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Orientations at schools revisited with new plans

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   With Wayne County Schools delivering instruction virtually beginning August 24th, each of the five schools on campus has revised their orientation schedules and protocols coming up.

    Walker Early Learning Center has scheduled orientations for kindergarten on Monday, August 17th and Tuesday, August 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Teachers have scheduled orientation for Preschool students on Tuesday, August 18th and Wednesday, August 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. They will be following CDC guidelines. When parents arrive for their child’s scheduled orientation time, please call the school and let them know you are there. Face masks will be required to enter the building for anyone over five-years-old. Each parent and child will have a 30 minute scheduled period of time to take care of school business by rotating to different stations.

    After cancelling their original orientation, Bell Elementary first and second grade families will now be receiving a call from their teacher beginning next week (August 17) in order to schedule a time for them to come in and meet with the teachers on Thursday, August 20 or Friday August 21 between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Parents need to bring in all student enrollment information to this appointment.

      Monticello Elementary is planning to have two to three families per scheduled times, rather than having each of the third, fourth and fifth grades come with a large group in a specific area of the school. Everyone entering the building will have their temperature checked before going to the classroom. If anyone has a temperature reading 100.4 or above, they will not be permitted to enter the building. Their specific scheduled dates are August 17th from noon to 6:00 p.m., August 18 from noon to 6:00 p.m., August 19 from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and August 20 from noon to 6:00 p.m.

    At Wayne County Middle School, all orientations that were scheduled for next week leading up to the start of school have been cancelled. Teachers will be contacting parents to set up individual meetings during the first week of school on August 24, 25, and 26. The school will schedule 30 minute time slots to avoid the large crowds and provide individual attention to each of their students and families.

    Wayne County High School students will participate in a drive-thru format anytime between 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20 or noon to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21. All students will pick up their yearly paperwork that must be completed. Students without Chromebooks may also pickup their Chromebooks and sign the insurance form.  All courses will be facilitated on an online platform through Converge or Google Classroom. For students that do not have consistent, reliable internet access; their teachers will be in touch with them to work to meet their needs.

    It is more important than ever before that students take ownership of their education and complete all their assignments during these NTI days. 

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