First Day Details
We are so excited to welcome you and your family to Rose Park this evening. This will be a celebratory event we’ve been anticipating for MONTHS! We are grateful to be Woven Together with you this year. Let’s all do our part to keep this special evening as safe as possible for our children and each other. We ask that adults wear a mask when visiting tonight. We ask that children wear a mask in common areas only. Children may opt to “mask down” in their classroom so we can see their beautiful smile. Thank you in advance for understanding.
What Can I Expect for Monday Morning?
School begins at 8:15. Our teachers are prepared and THRILLED to receive your child and family by 8:00 or after during our first week of school. In order to help maintain a learning environment that is as healthy as possible, we are requesting that parents do not drop off their children in the hallways or at the classroom this year. I know this will be a difficult change but we think we have a warm, loving, gentle solution for your family!
- Our second grade through fifth grade teachers will be located on the lawn to the WEST of the front doors. Teachers will label their classroom “zone” in the front yard with a sign. Please look for your child’s teacher and you may hand deliver your child to your teacher. You may feel free to take a photo together, hug your child and we will love and care for her/him from there.
- Kindergarten and first grade teachers also have a classroom zone in the front yard. You will be able to find their zone on the EAST side of the front door. Each teacher has a “partner teacher” in their classroom inside the building. Your kindergarten and first grade teacher will meet your family in their “zone”. You may hand deliver your child to your teacher. You may feel free to take a photo together, hug your child and we will love and care for him/her from there. Each first grade teacher and kindergarten teacher will walk groups of children to their classroom. The partner teacher will receive them until the class is all present and the day can begin together. We are so grateful for a great big bunch of adults ready to love, support and welcome your child tenderly to this new year. Mrs. Chase will be available to help families and students as they transition.
- Mrs. Jodi Gillmore will help welcome Mrs. Bos’s children.
- Mrs. Garvelink and Mrs. Tait will help welcome Mrs. Brouwer’s children.
- Mrs. Gillette will help welcome Maestra Klipp-Lopez’s children.
- Mrs. Rodriguez will help welcome Maestra Cupery’s children.
- Mrs. Luce will help welcome Mrs. Dokter’s children.
- Our preschool teachers will be receiving children and families at Door D. Maestra Peirera will be greeting families at the door and helping to guide children and families to their teacher. You may hand deliver your child to your teacher. You may feel free to take a photo together, hug your child and we will love and care for him/her from there. Each preschool teacher will walk groups of children to their classroom. Our preschool aide will receive them and help engage each child in play until the class is all present and the day can begin together.
In an effort to comply with our new, safe return-to-learn norms, all adults and children should wear a mask during drop off and pick up when outside of the car. We will as well. The entry to school is considered a common area. We will ask children to wear a mask until they reach their classroom as they are no longer in the common area.
Parents, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for entrusting us with the love and care for your child. We do much prefer to have you present in our school building as much as you desire. However, we are adhering to the wisdom in reducing exposure to germs and risks. We hope that by seeing the loving reception for each child, the photos we send home and the stories your child shares at the end of the school day you will know that we deem you a critical part of our relationship.
Daily At Home Student Screenings Required
As a reminder, parents are required to screen their child at home each morning before going to school. If your child has any new or increasing symptoms below, they should not go to school and you should contact your child’s doctor for additional instruction.
- Temperature of 100.3 or higher or signs of fever (chills/sweating)
- Sore throat
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Severe headache
- Loss of taste or smell
Holland Christian will be utilizing a product called MicrobeCare in HC classrooms in a continued effort to keep rooms clean and sanitized as we return to school. MicrobeCare is a long-lasting protective coating that molecularly bonds to all surfaces. The product is safe for skin, clothes and the environment. MicrobeCare creates a barrier that kills 99.99% of microbes, prevents mutation and minimizes the spread of viruses, bacteria, fungi, algae and yeast on a wide variety of products. MicrobeCare is safe and has 10 years of recorded proven results in highly sensitive healthcare environments including stethoscopes, wound care dressings and medical devices. It is a registered antimicrobial with the EPA and also approved by the FDA. It is odorless, colorless, and non-leaching. More information on Microbecare can be found here. Once applied, MicrobeCare will continuously self-sanitize any surfaces it is applied to as an added layer of protection for students and staff.