WE Must Keep Students & Staff Safe
On Monday, November 9th, some elementary students will return to schools after their families elected to have face-to-face instruction. Virtual learning will continue for roughly 60% of Colonial’s student population. While administrators and teachers look forward to seeing students in the classroom, it is important that children be reminded that school, as they knew it before COVID-19, will not be the same. Under the “new normal” students and families must follow the following safety protocols:
*If your child is not feeling well, DO NOT send them to school. If a school nurse calls you because your child becomes ill at school, he or she will be sent to a designated room away from others until they are picked up. We ask that sick children be picked up immediately after notification from the school
*All children MUST wear a mask on school buses.
* Students in grades K-12 must wear a mask in the classrooms at all times unless eating or drinking in the classroom. Students in preschool are encouraged to wear a mask.
*All students are asked to bring a full water bottle with their name on it to school. Milk will be supplied during breakfast and lunches and extra water will also be provided when needed.
*Before boarding buses students are asked to use their own hand sanitizer.
*Bus riders will sit in designated seats so social distancing will be practiced. They are also encouraged to social distance at bus stops.
*Remind children to cough or sneeze into their elbow.
*Students will remain in socially distanced seats in the same classroom throughout the day. To reduce hallway movement, specials like art and physical education will be taught in the classroom.
*Breakfast and lunches will be served in the classrooms at no cost. Students are allowed to pack their lunches but NO PEANUT BUTTER products are allowed, to protect children and teachers with allergies.
*If your child has food allergies, please alert the school nurse.
All students will be provided with a take-home bag containing a mask, thermometer, and a health self-screening checklist. The school nurse is your point of contact for providing any medical updates or asking Covid-19 related questions/updates. Please remember flu season is upon us. We encourage families to take all precautionary measures and remember free COVID testing sites can be found at https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/