Dear Cushman Families,
We are preparing for a full school return and hope to see all of our students for our open house at the Andrew B. Cushman School and PreK at Potter on the evening of Monday, August 30. The registered student along with 1 or 2 parents only are invited to visit their new classroom. The District's mask mandate is still in effect so we ask that everyone who enters the building wear a mask. It is expected that we may have a few children that can not wear masks due to medical reasons. If this is the case for your child, we ask that you provide us with a note from the doctor. This will be necessary for your child to start the school year. Also for our open house, due to continued cautions, we ask that you do not invite extended family. Our classrooms will be full already with just the students and 1 or 2 parents.
Preschool parents along with their child can arrive at 5:30 through the front door and go directly to their child's classroom to meet with the teacher. Kindergarten students along with 1 or 2 parents can plan on arriving at 6:00 to do the same. We will not be meeting in the cafeteria as a large group using the time instead to learn more about the wonderful things your child will be doing this year from the classroom teacher. The teachers will be providing information that will answer many of your questions regarding the procedures and protocols that may be in place. If you need to meet with your child's teacher please schedule an appointment. The open house is just a brief opportunity to visit the classroom and hear from the teacher as they address the group.
A letter from this year's teacher should be arriving sometime during the week of August 23. This letter will provide you with the name of your child's teacher and with specific school supplies that would be helpful to have for the school year. As always, we will have supplies available for students who might not come with them.
First Day/Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedure
* As a reminder the first day of school is Wednesday, September 1. Kindergarten students can arrive at 8:45 and PreK can arrive at 8:55. Students are tardy after 9:05. Parents and guardians must enter the access road on Sol-E-Mar Street just beyond the Southworth Library parking lot and follow the road to Cushman School to drop-off and pick-up their children. The entrance/exit of the road is two-way then it turns into a one-way road. To exit, follow the road counter-clockwise and exit back onto Sol-E-Mar Street. Parents and guardians are required to escort their children into the fenced-in area to the back door of Cushman School where staff will be available to assist them. Parking is limited on the southside of the building near the library and can get quite congested. Please watch for pedestrians! Bus riding is encouraged. Parents can walk their student to the back of the school to meet their teacher daily. They will be dismissed from the back of the school as well. Preschool is dismissed at 3:05 and Kindergarten is dismissed 3:25.
Soon I will be communicating to families through a weekly communication called The Peek of the Week generally on Friday afternoon. In it you will find some information about things that occurred at school throughout the week and things that will be upcoming. This email will come to you through the email address that you provided during registration. It is important that you keep your information current.
I look forward to seeing everyone soon! Please call the school if we can be of further assistance.
Dr. Justine Dale
Early Childhood Director
Wednesday, September 1
Kindergarten 8:45 arrival
Preschool 8:55 arrival
Day starts at 9:05
Preschool dismissal 3:05
Kindergarten dismissal 3:25
Andrew B. Cushman Open House
Monday, August 30
One or Two parents and student invited.
Preschool arrival 5:30
Kindergarten arrival 6:00