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Cove Connection - April 11, 2021

 Tomorrow We Return to Full Cohorts and a Longer Day! 
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Cove Connection
Sunday, April 11th, 2021
Issue #29


  • April 12- June 10- Expanded School Hours 
    • Kindergarten: 8:10am - 1:00pm; lunch on campus
    • 1st - 5th: 8:10am - 2:05pm; lunch on campus
  • April 16- Last Day to Order Yearbooks* see below
  • April 18 Cove Garden Work Party, 10am-12pm* please wear masks & bring gardening gloves
  • April 21- PTO Board Meeting *note date change, 7:00pm via zoom
  • April 22- Tricky Tim Virtual Magic Show, 6:30pm, via zoom* see below


Welcome Back to School - Full Classes and Longer Days! We hope everyone had a safe and fun Spring Break. We are looking forward to our return to full classes and a longer school day beginning tomorrow, April 12th. Please remember:

  • Arrive at school ON TIME. Teachers will meet classes at line up locations at 8:05 a.m. and classes start at 8:10 a.m. All gates will be closed at 8:15 a.m.. If your child is late, please call the school office so a staff member can meet your child at the front office door.
  • Please do not come to in person school if your child has symptoms or has engaged in traveling/gathering (more details below).
  • The school office is closed to the public.
  • Many students and parents will be walking in the back parking lot. Please help keep all of us safe. NO driving, drop off or parking in the back school parking lot.
  • Bring a snack and lunch (or order LunchMaster school lunches in advance).
  • If your child’s classroom is nut-restricted, please be sure to help keep all of our students safe and healthy. 
  • Keep all pets at home and please do not bring them to the gates or tie them to a school fence during school hours, drop off and/or pick up times.


Re-entry After Spring Break: Travel/ Gather Form Even though we are officially in the state Orange Tier, there are still travel and gathering guidelines in place for our county. If you engage in “high risk” activities as defined by traveling out of state or gathering with more than 3 families for more than 2 hours, please notify your child’s teacher directly and fill out this form. Your child must quarantine for 10 days after the high risk activity or get tested 5 days after and can return to school on day 8 with a negative COVID test. 

During this required quarantine time, your child will have access to live streaming. Live streaming is not available for those who travel when school is in session (outside of Apr 5-9). It is only available for mandated quarantine periods. Live stream will continue being offered to students who are on Test or 10 due to symptoms or possible exposure. (Test or 10 Decision Tree)


Food on Campus: With the return of food at school, we need your help!

  • Allergies- Please read this Food Allergy Parent Letter April 2021. Your teacher has notified you if your class is nut restricted (eg cannot pack nuts in snacks or lunches). These classes at Cove are nut restricted: All kindergarten, 1st- O’Reilly, 2nd- Osterman, 3rd- Hancock and Weltzien, 4th- Capo, Maher, Holst, 5th- Estes.
  • Snacks- We are anticipating kids will need a snack time, however, this will vary class by class. When packing a snack, be sure it is small and easy to manage/ eat quickly.
  • Lunch- You can pre-order through LunchMaster (cold options only, pre-bagged) or pack a lunch. Students will have 15 minutes to eat and can take any food that is left home with them to eat after school.

School Lunch/ LunchMaster Starting April 12th, lunches will be delivered and distributed to students in their classroom on a daily basis. LunchMaster will no longer provide 5 day lunch boxes on Mondays. You will still continue to order lunch online at Be sure to order before 10am the day prior to receive lunch the next day.  Late orders will not be accepted. More information here.

 Please update your LunchMaster account with your students Grade, Classroom Teacher, School Code - this will ensure your child receives their ordered lunch. (school codes: hallmiddle, neilcummins, coveschool). To do this, go to your LunchMaster account and go to: 

  • Settings
  • Edit (Diners on this Account)
  • Choose your student
  • select grade and teacher
  • Save after changes/updates have been made

Lunch is still offered at no charge until June 10, 2021. Please take advantage of this generous offer from California Dept. of Ed. and USDA. Please contact Nichole Urrea, with any questions.

Virtual Variety Show Links: 
Click here for the full video of Cove’s 2021 Virtual Variety Show. 
Click here for the recording of the live broadcast, Passcode: DpM0..%^ 

Calling all 5th Grade Parents! Hall Middle School has 2 positions open for their incoming 6th Grade VPs. Responsibilities include: Managing Hall spirit wear sales, Communications to 6th grade families as needed and an optional 6th grade service project. For more information, click here


Tricky Tim- A Fun Event for Everyone Join us on Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30pm via zoom for an awesome virtual magic show for our Coyotes! This kid-centered event is a fun “Thank You” from the Cove PTO. Log on, and laugh! More information to follow. 

Cove School Yearbooks On Sale Now! As we wrap up this unprecedented and adventurous year, be sure to get your copy of the 2020-2021 Cove School yearbook full of all of the student smiles that we missed seeing in person! Yearbook cost is $25. Deadline to order is Friday, April 16th. Sales will be online onlyClick here to order!


Save the Date - Spring Online Auction is April 27-May 2nd We will feature lots of exciting items to bid on, including parent parties and grade level themed baskets. Bid high, bid early, bid often - it’s for the kids! 

Spring Soiree is May 1st Featuring Pre-Show Cocktails with famed mixologist Kevin Dietrich of PCH, San Francisco illusionist Andrew Evans from The Magic Patio and a performance by special musical guest Michael Franti, this event will also include fantastic live auction items to bid on and our Fund a Need. Tickets will be available for sale on Tuesday April 13th. More event details here. 


Please click link to view Community News that includes updates from: 

  • Corte Madera Parks & Rec Classes and Camps
  • Join Tiny Twirls!
  • NY Broadway Training Camps and Classes
  • Twin Cities Community Preschool Summer Camp
  • Summer Sings! Music Camp for Girls in Grades K-5 
  • Corte Madera FC Tryouts 

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