Mustang Gazette

January 2022

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Message from the Principal


Dear Henry Ford Families,


Welcome to 2022! I hope you enjoyed the time off. Students are returning to school, in-person on Tuesday, January 4th. In addition to the Covid-19 protocols that are currently in place, all district employees must provide a copy of a negative antigen test to return to campus. We are also encouraging families to get their students vaccinated and tested before returning to school. If your child tests positive for Covid-19, please notify the office. Your child will need to quarantine for 10 days, and test negative before returning to school. As long as you notify the office, the absence will be excused. It is also important to notify the classroom teacher so that work can be sent home.



Attendance

Please keep your child home if they test positive for Covid, or is experiencing any Covid like symptoms. Absences for illness and doctor appointments are excused as long as a parent or guardian notifies the office.


Despite the pandemic, state policy requires schools that receive Average Daily Attendance (ADA) funding to send truancy letters to students each time they accumulate three or more unexcused absences. The policy also requires we use specific language in our letters. The letters are automatically generated by Powerschool. Truancy letters are generated based on unexcused absences only and serve as a reminder that your child is missing school and to notify the office if they are ill.

Important Information

VOLUNTEERS


Volunteers are now permitted to help in the classroom or on the yard. Details can be found at https://www.rcsdk8.net/Page/9629 or download attached application.

PTA is looking for volunteers to help with Art in Action or Makerspace. Please reach out to Becky Fouch, president@henryfordpta.org, for more information.




LIVE VIRTUAL INCOMING KINDER TOURS

Virtual Kinder meeting with the principals: Wednesday, 1/12 at 9:00 am and 6:00 pm

Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/put-jqje-rxm?authuser=0


Meet the Kinder Teachers: Thursday, January 13th at 6:30

Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/kqc-ukxf-ayp




AFTER SCHOOL DISMISSAL


Seatbelts: The Redwood City Police Department has noticed multiple students without seatbelts. Be sure to remind your kids to buckle up before you pull out of the pick up line!


1st - 3rd Grade Students: 2:30 Dismissal

4th and 5th Grade Students: 2:45 Dismissal. Please do not arrive early as it causes traffic to back up.



COVID-19 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES


Daily Wellness Survey: https://bit.ly/38osxsw


COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Appointments https://myturn.ca.gov/


COVID-19 Guidelines for Children

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UiU0MKNpPPOCp_v1N8rdvrlEJkFr2iJ9eBpLLrprQXU/edit?usp=sharing


Onsite BayPal Covid-19 Weekly Testing

BayPal will continue to be at Henry Ford every Monday from 10:15 to 12:15 and Thursday from 7:15 - 9:45 to administer the Covid-19 rapid antigen test. BayPal will only test students whose parents/guardians request testing. To receive an invitation to participate in weekly testing, please complete the Primary Health consent form via the link below:

https://my.primary.health/r/redwoodcity?registration_type=student



RESOURCES:


Weekly Breakfast/Lunch Menu: https://www.rcsdk8.net/Page/10296


Job Opportunities

RCSD is seeking substitute testers to work during the ELPAC season, January-March.

  • Substitute Testers do not need to work full time, we can work with your availability
  • Help support your neighborhood school or several schools in RCSD
  • Work 1-on-1 with kindergarten- 2nd grade students to administer the entire assessment (listening, speaking, reading, writing)
  • Work 1-on-1 with 3rd-8th grade students to administer the speaking portion of the assessment
  • RCSD will provide paid training and calibration to all testing substitutes prior to starting with students (mid January)

https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1516519

Henry Ford School

Henry Ford is a neighborhood school that celebrates the diversity of its kindergarten through fifth grade students. Our commitment is to ensure every student makes growth and develops a love of learning by providing a positive, supportive and enriching learning environment.

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