Howard Elementary School

First Week of School & Orientation/Distribution Schedule

Good Evening,

This is a friendly reminder that Monday, August 31st is the first day of school. The first week of school will be all half days (8:55-12:00 pm). As stated in our previously posted newsletter, teachers will be sending emails to their students. We are still in the process of sending emails so please be patient with us. Please be sure to read the introduction letter attached to the email closely as it will include important information for this upcoming school week.

I have copied a selection of the letter that includes the first-week schedule, this includes all grade levels, a more detailed schedule with times will be shared by your child’s teacher next week. The schedule that will be shared by your child’s teacher next week will begin on September 8th. Until then, please refer to the schedule referenced below and be sure to make note of the orientation/distribution schedule.

Have a great weekend,

Mirvat Sabbagh

Information below is included in teacher introduction letters:

The first week of school will be Monday, August 31-Thursday, September 3, 8:55 am-12:00 pm: The first week will be a soft start while we facilitate a drive-up orientation and distribution of materials.  I can not wait to see you!  Please see the schedule linked below for suggested activities for students to complete.  Establishing and building relationships and norms will be our focus for the first week of school.  Please also take the time this week to set up a learning area for your child at home so that they can be successful. This area should be somewhere quiet and organized with easy access to their materials.

Please click on the First week schedule attached HERE 

Orientation Schedule:  This will be in a drive-up format and will take place in front of the school, please drive-up to the doors that are aligned to your grade level (see below), please bring your child with you to meet their teacher if you are comfortable doing this, wear a mask and practice social distancing, please….  Orientation/drive-up distribution days are as follows:

Tuesday (9/1)-9:30-12:00 Last name A-L and Wednesday (9/2)-9:30-12:00 Last name M-Z, Thursday (9/3) TBD- if needed

Drive-up locations around the school (signs will be posted outside)

Kindergarten: Door #4, Vestibule #2 on N. York St.

First/Second Grade:  Door #1, Main Entrance on N. York St.

Third/Fourth Grade:  Door #15, In front of the staff lot on Lawrence Ave.

Fourth/Fifth Grade Split:  Door #3, Vestibule #1 on N. York St.

Fifth Grade:  Door #3, Vestibule #1 on N. York St.