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    Principal Talbot Update April 1, 2021
    Posted on 04/01/2021
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    April 1, 2021

    Dear Dragon Families,

    We’re almost there! After a week of intense planning and rescheduling, we are ready to begin again with teachers working in person with some students in the mornings.  We have about 70 students returning in person at our school, though the numbers are still shifting. If you would like our detailed safety plans, please let me know and I will either email or US mail a copy to you so you can see.  It’s a lengthy document, so I am not attaching here. I want to let you know about a few important details for Monday and beyond.

    For families whose students are coming in person:

    • Please complete the release form that was sent to you by US mail and send it back with your student on Monday.  I’ve attached copies in case you didn’t receive it or lost it, and we can send another home if you can’t print this.
    • Families need to complete the online attestation form each day by 7:00.  This form helps us ensure everyone is feeling well before allowing them to enter the building.
    • Families and volunteers are not yet allowed into the building.  We hate this, but it is for the safety of all. 
    • Students will meet staff who will check their attestation, then enter the building in different places depending on their grade level:

      • Pre-school, Kindergarten, and students served in Intensive Pathways will enter through the doors on the Northeast side of the school near the playground
      • Grades 1, 4, and 5 will enter through the southwest door on Mercer
      • Grades 2 and 3 will enter through the front door on 11th St


    • Please wait with your student until a staff member gives them access into the building
    • Students will be allowed access into the building starting at 7:50. Staff will leave their duties at the doors to go teach at 8:10.  If you arrive after 8:10, please go to the doors on the Northeast side of the school near the playground
    • Dismissal will be through the same doors as arrival
    • Students will be walked to dismissal by their classroom teacher
    • PLEASE COME ON TIME.  We know that emergencies happen, but our teachers are scrambling to get to their afternoon groups.  If families are late picking up, it impacts a lot of other students

    For families staying Remote:

    • Schedule changes reflect our value of keeping students with their teachers.  We are very sorry for the inconvenience it causes but hope that staying with their class makes it worth the bother.
    • Due to a lot of stupid technology-related reasons, Seesaw may not work well on Monday.  If things aren’t better by Tuesday, please let your teacher know.

    We really appreciate the incredible flexibility and grace our families have extended during this complicated transition. You are the best families in the district!

    Be Well,


    Sarah Talbot (she/her)

    Principal, Lowell Elementary Scho