August 5, 2021
Dear Parents & Guardians,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. We can’t wait to see our Dahl Pandas back on the first day of school, which is on Monday, August 16th. The first week of school from August 16th - 20th will be minimum days to help students with the transition back to in person schooling. With COVID regulations still in place, Dahl staff will be focusing on supporting the health, safety, and social-emotional well-being of all students and staff on campus. Below is additional information to help your family prepare for the start of the new school year.
CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS & COMMUNITY OUTDOOR FAIR: Classroom assignments for 21-22 will be available on Friday, August 13th. Classroom assignments for all students will be posted on Friday, August 13th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on the windows of the Dahl front office. As a COVID precaution, we will have staggered times for this:
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. TK/Kindergarten and 1st grade
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 5th and 6th grades
We will also have staff on hand to assist with finding your child’s classroom assignment, help you with Company Nurse and Parent Square sign up, CORAL sign up, and other back to school items. If you have children in multiple grade levels, please select one of the time slots listed to come and learn more to prepare for the start of the new school year.
COMPANY NURSE: Before a student may enter campus for school each day, each family must show proof of passing the daily health screening on Company Nurse. Please use the QR code link to sign up for Company Nurse and select the Daily Reminders feature when registering if you want daily text reminders of this. Because only one phone number may be used per student, please show the same screen for each student in the family provided that they all have the same answers based on the daily questions in the screening.
PARENT SQUARE: This year FMSD is introducing Parent Square. This app/website will be your one stop for all information. Visit https://www.parentsquare.com/signin to sign up for your account. Due to safety protocols, visitors are not allowed on campus. Sign up for Parent Square as a way to keep in contact with Dahl School and your child’s teacher. We will stop using REMIND at the end of the month.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: The first day of school will be on Monday, August 16th, which is also a minimum day. Please see the Franklin McKinley School District (FMSD) calendar for more information.
SCHOOL HOURS: For the time being, due to the ongoing pandemic, we will have a staggered start time based on grade level. Students will have a separate gate to enter onto campus based upon grade level. Please see the signs on campus about which gate to go to and have the passing Company Nurse screening ready to show your classroom teacher.
Grades TK-3rd at 8:00 a.m. Grades 4th - 6th at 8:15 a.m.
In the event that we are able to revert back to our 8:00 a.m. start time for all students, I will send out messaging letting you know.
WELCOME MEETING: On Thursday, August 19th at 5:30 p.m., we will have a parent welcome back meeting on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 589 173 2808 Passcode: Dahl
ATTENDANCE/ABSENCE NOTIFICATION: School Attendance is important to student learning. If you know that your child will be absent, please call the Dahl School Front Office (408) 363-5650 to record the absence by 9:00 a.m. We ask that you do not send sick students to school. If you have any questions about attendance, please contact our front office at (408) 363-5650.
ARRIVAL/PICK-UP TIME: Safety is our first priority. Please do not send your child to school earlier than their start time as there is no morning supervision until then. School office hours are from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Be sure to promptly pick up your child at the end of the school day as there is no after-school supervision provided. If interested in the CORAL program, please call the CORAL front office at (408) 320-9206.
STUDENT DROP OFF/PICK-UP: To aid in less congestion in the parking lot, please make sure to use the drive-through lane in the front parking lot for drop off and pick up. The staff parking lot is ONLY for school staff to park. Please note that there is limited parking on site. At the back end of campus, there is a walkway that students can be picked up from. Please note that this will only be open for afternoon pick up/dismissal (it will not be open in the mornings due to our COVID check in procedures) and that no parking is available in the back walkway as it is part of the neighborhood residential area.
SCHOOL BREAKFAST & LUNCH INFORMATION: Breakfast will be served from 7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. For the 21-22 school year, meals are free for all students. All newly enrolled families will need to complete the Income Eligibility Form. Please see the front office for assistance with this. Thank you.
We look forward to welcoming your child onto campus soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the front office at (408) 363-5650.