COVID-19 Family Letter 2-26-2021
February 10, 2021
Dear staff and families,
Each year many families use school vacation weeks opportunities for travel, but at this time such travel brings with it additional risks for contracting and transmitting COVID-19, according to the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC). It is critically important that our school communities continue to do everything we can in order to keep our schools safe, open, and able to provide in-person instruction.
The US CDC has issued strong guidance to the American people to continue to limit our interactions and travel at this time.
We encourage our staff and families to know the risks and the requirements for travel, and to communicate with our school leaders if you are traveling so that our schools can continue to operate safely.
In accordance with Maine travel guidelines, any staff or students who travel within the US to any state other than New Hampshire or Vermont (no restrictions as of 2/08/21 for these two states only), they will be required to either:
1. Complete a 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine and continue to monitor for signs and symptoms for an additional 4 days OR
2. Obtain and receive a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular (PCR, NAAT, or isothermal) test result within 72 hours prior to arrival back into Maine to forgo the 10-day quarantine.
a. Travelers may be tested upon arrival in Maine as well but must quarantine while they wait for test results. A negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular (PCR, NAAT, or isothermal) test result will allow the traveler to leave quarantine early.
CDC has also provided guidance as it relates to international travel. The current risk assessment level for COVID-19 is at 4, or VERY HIGH, for nearly every country. You can review the risk levels by country, here.
At this time, all air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight back to in the United States. See Frequently Asked Questions about this requirement for more information.
Upon return to the United States, staff and students must quarantine. International travelers can return to school after they:
1. Get tested 3-5 days after travel, and receive a negative test result AND stay home and selfquarantine for 7 days after travel.
2. Do not get tested and stay home for 10 days after travel.
3. Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
Any staff or students who have travelled internationally will not be permitted inside the school building for a minimum of 7 days, even if a negative test has occurred.
Returning to work or school after travel is not dependent on the length of time spent within the restricted states or other countries, meaning that a day visit still requires any person to quarantine and/or test as described above. All members of the household who travel must test or quarantine if over 12 months old. Testing site information for Maine can be found, here.
Any person who is quarantining should stay home, and not have in-person contact with others unless there is an emergency.
Please continue to follow best practice safety protocols: wear a mask, keep physical distance, wash your hands and monitor for symptoms, and help protect our schools and neighbors.
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Principal's Message January 3, 2021
Happy New Year!!! We are looking forward to welcoming our students and staff back to school tomorrow - Monday, January 4. As we transition back from our holiday break, it is important to remember to do the daily health checks each morning before leaving home for the bus or school.The daily health checks include the following questions -
Has my child been out of state in the last 14 days?
Does my child live or has been living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?
Has my child received any fever reducing medication this morning?
Does my child have or has my child been around anyone exhibiting the following symptoms within the last 14 days?
loss of taste or smell?
shortness of breath?
fever or feel feverish?
cough or sore throat?
Is my child feeling unwell this morning?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, keep your child home and contact your child's primary healthcare professional and the school regarding the absence and we can have the school nurse return your call for guidance.
Other important reminders include -
The school doors open at 7:45am and dismissal is at 2:30pm.
Please send your elementary students to school equipped with snow gear - coats, hats, mittens, and boots.for recess.
Please make sure your student is equipped with masks for school - we do have masks at the doors for any student who does not have one.
Please be mindful of our 5 mile per hour speed limit on our campus and do not pass other cars in the drop off cue. There have been a couple of near misses and we want our students to be safe as they are dropped off for school.
Thank you and enjoy your last afternoon and evening before returning to school in the morning.
COVID-19 Family Letter
Breakfast and Lunch Update
The Greenville School Department
will be providing free breakfast and lunch
to all children ages 18 and under
until the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
If you would like to sign up for breakfast and lunch
but are not currently enrolled as an in-person learner,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pickup time is Monday - Friday at 11:00
@ the back door of the Oakes Building.
We are currently not able to deliver.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
Linda Hamilton, Food Service Director
207-695-3708 Ext 1
Principal All Call Message on Tuesday, September 15, 2020
We have some good news to share tonight. We have heard from Maine DOE that we are able to extend our food service program and offer breakfast and lunch meals to ALL students at no cost through to the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Thank you for all of you who have already returned the food service forms – our school programming benefits from the completion of these forms and we will need this information to provide free and reduced meals after the COVID relief funding ends. We will be sending back your checks for meal payments in with progress reports that will be mailed on Friday, October 9. Students who paid in cash will receive a school issued check for repayment.
Remote learners will learn about how they can pick up daily meals at the Remote Learning Sessions tonight and tomorrow night.
Additionally, given the possibility of having to switch to remote learning for all students at some point in the school year, we will not be collecting device insurance payments of $50. We will be mailing back your checks for insurance payments in with your student’s progress reports mailed on October 9, also. Any students who paid in cash will receive a school issued check.
Lastly, the Rockwood bus is repaired and ready to pick up students on its route starting tomorrow morning!
With all that said, have a great evening and we will see your in-person learners tomorrow morning. Thank you!