Mable Woolsey Weekly Update

The Week of January 10, 2022

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Breakfast and Lunch Menus for the Week of January 10th

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Are you missing something? Our Lost and Found is located in the Library. Thank you Mrs. Fleisher for making these items easier for students to find!

Updates Regarding Quarantining and Isolation for Schools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its quarantine and isolation guidance with shorter isolation and quarantine periods of 5 days to focus on the period when a person is most infectious, followed by continued masking for an additional 5 days. CDC communicated on Jan. 4 that this guidance applies to the general population in the community, including workplaces and schools, and on Jan. 6, the CDC updated its guidance for school settings.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and ISBE plan to align with CDC guidance on shortening isolation and quarantine periods for COVID-19 for schools. ISBE and IDPH will release updated guidance as soon as possible. In the meantime, please review the IDPH Health Alert for details on key changes that will take effect soon.

The CDC made these changes to reflect accumulating evidence that demonstrates that the majority of transmission occurs during the early periods of infection. Combined with continued adherence to universal indoor masking and highly effective vaccines, these changes will allow more students to stay safely in-person.

Thank you for your patience as we awaited clarity from the CDC, and thank you for all that you are doing to provide students the safe, in-person learning environment they need to thrive.


Dr. Carmen I. Ayala

State Superintendent of Education

Illinois State Board of Education

Help your child to self-regulate and calm the nervous system using SQUARE BREATHING
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This month we are talking about Responsibility!

The dictionary talks about Responsibility in a few ways: fulfilling your duties, being accountable and having consequences, and the independence you can earn to make decisions on your own. We are using this definition at school: Responsibility: to take action and understand how our choices affect others, ourselves, and the world.

K-2 Home Letter

3-4 Home Letter

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Winter Recess

Students go outside twice a day for recess. They go out for approximately 20 minutes after lunch and take another 15 minute recess either in the morning or afternoon. All students will go out for recess if it is (real feel) 15 degrees or higher (25 degrees for PreK). Please make sure they bring a winter jacket, gloves, hat, snowpants*, and boots. PreK students do not need snowpants because they will be inside or on the blacktop only. Students will only be allowed to play in the snow if they have all of the necessary items. If students do not have snowpants or boots, they will have to stay on the blacktop area.

If you do not have the above items and can't afford to purchase them, contact your child's teacher to see if there are donations available.