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Nayatt News Update 12.31.2020
Nayatt News Update 12.31.2020
Tracey Whitehead
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Nayatt News Update 12.31.2020

Empowering All Students to Excel

Happy 2021 to all of the Nayatt students, staff, and families!  We still have some hurdles to overcome in the upcoming months, but we’ve got this!  We have done such a great job as a community, let’s keep it up so we can transition to safer and happier times in 2021.

Return to School Update:

  • January 4-8 will be distance learning days for all students and staff. This will allow us an opportunity to ensure we are sufficiently staffed for our return to in-person learning. The majority of districts across the state will be distance learning during the week of January 4-8.  This week will also allow the number of student and staff quarantines to slow down prior to re-entry. 

     ●        On January 11, all schools will resume in-person learning models

Condensed Arrival Times:

  • As we move into the cold weather months, it is not safe for the staff to be outside for longer than 20 minutes, but we are working to maintain staggered arrival.  Please follow the updated times:

  • 7:40-7:45 AM-Bus drop off

  • 7:50-8:00 AM-Car drop offs A-K

  • 8:00-8:10 AM-Car drop-offs L-Z

  • 7:45-8:10 AM-Walkers

COVID Positive Cases and Quarantines:

  • Please continue to inform me of positive cases of students at Nayatt and their families so we can make a plan for their safe return.

  • RIDOH requires the principals to gather the positive test results and to complete a variety of paperwork.

  • Thank you for all of your help with this process.

Travel restrictions which require a 14-day quarantine;

RIDOH Travel Guidance/Quarantine

Please make us aware if you have traveled and follow all important guidance to protect our Nayatt Community.

 Upcoming Events:

  • January 4th-8th-School returns, remotely

  • January 6th-Nayatt Special Education Task Force Meeting-continued work on communication and engaging families.

  • January 11th-potential return to in person learning

  • January 18th-Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday-No School

  • January 20th-Nayatt School Improvment Team Meeting-continued work on communication and school culture/climate.

  • January 25th-Statewide PD day-Teachers participate in professional development and students participate in assignments at home.

 

Barrington Public Schools Devices:

  • Every child is expected to use a district issued device, please let us know if your child needs one.

  • This allows for consistency between school and home and the ability for staff to troubleshoot.

  • The Clever badge and other resources are set up to interact with BPS issued devices.

Nayatt School Lunch Program:

  • Free meals for students extended until the end of the school year.

Connect with Other Nayatt Families-Join PTO Office

To provide Social Emotional Learning support to students, the Nayatt staff uses the RULER Approach, anchor tools, and resources from Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence.  You may find these resources helpful.

Have a great weekend!

Tracey

Tracey Learned, Principal

Nayatt School, A Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, 2015