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Can you better explain the rationale for having teachers rotate in the younger grades. Seems like that puts many more people at risk as opposed to having 1 cohort be at risk.
is the rotating of teachers also happening in Kindergarten?
can you advise if masks will be required on the playground for all age groups?
how do we know who to contact about questions or concerns if the students have no primary teacher assigned?
Since the children are assigned to a cohort and room, who is the main point of contact for the parents? In the event there is an issue/question or an absence, for example?
Can you clarify about opening week? My first grader will be in class Wednesday, can you tell me whether she'll be doing distance learning at home Thursday and Friday of that week?
Will there be opportunity for rising Kindergarteners to come to campus before start date? Also, will there be a meet and greet before 8/19?
When will we receive a list of school supplies needed? Some supplies are difficult to find (ie cleaning wipes) so having a list of supplies soon would be helpful so we can start looking. thanks!
how will quarantines work? for instance, if a specials teacher is exposed, will all the classes they are in be quarantined?
do you have back ups planned for each teacher in case the teacher gets sick
What are the plans for new student orientation? We are a new family and are just curious when and how that will happen.
Will the meet and greet be in person this year? How will virtual students get their books?
Can you provide more clarification on how Wednesday class schedules will be managed for 7th and 8th grade. Will there be an alternating schedule (e.g. 7th grade attends on Wednesday one week and 8th grad attends on the next)
Will drop off timeframes begin at a different/earlier time since temperature will be screened for all students
For middle school students that are going virtual for the first trimester - will space accommodations be made to allow them to attend in-person for the remainder of the year if they so choose?
With the data being what they are: at this point, would the administration and teachers prefer to have students attend from home (if they can) or in person? Is there a desire to keep the in-person attendance as low as reasonably possible, or not?
When can we expect to receive our schedules and carpool assignments?
What was the decision breaker with the Diocese when all other schools around us have decided on all online for 1st Trimester? Esp with NC numbers not very good rt now...Thanks
Has Professional Development been made available for staff around online instruction, how to handle classroom set up and sanitation? How will standardized testing be handled this year?
Do you know how many 6th grade classes there are this year, since we had 16 new students added? And can you comment on the number s
When we 7th grad receive the confirmed class schedule and supplies list
will there be a chance for a zoom face to face for new students? masks will make it a little difficult for building new personal relationships. will any kind of zoom orientation be planned for new students to interact?
will there be middle school sports this fall?
of students in each cohort?
Can you give an idea of how many students have chosen virtual learning, in kindergarten specifically?
Sorry, how many students are in each cohort for 6th grade, and how many classes?
safety during lunch when masks are off? option of taking lunch outside?
for online option- does the student need to sit through 8 am - 3 pm ?
when will middle schoolers receive their schedule?
when we will receive supply list and primary teacher/room assignment ?
When 7th and 8th graders are remote learning are there teachers instructing live or will it be similar to the remote learning in the Spring?
have you considered utilizing outdoor spaces more often throughout the day for learning in order to reduce time spent indoors?
Can you send out a picture of what the classrooms will look like?
Are considerations being made for children who may have trouble hearing/understanding teachers while wearing mask since unable to see lips/facial expressions?
What will the absence policy be for this year? I'm worried about kids being afraid to miss school because of the piling up of homework. Anxiety levels are already high.
What will the virtual students see on screen? Just the teacher, or the students in class also?
How will quizzes and tests be handled since some students will be at home and have access to books, notes, etc? Or will it be an honor code type system?
will the 7th and 8th graders be required to take all of their supplies (binders texts, etc.) home every night since they don't have lockers? Can we get access to texts online somehow?
Will the "at home" Wednesdays for MS be distance learning online?
Is there a certain type of mask for the kids that you would require or recommend?
Will masks be required at desks?
will we be able to see pictures of the classroom
I understand the rotation process and the rationale, but would it be helpful for each student to still have a “lead teacher” if for no other reason, just so if a parent needs to share some information that is not subject-specific they can contact that single teacher who could then share with their peers?
