EBES Parent FAQ’s for School Reopening:
What safety guidelines will be in place to ensure my child is safe at school?
Our school is adhering to the guidelines recommended by the Alabama Department of Public Health by practicing social distancing and extra sanitizing measures. Students are required to wear face coverings at all times and will have their temperature checked upon entering the building. For the full on-campus parent guide, please click here.
If I choose to keep my child remote, what will that look like?
Students that remain remote learners will still receive instruction from EB teachers, but the schedule may look different than it has while we have been fully remote. This is because our teachers are responsible for teaching students face to face and remotely. Students that remain remote will have more recorded material, and their schedule will vary by classroom. If you are unsure about what to expect, please speak with your child’s classroom teacher.
What time can I drop off my child?
Due to new arrival procedures, children can be dropped off no earlier than 7:25AM. Students are tardy at 7:50AM.
How will arrival and dismissal work?
You may drop students off at the front carline loop or the trail. (2nd and 4th grade will use the sidewalk to walk down to the gym for their waiting area. All others will enter through the front of the school). They will have designated waiting areas prior to entering their classrooms. Students have the option of getting breakfast between 7:25 and 7:45AM. Carline dismissal will be located at the front carline loop for K-2, and the trail for 3rd-5th. Please pick up at the location of the oldest sibling, with the exception of Kindergarten (they dismiss at 2:35 so please plan to pick up a K student that has an older sibling first on the front porch, then drive around to the trail).
Does my child need to bring their device to school?
Yes. If a student has a school issued device, it needs to come to and from school (fully charged) each day and will return with them. If they have personal devices (computers/chromebooks/etc) that they can use to access Google Classroom, we encourage you to send those to school with your child.
Am I allowed to visit the school?
Unfortunately, no. Due to ADPH guidelines, visitors are not allowed. Check-ins/checkouts/tadies will be handled from a security camera located at the front door. You MUST have a photo ID to check out a student. No exceptions. If you need to bring an item to your student, like a lunchbox, we will have a bin located by the front door for you to deposit items for students. No class treats, like cupcakes, are permitted.
What do I do if my child is sick?
Please keep your child at home if they are showing any of the following symptoms: temp over 100.4, new cough, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, vomiting, undiagnosed rash. Please treat minor symptoms as you normally would throughout the school year. The ADPH Toolkit has more information for parents, please take some time to familiarize yourself with the most recent information to help stop the spread of COVID19. Click here.
What happens if there is a positive case of COVID19 at EBES?
In the event that a student comes to school and is positive for COVID19, the students that are considered “close contacts” within the classroom will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Those parents will be notified by the school nurse if they meet those requirements.
What is the attendance policy?
Students are excused for sickness and allowed to make up work as long as the teacher is notified about the absence via parent or doctor’s note. There are specific guidelines as it pertains to quarantine protocol in the event of a COVID19 case or exposure. Those days missed will be excused. If you plan to travel out of town, those days need to be pre-approved with Mrs. Holland and cannot exceed 5 cumulative days per school year.
Check back regularly for updates! All of these are subject to change according to teacher and grade level. Your best resource for information is your classroom teacher!