Coyote Crier - January 2021

Dear Canyon Creek Families,

Happy New Year! I hope that the school break provided some time away from Zoom sessions and some great times for your family to be together. I hope that this message finds you safe and healthy.

Before sharing the content about engagement that I had planned to share, I would like to acknowledge that events at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., last week have left many of us devastated. You may be having big, hard, brave conversations with your children. This is an opportunity for a teaching moment and a time to reflect, discuss, and hear the voices of our children.

Lucy Calkins, Teachers College, recently wrote “All of us in the United States feel overwhelmed right now but this is a time for us to be learners, not knowers, together. We know that talking about what’s happened with children feels like opening Pandora’s box and that creates a deep sense of fear—on top of all the fear that we have already been living with. But for sure, putting the lid on all that has happened is not the way to go... We need to open up spaces in our communities and in our classrooms so we can wrestle with what has occurred.”

I hope that you have been able to have some good age-appropriate discussions in your household. This is a great opportunity to provide some comfort for children while also reaffirming your family’s values.

While sometimes, it can be hard to end a break and return to routine, I usually find that January is a very productive month at school. Of course, this year the return to school looks different. We know that one topic on parent and teachers’ minds is student engagement in distance learning. Recently, I read an interesting article that breaks down student engagement into stages.* Teachers and I have found the language in this progression to be helpful when thinking about student engagement, especially for reflecting on where individual students are and setting goals for next steps. Here is the progression of levels of engagement from the article:

  • Stage 0. Not attending school
  • Stage 1. Attending school
  • Stage 2. Attending classes
  • Stage 3. Remaining in classes for the entire period
  • Stage 4. Being prepared for learning
  • Stage 5. Engaging in class
    • Substage 5.1. Listening
    • Substage 5.2. Answering questions
    • Substage 5.3. Asking questions
    • Substage 5.4. Participating in group work
  • Stage 6. Producing work
    • Substage 6.1. Following the given instructions
    • Substage 6.2. Completing classwork
    • Substage 6.3. Turning work in
    • Substage 6.4. Accepting feedback
    • Substage 6.5. Making revisions
  • Stage 7. Initiating communication with teachers about progress in classes

A child may not be in the same stage/substage every day, depending on how he/she is feeling or how things are going at home that day. Currently, most of our Canyon Creek students are typically at the levels of engagement described in Stages 5, 6, and 7. As we close out the first semester, it might be helpful to show your child these stages and ask where they think they would be in this progression. As a family you might help your child set a goal to increase their engagement to the next stage or substage. Here are some ways that families and students can work on improving engagement:

  • Take time together each morning to “get ready for school."  Just as you used to take some time each morning to help your child get their backpack and go to the bus stop or drive to school, families can take the same 5-15 minutes to help their child get ready for the school day by:
    • Eating breakfast prior to the start of school.
    • Signing in and reviewing the day’s schedule in Schoology.
    • Setting reminders or alarms for live ZOOMs for the day.
    • Creating a “to do list” for the day. Most kids love crossing things off or checking off boxes as they go!
  • Setting up a work area for the day.
    • Organizing supplies and materials needed for today’s schedule.
    • Removing toys and other distractions from the work area.
    • Closing tabs on the computer that are not related to the current learning activity (i.e. games, YouTube, etc.).
  • Be sure to build in breaks to be “off screen” and physical activity during the day!
  • Set goals for increasing the amount of engagement during live zooms. For example, a child might set a goal for a certain number of times they will participate by raising their hand, sharing an idea in the chat, or responding in other ways offered by their teacher. A child might tally the number of “participation points” they give themselves during a live lesson and aim for a certain number of points or a certain increase of points.
    • Focus on increasing the amount of work completed.
    • Make a list of all work to do each day. As a child finishes each piece, cross if off the list or check the box next to it!
    • Make an “if…then…” plan: If I do X (complete an assignment or work for a certain # of minutes), then I will do Y (break activity or preferred activity for a certain amount of time).
    • Create an incentive plan for completing all or a certain amount of classwork on time. A family might decide that their child can earn a special privilege or special activity at home. If your child is completing very little work right now, you might start with an incentive plan in just one subject area.
  • This article has more tips!

