The Kindle Korner

Monday, April 26, 2021

Our character trait for April is HONESTY

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Seasonal Allergies

COVID-19 is a contagious respiratory illness caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19). Seasonal allergies triggered by airborne pollen can lead to seasonal allergic rhinitis, which affects the nose and sinuses, and seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, which affects the eyes.

COVID-19 and seasonal allergies share many symptoms, but there are some key differences between the two. For example, COVID-19 can cause fever, which is not a common symptom of seasonal allergies. The image below compares symptoms caused by allergies and COVID-19.

Because some of the symptoms of COVID-19 and seasonal allergies are similar, it may be difficult to tell the difference between them, and you may need to get a test to confirm your diagnosis.

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Morning Arrival

Morning Drop Off Guidelines

  • Complete the Student Covid Health Screener between 6:30 a.m and 7:30 a.m. each morning. You will get a reminder call from the office at 8:00 a.m. if this is not complete. This week, we have called about 20-30 families each morning, which has become an impossible task. A screening is required before student entry.

  • Drop off is from 8:05 a.m.- 8:20 a.m. (Washington Ave.) Pull your car as far forward as directed. Typically, the busiest drop off time is from 8:15-8:20, therefore, consider dropping your child off closer to 8:05.

  • Vehicle Drop Off is on Washington Avenue only. Please have your child ready to exit the vehicle when you pull up to the curb. (Ex: Bookbag on, mask on, water bottle ready etc).

  • Parents/Guardians: Do not park and exit your vehicle in the drop off lane. We are trying to keep the cars moving and this lane is for drop and go only.

  • All students must exit vehicles on the RIGHT side only. If they exit on the left side, they are in danger of getting struck by a car.

  • Late Arrivals: The doors will be locked at 8:20 a.m. and students will have to enter through the main doors and will be marked tardy.

  • Biker Riders and Walkers can continue to use the blacktop entrance in the back of the school (Highland Terrace).

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we adjust to having double the vehicles and students on-site.

On-Site Daily Schedule

5 Day On-Site Daily Instructional Schedule


8:05 a.m. -8:20 a.m.

Student Arrival

8:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Daily Instruction (Each teacher has their own schedule)

12:20 p.m.

Student Dismissal

1:45 p.m.-2:50 p.m.

Virtual Small Group Instruction (scheduled by teacher)

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Teacher Office Hours

** Special Area Classes** will go back to a Monday-Friday Schedule. (Not Days 1-5)

Home of the Pitman Panthers!

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