Musk Ox Memo
What's happening at Machetanz?
Mondays and Fridays in October and November: Boys Basketball for those 4th and 5th grade boys signed up
Tuesdays and Thursdays in October and November: Girls Basketball for those 4th and 5th grade girls signed up
October 26- October 30: Red Ribbon week and Spirit Week
October 28: Math Club Begins
November 2: Parent Teacher Conferences via zoom- no school
November 3: Parent teacher conferences and PD for teachers- no school
November 11: Veteran's Day- No school for students- PD day for staff
MZE mitigation plans
Our plans have not changed however, due to COVD fatigue there has been some complacency in following the plans. This is completely normal however we have been renewing our efforts to follow the plans. This included mask wearing reminders. All students 3-5th grade and all staff must wear a mask throughout the day. If physical distancing can occur then students may take a mask break. This includes recess. Many students are socializing in groups during recess and not physically distancing and our recess monitors are providing a lot of gentle reminders for students to wear their mask.
Masks need to cover the nose and mouth to be effective.
Again, these plans are not new, however we are providing more reminders now than we have especially as cases rise.
Students in kindergarten through 2nd grade are not required to wear a mask but are highly encouraged to wear one. We appreciate your support with this,. WE truly want to remain in school and avoid remote learning for as long as possible.
You can find all COVID related information including school closures around the district here:https://www.matsuk12.us/coronavirus
Helping your child stay on track when absent from school
The borough COVID cases are rising and we are now at high risk level as a borough. It will become harder to keep schools open as cases increase and we need your help.
Has you child displayed any COVID related symptoms?
Is your child considered a close contact to someone that has COVID?
Students need to wear Appropriate gear for the weather
We have seen our first snowfall and this is our reminder that the temperatures are going to soon require students to have snow pants, boots, hats and gloves in addition to their jackets. Students go out in rain, snow, or sunshine and we go outside in temperatures up to 10 degrees below zero. Please make sure your students are ready!
The mask breaks students can take outside are important so please help make sure your students have all the appropriate gear.
NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY & BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK
Addition FLU Shot Clinics
Carrs Pharmacy in Palmer: 6yo and older
Carrs Pharmacy in Wasilla: 5yo and older
Fred Meyer Pharmacy in Palmer and Wasilla: 7yo and older
Target CVS Pharmacy in Wasilla: 9yo and older
Walgreens Pharmacy in Wasilla: 7yr and older, except 3yrs and older for Flu vaccine
Walmart Pharmacy in Wasilla: 8yrs and older
Mrs,. Gold, Mrs. Gallagher, Ms. Hamilton, Mrs. Moosey, and Ms. Simon
School picture info, at home learning and zoom expectations, When to Quarantine
Return to school protocol, school pictures information, drop off and pick up procedures