If your child is at one of the highest stages of engagement, name that and celebrate it with your child! Their level of independence and engagement is something to be very proud of! Help them name the strategies they have been using that have supported their success, so they can recognize these as strategies to support them in the future. If you feel that your child is usually only engaged in Stages 0-4, please reach out to your child’s teacher and to me so that we can work together to improve engagement. We will want to address the barriers to your child’s engagement and think about possible strategies to help! We are eager to partner with you to support your child.

*  “Stages of ‘Studenting’: How to develop a new, consistent lexicon, purpose, and structure for measuring student progress” by Wade McJacobs, Principal Leadership.

I hope that January is a great month full of learning and growth for your child!

 

Bruce Denton

   Warm Wishes,

   Bruce Denton
   Principal
   bdenton@nsd.org

 

In This Issue...

  • Dates to Remember
  • In the Know
    • Annual Required Forms
    • Kindergarten and New Student 2021-2022 Registration 
    • Crazy Hair/Hat Day
    • Student Material Pick-Up on January 14
    • Canyon Creek Care Team
    • Natural Leader
    • Library News for the New Year
    •  
  • In Appreciation
    • December Caring Coyote Winners
    • Special Helping Hands Thank You
  • PTA News
  • District News

Dates to Remember

No School Days

  • Jan 18 - Martin Luther King Jr 
  • Jan 25 - Non-Student Day

Important Events

  • Early Release Wednesday
    • Jan 13, Jan 20, and Jan 27

  • Jan 14 - Material Pick-up (No 5th grade)
  • Jan 14 - Crazy Hair/Hat Day

In the Know!

Annual Required Forms

This is a reminder to those families that have not yet acknowledged forms listed below through your ParentVUE account. Forms need to be acknowledged for each one of your students and does not transfer from sibling to sibling. We ask If you could please double check that you have acknowledged each form for your student(s). We have found that a good many did not acknowledge the Weapons Letter or the Immunization Record Sharing.

Annually the District provides parents/guardians with notification of forms that must be acknowledged, including:

  • WA State Attendance Letter
  • Rights and Responsibilities Handbook
  • Weapons Letter
  • Student Housing Questionnaire
  • Immunization Record Sharing 

Typically, these forms are included in welcome back packets, but because of COVID-19 they have been moved online to ParentVUE. We ask that you login to ParentVUE today to view these forms. If you have never logged into ParentVUE, you will find instructions on how to do so when you click the link above. Please know that when you next login to ParentVUE, you will be prompted to download, read, and take action for each of the forms listed above. Additionally, secondary students will be prompted to download, read and acknowledge the Rights and Responsibilities Handbook when they login to StudentVUE. Families with elementary students are encouraged to review the handbook together in ParentVUE with their students. Please complete these forms by Tuesday, Jan.12th. 

Here are some solutions to the most common questions you may have:

  • ParentVue/StudentVue will not accept your signature. (Invalid Signature Error)
    • Please refer to the spelling of your name in the upper right-hand corner of the form. Your signature needs to match the spelling that is listed there. If your name is spelled incorrectly, please email us with the correct spelling.
  • You receive an error when trying to download the Rights and Responsibilities Handbook letter.
    • If you are using a cell phone to download this letter, please try again on a desktop computer or a laptop.  If you are still unable to download it, please let us know ASAP.
  • Verify that the forms have all been completed. (What is the current status of your forms
    • Go to "my account" tab at the top of ParentVue/StudentVue and scroll down to acknowledged documents, this will show the status of all your forms

The forms are available in the District’s five most common languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Telugu. If you would like to access a paper copy of these forms, or have any questions please contact Terri Jaenson by email at tjaenson@nsd.org.

