Principal Asaro’s Reopening Update for August 28

distributed to families via School Messenger – August 28

Dear Stillmeadow Families,

It is hard to believe that the new school year is less than two weeks away. Although this year will be unlike any other in recent memory, it is my hope that we can work together as a school community to make it a positive experience for our students, families, and staff.

One of the most important things you can do over the next few days is take steps to ensure you and your children are prepared for what to expect when school opens on September 8. Here are a few things you can do at home to help prepare your family for the upcoming school year:

Create a PowerSchool Account (or make sure you can access your existing account):

You must have a PowerSchool account to access important information including classroom teacher assignments, bus assignments, report cards, etc. This information will not be sent home in paper form. Click here to create or log into your account, or to reset your password.

If you are accessing PowerSchool for the first time, you will need an Access ID. Please contact Shirley Martinez or Cindy Guarnieri in the Stillmeadow Main Office (203-977-4507) to obtain an Access ID.

Join us for the Stillmeadow Town Hall Webinar on Thursday, September 3 at 7 pm

I will be hosting a Stillmeadow Town Hall Webinar next week to reconnect with our families and share information about the upcoming school year.

https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/0495e4af-f445-4e25-bcbf-16b12e121912

Have Your Child Practice Wearing a Face Mask During the Day

Students will be expected to wear a face mask at school. Although “face mask breaks” will be provided throughout the school day, most children are not accustomed to wearing a mask for extended periods of time. Please have your children – especially those in grades K-2 – practice wearing a face mask before the first day of school.

Practice Hand Washing with Younger Children (K-2)

Frequent hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please work with your children – especially those in grades K-2 – to make sure they know how to wash their hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. Singing “Happy Birthday” twice is a good way to gauge 20 seconds.

Reinforce the Importance of Social Distancing

A new school year is an exciting time when many children will have the urge to physically interact (hugs, high fives, etc.) with their teachers and peers. Please talk to your child about the importance of maintaining social distance to keep everyone healthy and safe.

Print Out the 2020-21 Hybrid Learning Calendar

Please familiarize yourself with the Hybrid Learning Calendar so you know which days your child will attend school in-person and when he/she/they will be at home.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in getting this school year off to a strong start. I look forward to seeing many of you during the Stillmeadow Town Hall Webinar on September 3.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Angela Asaro, Principal

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