Elk Meadow Elementary School
Student success is the goal of every staff member at Elk Meadow. We are particularly proud of our focus on “learning through the arts,” dedication to wellness and commitment to the success of EACH student.
We believe with our integrated arts approach and dedication to high quality, research-based best practices, every student will learn to his/her full potential. We ask for your support and participation in this effort by sending your child to school on time every day, encouraging him/her to read for pleasure at least 20 minutes every night, monitoring homework and progress and asking your child to share what they learned at school each day.
Lunch is a time when an entire classroom will be removing their masks to eat. Because of that, we will be eating outside, which is the safest place to be. While eating outside, your child will be assigned to a spot that is 6 feet away from others, while the class is eating. Outside lunch will continue on a daily basis, except in the event of poor air quality or inclement weather such as rain or low temperatures.
When it is not possible to eat lunch outside, we have a specific plan for eating inside, which is similar to our procedures last year. Students will eat in their classrooms, spaced 6 feet apart, and be encouraged to stay seated and keep talking to a minimum. When inside, we will work to increase fresh air flow by opening doors and windows as much as possible. There are times that class sizes are too large to allow students to be 6 feet apart in one room. For those classes, the common spaces and/or hallways will be utilized to spread students out. There are times in which these overflow areas may also include students from other classes, but students will stay within the same group, just as we do at recess. Immediately upon finishing lunch, or getting up to dump trash, students will put their mask back on.
Finally, we urge you to become involved at Elk Meadow! Please click on the PTO/ Parent Group to learn more.
On behalf of the Elk Meadow Staff,
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