Quist Weekly News
February 19, 2021
A Message from Principal Norris-Buck
Dear Royal Families,
We hope you were able to stay warm this week! I can imagine it must be unsettling to receive the 3 email blasts regarding the need to close cohorts for in-person learning. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge that as well as provide some perspective. Throughout the week, we have 631 students attending school in person at Quist over the course of the week. In the last two weeks, we quarantined 40 people in those 3 cohorts. As we stand today, all who were quarantined are healthy. We believe our layers of protection are working.
In preparation for our Spring conference times, we plan to connect with the families of our students who are experiencing obstacles in this current learning format. Our goal is to partner with you and your student to come up with a plan to address the remainder of the year for everyone's success. If you would like to connect with a teacher and you don't hear from that teacher in the next week or so, please reach out to them by email or Google Voice to arrange a time to talk. We certainly don't want to leave anyone out, and yet we recognize that our 5 minute conference times last fall may not have been enough time.
Finally, please remember to pay your fees. You can send the payment with your student, come to the front office, or pay online. Thank you for your help with this!
Attendance: Please continue to call in your student's absences. All absences, even absences for remote classes, need to be called in using our attendance line, 303-655-6950. Thank you so much for your help with this.
State Test Information: The State of Colorado plans on asking school district to give the CMAS state tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science this spring. They want all virtual students to come into the building to take this assessment. Mr. Marlatt and Mr. Komora, our School Assessment Coordinators, have created a short survey to gather some information to help us continue to plan. If you haven't completed this, please take a moment to do so. If you want to opt out of spring state testing, this form is the way to do so.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Trina Norris-Buck, Ed.S.
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In-Person & Remote Absences
If your child is experiencing any of the symptoms related to Covid-19, please fill out THIS TRACKING FORM. For all other absences, please call our attendance line at 303-655-6950 Option 1.
Getting Fit as a Family… During a Pandemic
Eat healthier. Exercise more. We all know in theory how to get in shape, but in practice it’s easier said than done. The constant change of the pandemic doesn’t necessarily make it any easier ⎯ but it could offer an opportunity to reprioritize healthy choices as a family. Of course, it doesn’t happen overnight. Our experts offer six tips for setting new and healthy family routines ⎯ and sticking to them. Stay on track
Live Parent Education Event (Webinar-style)
Topic: Getting Fit as a Family… During a Pandemic
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Children’s Hospital Colorado family wellness expert and exercise physiologist Eve Kutchman, M.Ed., will join pediatrician Hilary Stempel, MD, MPH, to discuss practical ways to encourage your family to reprioritize daily activities to include making healthy choices, with considerations for being in a pandemic. Following their presentation, they will be available to answer participant questions live.
Parents must register to attend this free event.