TVES Return to In-Person Instruction

TVES Return to In-Person Instruction

Tanque Verde Elementary Back to School Procedures

Please review this page for information about our new safety and wellness procedures for what school will look like when students physically return to our campus.  These ideas are subject to change.

Parents should screen their children each morning before coming to school.
If your child has any of the following symptoms, please do not bring your child to school:
  • Fever of 100.4 or greater
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Where can I find the most up to date COVID response information?
Please see all of the latest district information on the Return to Learning page on the TVUSD Website.

AM Arrival and PM Dismissal

All parents must stay in their vehicle.  Parents are not permitted to park and walk up.  Please be patient and allow yourself enough time for drop off and pick up.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we safely welcome and dismiss our students.  

AM Arrival: Students should arrive between 7:45 am and 8:05 am.  All students in Kindergarten - 6th grades should be dropped off in the regular car drop off lane in front of the MPR. There is no drop off allowed in the parking lot. Upon arrival, students will go directly to their classrooms.  There will be plenty of staff members available to help them find their classrooms.

Bus Riders:  Buses will arrive at 1:50 and will leave by 2:00 pm.

PM Dismissal:  
Have your child’s first and last name and teacher name displayed in the front window for staff to see.
Kindergarten-1st grade students and their older siblings will be picked up in the center lot in front of the MPR.
2nd- 6th grade students will be picked up in the regular car drop off lane in front of the MPR.  

Breakfast and Lunch

Our school will be offering free breakfast and lunch.

Breakfast: We will have a “Grab and Go” station set up next to the MPR.  Students may pick up breakfast on their way to class. (Kindergartners will have breakfast delivered to their classroom).  
Lunch:  Lunches will be delivered to classrooms. Students can still bring a lunch from home or get a school lunch. Students will eat in their classrooms or outside and then have an outdoor recess time.  For the safety of our students and staff, there will not be any microwaves available to heat up food.  Please plan accordingly.

Water Bottles:  Please send a labeled water bottle with your child;  outside water fountains will not be in use.

Recess: The playground is divided and classes will be assigned a different area each week.  Students will only be allowed to play in their designated area to ensure physical distancing.

Classroom Information

Mask Policy: Students and staff are required to wear masks at all times in the classroom and on campus.  Students will wear masks when playing in close proximity on the playground.   Students may be given a mask break if they are distanced and outside or when eating.  The TVUSD Governing Board cloth face covering policy may be reviewed here.

Restroom Breaks: Only one student at a time will be allowed to leave the classroom to use the restroom.  Teachers will instruct students that if stalls or urinals are being used, students should wait outside the restroom door physically distanced.

Specials: Each class will have weekly specials.  Specials include Library, Art, and PE.  

Hand-washing: Students should wash their hands with soap and water every time they enter the room or leave the room, before eating lunch or a snack and at least every 2 hours.

Supplies: Students should have their own supply box.  It is suggested that it be kept at school so students are sure to have items when needed.  Supplies will be provided or they may bring their own.

Cleaning:  Door handles and other high touch areas will be disinfected throughout the school day.  All air conditioners are fully opened to allow fresh air to circulate the classroom;  when feasible, doors will be propped open to allow for more ventilation.

Online Only - Cohort C Information

Students learning remotely will join an online-only cohort class with a teacher who is assigned to work with remote students. This teacher will deliver daily ELA and Math instruction and provide additional online academic support. 

Please feel free to contact the school office (749-4244) if you have additional questions.


If you would like to send something to school for your child's birthday, please contact the classroom teacher ahead of time.  This year, we are requesting parents to bring non-food items or prepackaged treats. 

Helpful Links

School Hours

8:10 AM - 2:00 PM
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