School Opening September 7, 2021


September 2, 2021

TO: Parents and Guardians
FROM: Administration

RE: School Opening September 7, 2021

Peguis Central School will begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 for full-time in-class learning for all grades N-12 to near normal conditions under the direction of the Peguis Pandemic Planning Team, Peguis Health, Chief and Council and Peguis School Board. Remote Learning is also an option if parents decide to keep their child at home. There will be two nursery classrooms with half day classes (AM & PM) at Library building. We also have three full day Kindergarten classrooms at the school.

After many months of silent halls and empty classrooms we are happy our students are returning. All Health Protocols and Safety Practices will be in place as we have been busy planning and preparing for our school opening with a high priority on student and staff safety.

Our staff are fully vaccinated and prepared to work with all the children. At this time students do not need to be vaccinated to attend in-class instruction. Parents are encouraged to vaccinate all children over the age of 12 to minimize the impacts of Covid-19 upon our children.
Masks are mandatory for all our staff and students.

Parents are responsible to screen their children for symptoms of Covid-19 prior to sending to school. A screening checklist will be provided to assist the parents.

Temperature and screening checks will be taken prior to boarding buses and before entering school on a daily basis.

If your child is sick or has any Covid-19 symptoms they are to remain at home and contact Peguis Health Center for assessment.

All students will be kept in their designated areas and physical distancing will be in place. Cleaning and sanitizing will be done throughout the day and again after staff and students leave the school.

The Food Services Program will be providing a lunch services. Students can bring a bag lunch or purchase from the cafeteria. Students and staff will be required to eat in their designated classrooms. A weekly menu of the lunch program will be put on the school website and on the weekender.

Protocols & Safety Practices

Classrooms & Physical Distancing Students will be expected to physical distance as much as possible in the classrooms.
Fundamentals Staff and students will be expected to follow the fundamentals of screening, daily temperature checks, sanitizing hands, using only your own tools (pens, pencils, scissors, markers, etc.) staying home if you have any symptoms of a cold.
Bus Students will be transported on their home bus route only and will not be permitted to switch buses.  Designated seating will be assigned by the bus driver with family bubbles in mind.

Buses will be cleaned and sanitized before and after pickup.

Extra Curricular Activities & Field Trips These will be permitted in accordance with public health guidelines.
Supplies Classroom materials & supplies may be shared provided good hand hygiene is practiced before and after use.  All materials must be sanitized after each use.
Food/Lunch Service Students must bring their lunch or purchase from the lunch program.  Lunch will be eaten in classrooms.
Cleaning & Sanitizing Students and teachers will clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces and common areas frequently.  Janitorial staff will continue to maintain the school in a safe way.
Remote Learning Remote learning will be available.  Parents/guardians will be responsible for picking up and returning remote learning packages.  Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher if you choose this option.

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