Anderson School News! 10/19/20
Digging "IN"to Learning!
Dates to Remember
- October 22- Corner Bakery Cafe PTO Dine Out Fundraiser 7:30 am- 7:30 pm
- October 28 - Chipotle PTO Dine Out Night 4:00pm - 8:00pm
- October 30 - Virtual Halloween Costume Parade (Details coming next week)
- November 3 - Election Day (no student attendance) - NEW THIS YEAR!
- November 6 - End of 1st Trimester
- November 9 - Remote Learning Planning Day for Staff (non-attendance day for students)
- November 11 - Veterans Day Virtual Assembly
- November 23-27- Thanksgiving Break
Halloween Celebrations! What about costumes?
Yes! we will have Halloween Celebrations this year, but it will certainly look a little different to accommodate all of the safety guidelines.
- Students can come to school in their costumes on Friday 10/30. Please make sure their costume is simple and can be worn throughout the day without getting "in the way of learning" (Example: Don't send your child to school with the Xtra Large Inflatable Dinosaur.) Although that is a super cool costume, it doesn't work well during math class. :)
- Remember we have young students, some just turning 5 years old, at our school, so costumes should not be violent or scary in nature – No blood, guts, or weapons. Students should not be wearing scary masks or make-up. No bare midriffs or scant clothing. Those fun costumes are for your own family parties.
- Students still need to wear the required masks at all times for safety purposes.
- We will be having a Zoom Costume Parade that will be recorded online and sent out to all parents. We will miss seeing so many parents at our costume parade, but we can't wait to show off our cool costumes. This way every family can view the parade if they want. :)
- Each grade level team is organizing some fun activities for their students that Friday afternoon. (10/30/20) Parent volunteers will not be allowed into the building to help with these parties. Sorry. :( (Another reason to be mad at COVID)
- If your family/child does not wish to participate in the costume parade and celebration, we will have some fun alternative learning activities for them to participate in away from their classroom. (Building Challenge, STEM activity...)
Let's Honor our Veterans!
You can get a jump-start by making a list of all the Veterans that are connected to your family in any way. We will be asking for their name and basic information so we can add them to our Veterans Wall of Honor at Anderson.
Start Making a list of the Veterans your family wants to honor!
- Branch of the Military?
- Years Served?
- (start digging up a picture to email in)
Message from Health Office to Families
If ANY member of a household becomes ill with COVID-like symptoms OR are awaiting COVID test results, OR have tested positive for COVID, ALL students/district employees in the household MUST stay home until the symptomatic household member has provided the required documentation to the school nurse. It is up to the family to provide this documentation to all schools involved.
COVID-like symptoms include: Fever (100.4° F or higher), new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain from an unknown cause, new congestion/runny nose, new loss of sense of taste or smell, nausea, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle or body aches. Medical Evaluation and Testing are Strongly Recommended for ALL persons with COVID-Like Symptoms.
Policy Regarding Return to School:
If a COVID test is completed for the symptomatic individual and test results are negative, the students/district employees living in the household may return to school after providing the negative test results to the school nurse.
If the symptomatic individual is evaluated by his/her doctor and an alternative diagnosis is provided, the students/district employees in the household may return to school after providing the doctor’s note with alternative diagnosis to the school nurse.
If no COVID testing or no evaluation by a healthcare provider of the symptomatic individual, the symptomatic individual will need to stay home 10 calendar days from onset of symptoms and ALL other students/district employees living in the household will need to stay home 14 calendar days from the onset of symptoms. Return to school will require a note from a parent/guardian indicating that the ill household member is fever-free without fever-reducing medication and that symptoms have improved.
If the symptomatic family member tests positive for COVID-19, the symptomatic individual will stay home for 10 calendar days and will need a Release from Isolation letter from the local health department before returning to school. All other students/district employees living in the household will need to stay home for 14 days and will need a Release from Quarantine letter from the local health department.
Health Office Contact Information
If you have any questions for the nurses or you would like to provide the required documentation for your student to return to school, please contact us at:
Anne McCann (Certified School Nurse) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sumana Parveen (RN) - email@example.com
Elizabeth Seeger (RN) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Health Department Contact Information
If you or a household member tests positive for COVID-19 or is determined to be a close contact of a positive individual, please contact your local health department for further instructions:
Kane County Health Department: 630-208-3801
Dupage County Health Department: 630-682-7400
Need Help with your ComEd Bill?
I am forwarding each of you this information to make certain your district families are aware of ComEd financial assistance programs. I know some of our customers continue to experience financial hardships as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Please distribute this information as appropriate in an effort to avoid disconnections at a time when so many students are relying on energy services for remote learning.
Feel free to reach out to me directly if needed!
We’re all in this together
Carla Dennis | ComEd External Affairs | Working Remote C: 630.415.8933
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Free Winter Clothing Pick Up at Anderson!
Friday, Nov. 6th, 3:30-5:30 PM.
Come choose winter gear for your family for the winter months. Options include winter coats, snow pants, hats, and mittens. Clothes are a combination of new and gently used items and are provided free through donations.