September 7, 2022

Dear Families,

We are excited to welcome your child(ren) tomorrow. School begins promptly at 8:30am.

Arrival: You can drop off your child in the school yard as early as 8am for supervised play. Breakfast will be available from 8-8:30am in the cafeteria. At 8:30 children will line up in their class’s line spot and their teacher(s) will walk them into the building. We will be walking some classes from the yard along the sidewalk to the main lobby, so we ask that parents do not gather in front of the school building and block the sidewalk. Please see the attached picture for lineup areas within the yard. PreK will drop-off directly in the school lobby and be escorted to Tar Beach.

Dismissal: Occurs at 2:50pm in the schoolyard (except for PreK which has an earlier dismissal for the first two days). Only the registered parent/guardians can pickup their child(ren) unless arrangements have been made in advance with the teacher.

Afterschool clubs: Clubs begin on September 19, but the last day to register is next Wednesday September 14. More information on clubs is here.

COVID protocols: Each student will receive four rapid tests per month. The DOE is encouraging everyone to test regularly. While there is no daily health screening form this year, please keep your child home if they are sick. If your child has symptoms, they must wear a mask at school for 10 days even if their test is negative. All visitors to the school building must show proof of vaccination to enter the building. If your child tests positive during the school year, please notify me immediately via Bloomz so I can inform close contacts and offer return-to-school guidance. There is a family letter from the DOE attached here.

For New Families: There will be a welcome breakfast on Tar Beach immediately after dropoff for new families to ask questions of our Parent Coordinator. Proof of vaccination must be shown to the school safety agent to enter the building and attend.

Upcoming Events – FIESTA potluck: We are thrilled to welcome families back with a CWS Fiesta potluck the evening of Thursday, September 15 from 5-7pm. Caregivers will be able to see the school building at this fun evening which is open to the whole family.

Upcoming Events – Curriculum night: The evening for adults only and will be on Tuesday, September 20 in your child’s classroom. This will be a time to chat with your child’s teacher to learn more about their plans for the school year. PreK through Second Grade will be from 5:30-6:15pm, and Third through Fifth Grade will be from 6:30-7:15pm. Childcare will be available for children who attend CWS during their curriculum night times while their guardians are in the building; we cannot watch children who do not attend currently attend CWS.


photograph of schoolyard with teacher line up spots