Farrand Robocall Email 2/21/2021
Good evening Farrand Families, Hello Farrand Foxes,
Staff are working daily to prepare classrooms for the full return of all students to face to face instruction. Most of our classrooms have changed to desks as one of the mitigating strategies for safety. We are reminding students to bring their snow pants, snow boots, coats and gloves daily so that children can enjoy playing in the snow at recess. When all of our students are at school at the same time, parking can be an issue, we ask that you be patient. If you live close and plan to walk and bring your pet along, please follow the guidelines of not bringing pets on the school grounds.
Each classroom will play in designated ‘zones’.Grade levels can no longer mix during recess. Who would have thought we would be discussing how to play safely at recess in a pandemic. When we think about all of the lessons learned, the skills developed and most importantly being thankful for life, there is indeed a silver lining in this pandemic.
Speaking of recess, all 14 elementary schools, including Farrand are looking to hire arrival, dismissal and lunch supervisory paraprofessionals. See the flyer at: https://www.pccsk12.com/Home/
And now for District News:
Wearing a face covering at school is mandatory for all Y5K-12 students (preschool students do not have to wear a face covering) in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. The district does not allow gaiters as an acceptable face covering when in school. Gaiters do not provide the same protection as face mask and students will be provided an acceptable replacement should they attend school with a gaiter. Please visit these links to get all the necessary information about appropriate face coverings at school.
The Wayne County Health Department has issued a new screening tool that parents should use each day before sending their student to school for in-person learning. As experts learn more about the spread of COVID 19, this screening tool will be updated. All of this information is in the COVID-19 Toolbox on the district website. Here are the direct links:
WCHD Daily Home Screening for Families and Students(PDF) 02/12/2021
WCHD Daily Home Screening for Staff and Visitors (PDF) 02.21.21