Notice: Positive Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Test On Campus
In keeping with Meridian School’s procedures regarding responding to COVID-19 (page 6 of our Return to Campus Protocols), we are notifying parents, students, and staff that an individual who was present on campus was recently lab-confirmed to have the virus that causes COVID-19. Due to privacy laws, which prevent us from sharing personal information about students and staff, we will not release the name of the individual or details that may identify them.

This person was not in close contact with students. Staff who may have been in close contact have been notified, are not on campus, and are seeking testing, per their physicians’ recommendations. 

Our custodial crew takes great care in cleaning our campus daily, and extra attention has been given to disinfecting the area occupied by this individual. We are also notifying the WIlliamson County and Cities Health District and the State of Texas, as per the law.

While we do not have reason to believe that those who were not in close contact with the infected individual have reason to be concerned, we ask that you, as always, watch for symptoms of COVID-19. If you begin experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician and notify our School Nurse Assistant Karen Laywell.

If you have any questions, please contact Karalei Nunn.
Safety Drills

Meridian follows the Standard Response Protocol for emergency procedures, and we are conducting safety drills over the next few months. Not all drills will be announced in advance. Each drill will be repeated during After School activities. 

We have a "hold" drill this week and a "secure-lockout" drill next week. A secure-lockout (formerly Lockout) is called when there's an outside threat, and all outside doors are locked. No one comes in or out. (This would be enacted, say, if there were criminal activity in the immediate area and police asked us to stay inside).

After School families: we will notify you via PikMyKid before the drills happen; pick up will be placed on pause during the drills.
Spelling Bee Sign Up Due Nov. 30

The deadline for signing up for the spelling bee is November 30. Please email Pam Taylor with your child’s name and grade level to register. The spelling bee is online this year, but the date has not yet been set.
Triple A News

You can find our November 2020 update on the Triple A News webpage.

Spring Martial Arts registration begins on November 2, 2020 for returning Martial Arts participants and November 10, 2020 for new Martial Arts participants.
New member to the nursing staff

Please welcome Karen Schmidt, RN, to our nursing staff. She will be here a few days a month to help out, and you might be hearing her name if she were to call home from the nurse’s office. Welcome, Karen!
Dyslexia Resource Page

Our resource page on dyslexia is now live.


TEA Special Education Survey

A reminder, you are invited to fill out an anonymous 10-12 minute stakeholder survey about special education at Meridian School for the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
Upcoming Events At-A-Glance
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Melissa Reese, Campus Principal
Ashley Larkey, Assistant Principal, Grades K,2,4
Beverly Al-Tabatabaie, Assistant Principal, Gr 1,3,5
Haven Fox, Counselor K-2nd Grade
Nancy Spence, Counselor 3rd-5th Grade
Susan Mais, Primary Special Education Coordinator
Leah Lieurance, PYP Coordinator
Emily Murray, Primary Attendance
Giving (Annual Fund & Car Decals)
Leslie Sterzinger, Chef & Food Services Director