DAVIS HILL COMMUNITY UPDATE

November 30, 2020

Dear Davis Hill Community,


I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hard to believe that it's December this week and before we know it ... 2020 will be in the rearview mirror.


Wishing everyone a wonderful week!


Quotes of the Week:


"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

-Winston Churchill

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."

-Albert Einstein


"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans."

-John Lennon

Kindly,

Jay Norton, Principal


#OnceADragonAlwaysADragon

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Lunch Groups

I will be hosting a few lunch groups again starting this week (for those familiar with these groups from last year). The links will be 'open', no sign-ups needed and we'll see how it goes over the first few weeks and I'll adjust if necessary. No agenda for lunch groups... just an opportunity to say "Hi", share/ chat together and maybe a sing-along too.


If you have any questions/ concerns, please feel free to reach out to me.


See link below for times and links.

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PTA VIRTUAL VENDOR FAIR

It is still a great time to check-out the PTA's Virtual Vendor Fair if you have not already! Many awesome items available. Check it out!
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EXPANDED FULL REMOTE MEAL PROGRAM: PICK-UP

REMINDER: PICK UP FOR THE EXPANDED LUNCH PROGRAM:


STARTING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1st....Pick up will be Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3-4pm


Davis Hill School Cafeteria

508-829-2290

Alison Towns

Alison_Towns@wrsd.net

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HEALTH OFFICE INFORMATION

Return to School Reminders from Health Office


  • All Medication orders must be renewed each school year. New Medication orders and medication/s should be brought in by appointment to the school nurse by an adult. Students are not allowed to transport medications to school. (the two exceptions are: Epipens or rescue inhalers that a student carries in their backpack)The school nurse must be notified of any self- carry medications.

Medication order forms can be downloaded off the school website using the

Health tab on the website. Allergy action plans can also be downloaded

  • ALL medications administered at school must have a physician order and parent permission (signature on form). This includes prescription and over the counter medications. Please see medication policy on the website.

  • All students must be fully immunized by the first day of school. The only exceptions are written documentation from a doctor for medical exemptions or a written document by parent/guardian stating due to religious beliefs your child has not been vaccinated. The exemption forms must be renewed at the beginning of each school year. Those not fully vaccinated may be excluded from school if a immunization preventable disease occurs at school. Please remember that the influenza vaccine has been mandated by MDPH . You must send in one of the two exemptions if your child will not be receiving the influenza vaccine by December 31 2020.

  • All new students including kindergarten students are required to have an updated physical and immunization record on file.

  • Students entering the 4th grade need to have an updated physical and immunization record on file in the health office. Please send in as soon as they get their physical.

  • Students in 5th grade who did not send in an updated physical and immunization in 4th grade will need to send in ASAP.

  • Students in grades 2-12 will be required to wear a mask, K and one students are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

  • Please contact the health office - Sandra Berquist for any questions or concerns about any health related issues.


Thank you,

Sandra


Sandra Berquist BSN RN NCSN

Davis Hill School Nurse


Email: sandra_berquist@wrsd.net

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*Upcoming Important Dates (Of course this year... Things are always subject to change!)


November 30: Return From Thanksgiving Break

December 3rd: SIMCO Meeting/ 4:00-4:30PM

December 9th: Parent Coffee/ Chat: 7:00-7:30PM/ Virtual Meeting Link HERE

December 24th: Winter Recess Begins


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Packet Pick-Up

'Packet Pick-Up Day' for the school will continue to be on Fridays from 8:00AM-5:30PM.


Please remember that individual grades and/ or teachers may not always have a packet week-to-week and may have other procedures. Please read communication from your child's teacher for their specific procedures.


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WRSD 2020-2021 Calendar Link HERE

PARENT RESOURCES

NEW PARENT RESOURCE FROM THE STATE

Thanks to a kind DH Parent... please check out this site if you have any questions/ concerns about your child and their well being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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