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PreK-4 (Lower Campus) Distance Learning Family Update Week of May 18-22, 2020

Principal Message from Mr. B. 

Greetings Families!

 

With the Governor’s executive order to close all school sites for the rest of the school year to limit the spread of COVID-19, there are many personal items left in our buildings.   Saint Paul Public Schools has developed a plan to return student’s personal belongings that were left at school before the closure in a streamlined manner while following social distancing guidelines. 

 

Student belongings that were left in lockers, cubbies, desks, as well as medications and supplies left in the Health Office, will be cleaned out by staff, bagged, labeled and assembled for pickup. No students or families will be allowed in school buildings to retrieve personal items.

 

Below is the following schedule for pickup at Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4. If parents are not able to make their scheduled date, please call Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4 at 651-293-8675 and leave a message. Our staff will return your call as soon as possible.

 

Date

Time 

Students whose last name begins with 

Monday, May 18

9:00AM - 3:00PM

A - O

Tuesday, May 19 

9:00AM - 3:00PM

P - U

Wednesday, May 20

9:00AM - 3:00PM

V - Z

Thursday, May 21

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Make up day for families who were not able to pick up earlier in the week. 

 

We will have a station along Mendota St. between Ivy and Hyacinth.  You should drive your car southbound on Mendota and stop right before the Farnsworth parking lot.  Please see the attached map below for specific details. I ask that families stay in their vehicle, follow the signs for how to receive your student’s personal items.  

 

Farnsworth Pickup

 

If you walk up to Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4, please look for signs and a check-in table. Please follow social distancing guidelines, by allowing at least six feet of space between others when waiting in line.

 

Student Library Book Return

When families are scheduled to pick up students’ personal items this week, we ask that ALL Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4 students with library books should plan to return the books back to Farnsworth when you pick up your materials. 

 

Student Instrument Return

When families are scheduled to pick up students’ personal items this week, we ask that ALL EDL Instrumental Music students with SPPS owned instruments should plan to return their musical instruments back to Farnsworth when you pick up your materials. 

 

I appreciate your patience and understanding through all this transition.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 651-293-8675 or email me at john.bjoraker@spps.org.

 

Thank you for supporting your child, and Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4.

 

John Bjoraker

Principal, Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4

 

Farnsworth PreK-4 Meal Service

We will continue weekly home meal delivery to SPPS families who are in need of food for their children. Meals are only for kids ages 18 and under, or those with a disability enrolled in a school program.

 

For families that qualify for free or reduced lunch: You will automatically receive your first delivery and can confirm with the delivery driver if you would like to continue receiving meals through home delivery. You can also confirm online here. Students who are enrolled in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program will also receive their first delivery automatically.

 

Need help from Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4?

If you need to get in contact with a school staff member there are two ways to do so:

  • Call our main number, 651-293-8675 and leave a message. We have staff members checking the voicemail regularly to pass messages along or
  • Fill out the following  HELP FORM for families.  Please be as complete and detailed as possible. One of our staff members will respond to support you.  HELP FORM

 

Yearbook Update

I want to share with you that the production of our yearbook is going to be delayed.  The company we work with has changed its practices to align with the Governor’s Executive Orders.  Once we have a confirmed delivery date, we will let you know the process to purchase and receive your yearbooks.

 

Summer Learning Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SPPS is sorry to announce significant changes to Summer Learning Programs 2020.

 

  • Regular PreK-8 Summer Learning Programs, including all camps, will not be offered.
  • Extended School Year (ESY) for students with an IEP will be held from June 15 to July 9 using distance learning. Additional information will be shared with families of students who qualify for ESY.

 

In the coming weeks, SPPS will provide information about PreK-12 summer online enrichment activities that will be shared at spps.org/distancelearning. 

 

No School- Monday May 25, 2020

In honor of Memorial Day, we will not have distance learning on Monday May 25, 2020.  Teachers will provide contact for students in Seesaw and Schoology on Tuesday May 26, 2020.

  

Have a great week!

 

John Bjoraker