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⚓ Message for Track 4 Families 07/27/22

 

Dear Track 4 Families,

 

We are excited to start the new 22-23 school year! 

 

Please read the following information, which will inform you of the events and procedures that will help us kick-off the school year safely and successfully.

 

July 28th- 1st-5th Grade Meet the Teacher from 3:00-4:00 pm

 

Meet the Teacher is an excellent time specifically designed for you and your child to visit the classroom. 

  • As a reminder, this is for rising 1st through 5th grade families. 

  • We encourage you to drop off supplies during this time. 

  • You can find carpool, bus, walker and YMCA information in the school’s main hallway. Our PTA will be set-up in the foyer, so don’t forget to stop by and get involved!

  • Rising kindergarten parents, you should have received information about staggered entry and your Meet the Teacher through an email from your kindergarten track teachers.

 

July 29th- First Day of School for 1st through 5th Grades 

 

General reminders:

  • All staff will all be wearing blue staff shirts on the first day of school to make it easy for students to spot an adult and ask for assistance if necessary. We will have plenty of staff outside to help carry heavy supplies into the building.  

  • We are asking that in order to help us with traffic control, that you please utilize your regular means of transportation on the first day (carpool, bus, or approved walker).  

    • We do not have enough parking spaces and personnel to manage a large volume of parents parking in our parking lots.   

  • Parents will not be allowed to walk students into the school building.

  • Supplies can be brought to school during Meet the Teacher or on the first day of school.  

  • 1st - 5th grade students should bring WCPSS issued Chromebooks to school the first day. Chromebooks will go back and forth with students each day (per WCPSS policy).

  • Students should always bring a water bottle and a healthy snack. If your child will NOT be eating school lunch, they will need to bring their lunch.

  • Students should wear comfortable clothes - we have daily recess for 30 minutes.

  • Carpool:  

    • We have created a great system by staggering arrival and dismissal times, which helps us keep traffic off of Kelly Road.

      • You can stagger your arrival in the morning from 8:45-9:10 a.m. and in the afternoon from 3:45-4:05 p.m. 

    • Ensure your carpool tag is visible.

      • If you do not have a carpool tag on the first day, simply put your child’s first and last name and teacher name on a piece of paper and place this in your windshield.

    • Practice your student’s carpool number with them to help them be successful during dismissal.

    • Make sure the passenger side of your car is accessible for your child to quickly get in and out of the vehicle.

    • Do not get out of your vehicle to help your child.  We have staff outside to assist with getting students in and out of the vehicle.

    • If you need additional time to buckle your child, please pull forward out of the flow of traffic to do so.  

    • When in the carpool lane, please move up as far forward as possible in order for us to get the traffic off of Kelly Road.

 

We appreciate your time and attention to the beginning of the year procedures. I am looking forward to a GREAT school year!

 

With gratitude,

 

Erin May

Principal

Olive Chapel Elementary