Farrand Robocall/Email 9/26/2021
Good Evening Farrand Families, Hello Friendly Farrand Foxes,
Mrs. Washington here with weekend updates
Thank you Farrand Staff, Parents, and Students,
We made it through our first indoor line-up. We will have more of these as winter months can be challenging. Indoor lineup with physical distancing to mitigate Covid-19 is interesting. There is not enough room in our hallways. So...we use the gym for grades 2-5 and hallways for grades K-1.
Bells ring at 8:50 a.m. and our students enter their classrooms. The second bell rings at 8:55 a.m. when instruction officially begins. If busses are late due to weather or traffic, students are NOT recorded as tardy.
Kindergarten line up in the fenced area has worked very well for us... but...when there is snow, ice, or even standing water, we cannot use the area. There will be times when only the K students are lined up inside at their classroom doors.
When winter temperatures are below 15 degrees, all students line up indoors.
Although NWEA testing officially begins on Monday, each teacher has their own specific schedule. They will share their testing schedule with parents so that you can schedule appointments with the schedule in mind.
October 8 is a day of professional learning for teachers and administrators. There is no school on October 8.
Thank you to the parents Erin Hoard and Ann-Marie Gerrity, who volunteered to serve on the ‘math interventionist’ hiring committee. Farrand’s previous math interventionist became a K teacher during the pandemic. We now have a math interventionist. Welcome to Erin Collinash who will be starting on October 11. Students who score at or below the 25th percentile in math qualify for intervention.
And Now District News:
UPDATE - As of this week Durham School Services, which provides transportation for P-CCS, is still short approximately 17 school bus drivers, including 10 general education routes and no substitutes to cover for illness or vacancies. This is a national, state and local issue in the industry. Durham will do its best to cover all home to school and school to home routes, which impact P-CEP, several middle schools and several elementary schools. Your patience is appreciated and as soon as new bus drivers receive their full credentials, we will revise the routing. CLICK HERE for the official posting on the district website.
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools produces a weekly podcast with all the important district information for students, staff and families. You can view the click last LPT in 3 podcast for this school year on the district’s official YouTube channel athttps://www.youtube.com/