Browns Elementary School

Hello Browns Students and Families,

We are a go for getting our students back on campus in a phased manner. Dr. Luu sent us an email late last week given our school permission. Things will start slow and steady until we get the green light to get more students back on campus for longer hours. As stated by the California Department of Public Health we are bringing our students back in two cohorts. Cohort A (Last Names A-L) will be attending school on Mondays and Tuesdays. Cohort B (Last Names M-Z) will be Thursday and Friday. The one exception will be 2nd and 3rd grades. Second grade will be on Monday and Tuesdays. Third grade will be Thursday and Fridays. Wednesday will be distance learning for all students. We will be using Wednesdays for deep cleaning here at Browns.

If you have specific needs, please contact your students’ teacher.

Starting February 16th, K-3rd grades will return.

Starting February 22nd, 4th and 5th grades will return.

Starting March 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th will come back.

The recommendations from county health have been clear and consistent as far as opening, go slow! Meaning don’t bring everyone back at once. Our goal is to have all students back on campus full days as soon as allowable by our State and County Health Departments. Upon the advice of public health, we will be returning slowly. We will be attending school from 8:30-11:30. Drop off is promptly at 8:30. If a child comes to school with a fever of 100.4 or more they will be sent home immediately. Pick up time is promptly at 11:30. There are no exceptions. We do not have Daycare or Transportation at this time. We hope to train our older students to be models for the younger students when they return. Please be aware that we may have to close classrooms if there are suspected cases of the virus. It will take a big effort on the part of our families to keep your children home with the slightest symptoms.
Other topics to be aware of:

• **Masks will be required for grades K-8.**
• 6’ social distancing will be implemented.
• Daily temperatures will be taken each morning and throughout the day.
• Students will not be allowed to attend in person if they have a fever, or any cold/flu symptoms, including runny noses, sore throats, coughs, etc.
• Transportation will not be available.
• Daycare will not be offered.
• Meals will not be served daily, but continue for the week on Wednesdays. Lunches need to be ordered by 10 o’clock each Tuesday.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions.

Sincerely,

Mike Scully
Browns School

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