Covid-19 Update for March 13, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MARCH 12, 2021

 

Dear Renfroe Community,

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you good health as together, we venture into uncharted territory with the COVID-19 pandemic. Today was the first day of school closures, but school and district administrators worked through the day to coordinate efforts to plan on many fronts as we prepare for the future. Thank you in advance for your patience, understanding, and flexibility. This is a very fluid situation, and things may change frequently. We will do everything we can to keep you abreast of how CSD and Renfroe are handling this pandemic.

If you haven’t done so already, bookmark this page. This is CSD’s webpage for COVID-19. All district-wide communications will be stored here. Please be sure to read through the district- wide communication that went out today.

Below are some Renfroe-specific Items:

School will Continue, at Home
Renfroe teachers and staff were already planning for remote learning a few days ago. Teachers are using the first three consecutive days of closure to finalize plans for remote learning. Beginning Wednesday, March 18, students will start receiving reinforcement and/or enrichment activities/tasks. If the school closure extends to and beyond Friday, March 27, a different set of guidelines for remote learning will be shared with students and families.
Teachers will communicate assignment specifics to students via their usual communication routes, including email and Google Classroom. School staff will work to complete access checks during the week of March 16th to make sure all students are able to access their coursework. Student work will be posted to Google Classroom and/or Managebac and parents can check in on their students' assignments using their students' access to these tools.
Teachers will hold at least two office hours a day to maintain consistent contact with students and families.

Medication Pick-up
If your child has medication stored in the nurse’s clinic, you can come to Renfroe Monday, March 16th, from 9:00AM-2:00PM. Please contact Nurse Sinkfield at tsinkfield@csdecatur.net  to make arrangements.

Student Personal Item and Chromebook Pick-up
If your child has items in a locker or classroom, they can be picked up Monday March 16th or Wednesday, March 18th. Students needing to check out a Chromebook may do so as well. To encourage social distancing, please adhere to the following schedule:

Monday, March 16
12:00 PM-2:00PM: Last names beginning with A-H
2:00PM-4:00PM: Last names beginning with I-P
4:00PM-6:00PM: Last names beginning with Q-Z

Wednesday, March 18
12:00 PM-2:00PM: Last names beginning with A-H
2:00PM-4:00PM: Last names beginning with I-P
4:00PM-6:00PM: Last names beginning with Q-Z

Students should enter Renfroe via the front door.  Students must not congregate while in the building and should plan to stay only long enough to retrieve their belongings. Chromebooks will be available in the RMS library. While parents may bring students to RMS, we ask that only students enter the building, unless medication or a Chromebook needs to be picked up. Medication must be picked up by a parent or guardian. Chromebooks can be picked up by either a parent or a student.

Who do I contact with questions?
All RMS staff will be working, either remotely or in person, during the closure. Any questions about specific courses should be addressed to teachers. If you have an administrative or counseling question, please contact the appropriate grade-level Assistant Principal, counselor, or me.  If your student is currently not feeling well, but needs materials retrieved from RMS, please reach out to the appropriate administrator. If you need any support or assistance in any way, please reach out to an administrator. If we cannot provide that support, we will work to connect you with help.

Be well.

Greg Wiseman
Principal, Renfroe Middle School