EARLY RELEASE DAYS
Champion Black Bear Families,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We look forward to welcoming our onsite students to Champion Elementary, while also working closely with our students who selected the Volusia Live option.
As we prepare for and begin the first nine-week period, we will continue to monitor and concentrate on student achievement. Our students and teachers did an incredible job prior to the closing of schools in March 2020. Data trends showed our students were making expected, and at times beyond expected, gains in mathematics and Language Arts. We appreciate the hard work everyone put into the 2019-2020 school year and look forward to the growth our students will experience this year.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will also monitor and concentrate on student/staff safety. Our team, with guidance from the School District office, along with input from fellow principals and our own Champion Elementary teachers/staff, has developed our Champion Elementary COVID-19 Safety Plan. The plan covers procedures we will follow during arrival, dismissal, classroom, transitions, cafeteria, special area, and recess activities. It also outlines procedures we will follow should a student or staff member show signs of being ill. We will adhere to the Community for Disease Control guidelines, along with directives given to us from our School District office. Portions of our plan was shared with you during our Virtual Meet the Teacher sessions, along with the two Live presentations we provided to everyone the week of August 24.
The Safety Plan we developed requires some changes in regard to parents and volunteers at our school. Currently, and until we hear otherwise from the School District Office, no parents or volunteers are allowed through the student gates that lead into the courtyard of our campus. Likewise, parents are required to stay in their cars during both student drop off and pickup activities. Additional adjustments to our daily procedures will be shared with you should changes need to be made.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the school at 258-4664.