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Weekly Newsletter

Please be sure to read through our latest weekly newsletter located here on the News page. We will continue to add to this information, so please check back often!

Open House

Please join us for our open house for Heath families on Tuesday, January 25 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

No School

There is no school on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Enjoy your long weekend!

January 2022 Return to School

At this point in time, we intend to return to school as planned on Monday, January 3. As we have been doing since the beginning of the pandemic, we continue to track positive cases of COVID-19 amongst our entire staff and school community. We have no plan to preemptively close school at this time, however, if we are unable to adequately staff our school buildings due to staff absences, we may have to close schools. There is always a concern that we will simply not have enough staff to safely open our schools. If you are a substitute or have been considering becoming one, now is a great time to reach out to your building principal! As with any potential school closure, please listen for our all call or watch the local news outlets and social media streams and website.

Please continue to layer your mitigation strategies. The most important thing we can do is get vaccinated. In all our schools, we will continue to practice our fab five ... get vaccinated, wear your mask, stay six feet apart, wash your hands often, and stay home if you’re not feeling well! In addition to these strategies, we are distributing KN95 masks and providing rapid test kits to all staff. While the original distribution of kits was meant for Sunday, January 2, we are awaiting final notification of availability. These test kits are not intended as a universal screen of all staff and will not alter our plan to open school on Monday, January 3.

Please take a moment to read Superintendent Sheryl L. Stanton's complete letter regarding the January 3 return to school

Clothing Needed

Our health office is in need of some extra clothing. If you have any gently used clothing you'd like to donate, please feel free to either send them in with your child or get in touch with us. We especially need extra pants (sizes three through seven) and snow pants of all sizes. Thanks so much!

After the Break

When we return from break, there will be a few faces missing and some new ones around campus. We wish Ms. Chmura all the best as she will begin her maternity leave. We hope for a safe and easy delivery and can't wait to meet Baby Chmura! Filling in for her in preschool will be Mrs. Tatiana Sopher. Mrs. Sopher has been shadowing Ms. Chmura this week, meeting the students and learning the preschool routines. Ms. Norwood will be out on medical leave after undergoing knee surgery. We wish her a speedy recovery and hope to have her back soon. In the meantime, Ms. Kendra Canaday will be working in fifth grade. She was able to spend some time in there this week as well, so the students know her. As mentioned last week, Ms. Fitzgerald is retiring. We wish her all the best as she embarks on this new adventure! We look forward to welcoming Mr. Green as our music teacher after the break. He and Ms. Fitzgerald have been meeting and working together to make a smooth transition for everyone.

Free Snacks

Ms. Tina has received a grant that will allow us to provide free snacks to all students beginning in January. This will require us to make a few changes to how snack is currently happening in classrooms. We will relay more information soon!

We Are a Green Difference Award Winner of 2021!
2021 project green schools green difference awards winner

Join us in celebrating our Green Difference Award for 2021! To join in on our green journey, read 13 Pathways to Greening Your School.

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