Winter Updates

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

To the Families of Cohasset Elementary School:

Sooner or later we’re bound to have snow and much colder weather.  Living in Minnesota it’s one of the few weather related things that I’m certain of!  Knowing that the seasons and weather are about to drastically change, I would like to take a few moments and share a few items to help our school families prepare for the weather.

The first item is related to what time the front doors will be unlocked.  We have staff on hand to supervise children starting at 7:40 each morning.  The front doors are locked until that time.  Although I understand that sometimes the doors are open and staff are here earlier, as the Principal, and as a parent, I needed everyone to know that you can count on 7:40.  For the safety of our children and the building, I have reminded our custodial staff of this time.  If you were in the habit of arriving earlier, please note the listed time and plan accordingly.

I’d also like to pass along an update or clarification for winter recess times.  When the snow does arrive, we will go back to having our students stay inside (instead of going out for morning recess).  Our 3rd and 4th graders will go upstairs to the Media Center and our K-2 students remaining in the Cafeteria.

For afternoon recess, all of our students (K-4) will be expected to wear the appropriate winter clothing including a hat, coat, gloves/mittens, snow pants, and boots.  We will provide what we have on hand at the time, and can assist anyone that needs cold weather clothing.  We will make sure our students are safe but for those that forget items (such as boots or snow pants) they will be required to stand along the outside wall.

In closing, if your family is in need of any cold weather items (boots, hats, mittens, snow pants, …) please let Sue or I know and we’ll figure something out.  We do have grant funding available for items such as this and do an excellent job of sharing items without drawing attention to the kids.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at any time.

Sean Martinson
Principal – Cohasset Elementary School

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