The Katonah-Lewisboro Learning Commitment
In the KLSD, we will strive to create learning experiences for all students that are engaging, relevant, and take place in an active learning environment.
If a student tests positive, it is best to reach out to your school principal or school nurse as soon as you receive the test results. If this happens during the school day, please call. If it’s at night or on a weekend, email is best. The sooner we get the information, the better.
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April 16, 2021
Dear Increase Miller Families,
We are happy to share that the return of our grade 3 students this week went very well. We would like to thank our classroom teachers and staff who helped make this transition go so smoothly. Our classroom teachers in Grades 4 and 5 have also been working hard to prepare for the return of their students on Monday, April 19.
We are looking forward to all children returning to school on Monday, April 19, for a 5-day week of in-person learning (no more remote Wednesdays). We are thrilled that our students will have this opportunity for what we anticipate will be for the remainder of this school year.
Our District’s plan was to install barriers on each student’s desk in classrooms where 6ft. of distance was unable to be maintained. We began to install barriers over Spring Break and completed installation in grades 2, 3, and 4. The DOH/CDC and New York State provided new guidance on Friday, April 9, which states that elementary students can be in classrooms where they are seated at least 3ft. apart from each other, without barriers. Furthermore, the guidance states that elementary students must be at least 6ft. apart during lunch, with or without barriers.
At this time, we put the process of installation of barriers for grade 5 on hold. We wanted to make you aware that when the 5th graders arrive to school on Monday, there will not be barriers installed on their desks. We may or may not be keeping the barriers that are already installed across the District.
We have made accommodations for all students to be 6ft. apart during the lunch periods outdoors in designated areas or separated into two indoor spaces. Of course, our students will continue to wear masks at all times except when eating or taking a mask break.
As previously communicated, on Monday, April 19, the hybrid model and Zoom will be discontinued. If a child needs to quarantine as per the guidance and protocols we have in place, asynchronous learning will be provided, and if staff is available, a check-in with the student will be coordinated.
Arrival and Dismissal
Please see the adjusted drop off and pick up times below:
Drop off Schedule:
9:15 am – 9:25 am: Kindergarten with siblings in the circle by the gym
9:15 am – 9:25 am: Grade 1 with siblings. Drive past the front of the school and into the side parking lot.
9:25 am – 9:35 am: Grade 2 and 4 with siblings in the circle by the gym
9:25 am – 9:35 am: Grade 3 and Grade 5 Front of the school with siblings
Pick Up Schedule:
3:05 pm – 3:15 pm Kindergarten with siblings in the circle by the gym
3:05 pm – 3:15 pm Grade 1 with siblings. Drive past the front of the school and into the side parking lot.
3:20 pm – 3:30 pm Grade 2 and Grade 4 with siblings in the circle by the gym
3:20 – 3:30 Grade 3 with siblings and Grade 5 front of the school
As always, thank you for your support and understanding. This has been a challenging year, and together, we have managed to remain positive and focused on the opportunities to which we have been afforded, such as the re-opening of schools.
Kerry Ford and Michael Weschler