Dear CES Families,
The moment has arrived! It is time to welcome our wonderful students back to CES! We are so excited to see our students walking through our doors, learning in their classrooms, and playing with one another on the playground!
As you can imagine, late summer has brought a number of new recommendations and requirements in response to the continued presence of COVID -19 in our state. Coupled with the fact that our youngest students are not able to be vaccinated at this time, it is critical that we as a school community work tirelessly to keep our students safe. With that said, I have enclosed a 2021-2022 CES COVID handbook for CES families which describes our COVID mitigation guidelines and procedures which are subject to change at any time.
School begins on Monday, August 30 for students in grades 1-6. Kindergarten students begin school on Wednesday, September 1. Preschool students begin school on Tuesday, September 7.
As a reminder students and staff will be treated to a four day Labor Day weekend - no school on Friday, September 3 and Monday, September 6! I hope that you all can enjoy these final days of summer!
We have tentative plans to hold a welcome back BBQ for families, students and staff on Thursday, September 2. If the weather allows us to hold the BBQ outside, we will be able to host families for this event. We will watch the weather report and make a decision by next Tuesday. We will notify families of our decision. A schedule for the BBQ will be posted on the CES website. At this time, we cannot accommodate visitors in the cafeteria during student lunch periods due our desire to seat students on one side of the cafeteria table facing one direction.
All school meals are free for families this year regardless of income!
The menu for the first day is as follows:
Breakfast: Cereal or honey bun with fresh fruit and milk
Lunch: Chicken patty sandwich, ham sandwich, or yogurt meal
More information will be sent home on the first day of school!
Please know that I am committed to providing a safe and fun learning environment for your children. Their health and education are my highest priority. With that said, in order to once again make this a successful school year, we must all work together as a school and larger community to achieve this. I am asking for your continued patience and flexibility.
I look forward to seeing more of you in person this year. Fingers crossed that we will be able to decrease our restrictions over the coming months!
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions!