Changes to Open House Activities
Due to several health updates including contact tracing guidelines, we have re-tooled many of the Open House activities to ensure safety. Adjustments have been made to support staggered schedules, encourage social distancing and avoid large group gatherings.
For ALL events we ask that families follow these guidelines:
- Only one parent/guardian should accompany your child/children to the open house event.
- When possible, preschool aged children should not attend open house activities.
- ALL attendees MUST wear a mask and social distance.
Please note the new schedule and revisions to activities below:
Newcomer’s Welcome Wednesday, September 1, 6:15 -7 PM
We will still hold an event in the cafeteria so that our new students can meet their mentor, tour the building and feel a sense of belonging before the first day of school; however, we will NOT serve dinner. New families and mentor families will receive information from our school counselors regarding this event later this week.
Kindergarten Orientation Thursday, September 2
Prior to the open house event, KG families will receive a welcome presentation (via email) that will cover frequently asked questions and introduce the administrative team. KG families meet their teacher and deliver school supplies to the classrooms during the following times that day:
9:00 – 9:30 Last Names A-L
9:45-10:15 Last Names M-Z
After their scheduled open house time, Kindergarten students may visit the TES horseshoe to board an HCPS bus and enjoy a free, sweet treat from our fabulous PTA at the Kona Ice truck.
The KG playdate that was planned to follow this orientation has been postponed. We hope to schedule a similar event sometime in the future.
SIS Open House Thursday, September 2 at 11 AM
This event is for the students participating in our SIS program, and allows for students to have a less hectic introduction to the school year, meet their teacher and get to know some of the instructional assistants that will be working with our SIS program. Students are welcome to attend open house during this time and/or the time scheduled for their grade level.
Open House Grades 1-5 Thursday, September 2
This event is meant for students to briefly meet their teacher and to drop off school supplies. Families will enter the school through the main entrance and head straight to classrooms. Please plan to attend during your scheduled time:
12:00 – 12:30 Last Names A-F
12:45 – 1:15 Last Names G-L
1:30- 2:00 Last Names M-R
2:15- 2:45 Last Names S-Z
The Kona Ice truck will be on hand throughout the day for families to support the PTA by purchasing treats AFTER your scheduled open house time. Please do not bring Kona Ice into the building. We want to make sure that our clean hallways and classrooms stay that way as long as possible.