From Principal Catingub: In Person Orientation Follow Up Information
Thu, Apr 15 8:28am

Dear Argonne Families,

We are so excited to welcome back our K-2nd graders and Special Day Class students on Monday, April 19th and our 3rd-5th graders on Monday, April 26th!! Argonne staff and teachers have been busy preparing classrooms for our students, and we are thrilled to have our school filled with the chatter of our young scholars. 

Please see below for updates and reminders regarding reopening and schedule shifts for in person and distance learning students. 

Looking forward to seeing you!

In Community, 

Ms. Catingub

 

Reopening Safely Updates:

  • Classroom Schedules: We are finalizing our schedule details this week. Please expect changes to both distance learning and in person schedules. There are many variables that impact our recess, lunch, and enrichment schedules, so flexibility will be key over the next few weeks. Thank you in advance for your understanding. 

    • Distance Learning Schedule: Distance learning will begin no sooner than 9:00am and end no later than 2:30pm. 

    • In Person Learning Schedule: Start and end time for general education classes is 8:30-1:30pm. For our Special Day Classes, the start and end times will be 8:30-2:30pm. 

  • Orientation SlidesHere are the slides from the Mandatory Orientation Meetings. Slide 10 contains a recording of the one of the orientations. 

  • Confirmation Form for Orientation Completion: Please go here and complete this form once you have attended a Orientation Meeting OR have watched all the videos and read through the slides.

  • What to Bring to School: Please pack the following in your child’s backpack for Monday-
    • Reusable water bottle with child’s name on it

    • Chromebook (unless instructed otherwise by the classroom teacher)

    • Lunch (if you are not getting a school lunch)

  • What Forms to Have Completed or Turned In on Monday:

    • Risk Acknowledgement: This can be completed on ParentVUE or you may pick one up on Monday and turn it in at Drop-Off

    • Emergency Card: This can be completed on ParentVUE or you may pick one up on Monday and turn it in at Drop-Off

    • Health Forms: See below if this applies to you.

    • Prior Written Notice (PWN): Some families that have students will IEPs may need to turn in their signed PWN. This can be uploaded to ParentVUE or emailed to your Special Education teacher. Please check with your Special Education teacher if you have questions. 

  • Clarifying Details on Health Forms:

    • Required for ALL new students: TB results need to be within 1 year of August 17, 2020

    • Required for Kinders and New 1st grade students: Oral health forms and Physical Exam within 6 months of August 17, 2020 for Kinders and 18 months of August 2020 for 1st graders. 

    • Current students in other grades do not need to resubmit the school health form or immunizations if they are up to date. Immunization records can be submitted if they have any updates. They also do not have to resubmit the emergency card and documents if they had done so earlier this year. 

    • The only forms that need to be resubmitted annually are Medication Forms and Care plans (this form is not common or required of all students)

  • Student COVID Testing Locations:

    • SFUSD has partnered with Color, a COVID-19 testing company, to provide student and staff testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Testing is not mandatory, and all students will be able to access in-person learning even if a family chooses not to have them participate in the COVID-19 testing. 

    • Starting in April, student testing will be offered Monday through Saturday at four locations throughout the City:

  • Early Education Center: 20 Cook Street off of Geary Street in the Richmond District. You can access the testing site via public transportation and enter off Cook Street.  There is also a parking lot off of Blake Street that you can use which will also give you access to the testing site. The site is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The testing site will be running in the courtyard right outside the main building.

  • School Health Programs: 1515 Quintara Street at 24th Avenue near Lincoln High School. The site is open Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Testing will be running outside of Building 8 inside the courtyard of the site. You can access the testing site via the entrance on 24th Ave. Street parking is readily available. 

  • Willie Brown Middle School: 2055 Silver Avenue. The site is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Testing will be located on the lower level of the school outside of the B1 05 laboratory room. You can access the testing site via the entrance on Revere Ave. Street parking is readily available. 

  • Everett Middle School: 450 Church Street. The site is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Testing will be located inside the school parking lot, accessible from the entrance on 17th Street. You will be able to park inside the school’s parking lot.

  • Read an FAQ regarding student testing. In addition, Color has launched a website for SFUSD that includes school schedules for testing, registration information, and other helpful information. 




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