Even More Updates for Friday, August 28
St. Croix Prep Community,
Monday is the day! We are excited to get the new school year underway! As we begin this adventurous journey, allow me to assist all of us by setting expectations for the first two to three weeks of the school year.
August 31 to September 4
Distance Learning Week
During this first week we will all become more familiar with the distance learning model, which will be a part of this entire school year (e.g. for those families that have selected it; and due to the rotation of the Blue/Gold/Distance days within the hybrid model). Faculty and students will all learn together as they begin to understand how they will interact through technology this year. We will adjust accordingly for those families still waiting for Chromebook deliveries. In addition, this will not be a normal school week as each division has non typical items included in their schedules (e.g. testing, orientations, distance learners getting their school photo taken and picking up their textbooks/supplies, etc.). Be patient, relax, and adjust to the transition of getting your home ready to host learning.
September 8 to September 12
First Week of Hybrid Model
- Bus Transportation
Our class schedule begins at 9:30 in the morning. Generally, at the start of a normal school year, bus transportation smooths out over the first few days of school. This year, we do not know if our 9:30 start time will be impacted by new bus cleaning routines, assigned seating, and other protocols being implemented during this pandemic. This means that those students at home may need to wait on those who are delayed on buses.
- COVID-19 and Impact on School Procedures
The student schedules are different from normal years because they have to be adjusted for the new procedures related to physical distancing, hand washing, lunch, school building hours, passing time, etc. Honestly, we don’t know how the schedule will work; so this week will be very chaotic, and it could be highly frustrating as students from home adjust to in school delays – but each day will get better as we learn and improve!
September 14 to September 18
Second Week of Hybrid Model
Reminders – Registration for Childcare, Chromebooks, YCare, and Meals
Please register for YCare, Chromebook needs, and pre-registration meal requests for distance learning days. Please complete these as it will assist us in our preparation for August 31. Thank you!