 

  Kindergarten and New Student 2021-2022        Registration

Information on 2021-2022 Kindergarten registration and 2021-2022 new student registration will be coming soon. Please check our website for updated information we will receive from the District.

 

 

 

Student Material Pick-Up on Thursday January 14 21, 2021

Due to the power outage on January 13, Material Pick-up has been moved to January 21.This distribution is for students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4 (no 5th grade for this distribution) and our Social Emotional Learning program

  • If you have COVID, been recently exposed to COVID, have COVID like symptoms or feel sick, please do not come on campus.
  • Create a large SIGN for your car and place on passenger side window.
  • Student Last Name and First Name, Grade and Teacher Name. Make letters as large as possible so the sign can be read from a distance.
  • For safety purposes, this event is designed for students to come by car. If possible, please come by car. If you must walk, please enter campus from 35th (sidewalk by the old driveway entrance) and wait in the paved area in front of the bottle cap mural.
  • Masks must be worn by anyone on campus.
  • Please make sure you come at your designated time and day to keep the amount of people on campus to a minimum.
    • 9:00am-10:00am - 3rd grade
    • 10:00am-11:00am - 1st grade
    • 11:00am-12:00pm - 2nd grade
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm - Kindergarten
    • 2:00pm-3:00pm - 4th grade & Social/Emotional
    • (5th grade is not distributing materials on Jan. 14)
  • If you are unable to pick up materials at your designated time, you may come between 3:00pm-3:30pm.
  • If you are not able to come on Thursday, Jan 21, bags will be available outside the main office door on Tuesday, Jan 26 between 8:00am-12:00pm.
  • If you have students in more than one grade level and you do not want to come to campus multiple times, your pick-up time for all material bags will be at your youngest student’s time. Please communicate your plan to both/all of your students’ teachers by 4:00pm on Tuesday, Jan 19. Teachers will not have access to bags for students in other grades on the day of the distribution unless you make arrangements by the deadline.
  • We are collecting used paper grocery bags in good condition to be used for future distributions. If you have extra, please bring them with ou to drop off. 

PROCESS WHEN PICKING-UP MATERIALS

  • Please follow Canyon Creek parking lot regulations.
  • Show or display to the Canyon Creek Staff member the piece of paper your student(s) name is on.
  • Canyon Creek Staff will retrieve your student(s) school material bag and bring it to your car.
  • Due to COVID social distancing protocols, we are sad that Canyon Creek Staff will not be able to hug, high five or fist bump students and parents. It will be a quick wave and go.
  • If you have paper grocery bags to donate for future distributions, please leave them with a staff member.
  • If you have technology that needs to be returned to Canyon Creek, please contact Andrea Fleming: afleming@nsd.org

 

Canyon Creek exterior archway

  Canyon Creek Care Team

We now have a Canyon Creek Care Team that is partnering with the Northshore Schools Foundation to help identify and address needs of our families and direct you to community resources and supports.

If your family needs help finding community resources, please fill out the Canyon Creek Care Team Request Form at bit.ly/CCCareTeam  Care Team requests are confidential.

Our Care Team Liaison, Laurie Powers will contact you to provide support.

Questions?  Contact Laurie Powers at 425-408-5759 or lpowers2@nsd.org

 

Natural Leader

Are you interested in becoming a Natural Leader for Canyon Creek? This year the Natural Leaders Training is open to both parents/family members and school/district staff. 

Natural Leader parents, families, and staff will learn:

  • The benefits and principals of the Natural Leaders program.
  • How to plan and organize together, while centering the voice of the family.
  • Build Natural Leaders teams while honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Train others to be Natural Leaders.
  • Be a leader and advocate in the school community.
  • Help others navigate the school system.
  • Support classrooms, students, and families during remote learning and social distancing.

