Open House will be held virtually this year. Parents will receive a welcome email and video from their child's teacher on July 30th. Youth Elementary will also host a Welcome Back to School Drive-In, July 31st, to allow parents to drop off school supplies, bring medications, pick up paperwork, and wave to the teachers!
Welcome Back Parade - July 31st
3:00 - 3:30pm - First Grade and Mrs. Dailey
3:30 - 4:00pm - Second Grade and Mrs. Prater
4:00 - 4:30pm - Third Grade
4:30 - 5:00pm - Fourth Grade and Mrs. Davis
5:00 - 5:30pm - Fifth Grade and Mrs. Anu
5:30 - 6:00pm Pre-K and Kindergarten
For Pre-K and KK:
If you have a child going into Pre-K or Kindergarten, you will receive a personal phone call from your child's teacher. At that time, you can schedule a brief visit with the teacher to see the classroom if you so choose."Kindergarten appointments will be held on Wednesday, July 29th from 8:30 - 3:30. Pre-K appointments will be held on Monday, August 3rd from 8:30 - 3:30.
If New to School:
If you are new to Youth Elementary, you can set up an appointment to tour the school. The teachers will not be available at this time, but we would love to show you around the school and answer any questions you may have. Please call the front office to set up an appointment. Our number is 770-554-0172.
Youth Elementary School will incorporate procedural changes to prioritize the health and safety of students and teachers in the 2020-2021 school year. While some of our procedures will change our vision will remain the same. Youth Elementary School will continue to provide a positive and nurturing environment to empower all students to embrace learning, discover their strengths, and own their future.
Students at Youth Elementary will be grouped into families. One to two Teachers will create a family of students. Families will interact with each other throughout the school day but will not mix with other family groups. The family groupings will allow our students to limit their exposure to a small group of students each day.
Youth Elementary Students will continue to have recess and specials. Equipment will be cleaned and safe for student use. Students will attend recess and Specials with their YES family group.
Students will be able to have lunch in the cafeteria 2 - 3 times per week and will eat in the classroom on the other days. This will allow us to reduce the number of students in the cafeteria by 50%.
Youth Elementary is a community school with many active families and volunteers. In order to prioritize the health of our students and staff we will temporarily limit all guests in the building. We will ask our staff to walk students to class each morning after students are dropped off at the front of the building. We will only have students and staff in the classroom and lunchroom with students while we transition back to school. We will not have adult visitors for lunch or working as classroom helpers during this transition.
Masks are not required for students but will be highly encouraged when classes transition into the hallways, into common areas or work closely together in groups. Faculty and staff will model this behavior for students.
Students should have limited exposure to those outside of their YES family group.
Students who do not choose to wear a mask will be treated respectfully. These are personal family decisions. We are grateful that Walton County has afforded our families the ability to make choices in these matters.
All Kindergarten and Pre-K students, along with their siblings, who do not ride a bus or daycare van, will be dismissed as walkers. Parents/Guardians of walkers must secure a YES Walker ID Card. Students will not be dismissed without the proper card and identification. These cards will be available during the Welcome Back Parade and in the front office.
• Kindergarten Crowe & Carr Walkers will exit on 3rd Grade Hall
• Kindergarten Suggs & Hensley Walkers will exit on the 4th Grade Hall
• Kindergarten Smith Walkers will exit on the 5th Grade Hall
• Pre-K Walkers will exit on the 2nd Grade Hall
Car Riders will be dismissed at 3:25 p.m. Parents/Guardians of car riders must secure a YES Car Rider ID Card and display it in the front window of the vehicle each day. Students will not be dismissed without the proper card or identification. These cards will be available at the Welcome Back Parade or in the front office.
For safety reasons, parents must remain in vehicles and display a YES Car Rider ID on dash. This will allow staff on duty to be assured that the person in the car is authorized to pick up the student(s) listed. Students are not permitted to walk through the parking lot without a parent/guardian.
Social distancing will be encouraged when appropriate.
We will also take advantage of the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities when weather permits.
Traffic will be structured in the hallways to reduce two-way movement.
Spaces between desks will be maximized and unnecessary furniture will be removed.
When possible, all desks will face in one direction.
Students will have individual boxes of school supplies that will travel with them to Specials as needed.
Hand sanitizing stations will be placed in every classroom and grade level hallways.
All students and employees who are sick will be required to stay home. Those who become sick or exhibit symptoms at school or work will be sent home immediately. Individuals must be fever-free (temperature under 100.4) for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine before returning.
If a child is running a fever or exhibiting other COVID-19 symptoms, a parent will be contacted to pick up the child. Students with COVID-19 symptoms will be isolated with supervision and be offered a mask while waiting for their parents. WCSD will follow guidelines from the Georgia Department of Public Health when determining the steps to take if a positive case is determined. The current guidelines are subject to change.
Students attending school in person who become sick or are quarantined will be able to receive and complete any missed assignments without penalty. Once a student has met the Georgia Department of Public Health's guidelines for returning to work/school, the student would be able to return to school.