December 3, 2021
Message From the Principal
I hope you enjoyed the Thanksgiving Break and had a chance to spend some time with your family and friends. I want to take an opportunity to thank all those families who are driving their students to school and/or picking them up after school. The parking lot and pick up/drop off area are quite a bit more full this year, and families have been showing patience throughout the year so far. Please continue to be patient and only drop off/pick up along the curb by the school, and not in the cross walk area.
We have quite a bit of items in our lost and found--mostly coats. A couple weeks ago, I held up every item in our lost and found to all of the students during the lunch hour. Surprisingly, only about 10-12 items were claimed (out of about 45 items). Please check your child's closet, or your coat closet, for any missing coats. Chances are we have them in our lost and found.
Have a great weekend!
Pat Webster--Head Learner
Holiday Help Donors Needed
Specifically, we are in need of the following gift cards in a variety of denominations:
- Fred Meyer
Character Word For December--Gratitude
From Psychology Today
Drop In Vaccine Clinic at Lake Tapps Elementary
Updated Covid Guidance
We are making some changes to follow the most recent guidance from the state department of health and quarantine periods. As usual the timing wasn’t the best. Right after we sent information home with students about the Test to Stay program, the state guidance changed. The new required quarantine time is seven days for students or staff who are symptom free and can produce a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result taken on day 5, 6, or 7 after exposure (students or staff with symptoms are still required to get a PCR Covid test).
In the end, this news shortens the quarantine time for students and staff who are close contacts. Students who are identified as a close contact with another student at school can participate in Test to Stay and this process is now seven days instead of ten days. Students exposed outside of school can return to school after seven days, too, as long as they are symptom free and produce a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result taken on day 5, 6, or 7 after exposure. Anyone who is a close contact who does not participate in Test to Stay or refuses to get tested, must still stay quarantined for ten days and can return to school after that window of time has passed as long as the individual is symptom free.
This new time frame above combined with the recent eligibility to get vaccinated for students ages 5-11 will combine to keep more kids in school as we progress through the school year.
Highly Capable Assessment
Nomination Window Closes - January 14, 2022
Evaluation for nominated students - Week of January 31, 2022
Sumner Food Bank
NO appointment is needed at this time.
"That's right, no appointment needed and no identification needed. Just show up and shop like any grocery store... and we'll take care of the rest. We serve all... EVERY address, EVERY city, EVERY zip code."
Food Distribution Hours:
- Mon-Fri : 10:00am-1:00pm
- Thurs: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Client Information Link: 253-863-3793
Food Bank Address: 15625 Maine Street E. Sumner, WA
Early Pick Up
If you walk to school from a nearby neighborhood to pick up your child early, please be sure to call ahead. Our playground supervisors always keep an eye out for strangers on the campus, particularly on the playground. If you call the office ahead of time, we can notify the playground supervisor that you are on the way, and it's safe to let you cut through the playground from the neighborhood behind the school.
Substitute Teachers & Paras Needed
Human Resources Technician
Wet Weather Is Here
Message from Transportation
Is Your Student Vaccinated for Covid 19?
If your student has been fully vaccinated for Covid-19, please turn in proof of vaccination.
You may bring a copy to the office, or email it to Mary Aspelund, RN: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fully vaccinated students do not have to quarantine or participate in Test to Stay if they have been in close contact with someone Covid positive! Fully vaccinated means at least 14 days have passed since receiving the second Covid vaccine in a two-dose series (or 14 days after receiving a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine-not available for those under age 18).
Students should be monitored for symptoms for a full 14 days after last exposure. If any Covid-like symptoms develop, they must stay home and get a PCR Covid test (not an antigen test or rapid antigen test). It is recommended to get a Covid test on day 5-7 after exposure if no symptoms are present (may be either a PCR or antigen test without symptoms). If your student has tested positive for Covid in the past 90 days and develops symptoms, please call the school for testing guidance.
COVID Testing for Students With Symptoms
*Exception: If your student has tested positive for COVID in the last 90 days, please call the school for testing directions.
We have had fast results and excellent reviews from this site in Auburn:
And here are other testing sites in Pierce County: Testing Information