Natural Leaders staff will have the opportunity to listen to family's strategies while also learning how to:

  • Support families in creating strong Natural Leaders teams as part of equitable family engagement.
  • Partner with families to meet the needs of those while honoring their expertise of their students, communities, and needs.
  • Navigate the impact of power and positionality in these partnerships.

Canyon Creek would like to invite all of you to attend the winter Natural Leader Trainer Academy through WABS (Washington Aliance for Better Schools). WABS offers two sessions. The first session begins Saturday, January 30th at 8:30am. The second session begins on Monday, February 1st at 6:00pm. The registration link is https://tinyurl.com/NLWinterTraining21

Please see the attached flyers for more information and the registration link on the topics below:

  • Training Academy that will take place beginning January 30th or February 1st.

Our goal is to grow a strong parent leader group while honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Brandi Doyle at bdoyle@nsd.org

 

Library News for the New Year

Happy New Year! We hope your students are enjoying their library books. We want to encourage families who have not participated yet to place their first order! Some families have asked if they can place orders every Friday, instead of the 2-week rotation. We are willing to fill orders each week, but we ask that if families sign up, they keep their commitment to pick up the books! We have started to see in increase in missed pick up orders, and this significantly increases our workload. Thank you in advance for coming to your reserved time/location or letting us know in advance if you are unable to make it. Here are some other reminders:

  1. The Book Delivery Form must be completed EACH TIME you are requesting books. For each Friday delivery, requests will be accepted until 3:30pm on Tuesday of the same week (3 days before delivery day).  If a form is not submitted, there will not be books on the bus or at the curbside for your student. Here is the schedule from now until the end of January
    1. Stops near Canyon Creek and Curbside:  Jan 22.
    2. Stops around the district (may be more convenient for EAP families but not restricted to EAP families!): Jan 15 and Jan 29.
    3. The Book Delivery Form will include specific locations and times.  Don’t forget to hit “SUBMIT”!!!
  2. Returning Books: Please return library books to the bus stop or the curbside in the original bag labeled with your student’s name. In some cases, students may want to keep one book they already have, but the driver has 3 new books for them. We will make exceptions to go slightly over the 3-book limit in these situations. Please let your librarian know you would like to renew your book(s). If you decide you do NOT want new books one round, but still wish to return your books from last time, you may come to the bus stop or curbside without filling out the Book Delivery Form to return your books. Additionally, there will be a book return bin in front of the school office from 8:30am-11:00am on Monday and Tuesdays if students cannot meet the bus driver to return their books.
  3. Holds: Here are written instructions for How to Place a Hold. Students are allowed 3 holds at a time. They can check the status of their hold at any time by logging back into the library catalog and clicking on “My Info.” Families still need to submit the Book Delivery Form to pick up their holds, so we will know when/where you will be to pick up the books. Any holds that are ready all the way up until Friday morning of the delivery will be included in the bag. Placing holds is NOT required to check out books! If there are no holds, a librarian will use the one-time interest card we have on file to select books (see Sept 23rd library lesson on Schoology), or we will just choose "surprise" books if there is no survey on file. One final note about Holds: Due to wanting to ensure we are sharing popular titles with our entire school population, we are limiting the number of holds for popular series to one hold at a time per student: Here are some examples but not a complete list: Dog Man, Harry Potter, Wings of Fire, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Baby Sitters Club Graphic Novels, Rick Riordan books, and Amulet Graphic Novels. This limitation is for each series only (in other words, it’s fine to place one hold on Dog Man and one hold on Harry Potter). We will delete holds that go over the "one at a time" limit.
  4. eBooks, Audiobooks, and Research Databases: Our district provides two different methods for students to check out eBooks and Audiobooks. We have our own large collection of digital titles, and the KCLS has a collection as well through our KCLS/NSD partnership (students use their student numbers for digital check outs instead of a library card). We also have wonderful subscription databases we provide to students for research. Usernames and passwords for these may not be shared outside of our Canyon Creek community. For directions on how to access all of these great resources, click here! Canyon Creek Digital Resources

Finally, a huge THANK YOU to all families that participated in our Online Scholastic Book Fair.  Because of your participation, our library has received over $700 for new library books! Happy New Year from the Canyon Creek Library!

