Dryden Elementary School Newsletter
Home of the Young Cardinals - 3/19/21
March is Reading Month
This week's schedule -
March 22 - read chapter 16
March 23 - read chapter 17
March 24 - read chapter 18 - Wear it Wednesday - vacation location
March 25 - read chapter 14 - Dress like a Magical Character - magician, dragon, unicorn, wizard
March 26 - Book Celebration
March 27 - Comfy, Cozy Reading Day (wear your sweats and read as long as you can)
COVID 19 Letter to Parents
March 18, 2021
Dear Parents and Students,
We were notified today that an individual in the elementary school has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Mrs. Roys and I immediately contacted the Lapeer County Health Department.
Due to this exposure, both fifth grade classes are being quarantined. Additionally, three sixth grade students who were exposed during specials class and six students exposed on bus 52 are being quarantined. The dates of possible exposure were March 15th and the morning of March 16. The quarantine will last through March 26, returning to school after Spring Break on April 6. All other students, including siblings of the quarantined students, are to report to school as normal tomorrow.
Virtual instruction for all students quarantined will start on Monday, March 22. Those teachers will contact parents of quarantined students with your virtual instruction schedule before Monday. If you need to borrow a Chromebook please contact our front office.
At this time, due to the cleaning and social distancing measures put into place, no other classrooms or individuals in the building are affected.
As a precaution, Lapeer County Health Department is asking anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 to self-isolate for 10 days to avoid potentially exposing others. That means not attending school, staying home, and interacting with as few people as possible.
Remember, the symptoms of COVID-19 are not your usual runny nose and sneezing. Instead, COVID-19 symptoms include fever of >100.4, dry cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms can also mimic milder illnesses. Should your child develop milder cold-like symptoms testing would be warranted. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. If you feel well, you do not need to be tested. If you do become ill, call your doctor before going into the office. Testing will be determined based on risk assessment.
Other people in your household are not under quarantine. If you have other children they should report to school as normal. Please monitor symptoms and report them to the school and the Lapeer County Health Department.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should:
Stay home if you’re sick
Wash their hands frequently
Avoid close contact with sick people
Disinfect commonly touched surfaces
Avoid touching your face; avoid shaking hands
Follow suggested guidelines for social distancing
If you have specific questions or concerns that we can address, please do not hesitate to call or email us.
Mary Finnigan Karen Roys
(810) 448-4042 (810) 448-4001
It's Time to Make Your 6 Month Appointment - June 4
Application for Free or Reduced Meals
Wear It Wednesday - Dress Up Theme
March 24 - Vacation Location Day
April 7 - College/Armed Forces Day
April 14 - Tigers Day
Do you have a 3 or 4 year old at home?
Does your child have books at home to read?
Food Service Information for our Online Learners
What do you do if you want food service through Dryden Elementary School?
Hot Food Option - You have the option of ordering hot lunch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The food served will follow the elementary school menu (above).
You must call the front office by 9:45am on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday or complete the order form below. If you know you will want this three days a week please tell Mrs. Marinkovski so you won’t have to call in on those days.
You can pick up hot lunch between 11am-12:30pm at the elementary school. If you order it but do not pick it up you will still be charged for it.
You will also be given bagged breakfasts and lunches to cover until the next day lunch can be ordered.
Cold Food Option - You have the option of picking up a week’s worth of bagged meals every Monday.
To pick up 5 bagged breakfasts and 5 bagged lunches, please call our front office (796-2201) or return the order form by 9:45am on the Friday before to order for pick up on the following Monday between 11am-12:30pm.
Breakfast - Our elementary students get Universal Free Breakfast.
Lunch - We follow the same pricing structure as in-person students. Full Price = $3.00, Reduced = $0.40, Free - $0.
If the school needs to be closed for any reason these food service options
will change to our district-wide distribution method. That will be communicated to you if it happens.
- March 24 - Vacation Location Day
- March 29-April 2 - Spring Break, no classes
- April 5 - Easter Monday, no classes
- April 7 - Dress Up Day Theme - College/Armed Forces Day
- April 9 - End of 3rd marking period
- April 14 - Dress Up Day Theme - Tigers Day
- April 21 - Tie Dye Day
- April 28 - Dress Up Day Theme - Disney Day
- May 5 - Dress Up Day Theme - College/Armed Forces Day
- May 12 - Dress Up Day Theme - Beach Day
- May 19 - Dress Up Day Theme - Athletic Wear Day
- May 26 - Dress Up Day Theme - I'm not sure?????
- May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday, no classes
- June 2 - Dress Up Day Theme - College/Armed Forces Day
- June 6 - Graduation at 11am
- June 9 - Dress Up Day Theme - Blast From the Past Day
- June 14-16 - Exams for high school students, half days for elementary students, dismissal at 12:10.
- June 16 - Last day of school