I hope you felt rest assured by my letter in last week’s newsletter that we have been very successful in following Habit 1: Be Proactive in all things COVID here at Park Maitland. Following up on that, I want to share a few more developments that will set your mind at ease.
As of this writing, we are extremely proud to say that there have only been 2 individuals who have tested positive for COVID who have stepped on campus from our Park Maitland Family. Because of our safety protocols and procedures, there was zero spread to anyone else on campus. Additionally, no one has contracted COVID from any source on campus. We are also very proud of the effective communication that has been provided to families needing any guidance given by the Health Department. This affirms to us that our plan is working and working well. We absolutely need to applaud our entire school community for making this happen. It is due to everyone’s willingness to follow protocols, whether it be wearing a mask, proper sanitation, or even waiting patiently for us to safely open campus back up to parent volunteers.
While our current plan is succeeding, we want to plan for the future and know that we are making the best choices possible for our community. With that in mind, we have recently formed what we are calling our COVID Preparedness/Response Panel. This group of experts will advise us as needed to be fully prepared no matter the ever-changing circumstances we may face. We have gathered physicians from different areas of expertise to help inform our decision-making processes with regard to COVID. Thank you to Dr. Andrew Bagg, Dr. Jeffrey Kurzon, Dr. Daniel Landau, and Dr. David Sarkarati among others. A special thank you to Mr. Gavin Hall, Ms. Sam Kearns O’Lenick, and Mrs. Erin White for also lending their talents to the group as well. We are joined by Mr. John Courson and Mrs. Tania Chouljian in this endeavor. Our goal is to provide information and transparency to parents about advisements made and updates in protocol based on their expert advice. Please be on the lookout for upcoming communications from the group.
We feel the positive momentum rolling and see that our students are happy and learning. We can’t wait for you to participate in the many wonderful things taking place in our classrooms each and every day! We do look forward to uniting our school community once again as soon as we are able and look forward to the day we can see all the smiling faces we know abound at Park Maitland each day.
Have a wonderful weekend!
With Warmest Regards,