North Scituate Elementary School
February 2021 Newsletter
A note from Mrs.Soccio
Where did January go? Students have been working hard and getting back into their routines. All students recently completed benchmark assessments. Our teaching staff has spent the past week reviewing student data during Common Planning Time. During these meetings, grade level teams analyzed student achievement data in order to effectively plan for instruction. Teachers worked together to identify strengths and areas of improvement for their students.
A huge thank you to our North Scituate families for your continued support this year in your child's education. Whether it be supporting your child during distance learning, listening to them read each night, or practicing math facts, it doesn't go unnoticed, and your support makes a difference.
Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor play. We are making every effort to get students outside for recess and must ensure they are properly dressed for the conditions. Thank you for your support.
Please reach out with questions or concerns at any time. Happy New Year!
Kaitlin M. Soccio, Principal
Scituate School Department COVID Updates
SSD has decided that students and staff who have been identified as a direct contact by the school or have been told to quarantine by the RIDOH will NOT be able to return to in-class learning until 10 days after their exposure to the positive case.
The RIDOH is allowing for individuals who have been told to quarantine to test on day 5 after exposure. If the test is negative and the individual remains symptom free through the 7th day, then they may come off quarantine on the 8th day.
Because there is still a chance a person may become infected even after 8 days, SSD will continue with 10 days before return to in class learning. The building principal or school nurse will notify you of your return to school date.
If a student or staff member travels out of the country or to a state that is considered a “hot spot,” meaning greater than a 5% Covid-19 rate, they will not be able to return to in class learning until 14 days after returning. Those states can be found at the following link https://bit.ly/35WSLld
We ask that you notify the school with the dates you will be traveling. The school nurse will be able to let you know what day you or your child may return.
Anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 within 90 days is considered to have immunity to the virus. For this reason, if an immune person were to travel, come into contact, or live with a positive case they may return to school without the need to quarantine.
Symptoms and Testing:
Students who have 1 of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or new loss of taste or smell or have 2 of the following symptoms: fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose need to be tested. Please contact the PK- 12 testing site at 1-844-857-1814 to set up an appointment to be tested for Covid-19.
Please stay home and notify the school that you or the student is being tested.
Please note that if a student, staff member, or a member of their household is being tested for COVID; The student or staff must stay home until all tests have resulted and are negative.
Virtual February BINGO Night
School Spelling Bee
Scituate elementary schools and middle school are once again participating in the Scripps Spelling Bee sponsored by the Valley Breeze!
Our school winners and alternates are:
- Grade 5 Winner: Fallon G.
- Grade 5 Alternate: Emma S.
- Grade 4 Winner: Jackson B.
- Grade 4 Alternate: Tessa B.
The District Bee will be held on February 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the Scituate High School Auditorium by invitation only. The event will be streamed live.
HOSA Community Awareness Event
Positive Office Referrals
GRADE LEVEL HIGHLIGHTS
Grade 1 Distance Learners
Art with Ms. Davis
PTO 2021 Fundraiser
Our Calendar Raffle has begun. All raffles are due Wednesday, February 24th. Please contact NorthScituatePTO@gmail.com with any questions.
Thank you to the following businesses that have donated so far to our calendar raffle:
Village Gas, Moose Trackers, Country Gardener, Alpine Wine & Spirits, Expresso’s Pizza, IGA Market, Oriental Taste, Smithfield Home Depot, Dunkin Donuts (Plainfield Pike), BJ’s (Johnston), Bon Asian Bistro, Cherry Hill Grill, Dave’s Market, Ruffino’s Pizza, and China Garden