The Bearcat Bulletin

December 2020 Newsletter

Our Mission

“Everton Elementary School, with the support of a community that values education, effectively utilizes all resources to insure a safe, harmonious atmosphere where all students learn essential skills, are challenged to reach their potential, and are motivated to become creative, lifelong learners and healthy, responsible citizens.”

Important Dates for December

Following are some important dates coming up in December:

December 7th-16th - School nonperishable food drive to support the local Salvation Army

December 21st-January 4th - Holiday Vacation

January 5th - School resumes for students

Looking Ahead

Following are some important dates coming in the near future:

  • January 13th - End of the second quarter
  • January 20th - Report Cards for the 2nd Quarter sent home with students
  • January 25th - Mobile Dentist at Everton

Helping the Community

The local Salvation Army has asked for Everton's support in helping local families for the holidays. We will have a food drive during December 7th through December 16th to collect non- perishable food items.

Updated CDC Guidelines

The revised guidelines on quarantines from the CDC are supported by the Indiana State Dept of Health and the Fayette County Health Department. Fayette County Schools will begin utilizing the new 10-day quarantine guidelines effective immediately. As a reminder, the need to quarantine is due to an individual identified through contact tracing as having been in close contact with a Covid-19 positive person for 15 or more minutes. Additionally, our state and local health departments are recommending, at this time, that we only utilize the 10-day quarantine period as the volume of Covid-19 tests for the seven-day quarantine period are creating up to a week of a delay on results.

Below are the new guidelines Fayette County Schools will follow for 10-day quarantines:

· Quarantine can end after Day 10 (of possible exposure date) without testing if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring. The 10-day window begins when the employee or student was last exposed to a positive Covid-19 person for at least 15 minutes.

Example: John ate dinner with his friend and they were in close contact for 45 minutes on December 1st. The friend was having some minor symptoms the day she was with John. The friend was tested on December 2nd and received positive Covid-19 test results on December 4th. John will need to quarantine immediately and his 10-day quarantine period starts on December 1st, when he was in close contact with his friend who tested positive. John was not tested and continues to have no symptoms. John can return to school on December 11th so long as he remains symptom-free. John should take extra precautions with social-distancing and wearing of his mask through the full 14-day time period, but may return after 10 days of quarantine from his date of exposure.

FCSC App for School Notifications

People are loving our new app! Stay updated with access to events, documents, news from administrators, student stories, and even emergency notifications.

Once installed and set up, receive early notifications of school delays and weather related closings.

Here is the FCSC Connect video to view and share:

You can download the app for free on both Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Download for Android:

Download for iPhone:

A Few Pictures Around the Halls and Classrooms at Everton

Students and staff are getting into the holiday spirit!

Reminders from the Office

  • Please update the school office any time your phone number changes.
  • Please contact the school office prior to 2:00 for any transportation changes