Kathy Notyce- Principal


Kathy Notyce

Dear Chris Yung Families,

On behalf of the entire staff, I hope you’ve enjoyed a restful and relaxing summer. I’m excited to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! I would like to extend a special welcome to our new families joining Chris Yung this year as well as returning families. This fall marks the seventh year that our school has been open, and I remain honored to be your principal. As a staff, we’ll continue to work collaboratively with you to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment that focuses on safety and academic excellence for all students.

I’m excited to announce that approximately 98% of our students will be returning to in-person learning in a few weeks and all staff members will be providing instruction in their classroom. Virtual students will be dually assigned to a Virtual Virginia School and to their base school. This will allow our teachers to work collaboratively with the Proximity teachers to ensure the alignment of instruction and pacing for both virtual and in-person students. The staff is excited about starting the new year and are prepared to provide quality instruction as well as emotional and social support for our children.

We’ll be implementing the CDC guidelines to ensure that our students and staff are safe. This will require that students adhere to mitigation measures, such as wearing a mask on the bus and within the school setting. All staff and visitors are required to also wear a mask. Frequent handwashing will be encouraged, and sanitizing stations will be available to support health and safety measures. The custodians will be frequently cleaning bathrooms and high touch areas throughout the school day.

We’re committed to providing our students a quality education that’s designed to support their individual needs. They’ll take fall assessments and their data will be used by teachers to differentiate instruction to ensure that each child’s needs are met. We’ll continue to have a strong focus on Literacy with an emphasis on providing resources that will allow for lots of reading and writing activities. It’s critical that students use programs, such as myOn and Lexia, to continue to build their fluency and comprehension skills. A strong emphasis will also be on improving Math fluency, comprehension, and problem-solving skills. We’ll continue to use Dreambox as a resource to support classroom instruction. By partnering together, we can have a successful school year with high expectations and outcomes for every student.

I would like to welcome the following new staff members to our school: Christina Grzelak (Kindergarten), Sheila Lueking & Angela Fernandez (Kindergarten Teacher Assistants), Nora Williams, Jennifer Witt & Connorlynn Gaffney (2nd Grade), Krysten Caven (4th Grade), China Craven (5th Grade), Rachel Horowitz & Andriana Palacios (ESOL), Lisa Cull (Severe Disabled), Hala Aldarkezly (Severe Disabled Teacher Assistant), Lauren Hoxter (Librarian), Kammie Terry (START), Autumn Brown (Counselor), and Dustin Jutras (TSSPEC).

 

Important Things You Need To Know:

  • What are the school bell times?

    Students will attend school from 9:20 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • What are the school office hours? The school office will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19, when possible, please call the school at 571.598.3500 and schedule an appointment before coming to the school. All visitors will be required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
  • When will I know my child’s classroom assignment? Starting August 18, you can see your child’s classroom assignment in the HUB. A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into placing students this school year. Input from staff and families, as well as student learning styles were taken into consideration. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially to provide equal class sizes.
  • When will I meet my child’s teacher? Orientations and Meet & Greets will take place on Thursday, August 19. Please try your best to adhere to the designated times to reduce the number of persons in the building at one time. If you have multiple children, please select the times that work best for your family. Please see the schedule below for specific times.
  • When will the bus schedule be available? The bus schedule will be available in the HUB on August 17.
  • How do I know if my child is a bus rider? With the exception of the two streets adjacent to the school all students are automatically assigned a bus according to their home address. If your child will be riding the bus to and/or from a different address other than home (such as child care) please contact the office staff via email (cordervs@pwcs.edu or marmolmm@pwcs.edu ) as soon as possible so it may be updated in the database for the Transportation office.
  • What if my child will be a car rider? If your child(ren) is a returning student and was a car rider they will have the same number as in the past. Please contact the office if you need replacement tags. If your child is new to CYES, please contact the office to find out how to apply for a car rider number and get tags. Also, if your child will be transported via a day care van, please let the office staff know as soon as possible.
  • When will in-person students receive laptops? Laptops will be distributed to in-person students on the first day of school.
  • When will virtual students receive laptops? Laptops for virtual students can be picked up from the school office on Thursday, August 19 or Friday, August 20.
  • How can I learn more about the school? Get a copy of the “Parent Handbook: Practices and Procedures A to Z.” The handbook is available on the school website at https://chrisyunges.pwcs.edu/ in both English and Spanish. It’s listed under the “Parents” tab. The handbook includes information about our school, programs, procedures, etc. If you prefer a hard copy of the handbook, you may arrange to pick it up from the school office. Please take advantage of all the communication channels that we offer. Check the website and your email often for news and updates.

 

Important Dates to Remember:

  • August 17: Bus Schedules available in the HUB (tentative)
  • August 18: Class assignments available in the HUB
  • August 19 & 20: Laptop pick up for virtual students
  • August 19: Orientations & Meet and Greets: Kindergarten Orientation @ 1:00-2:00; New Families Orientation @ 2:00-3:00; Meet and Greets:1st, 3rd & 5th Grades @ 2:00-2:45; and 2nd & 4th Grades @ 2:45-3:30
  • August 23: First Day of School
  • October 5: Back to School Night for K-2nd Grades
  • October 7: Back to School Night for 3rd-5th Grades

Mrs. Quattrone and I look forward to a strong partnership between home and school. Together, we can meet the challenges that the pandemic may create and still achieve a high level of academic success for our children. We wish you a wonderful remainder of the summer, and look forward to seeing you in a few weeks. If you have questions related to school policies, procedures, schedules, etc., please contact the office at 571.598.3500 or check our school website @ https://chrisyunges.pwcs.edu/.

 

Best Regards,     

Mrs. Notyce & Mrs. Quattrone