UCA Elementary Newsletter
Week of January 17th, 2022
UCA Elementary--Go Eagles!
Assistant Principal--Kelly Phillips email@example.com
Receptionist--Yanett Gomez firstname.lastname@example.org
Data Manager/Treasurer--Charity Shore email@example.com
Digital Learning Coach--Marley Knapp firstname.lastname@example.org
Mask Update and 2022-23 Calendar
The calendar for next school year was also approved. It is attached at the bottom of the newsletter.
Updated Guidance for Covid Cases and Exposures
- Staff and students who have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status should – get tested and isolate from others while waiting for a result. If testing is not possible, follow the guidance below as if the person is positive.
- Isolation: Staff and students who test positive, regardless of vaccination status, and
· Do not have symptoms – should isolate from others for 5 days, then wear a mask for 5 additional days.
· Have symptoms – should isolate from others until fever-free and symptoms are improving. Individuals should isolate for at least 5 days since symptoms began and then wear a mask for 5 additional days.
- Quarantine: Staff and students who are exposed to someone with COVID-19, and
· Not vaccinated – stay away from others for 5 days, get tested on day 5 after exposure, and if they test negative, return to school while wearing a mask for 5 additional days.
· Vaccinated and eligible for a booster, but not yet been boosted – stay away from others for 5 days, get tested on day 5 after exposure, and if they test negative, return to school while wearing a mask for 5 additional days.
· Vaccinated, and have either received a booster or are not yet eligible for a booster – individuals do not need to stay away from others, but should wear a mask for 10 days.
- StrongSchoolsNC Toolkit guidance that remains unchanged includes:
· Individuals who are not fully vaccinated after a close contact in a classroom or other school setting if masks were being worn appropriately and consistently by both the person with COVID-19 and the potentially exposed person do NOT need to quarantine.
Do Not Drop Off Before 7:30!
Lunch Delivery Policy!
Please see the information below regarding our lunch policy.
543 ~ STUDENT DELIVERIES To protect the integrity of the classroom environment, we do not accept the delivery of flowers, food, or gifts for students in the main office. Parents who deliver items for students (lunches, athletic equipment, etc.) should be aware that we do not deliver items to students, they may pick up items in the office at lunch and after school. Every effort should be made to refrain from dropping off forgotten items. Only lunches, athletic uniforms on game days, and eyeglasses will be accepted in the front office. Homework, musical instruments, and additional coats, or umbrellas will not be accepted unless there are extenuating circumstances. We believe in encouraging student responsibility and would ask parents not to come back to the school with forgotten items.
Tardies and Drop Off! IMPORTANT!
We have morning drop off from 7:30-8:15 am. There is very little traffic between 7:30-7:55. If you arrive during that time, traffic shouldn't back up as badly.
Send a Mask with Your Child!
Lowes Foods Cart to Class!
For morning drop off, please follow the correct traffic pattern in the staging lot and do not cut through the middle lane. I will share the traffic maps below. There was also a video that went out through email. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Please do not block the Klaussner entrance or exit at any time!
If for any reason you have a change in transportation for your child, send in a note, message the teacher, and/or email the teacher or front office. We must have that information in writing
Thank you for helping us with these efforts!
Due to updated guidance from our state, we will no longer be completing temperature checks in the mornings. We will need your help to monitor for symptoms and wellness. Please keep your child at home and do not bring them to school if they have developed any new symptoms such as, but not limited to, the following:
- Temperature (external) of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
- Sore throat
- Cough (for students with chronic cough due to allergies or asthma, a change in their cough from usual)
- Difficulty breathing (for students with asthma, check for a change from their baseline breathing)
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
If your child has any of these symptoms, they might have an illness they can spread to others. Check your child for these symptoms before they go to school each day and monitor for symptoms that changes from usual or baseline health. Please let Mrs. O'Brien know if your child or another family member in the home is tested for COVID. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/symptom-screening.html#strategy
Monday, January 10th through March 23rd--Open enrollment for lottery for 22/23 school year
Monday, January 17th--MLK Jr. Holiday; no school