From the Principal

August 17, 2020

Hello Families,

I hope all of you are well and had a restful summer despite the current concerns. As you all know, we are in unprecedented times with so many changes in our daily lives. It is important that we keep everyone informed and safety is our top priority followed close behind by academic success.  

Hopefully, you are all aware that our school year will begin with remote learning.  We have improved our online learning by developing a clear schedule for virtual class meetings and smaller class sizes to accommodate all student learning. Our daily schedule has clear core instruction times for English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. Our school hours are 8:10am - 3:10pm.  

The Hazel Park Administration and School Board will revisit the opportunity for in person learning on October 1. At all times the safety of your child and families is at the forefront of every decision. When students return to school, there will be extensive protocols in place to keep them safe as well as keeping our staff safe.  Our protocols include but are not limited to additional school cleaning, smaller class sizes, learning in cohorts for less exposure, plastic dividers to protect students and staff, one way hallways, social distancing in the classroom and school, etc. Please check our website regularly for updated information.  

I am very excited to begin this new school year. We have some great new staff and wonderful continuing staff members. The building looks amazing and we are ready to invite our students in when the time comes. Please feel free to call our office if you have any questions. We are eager to help in any way. As always, remember we focus on your child's future, we are all in all the time. 
#choose kindness. There are great things happening in Hazel Park.  

With Students in Mind,

Karla Graessley
United Oaks Elementary