Frigid winter weather and the cheery holiday season are upon us! With these few weeks of school left before the new year, we are preparing a few special celebrations for our school community. The previously scheduled Winter Performance for December 3 will once more be an asynchronous virtual presentation shared remotely for families to enjoy at their leisure as we get closer to the holiday break. Relatedly, about 60% of our eligible student population has now received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine; we are setting our sights on the possibility of hosting more in-person events come spring!
Moving forward with our pooled testing initiative, we ask all families to consent for their students to be tested below! Lots of info, links, and questions answered can be found in this newsletter. Only those who provide consent will participate in the pooled testing. Although not mandatory, we encourage you to take advantage of this initiative to increase peace of mind for our school community. Our first week of testing will likely be the first week back to school after the holiday break!
Currently, the school is in contact regarding scheduling at least one Sugarloaf Friday this year for ages 7+ with the Outdoor Experience Program. In addition, we have also secured Ice Arena Fridays this year for our entire school population who may be interested in attending. Learn more below, and be on the lookout next week to receive news about a potentially confirmed Sugarloaf event too.
The frosty mornings and dark afternoons of late make for some bundled-up recess time. Thank you for sending your student in daily with the necessary accessories and outerwear to enjoy the outdoors. We also will remind you that cold weather and lots of running around make for extra condensation on masks– Please begin to pack a few additional spares in addition to your usual mask bundle. Merci!
And an extra reminder, your child must be in good health to come to school. A mild case of the sniffles does not necessitate staying home, but any strong present symptoms from a cold or illness must be improved and no longer threaten contagion. Would you please review our daily wellness checklist for details on what symptoms to look for and action steps to take if your child has a cold?
As always, please reach out to Emily in the office with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org