I would like to thank you for another successful week! It has been wonderful welcoming the students back to their “new norm” of school during a pandemic. They have been absolutely wonderful and we are blessed that you send them and trust us to do what is best for them while they are in our care. This week we began using the parent locker app with faculty and staff and we hope to start using it with parents soon. I would also like to thank all of the parents that attended the Back to School meetings in the K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 grade bands. I have posted the Powerpoints shown at the meetings on the website under the “Parent Portal” on the right hand side of the website. I will post all notices there as well.
As I posted in our meetings we will be creating new and different ways to do fundraisers and create service hours opportunities. I have been working on an idea of a “Truck or Treat” if anyone would like to work off hours collecting donations of candy from local businesses or community members willing to donate, please let me know. We will also need assistance making the bags. If this is something that interests you, please email me at email@example.com.
Wednesday evening we will be having a High School information virtual meeting for the 8th grade parents. This is a mandatory meeting for all 8th grade parents. We will be giving out important information regarding 8th grade activities and the High School admission process. A message with the Zoom link will be sent to your children through their Google classroom and we will create a notice and post it in the Parent Portal as well.
In closing I would like to that all of the families that are helping and supporting us in our ‘New norm” and just remember:
You can help keep your school community safe and healthy by following these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:
· Stay home if sick: Monitor your health and stay home if you are sick, except for getting essential medical care (including COVID-19 testing) and other essential needs.
· Physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
· Wear a face covering: Protect those around you. Wearing a face covering helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially if you are sick and don’t have symptoms. For more information about face coverings, visit nyc.gov/health/coronavirus and look for “FAQ’s About Face Coverings.”
· Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face with unwashed hands; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.
Stay well, and have a wonderful week!