Is multifamily carpool dropoff and pickup allowed this year? Thanks
Are there any plans to arrange for regular coronavirus screening for staff and/or students?
Other than the change to staggered start of the year, are there changes to the calendar for the school year?
Can you tell us what percentage of the students have chosen to be online?
Will you follow the academic calendar as far as fall break etc.?
if your see the reading specialist or other specialist how that be done to keep them and the specialist safe?
As of last Tidbits, first day mass is still on the schedule. I'm assuming that is not happening. Will there be virtual mass or some other virtual activity or is that just canceled given the situation? Will there be any masses this fall? Is morning prayer going to be done via video or just via the PA?
have there been any assessments on the air ventilation system to ensure minimal spread in the classroom? also - how will gym class be handled?
Do you know of a percentage of parents since our original back to school survey who have chosen all online for their kids?
will there be a mock classes and mock carpool before school starts to iron out the wrinkles?
regarding 6th grade classes, I thought the school was providing space for all students to be in-person. has this changed?
How many recess breaks will the younger grades get? Will there be break-outs w/in the classroom during which children interact in small groups. I have a hard time envisioning a K or 1st grader sitting at their assigned desk for hours at a time.
What about P.E.? Will the kids have P.E.? Assuming not if sports are canceled, but want to double check.
will all school mass be held and where?
how many 7th graders will be online distance option?
Enrollment question. On campus learning limits the total # of students enrolled during (pre COVID), if a decision is made to go fully online, will enrollment increase above pre COVID enrollment? in other words, will there be more students learning from the same # of faculty?
Do middle school students get placement for Math with their schedule next week, or will it be a separate communication?
For on-line students, how does the teacher get feed back to know whether the student is understanding what is being taught?
Will the amount of homework be decreased to allow students a break during nonschool hours?
Did I hear correctly that 6th grade will be in Thea?
How long after the live stream will it take to get the recording up if a child misses part of the live stream?
When our child's schedule comes to us, will it include how many students are physically being placed in their class?
Will there be masses held for each grade?
Will there be science fair this year for 7th and 8th grade since they are only in school part time?
do kids need to have TFS logo masks, or are there any requirements on type or color of mask worn?
School calendar - are there scheduled days off? ie October break for conferences?
can students leave books at school and purchase a set to keep at home to limit the amount of things that go back and forth to school.
With no Bridges this year, what is the status of the Bridges staff?
follow-up to question about 7h and 8th grades taking books home - won't the 8th graders be using those desks when 7th grade is at home? or will the desk be dedicated to that student every day whether they are in person or at home?
they are now recommending eye coverings, what’s TFS’s stance on that
How are specials being taught? Are those teachers also rotating through each classroom?
if a cheap daily rapid test that could be done on site becomes available will the school use it for all students and staff?
If a student chooses in person learning and is home for a day or two due to illness, will the student be considered absent if the student logs in to virtual learning?
Will teachers allow clear face shields along with face masks on the children in class? As new health protocols are introduced from the medical community how will the school plan to integrate and communicate new best practices as appropriate - Thank you!
can you describe the process once you have been notified of a positive case. when we will be notified? will the class be expected to quarantine and start on-line learning immediately?
Will children be playing instruments in music class this year? And to confirm, all after school activities are suspended including music lessons?
Will there be options other than Facebook Live for those who are boycotting Facebook?
Can you please clarify the TFS risk/goal threshold for Covid-19 positives? Has staff been trained/certified as contact tracers? What is the level/number that TFS considers acceptable before Plan B and/or elements of it will need to change?
will you provide photos of the classrooms
if we are going to send the children to mass in small groups could we not keep the younger children together and they older one together since the numbers say the younger children less likely to get the virus and to pass it along
Will hand sanitizer stations be available to the students?
Have all teachers confirmed they'll be in-person at school or have some opted to teach from home?
those who have chosen to go 5 days can they send their child for one week and following week do distance learning? some parents are under the impression can flip flop back and forth on a daily or weekly basis?
