Important Letter 20-21

August, 13,  2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome to a new school year! We are looking forward to seeing our Fairview students! Here is some important information for you as we start our school year with some different and new procedures.

  1.  Arrival: If you are driving your child to school, you will drop them off in the front, circle driveway. This year, parents will NOT have the option of parking their car and walking their child to class.  Students will go directly to their classroom when they get to school, unless they eat breakfast. In that case, they go directly to the cafeteria, get their breakfast, and take it to their classroom.

  2. Dismissal: Our dismissal process will not change with the exception of parent pick-up.  If you are picking up your child, you will HAVE to get in the car line and retrieve your child that way. NO parents are to get out of their car and walk up to the front door to wait on their student.  Students who walk home will be exiting the building through Door 8 which is by our fifth grade rooms to the north of the circle driveway.   If you live in the neighborhood and are walking your child home, you may wait in the grass for your child by Door 8. Please be sure to wear a mask when on school grounds.  

  3. Dropping off items-If your child forgets something or you need to drop something off at school, please come to the front doors, ring the buzzer, and the secretaries will direct you to step inside, set your item on the table directly inside the door, and then leave the building.

  4. Lunch: This year, parents will NOT be allowed to eat with their child during lunch.

  5. If you need to pick up your child for an appointment during the day, please buzz in, tell the secretary what you need, and they will escort your child to the front door.

  6. If you have a meeting scheduled at school for any reason, this is just a reminder that you will need  your ID so it can be scanned in the Raptor System.

  7. Please be sure your child has several masks and PLEASE write their name on the outside of it in permanent marker. This will greatly assist all of our staff, especially in the cafeteria. 

  8. Grades 1-5 teachers will be providing you with information on a virtual Back to School Night. More to come!

  9. Students are asked to bring a filled water bottle from home with their name clearly written in permanent marker.

  10. Right now, no Family Nights, PTG events, school picnics, etc. have been planned due to safety issues.

  11. Notes from Mrs. Vietti: Things will look a little different this year in the Nurse's Office! 

If your student requires daily, doctor prescribed medication, call the main office when you arrive at school and I will meet you outside to pick-up the medication. Meds must be in a labeled prescription bottle with time that dose should be administered (ex. after breakfast; after lunch; 1pm). Due to the aerosol droplets, we will be unable to provide nebulizer treatments at this time. Inhalers with or without spacers can still be given with a doctor's order and/or Asthma Action Plan. Again, we will meet you outside to pick-up any doctor ordered meds/supplies. 

The symptoms of COVID-19 are broad and may range from mild to severe. Every morning check and keep your child home if they have:

  • fever over 100* F

  • new runny nose/congestion not related to allergies (consider getting a note from your healthcare provider if your child has chronic allergy issues; this may save us from unnecessarily sending them home)

  • cough not related to asthma (consider healthcare provider note for chronic asthma related conditions)

  • sore throat

  • muscle aches/chills

  • headache

  • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

  • loss of smell or taste

  • been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19

  • been instructed to quarantine or isolate by a healthcare professional or health department

Make sure we have updated contact information. If your child develops or is identified as having any of these symptoms, they will be sent home for further evaluation and instructions on when to return to school. If there is a positive COVID-19 case in school, we must be able to get in touch with you for further instructions. 

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. 

For more information:

Please call your child’s teacher or the main office if you have any questions.  We will RISE UP to the challenges presented to us and will all work together to make this school year the very best it can be!


Mrs. Hess


Fairview Elementary