Principal's Letter: Schedules and Updated Info for Hybrid Learners

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NOTE: John Mills Elementary School Principal Mr. Frank Kuzniewski sent the following letter to John Mills families of hybrid learners on Jan. 14, 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.

Dear John Mills Parents/Guardians,

We are excited to welcome back our Mighty Trojans into the building, and the information provided here will make the transition back into the building as smooth as possible.

SCHEDULES FOR JAN. 19-22, 2021 

Hybrid (in-person) schedule for K-2, CORE and instructional students ONLY

  • 8:05-8:15 a.m. — Enter the building
  • 8:15-10:50 a.m. — Live in-person instruction
  • 10:50 a.m. — Dismissal from John Mills
  • 10:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m. — Lunch and break
  • 12:20-2:50 p.m. — Asynchronous work time

Remote (online) schedule for students in grades 3-5

  • 8:15-10:45 a.m. — Asynchronous work time
  • 10:45 a.m.-12:20 p.m. — Lunch and break
  • 12:20 p.m. — Attendance online
  • 12:25-3 p.m. — Live instruction via Google Meets


  • 8:05-8:15 a.m. — Enter the building
  • 8:15-10:50 a.m. — Live in-person instruction
  • 10:50 a.m. — Dismissal from John Mills
  • 10:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m. — Lunch and break
  • 12:20-2:50 p.m. — Asynchronous work time

Please note: Starting the week of Jan. 25, students in grades 3-5 opting for hybrid learning will come into the building to receive their instruction.


► All students are required to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth while on John Mills school property. Masks are to be worn at all times during the school day.

► Each morning, parents and guardians will receive an email from Crisis Go as a reminder to complete the health certification.

  • All students are required to have their parents or guardians complete the Crisis Go self-certification questions on the online platform through a web browser or the mobile applications available through iPhone and Android in order to enter the building for hybrid learning.

► Students will line up outside their assigned doors, six feet apart (markings are on the cement), and wait their turn to be scanned for their self-certification submission before entering

  • Students can enter John Mills starting at 8:05 a.m. Doors will close at 8:15 a.m. If your student arrives past 8:15, they must enter through Door 1 and receive a tardy pass from the Main Office.
  • Please see the separate document for the specific door your student(s) will use for hybrid learning. All students will enter and exit using the same door.

► Students will be guided to their homerooms by an adult in the building, and teachers will receive their students at the classroom door.

► Students are expected to bring a fully charged Chromebook to school every day.

► Instruction starts at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 10:50 a.m.

  • If your student is not picked up by 11 a.m., he/she will be brought back into the building and a guardian will have to sign him/her out in the Main Office.

► Lunch and break time is designated from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

► Students are expected to begin asynchronous work (independent) from 12:20 to 2:50 p.m. Each student will have his/her homeroom teacher available for approximately 25 minutes to provide support. Each student's teacher will communicate the specific time he/she will be available during the asynchronous block.

Regardless if a student is in hybrid instruction or remote, he/she will receive 25 minutes of specials, 50 minutes of English language arts, 30 minutes of math, 20 minutes of science and 30 minutes of Trojan Time.

We will continue to share information and have everything posted on our Learning Update Center page on our website.

With Trojan Pride,

Mr. Frank Kuzniewski
John Mills Elementary School

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