Message from Mr. Ditlevson - I want to say to our students, families, staff, and community that I am looking forward to the start of the 2020-2021 school year! Even though there are some added procedures and safety health measures that we will have to consider, it is going to be good having everybody back in the school building. We are going to have a great year!
First Day of School - The first day of school for all students will be Tuesday, September 8th. There will not be a specific freshmen orientation day this year. Instead, we will use the first couple days of school to bring all of our students up to speed with all the various schoolwide procedures and expectations.
Health Safety for High School Building - Looking ahead to this school year Crestview’s administration and teacher leaders have been working hard to make sure our school is as safe as possible. Sometimes all of the information about starting school can seem overwhelming. I wanted to give a basic overview of what we will be doing to make sure our school is safe for students and staff (see below).
- Temperature checks will be done on a daily basis.
- All staff will be required to wear masks.
- Masks will be highly recommended for students. Students will be required to wear masks per state mandates.
- Breakfast will be served in the classrooms.
- Seating in classrooms is set up so that students are at least 3 ft apart and in most cases 6 ft apart
- We have made sure that class sizes work with seating guidelines
- Water fountains around the school have been replaced with water bottle fill stations. Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school daily (preferably disposable).
- Hand hygiene will be emphasized. Students will be shown proper handwashing techniques and hand sanitizer will be readily available throughout the school
- Students will have barriers at the lunch tables in the cafeteria to help manage social distancing and to protect students while they eat lunch.
- To reduce the amount of congestion in the hallways, we will not be using lockers. Students will be “traveling light.” We will also be allowing backpacks for students if needed. Eliminating locker usage will also minimize the need for cleaning touch points.
- Dismissal from school will be staggered. We will be releasing students who drive a few minutes before bus dismissal. Athletes will be dismissed after the buses. This will eliminate congestion in the halls.
New Staff - We are welcoming two new staff members this year. Danielle Haydocy will be teaching our ag classes and learning our FFA chapter. Mrs. Haydocy has been working with our students over the summer on various fair projects while setting up her classroom, barn, and ag shop. Cody Lemke will be working with both the high school and the middle school this year. Mr. Lemke is Kent graduate and has a strong background in both social/emotional support and career and academic advising. He brings many new and innovative ideas to meet the needs of our students.
Dress Code - In addition to school supplies, many families will be clothes shopping. Here are a few reminders regarding the dress code. Further details can be found in the district K-12 Student-Parent Handbook located on the district website. With all dress code matters we are promoting modesty and skills for success.
- Pants/jeans: No rips, tears, or holes allowed above mid-thigh.
- Short/Skirts: At least mid thigh length. Must be fingertip length when hands are at side.
- Tops: Low cut or plunging tops not allowed. Tops must have at least a three-finger width across the shoulder. The armhole of sleeves must not extend below the armpit.
Parking Permits - As a reminder, students who are driving should purchase their parking permit within the first week of school. Passes are $5.00 and can be purchased in the main office starting Tuesday, September 8. In order to park in the student lots at Crestview you must have a permit. This includes CCP and Pioneer students Those who do not have a permit displayed in their vehicle may lose driving privileges and may be assigned additional administrative consequences.
If you have any questions you may call the high school office. 419-895-1700