Norma Coombs Elementary School
January Newsletter 2022
Passcode for this week, JAN 18-21, is "BEING UNIQUE IS COOL”
Screening Questions Daily before coming to school
Do I have a fever?
Do I have a cough?
Am I experiencing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
Am I experiencing any other symptoms?
Have I been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days?
In the last 10 days, have I been directed to quarantine, isolate or take a COVID-19 test?
Students and Staff Can Get Tested
PUSD offers COVID-19 PCR oral or nasal swab tests on campuses and at the District’s Primary Clinic, 8 a.m. - 3:30 pm. By appointment, please call (626) 396-3600, ext 88180
At Norma Coombs weekly testing is on Tuesdays.
Register at the following link. It is available for ALL students and staff.
Open Enrollment for 2022-23 School Year
1st Lottery: January 10, 9AM- January 28, 4PM at schoolchoicepusd.com
Results Available Online: February 17th by 11:59PM
Accepted Students Complete Pre-Enrollment: February 18th 9AM- February 28, 4PM
Frequently Asked Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccination in Children
Why is it recommended for children ages 5 years and older to be vaccinated?
There are approximately 28 million children between the ages of 5 and 11 years old in the United States, and there have been nearly 2 million cases of COVID-19 within this age group during the pandemic. Children who get COVID-19 can get very sick, require hospitalization, and even die. Also, younger school-aged children who get infected can spread COVID-19 to people in their households and school settings. With many children back in school and participating in extracurricular activities, COVID-19 vaccination is critical to preventing infection and serious illness, as well as slowing the spread of COVID-19.
When is my child considered “fully vaccinated”?
2 weeks after their 2nd dose in a 2-dose series. Please provide a copy of the COVID-19 immunization record to the health office once complete.
If my child is fully vaccinated, do they need to quarantine if exposed in school?
No need to quarantine, only observe symptoms for 14 days once fully vaccinated. Test on or after the 5th day as a precaution.
Does my child need to participate in weekly testing if I choose to vaccinate them?
No, COVID-19 testing is not required when a student is fully vaccinated. However, students who come to school with COVID like symptoms regardless of vaccination status, will still require a negative test result or doctor's note when returning to school to rule out COVID-19.
What do I do if I find out someone at home tested positive for COVID-19?
Please contact the health office immediately. The sooner we find out, the sooner we can respond and keep those considered close contacts home and safe from further COVID-19 exposure. Also, if a family member tests positive, it is best practice to keep everyone in the household in quarantine for at least 10-days.
5 years and Older COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Information
*It is highly recommended to make an appointment at https://myturn.ca.gov/
*Limited walk-in spots each day.
CDC (Center for Disease Control): Fighting Omicron
On Monday, January 17, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All school sites and district offices are closed.
The Habit for the month of January is: SYNERGIZE
January 2022 Dates to Remember (Virtual Links TBA)
Thur. Jan. 20 @4:30pm SSC Mtg.
Fri. Jan. 21 @9:30-10:30am Coffee With the Principal
Wed. Jan. 26 @ 4:30pm ELAC Mtg.
Thur. Jan. 27 @6:30pm PTSA Mtg.
Norma Coombs Elementary Music "Our Journey Thus Far" Winter Program 2021
Principal for the Day/Our Top Cherrydale Fundraiser!
Norma Coombs LIONS Busy At Work!
A Special Message From Our Choir Director, Aimee Cunningham
I hope this email finds you healthy and well!
Pasadena Department of Public Health has determined it is safe for kids to sing in groups (with precautions). Attached here is a survey / form for fall 2021 choir. This form is intended for me to gauge the interest level for choir as we ease out of the Covid restrictions for gathering and singing. The number of students interested will determine if, how, when, and where our choir will meet. This form is not a commitment, just an interest survey.
Please don't hesitate to send me any questions. I apologize if I am sending this email to you twice. I'm working off a couple of spreadsheets.
Miss you all and see you tonight at the Back to School Social!
We Are Still Accepting Student Registrations for the 2021-22 School Year. Join us on a Virtual Tour of Norma Coombs!
Science Immersion (Coding Program), Leader In Me (Social Emotional Program), Ceramics, Music and more...
Webex meeting recording: Norma Coombs Virtual Tour
Norma Coombs Elementary Virtual School Tour - Sign-in Form
WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN :)
Hello, Kindergarten! While we can’t yet know everything about what to expect when the new school year starts in August, the transition to kindergarten is one we can begin to anticipate and help our children prepare for.
BIENVENIDOS A LA DE KINDERGARTEN :)
FREE Tutoring is Here for Grades 3rd, 4th and 5th! Check Out Paper Tutoring Videos in English and Spanish.
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"Proud to be a Lion”