Sacred Heart Weekly Digital Newsletter - January 11, 2021
CALLED TO BE SAINTS -EVERYDAY HEROES
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Sacred Heart Families,
We are excited to welcome our students back to campus and to onsite instruction beginning Tuesday of this week. While remote learning can be challenging on many fronts our teachers and support staff did an amazing job providing structured instructional sessions and relevant independent work for our students. You, our parents, also deserve an immense amount of credit for working and sacrificing so much to support the learning process during these two weeks of remote learning.
We return to onsite instruction with some new and important guidance from the State of Ohio. The new guidance gives schools more latitude on quarantining and reinforces the importance and need for strict mask wearing. We will be reminding the students of these guidelines and we ask that parents continue to reinforce this with them as well. More information can be found below.
See you all on Tuesday!
The Man in the Picture
Leave your answer in the box on Mr. C's office door or email him with your answer. If emailing make sure the subject line says "Mr. C Challenge".
IMPORTANT RETURN TO ONSITE LEARNING INFORMATION BELOW
Monday - Independent Work Day
Mr. C will also have a short morning announcement which can be found in the the Religion Class Stream of Google Classroom or visit Mr. C's Youtube page.
Returning School Materials Early - Do Not Return Chromebooks or iPads Early
For grades K-7, tables will be available in the school lobby and mezzanine to drop off materials early if needed. WE ASK THAT NO DIGITAL ITEMS LIKE CHROMEBOOKS AND iPADS BE RETURNED EARLY. Students should bring these devices with them to school on Tuesday.
Free Hot Lunch will Continue
Parents do not need to do anything for this. Your child simply needs to notify their teacher in the morning if they will be taking lunch that day.
Lunches for the week of January 11th
Tuesday - Chicken Sandwich
Wednesday - Pasta w/ Meat Sauce
Thursday - Grilled Cheese
Friday - Pizza Hut Pizza
Understanding Ohio's New Guidance Related to COVID-19 and Schools
Click Below to Download Calendar
Transportation for Friday, January 15th
Wadsworth City Schools will not be in session next Friday, Jan.15th. If you need bussing for this day, you must contact Erica Motz at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do this as soon as possible so that she has ample time to put the route together.
General School News
Enrollment for 2021-22
We are also planning a number of virtual events and special onsite tours for new families for the month of February. If you know of any family interested in attending Sacred Heart of Jesus School please have them contact the school office for more information.
We welcome long time substitute teacher and alumna of Sacred Heart, Mrs. Tricia Easton as she assumes the role of interim art teacher. We continue our search to fill the position of Art Teacher for grades PreK-8 for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.
If you know of anyone who may be interested please have them contact the main office or email to email@example.com
Substitute Teachers Needed
Recess Monitor Volunteers Needed
Recess Monitor Volunteers needed to assist watching students while on the playground. Our ability to expand activities for our students is impacted by the number of adults on the playground.
Though COVID-19 guidelines require schools to restrict access to the building which includes volunteers, there are exceptions for select individuals who would consistently provide assistance in a situation like the playground. If you are able to volunteer on a regular and consistent basis please contact Mrs. Sobnosky with your days of availablility. Times would be 11:15 - 12:30.
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Resources Related to COVID-19
New Contact Tracing Guidelines
The CDC had previously defined a “close contact” as someone who spent at least 15 consecutive minutes within six feet of a confirmed coronavirus case. The updated guidance, which health departments rely on to conduct contact tracing, now defines a close contact as someone who was within six feet of an infected individual for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, according to a CDC.
COVID Identification, Reporting and Illness Management Process
Screening for symptoms at home and at school
As our students have returned to the classroom for on-site learning here at Sacred Heart one of the things our families must do is to screen their children each morning. This is done to ensure that your child is healthy and not exhibiting any of the symptoms listed below. For situations where a child has the symptoms listed below they must remain home.
- One low risk symptom - Parent monitors and child returns to school when symptom clears.
- Two or more low risk symptoms OR one high risk symptom - Child and siblings will remain home until sick child is cleared by doctor. Note from the doctor is required prior to your child returning to school.
Fever of over 100 °F
Muscle or body aches
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Loss of taste/smell
Students who exhibit these symptoms while at school will be isolated and sent home.
These guidelines should be followed by parents health screening their children each morning.
While it is understood that there are no guarantees in preventing COVID-19 cases in our building, we all can take steps to help mitigate the spread. These procedures and policies will not necessarily be easy and will require effort and sacrifice on all our parts. We thank you in advance for assisting us to keep our school as safe and healthy as possible.
Planning for a Quarantine
Currently, our staff has been, and will continue to plan for quarantine. This includes items like the recruitment of substitute teachers and establishment of remote learning options and procedures.
We appreciate your help in planning for this option should it arise. As always, feel free to contact our school nurse, Mrs. Fortunato, if you have any further questions.