New Parent Orientation
NEW and RETURNING PARENT INFORMATION MEETING:
Please join Principal Daruty on Thursday August 12th at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to share important updates and information. These meetings will be held via zoom and serve as an opportunity for me to do my very best to address all matters pertaining to the start of school. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 740 600 0734 Passcode: WHALES.
NEW to WEBSTER Walking Tour on Friday, August 13th at 10:00 a.m.!
If you would like to participate in a brief walking tour of our campus, prior to the start of the school year, please RSVP here. This tour is reserved for NEW students and families in grades 1st – 5th ONLY.
TK/K MEET and Greet:
TK and K students and their parents are invited to the Webster campus on Wednesday, August 18th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Please park in the lower lot and enter campus using the front gate. All students and families will take a health screening and must be masked. You will begin by heading to your child’s classroom to meet your teacher and learn about the classroom. At 2:00 pm, we will ask all families to say goodbye to their teachers and join us in Poets Park near our cafeteria for a brief, informal reception (15-30 minutes). This experience really allows our young students to feel comfortable walking in on the first day of school. Finally, the playground will be available for exploration and the Boys and Girls Club will be available to visit as well.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:
School commences Thursday, August 19th at 8:30 am and will be a minimum day for all students. Please drop off your child between 8:15 and 8:30 am. We will continue with health screenings. PreK and TK will enter using the curbside valet adjacent to the Prek/TK yard gate. Kinder will use the curbside valet in the front of the school. Grades 1st- 5th may elect to either
1) Park and walk-up (accompanied by an adult) in the lower parking lot or
2) Use the curbside valet and front gate entrance.
We will no longer have a curbside valet in the lower lot. School staff will be available to guide students to the various classroom locations. Parents will not be permitted on campus and should say their goodbyes at the screening gates. Dismissal for grades TK and K is at 12:30 p.m. and 1st-5th at 1:15 p.m. Friday, August 20th is an early release day. Grades TK-5th will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. every Friday.
Class assignments will be emailed Friday, August 13th. We ask that you present a positive attitude and use words of encouragement. Children look to us for guidance and if they see you are excited about their new school year, they too will feel the same way. No changes to class assignments will be made during the first few weeks. A written appeal form can be completed in the office and any changes that can be made will happen on September 6th.
Students will be dismissed early on the First Day of School (8/19), and for Back to School Night (8/24 and 8/31). Additional minimum days are: 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 3/31, 6/8 and 6/9.
EARLY RELEASE FRIDAYS:
Every Friday, beginning August 20th students in grades TK-5th are dismissed at 1:15 p.m. The remainder of the school day is for teacher and staff development meetings and trainings.
BACK TO SCHOOL:
Tuesday August 24th for grades TK-2 and Tuesday August 31st for grades 3rd- 5th. The event will be held via zoom. Your teachers will send you the zoom link and information as the day approaches.