Thank you to our church partner, First Presbyterian Church, for providing lunch to our staff on Friday, October 16th. It was a needed treat. Even more special were the cards written by various church members with individual messages and well wishes for each staff member. FPC seems to know just what we need and is always on time!
We also sent off our 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Barabin with well wishes and love. She accepted a position as Guidance Counselor at another school. She will be missed but we are thrilled for her new role in our school district.
On Friday, October 8th, we wiil have 100% Virtual learning.
PreK through 1st traditional students will have work sent home with them.
Fall Break is Monday, October 12th and Tuesday, October 13th and there is no school.
The Poppin' Popcorn Fundraiser ends Monday.
Check the calendar for other updates.
See you all back on Wednesday, October 14th!
Beginning October 5th, students on the hybrid model (attending 2 days a week) will begin attending in-person classes 5 days a week Monday through Friday.
Students who wish to continue learning in a 100% virtual environment will still be able to do so. If a family would like to opt back to in-person learning, please complete the Buchanan Student Learning Option Survey. The change of options must be completed September 28th to allow time for us to prepare for additional students.
We are encouraging students that are struggling academically or having issues with virtual learning to choose the in-person learning option if possible. Click the link below.
Buchanan Student Learning Option Survey
Update: For tomorrow, Monday, September 14th we will have early dismissal at 12:45p.m. because of expected weather.
Arrival for Hybrid In-Person Students:
*Arrival begins at 8:00am
*Breakfast in Classrooms is served 8:00-8:20am
*Students are tardy after 8:30am
*Parents/Guardians are not allowed in the lobby during arrival
*Parents/Guardians will not be able to escort their child(ren) to class
CARPOOL: Please use East Johnson Street to enter the Carpool Line. Do NOT allow your child(ren) out of the car until after their temperature is taken and until the staff person gives the "ok".
WALKERS: Walkers must enter through the front doors of the school. Their temperature will be taken when they arrive.
BUS RIDERS: Bus riders will have their temperature taken as they get off the bus.
***Students with temperatures higher than 100.4 degrees will not be allowed to remain at school and must wait 24 hours after being fever free to return***
Dismissal for Hybrid In-Person Students:
*Walkers will be dismissed first at 3:00pm
*Carpool students will be called when their vehicle arrives
Please use East Johnson Street to enter the Carpool Line
*Cars are not allowed in the front of school.
*Please do not park and come to the front door. Students will not be called from the front door.
*Buses will line up in the front of the school. Teachers will walk the bus students to their bus.
*Parents/Guardians are not allowed in the lobby during dismissal.
*Early Check-out time ends at 2:30pm.
Please view the Carpool Map.
We will return to school for grades Pre-K through 5th with a hybrid model starting September 14th:
*Last names A-K will attend in person on Monday & Tuesday and learn virtually Wednesday-Friday.
*Last names L-Z will attend in person on Thursday& Friday and learn virtually Monday-Wednesday.
*Students in low-incidence self-contained classes will attend in person four days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
*Contact Principal Britten for siblings with different last names to arrange attendance on the same days.
More information on the Hybrid return to school option is here: https://ebrschools.org/news/ebrpss-shifts-to-hybrid-learning-model-on-9-14-for-prek-5th-grade-students/
The 100% Virtual Learning option is still available. If this is your choice, fill out the opt-in form by September 8th: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2JGZ4mVd3X06EjtfW8cbAzxFVYGrirH_HtC9n_0q5VIscxg/viewform
Please view the SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST if you are choosing the Hybrid-return to school option.
Order your BUCHANAN SPIRIT SHIRT by September 18th, no matter which option you choose. It can be worn on any day. The group name is Buchanan Elementary.
Thank you for your patience with our first day of school. We are learning together! We are in this together! We will be successful together!
Here is a flyer realeased today that may help when you have technology issues.
As always, call us when you need.
Buchanan will have a Virtual Parent Orientation and Meet and Greet with the teachers on Wednesday, August 5th. See the schedule and meeting links below. A meeting link will be sent via Remind.
Parent Orientation with the Principal @ 9AM
Kindergarten @ 9:30AM
1st Grade @ 10AM
2nd Grade @ 11AM
3rd Grade @ 1PM
4th Grade @ 2PM
5th Grade @ 3PM
Click HERE for all meeting CODES/LINKS!
Also, click here to get to the "Back To School 2020-2021" tab for more information.
Hi Parents! After considering feedback from all stakeholders, the first day of school will be August 10th and all instruction will be 100% virtual (online). The school district will evaluate the situation by Labor day to determine if and when we will move to the hybrid model of face to face & virtual learning beginning with PreK - 2nd grades. Use the link to see the EBR Frequently Asked Questions
Most of our students already received district chromebooks. We will be distributing district devices this week to those students that do not have district devices. All students must use district devices for instruction. See the dates & times on the Back to School tab.
We will offer Parent Google Training Sessions to provide assistance in our virtual learning environment. If you have questions or concerns, please call the office at 225-343-4585.
More Back-to-School information can be found in the Back-to-School 2020-2021 tab..
See statement from EBR Schools - Shifts Reopening Plans
Our students did a fantastic job at the State Jr. Beta Convention in January 2020!
Please click this link to access grade level lesson descriptions.
We are excited about this opportunity to give our students a "jumpstart" on the new school year!