Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen:
We hope you are all excited about starting school soon. Teachers have reported to work this week, and they are preparing for in-person learning. We are looking forward to seeing our students back in the building once again.
Please see the information below as you prepare for the first day of school.
What to bring the first day of school…
You may have heard that the school district is purchasing basic school supplies for all 4J students this year. Students do not need to bring very much, but we are asking that you bring the following items:
• Backpack (no backpacks with wheels)
• iPad and Charger from last year (unless you are in kindergarten or returned your iPad in the spring)
• Headphones from last year or your own (kindergarten headphone will be provided)
• Face Mask (plus an extra if they get wet, dirty, or broken)
Changes in Recess and Lunch Schedule
This year we will be making some changes in the way we schedule recess and lunch periods. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we scheduled two sets of recess and lunch periods, one for students grades K-2 and the other for students grades 3-5. In order to limit the number of students in the cafeteria and on the playground at one time, we are adding one more recess and lunch period. Starting this fall, kindergarten and first grade will have recess and lunch at the same time, second and third grade will have recess and lunch together, and there will be a separate recess and lunch for 4th and 5th grades.
With this new schedule, we will be able to limit the number of students who will be in the cafeteria or on the playground to fewer than 100 students. In the cafeteria, we will be able to seat students 3-feet apart at their lunch tables. We believe this is the best option we have for keeping students safe during mealtimes while still allowing students opportunities to socialize with their friends.
Arrivals and Dismissals
Last year, during hybrid, we had three different points of entry and dismissal from the building. This year, we will have the same drop off and pick up procedures as last year. The big difference between last year and this year is that we will have twice as many students arriving and being dismissed each day.
To review the arrival and dismissal procedures, please refer to this linked page: Arrival and Dismissal Procedures. This will be posted on our webpage for the first few weeks of school for your reference.
Dates to Remember
9/3, 3:00, Class Lists Emailed to Families
9/9, First Day for Kindergarten (Transition Day, from 8:30-3:00pm)
9/10, Classes Begin for All Students
10/15, No School, Professional Development Day