Fuerstenau Early Childhood Center

Community Education

Summer Office Hours of Operation: M-TH, 7 am- 2:30 pm

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From the Office of Michelle Wilcox

Director of Community Education- FECC Administrator

DeWitt Public Schools

August 4th, 2020

Dear KIDS Parents:

I wanted to give everyone a summary of what the KIDS program is planning to look like during the distance learning period of DPS. I also wanted to give you a heads up on items that will be needed daily for your student while attending KIDS.

  • 7am-8am- Drop off

  • 8am-8:30am- table top activity

  • 8:40- Staff help students logon and login to their classrooms, staff will be available to help with technical issues that may arise as well.

  • 9am- Students start their online learning day, staff monitor and supervise students to make sure they are online when/where they are supposed to be and participating with their class. Staff will not be teaching or instructing students.

  • 11:30am-12:00pm- Lunch, staff will be helping students with lunches, monitoring and supervising students in their classrooms while eating

  • 12:00pm-12:20pm- Staff will take students outside for a group game/walk/outdoor activity

  • 12:20pm- Staff will help students back online and continue monitoring and supervising until the end of the school day (2:30pm)

  • 2:30pm- Students will log off and staff will begin traditional KIDS programming and individual age appropriate KIDS classroom schedules

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm- Pick up

  • *****At any point in the day if a student needs a break, KIDS staff will help to get them a “brain break” to get the wiggles out******

Students will need to bring their own device or the device provided by the district. We have a small number of ChromeBooks at FECC but not enough for everyone, so please make sure if your child has their own device or one borrowed from the district they bring it daily.

Students may bring backpacks now as opposed to earlier recommendations that they not. We are keeping them separated from each other.

If you do not have a device for your child, please let us know so we can assign one of ours to your student to keep at FECC. (until supplies last)

Headphones/earbuds need to be brought daily as each child is not in the same class and students cannot hear well if there are a multitude of teachers talking.

KIDS kids must also bring a packed lunch daily, no refrigeration or heating needed, and a water bottle labeled with your students name and the date (daily).

I have had many questions about masks and currently students are only going to need to wear them in the common areas. What this means is that each student should wear their mask at drop off. They will only wear them while in the hallways on the way out to the playground where they will hang them on their own numbered hook (spaced from others) on the fence, upon entering the building and pick up time they will put them back on.

If a case of Covid-19 is documented in our building and we shut down for the 5-14 day period, credits will be made to your KIDS account for the days not used due to the shut down only.

Attached please find an updated August calendar (the first one I sent was missing a day!) which is due August 14th, and the September calendar which is due August 20th.

Whew~! I think I covered everything, if you think of something else let me know and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me or the Community Education office at 668-3460.

Thank you and stay safe!