Washington Weekly

January 31 - February 4

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This Week

Note: Please make sure students come to school dressed appropriately for the weather with warm clothes as snack will continue to be outside. Lunch and recess will vary depending on weather conditions and temperature.

Last Call!

Elly Swartz, Author in Residence, Book Sale Ends January 30th at midnight! Go to the PTO website to place your order

Monday, January 31

ASC Classes Begin

Tuesday, February 1

Schools Closed, Lunar New Year

Wednesday, February 2

First TREP$ workshop for participating students

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 8 - Thursday, February 10

Elly Swartz, Virtual Meet & Greets

Tuesday, February 15

Freedom Stories in observance of Black History Month, Virtual Assembly

Wednesday, February 16 - Friday, February 18

Chinese Calligraphy in observance of Lunar New Year, special presentation

Monday, February 21- Friday, February 25

Schools Closed, Mid-Winter Break

Celebrating Diversity

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Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Finalists!

The Final Spelling Bee took place on January 27th. Congratulations to our winner, Dhagash Desai and our runner up, Elena Shen! All of the participants did so well and we are so proud of our students!

Elly Swartz, Author in Residence

Thank you, Penelope (Mrs. Murphy's class)
Thank you, Orla (Mrs. Murphy's class)

A Message from our Nurse, Mrs. O'Gorman

On January 10, 2022, the Department of Health updated it's guidance for K-12 schools , bringing it into alignment with the recent CDC changes.

In summary:

  • Isolation for those who test positive has been reduced to 5 days and students can return on day 6, if fever free for 24 hours and have reduced or minimal symptoms.
  • It is strongly recommended that those students wear N95 or KN95 masks particularly for the 5 days after they return
  • Vaccinated individuals who remain asymptomatic do not need to quarantine if exposed to COVID 19.
    • Please make sure your child is vaccinated and boosted (where appropriate) and update your child’s vaccination status. It is used to determine quarantine timelines
    • Elementary parents should enter the information using the PowerSchool Form in the Parent Portal and in the PowerSchool App
    • Get instructions here.
  • Unvaccinated individuals exposed to a positive case need to quarantine for 5 days after the last close contact (the day of exposure is day 0) and get tested on day 5

Congratulations, Washington!

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Washington School

Peter Mercurio, Principal

Kerry Emmanouilidis, Instructional Supervisor