Mrs. Beavo 1st, 2nd 5th (kbeavo@nsd.org)

Mrs. Fiser K, 3rd, 4th (kfiser@nsd.org)

 


In Appreciation


Congratulation Caring Coyote Winners in December

December 4 Winners:

Kindergarten student from Mrs. Fleming class
First Grade - Kai M. - Mrs. Axtell
Second Grade - Aiden Y. - Mrs. Vagt
Third Grade - Keely D. - Mr. Clithero
Fourth Grade - Sahas D. - Mr. D'Entremont
Fifth Grade - Kendall K. - Mrs. Johnson

December 11 Winners:

Kindergarten - Zoe H. - Mrs. Roland
First Grade - Neil S. - Mrs. Lindley
Second Grade - JJ G. - Mrs. Kaai
Third grade student from  Mrs. Burkett class
Fourth Grade - Tenlee K. - Mrs. Weinstein
Fifth Grade - Jack T. - Mrs. Brown

December 18 Winners:

Kindergarten from Mrs. Vasatka class
First Grade - Sam W. - Mrs. Barton
Second Grade - Brandon P. - Mrs. Goodspeed
Third Grade student from Ms. Deer class
Fourth Grade student from Mrs. Weinstein class
Fifth Grade - Koen L. - Mrs. Ducotey


Special Helping Hands Thank You


TREMENDOUS GRATITUDE to our school community that supported our Helping Hands Program this holiday season. We are overwhelmed by the generosity and assistance provided - and know that the gifts and food was greatly appreciated by our school families.

THANK YOU to Betsy Baeskens, Valerie Baker, Bela Bhatt, Jenis Bhavsar, Crysta Burch, Christy Deer, Bruce Denton, Janet Diggs, Brandi Doyle, Suzanne Ducotey, Jodi Ehlers, Christine Hansen, Chrissy Hart, Chantile Haupt, Jennifer Herbison, Jennifer Higson, Trina Hilgers, Taylor Hollingsworth, Jill James, Lisa Kieffer, Grace Kim, Evan Lepine, Serena Lindley, Nicole Luchsinger, Nicole Trimble, Megan Madsen, Melanie McKenzie, Kristin Nagy, Emily Owen, Laurie Powers, Karen Rogers, Steve Rubenstein, Mahaniya Shankar, Gretchen Slywka, Jennifer Snyder, Marcia Trepp, John Trischetti, Kate Vagt, Lynnea Webb, Andrea Wojcik, the Murray and Hagen family.

HUGE KUDOS to our elves that donated and/or shopped for families: Alyssa Koske, Crystal Fry, Laurie Powers, Susan Monette-Czarknecki, Lisa Kieffer, Terri Jaenson, Roxie Hall, Sue Hanson, Rebekaj Arnits, Mumtaz Zimbalist, Courtney Pansini, Nancy Tangen, Emily Cross, Karen Smith, Jennifer Snyder, Nicole Trimble, and Melanie McKenzie.

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT goes to Canyon Creek Office Manager, Sue Hanson. Sue Hanson coordinates with the confidential families and ensures their needs are heard and met. 

SHOUT OUT to our school administration for their partnership with our PTA and ensuring our Helping Hands programs is available to all that need the support.

Lastly, we know we did not acknowledge everyone that was behind the scenes contributing and making this happen- so THANK YOU for all your secret elves that made this possible.

 

 

     Thank You Barnes & Noble

Thank you to Laura Sylvia, Store Manager of the Woodinville Barnes and Noble, for the tremendous donation of over 500 books! Books will be used in our Library, Classroom Libraries and Helping Hands.

