Medford Elementary Newsletter
2020-2021 School Year Vol. 12
Hello Medford Elementary Families,
It is hard to believe we are already in the month of February. Our students and staff have done an awesome job of transitioning back to our In-Person Learning Model. We are excited and grateful to have our students back in the building. We are working hard to ensure safety precautions are taken every day; hand washing and mask wearing are a big priority everyday! The more we do to support these guidelines, the more likely we are to remain safe and healthy.
February is "I Love to Read Month" The events that have taken place in the past have always been a great way for us to connect with each other and a wonderful opportunity for your children to show off their Reading skills! Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we had to rethink these events. We have planned for these events in a modified fashion and you will be hearing about certain activities taking place this month very soon if you haven't already.
Remember school starts each day at 8:12 am and ends at 3:01 pm. Please wait until as close to 8:00 am to drop off students as they will be outside in the mornings if mother nature allows. After school pick up times will remain staggered for the foreseeable future.
As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to to me at 214.6312, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all you do!
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Helpful Resources for Questions Regarding Quarantining
Daily Home Screening Process
Families will be responsible for daily at home health screening prior to their student entering the school building/bus.
Use this checklist every day before your child leaves for school to determine symptoms and/or close contact/potential exposure.
If your child has any of the following symptoms it indicates a possible illness that may decrease the student's ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others. Please check your child for these symptoms.
Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing
Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
Close contact/potential exposure:
- Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19.
- Traveled to or lived in an area where the local tribal, territorial, or state health department is reporting large numbers of COVID-19 cases.
- If "Yes" is the answer to any of the questions above, keep the student at home and notify the school of your child's absence. Confidentiality will be maintained at all times.
Please contact the elementary office should you have any questions 507.214.6310
SCHOOL CANCELLATION AND DELAY INFORMATION Student Dismissal and Early Dismissal
Students are required to leave the building immediately upon dismissal (classroom dismissal times will be staggered) from school. Students who ride the bus should board the bus promptly after dismissal by a teacher. Students who walk or ride their bicycles should leave school grounds as soon as possible. Students who are waiting for parents, guardians, or baby-sitters to pick them up can wait by the Elementary office exit. Students are discouraged from being in the High School area at dismissal time.
The community will be notified through Radio Stations KDHL (920), KRFO (1390), and WCCO (830) as well as Television Stations 4, 5, 9 and 11 when weather conditions or other emergencies make it necessary to close school or start late. The Medford School District also uses an automated e-mail/voice service to communicate with families.
It is extremely important for families to have plans communicated well with their children in the event of an early dismissal at the beginning of each school year.