School Year 2020-2021

East Windsor
HIGH School

Re-Opening Updates

Parent Update, 10/30/2020

Updating you on in-person learning, travel during the upcoming holidays, and inclement weather.

Parent Update, 10/22/2020

This week, we discuss a ramp-up in in-person learning, contact tracing, mask hygiene, and more.

Parent Update, 10/09/2020

As we move into mid-October, I am very pleased to share that we have been able to remain in school so far. Staff and students continue to follow our protocols and the nursing staff has been doing an amazing job supporting our students and staff who present with any...

Parent Update, 10/2/2020

We have completed the first month of school so far and thank everyone for continuing to support the school community with mask wearing, hand washing and following our COVID 19 related school protocols. We are seeing some students come to school with vented masks....

Parent Update 09/25/2020

School schedule updates, Open Houses, and COVID testing

Parent Update 09/18/2020

Updates about food services, masks, and a big thank you to everyone

Travel Advisory

Families that are traveling out of state or internationally should review guidance from the CDC and the state of Connecticut regarding self-quarantine.

School Opening Update (8/30/2020)

Updates to transportation, drop-off, pick-ups, athletics, and more.

School Opening Update (8/21/2020)

Emergency Contacts for Students needed, updates to scheduling, protocols, transportation, and more.

Update about starting school (8/13/2020)

Student information needed and updates about the learning model, athletics, and more.

Schedules for students at East Windsor High School will be available on the Portal. Please review the schedules and contact your child’s guidance counselor if you have any questions.

High school students are not able to be scheduled within cohorts due to the variety of electives and levels of courses.

Important Dates

September 3, 2020

First Day of School for students in grades 1-12 with last names beginning with L-Z

September 8, 2020

First Day of School for students in grades 1-12 with last names beginning with A-K

Supply List

  • EWMS agenda/planner

  • Headphones that plug into a computer

  • Access to a computer – one can be requested from the EWPS

  • Internet access

  • Graph paper

  • Pencils

  • Pens

  • Notebooks

  • Calculator

  • Whiteboard with dry erase markers

  • Rulers

  • Highlighters

  • Sticky notes

  • Erasers

  • College-ruled notebooks

For PE/Health

  • Materials to create posters 
  • Access to eBooks

For Art 

  • Markers – Fine and broad point

  • Crayons

  • Colored Pencils 

  • Scissors

  • White paper or sketch pad (Recommend Neena bright white cardstock white loose-leaf paper)

  • Pencil sharpener

  • Glue – White glue or glue stick

  • Watercolors and brushes

  • Clip board

  • #2 pencil or drawing pencils

  • Large plastic envelope / portfolio to house material 

How will students be grouped?

Students will be split into groups alphabetically once we have final numbers of how many students are returning in person. Siblings with different last names will be taken into account from all schools so we can keep families on the same schedule as much as possible for child care reasons. As a general rule,  grouping will follow these guidelines:

  • Students whose last names begin with letters A –K will attend in person classes on Monday and Tuesday
  • Students whose last names begin with letter L—Z will attend school in person on Thursday and Friday
  • Students will be expected to check their email, watch recorded lessons, complete online assignments, and even log into virtual meetings with their teachers when they are learning from home
  • The days students are not physically in class will “count” and their learning will be important

Families have been sent the demographic update form which includes questions about returning to school and riding the bus — please check your email.

If you have not received this form, please contact: frodriguez@ewct.org

What the hybrid instructional model looks like

 As of today, the plan is for teachers generally to deliver “typical” instruction to students Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. We are referring to it as “typical instruction” because it will not be the exact same instruction each day.

Teachers will deliver new lessons on those 4 days — lessons won’t be repeated or identically duplicated for each group. When group A is in person, group B will access the class remotely. They will log on for the primary instruction — that may be a lecture, a model, a mini-lesson, a read aloud, or some other lesson, depending in the goals of the day. Whether teachers require students to stay on for the whole class period will depend on what the lesson involves.

The students who opt out or miss class will be expected to watch the recording of critical parts of the instruction if they are not able to log in live. We do not anticipate entire class periods being recorded daily.

The role of online resources will be shared in more detail — however, we are looking at continuing to use SeeSaw at the elementary school. The middle school and high schools will continue to use the Portal as one resource.

All of this will require some patience from all of the staff and families, as well as quite bit of trial and error. No one has re-entered school after a multiple month closure in a worldwide pandemic and tried to learn or teach in a hybrid model so this is a new world for staff and families alike.

This information will continue to be updated as teachers participate in professional development and do more specific work on their planning.

Transportation and Drop-Off

Arrival

Morning

All student must wear a mask when entering the building. 

Doors will open at 7:05 and close at 7:30. 

Students that are getting breakfast will enter the building from the outside cafeteria door. A staff member will let students know when they can enter the cafeteria. Each student will use hand sanitizer as they enter and leave the café. 

Students who are not eating breakfast will be escorted to the gym until 7:20 when they can go to advisory.

Students not getting breakfast are to report to their advisory homeroom, following the arrows.

Driving Students to School and Parent Drop-Off

Doors will open at 7:15. A staff member will be there to greet them and to radio if the café has room for the students, if they are not having breakfast they go to gym.

Walking/Biking students will enter through the gym entrance and follow the procedures of the driving students.

Arriving after 7:35am  

Student must buzz into the main entrance, go to main office to sign in, and then proceed to class following arrow directions signs.

Dismissal

All student must wear masks when dismissing.

Students will be dismissed to their buses at approximately 1:55-2:05 p.m. We will dismiss students by rooms.

After School Activities

Students who stay after school will wait in their last period classroom until dismissal is completed. They will then report to the location of their after school activity.  

After school activity dismissal is at 3:05 p.m.  Students being picked up by parent/guardians are expected to wait outside and will not be allowed in the building. 

Signing Out of School Early 

Parents/guardians who need to sign their child out of school early should provide a note to the school in advance of the dismissal. The note should be provided to the Main Office.

The student will be called down when parent/guardian arrives and will dismissed. Parent/Guardian will need to show identification through the intercom camera and will not be allowed in. 

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