This Week at Windsor 1.8.2021

Teachers make a difference at any distance...

Windsor Families,


Happy New Year and welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful and healthy winter break! Thank you for completing the Step 4 Survey. Please be sure to call the front office if your child is going to be absent for any reason. Also, please alert the office as well as your child's teacher if you need to keep your child home but attend school remotely.


Important information:

  • Please continue to follow the drop and go procedures that were sent out this week, it is very important to keep all students safe.

  • Please read the new guidance information from our health office.


Stay well,

Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano


Upcoming Events:

- Wednesday, January 14th, 7 pm- Remote PTA Meeting

- Monday, January 18th- No School

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Notes from the Health Office...

1/8/21


Happy New year! Thank you for keeping your children home if you traveled for the holiday. We appreciate you partnering with us to keep Windsor a healthy place for students and staff. I know it’s a hard decision when everyone feels fine but we have to remember that the virus is shed 48 hours before feeling any symptoms. This is a contributing factor to it being spread. It is also a slow virus which is why the long 14 day quarantine is recommended after travel.

NEW IDPH EXCLUSION GUIDANCE


Please note the new guidelines indicate that quarantine may be reduced to 10 days after exposure to someone with COVID 19 or traveling, HOWEVER the gold standard is 14 days and we are still recommending 14 days. The reason for reducing is science has found there is a significant decrease in risk of transmission after day 10. In cases where people/students are unable to maintain safety mitigations (6 feet of distance, wearing a mask, avoid large crowds, etc) it is NOT recommended to shorten quarantine and they must quarantine the full 14 days. Symptoms can still start up through day 14 after being in close contact with someone who is positive for COIVID 19 so it is important to follow the safety mitigations (6 feet distance, wearing a mask, avoiding large crowds, etc) throughout the full 14 days.


Keeping kids home when ill and following a 14 day quarantine after exposure or travel is working! Thank you for helping us keep COVID out of Windsor!


As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!


Thank you,

Darlene Carpenter, RN

Windsor School Nurse

dcarpenter@sd25.org


NEW IDPH EXCLUSION GUIDANCE


Windsor PTA

PTA meeting (virtual) next week, Wednesday (1/13) at 7:00 PM. Join us to get the latest on what the Windsor PTA is doing.


Meeting ID

meet.google.com/eko-qkjv-ipc


Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 646-883-2887‬

PIN: ‪284 084 588#‬


Save the Dates!

  • Picture Day is coming February 17 and 18. More info to come.
  • Book Fair - This year the book fair will be a virtual event from February 4-17. Kids will be able to navigate online like they would in the gym. More details to come.
  • Science Fair - We are postponing the science fair this year to spring and will share more information as we get closer.

Mrs. Stella's Station

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a relaxing Winter Break, and was able to enjoy some time in the snow over the past week! My youngest daughter brought me a chunk of snow to put in the freezer over the weekend - she told me she wanted to save it for a science experiment. For others who are thinking of ways to use the snow and ice for learning, Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls has a great science experiment for you to try, "Don't Melt the Ice!" What can your child create that will keep ice from melting? There's even a documentation and reflection sheet that you can use to help guide your family through the process. Share your results on twitter and tag @mrsstella or @windsorwildcats. We'd love to see what you design! Have a great weekend!

Important Tech Tip:

Please remind your students that they should power down their Chromebooks at least once a day and maybe at lunchtime as well. That will help the "glitchiness" many are experiencing.


iPads should also be rebooted occasionally to prevent connectivity issues. Instructions are below.


To turn off your Chromebook completely, try one of these options:

  • At the bottom right, select the time. Select Power .
  • At the bottom right, select the time. Select Sign out Shut down.
  • Press and hold the Power key for 3 seconds.
  • Press and hold the Power button until you see a menu to Power off or Sign out

To Power Down Your iPad:


  • Press and hold the On/Off/Sleep button at the upper-right corner of the iPad. Slide the bar to Power off.


How to Clean/Sanitize Chromebooks and iPads

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