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Principal's Welcome Day Letter

August 10, 2020


Dear Sleepy Hollow Parents and Families,


The first day of school is almost here! As we start the 2020-21 school year in a virtual setting, we understand this continues to be a unique and challenging situation for our families. On behalf of the entire Sleepy Hollow staff, let me say that we are very excited to begin this incredible journey with you and your children and are forever grateful for your constant support. We are stronger together!




Here is some important information as we begin the new year.


First Day of School

School begins on Thursday, August 13 at 8:30 AM for everyone! Look for a Zoom link from your child's teacher and make sure students are ready to start this unforgettable year.

The virtual learning format is very different from what we experienced in the spring of 2020. Daily attendance will be taken in each classroom. Teachers will be instructing your child within their Google Classroom or Seesaw via Zoom. Assignments will be given and grades/progress reports will be assigned.


Student Materials

We will be distributing student materials via carpool on Wednesday, August 12 for grades TK - 2. Be watching for more info from the TK - G2 teachers.

11 am-12noon: Transitional Kindergarten

1-2 pm: Kindergarten 

2:30 - 3 pm: G1 

3-4 pm: G2 

Teachers in G3 - G5 will communicate directly with parents about dates/times to pick up materials.


Device Check Out

We will also be distributing student Chromebooks on Wednesday, August 12 from 9-11 am. If you need to check a device out from the district, be sure to complete the Device Lending Request Form. We will have a device ready for you at this time.


Class Schedules

Over the last two weeks, teachers have worked on their own time to develop a class schedule that reflects the distance learning model. You will see links to class schedules for G1-G5 below. TK and Kindergarten will send their schedules at a later time.

A few points to keep in mind:

  • Teachers will have much more info to share regarding the details of the class schedule in the days to come. Pay close attention to teacher communication as the first few days may be a little different, especially during the 1-3 pm time block. 
  • Lunch for G1-G5 is from 11:45 am-12:30 pm. This should provide much-needed consistency with families who have children in multiple grades.
  • All students start zooming at 8:30 am each morning. The AM/PM cohort assignments do not take effect during the distance learning model.
  • Monday's schedule, though different than T-F, still allows time for live interaction with your child's teacher. Asynchronous work is expected to be completed by students and much of that work will be from our Enrichment Dept.: Art, Music, and P.E.
  • Distance Learning Schedule for G1
  • Distance Learning Schedule for G2
  • Distance Learning Schedule for G3
  • Distance Learning Schedule for G4
  • Distance Learning Schedule for G5


Back to School Night 

Back to School Night, originally planned for Thursday, August 27th will be moved to an earlier date. We will avoid any potential conflict with OIS and Miramonte and will let you know the dates and times of our BTS Zoom calls as soon as possible. 


Here we go!



Patsy Templeton

Principal, Sleepy Hollow School