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Welcome Back Update

Dear North Pembroke Elementary School Families,

We look forward to starting a new school year.  Even though we start this school year in the midst of much uncertainty, the staff at North are dedicated to making this year the best experience possible for your children.

We know there are a lot of questions and we have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions and answers below.  All of this information is also posted to the fall reopening section of our website linked here. 

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Thank you.


First Day of School

The first day of school is September 15. (Grades 1-12)

  • Cohort A- In Person
  • Cohort B-  At Home (Details for login are below)
  • Cohort C- In Person
  • Cohort D- Remote (Details for login are below)

The first day of school for Kindergarten is on Thursday, September 17th

  • Cohort A- In Person 
  • Cohort B- At Home (Details for login are below)
  • Cohort C- In Person
  • Cohort D- Remote (Details for login are below)

Kindergarten Orientation- Tuesday, September 15th at 10 AM.

We are so excited to start Kindergarten 2020 with you! While this year may be happening in an unconventional way, we are working together as a kindergarten team to give your child a seamless kindergarten experience.

Please join us on Tuesday, September 15th at 10:00 AM for an orientation presentation on Google Meet. The link to join can be found at the bottom of this email. This presentation will be recorded and shared for anyone unable to attend or who would like to revisit the discussed topics. This presentation will focus on what to expect for in-person and at-home learning. 

Due to restrictions and being unable to have you all in the building for orientation, please join us for a Drive-By-Event at 10:00 AM Wednesday, September 16th. This event will happen in the driveway at the front door of NPES. You are invited to drive up for a quick meet and greet where teachers will provide you with the necessary paperwork and information for the first day of school. Your child will get to have a quick face-to-face session with the kindergarten team. Please stay in your car at all times and the staff will come to you. There are a good number of families, so we ask for your patience while we distribute individualized paperwork and meet and greet all families.  

We are looking forward to working with you all this year and cannot wait to get started. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way before these events.  

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cook (Amanda.cook@pembrokek12.org)

Mrs. Kenny (Jennifer.kenny@pembrokek12.org)

Mrs. Mylett (Christina.mylett@pembrokek12.org)

  

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/cyv-ikdd-ynx

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)

‪+1 252-656-5314‬

PIN: ‪332 242 747#‬


Cohort B Students- How to access your first morning meeting on Tuesday, September 15th    

Since Tuesday, September 15th will be a remote learning day for Cohorts B students, we ask that you please use the following Google Meet codes to access your first morning meeting and your remote teacher on the first day of school. If you have any questions, please reach out to the teacher listed under each grade level. 

General Instructions:

Using the Google Chrome Browser, go to: https://meet.google.com/

In the space provided: Enter the Meeting Code that is appropriate to your grade level and enter the Google Morning Meeting. Meet codes were shared via email. Please do not post or share google meet codes.

Grade: Preschool

Please note that the first day of Preschool is September 21st for full-day students and students in our ½ day program will begin on Tuesday, September 22. Teacher placement letters were mailed on Friday, September 11 and a separate communication to preschool families will be provided directly from the teachers coming soon. 

Grade: Kindergarten 

Please note the first day of school for kindergarten is Thursday, September 17th.  Cohort A & C students will be IN PERSON and Cohort B will be AT HOME and Cohort D will be REMOTE.   Cohort B Kindergarten students will use the code below to log in.

Kindergarten:

Remote Teacher Mrs. Cook

Grade 1:

Teacher:  Mrs. Badeau

Grade 2:  

Teacher: Mrs. Batchelder

Grade 3:

Teacher: Mrs. Costa

Grade 4:

Teacher: Mrs. Pelton

Grade 5:

Teacher Mrs. Snee

Grade 6 

Teacher Mrs. Christmas


Cohort D 100% Remote Students

Remote Family Q&A Session

September 14, 2020, at 4:00 PM

Google Meet: meet.google.com/yzx-uqie-uyx
Join by phone
‪(US) +1 413-338-0235‬ PIN: ‪554 422 030‬#

 

General Instructions:

Using the Google Chrome Browser, go to: https://meet.google.com/

In the space provided: Enter the Meeting Code below is appropriate to your grade level and enter the Google Morning Meeting. Meeting codes were shared via email. Please do not post or share google meet codes.

