Easley Weekly Update

Everything You Need to Know for the coming week.

March 6, 2021

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a note from the principal

I hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready for this last week before Spring Intersession! It's hard to believe three quarters of the school year is over!

Congratulations to our Battle of the Books team for tying for third place in the overall district completion. Way to go team!

Our annual spelling bee was big success and I want to give a special shoutout to Mrs. Seelig for making it extra special for our students. It was so awesome to have parents in the building and we are hoping to see more of that in the months to come!

Early Release Day

Wednesday is an Early Release Day and students will dismiss at 12:15 PM.

PTA Meeting Tomorrow

Our next PTA meeting is tomorrow evening at 6:30 PM. We will be discussing fundraising and making decisions for next school year. If you have an opinion about the type of fundraising the PTA uses, this would be a great opportunity for you to provide your input, make suggestions, and sign up for volunteer opportunities. You may access the link in the Sunday email.

Easley Covid Numbers

Last week Easley reported 1 positive COVID case, 0 close contacts were identified, and there were 0 class closures. Communication to families whose students were identified as close contacts were completed. If you have not already been personally contacted, it means your student was NOT in close contact with any of the COVID-19 cases. Instead of doing daily calls, the district will send out daily emails and the weekly numbers will be reported in this Weekly Update.

SIT Meetings @ 5:30 PM

February 21

March 7

April 18

May 16

June 6

PTA Meetings @ 6:30 PM

February 21

March 7

April 18

May 16

June 6

COVID Information

Register your child for weekly testing at school

Links to community testing sites

Covid -19 information and resources

Covid Exposure

If a student is directly exposed to a Covid positive individual they must quarantine for five days from the date of exposure. The only exception is if they are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated students may return to school after an exposure as long as they are not showing symptoms.

The Safe Schools Toolkit states that students who have an exposure to someone in their household may return to school without quarantine, if they are fully vaccinated. While this is listed in the toolkit as the protocol, and is well within your rights to do, we are asking that you consider keeping your fully vaccinated child home for at least five days when someone in the household has tested positive. It has been our experience, in almost every case of someone in the household testing positive, that the other members test positive within 5-6 days.


Just a reminder if one child in a household is home due to experiencing COVID symptoms, then all the siblings in that household should stay home until the child with the symptoms has a negative Covid test.

Communicating a Positive Result

If your child has tested positive for Covid or needs to be out due to an exposure, please be sure to let the classroom teacher and school administration now. We will need the following information:

  • a screenshot of positive test result

  • the date symptoms started

Accessing School While on Quarantine

Students who are out for mandatory quarantine will be provided with asynchronous work from their classroom teachers. There will not be live Zoom for students who are out for those five days. On occasion, a teacher maybe able to Zoom them in for a small group or morning meeting but that is always a case-by-case situation and is not the expectation.

Students who are being kept home out of an abundance of caution will be considered unexcused and we will not be sending home asynchronous work for them. While I understand the concern, it is important that students are in school when they are healthy so they can benefit from the direct instruction and peer interactions.

PTA News: Update/Membership

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