Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ January 22
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I would like to thank our students, staff, and families for working so hard to be safe during these times so we can keep our schools open. Our students did an incredible job wearing masks, staying apart, and learning new routines - all while still engaging in learning. Our teachers and especially our custodian, Mr. Steiner, have done a great job. We have one more week of hybrid learning ahead. Full in-person learning starts on Monday, Feb 1.
Please be sure you have reviewed the newsletter sent last week about schedules, safety, and routines.
School starts at 8:30
Specials during Hybrid Weeks
There is such a thing as free lunch
1. Wearing a mask - Wearing a proper mask the right way reduces transmission of the virus via aerosols by up to 90%. That one thing is our single-most important strategy, no matter where you are.
2. Clean and change the air - Having fresh air and cleaning the air is next after mask-wearing. At Lakeview, we have installed ionizers in all vents, we have excellent filters in our system, we increased the number of air exchanges/hour, and added many air purifiers.
3. Washing hands - We all touch a lot of things every day. Touching a surface is not the problem. But we often bring our hands to our face (to adjust our mask, to rub our eyes, and so on). Washing hands continues to be one of the top strategies for keeping safe and healthy.
Bingo - thank you!
Thanks to everyone that joined us on Thursday night for virtual Bingo (live from Mr. Sepersky's living room). We had a fun time. Thank you to the Lakeview PTO for organizing the event, to teachers for prizes, and to Mrs. DeBruin and Mrs. Benn for their technology help. About 55 families joined us. We look forward to more events like this in the future, so stay tuned.
Valentine's Day & Birthdays
• Do not send edible birthday treats this year (no cupcakes, cookies, etc). They will not be passed out. I encourage you to instead consider purchasing a book or game for your child's classroom.
• If you choose to send anything for Valentine's Day, we will not consume any food in the classroom. For example, if you send prepackaged candy hearts, we will hand them out and they will be taken home. Do not send anything homemade and do not send anything store-bought that does not come individually pre-packaged.
• If you choose to send any cards or pre-packaged candy for Valentine's, please have your child bring it to school by Wednesday, February 10. Our teachers will quarantine all items for a day and hand them out at the end of school on Thursday, February 11 (since we do not have school on the 12th and Valentine's Day is a Sunday this year).
Fire & Safety Drills
What happens if ...?
• A teacher tests positive for COVID-19 or needs to be quarantined for being a close contact
• A student in 4K-2nd grades tests positive
• A student in 3rd-5th grades tests positive
There are many variables, but please know that if we need to transition an entire class to virtual learning while the rest of the school remains in-person, we will take the steps needed to ensure safety.