FAQ2021-02-23T10:12:11-08:00
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

for the Clearlake Community

Meal FAQs

What does supper look like at school?2021-02-23T15:36:28-08:00
  • Supper will be offered to students that want it, free of charge
  • Supper is sent home in their backpacks at the end of the day
  • Check your child’s backpack daily (some of the supper food may need refrigerated)

 

What will lunch look like at school?2021-02-26T14:13:42-08:00
  • Students will be eating lunch in their classrooms
  • Students will wash/sanitize hands before and after eating
  • Students will be 6′ apart during meals
  • Students will be allowed to remove their masks, in their seats, while eating
  • Anytime students leave their seats masks will be put back on
  • Students will be supervised by their classroom teacher during meal time
  • Lunches will be provided free of charge for all students
  • Students may still bring a lunch from home, please make sure students are able to open any packaging on their own
  • Staff will not be able to warm up or prepare any meals brought from home

 

Is breakfast available at school?2021-02-24T11:23:22-08:00
  • Due to the late start at Clear Lake breakfast will not be served at school
  • If the student requires breakfast at home, it will be sent home with supper for the next morning

 

Arrival FAQs

Is the playground open for families?2021-03-01T17:04:39-08:00
  • Our school campus, including the playground, will be closed from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM each school day.  We are asking our community to please not be on school grounds to ensure the safety of our school and our students.  If you need to come to our office, we are open 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.  If you need to visit us, please remember that masks are required on school grounds.
What if we are late to school?2021-02-28T07:36:09-08:00
  • We know that sometimes mornings do not go as planned!  If your student arrives after the 10:30 start time, please drop follow the following procedures:
    • drop them off at the front of our building and watch as they go to the front and ring the bell.  Our office staff will let them in and make sure they get to class.
    • or escort them to the front of our building.  If you are escorting them to the front of the building please make sure you are wearing a mask.  Ring the bell and our office staff will let the student in and you may return to your vehicle or walk home.
    • if there is more than one family, please wait on the marked lines to ensure physical distancing.
New Arrival Procedures2021-02-27T12:53:28-08:00
  • As students arrive on campus, they will go to their classroom’s designated line-up location
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade will line up in the front of the school
  • 2nd through 5th grade will line up in the back of the school in the covered areas
  • Teachers will accompany students into the classrooms
  • We’re asking family to not come on campus and drop students at designated spots
  • Families walking their kids to school please drop them off with a staff member at one of these three (3) locations:
    1. Front Bike Rack
    2. Back Bike Rack
    3. Front Parking Sidewalk
  •  Arrival and Dismissal Presentation
Bell Schedule2021-02-23T13:35:53-08:00

ARRIVAL 

  • Students may arrive on campus as early as 10:15 a.m.
  • There will no supervision before 10:00 a.m.
  • First bell, when students are accompanied in the building, will ring at 10:15 a.m.
  • School starts at 10:30 a.m.
  • Students arriving after 10:30 a.m. are tardy and should report to the office through the front doors

DISMISSAL

  • Dismissal bell rings at 3:30 p.m.
  • Our staggered dismissal procedures are from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dismissal FAQs

Visor for Car Pick-Up2021-03-10T13:06:44-08:00
Is the playground open for families?2021-03-01T17:04:39-08:00
  • Our school campus, including the playground, will be closed from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM each school day.  We are asking our community to please not be on school grounds to ensure the safety of our school and our students.  If you need to come to our office, we are open 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.  If you need to visit us, please remember that masks are required on school grounds.
Bell Schedule2021-02-23T13:35:53-08:00

ARRIVAL 

  • Students may arrive on campus as early as 10:15 a.m.
  • There will no supervision before 10:00 a.m.
  • First bell, when students are accompanied in the building, will ring at 10:15 a.m.
  • School starts at 10:30 a.m.
  • Students arriving after 10:30 a.m. are tardy and should report to the office through the front doors

DISMISSAL

  • Dismissal bell rings at 3:30 p.m.
  • Our staggered dismissal procedures are from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
What if my child is walking home alone or with a sibling?2021-02-26T13:49:16-08:00
  • The independent walkers who are walking alone or with a sibling will be released first in our staggered dismissal
  • Dismissal is at 3:30 p.m.

