We are SO excited to welcome in-person learning students back to Auer Avenue on the following dates:
- Wednesday, April 14, 2021: K3 through grade 3 (attending Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week).
- Monday, April 19, 2021: Grade 4 through grade 8.
- All students will learn virtually on Wednesdays beginning April 21.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN IN PERSON LEARNING RESUMES:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. No Wednesdays. Wednesday is Asynchronous (virtual learning for all).
Start and End Times:
Drop off starts at 7:15AM, please do not drop off your child before 7:15AM
Breakfast begins 7:20AM
Morning announcements and instruction starts at 8AM
School ends at 2:20PM
Pick up your child BY 2:20PM
Pick up routes begin EARLY – get ready!
Due to COVID 19 buses will operate at 50% capacity. There may be multiple buses assigned to a route. Students must wear masks on the bus.
Bus cards will be issued on April 7th – keep an eye on your mailbox! If you have questions about your student(s) bus route please call the office.
Drop off & Pick up:
Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:15AM
Students MUST be picked up by 2:20PM
Breakfast will be served grab & go style – eaten in the classroom. Surfaces will be sanitized before and after. Students will be physically distanced in the classroom to the greatest extent possible.
Breakfast takes place from 7:20AM – 7:50AM
Lunch will be served in one of Auer’s three cafeterias – we are grateful that we have enough space for students to eat in the cafeteria! Classrooms will eat amongst themselves, social distancing will be enforced.
Recesses will be shortened to 15-20 minutes at a time. This will help lower the risk of student-student interaction on the playground. Recess will be monitored by staff and social distancing & COVID protocol will be encouraged.
All classes will receive two recess breaks. Recess breaks will be AM & PM
Hand sanitizer will be available for students before they enter the building or as needed while playing.
School Supplies & Chromebooks:
Students will receive classroom Chromebooks to be used in the classroom.
General school supplies will be provided as usual however, students will not share supplies with others.
Students should not bring supplies and personal items from home. Except for K students, a change of clothes is allowed.
Water bottles can be brought by all.
COVID Safety & Precautions:
Limited mobility throughout the day/building. Students will NOT be allowed to “roam about the cabin.”
Masks & PPE:
Auer Avenue will enforce a policy of mask wearing for all staff and students. Masks are required at all times on school property except while eating or drinking.
Plexi barriers and appropriate PPE will be provided to students and staff members.
Portable HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filtration units, also known as air purifiers, will be placed in classrooms, assembly spaces, or multiple occupant spaces.
All staff will be equipped with sanitation products to ensure high-touch areas are sanitized throughout the day.
Symptoms and Sickness Procedures:
Monitor for symptoms at home and keep your student(s) home if they are exhibiting symptoms. DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL IF THEY ARE EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS.
The isolation rooms were selected to accommodate 4–6 sick students. Students determined to be symptomatic will not be sent to classrooms. A parent/guardian will be required to pick up the student(s) in a timely manner!
What will happen if someone is exposed to COVID or tests positive:
A letter will be sent in the mail. This exclusion letter indicates the procedures for returning to school after exposure or a positive COVID test. Nurses will screen for COVID symptoms and recommend testing to confirm COVID-positive students. If students feel well enough, they are invited to join virtually while quarantined to prevent learning loss.
Class – 1 case = class goes virtual 14 days.
School – 3 cases = school goes virtual 14 days
The state and city health departments may at any time close school districts at their discretion.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN LEARNING FROM HOME:
Auer Avenue is committed to provide students with the necessary tools to learn at home.
Pick up: April 12 & 13 9AM – Noon
Classrooms will outfitted with cameras so teachers can continue with their regular teaching responsibilities while being projected to at home students. Here’s how it will work…Once teachers greet students, they will share their screen, which is also projected for their students in the classroom. Teachers will monitor what the online students see and reply to their questions in the chat. Teachers will utilize their SMART Boards to simultaneously engage with virtual and in-person students. They will demonstrate math problems or project other things like reading stories on the screen. Students at home will see the teacher, and students in class will see the teacher. The teacher will not be stationed at the computer. The camera will pick up the teacher at the front of the room
Class Start and End Times:
When the school reopens for in-person learning, the students remaining virtual will follow the in-person schedule with a live broadcast of classroom activities. All students will follow the traditional school bell schedule. Physical breaks and brain breaks will be scheduled throughout the day and during class periods.
School starts at 8:00AM
School ends at 2:20PM
Virtual students lunch time will follow their classroom schedule.
The Chromebooks currently being used by students at home will stay at home. Virtual learning students will continue to use the Chromebook that was issued to them.
MPS will continue to provide breakfast and lunch to ALL students. They have rolled out a new online order process.
Meals must be ordered 7 business days prior to the start of the meal pick up period.
All meal orders for the requested dates must be submitted each week by Wednesday at 5pm.
Beginning April 14th Auer avenue will serve as a pick up site.
In-person students may order meals for asynchronous learning Wednesdays.
You can order meals by clicking HERE.
Community Learning Center (CLC):
Beginning on April 14, before- and after-school programs will be available for in person students.
CLC will provide full day in-person on April 12 and 13 and on virtual school Wednesdays starting April 21 and going forward.
Students that opt for virtual learning will not have access to CLC for additional programming and academic support.
COA after school programming begins right after school, 2:20PM