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January 18, 2021

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Monday, January 18th - Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 18th - NO SCHOOL

January 18th - Offices Closed

Tuesday, January 19th - Start of 2nd Quarter

January 19th - PowerSchool goes LIVE

Wednesday, January 20th - No Activities

Thursday, January 21st - No Activities

Friday, January 22nd - Report Cards go home w/Students

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If you have a child or know of someone that will be 5 on or before August 31st, please call Brenda at 913-856-3500. You will need to have the following forms ready for Kindergarten Roundup: Birth Certificate (State Issued) and Immunizations.


We are working on getting a date setup and what Kindergarten Roundup will look like this year. We are so excited to welcome new Kinder garters at Edgerton Elementary!

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Coming in February

Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences


February 11th—NO School

12:00 - 8:00 p.m. Virtual Conferences


February 12th—NO School

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


More information coming soon!

OUTSIDE RECESS GUIDELINES

As the weather continues to get colder, it's important to know what the USD231 elementary handbook says on the topic. Please note, the handbook was updated to read as follows:


"The ability to hold recess outdoors is dependent upon the weather. The following factors are taken into consideration when deciding if recess will be held outdoors:


  • temperature (too hot or too cold), combined with cloud cover
  • wind chill
  • heat index
  • air quality
  • significant precipitation


Teachers may take their class out briefly for fresh air at their discretion. Students should be prepared for sudden changes in Kansas weather.


Remember masks must still be worn this school year while outdoors despite the temperature.

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Just wanted to send a reminder about what the Johnson County Health Department guidelines are for exclusion this year.


The primary symptoms of COVID-19 in children include a new cough, difficulty breathing or loss of taste/smell. Secondary symptoms in children are extreme fatigue, congestion or runny nose, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, headache and muscle or body aches. Children with at least ONE primary symptom or TWO or more secondary symptoms will be excluded from school. There are 3 options for parents. If you choose not to have your child seen by a physician, then the student must quarantine for 10 day after their symptoms began. Option number 2, see a physician and if the physician decides not to order a COVID test then we will need a note from the doctor saying the symptoms are due to a non-infectious diagnosis and the student can be readmitted to school prior to their symptoms resolving. Option 3, If the doctor orders a COVID test (non-Rapid) the student must quarantine at home until results are back. We will then need a copy of the results in order for the student to return to school.


I know this can be frustrating because a lot of these symptoms are similar to a cold or the flu, but these are the guidelines from the Health Department that we have to uphold in order to try to keep us all safe and healthy. Please let me know if you have any questions - you can reach me at 913-856-3509 or by email bendere@usd231.com. Thank you ~ Lisa-Nurse