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Procedures for the New School Year

WELCOME TO A NEW SCHOOL YEAR!

Greetings Solomon-Plains Families, 

The health and safety of the children in our community is our number one priority. We have all been experiencing a new way of life with the COVID 19 or Coronavirus. Now, that some parts of our lives are making their way back to a new “normal” we want you to be prepared for some of the changes that you and your child will experience when you return. Please know that we are very excited to work with all of you in supporting your children as they grow as student scholars during the 2020-2021 school year. Here is some information to help guide you and your families in preparing for this school year:

OUR SCHOOL DAY BEGINS:  STARTING AT 8:30AM

  • BUS STUDENT ARRIVAL TIME IS 8:40 A.M. - 8:50 A.M.
  • WALKERS/CAR RIDERS STUDENT ARRIVAL TIME IS AT 8:30 A.M. 
  • Starting Sept. 14 breakfast will be served only for those wishing to eat. Students not eating breakfast will report directly to 1st period upon entering the building. Those eating are to go to 1st period after they eat and clean up.
  • We ask you to be prompt for drop off times and practice social distancing on grounds. 
  • All visitors to the school grounds must wear a mask. 
  • No one is permitted to park their vehicle in the fire lane due to safety regulations.
  • No one is permitted to enter the building without an appointment or building authorization.
  • Instruction for Option 1 and Option 2 student begins at 9:00 am after homeroom/breakfast/morning exercises 

OUR SCHOOL DAY ENDS:  DISMISSAL BEGINS AT 2:30 P.M.

  • WALKERS/CAR RIDERS WILL BE DISMISSED BETWEEN 2:35-2:40 P.M. DISMISSED BY grade. Walkers/Riders will be dismissed once all bus students are out of the building.  Anyone picking up a student must wear a facemask and adhere to social distance requirements at all times while on school grounds. Everyone is reminded to quickly vacate the school grounds promptly to ensure that traffic flow and social distancing is continuous. Bus dismissal begins at 2:30 p.m. No one is permitted to park their vehicle in the fire lane due to safety regulations. Parents are to park in the lot or on the field side of the parking lot when picking up their child.
  • BUS STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED BEGINNING AT 2:30 P.M. AND WILL BE DISMISSED ONE BUS AT A TIME IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.  As each bus arrives an announcement will be made allowing those students to be dismissed. 
  • Instruction for Option 1 and Option 2 student ends at 2:30 p.m.

COVID-19 PROCEDURES:

  • Parents must prescreen their children for Covid-19 symptoms, including taking their temperature, daily before sending them to school. The school will also conduct temperature checks as students enter into the building each day. 
  • Face masks are required to be worn throughout the school day by all students, faculty, and staff (removed for lunch only). 
  • Social distancing will be maintained throughout the school day.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the building and in every classroom.
  • Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school each day as the water fountains will not be operational. 

 

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

  • The Wilkes-Barre Area School District requires each student to attend daily scheduled class whether it be in person or virtually. Students will be required to maintain good hygiene and practice social distancing as well as maintain appropriate behaviors. If a student does not follow procedures he or she will be removed from in person learning, or the virtual classroom. We require students to adhere to the dress code and the rest of the district policies.

 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

 

BUS STUDENT ARRIVAL TIME:   8:40 A.M. - 8:55 A.M.

 

  • As bus students arrive they will remain on the school bus. A teacher(s) will take student names as they get off the bus to ensure they are option 1 students. Option 2 students will be sent home. Exiting from buses into the school will be staggered upon arrival to ensure social distancing.
  • As students exit the bus they will have a temperature check. Once students are cleared with  the temperature check- 7th graders will be directed to report to the cafeteria. 8th grade students will be handed their new schedule and report to their new classroom. 
  • If a student fails a pre-screening the parent/guardian will be called to pick up the student (see COVID Safety Procedures)
  • All students/adults must be wearing a facemask and maintain social distancing during this time

 

WALKERS/CAR RIDERS STUDENT ARRIVAL TIME:  8:30 A.M.

 

  • As walker/car rider students arrive at the school, teachers will be outside the school building to give the 8th grade students a schedule and direct 7th grade students to the cafeteria. All students are to immediately enter the school to have their temperature checked. Once students are cleared with a  temperature check- they will be permitted to report to their new classrooms. 
  • If a student fails a pre-screening the parent/guardian will be called to pick up the student (see COVID Safety Procedures). 
  • All students/adults must be wearing a facemask and maintain social distancing during this time.

 

New Students:

  • All new students will report to the table outside the main doors to meet with Mrs. Mondulick (Secretary) and Mr.Atherton(Guidance) for further instructions. 
  • Parents/guardians will not be permitted to enter the school building (for any reason) with their children and will be required to wear a facemask and adhere to all social distancing requirements while outside on school grounds. 

 

 

ATTENDANCE / ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Students will be required to attend daily scheduled classes. We will be following the districts attendance and truancy policies whether it be virtual or in person learning. 

If you have any questions about this or any other matters please feel free to contact the school at 570-826-7224.  We look forward to meeting you all in the near future and are ready for a safe, healthy, and productive school year!

Sincerely,

Mr. Khalife--Principal

SOLOMON PLAINS JUNIOR HIGH 2020-2021 TIME SCHEDULE

8:10am——Teacher sign in

 

8:30 am-8:55 am——breakfast in cafeteria  **(students eat, clean up and go to 1st period --those students not eating will go directly to 1st period upon entering the building), attendance and announcements 

 

1st period         9-9:45am

2nd period        9:50-10:35am 

3rd period        10:40-11:25 am

4th period        11:30-12:15pm 

5th period        12:20-1:05—5th period for 8th grade

                        12:20-12:50—lunch for 7th grade

6th period        12:55- 1:40—6th period for 7th grade

                        1:10-1:40—lunch for 8th grade

7th period        1:45-2:30

 

2:30 —-dismissal PROCEDURE TBD

 


Affidavits
Any parent/guardian who believe they may be in need of an affidavit or have questions pertaining to affidavits, please send an email to the Student Services Secretary, Stacey Thoma:  [email protected]