Greetings to all of our Presentation Families,
We hope you have been able to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather this past week. The fall colors should be magnificent this weekend. It’s important for us to point out to our children these types of gifts we receive from God. Not everyone gets to see the changing of the seasons. The simple things in life are some of the most treasured.
The cold and flu season is just about to start. We encourage everyone to get a flu shot this year. There are many places around town for you to get shots. We’ve had a few cases of strep throat already too. Thank you to everyone who has kept their children home as precautionary measures while determining the alignment of your child. Thanks be to God, they have been allergies, colds and strep.
It is important when you call or email the office about an illness to state specifically the symptoms or illness. Anyone who has been exposed or tested for COVID due to symptoms or exposure should also state that information when contacting school. There are several free testing options available. We’ve included more information about these clinics below. Please help keep our school open and safe by keeping your child home if anyone in the household has a confirmed case. Use the decision making tree to help you determine whether or not to send your child. They also need to be fever free without medication. Thank you for adhering to these health guidelines.
This past week, we held our first “silent” fire drill. To keep everyone safe, we dismissed each class separately and strategically through different doors when evacuating the building. This allowed everyone to practice getting out of the building in case of an emergency in a safe manner. We will continue to use this process for each of our planned emergency drills. We’d like to remind all of you to practice and talk with your child(ren) about what you all would do if you needed to evacuate your home. Designate a relocation site, a specific neighbor’s house or spot across the street from your home. These simple discussions can save a life. Let’s hope and pray we never have to put these practices in place.
May the weekend ahead be filled with quality family time enjoying the great outdoors.
Blessings to you and your family.
Sue Lovegreen, principal