Charlesmont Re-Entry Snapshot

Charlesmont Elementary School’s Reopening Information

Hybrid School Hours

March 1-12   Doors Open 8:45      Classes Begins 9:00 AM       Classes End 1:30 PM

Regular Hours Begin March 15th     Doors Open 8:45 AM      Classes Begin: 9: 00 AM      
                                                                                            Classes End:  3:30 PM


We are excited to welcome our hybrid students back to school!  Hybrid students will attend school two days per week (Cohort A:  Monday, Tuesday   Cohort B:  Thursday, Friday).  Safety practices within the building will align with best practices recommended to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures:

  • Students in grades PK-2nd will arrive/dismiss from outside classroom doors.
  • Students in grades 3-5 line up in grade level lines at lobby doors and remain socially distant as they enter the building and go directly to classrooms.
  • Walkers: Parents say goodbyes from “Hug and Go” zones while remaining socially distant from others.
  • K-5 car riders: Parents remain in cars as students get out of cars or come to cars as called by a staff member during dismissal (grades PK-2).
  • Bus riders will have transportation tags & assigned seating.

Face Covering:

  • Face coverings are required for all persons in a BCPS facility or vehicle as well as on BCPS property. Face coverings are required during transportation to/from school on a bus as well as outdoors on campuses.
  • Each school, office, and school bus will have a supply of disposable face coverings for students and employees who forget their face covering or whose face covering becomes soiled or damaged.

Screening & Stay Home When Appropriate:

  • All employees and students are expected to screen themselves daily for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Remain home if you have symptoms, confirmed COVID-19 illness, had recent contact with a person with COVID-19 and/or awaiting test results.
  • Parents will receive a screening checklist and magnet with the screening practices.


Social Distancing:

  • Classroom furniture is arranged to provide 6-feet separation between students, when possible.
  • Reduce gathering of students in any area – refer to changes in arrival and dismissal procedures and movement in the hallways.
  • One-way traffic in hallways.
  • Increased time between special areas classes to clear hallways and reduce hallway traffic.

Hand Hygiene:

  • Times for handwashing or use of hand sanitizer to include before and after meals, upon arrival to schools’ offices and home, before and after use of any shared items, after use of the restroom, after sneezing/coughing and other time hands are contaminated.



Breakfast & Lunch:

  • Students eat at table/desks six feet apart.
  • Breakfast in classrooms between 8:45-9:00 AM
  • During lunch, cafeteria tables sanitized between use.
  • Floor markers to help students social distance in line.
  • Students receive free contactless grab and go lunch. One entrée option and a yogurt option will be available. (see BCPS menu)
  • Cafe assistants trained in sanitizing and procedures.

Supplies & Devices:

  • PK: All supplies will be provided.
  • Kindergarten-5th grade: Individual student supplies will be provided by school (e.g. pencils, scissors, crayons, glue, etc.) No sharing of these supplies.
  • Kindergarten -5th: Students bring devices, power cords, and materials used daily as requested by the teacher such as journals or novels.
  • Students will wash hands before/after using classroom manipulatives or other specialized learning tools.


  • To visit a BCPS school, visitors must have an appointment.
  • Visits will be conducted remotely or outside, whenever possible.
  • If an indoor visit is required, visitors will be required to wear a face coverings and practice social distancing.
  • The number of people admitted to the building will be limited.
  • Parent meetings will be virtual (IEP, SST, conferences).


  • Use of playground equipment is prohibited.
  • Students must wear masks and stay 6 feet apart.
  • Student must wash hands before/after recess and use of recess equipment.
  • Classes will be assigned recess areas for social distancing.
  • Low contact/no contact activities ideas and recess equipment provided.


  • Class bathroom breaks as much as possible to reduce individuals in bathrooms during class.
  • Reduced capacity in restrooms.
  • Every other stall blocked for social distancing.





  • PK face-to-face instruction will be device-free.
  • K-5 face-to face students will be provided blended learning experiences to include device-free whole/small group instruction and socially distant cooperative learning opportunities.
  • Students may work with online peers during small group instruction and will continue to submit work electronically as appropriate.


  • Students pulled from only one face-to-face class at a time.
  • Students from other classes may join virtually.
  • Students will have at least one face-to-face session per week.





  • Regular cleaning of high touch services mid-day per sanitizing checklist.
  • Thorough cleaning of classrooms after school and on Wednesdays.
  • 72-hour quarantine of supplies which cannot be sanitized (e.g. books)


  • Cohorts will only be changed as needed to allow for ample social distancing in classrooms.
  • Parents will be made aware of cohorts through school communications (email, phone calls, US mail).
  • Changes requested to move from hybrid to virtual or vice versa must be made in writing via email to the principal or by completing the MS Forms Hybrid Survey