 

What to expect when picking up your child by car2021-02-27T12:56:04-08:00
  • Dismissal will start at 3:30 p.m.
  • New visor cards, with your child’s name, and grade, will be handed out the first week of school
  • Place visor card on your visor visible to staff as you drive up to the front of the school
  • Parents should remain in their car for pick-up
  • Students will remain in their classroom until your arrival.  A staff member will call the teacher in the classroom
  • There will be two rows for cars to drive up, allowing eight cars to pick up students at the same time
  • Staff will direct traffic during pick up
I’m picking up my child walking. Where do I meet him/her?2021-02-27T12:56:35-08:00
  • The “parent walking pick-up” is in the front of the school by the bike rack
  • Stand in line, socially distanced, and tell the staff member your child’s name
  • The staff member will indicate to the classroom teacher that you are here and your child will be sent out

Transportation FAQs

How do I register for bus service?2021-02-27T12:40:30-08:00

Families can confirm eligibility for bus service by using the Bus Finder tool and typing in their address. If families are eligible they will be given a link to complete the rider registration form. All eligible riders will need to complete this form to receive transportation services.

What will riding the bus be like during Hybrid learning?2021-02-27T12:38:25-08:00

Please watch the video below to see what to expect on the bus.

Schedule FAQs

Is the playground open for families?2021-03-01T17:04:39-08:00
  • Our school campus, including the playground, will be closed from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM each school day.  We are asking our community to please not be on school grounds to ensure the safety of our school and our students.  If you need to come to our office, we are open 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.  If you need to visit us, please remember that masks are required on school grounds.
Will visitors, volunteer, or guests be allowed to come inside the building?2021-02-28T07:31:05-08:00
  • Unfortunately, visitors, volunteers, and guests will not be allowed to be inside the building.
  • If families need to come to our office, they will follow the following procedure:
    • park in our short term parking out front
    • wear a mask the entire time you are on campus
    • ring the front bell to let our office staff know how we can assist you
    • if they are able to assist you outside, they will come out
    • if you are needing to come into the building, you will be limited to only our office area and will need to sanitize your hands and sign-in through our tracking system on our computer in the lobby (office staff will assist you)
How does attendance work for days students are at home?2021-02-28T07:20:18-08:00
  • For students at-home learning days, attendance will be taken during their live PE time.  If they do not attend PE, they will be marked absent.
  • It is important that students log in and participate in all live events on their at-home days including:
    • PE
    • Music
    • Interventions (only for students who are in an intervention)
What type of face covering does my child need for school?2021-02-26T17:01:17-08:00

Please refer to following CDC guidelines

Recess2021-02-26T14:12:34-08:00
  • Only one (1) Cohort will have recess at a time
  • Playground equipment will be cleaned after each use
  • Each classroom will have their own playground equipment
  • Students will wash/sanitize their hands before and after recess

 

Bell Schedule2021-02-23T13:35:53-08:00

ARRIVAL 

  • Students may arrive on campus as early as 10:15 a.m.
  • There will no supervision before 10:00 a.m.
  • First bell, when students are accompanied in the building, will ring at 10:15 a.m.
  • School starts at 10:30 a.m.
  • Students arriving after 10:30 a.m. are tardy and should report to the office through the front doors

DISMISSAL

  • Dismissal bell rings at 3:30 p.m.
  • Our staggered dismissal procedures are from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
What will the daily schedule be for my student?2021-03-05T13:34:39-08:00

COVID Safety FAQs

Will visitors, volunteer, or guests be allowed to come inside the building?2021-02-28T07:31:05-08:00
  • Unfortunately, visitors, volunteers, and guests will not be allowed to be inside the building.
  • If families need to come to our office, they will follow the following procedure:
    • park in our short term parking out front
    • wear a mask the entire time you are on campus
    • ring the front bell to let our office staff know how we can assist you
    • if they are able to assist you outside, they will come out
    • if you are needing to come into the building, you will be limited to only our office area and will need to sanitize your hands and sign-in through our tracking system on our computer in the lobby (office staff will assist you)
How are classrooms arranged to keep students safe?2021-02-27T13:19:52-08:00

Watch the videos below to see a tour of our pods and classrooms!