Can you please let us know the latest possible pickup time for kids so we can plan for after school activity?
will teachers use voting buttons on zoom?
Are we doing science fair this year?
Are we able to come up with a way to continue prayer buddies?
Kelly Sullivan Conlin
will we get a name list of students in the same cohort?
You may have already covered this, my internet has been spotty...will parents be able to walk in the kids on the first day?
I saw a note on science fair, I have attended multiple virtual scientific meetings this summer and would be glad to assist with a virtual fair!
How will bathroom breaks be handled - will there be a limit on number of kids in bathroom at once?
Will Fr. Jim still have a role at TFS after he moves over to the diocese?
Given the recent toxicity of hand sanitizers and extensive FDA recalls of these products, will the protocol be revised to safer methods of handwashing with soap and water?
if things get better regarding Covid ( and a vaccine has been made available) is it possible that things will go back to normal in Spring?
How frequent will bathrooms be cleaned/disinfected throughout the day?
Follow up on using on line platform for students that are home sick for the day...I'm under the impression that we are to be more precautious with our children and not send them if they are having an off day. Thus the children aren't necessarily sick but are staying home preventatively. Can these children access the online platform for the day as to not incur an absence that day?
Are you still okay with a younger student attending class in person on the same days their older sibling attends class and attending virtual the same days?
Similar to immunization documentation requirements for entering school, will students be required to take a recent Covid-19 test with their pediatrician to be sure students are not entering classrooms asymptomatic after summer vacation travels?
sorry if I missed the answer but I didn't hear you address the question from Amy Young about the latest possible pick up time....and earliest drop off times.
Thanks Fr. Jim
Father Jim will still be around! That is the best news EVER!
Thank you to all who have done so much work this summer to prepare for this academic school year!
15% have chosen to do remote learning..how can their children feel inclusive and be part of TFS community ?
Is parish athletics cancelled?
how will the distance requirement be monitored in the bathrooms?
are school pictures canceled?
If a teacher is absent, will all the substitute teachers be trained to handle the new learning environment?
If we know we are going to carpool with another student in the same grade should we let you know that for purposes of establishing cohorts?
if you chose plan B you are not flip flopping...keep in mind a child 100% remote learning gave up their seat for your child to attend 5 days
You all are doing an amazing job!
Kelly Sullivan Conlin
will drop off time be dictated by grade level?
will kindergarten still have 2 PE uniform days? and are there ways teachers are working on figuring out how to make this first day not so scary…. in such a crazy/weird time?
Thanks Mike, Colette and Dawn....and to all the teachers who are warriors!
thank you for all your hard work
So then there isn't a need to have 4 days of dress uniforms?
students attending online are not required to wear their uniforms, correct?
Since the teachers will be rotating thru kinder, will they have TA’s that strictly stay with the same class so there is some sort of consistency?
so K needs 4 days of dress uniform and 1 PE ?
If our child or we decide we are not comfortable going in person after we have already said we are going to do in person, can we easily switch to virtual?
how do we get medications like epi pens to the nurse? Can the child bring it the first day and the teacher can bring it to the nurse?
Thank you ALL for everything!! We are grateful!
can students wear cloth masks that have filters so they can breathe better?
thank you - this is a very difficult process to have to figure out and we know you are trying to make the best decisions for our kids and teachers!
Thank you and all the staff for everything you have and are doing to keep TFS as safe and enjoyable as possible!
are parents required to help in between online instruction
Truly appreciate everyone's efforts to get the kids in the classroom during these difficult times. Your commitment to our children's education and safety is fantastic!
thank you so much for everything you all have been doing .. !!!
Thanks for your leadership Mike, and to all the team for your work!
We are grateful to be returning to TFS! Thank you for your tremendous efforts!
thank you so much for everything
Belén & Carlos
Thank you for everything you do for our kids!
Thanks and have a great weekend!
Thank you 😊 Mr. Watson TFS staff and teachers. Be safe
Dawn, welcome to TFS!
Thanks for your time and great information!
Thank you all!
Thank you for all you do! Great job!