Last week’s orientation was the first time students and teachers were able to reconnect and begin the process of returning to some sense of normalcy in these not so normal times. It was wonderful to welcome back so many of our returning students along with students and families who are new to Kreiva this year. We have 140 students enrolled between our hybrid and all remote instruction. While we are excited with the 10% enrollment growth we experienced in these uncertain times, we still have capacity to enroll another 10+ new students. If you happen to be speaking with any of your friends, family or neighbors who are not happy with their existing schools or want something other than an “all remote” option, please forward my contact info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This coming week will see our first return to in person classes since this past March. For our hybrid students, please remember to confirm the days in which your student will be attending in person and/or remotely. For our “remote” students please remember to sign in, have your camera on and be engaged in your respective Crew and classes throughout the day. While signing in and being visible and engaged is how we will be taking attendance, it is most important in developing consistent patterns and routines that will help everyone with staying connected and engaged with teachers and classmates.
In closing, we are all looking forward to getting back to classes and helping develop our student’s curiosity, knowledge and work habits. We look forward to your support in this process. Sincerely,
Tal Bayer, Head of School-Kreiva Academy Public Charter School
Important reminders for the week:
Attendance- If a student is not going to be in attendance with an excused absence, please email email@example.com. Excused absences are for things like illness, doctor/dentist appointments, etc.
Wednesdays- Wednesdays are “all virtual.” Students and staff will be working from home as we clean and reset our building for the 2nd group of students at week's end.
COVID-19 Screening- So far our screening process has run relatively smoothly. In addition to morning temperature checks, we are screening students with the following questions:
Do you have a temperature of 100.4 °F or higher?
Did you take any fever-reducing medicines, such as those that contain aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen (including Tylenol and Advil), this morning?
Have you had close contact with or cared for someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the prior 14 days?
Have you or someone in your household returned from traveling outside of New England (NH,MA,ME,CT,RI,VT) within the past 14 days?
Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms? Chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
Please prescreen your students at home. If they answer “yes” to any of the above questions, please keep them at home, contact your medical care provider for guidance and notify the school of the situation.
Technology- If your student is still in need of a Chromebook for daily use, please email Lisa Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling- The return to school can be overwhelming on many fronts. If your student is struggling with the adjustment, please notify our Counselor Renee Williams at email@example.com so we can assist and provide support as needed.
September 28- ½ day for students due to a Staff Development/Work Day