September 3, 2020
Dear Nottingham School Families:
This school year brings many changes for everyone. I want to tell you how happy I am to be a part of these changes and this school community. I hope we can all support each other through this transition period. With the first day of school just around the corner there are sure to be many questions and I will try to answer some of them here.
We are receiving regular updates regarding COVID-19 from the CDC, NH Department of Health and Human Services and the NH Department of Education. We will do our best to keep you updated as to how this affects our school community. We ask for your cooperation with the Return to School plan devised to keep our students and staff healthy. Masks must be worn by students, staff, and visitors as a part of this plan. This also includes daily health screening of students prior to sending them to school. It is of the utmost importance that students remain home when ill, especially with any symptoms of, or known exposure to Covid-19. If any symptoms exist, please call the school nurse’s office. Please do not medicate your child’s symptoms and send them to school. I have attached a daily screening checklist tool for your convenience as well as a flow chart for steps to take if your child meets any of the screening criteria, and a list of Covid-19 testing sites.
Although students are returning to school, we should continue to practice social distancing as often as possible outside of the school day to continue the efforts for mitigation of COVID-19. Other steps we and our students must do to decrease transmission are: Hand hygiene, coughing/sneezing etiquette, avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands, and sanitize and disinfect high touch areas in your home.
As a reminder, the school's guidelines regarding illness are as follows: If your child has any symptoms of Covid-19 or meets any of the screening criteria, has other symptoms of illness, or has a fever of 100 degrees F or greater, they may not return to school until they're 24 hours free of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and symptoms are improving. I cannot stress enough the importance of adhering to these guidelines. We here at the school are doing everything we can to prevent illness, but we need your support and cooperation.
To view our Nottingham School Reopening Plan, NH Department of Education Back-to-School Guidance, and up-to-date steps we are taking here at school to keep our community healthy, visit our school website. For other current information regarding Covid-19 please visit https://www.nh.gov/covid19/. If you have any questions or concerns at all regarding any of this information, or if I can be of any assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Thank you so much for your support and cooperation.
Stasia Cardillo, BS, RN, CEN
603-679-5632, ext. 12
School Technology Needs
Please contact Mr. Smith if you have any problems with your school owned devices or if you are in need a device for remote or cohort learning.
Contact him if you are having technology problems that prevent your student from learning.
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