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LAKE SUPERIOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL START UP INFORMATION


Greetings Lake Superior Families,

Starting school out each year is an exciting time, filled with anticipation and a little anxiety.  This year, with concerns about safely opening school, is a more anxious time for many.  We can help alleviate some of this anxiety if everyone in our community (staff, students and parents)  stay home when sick (symptom guidelines below).  I am trusting everyone to make this commitment.  

I am also expecting everyone at Lake Superior will be following our school district guidelines in regards to social distancing, washing hands, and wearing masks.  We will teach students and support them to be following these guidelines too. And I will be sharing with you any changes in these guidelines that will be required at school. 

 Please remember, in all these changes, what is not different is how Lake Superior prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of every student.  This is a small school with families sharing a strong community commitment to care for the academic, social and health needs of students exceedingly well.  We will continue these commitments with the changes listed below and need your help and support to keep all students safe this year.  Let me know if you have questions or need anything clarified.

Hybrid Model

We start the school year with the “Hybrid Model.”  This means that Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are in school and Wednesday students will be home learning.   

Virtual Model

Families that chose the virtual model will be sent more information soon.  There will be an orientation meeting in late August for LSE parents of students doing virtual learning this year.   All students signed up for virtual learning will be provided a virtual learning teacher.  

Picture Retake day will be October 13th from 9am - noon. For any virtual learners or 4K students who did not come for picture day you can come at any time from 9am - noon. If you are getting retakes done please send the picture package back to school with your student so we know you want retakes.  

Drop off 

Times for morning drop off can occur between 8:15 and 9:00.  All cars for drop off and pick up will use the parking lot in front of the school and  next to the gym.  Please do not use the bus parking lot for drop off or pick up.  School starts at 9:10am and breakfast serving times for each grade level are below.  The goal during drop off and pick up is to be staggered, avoiding large groups of students being together as they enter and exit the building.  While I am assigning your family a time for drop off, it is okay for you to simply call the school (anytime after August 24th)  and report to the main office the time that will work for your family on a regular basis.  We will maintain a list simply to ensure we are balanced and there is not a rush of students coming at one time.  Please keep in mind breakfast times when you are dropping off your child as well.  Kindergarten, 1st and 5th grade will use the playground doors to enter the school.  Students this year will be going straight to their classrooms when they arrive at school.  

Last name starts with

A - L - 8:15 - 8:25

M - Z - 8:25 - 8:35

8:35 - 8:50 - Buses arrive

8:50 - 9:05 - arrival for those who cannot come earlier

 

Approximate breakfast serving times (Breakfast and lunch will be eaten in classrooms this year)

8:40 - 5th grade

8:45 - 4th grade

8:50 - 3rd grade

8:55 - 2nd grade

9:00 - 1st grade

9:05 - Kindergarten and 4K

Pick up

We will have a staggered dismissal at the end of the day, 3:42.  4K, Kindergarten and 1st grade at 3:42 , 2nd and 3rd grade at 3:43 and 4th and 5th grade at 3:44.   Parents, please wait outside or in the parking lot for your child.  Staff will be parking in other areas and the parking lot will have more space.  At the beginning of the year, the staggered times may take a bit longer to implement.   Kindergarten, 4K,  1st grade and 5th grade will be exiting school out the playground doors.  All other students (grades 2,3, and 4) will exit the building through the front doors.  While a staggered dismissal will help create social distancing, students will need to wear masks as they leave the building.

Parents, you’ll need to make an appointment to enter our building

  Please, do not accompany your child into the building.    Teachers, support staff and others will help support your child getting to their classroom and welcoming them to a new school year.  In person meetings with families will be made by appointment only and we have a no visitor policy to start our school year - you can make an appointment by calling our main office.  Thus, anyone outside of our Lake Superior Community, or outside of district approval, will not be allowed in school.   I encourage you to contact anyone at school through email, phone calls or in a virtual meeting for your questions or concerns.  

 

Communication with teachers

Implementing classroom safety measures requires a change in teachers’ days.  They will have many duties during student face to face days and may not be able to reply back to you with an email, text or phone call in a timely way.  Please call the main office if you have an important communication for the teacher.  Wednesday will be a good day to have communication with teachers as needed.   

Picking up students during the school day

 If you need to pick up your child from school during the day please call the main office to inform us of the time of pick up and when you arrive at the school, please call the main office that you have arrived (the secretary will sign your child out)  and your child will be sent out to meet you at your car. 

If sick, stay home

If students (or staff) have these symptoms:

Fever or chills (temperature must be taken daily and must be less than 100.4 ℉), new uncontrolled cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, severe headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea - then  please stay home.  If students get sick at school, you will be contacted by the school nurse.  Please make sure you have current contact information in your info snap registration (an email will remind you when you will be able to update with an access code) and that all emergency contacts are accurate and up to date.   

What used to be the principal’s office is now the new and expanded nurse’s office

We can now social distance in the nurse’s office and also have a safe place for students who are sick as well.  

 

No shared snacks, no shared birthday treats, no shared food

There will not be shared snacks.  Students can bring their own snacks to school.  Students will not be able to share food or treats.

Water Bottles

Every student will need a water bottle.  Drinking fountains will not be used by students.  We have several water bottle filling stations in our school that are “hands free” filling.  

Masks

Please provide a mask for your student.  The school will have extra masks on hand.




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Breakfast Serving Times:
8:40am - 9:10am

Recess/Lunch Serving Times:
K/1: 11:45 - 12:30
5/3: 12:15 - 1:00
2/4: 12:45 - 1:30


 

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Lake Superior Elementary is a safe place and will continue to be a safe place with clear school/parent communication.


Important Note:


  • If your child's transportation is different than their normal routine/transportation please send a note, or call, both are highly encouraged. Without a note or phone call a child will be directed to follow their normal transportation routine.


  • Students will remain in the building and will not be allowed to leave the school until a parent/guardian signs the child out in the main office.

 

  • The large lot nearest the playground (South) is for bus drop off/pick up and overflow school activities. Please continue to use the smaller lot nearest the main entrance (North) for student drop off/pick up and/or parking.

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Attendance Policies

Attending School regularly has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school . Build this habit early so your child learns right away that going to school on time, every day is so important. Good attendance will not only help them be more successful in school but those habits carry with them into college and at work.

Chapter 118.15(1)(a), Wisconsin Statues, requires that any person (parent, guardian, foster parent, or relative placement) having under their control (has responsibility for) a student who is between the ages of six and eighteen years shall cause the student to attend school regularly (religious holidays excepted) during all scheduled hours, full-time until the end of the term, quarter, or semester of the school year in which the student becomes eighteen years of age, graduates or is relieved of school attendance with a legal excuse.

Parents or guardians have the right to excuse a student’s absence from school, for any or no reason, by notifying the school of the student’s absence. Parents must call within 24 hours of the absence or it will be considered unexcused. A student may be excused for up to ten days per year under this provision Wis. Stat  118.15(3)©.

More than five unexcused absences in one school semester is considered habitual truancy. Wis. Stat. sec 118.16(1)(a) and (c).

Medical excuses for the student from a doctor or dentist do not count towards the allowed absences.

8:40am—Doors open for breakfast

9:10am—School Starts

9:11am—9:26am—Morning Tardy

9:27am—12:00pm—Morning Absence

12:01pm—3:26—Afternoon Absence

3:27—3:42—Afternoon Tardy

Call 715-398-7672  Please leave a message on the attendance line for any absences.


 

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