December 16, 2020
Dear Kate Sullivan Parents:
Happy Holiday! I hope you and your family are staying safe and well during these challenging times. I know everyone is ready for a much needed break. As we all prepare to be away from school for the next couple of weeks, I want to share some important information with you so that you can plan accordingly.
First, if you are planning to make changes in your child’s instructional model (Brick and Mortar or Digital Academy) for the third quarter, that window closes on Friday, December 18th. Please call the school ASAP if you still want to make a change. Additionally, because of obvious safety concerns, this may cause some changes in student and teacher assignments.
Secondly, School starts back after the holiday break on Tuesday, 1/5/21. The 2nd grading period, however, officially ends on 1/15/21 with 1/18/21 being the MLK Holiday and 1/19/21 being the actual planning day.
Thirdly, many of our digital students/parents have been coming in to pick up their chrome books according to the schedule previously sent. However, if you are unable to come in at your designated time, please know that it is quite all right as there will be additional times set-up after the holidays. These days will be:
Thursday, 1/7/21 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, 1/8/21 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
These dates and times are open for all grade levels. Remember, though, that any other school computer must be returned in order to receive the chrome book.
Next, if you or your student is positive for covid-19 or has been exposed in some way during the break, please continue to email/contact me and/or your student’s teacher. I will forward that information immediately to the Health Department and they will send you a letter that outlines the dates of the quarantine. They will not actually be calling you.
Finally, even as we have all heard about the vaccine that is coming, it is still critically important that we all continue to utilize the safety protocols we all know too well. These include wearing masks, socially distancing, avoiding large gatherings, and washing and sanitizing our hands frequently to mention a few. Please remember our decisions in this regard can affect many others.
During this holiday season, I want you to know how much I appreciate you for your support and for sharing your students with us—digitally or in person. This is a blessing. I hope you all have a marvelous and safe holiday! Merry Christmas!
Congratulations to Bryna Poss, Zobeida Alicea, Justis Tucker, and Claire Wasson! Their artwork was selected to be in the 2020 Winter Festival Art Show hosted by the Council on Culture & Arts. You can view the great artwork from all the LCS schools at https://cocaonlinegallery.zenfolio.com/p183724735
We have had three positive Covid cases in the past week primarily associated with the holiday break. Additionally, there has been one student quarantine due a parent testing positive. As always, you would have been contacted directly by the Health Department if this was to impact your child.
However, as we enter the last few weeks before winter break please be reminded of how important it is to stay the course in preventing Covid-19. Social distancing is the best way to avoid catching Covid or quarantining from Covid. Masks can be an important barrier but is not part of the decision when contract tracing takes place. I encourage all of you to think strategically and carefully when planning to participate in any social activities in the upcoming weeks as this is the primary cause of spreading this disease. And when one individual tests positive, many, many others can be affected!
Please be safe!
Michael W. Bryan
Kate Sullivan Elementary School
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