Back to School Letter to Families
On behalf of the Linden Tree staff, we welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year! We hope you and your family are enjoying the summer months. We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you this year. As you prepare for the new school year, here is some important information to keep in mind:
NEW School Hours: 8:00 AM - 2:20 PM
First Day of School Hours for Pre-K ONLY: Thursday, September 8–Ms. Morgan will send out the scattered schedule.
First Day of School Hours for Kindergarten ONLY: Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9– Students with Last Names A-L report from 8:30 AM-10:30 AM and
Students with Last Names M-Z report from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
**The Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers will be sending out letters with reminders and additional information**
First Day of School Hours for 1st – 5th Grades: Thursday, September 8th– 8:00 AM - 2:20 PM
After-School Program: Ultimate Enrichment can service our school for a fee if we have 20 families register. Please email email@example.com if you are interested.
Pre-K and Kindergarten students should be dropped off at the Purdy St. entrance on the corner of St. Raymond Avenue. Doors will open at 7:59 AM and close at 8:04 AM. Students are considered late after 8:04 AM and must enter through the main entrance on Purdy St. with school safety for a late pass. Classes begin promptly at 8:05 AM.
Grades 1 - 5: Students should be dropped off in the schoolyard entrance on Purdy Street (near the soccer field). Doors open at 7:50 AM for breakfast/early drop off and close at 8:04 AM. Students are considered late after 8:04 AM and must enter through the main entrance for a late pass. Classes begin promptly at 8:05 AM.
Pre-K: Students should be picked up at Purdy St. and St. Raymond. Doors open at 2:10 PM and close at 2:20 PM.
Grades K-5: All students will be dismissed from the Castle Hill entrance.
Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Parents will pick up their children through the doors on Castle Hill Ave (closest to the schoolyard). Doors open at 2:10 PM and close at 2:30 PM.
2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade: Parents will pick up their children through the main doors on Castle Hill Ave. Doors open at 2:15 PM and close at 2:30 PM.
Staff will have a sign-out sheet to release children to authorized family members included on the emergency blue card.
Please remember that we will NOT release children to anyone whose name does not appear on the emergency blue card.
The Linden Tree school uniform is black or gray polo with khaki bottoms. A limited supply is available for purchase. An order form will go home during the first week of school.
Our “Meet the Teacher” night is on Thursday, September 15, 2022!
This important informational event will be held virtually from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. You will have an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher teams to learn about the curriculum, learning goals for your child’s grade, and classroom routines, procedures, etc.
Students should arrive on the first day of school with a backpack filled with pencils. Classroom teachers will supply students with all of the supplies they need to learn in school. If you need support purchasing a backpack for your child, please contact our parent coordinator, Maria Centeno, at 718-239-7401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a school, we will continue to share school-wide news and class stories on DOJO; however, we will no longer use it to communicate with families, staff, or teachers. If you have an immediate question or concern, please contact the main office and ask to speak with our Parent Coordinator, Maria Centeno. All teachers and staff have a NYC DOE email address which is shared on our website. Teachers will also have weekly office hours on Tuesdays from 2:25 PM - 3:15 PM. We encourage families to follow us on FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter and visit our website at www.LindenTree567.com.
- Vaccination is still required for all visitors entering the school building.
- Families will no longer need to complete the daily health screening.
- Students who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for 5 days and can return to school on day 6 if they have no symptoms or symptoms are improving. They must wear a mask until day 10 after symptom onset or date of positive test, whichever is earlier.
- Starting the first day of school, we will offer home test kits to those with a potential in-school exposure and those with symptoms.
- Students will receive 4 tests per month to take home.
- In-school COVID-19 testing will not be a part of the 2022-23 school year.
- Masks: Face coverings are strongly recommended to be worn when indoors. Masks will be made available at the school for all those who need/want them. Students, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask when:
Returning to school on the sixth day after testing positive for COVID-19, through day 10 after symptom onset or date of positive test, whichever is earlier, including when traveling on a school bus.
We look forward to seeing you in September. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Dr. Cynthia Rosario