Yesterday, I looked at the calendar and I was reminded that this time last year I met with the staff daily to provide what little information and insight I might have regarding the pandemic and a potential school closure. Everything was still unknown at this time but we felt the inevitable was bound to happen. It wasn’t until weeks after we were sent home that I really looked at the building and the leprechauns, pots of gold, and rainbows that were left eerily hanging in the hallways.
We are entering allergy season and there is always the chance of the stomach flu and colds. A school is rife with opportunity to “get sick”. As a general rule of thumb, we tell our students to wash their hands, cough into their elbow, and stay home if sick. These actions, coupled with wearing a mask and keeping a safe distance from each other, are the mandates needed to keep ourselves and others safe. Never have these simple actions been so important. Please remind your students about washing their hands, staying apart, and wearing their mask.
Our community has done a good job up to this point and we cannot afford to relax our efforts and “let our guard down”. We have just started the 3rd trimester and we are still trying to “fill the gaps” left from last year’s end to the school year. Even after the staff’s 2nd vaccinations this week, we will still be following the same mandates.
While we cannot control everything, we can control our actions. It’s just the right thing to do. Stay healthy by staying smart, Tiger Families and remember your PAWS! Ms. B