 


PTA News

PTA activities are not sponsored nor endorsed by the Northshore School District or any of its schools. The District assumes no responsibility for the conduct during or the safety of the activities. Northshore School District shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim, or petition filed in any court of administrative tribunal arising out of distribution of these materials including attorney's fees and judgement or awards.

  January Community Food Drive

What does it mean when 3 out of every 6 people in our community go hungry every day? It means that there are 3 people in our community who can do something about it! Please donate to our community food drive. The Community Food Drive will be held on Thursday, January 14th in conjunction with Canyon Creek’s material distribution day. Please bring your non-expired, non-perishable food items to school when picking up your materials. It will be collected at the end of the pickup line near the awning. The food drive will benefit Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank. The items most needed at this time are cereal, canned beans (black, refried, pinto, etc.), pasta sauce, hamburger helper, and pet food. Learn more about what to donate!

 

 Anchored Families Online Course—     Free 6-month subscription 

Live discussions are twice a month, with lots of actionable ideas. Questions are welcome. Canyon Creek PTA is so proud to be partnering with Cher Anderton, MSW, LSWAIC to offer an amazing online subscription to her asynchronous video classes and live parent coaching. Learn more about the program.
 

   Inclusion in the Early Years Presentation

What are age-appropriate ways to develop intentionally inclusive and identity conscious children?! Join us on Thursday, January 28th at 6:30pm as we explore inclusion and learn when and how to have conversations with our children. Learn more about this presentation.

 

  WSPTA Advocacy Week

You don’t have to travel to Olympia to be an advocate in Washington for our children and youth – you can be an advocate from your home. WSPTA Advocacy Week is an opportunity for all PTA members to take action throughout the entire week of January 18th to January 22nd. To participate and have your voice heard, subscribe to the WSPTA Action Network to stay informed. Find information about how to make YOUR voice heard!

 

  Art Docent Volunteers Wanted

Looking for a fun way to volunteer in your child's class? The Art Docent Program is adapting to remote learning and looking for volunteers to lead pre-made lessons during class Zoom meeting. You DO NOT need to be an artist! This program that celebrates all ability levels and lessons are made to be engaging and fun. Learn more and complete an interest form.

 


 

District News
 

PACE Application Deadline For The 2021-2022 School Year

PACE (Parents Active in Cooperative Education), a choice educational enrichment program offered through the Northshore School District, is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. All applications are due prior to the February 5th PACE lottery drawing deadline, and a virtual tour is required prior to application.

The hallmarks of PACE include an enhanced educational experience due to high parent involvement, enrichment activities, encouragement for students to become self-motivated learners and a strong sense of community among families. Families commit to a minimum number of volunteer hours per year of program support. PACE is located at three elementary school sites in the district with feeder patterns from all Northshore elementary schools. 

A tour is required prior to applying to the PACE program. To register for a virtual tour hosted by PACE at Woodmoor Elementary, please email enrollment@paceatwoodmoor.org.

For more information about the PACE program, please visit http://www.nsd.org/PACE

 

 

A free clothing resource for families of Northshore School District

Located at Canyon Park Middle School
23723 23rd Ave SE, Bothell, WA 98021
Open Wednesdays 3:00pm-6:00pm

Threads & Treads is open during remote learning but is closed during NSD breaks.

For the safety of volunteers and families, only adults are allowed inside. Please, do not come if sick or have been exposed to COVID.

Threads & Treads provides Northshore families free, quality donated clothing for school age youth, teens, young adults and their parents. Clothing items include appropriate clothing and fashions for school, special events, career, sports/recreation, shoes & accessories. No pre-registration or appointments necessary.

 

abierto los miércoles, 3:00pm–6:00pm

Situado en Canyon Park Middle School, Hilos y Pasos es un banco de ropa gratis para las familias del distrito escolar de Northshore. No es necesario prerregistro ni citas.

23723 23rd Ave SE, Bothell, WA 98021

Clothing donations can be dropped off during open hours.

