Meet & Greet and Supply Drop Off:
- WLE stands for Waterleaf Elem. meaning face-to-face instruction. DHR stands for Duval HomeRoom meaning virtual instruction.
- WLE Meet and Greet will be a drive-through opportunity to meet the teacher and drop off school supplies.
- WLE STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR DCPS LAPTOP WITH THEM!
- DHR Meet and Greet will be a drive-through opportunity to meet the teacher and pick up materials. DCPS laptops stay at home with virtual learners.
- Back-to-School Packets and car tags will be available during the Meet & Greet and Supply Drop Off for WLE students. Each car rider family will be given one tag. You can purchase additional tags for $1 (cash only) during the drive through.
- Back-to-school packets and materials will be available during the Meet & Greet for DHR students.
- Student DCPS masks will be given out at this time to ensure students have masks on arrival of first day of school.
- Orientation will be virtual and will be available at 9:00am on Monday, Aug. 17th via TEAMS.
Meet and Greet: Dates and Times WLE--students coming to school; DHR--virtual learners
Tuesday, August 18th: WLE 3rd Grade--9:00am; WLE 4th Grade--10:00am; WLE 5th Grade--11:00am; DHR 3rd & 4th Grade--12:00pm; DHR 5th Grade--1:00pm
Wednesday, August 19th: WLE Kindergarten--9:00am; WLE 1st Grade--10:00am; WLE 2nd Grade--11:00am; DHR Kindergarten--12:00pm; DHR 1st & 2nd Grade--1:00pm
- Homeroom assignments will be mailed on August 12th. Please make sure FOCUS has your updated address. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to make changes.
- All requested documents for new students can be emailed to Kathy Koerber at email@example.com.
- Back-to-School Packets can be returned to school with your child on the first day of school or emailed to your child’s teacher.
- Extended day registration is online this year. www.duvalschools.org/extendedday. This is a two-step enrollment process. The first step will be to apply. An online application does not mean you have a spot. You are officially registered when a director reaches out to you and you complete step 2 of the payment process. Please follow the steps for enrollment per the district website and wait for a director to email you. Please note that the system generates the list for the school and the Administration/ Extended Day directors must go by the order of the the list. Once a grade level is full, we will be unable to add additional seats due to Covid 19 guidelines.
First Day of School Drop Off (VPK and Kindergarten ONLY!)
- Kindergarten parents will be permitted to drop off Kindergarten students at the exterior door on the first day of school. If you wish to do this, we ask that you arrive between 8:45-9:00. Please park in the front parking lot and walk your student to the car rider doors. Please have your mask on! Please practice social distancing at all times and do not linger. Staff will be outside to take student temperatures prior to them entering the building. Staff will be inside to escort your student to class. Parents are not permitted to enter the building. This will only be allowed for the first day of school and is only for Kindergarten students.
Face Covering Expectations:
- Students will be asked to wear face coverings when they are:
- Boarding/riding/departing the bus
- Entering the building
- Walking in common areas
- In the classroom when they cannot socially distance (small groups, carpet, centers, etc.) (face shields for K-2nd students only)
- In the cafeteria line
- Being dismissed
- Face shields (K-2nd) and cloth masks (K -5th) will be provided for students. We recommend purchasing at least 3-5 extra masks to have one daily. Please write your child’s name on the back of the mask. Do not use Sharpie as they have a strong odor which may cause your child to take off their mask.
- Face shields for 3rd-5th grade students are suggested, but are not provided by DCPS.
- All students will be expected to wash their hands upon entering and exiting the classroom.
- Teachers will have additional handwashing scheduled into the school day.
- All students will have access to hand sanitizer.
Department of HEalth Guidelines:
- The district is still working with the Department of Health for a list of guidelines in regard to students or staff testing positive for the virus. At this time, schools have been advised that they will report any positive cases to the district and department of health. At that time, the department of health will conduct a contact tracing investigation and provide the school with next steps. We will communicate any and all guidelines we receive from Department of Health as soon as we have them.
Prescription Medication Drop-Off:
- Parents can contact the school for an appointment to drop-off prescription medication. It is important to bring all required documentation with you.
- No nebulizers at this time. Please speak with our nurse, Jessica Hunter, for further information.
- Free breakfast will be available to all students. Students will go through the breakfast "grab and go" line. Students will either eat their breakfast in the dining room, socially distanced or in their classroom.
- Lunch for all students is free.
- Students will eat their lunch in either the dining room or their classroom.
- The cafe' will offer 3 entrée choices daily. Students will be able to choose entrée, but not sides. Lunches will be served in trays that have a lid.
- Duval Homeroom students can come to the school to pick up a lunch between 10-11. These lunches will be served at the exterior door in the bus loop.
- Students will sanitize hands before and after lunch times.
- Lunch tables will be sanitized when a class leaves the area.
Lunch Account Payments:
- Parents may use the www.myschoolbucks.com site or send in cash payments to add funds to their child’s account for ala carte items.
- In-person payments are suspended until further notice.
- All water fountains will be taped off and not in use this year.
- Students may bring a water bottle and fill it at the sink in their classroom.
- We recommend every student bring a personal water bottle daily.
- Water coolers will be placed through out the building for student use.
- All students will remain in their homeroom class for the majority of the school day. Instruction may be provided outside as deemed appropriate.
- Departmentalized grade levels will switch teachers (not the students) at the assigned time.
- Signage will assist students with traveling appropriately throughout hallways and common areas.
- All students will enjoy at least 20 minutes of recess daily.
- Students will transition from their classroom and be escorted to the assigned playground at a scheduled time.
- Students are expected to remain in their assigned area and maintain an appropriate distance from other students.
- Students will be asked to wear face coverings while outside if they are unable to socially distance by 6 feet.
- The number of classes on the playground at one time will be limited.
- Students will sanitize their hands prior to play and after playground time.
- Art, music, media, and PE teachers will travel into the classrooms for resource. Instruction may be provided outside as deemed appropriate.
- Students will sanitize hands before and after resource.
- Field trips are suspended until further notice.
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