News and Updates from Mrs. Adelman - October 2, 2020
From the Desk of Mrs. Adelman
Hi Warwick Bears!
It was wonderful to welcome our traditional and hybrid 2 students back to the building this week. The students did a wonderful job with social distancing and demonstrating the new procedures at school. We are so proud of our students.
Here are a few reminders:
- Students are encouraged to use the blue drawstring bag to carry materials back and forth from home to school. This is for a few reasons. We will not be using closets or hooks, all student belongings must hang on the back of their chair. Chairs can tip easily and this could cause an accident. Students are not permitted to bring any "extras" such as toys or sports equipment to school.
- Students will need their laptop or iPad each day and all students will receive laptop/iPad bags by next week.
- The following materials should come to school every day: mask, water bottle, and device (fully charged).
- Hand sanitizer should come on the child's first day and remain here. This will be for personal use only.
- Headphones can either come back and forth with your child or can remain at school. If your child is bringing a lunch, that should come with your child each day too. You can either use a disposable lunch bag or lunch box.
When students attend in-person, the mitigation procedures outlined within the district’s health and safety plan will be in effect. The "2020-2021 Return to School" document is a great resource to review.
In order to help families prepare their children for this return, we invite you to view this 9-minute video featuring images from Warwick. The video describes health and safety features such as social distancing, face coverings, and handwashing. In addition, it provides information on arrival procedures, lunch, recess, breaks, and dismissal. Click here to view the video.
Also, here is the video that you received on last weekend with district wide procedures!
Please reach out with any questions.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Amy Adelman
Virtual Students - Materials Distribution Schedule
Dear Central Bucks Virtual Academy Parents/Guardians,
Our virtual teachers will need to distribute materials on an ongoing basis to support instruction. To simplify the process, especially for families with children in multiple grade-levels, we have developed a schedule that will allow materials to be picked up for all grade-levels on specified dates. Buildings will communicate what the specific pick-up procedures and times will be for their students. In some instances, a grade-level may already have sufficient materials distributed for instructional purposes and may skip a distribution date. Your child’s/children’s teacher/s will communicate if you do not need to pick-up materials on one of the scheduled dates.
Health Check Reminder
1. Please monitor your child daily for fever and/or other signs of COVID-19. Be sure to keep students home if they have one of the following symptoms –cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new lack of smell or taste; or two of the following symptoms – fever, sore throat, runny nose/congestion, chills, muscle pain, nausea or vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and fatigue.
2. Students with fever/symptoms/with no known COVID-19 exposure may return to school when asymptomatic and fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; or confirmation of alternative diagnosis by health care provider.
3. Families are required to report confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 to the School Nurse.
4. Students who exhibit signs or symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day will be placed in isolation and masked until arrangements are made for dismissal.
5. Students with positive COVID-19 test may return to school after 10 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared and being fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. The student will need to produce the Isolation Release Letter from the Bucks County Department of Health.
6. Students returning after COVID-19 infection will be checked by the School Nurse prior to returning to the classroom.
7. If a student is exposed to a person with a positive COVID- 19 test, the student will have to quarantine for 14 days. If the student becomes symptomatic, they will be treated as a positive COVID-19 case and will need to isolate at home for 10 days from the date that the symptoms began.