¿ Tiene Preguntas ?  Questions?

Email tandt@cpptsa.org

https://cpptsa.org/programs-activities/threads-treads/

Canyon Park Middle School PTSA operates Threads & Treads in partnership with NSD

http://cpptsa.org

 

 

Clothes For Kids

16725 52nd Ave W, Suite B
Lynnwood, WA 98037
425-741-6500
www.clothesforkids.org

 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Clothes For Kids provides free school clothing to lower-income students. Any child who attends school in Snohomish County or the Northshore School District (Head Start/ECEAP through 12th grade) and requests help qualifies for Clothes For Kids. Clothing is distributed from August through the end of March.

Students/parents may request our Requisition for Clothing form directly from their school nurse, office staff, or counselor, or from social service agency staff. The form has all the information you should need on it. Please bring the form with you when you come to shop for clothing and shoes.

This year, we are doing things a little differently – families will schedule an appointment online for each student shopper and arrive at Clothes For Kids at the designated appointment time. We are also requesting that only one parent/guardian accompany the student to the appointment. With the new appointments system, each family can have the space and time necessary to pick out clothing for their student(s) while maintaining social distancing. If a family has more than one student shopper, separate appointments should be scheduled for each child with only one student from the family shopping in a 30-minute time slot. For example, if the family has three student shoppers, they should schedule three appointments in a row (9:30am, 10:00am, and 10:30am).

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to email office@clothesforkids.org or call 425-741- 6500.

SCHOOL SHOPPING:

Hours for school shopping:

Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays ..................................................................... 9:00am - 12:00pm Tuesdays or Thursdays...........................................................................................4:30pm – 7:30pm

1 or 2 Saturdays per month ................................................................................ 9:00am - 12:00pm  (Jan. 23rd, Feb. 20th)

How to Make a School Shopping Appointment:

  1. Go to www.clothesforkids.org.
  2. Click on “Make an Appointment” at the top of the main page.
  3. Read the information and examples about scheduling an appointment.
  4. Choose the day you want to come in on the calendar.
  5. Select an available time slot for your student.
  6. Enter your name, email, zip code, and phone number, and click “Next”.
  7. Click “Confirm” to book your shopping appointment.
  8. You will receive an email confirmation of your shopping appointment, which will contain all the info you will need.

If you have more than one student shopper, please schedule separate appointments for each child with only one student from the family shopping in a 30-minute time slot. For example, if you have three student shoppers, schedule three appointments in a row (9:30am, 10:00am, and 10:30am).  

Clothes For Kids – COVID-19 Safety Measures

  1. Shop Cleaning – The Clothes For Kids shop is fully cleaned and sanitized each day immediately before and after each shopping shift.
  2. Limited Number of Shoppers – We will limit the number of shoppers in the store at one time and maintain occupancy standards outlined for retail establishments in Phase II, which is 30% of our maximum occupancy.
  3. Appointments - We are implementing an appointment system beginning in August to control the number of shoppers in the store at one time. We will not have a traditional opening week event as we have had in the past.
  4. Wardrobes for Pick-up - If students/families are uncomfortable coming in to shop right now, we can pull clothing for the students and set a time for the family to pick it up at the Clothes For Kids shop (take-out style) within one week.
  5. Masks – Everyone inside the store must wear a face covering. Please bring your own mask if possible. Disposable masks will be available at the entrance.
  6. Gloves – Disposable gloves will be available at the entrance.
  7. Social distancing – We will be installing plexiglass shields at each counter, placing social distancing markers on the floor, designating one door as the entrance and one door as the exit. All shoppers and volunteers must remain at least six feet from other volunteers and shoppers whenever possible.
  8. Temperature check – Everyone must have a touchless temperature check before they enter the store. Anyone with a fever will not be allowed to enter and shop.

If you feel ill, we ask that you to please not come in to shop or volunteer.

 

 

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I am kind, I am safe and I am a learner.