Back to School Preparations

Back to School Preparations
Posted on 09/29/2020

We are busy preparing to transition Finley students back to school part-time into a hybrid learning model, beginning with our youngest grades first.  Below are some important reminders for all Finley students and families. Remember to keep watching our website for updates at www.finleysd.org/reopen.


Cohorts

All families should have received a call letting you know which cohort (Group A or Group B) your student has been placed in. If you have any questions or have not been contacted yet, make sure to call your child’s school office.


In-Person Start Dates by Grade Level

Remember that we are making the transition to in-person learning gradually each week between October 5th to November 2nd.  Hybrid in-person learning start dates are by grade level as follows:

Grade Level

Hybrid In-Person Learning Begins

Kindergarten

October 5

1st and 2nd

October 12

3rd-5th

October 19

6th-8th

October 26

9th-12th

November 2


Bell Schedules for In-Person Days

All students must complete the required health screening each morning before they may enter the school building.  Students are asked to wait in their car/bus if they arrive prior to the health screening start time. Building schedules are as follows:

School Building

Health Screening Begins

School Start Time

School End Time

Finley Elementary School

7:50 AM

8:05 AM

2:35 PM

Finley Middle School

7:35 AM

7:50 AM

2:20 PM

River View High School

7:15 AM

7:50 AM

2:20 PM


Kindergarten & Freshmen Orientations

If you have a kindergartener or a freshman (9th grade), make sure to mark your calendars with these orientation dates:

Kindergarten Meet and Greet

  • Friday, October 2nd between 9:00-11:00 AM or 1:00-3:00 PM
    • Parents/guardians may arrive at the time that works best for your schedule
    • Meet and Greets are expected to take approximately 10 minutes
  • Each Meet & Greet should include the student and one parent only
  • Both the student and the parent must complete a health screening prior to entering the building
  • Please bring your student’s school supplies, Chromebook, and charger to your scheduled meeting

Freshmen Orientation

  • Friday, October 16th from 7:15-10:00 AM
    • Orientation Agenda:
      • 7:15-7:45 AM  Student Arrival
      • 7:45-8:00 AM  Staff Introductions
      • 8:00-9:30 AM Tours & Presentations by Staff 
      • 9:30-10:00 AM  Students Depart / Dismissed