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Hello Pates,

It’s hard to believe an entire school quarter has gone by!  We are so proud of each of our Pates for being Fort STRONG this past quarter and am looking forward to acknowledging your hard work at our upcoming Academic Awards assembly with your class on Zoom.  This past quarter had its ups and downs, and we realize it is not easy learning away from the classroom.  Continue to show your strength.  Fort STRONG!

We are also excited to learn that we are another step closer in returning back to campus for in-person instruction.  Due to the guidelines from the Fresno County Department of Health and the requirement of maintaining six feet of distance between each student within the square footage of a classroom, the in-person instructional model will have to be one that is hybrid.  The recommended hybrid model follows an AM/PM schedule for students in Transitional Kindergarten through sixth grade.

To provide a general overview of what a typical hybrid in-person school day would look like, students will be screened with temperature checks upon arrival.  Once students are cleared, they will proceed towards their classrooms for in-person instruction for 2.5 hours.  As students are dismissed, lunch and breakfast meals will be available through a grab-n-go process.  Following each in-person session, the classroom will be disinfected and at the end of each school day, the classroom will undergo a deep cleaning.

While the instructional time is limited in this in-person hybrid model, Fort Washington is committed to maximizing the instructional minutes in a given school day and value the relationships that have been established between teacher and students.


Mrs. Hashimoto



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