Campus-Wide Expectations


Campus-wide expectations are still under review as we prepare for the start of the year.

Campus Wide Precautions:

Staff and students will need to complete the Daily Home Health Screening Checklist before arriving at school. School is now open Monday-Friday.

  • Temperature checks for all students and staff are NO longer required.
  • Continued increased handwashing on campus. Hand sanitizing stations are available in each classroom and throughout the campus.
  • Frequent handwashing will be completed by staff and students throughout the day.
  • Face coverings are OPTIONAL for staff and students.
  • Classrooms and common areas will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized nightly.
  • Students will need to have an individual water bottle. Water bottle filling stations are open.
  • Restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.
  • You can find Vail School District’s Updated COVID-19 Protocols for Students here.


  • Face coverings are optional for staff and students in the classroom.  
  • Teachers may use small groups or clustering within the classroom. 
  • Students will have individual supplies in the classroom. Some materials will be shared. Teachers will replenish supplies when necessary.
  • Handwashing and hand sanitizing routines will be taught and encouraged daily.
  • Classrooms will be cleaned and sanitized daily.
  • Students will bring a personal reusable water bottle. 

Morning Drop Off: 

  • Drop off times for all students is from 7:25 a.m.-7:40 a.m., Monday-Friday.
  • Parents are respectfully asked to remain outside of campus gates when dropping off their children. Staff will be available to help students to their classrooms.
  • Parents will drop off students at the front loop of the school, kindergarten playground gate or the bus bay gate (which will be used primarily by walkers and bus riders). Parents are asked not to leave their cars during drop-off.
  • Designated areas by the front gate are established for kindergarten drop off. Kindergarten students will be met by staff and walked to their classrooms.
  • Once on campus, students will go directly to their classrooms in the morning. Daily entering and exiting routines will be taught to students by their teachers.
  • Students will complete the Daily Home Health Screening Checklist before arriving at school. Parents will have their child stay home if they are experiencing a fever of 100 or higher, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhea.

MPR Meal Times:

  • All students will eat lunch in the cafeteria. Lunch tables will be set up to maintain a safe distance apart from each other. 
  • Lunch and Breakfast are FREE for the 21/22 school year.
  • Tables will be cleaned and sanitized between grade level lunches.

Afternoon Pick Up:

  • Dismissal is at 2:20 pm, Monday-Friday. Designated areas at the front of the campus are established for each grade level.
  • Parents picking up by car will stay in the vehicle and the staff will bring your child to you.
  • Placards will be shared with parents to write their child’s name and grade level to be easily viewable by staff. Parents, place this placard in the passenger window or rearview mirror.
  • Kindergarten students will be sectioned in an area in the front of the school on the inside of the fence near the Community Room sidewalk. Kindergarten staff will release students to parent pick-up from this area.
  • A designated area for each grade level will be established around the front loop. Teachers will walk students to each pick-up area. 
  • Siblings of CFMS students will stay within their grade level sections and will wait to be picked-up by their older sibling or sent to the front of CFMS once the middle school releases.
  • Parents walking home with their child will wait for students at the front of the school or kindergarten playground gate.

Hand Washing:

Students will be required to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer:

  • Upon arrival at school (use hand sanitizer if there is no sink in the classroom)
  • After being outside for physical activity
  • When entering a classroom
  • Before and after eating
  • Prior to leaving school for home
  • After sneezing, coughing, or blowing nose

Student Belongings/Materials:

  • For younger grades and where possible, student belongings will be kept in individual supply boxes labeled with each student’s name. 
  • Whenever possible, schools will be limiting the sharing of supplies. 
  • Students in grades 4th-5th are expected to bring their school device back and forth to school safely in a protective case in their backpack. 

Office and Campus Visitors & Volunteers:

  • Volunteers are an important part of our culture. 
  • Volunteers need to complete a fingerprint affidavit to volunteer on campus. This is completed at the beginning of each school year. 
  • Volunteers may also support teachers from home. 


  • The playground fields will be open for students to play.
  • Face coverings are optional on the playground.
  • Various recess zones are available for students on the playground: basketball court, soccer field, upper playground area, and kickball.
  • Recess equipment is provided and will be sanitized throughout the day.
  • Playground structures will be open.
  • Teachers will pick up students from their designated spot on the playground.

Daily Screening:

Students and staff will be required to go through the following checklist each morning before coming to school, self-report symptoms, and stay home if any symptoms are present. Temperature checks will NOT be completed this year.


  • Please contact Neva Jorgensen, Sycamore Site Director for Community Programs for information about Childcare. She can be reached at 520-879-2579 or by emailing
  • More information about Community Programs can be found here. 

Face Coverings:
In March of 2021, Governor Doug Ducey lifted a number of previously mandated statewide mitigation requirements, including mandatory mask wearing and physical distancing. On May 14, 2021, the Pima County Board of Supervisors rescinded the local face mask mandate. Beginning July 1, 2021, employees, students, and visitors may opt to wear or not wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. The decision to wear or not wear a mask will be respected by all parties. Students and families are reminded of the expectation to maintain respectful interactions with others while on school property or attending school functions and to follow the A.C.T. Statement. 

*Please keep in mind that these guidelines may change throughout the course of the school year as necessary.