The Falcon Flyer
Weekly News and Updates - Volume 2 Issue 19 - 1/21/22
Keeping up with the Cases
Our number one priority continues to be keeping students, staff, and families safe, healthy, and able to attend class each day. The current surge in COVID cases within our community is having a significant impact on our ability to process COVID-related communication to families. We are so fortunate to have an office staff dedicated to expediting these communications by taking on many of the responsibilities of the District contact tracing team. Not every school has the ability to do this. We understand how the uncertainty of waiting to hear about return dates for students is stressful. Many of us have children in school ourselves and have experienced what you may be going through. Thank you for your patience as we work as quickly and thoroughly as possible through the numerous steps involved in tracking, tracing, and processing each case.
Here are some helpful links and information that might help:
Need to report an absence or symptoms?
Please utilize our Online Absence Reporting Tool
Symptomatic students may return with a negative PCR or Rapid Test (At home tests also accepted through January 27), fever free for 24 hours without medications, and improvement of symptoms.
Need to submit COVID Test Results to Fletcher Elementary?
Please utilize our COVID Test Reporting Tool
Results will be processed from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
After results are processed, you will receive an email clearing them to return to school.
Has your student tested positive?
They must remain home and follow the quarantine procedures.
Option A: 10-day quarantine: 10 full days at home, return on day 11, no further testing needed.
Option B: 5-day quarantine: 5 full days at home, return on day 6 UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS
Need to get your student tested?
Our vaccine clinic returns in next week on Tuesday, January 25th. No appointments are required. Primary, secondary, and booster COVID vaccines are available along with Flu vaccines. We will be open from 2PM-6PM.
Tutoring Team is a GO!
Perimeter Security Project Breaks Ground
Budget Priorities Survey Response Deadline Extended
Thank you to everyone who took the few minutes to fill out our budget priority survey this week. We're extending the endpoint for receiving responses until Sunday night. The results of the survey will be shared School Site Council and the staff as a whole on Wednesday for further recommendations. Later in February, Principals receive their school budget for the next year. Using the feedback from families and staff, Principals then work to allocate sufficient funding in the budget to meet the needs of the site.
Please take a moment to complete the family survey by January 23rd.
Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
Student of the Week - Lana!
This week's Student of the Week is Lana in Ms. Wee's 4th grade class! She is recognized for being an a diligent student who takes strong responsibility for her own learning and growth. Lana displays extraordinary leadership skills. When she notices other students struggling, she will take the lead and help them out to the best of her ability. Lana also respects her peers and is a positive role model to all her classmates. Lana works really hard to achieve her goals in becoming a "strong and better writer" as she always says. Congratulations Lana, and thank you for being a phenomenal Falcon!
Highlights from the Week
Lego Club Is Back!
Nine Weeks at a Glance
25 - Vaccine Clinic - Part II
26 - School Site Council
1 - Kids Heart Challenge Assembly
2 - Professional Development
9 - 100th Day of School - Keepin' it 💯
Staff mental health retreat
Kearny Cluster Meeting
16 - PLC's
18 - No School - District Recess
21 - No School - President's Day
23 - School Site Council
25 - End of Trimester Two
1 - Read Across America Day
21-25 - Student Conferences - MINIMUM DAY WEEK
28- 4/1 - Spring Break - No School
*Dates subject to change due to shifts in the academic programming
Report an Absence Online
Although we want students to be in school each day for class, we know that absences will happen. It is important that parents report their student's absence within 24 hours. Absences can be reported via our online form, phone or email. Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for your support.
FREE COVID TESTING SITE - 7 DAYS A WEEK
The site is open from 7:00AM - 7:00PM MONDAY through FRIDAY and 8:00AM - 5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday. No appointments necessary! Prior to testing, if your student isn't already registered to receive weekly testing on site, families will need to register for a Primary Health Portal account. https://my.primary.health/l/sdusd_testing.