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Walter Hays Community Letter - 5/13/21

Dear Walter Hays Families,

Happy May! 🌸 Cooperation is the Walter Hays Core Value this month. I asked each Kindergarten - 5th Grade classroom to work together on an activity, play, invention, writing a poem or something of their choice to demonstrate cooperation and contribute to make the world a better place. I have been visiting classrooms remotely and in person and have really appreciated the student presentations! The students are thinking deeply and creatively on what it means to be cooperative with one another. They are making the world a better place by their care and thoughtfulness of others, as well as their ability to listen, share and work together. We are building leaders and strong citizens! Parents, you would be so proud of their efforts!

Recently, several parents reached out to me about some safety concerns for dropping off and picking up their children to and from school. Ensuring our students are safe and remain healthy is of upmost importance to us. I have copied a portion of the Walter Hays Handbook (See entire handbook for more safety guidelines: https://hays.pausd.org) about arriving and leaving school and ask each parent to partner and 'cooperate' with these guidelines.

Walter Hays Handbook: Safety Policies, Parking & Traffic Procedures

Student Drop-off Time: Students may be dropped off at 8:10 a.m. Playground supervision begins at 8:10 a.m. Therefore, please be sure that children arrive only between 8:10 a.m. and 8:20 a.m.

Choose an Alternative Driving Route: Please do not drive or park at the cul-du-sac end of Coleridge Avenue to drop your child off in the morning or in picking them up in the afternoon. Many of our students use this route to walk, bicycle, or scooter to and from school. Cars are a tremendous hazard to the children in this busy location.

THE SPEED LIMIT IN THE SCHOOL PARKING LOT IS 5 MPH AT ALL TIMES.

Thank you for your help in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our community.

Have a great weekend!

Fondly,

Principal Mary