Phoenix Flyer Parent Newsletter

November 11, 2020 Parent Update

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Greetings Imagine Broward Families!

We can all agree this has been a very interesting 2020 year. We hope everyone fared well with Eta and that you all had a Happy Veteran's Day!


Parent surveys

Below are links to two surveys for our families. We are always looking for feedback and ways in which to improve our school. This data will be used for our upcoming accreditation visit. The first survey is to be completed by all families. The second survey is to be completed by families with students in grades 3rd through 8th grade only. If you have any questions, please reach out. Thank you for your cooperation in completing the surveys.

Climate & Culture Family and Community Survey - to be completed by all families/community members.

https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/145312/26732

Family & Community Survey about Back to School Readiness - to be completed by families with students in grades 3rd through 8th grade only.

https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/145845/26732


Sickness/Covid

We want to thank all parents for following protocols to keep all students and staff safe. If your child has any symptoms of illness, keep them at home and have your student continue their learning online. If a student goes to the clinic during the school day, a parent has one hour to pick up their child. A doctor's note is required to return to school. If any individual in your household tests positive for Covid, parents are to contact the front office within 24 hours and keep their child at home for 14 days to quarantine and may return if no symptoms develop and with a negative covid test.


Please note that no rapid tests will be accepted. “According to the CDC, the Rapid Tests are less accurate than the “Gold Standard” (PCR) Test. These Rapid tests may give people a false sense of security(false negatives). Additionally, false positives are not isolated incidents. Over 10% of Rapid Tests are showing either false negatives or positives.”


Student Pictures

Due to Covid and the low number of in person students, individual student school photos have been scheduled for February. Foxmar has protocols in place to make it a safe process. For students that continue with online learning, parents will be able to send in individual photos so all students can be represented in our yearbook. Because of physical distancing, no class pictures will be taken this year. However, we are publishing our annual yearbook with individual student photos and pictures from staff with all of our activities and events from the year.


Before and Aftercare:

We continue to offer safe before and aftercare in our Great Room. If any parent is in need of before or after care, please email Roni Prager at roni.prager@imagineschools.org.


Employment Opportunities:

Imagine Broward is looking for qualified individuals for substitute and front office assistance positions. If interested, please send resumes to debra.darling@imagineschools.org


Back to School Survey

The school will be sending out a survey in December for intentions of either student in person or online learning for the start of 3rd quarter, Monday January 11. Please note, we will be slightly changing our morning car line starting 3rd quarter. We will maintain our safety process of checking student temperatures before entering the school, but temperature checks will occur at entrance doors and not in cars due to our anticipation of more in person students. This will help us make morning car line move quicker.


Message from Coral Springs: Rental and Utilities Assistance

The City is receiving CARES Acts funds and we would like to communicate the information. Our City realizes this has been a challenging time. It is our hope the assistance can be shared, delivered, and provide some relief for Residential and Small Businesses.

Residents: https://mailchi.mp/coralsprings.org/additional-rental-and-utilities-assistance-for-residents

Businesses: https://mailchi.mp/coralsprings/cares-act-funding-available-for-coral-springs-businesses


Loving our Imagine Broward Family!

Debra Darling - Principal

PTO's Virtual Holiday Shoppe

It is that time of year! PTO is bringing us a virtual holiday shoppe. The new online store is a kid-friendly shopping website designed to be a fun and interactive holiday shop experience and best of all, orders get shipped directly to you! Check it out here: www.wgs123.com

The Positivity Project

This week with the Positivity Project, we will be focusing on the character strength of Bravery, Learn more about the Positivity Project with the P2 for Families here. The Password to the resources is P2.

Flu Season Preparedness and Covid-19

As we rapidly enter flu season (October through May), while currently in the midst of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends routine annual influenza vaccination for all persons aged 6 months and older who do not have contraindications to the vaccines. Not only does the vaccination help protect from getting the flu; it also helps stop the spread of the virus to others.

RATIONALE: Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses which spreads mainly from person to person. The flu is caused by the influenza viruses and COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the differences on symptoms alone and testing may be needed to confirm a diagnosis. Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 are different from the flu virus and may include a change in or loss of taste or smell. Although most individuals who become infected with influenza viruses will recover, influenza can cause serious illness and death particularly among older adults, very young children, individuals with chronic medical conditions and pregnant women. Currently there is no vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. According to the CDC estimated influenza-associated deaths average 49,000 people annually. Health experts and CDC has made the following recommendations to help prevent the spread of the influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus.

• Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing or coughing

• Wash hands often with proper handwashing techniques and/or use hand sanitizers

• Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth

• Stay home when sick and encourage parents of sick children to keep them at home

• Do not share eating utensils, drinking glasses or other personal items

• Touching an inanimate object with flu viruses on it, such as doorknobs, elevator buttons, desktops, and then touching the mouth or nose also may infect people; therefore, wash hands/use hand sanitizers

• Wear mask and practice physical distancing


Attached is a flyer of flu and COVID-19 signs and symptoms here.