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Welcome

August 2016

 

Dear CRS Proud Panda Parents,

 

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to welcome you and your children to a new school year. I am hopeful that your family is having a wonderful summer, and that you have had many moments to make some lasting memories over the past few months. While we still have more weeks ahead to enjoy, it somehow seems that very soon we will reopen our doors and welcome you and your family to the 2016-2017 school year.  

 

Please see below regarding instructions for the opening of school:

 

Please make careful note of our opening day drop off and dismissal procedures, which are described below:

 

Opening Day Student Drop Off Procedures for K-5 Students

The first day of school is an exciting one for both parents and students, and many parents drive or walk their children to school on the first day. To ensure that our opening day drop off is smooth and safe, we will be using the following procedure. This is a one-day only procedure and applies only to parents who drive or walk their children. Following the first day of school, parents should follow normal drop off procedures that will be shared closer to the start of school.

 

Kindergarten-Grade 2

Parents of K-2 students will bring your children into the Multi-Purpose Room, where children will meet their teachers. You may wait with your child until the 8:50 A.M. bell. The teachers will join the children at 8:45 A.M. At 8:50 A.M. the teachers will leave the MPR with their classes. To ensure the safety of all of our children, parents may only remain in this area and may not escort their child to his/her classroom. Please note we will be fully equipped with support staff for easing children into this transition.

 

Grades 3-5

Parents of 3-5 students will bring your children into the Gymnasium, where children will meet their teachers. You may wait with your child until the 8:50 A.M. bell. The teachers will join the children at 8:45 A.M. At 8:50 A.M. the teachers will leave the gymnasium with their classes. To ensure the safety of all of our children, parents may only remain in this area and may not escort their child to his/her classroom. Please note we will be fully equipped with support staff for easing children into this transition.

 

CAPS Students

CAPS students will be greeted and escorted by their teachers and paraprofessionals as they exit their vehicles outside of the school building.

 

Start Time

Please note that the first bell rings at 8:45 A.M. This is our “start of school” bell and the one around which you want to arrange your schedule. Please plan to drop your child at school between 8:35 A.M. and 8:45 A.M. This will ensure that your child is ready to enter the building when the first bell rings and is seated in his/her classroom and ready to start the day when the late bell rings. Any student who enters the building after 8:50 A.M. will be marked late. Please do not drop your child off before 8:35 A.M., as we do not have any supervision in place until that time.

 

Dismissal Procedures

Parents or any family members who are picking up in the car line must follow all of the directions below:

  • Place your family name card in the bottom corner of your front windshield on the

passenger side. (This card will go home with your oldest child on the first day of school.)

  • By positioning the card in this way, you will ensure that the teachers on car line duty can read the family name.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you pull into the car line without an identifying name card, you will be asked to park in the parking lot and pick up your child in the office. Parents who pull up without a name card slow down that process, therefore making it very difficult for teachers on duty to safely and efficiently ensure student management and safety on the carline.
  • All carline signs must be in effect as of September 12th.

 

Classroom Placement

Your child’s class placement will be available through Genesis for this school year on Wednesday, August 31st. *Parents of fourth and fifth graders will want to make special note of our departmentalized structure listed below.

 

Back to School Night

Please mark your calendars for CRS’s Back-To-School Night on Tuesday, September 20th at 7:00 P.M.

 

 

I look forward to seeing all of you very soon and to welcoming back our returning families and meeting our new families.

 

Sincerely,

 

Christine Gagliardo