Reopening FAQs

  • What are the protocols for students riding a bus?

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    Before the bus arrives, we ask parents to take the temperature of each child.  Before boarding the bus in the morning a GV employee will take the temperature of every child. If any child has a temperature of 100.5 or above, they will need to stay at home that day.

    Transportation is limited in the number of riders that can be on any given run.

    Students and adults on the bus must wear masks at all times, and seats will be assigned on the first day

    Anyone driving their child to school will remain in their cars while students’ temperatures are taken at the car.

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  • Where do I deliver my student when arriving at school?

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    Grades PK3, 2-4
    will enter the building through the doors by the playground and go directly to their classrooms. 

    Grades PK4, K, and 1
    will enter on right side of Elementary Main Entrance and go straight to classrooms. 

    Grades 5-6
    will enter at left side of Elementary Main Entrance and head upstairs to the pod. 

    Grades 7-12
    Parents dropping off students in grades 7-12 are asked to pull into the back parking lot loop. A GV employee will come to your car to take your child’s temperature before they exit your car. Students will enter through the Innovation Center doors.

    Families with kids in elementary and MS/HS
    Parents should drop off in the back parking lot loop where temps will be taken. Students will enter using the pool vestibule doors 

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  • Where do I pick up my child from school?

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    PK-6 Grade
    will be dismissed from same using door they entered;

    • Kids riding a bus: dismissal will be staggered starting at 2:45 with PK3.
    • Kids who were dropped off: will be dismissed at 3:00 (Parents, please do not arrive for pick up until 3:00 to minimize traffic congestion)

    Grades 7-12
    Students riding the bus will report to their bus in the front loop starting at 2:45.

    Parent pick up will take place in the back parking lot loop starting at 3:00. (Parents, please do not arrive for pick up until 3:00 to minimize traffic congestion)

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  • What if my child drives to school?

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    Students driving to school will park in the last two rows of the back parking lot. They will need to have their temperature checked before entering the building through the Innovation Center doors. 

    A parking permit is necessary for students driving to school. Please email Mrs. Edmund (aedmund@genvalley.org) in the high school office for the necessary paperwork . We will need a copy or picture of your driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance in addition to the completed form with your parent’s signature. This process must be completed each school year.

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  • What if I need to drop something off or pick up my child?

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    Parents dropping off/picking up students at a time other than dismissal are asked to pull into the front parking lot and call the Welcome Desk at (585) 268-7900.  If you are dropping off an item, please place it in the bin in the vestibule located in the Main Entrance.

    If you are picking up a student, please call and remain in the car for the student to exit the building.

    Visitors to the building will be very limited this year due to safety concerns.  If you need to come to the building, please schedule an appointment by calling 585-268-7900.

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  • When do we need to wear masks?

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    Masks will need to be worn in situations where we cannot maintain 6’ of social distancing and/or in common areas (buses and hallways primarily).  Kids will be able to have masks off for the vast majority of every day.

    Masks are required in all common areas (buses, hallways, offices) and in classrooms when social distancing is not possible.  All visitors will need to wear a mask.

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  • What about meals at school?

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    Breakfast and Lunch will be served in the Classroom each day.  Genesee Valley will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.  Busses will deliver the next days’ meals home with students daily.

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  • What about elementary specials?

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    Physical Education
    On days of attendance, all PK-6 grade students will have a scheduled Physical Education time that will either be outside or in the gym as weather permits.  Kids will not be changing their clothes for PE at this time.

    Music and Art
    Music and Art classes will be primarily on-line on days that students are not in attendance; however, those teachers will also be a part of their daily in-person experiences as they visit classrooms. 

    PBIS
    While the assemblies and reward ceremonies may look a bit different, we will continue PBIS (www.PBIS.org) as it has had great results.

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  • Will my child have a locker?

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    Upon arriving at school, students will report directly to their first period class. Student belongings will be kept in their classroom. No lockers or locks will be issued to students.

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  • Will my child receive technology?

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    Each student in grades K-12 will receive an iPad or device.  Any necessary supplies will be provided and distributed the first week of school by individual teachers.

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