Phoenix Flyer Parent Newsletter

January 6, 2021 Parent Update

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Greetings Imagine Broward Families!

Happy 2021! Wishing you all a prosperous and healthy New Year. We hope you had a restful and joyous Winter Break. Please remember this week is a full week of school and next Tuesday is an Early Release Day. Check out the updated school calendar below.


Next Monday January 11, we will be welcoming more in person students back to campus. Please make sure your child has a properly fitting mask and review proper handwashing and social distancing. For any specific questions, please contact your homeroom teacher or call the front office. We are here to help you!


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.”


Car Line

Elementary morning car line begins at 8:10 a.m. and middle school at 9:00 a.m. We are maintaining our safety protocol of checking student temperatures before entering the school, but temperature checks are now being taken at entrance doors and not in vehicles. If your child is returning to campus on Monday, please make sure to contact your child's homeroom teacher to know which zone is their designated drop off zone and what is your child's pikmykid code for dismissal. For safety and efficiency, please do NOT exit your vehicle are arrival or dismissal.


Please remember no cars can come on campus before 8:10 a.m. or 9:00 for morning arrivals. For dismissal afternoon car line, use the pikmykid app. There are NO zones for afternoon car line. Stay in the car order in which you arrived. Do NOT pass another car, as students are dismissed from classes based on the order cars arrive.


Appreciation

Imagine Broward Staff wants to thank all of our families for all their support! We thank you for making purchases at our first virtual Book Fair. We are grateful for your participation in Spirit Week and for sending in so many goodies, gifts, food and donations for the holidays. Big special shout outs to the following families for their generous donations:

The Schlang Family and MBAF for a $500 donation

Mrs. Gail Jaggesar and Family for providing lunch for staff

Mr. Monahan and Family for providing lunch for staff


Student Laptops

If your child is returning to brick and mortar on Monday and they have signed out a school laptop, it is required to return the laptop to school. Please send it in with your child and give to the homeroom teacher.


1st Grade Pick-up

1st grade teachers will be having a 2:00 p.m. student materials pickup on Tuesday January 12 for students who are online. Please go to the yellow wing bus loop for pickup. If you have questions, please contact your homeroom teacher.


Breakfast and Lunch

We are pleased to announce that all breakfasts and lunches are free for the remainder of the school year. Also, free meals are also provided for students who are staying at home. If interested, please contact the front office for pickup details.


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.


Loving our Imagine Broward Family!

Debra Darling - Principal

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The Positivity Project

This week with the Positivity Project, we will be focusing on the character strength of Kindness and next week the Other People Mindset of knowing my words and actions affect others. Learn more about the Positivity Project with the P2 for Families here. The Password to the resources is P2.

Volunteer Hours

Parents may log their volunteer hours directly through the link below. Use this form to log your volunteer hours all year long. Fill this out each time you volunteer under your oldest child's name. Front office will keep a record of total hours. Please complete hours by May 15, 2021. If you have questions on how you may volunteer, please call the front office. We appreciate your support. LINK

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.