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Jan. 10-14, 2022

From the principal's office...

We had a good week back from Christmas break. Teachers reviewed expectations and procedures, and we went right back to working hard on teaching and learning! As you know, winter visited us this week, so please be sure and send jackets/coats with students. It's also a great idea to write their names inside since many seem to find their way to the lost and found.


I am including a chart below that shows you our weather guidelines. Recess/being outside is very important for kids, but we also want to be safe with temperatures in both extreme cold and heat.


5th grade parents- the district is offering three different zoom opportunites THIS TUESDAY for parents to view the puberty video that all 5th graders in the district view. Here is the link to the information with the zoom times and the zoom link for any who might be interested. We will be sending paper copies home of the permission slip next week. Let our new counselor, Mrs. Santillo know if you have any questions- her email address is vsantillo@sdale.org.


There have been several changes with COVID guidelines, so I'm going to address those in a separate section below. I know there is a lot of concern, and this is a time when rumors like to fly around, but we are committed to continuing to educate our students in the safest way we can. We are here for our students and you- let us know if you have any questions or we can help you. Hang in there!


Love,

Mrs. Crumby (your proud principal)

Upcoming Dates/Events:

Jan. 11- look for report cards coming home in Tues. folders- look it over, keep the report card, and sign the envelope to send back to school; Zoom opportunities for 5th grade parents regarding puberty video


Jan. 17- no school- Martin Luther King Jr.


Running Club- Mondays and Wednesdays until 3:30

Choir- Tuesdays until 3:45

Ukelele Club- Thursdays until 3:30

COVID Updates:

There are 3 main changes that happened this past Thursday afternoon:


1. length of time to quarantine

2. length of time to isolate

3. ways to avoid quarantine


  • Isolation and Quarantine changes: Can return 5 days after the day of exposure, if no symptoms or if symptoms are improving, and continue to wear a mask for 5 more days


  • Children who are fully vaccinated (have had both COVID shots) do NOT have to quarantine if exposed (this has always been the rule- just a reminder)


  • If your child tests positive or has been exposed, please complete the form on the district website and someone will contact you about a return date. This form is very important because it helps us document attendance so a student will not have unexcused absences. Teachers will gather work so that students can work at home during this time. www.sdale.org/page/covid


  • Test-to-Stay is still an option if your child is exposed at school. When we contact you about a possible exposure, we will review your options. However, Test-to-Stay is not an option for household exposures/outside-of-school exposures.


  • If you have multiple children, only the child who has actually been exposed has to quarantine. Other siblings do not unless someone in the home tests positive.

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Character Words for January...

Curious/Inquirer

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Morning Arrival

We are opening the doors at 7:20 this year- this means no students should be on the front porch before 7:20. There is no adult supervision before 7:20.

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Westwood's Mission:

Westwood Elementary empowers all learners to grow in a safe and positive environment to launch a lifetime of learning.