November 11 Important Update

IMPORTANT PARENT UPDATE 11-11-20
Nov. 11, 2020 –IMPORTANT – Please READ CAREFULLY
Dear Parents,
In consultation with Palo Alto Community Health, Emmetsburg Community School will be going to a Hybrid Model on Mon., Nov. 16, 2020, through Sun., Nov. 29, 2020. This will mean a few schedule changes for us at ECS. Fri., Nov. 13, 2020, will be used to practice our Virtual learning schedule as there will be no bussing. Please call or email with any questions.
1. Fri., Nov. 13, 2020 – NO IN PERSON SCHOOL for 3-year-old through 8th grade.
a. We will be using the Virtual Schedule that the teachers put out in the COVID packets for K-8.
b. Please check on line for changes in the schedule for 7th & 8th.
c. Chromebooks will go home with all students in K-8 on Thursday; this will include the charging cord. It must be returned Monday morning with the students.
d. The preschoolers may have activities that they sent home in the COVID/Snow Day packets.
e. The teachers will use Google Meet, Zoom, or Seesaw with their classes at the time scheduled.
f. Attendance will be taken since this will be counted as a school day.
g. If you are not able to get on line due to daycare/work concerns, please let the class-room teacher know and they will assist you with what the student needs to do.
h. NO BUSSES are running on this day.
i. See #2 for Grab & Go Lunches
2. GRAB & GO LUNCHES will be available for all 4 year-old -8th grade students attending ECS on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 & Wed., Nov. 18, 2020, from 11:30-12:15 at the back kitchen door of Corrigan. ALL ORDERS for these lunches must be placed by Thur., Nov. 12, 2020 by 3:00 PM and Mon., Nov. 16, 2020, by 3:00 PM to Karen at kwuebker@e-irish.org.
3. Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 – Classes as normal except for 4-year-old preschool.
a. 4 year-old preschool will have class on Mon., Nov. 16, 2020, instead of Wed., Nov. 18, 2020 and will have class Tues., Thurs., & Fri. of this week.
b. ORDERS for lunches for Wed., see #2 GRAB & GO LUNCHES.
4. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 – Classes as normal.
a. Chromebooks will go home with all students in K-8 on Tuesday, this will include the charging cord. It must be returned Thursday morning with the students.
5. Wed., Nov. 18, 2020 – NO IN PERSON SCHOOL for 3-year-old through 8th grade.
a. We will be using the Virtual Schedule that the teachers put out in the COVID packets for K-8.
b. SEE Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 instructions.
c. NO BUSSES running on this day.
6. Thurs., Nov. 19, 2020 & Fri., Nov. 20, 2020 – Classes as usual.
7. Let us pray that on Mon., Nov. 30, 2020 we will go to the regular school model.
8. Watch for an announcement on Fri., Nov. 27, 2020 about the next week. Please check for text messages, email, and Facebook posts for any more information for starting back up on Nov. 30.
9. Students in 5-8 will not have band and 7th & 8th will not have vocal at the public school until Nov. 30.
10. Things continue to change rapidly, please let us know how we can help and watch your email, texts, and Facebook.
Sincerely,
Jean T. Hyslop