What are the procedures for using the bathroom?2021-02-27T13:08:32-08:00
  • bathrooms are assigned to students by grade level cohorts
    • Kinder, 1st grade and Mrs. Penhollow’s class in the A-pod will use bathrooms in their classrooms
    • 2nd and 3rd grade in the B-pod will use assigned bathrooms closest to their pod
    • 4th and 5th grade in the C-pod will use assigned bathrooms closest to their pod
  • bathrooms will be disinfected daily as well as cleaned as needed throughout the day
  • students will sanitize their hands when leaving the classroom
  • students will wash their hands for 20 seconds after going to the bathroom
  • students will sanitize their hands when coming back into the classroom
  • only one boy and one girl will be allowed to use the restroom from each classroom at a time
What type of face covering does my child need for school?2021-02-26T17:01:17-08:00

Please refer to following CDC guidelines

How does your H-VAC system work?2021-02-26T15:48:55-08:00
  • Our systems are operated in alignment with the Oregon Department of Education’s RSSL guidance to districts, which includes guidance and recommendations for CDC.
  • We regularly monitor the operations of these systems (much of this is done remotely) and replace filters in alignment with the guidance. This is under normal circumstances about every 6 months, due to current circumstances we are evaluating them more frequently and change them accordingly.
  • The District maintenance team physically inspects our systems during routine filter changes or when other repairs are necessary.
  • The recommendation is that we do not open windows when we have a ventilation system in the building that is meeting ventilation recommendations. Opening windows creates additional concerns around security, dust, pollen, and can cause the HVAC system to not perform as designed.
What happens when there is a positive COVID-19 case in our school?2021-02-26T14:29:58-08:00

DISTRICT WIDE

  • When we are notified that a person who is confirmed positive with COVID-19 has been in one of our school buildings, we will communicate with all families of that school.
  • This notification is intended to raise awareness and provide transparency and does not imply that there was a close contact exposure with students. Once a positive case has been identified, we work quickly to determine if there has been an exposure at school and who, if anyone, is a close contact of that individual.
  • If your child is ever identified as a being in a cohort where a close contact was made, please know you will be contacted personally from someone on our COVID-19 Response Team. If you do not receive a separate close contact communication, your student has NOT been identified as a close contact of the case. Close contact is defined as having a cumulative of 15 minutes or more of less than 6-foot distancing within 24 hours.
  • We understand that this notification may generate questions and concerns. It is our hope that these updates will remind us all how we can work to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and to provide you with timely information so you can make informed decisions for your family.

CLEAR LAKE ELEMENTARY PROCESS

  • If a student had an exposure to COVID-19 ( within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a accumulative 15 minutes or more) they would need to quarantine per our Local Public Health Authority guidelines.  Student will continue to be allowed to attend school online during quarantine. The school staff / school nurse will advise you on the date they can return, based on criteria.
  • It will be determined on how long a student is quarantined and can return to school based on exposure date and testing.  Symptoms will be evaluated individually and staff will let you know a return date.
  • If I think my child has been exposed to COVID? Contact the child’s doctor for advice, and Contact your school office, who will reach out to the school nurse.

 

Recess2021-02-26T14:12:34-08:00
  • Only one (1) Cohort will have recess at a time
  • Playground equipment will be cleaned after each use
  • Each classroom will have their own playground equipment
  • Students will wash/sanitize their hands before and after recess

 

Safety in the classroom2021-02-23T15:46:44-08:00
  • Hand Sanitizer is used every time a student enters or leaves the classroom
  • Students are seated 6′ apart
  • Students have their own basket with supplies (no sharing)
  • Masks are required at all times (except with actively eating or drinking)
  • Teachers will be wearing a mask and teaching from 6′ apart
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