September 18, 2020
We are so excited to have our in-person students back with us 4 days a week beginning Monday. Please know that we will do our best to keep the students distanced, but it is not possible to maintain 6 feet apart, and in many cases not even 3 feet apart. We will continue wearing face coverings, practicing good hygiene, and disinfecting daily.
We will continue to contact any students who are CLOSE CONTACTS of a student who has tested positive for COVID-19 to inform them of the 14 day quarantine. Due to students being a little closer, we anticipate more will have to quarantine with each positive case. We will no longer be sending emails notifying parents of possible exposure since increased numbers means increased opportunities for exposure.
Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms and do not send your child to school with any one of the major symptoms or any two or more of the minor symptoms. Below you will see the possible symptoms of COVID-19. We know that we are coming up on fall allergy and flu season. Many times these will cause similar symptoms. If your child is symptomatic, you can have a medical professional diagnose a cause other than COVID and provide documentation to that effect and your child can return to school. You can also choose to isolate for 10 days and your child can return if symptom free for 24 hours without medication.
Contact Nurse Felecia at (205) 439-3230 or email@example.com for questions, clarifications, or to report an illness.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone next week and anticipate the day when our virtual students will be able to return to us, too!
Thank you for your support,
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Parents and Guardians...
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from nurse felecia
What to expect if your child has symptoms of Covid-19 while at school.
*If your student has 1 major symptom (New Cough, New loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing) or two or more minor symptoms (fever or chills, muscle or body ache, Headache, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea, or Fatigue ) of Covid-19 you will be contacted by the school nurse to pick up your child.
*She will advise you to contact your health care provider for a medical evaluation.
* If your student is diagnosed with Covid-19 or tested positive for Covid-19, he or she can return to school when a parent/guardian can ensure that they can answer YES to ALL three questions:
1. Has it been at least 10 days since the student first had Symptoms?
2. Has it been at least 24 hours since the student had a fever (without fever reducing medicine)?
3. Has there been symptom improvement, including cough and shortness of breath?
*IF your student has received an alternative diagnosis that would explain the Covid-19 like symptoms, he or she can return to school following the advice of their healthcare provider/doctor and school policies. A doctor’s excuse with a return date and doctor’s signature will be required.
***IF your child has not been seen by a healthcare provider, they can return after at least 10 days from the date the first symptoms began once there is no fever and they have felt well for 24 hours.
*Report to the school nurse the results and outcome.
What to expect if your child is identified as a close contact of Suspected or Confirmed Covid-19 case
*If your child had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) in the last 48 hours of someone diagnosed with Covid-19 or is exhibiting major symptoms, the nurse will contact you.
*Your child should remain out of school for 14 days since the last known contact.
*If your student becomes symptomatic during this time, have them evaluated by their health care provider and report to the school nurse the results and outcome of the medical evaluation.
*If your student tests positive during this time and remains asymptomatic, he or she can return to school after it has been at least 10 days since the positive test result.
*If your student tests negative during this time, they must complete the full 14 days of quarantine.
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frequently asked fee questions
2. What is the postage fee for? This helps offset the cost of mailed information such as registration packets, report cards, etc. that have been necessary during the pandemic.
3. What is the instructional donation? This donation is for instructional supplies such as classroom library books, math resources and games, basic supplies such as paper, pens, markers, art supplies, classroom magazine subscriptions, craft supplies for parent mementos, printer cartridges, and computer software. We may also use these funds to purchase student rewards and incentives. This goes directly to the classrooms and allows teachers more flexibility with purchases than with the state funds they receive.
4. Where is the yearbook charge? We are waiting to see what our yearbook will be like and the cost since everything we are doing this year is different!
5. What is Storyworks or Scholastic News? In 1st - 5th grades, we use classroom magazines to supplement our reading instruction. These are high interest for our students and come with a digital component. We appreciate the help since these are cost prohibitive for just the school to purchase them for our students.
6. My fees seem less this year. What is the difference? Last year, we collected all field trip fees at the same time as registration fees. This year, we will collect field trip fees at the time of the trip if we are able to have any field trips.
7. My child doesn't have a Chromebook, so do I need the protection plan? All students in K-5 will be issued a Chromebook soon. We are still waiting on the K-2nd grade devices. We are unsure if you will be able to pay for the protection plan later in the year. If you do not have the protection plan and your child's device gets damaged, you will be charged for the repair.
8. What is the additional donation? Prior to last year, our suggested donation was $50. We changed it to $25 to be more aligned to other elementary schools in the district. Some families may want to add the additional donation to help our school.
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Reminder to Join the PTA… Only $10 per family!
This is not a commitment to doing anything other than a portion of your PTA membership dues go towards many of the great programs that PTA provides every year. Even with Covid, the PTA will still provide many programs for our school to enrich our children’s lives such as funding thousands of dollars in teacher grants, Young Authors & Enrichment Week, Bridge To Berry, Teacher Appreciation Week, Red Ribbon Week and many many more wonderful programs. It is quick and easy to join at the following link…
If you need more books, check out Sora, MyOn, BookFlix, or Capstone Interactive Books.
Instructions on how to find all of these resources are on Mrs. Richey's Google Classroom, also.
If you need any help, contact Mrs. Richey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-439-3242.
Mark Your Calendars
September 21 - In Person Students Start 4 Days!!!
September 22 - PEEHIP Flu Vaccine Clinic - 12:30 - 2:30 (only for students covered by PEEHIP insurance)
September 24 - Progress Reports Go Home
September 24 - PTA Board Meeting - Virtual - 10:00 - https://meet.google.com/orr-dtkr-obe
September 25 - Going Green for Childhood Cancer
September 30 - Deadline to submit form to change from in-person to virtual or virtual to in-person
October 19 - 23 - Leave a Legacy Fundraiser!
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Our Greystone Mission
As a school community, we empower learners, inspire leaders, and encourage all children to reach their potential.
Our Greystone Vision
Empowering a generation of learners and leaders to leave a legacy.