2021 school year is going to test us all. Frame of mind is going to be key. Students need positive input/support from the adults that surround them. Our staff will continue to go above and beyond to educate your child. It is Robin Hill’s goal to follow as many CDC and State Department of Education guidelines while keeping the integrity of the Robin Hill learning environment. Our plan is to keep each class from cross contaminating with any other class. A complete COVID 19 return to school plan will be available before August 1st. Hopefully the information below will answer most of your questions. Your family will have 2 educational options.
Traditional classroom setting while following school health and safety guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year.
Complete digital online learning executed from the student’s home using our online curriculum, Exact Path. This option will be monitored daily and assisted by a certified teacher. If you choose this option, you will be immediately contacted by our online teacher.
How are we preparing to keep students and the Robin Hill staff safe while educating your children?
- Purchased 4 Electrostatic sprayers to disinfect school facilities 3 times per school day
- Robin Hill staff has completed extensive distance learning training over the summer to ensure quality curriculum, instruction and learning
- Each class will have a HEPA Filter Air Purifier with UV Light Sanitizer to help eliminate germs and allergies
- Hand sanitizers installed in all classrooms, entries and playgrounds
- Temperature checks executed and documented for all staff and students 2 times per day (entering the classroom and before lunch)
- At home daily screening checklist
- Maximize classroom space (remove reading nooks, center areas, etc.)
- One directional seating if possible
- Seating charts for all classes and cafeteria
- Alternating classes that will eat in the cafeteria to allow for class social distancing
- Breakfast tables will be labeled for each class
- Creating 5 outdoor recess zones allowing each class to play outside 2 times per day while maintaining class social distancing
- Only allowing students and staff in ALL school buildings to minimize possible exposure
- The front entry will be reserved for parents/guardians/visitors. The office staff will assist you in any needs pertaining to your student
- Masks are optional in your child’s classroom, while eating in the lunchroom, during PE and recess. Mask will be required when students are in transition. Masks must be worn in the hallways, library, office, restroom, transitioning to a different location, and on buses. Students will need to wear a mask when entering and exiting the school building. Students will be required to keep an extra mask in his/her backpack
- Recommend alternate transportation if possible for all bus riders
- Temperatures for all bus riders will be taken by the bus driver prior to being seated. If a temperature of 100 or higher is recorded, bus rider will not be allowed on the bus or at school.
- Bus seating charts. Masks must be worn on the bus
- Students will be taught how to properly take off his/her mask
- Students will review last year’s curriculum for the first 4 weeks of school while preparing students for distance learning in case of school closure. Grades Kdg – 8th will have 1:1 Chromebooks/IPad. Your student will be taught how to log in, learn and complete assignments digitally
- Grab and go meals will be provided for distance learning classes
- If school attendance at Robin Hill reaches a 35% absenteeism rate, the district will go to distance learning for 14 days
- No over the counter medicine will be administered at school
- Before/aftercare and student drop off guidelines are still in the developmental stage
How can parents help?
- Stay Positive! If you have concerns, please contact a school staff member
- Social media post pertaining to positive COVID 19 test results is discouraged
- If your child has any of the following symptoms, keep them home: runny nose, sneezing, coughing, fever, headache, diarrhea, sore throat, body aches, irritated eyes. If your child has any of the above symptoms, he/she will be sent home
- Students need to be 100% healthy to attend school
What happens if your student, your student’s teacher or a student in your child’s classroom tests positive for COVID 19?
- Parents must notify the office immediately if your student test positive for COVID 19
- You will be notified that your child has been exposed to COVID 19
- Consult with county Health Department to begin contact tracing
- Communicate with staff
- Immediate isolation for ill child who exhibits a fever of 100 degrees
- Positive case classroom goes to distance learning for 14 days while students are quarantined. If the student whom tested positive for COVID 19 has siblings, the siblings will be quarantined as well
- If your student or a staff member is sent home with a fever of 100 or higher, without COVID testing, your student or staff member will quarantine for 14 days and utilize distance learning
- After a negative COVID test, the student or staff member can return to physical school after 3 days of being fever free with no fever reducing medicine. Distance learning provided
- Classroom will be sanitized immediately after class dismissal
LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE! School is in session! This is not going to be a standard school year, but with a positive outlook, we will make it through this challenging time!
THE ABOVE PLAN IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS MORE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED
CHOOSE YOUR OPTION NOW
- Please TYPE this URL into your browser to choose OPTION 1 or OPTION 2.
- You MUST choose an option for EACH child.
- URL: https://tinyurl.com/rh2021
- If you have more than one student, after completing the first student’s option, click SUBMIT ANOTHER RESPONSE for additional children.
-For any additional questions, email or call the office. Information at the top of the page-