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SCHOOL CLOSINGS/SNOW DAYS

If the Kansas City, Missouri Schools close for any reason - snow or heat - it will be announced on the local morning television news shows, local radio stations, KCPS website, Facebook and Twitter. If you are in doubt whether school will be held on a particular day, please check the television or radio. In the event of a school closure, students will participate in distance learning.

Snow Day Procedure

8 am-9 am: Teacher planning 

9 am-12 pm: Synchronous instruction (Live w/ the teacher via Teams) 

12 pm- 3pm: Asynchronous instruction (Independently)

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM (LINC)

Wheatley is fortunate to have LINC as its extended day program. Before school extended day begins at 7:00 AM. Afternoon extended day begins at 4:00 PM. when school is out and goes until 6:00 PM. Snacks are provided to students in the afternoon. No transportation is provided. Children must be picked up from extended day by 6:00 PM. Parents must sign their children in/out daily.

FIELD TRIPS:

Field trips are planned for enrichment and educational purposes. The school will provide official field trip permission forms to be signed for each field trip. Please remind your child to return his/her permission slip to his/her teacher. The school cannot accept telephone permission or a written note from home as permission for a field trip; only official field trip permission slips are acceptable. Please remember that your child’s safety is important to

us, and we are taking precautions to ensure that your child is safe during special activities. REFUNDS CANNOT BE GRANTED FOR FIELD TRIPS. Refunds will only be granted if the field trip is cancelled through the school, designated organization, or the weather.

SCHOOL PARTIES

Classroom parties will be organized by the classroom teacher and notification will be sent home prior to the party. Individual birthday celebrations should be organized through the classroom teacher and will not be permitted to occur until 3:40 PM. Please ensure that treats for any party are store bought and peanut free.

BREAKFAST

Students will grab breakfast at their entry location and report directly to class when they arrive at school.

Breakfast is scheduled from 9:00 to 9:30am

At the end of breakfast, student desks/eating surfaces will be disinfected by students &/or teachers.

LUNCHES

The lunchroom provides a well-balanced meal each day, and your child is encouraged to make healthy choices. Menus are available monthly. Every student is required to take a lunch.

If your child brings a lunch from home, please remember that it must be a full lunch (i.e. fruit, vegetable, and a protein) and soft drinks are not allowed in the lunchroom. Large bags of chips or other snacks (i.e. candy, Hostess and Little Debbie products, etc.) will not be permitted in the lunchroom. All items not permitted in the lunchroom will be collected. Water is available in the lunchroom. Non-carbonated juice products are acceptable. Please provide the school with a doctor’s statement if your child is allergic to milk or other foods.

  • 11:10-11:40 Kindergarten/ 4th/ Thomas
  • 11:45 - 12:15 3rd/ Williams
  • 12:20 - 12:50 1st/2nd/Hull
  • 12:55 - 1:25 5th/Petentler
  • 1:30-2:00- 6th

HOMEWORK

Homework reinforces and provides students the opportunity to practice skills that were taught in class and reflect on the day’s activities. Homework is not mandatory, however it is encouraged.

RECESS

Recess is an important part of the school day for students. Pupils will have multiple opportunities during the school day to positively interact with their peers. Each school will create a schedule for recess. Recess may occur indoors or outdoors. Playgrounds will only be utilized if they are properly sanitized. Teachers and support staff will supervise students during recess to ensure that they are behaving in a safe manner.

  • Masks must be worn to and from recess but they do not have to wear masks while playing outdoors.
  • One grade level will be on the playground at a time, and each individual class will have a designated play zone for an entire recess period.
  • Play zones will include large blacktop area, field and playground area
  • All teachers at each grade level will be on duty to supervise their own classes.
  • All students and staff will wash hands before and after recess.
  • Line up markers will be placed outside for lining up
  • Certain games will be off-limits due to social distancing concerns.
    • For example, no team vs team basketball/football/soccer.
    • No football, tag, contact sports, etc.

Temperature/Wind Chill Recommendation

30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit  Regular outdoor play 

20 to 29 degrees Fahrenheit  Maximum of 15 to 20 minutes outdoor play 

19 degrees Fahrenheit or less            No outdoor play

HIGH HEAT/POOR AIR QUALITY

Heat Index/Air Quality        Recommendation

90 to 95 degrees Outside        Play for 15 to 30 minutes or less

96 degrees or greater              No outdoor play

151 to 200 air quality index    Vigorous outside activities in the morning only

201 or greater air quality        No outside recess or physical education

COMPUTER LAB

The purpose of technology access and use for students is to: facilitate education and research, to promote access to

electronic resources that will assist in providing information to students, and to assist staff in carrying out their responsibilities as educators. Students in all grades will have access to computers and the Computer Lab. Wheatley Elementary offers access to the Internet. Students are responsible for appropriate use of computer equipment and the Internet as outline in the Technology Acceptable Use Policy for Students made available to students in the Code of Conduct Handbook. Students form must be signed and returned to his/her teacher. Use is a privilege, not a right, and may be revoked if abused or misused.

LIBRARY

Students will visit the library on a regular schedule to check out books to read and do research, study library skills, and enjoy special presentations. Please encourage your child to handle books with care! Lost, misplaced, or damaged library books must be paid for before another book may be checked out.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

State law requires that your child participate in physical education activities. If a student must be excused from activities at P.E., please be sure to send a note from your doctor explaining the problem. All children experience instruction in the physical education instructional program which emphasizes basic movement, rhythmic, body management and perceptual-motor training, physical fitness, tumbling, games and relays, selected sports, leisure-time activities and necessary safety skills. Physical Education teachers help students develop and maintain physical fitness, acquire social skills, develop proper safety habits and enjoy recreation, including team and individual sports.

Students should wear appropriate shoes for running, jumping, and climbing activities. Sandals, bedroom slippers, ballerina shoes, and flip-flops should not be worn as footwear.

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