The Board of Education held an emergency meeting Wednesday, Dec. 30 to receive a return to school/work update. Senior leaders discussed a plan to proactively assess COVID-19 data that have been reported during winter break.
Shiloh Valley parents, please note the following information from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper regarding face masks:
As outlined in NC Executive Order 163 by Governor Roy Cooper, face coverings are not required to be worn by an individual who:
• Should not wear a face covering due to any medical or behavioral condition or disability (including, but not limited to, any person who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious or incapacitated, or is otherwise unable to put on or remove the face covering without assistance);
• Is under five (5) years of age;
• Is actively eating or drinking;
• Is strenuously exercising;
• Is seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing-impaired in a way that requires the mouth to be visible;
• Is giving a speech for a broadcast or to an audience;
• Is a child whose parent, guardian, or responsible person has been unable to place the Face Covering safely on the child’s face.
*This list is not comprehensive.
Please refer to NC Executive Order 163 or contact your child’s teacher for any further questions.
Car Rider Lines
Thank you for your on-going support for our car rider lines in both buildings. Putting first things first, the safety of our students and staff will always be the priority. We know that our car rider line process is taking a long time.
Our drop off and pick up systems are improving daily while we continually reflect and revise processes on our part along with extending grace and patience on your part. Due to less ridership on busses, our car rider lines have increased greatly.
At arrival, if you have a child in both buildings, we are also strongly encouraging you to drop off at the primary building first and then drop off at the elementary building. This avoids making a left turn out of the elementary building, which has been causing traffic back-ups and immediate safety concerns with parents who are driving on the entrance road at the same time. We followed this process last year, and it worked well for parents of students in both buildings. Remember to allow extra time so you are not having to rush to drop off your child at school.
At dismissal, if you have a child in both buildings, we are also strongly encouraging you to pick up at the primary building first and then pick up at the elementary building. This avoids making a left turn out of the elementary building, which has been causing traffic back-ups and immediate safety concerns with parents who are driving on the entrance road at the same time.
Our afternoon dismissal is taking time as our very young students simply take longer to exit the building and get into cars safely. We are also noticing parents lining up at the primary building an hour before dismissal. Doing so has been causing the line to extend towards the elementary school before we begin dismissal. Please be mindful of this when arriving at the primary school in the afternoons. Additionally, once the inner lane of the car rider line at the primary school begins to fill in, parents will not be able to reach our parking lot. Please be sure to follow the directions of our staff as we move vehicles into both lanes just past our spirit rock at both arrival and dismissal time at the primary building.
Parents have the option to put their children on the bus in order to alleviate the volume of cars in our car rider lines each day. For information on how your child can begin riding the bus, please contact our offices.
We will always put safety first and we are asking you to give our students time to turn our car rider expectations into routines. Then efficiency will improve.
Again, thank you for your support. We do want to extend our appreciation to so many of you who have been supportive of our car rider lines. Likewise, we want to recognize and thank our dedicated staff members who work so hard in our car rider lines to ensure that our students, parents, and staff remain safe during those times.
Please reach out directly to myself or Dr. Rodgers with questions you may have about our arrival and dismissal processes. Thank you.
We have launched a new electronic flyer communication tool called Peachjar. To view school-approved digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on our website.
Shiloh Valley families: Union County Public Schools is happy to announce the adoption of an innovative mobile device app and website entitled Here Comes the Bus®. Here Comes the Bus is a free service and enables you to:
· See the location of your child’s bus both before and after school
· Confirm that your child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop, at school or both
· Receive a push notification or email message when the bus is near your stop, has been substituted, or when we have important information to relay
To sign up or to learn more about Here Comes the Bus, visit https://herecomesthebus.com/. The Union County Public Schools 5-digit code is 74436. If you need assistance, please contact Here Comes the Bus customer support at email@example.com or the Union County Public Schools Transportation Office at 704-296-3015.
Parents of 2nd grade students: UCPS Technology Services has created electronic forms for the Chromebook Parent/Student Agreement for this school year. These forms must be completed prior to your child receiving his/her Chromebook for the year. Thank you for your support.
Shiloh Valley Primary parents: Please remember to follow the correct flow of traffic in our car rider line. In the afternoons, please do not park in the inner lane until the last car in the outer lane is parked at the sign that indicates when it is time to begin parking in the inner lane. Blocking off the inner lane too early creates a traffic problem in our PM car rider line. Thank you for your assistance.