Great Lakes Elementary

Newsletter October 9thh, 2020

March is READING Month

Dear Parents,

I can not begin to tell you how excited I am for the month of March. During March we celebrate March is reading month and we have some many fun things planned! Today, we did both a Reading Month Kick-Off Assembly, as well as, a Glow Party. The Glow Party lasted 25 minutes per grade level and students were able to come to the gym, dance, sing, and just have fun!

During March, we have dress up days three times a week. We always dress up on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Next week our dress up days are as follows.

Monday - Twin Day

Wednesday - Flannel/Plaid Day

Friday - Under the Great Lakes Day (dress like a fish, sailor, pirate, Sponge Bob, or anything under the sea!

Also, next week Herrick District Library will be meeting with each grade level to share exciting new books that have recently been released to get our students excited about reading! There is much more planned for March and I can't wait to celebrate reading with our students!

Upcoming Events and COVID ONSET Symptoms

Upcoming Events:

October 13th - Milo our therapy dog visits

October 22nd - Half Day

October 22nd - Conferences (1-4 and 5-8)

October 27th - Conferences (5-8)

Onset COVID Symptoms:

As we are further into the school year, I wanted to remind parents of the flow chart from the Ottawa County Health Department that we are following when students exhibit onset COVID symptoms. If students have any ONE these (cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or loss of taste or smell) OR any TWO of these (fever over 100.4, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, diarrhea/vomiting/stomach pain, congestion/runny nose, headache or fatigue) students must be excluded from school.

When students are sent home with onset COVID symptoms parents have three options to help their child return to school. The first option is to call your doctor and get an alternative diagnosis. The second option is to have your student take a COVID test and receive a negative result. The third option is to do neither and have your child stay home from school for ten days. One thing that is frustrating for all is that onset symptoms also resemble other symptoms that students might have during a normal year. However, we will continue to follow the guideline from the Ottawa County Health Department