Kindergarten

Remote Teacher: Margaret Murano

Grade: One

Remote Teacher: Annie Goode

Grade: Two

Remote Teacher: Katie Dugas

Grade: Three

Remote Teacher: Meghan Grier

Grade: Four

Remote Teacher: Nicole McCann

Grade: Five

Remote Teacher: Carol DeSimone@pembrokek12.og

 Grade 6

Remote Teacher: Joseph Towers


Technology Training

Technology- Thursday, September 17th from 12:00-1:00 PM and 7:00-8:00 PM 

Please join our Titan Tech Guru & Director of Instructional Technology, Brandon Hall on Thursday, September 17th for one of our informative Q&A sessions.

Session 1:

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

Session 2:

7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Join with Google Meet

meet.google.com/qim-pdtg-jgi

Join by phone

(US) +1 904-580-8665 (PIN: 260896745)

For the Titan Technology Newsletter Click Here.

 


Dismissal & Arrival 

Early dismissal by 2:45 (NEW procedure)

Due to the new traffic protocols and in order to accommodate busses coming into our bus loop, any child that needs to be dismissed from school early for any reason must be dismissed by 2:45 pm at the latest.  A dismissal note must be sent into school with your student.  The teacher will process the note, then send it to the office for processing.  Parents who are dismissing their child may pull through the front driveway to the main entrance of the building.  Once at the front door, please ring the intercom.  Your child will meet you at the front doors.  No parents are allowed in the building.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation! Click here for the Traffic Flow Map



Student Backpacks & School Supplies

Students will be carrying all their materials, (e.g. Chromebooks, lunches, water bottles, art supplies, binders, notebooks, pens/pencils, etc.) so backpack weight will be something we want to remain mindful about.

Students will need a labeled bag of art supplies (e.g. colored markers, colored pencils, scissors, etc.) to use across courses.

  • Students will not be allowed to share materials
  • We will have some new school supplies in the office for students who may need them.

Supply lists are posted online.


Masks

Staff, like students, must wear face masks, except when eating (or during teacher announced mask breaks).

  • No neck-gaiters or bandanas allowed for students or staff
  • Masks must be worn when entering the building

Students should bring masks from home but the school will provide masks to students, as needed (e.g. lost/broken).


Lunch

At the start of the day, students will place their cafeteria lunch order with their teacher online. Breakfast, lunch, snack will be delivered to each classroom. Lunches will be grade-based and occur in the classroom or outside. Students may remove masks and eat while seated at least 6 feet apart. Water bottles are recommended. Students cannot use their mouths at any of the water fountains.

Be mindful of Nut/Peanut Free classrooms when planning your child's lunches.  Peanut free classroom notices were mailed on Friday, September 11.

The lunch menu is posted here.


Transportation

Transportation routes have been posted to our website.  All students will require a current bus pass in order to receive transportation. No exceptions.

Bus passes have been mailed over the course of this week and anyone who completed the transportation registration should receive their pass in the mail no later than Monday, 9/14. If you do not receive a pass in the mail, you will have to transport your child to school until you complete the transportation registration. All students grades 7-12 are required to pay for transportation and payment must be processed prior to a bus pass being issued. Please contact the transportation office at 781-829-0832 with any questions. 


Technology & Materials

Students in Cohort A and C will receive devices  & materials in their classrooms on Tuesday.   

PreK Students: A separate device pick up date will be scheduled for next week.  

Students will be expected to use a school-issued device while in school. We cannot support personal devices at school, nor can we push out important software on personal devices. Students are free to use their personal devices at home, although we strongly encourage them to use the school-issued device so our Technology Department can troubleshoot any issues.

Students in Cohort B and D: If you cannot pick-up a school-issued device prior to the start of school, please reach out to the building principal. In the meantime, you can use a personal device while learning from home. 

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unconventional start to the school.