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Dear ECC Wildcat Families,
Welcome to school! We are all so excited to begin the new school year and know that this year will be unlike any other. The teachers and I truly hope to help your child make great strides in their education and have a wonderful year at the same time!
While the daily routines and procedures may change from what we are used to, our goal is to keep the student learning as normal as possible. Keeping the safety of our students, parents, and staff at the forefront of our minds, the difficult decision was made for parents to separate from students outside and not enter the building. If you do walk your child up to the door, we ask that you please park your car in one of the parking lots so that we can keep the traffic in the drop off zones moving. We will have staff members outside to help ensure students make it to the correct classroom. The doors to the ECC open at 7:30 a.m. daily. Our dismissal times will differ this year as follows:
2:30 PreK car riders (Office entrance lot) 2:55 All bus riders
3:00 Kindergarten (Lower parking lot)
3:00 1st grade (Office entrance lot)
*Please note: All bus riders are required to wear a mask*
If you have a student that rides with a child in another grade, we ask that you follow the schedule and pick up location of the oldest child.
Extra sanitization measures have been put into place throughout the ECC. Students will be distanced as much as space allows in both classrooms and the cafeteria. I have encouraged teachers to utilize our spacious playground and outdoor areas as often as possible to enhance their teaching.
Your child’s teacher will be contacting you, if they haven’t already, to schedule an appointment for either an in-person or virtual “Meet the Teacher” time. Your child may bring his or her school supplies if an in-person meeting is scheduled to avoid the extra hassle the first day of school. Don’t forget a water bottle for your child. I encourage you to bring a camera and take lots of pictures when you meet the teacher. The teachers have been working extra hard to get their rooms ready for students and you will have many opportunities with great backdrops both indoors and outdoors.
While we know that this year may present challenges, we will also have many celebrations along the way. Our students are our #1 concern and we want to instill a love for learning for each one. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. The ECC faculty and I truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through the school year. Together with your help, we truly can do great things!
It’s a Great Day to be a Wildcat!
With Much School Spirit,