Farrand Back to School Information
Tue, Oct 13 1:31pm

October 13, 2020

                                                                 

Dear Parent(s):

We are so excited that our students will be returning for face to face instruction. We are looking forward to meeting our students new to Farrand while renewing relationships with those who will be returning from our emergency exit in March. We believe the time students spend in face to face instruction with their classroom teachers will be productive. In order for that to occur, we want to make sure we invite you, the Farrand parent community to participate on the educational team. Please join us in making this a successful year for Farrand. Reading the information below will help to get your child’s Hybrid year off to a great start.

 

Safety Protocols

All students and adults are expected to wear face coverings at all times while on school property and maintain 6 ft of physical distance, whenever possible.

Families should say goodbye to their students at the end of the sidewalk, at the car etc. 

 

New Hybrid Model Information

Friday evening, October 9, the P-CCS Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution for a half-day elementary hybrid model to return our Safe Start Remote Learning Kindergarten through 5th grade students to in-person learning. You can view and/or download the presentation to P-CCS Board of Education from October 9, 2020 to learn more details. 


TIMELINES

 

Students Return to In- Person Learning

Monday, October 19, 2020  - Kindergarten and Young 5s Kindergarten 

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 1st and 2nd grades

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 3rd, 4th and 5th grades

 

Cohort

Young 5s K(families transport students)

Kindergarten-5th grade

Blue Cohort  (a.m.)

8:40 a.m.-11:10 a.m

9:00-11:30 a.m.

Green Cohort (p.m.)

1:10 p.m.-3:40 p.m.

1:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.



I know that many of you (especially kindergarten parents) will want to see your child off to class on the first half day of school. In order to follow Covid 19 mitigation strategies, parents are not allowed inside of the school. Paraprofessionals who have been working remotely with your children’s teachers (Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Sudz, Mrs. Byrnes, Mrs. Warmann) will be in the Kindergarten line-up area to receive your students and guide them to their classrooms.  If you plan to walk your student to the line up area, you have to arrive early to secure a parking space. Paraprofessionals will be on duty at 8:45 a.m.  You cannot drive through or park in the bus loop in the front of the school during morning arrival nor can you park in the traffic circle in the back of the school at any time.

 

Health Information for Kindergarten Parents

Kindergarten parents, our school nurses have prepared a presentation for you. We were not able to share it during the spring. You will find valuable health information in the video. Click on the link below.

Kindergarten Health Orientation for Parents.webm

 

Important Traffic Information

If you choose to use the parent drop off area, please drive to the back of the school into the traffic circle, stay to your right and drive completely around the loop. Supervisory personnel will be present (at 8:30) to get your child out of the car and safely onto the sidewalk.  Please form one line for cars and wait patiently.  There should be one lane of traffic for cars on the inner perimeter while buses are on the outer perimeter.  If you would like to come through to the back parking lot, please stay in line, put on your blinkers and then wait to be directed into the back lot to park.  If you forget and try to turn into the back parking lot, this will cause a serious traffic backup because we will have to stop the flow of traffic to ensure that our students are safe. If you are waiting in line, please DO NOT pull out and come into the lane of outgoing traffic to get around cars and/or buses unless you are directed to do so.  This will also cause us to have to stop traffic and ensure the safety of all. Again, please pack your patience for the first few days as everyone is concerned that our children are safe.

 

Late Arrival and School Entrance

Before entering the building...You must wear a mask.

If you drop your child off after 9:00 a.m or 1:30 p.m., you must come into the office foyer/entrance area and sign in your child. After you sign your child in, the student will be issued a pass and admitted to class.  For security reasons, ALL school doors will be locked daily at 9:00 a.m., therefore you will need to ring the bell and be buzzed into the foyer/entrance. There will be instructions for you to sign in your student on the Entry Log.  We know the process is cumbersome and time consuming but student safety is our primary concern.

 

Office Hours and Absence Reporting

The office is open daily from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. If you need to report your child’s absence, please call the main office at (734) 582-6900, press 2 for the attendance line. Parents can also enter their student’s absence online through MiStar. When using the attendance line, Please leave a message indicating your child’s name, reason for the absence and when they will return to school. If we do not have notification, you will receive an automated attendance call regarding your child’s absence. Please note that there is a District policy in compliance with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office requiring attendance notifications when students are absent for 10 or more days.



PTO-Farrand Parent Teacher Organization

The Farrand PTO presents opportunities for parents to network with each other while serving the students of our school. We hope you will consider becoming a member of the Farrand PTO. The president of the Farrand PTO is Mrs. Stacey Sobka.

 

Medication at School

If medication is to be dispensed at school, a form must be completed and signed by your child’s pediatrician. Medication cannot be dispensed by school personnel without this form. Medication should never be sent to school with students. The medication form is online at http://www.pccs.k12.mi.us. Type the words medication use in the search engine and you will find the form. Once completed, please return the form to the office.

 

Title I

Farrand is a Title I school. Federal funds are used to provide reading and math intervention for students.

 

The caring, considerate Farrand staff have high expectations for all children. I am confident that your child’s experience at Farrand will be memorable!!!. We are looking forward to our kindergarten and young 5 students returning on Monday October 19, our 1st and 2nd graders on October 22 and our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students on 

October 26. Let the face to face instruction begin!

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Mrs. Washington, Principal