Letter from the Principal: Update for EPHS Step 3 Families

Letter from the Principal: Update for EPHS Step 3 Families

NOTE: Elmwood Park High School Principal Mr. Douglas Wildes sent the following letter to the EPHS community on Jan. 20, 2021. To translate the letter into a language of your choice, go to the top right corner of this page where the Google Translate button ("Select Language") is located, and choose from the menu of available languages. Click here for the PDF version of the letter. Good luck as we embark on Step 3 learning!

Good Afternoon, Tigers and Tiger Parents/Guardians,

With our first day of hybrid learning underway for our Step 3 students and our new bell schedule for Semester 2, I wanted to send out a few reminders for you as parents/guardians about the remainder of this week and also next week for when our Step 4 students also being participating in hybrid learning.

This week's hybrid learning schedule is set aside as an opportunity for a select group of students to come to the building Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Jan. 20-22) for half of the day. Here is a document showing what times each of your students will be attending school this week.

For those of you who qualify, we are providing bus transportation for your students this week and every week moving forward. If you have any questions about bus transportation, please contact Mr. Parolin (parolind@epcusd401.org) or Ms. Hightower (hightowerl@epcusd401.org).

For safety reasons, we are asking students to enter the building at the following doors:

  • Students getting dropped off — Door 1 (main entrance)
  • Student walker/bike rider — Door 5 (by the cafeteria)
  • Students riding the bus — Door 14 (by south gym/varsity softball field)
  • Students driving and parking in the lot — Door 19 (south lot entrance)

Starting next week, Monday, Jan. 25, all Step 3 students have the OPTION to do full-day in-person instruction five days per week. During those days we will also provide all Step 3 students lunch in our cafeteria.

Finally, as a part of our daily safety protocols, we are asking parents/guardians to fill out a wellness verification for your students daily, and we will also take their temperature via wrist or forehead prior to the students entering the building. For more information about these procedures, please watch this short video.

We are so excited for the students to begin returning to the building for the first time in more than 10 months!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me, one of your student's teachers, your student's counselor and/or the Main Office.

With Tiger Pride,

Mr. Douglas J. Wildes
Elmwood Park High School

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