Dryden Elementary School Newsletter
Home of the Young Cardinals - 4/9/21
Upside Down Magic Was Great! What's Next?
When you are picking your child up at the end of the day ...
Not everyone is able to get out of their vehicle and the pick up line gets very long. Some days our line is to the road and beyond. Thank you for your help with this.
COVID Letter to Parents
April 9, 2021
Dear Parents and Students,
We were notified today that an individual in the elementary school has a probable case of COVID-19. Mrs. Roys and I immediately contacted the Lapeer County Health Department.
Due to this exposure, Mrs. Colmer’s fourth grade class is being quarantined. The dates of possible exposure were April 8 and 9. The quarantine will last through April 23, returning to school on Monday, April 26. All other students, including siblings of the quarantined students, are to report to school as normal on Monday, April 12.
For Mrs. Colmer’s class there will be no instruction on Monday, April 12. It will start on Tuesday, April 13. Mrs. Colmer will contact parents of quarantined students with your virtual instruction schedule by Monday afternoon. If you need to borrow a Chromebook please contact our front office.
At this time, due to the cleaning and social distancing measures put into place, no other classrooms or individuals in the building are affected.
As a precaution, Lapeer County Health Department is asking anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 to self-isolate for 14 days to avoid potentially exposing others. That means not attending school, staying home, and interacting with as few people as possible.
Remember, the symptoms of COVID-19 are not your usual runny nose and sneezing. Instead, COVID-19 symptoms include fever of >100.4, dry cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms can also mimic milder illnesses. Should your child develop milder cold-like symptoms testing would be warranted. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. If you feel well, you do not need to be tested. If you do become ill, call your doctor before going into the office. Testing will be determined based on risk assessment.
Other people in your household are not under quarantine. If you have other children they should report to school as normal. Please monitor symptoms and report them to the school and the Lapeer County Health Department.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should:
Stay home if you’re sick
Wash their hands frequently
Avoid close contact with sick people
Disinfect commonly touched surfaces
Avoid touching your face; avoid shaking hands
Follow suggested guidelines for social distancing
If you have specific questions or concerns that we can address, please do not hesitate to call or email us.
Mary Finnigan and Karen Roys
It's Time to Make Your 6 Month Appointment - June 4
Application for Free or Reduced Meals
Wear It Wednesday - Dress Up Theme
April 14 - Tigers Day
April 21 - Tie Dye Day
April 28 - Disney Day
Do you have a 3 or 4 year old at home?
Does your child have books at home to read?
Food Service Information for our Online Learners
What do you do if you want food service through Dryden Elementary School?
Hot Food Option - You have the option of ordering hot lunch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The food served will follow the elementary school menu (above).
You must call the front office by 9:45am on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday or complete the order form below. If you know you will want this three days a week please tell Mrs. Marinkovski so you won’t have to call in on those days.
You can pick up hot lunch between 11am-12:30pm at the elementary school. If you order it but do not pick it up you will still be charged for it.
You will also be given bagged breakfasts and lunches to cover until the next day lunch can be ordered.
Cold Food Option - You have the option of picking up a week’s worth of bagged meals every Monday.
To pick up 5 bagged breakfasts and 5 bagged lunches, please call our front office (796-2201) or return the order form by 9:45am on the Friday before to order for pick up on the following Monday between 11am-12:30pm.
Breakfast - Our elementary students get Universal Free Breakfast.
Lunch - We follow the same pricing structure as in-person students. Full Price = $3.00, Reduced = $0.40, Free - $0.
If the school needs to be closed for any reason these food service options
will change to our district-wide distribution method. That will be communicated to you if it happens.
- April 9 - End of 3rd marking period
- April 14 - Dress Up Day Theme - Tigers Day
- April 21 - Tie Dye Day
- April 28 - Dress Up Day Theme - Disney Day
- May 5 - Dress Up Day Theme - College/Armed Forces Day
- May 12 - Dress Up Day Theme - Beach Day
- May 19 - Dress Up Day Theme - Athletic Wear Day
- May 26 - Dress Up Day Theme - I'm not sure?????
- May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday, no classes
- June 2 - Dress Up Day Theme - College/Armed Forces Day
- June 6 - Graduation at 11am
- June 9 - Dress Up Day Theme - Blast From the Past Day
- June 14-16 - Exams for high school students, half days for elementary students, dismissal at 12:10.
- June 16 - Last day of school