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  • Sent to Elementary IHD families on January 13, 2021

     

    IHD Elementary Families,

    As shared on January 5, 2021, the Shakopee Public Schools Board approved a recommendation from the Pandemic Response Advisory Team to adjust the elementary (K-5) IHD learning plan. Updated guidance from the State requires a rolling start that, as of now, follows the below schedule. Additional important updates are included in this message.

    • Elementary IHD students in grades K-2 shift into the in-person learning model (five days per week, on site, regular school hours) on Monday, January 25, 2021.
    • Elementary IHD students in grades 3-5 will remain in distance learning through Friday, February 5, 2021. They will shift to in-person learning (five days per week, on site, regular school hours) on Monday, February 8, 2021.

    Additional Elementary IHD Updates & New Information

    • COVID-19 Procedures & Protocol: What to Expect and What’s Changed
      • Click on the above link to view an important summary of elementary IHD staff/student updates to:
        • Face masks/coverings, social distancing, transportation and meal procedures
        • Staff COVID-19 testing and general elementary COVID-19 communication
        • Close contact quarantine period 
    • Meals 
      • In-school meals: Per a recent USDA extension, school meals will continue to be offered to ALL students free of charge, which includes onsite meals for elementary IHD students during in-person learning. Students and their families will not need to fund meal accounts. 
        • A free and reduced meal form (application for educational benefits) should still be on file for those families who qualify as funds are applied to additional areas outside of meals.
    • Weekly district meal pick up: The below important updates only apply to those families who have registered for weekly Tuesday meal pickup.
      • The last day to pick up weekly district meals at your pre-selected elementary location is Tuesday, January 19th. On Tuesday, January 26th, pickups that were designated for an elementary school will move to the below locations. 
        • Jackson meal pickups will move to Shakopee High School
        • Red Oak and Eagle Creek meal pickups will move to East Middle School
        • Sun Path and Sweeney meal pickups will move to West Middle School
      • The last Tuesday meal pickup for registered elementary IHD students, regardless of selected pickup location, will be Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Meals will be provided during school as part of the normal five day in-person schedule. Families with children in the elementary IHD program AND other district schools that have previously signed up for weekly meals can still pick up for their early learning, Shakopee Online (K-12) and/or secondary children.
      • Questions? Please email Carol in Food Services at ctscheak@shakopee.k12.mn.us or call (952) 496-5141.
    • School Start/End Time 
      • Jackson & Sun Path: 8:30am - 3:10pm
      • Eagle Creek, Red Oak & Sweeney:  9:05am-3:45pm 
      • All elementary schools will start at their normal (pre-IHD) times, which is 1-hour earlier than during the fall hybrid learning period. School start/end times for elementary IHD in-person learning are noted below:
    • Transportation Routes
      • Bus routes are now available in the Infinite Campus parent portal, please login and review at your earliest convenience. Tips on how to navigate the parent portal can be found here.
      • Those students with significant changes will receive a postcard that will be mailed on January 15, 2021.
      • The majority of students will ride the same bus route (stop and bus unchanged), with morning pickup being one hour earlier than in the fall.  Additionally, the majority of afternoon student routes will remain unchanged.  
    • River Valley YMCA School Aged Child Care
      • Childcare for January 21 and 22 elementary IHD transition days will also be held at CFC. 
      • Childcare will continue for all students at Central Family Center (CFC) through January 22, 2021.
      • Starting on January 25, 2021, before and after care will be offered at each elementary school for those students attending school in-person.
        • 3rd-5th grade IHD students using YMCA care at CFC will continue to attend at that location through February 5, 2021.
      • Starting on February 8, 2021, before and after care will only be offered at the elementary schools.
      • Questions? Contact McKenzie Allard at 952-230-6661 or McKenzie.Allard@YMCAMN.org 
    • No School Reminders
    • Future Communication
      • The district will continue to communicate any major updates to the elementary IHD transition to in-person learning in a timely fashion. Your student’s home elementary school will provide further details on programming, student schedules, building resources/procedures and other day-to-day related items. Please continue to check your SeeSaw account and district email on file for updates.

    Shakopee Online & Pearson Early Learning Center Reminders:

    • Shakopee Online is a year-long virtual program separate from the IHD program. Students enrolled and participating in Shakopee Online are not included in transition/planning day schedule adjustments nor are the above details applicable. Please refer to the district calendar for Shakopee Online no school days.
    • Pearson Early Learning Center is not included in the elementary IHD program and operates on a separate schedule and programming calendar. Please contact Pearson Early Learning Center directly for any specific questions.

     

     

     

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