From the Principal’s Office
We have successfully navigated the first month of hybrid learning and Club Connect! It has been a very busy time for all of us with many changes and it seems like we are settling in to a nice place and getting the hang of it all, so it’s time to enjoy the Autumn weather!
Please keep in mind that due to the current hybrid schedule model as well as our lowered ratios and safety measure to keep students in designated and consistent cohorts our drop-in days operate a bit differently right now. If Olentangy is closed the only students who can attend a drop-in day at ECKC are the students who would normally be at ECKC on that day. Additionally, tuition amounts remain the same even if you choose not to attend on a drop-in day that is one of your normally schedule days. We will continue to evaluate drop-in days and if we are able to open availability later in the school year, we will let you know.
Lifetouch Portraits will be here to take our fall school pictures on Thursday, October 15th and Friday, October 16th. We are happy to share that we will be doing pictures for all Kindergarten and Club Connect students. On Thursday, all Kindergarten and Group B Club Connect students will have their pictures taken. On Friday, all Group A Club Connect will have their pictures taken. At this time, it does not look like we will be able to offer sibling pictures due to COVID restrictions, however if something should change before picture days we will be sure to let you know.
Drop Off and Pick Up Adjustments
With cooler weather on the way we will be moving the Drop Off station into the school entry way. For you as parents, this means you will now walk your child to the first set of doors, open the door and send them in to the drop off table with a staff member, which will be stationed at the second set of doors. Please DO NOT enter the building, simply help your child get in the first set of doors and we will promptly take their temperature and send them off to their classroom. Pick-up will look a bit different as well, you may not see a teacher sitting outside for the duration of pick-up time, however we will be watching the parking lot from inside and will still get your child and send them out once you arrive. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding these changes. We plan to start this process immediately, however if there are warmer days over the next few weeks you may see us back outside so we can take advantage of the few warm days we have left before winter.
Club Connect Binders and Connection Logs
Please be sure to include all schoolwork information in your child’s binder and on their log. This includes any needed log in information. With the crew leaders supporting several students throughout the day, it is important that the information for each student is easily accessible and all in one place. We will also continue to leave notes regarding any issue or questions that arose while doing schoolwork for the day.
* Please return any paperwork or forms we may have given you to complete.
* Remember to drive slowly and cautiously through our parking lots. There are several small children and their families in the parking lot throughout the day .
* Tuition payments are due on Monday’s. There will be a $25 late fee assessed to all payments made after 12:00pm on Tuesday’s. If you are interested in our automatic withdrawal program, please email Robyn at email@example.com for the form.
Important Dates to Remember
October 15th & 16th – Lifetouch School Pictures
October 16th – Drop-In Day
October 30th – Drop-In Day
October 30th – Costume Day and Halloween Fun!