We all want to do our part for our community, especially when it comes to our kids. We were proud to read the efforts of the popular lemonade brand Country Time. They are offering $100 to kids whose lemonade stands have been affected by coronavirus. “The Littlest Bailout” was created for these “little entrepreneurs” knowing that social distancing guidelines have impacted foot traffic.
In Wylie ISD, we also want to help kids make lemonade out of lemons, by lowering their anxiety about what school may look like when they return. We know that school won’t be exactly the same, and I think it is smart to talk openly about worries and possible changes on campus as our first day draws near. In order to best equip parents to have these conversations, we have included several videos for you to see about the efforts we are taking to keep students and staff safe. These are unprecedented times and the more we can explain to students what to expect, the better prepared they will feel.
Taking care of kids is our number one priority. This includes their safety and their emotional well-being. We are grateful to our Wylie parents for partnering with us to prepare students for a great start.
Dr. Maricela Helm is Executive Director of Student Services, we are blessed to have her as a resource for our families with guidance support.
What will social distancing will look like in Wylie ISD? Let our kiddos show you how it’s done!
We also have videos to give you a glimpse into what changes will be made in the cafeteria, on the bus, and in classroom set up.
HEALTH & SAFETY TIPS
Wearing a mask correctly will determine if it is effective or not. Amy Hillin, leads our nurses and provides a great tutorial on how to properly wear a mask.
Nurse Hillin has also provided short videos to review updates to our clinic procedures, our student and staff health screenings, and the steps we will take in Wylie ISD if a person tests positive for the virus.
EXTRA SANITATION EFFORTS
Classrooms will be sanitized each evening and to add an extra layer of protection, teachers have asked for their own set of cleaning supplies and PPE to keep our kids safe. We were happy to supply each classroom teacher with their own Wylie Care Kit.
Keeping schools clean will include regular misting of antibacterial solution, as well as frequent cleaning of high-touch points.
SHARE WITH YOUR KIDS!
Taking care of our kids, teachers, and staff are top priority. Their health and safety, in addition to their emotional well-being, are important. We hope these videos and our Back to School website are an excellent resource for you. Our goal is to not only create the safest place possible, but help you feel safe too. We encourage you to sit with your child, have some lemonade, and equip them socially and emotionally for the new year with a peek into daily activities and steps to ensure everyone is safe, the Wylie Way!