From the Clinic - Guidance for Returning to School After Illness:
Students may return to school after an illness following the guidelines listed below:
- With a negative COVID test, return after 24 hours fever free without medication and symptoms resolving.
- With NO COVID test, initial symptoms resolved within 24 hours of symptom onset OR student had only minor symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea) and symptoms resolved within 48 hours OR at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset and 24 hours fever free without medicine.
- With a positive COVID test, 10 days have passed since symptom onset AND 24 hours fever free without medication.
Any student who has had a close contact with a positive COVID case will need to quarantine for 7-10 days following CDPHE guidance.
Remember: the best way to prevent the spread of COVID is to wear a mask, good handwashing and keep sick students home!
Social Emotional Screening:
As part of our continued work to ensure social-emotional needs of our students are met, we are holding our social-emotional screening for the fall semester. To read more about this screening process that will take place for Steele students between September 27th-October 1st and how your child can participate in it, please read this Letter from Dr. Liz.
Steele Fall Fest:
Outdoor Dinner and a Movie Night! Bring the family to enjoy an outdoor picnic and movie with our Steele community on Saturday, October 9th 5-8pm on the Steele playground. More details to come, but in the meantime, we would love to know if you plan to attend. Please RSVP here if possible so we can plan accordingly.
Steele Book Swap:
Today is the last day to send in books for the Steele Book Swap! Please send in all your remaining gently used books for donation with your student today. We will organize the books and host a Book Swap the following week, date TBD. Good condition only and no baby books please. Contact Jill Wynne with questions.
Recess: Thank you to those who have already volunteered at Recess/Lunch or who have signed up for a future date! We still need volunteers moving forward. It's a great time to say hello to your child and see them in action! *After you say hello to your child, check in with staff outside to find out where your help is needed. There's a lot of activity outside and we need your eyes on the action! You can find out more and sign up on Membership Toolkit.
Green Team: Help supervise children's recycling and composting during lunch. Contact Becky Goyton for more details.
Steele Auction - November 13th, 2021 at 6pm, DU Cable Center:
BUY your TICKETS for the Auction TODAY!! Click here to purchase them and download the Handbid app! If you have questions regarding tickets or the Handbid app, the committee will have a table set up after school today to help. For general questions, contact Kelly or Meredith.
Plan to join friends after school next Thursday, September 23rd for treats that fundraise support for Steele!
Youth Farmer's Market:
The Youth Farmer’s Market will be TODAY, Friday, 9/17 after school on the front lawn. Come check out the wonderful bounty of our organic garden tended by volunteers from the school community.
Steele Family Directory:
Have you found it difficult to find contact information for classmates when planning a playdate or birthday party? Due to DPS policies around privacy, class contact lists can be hard to come by. The best way for parents to find contact information for other families is through the Steele Family Directory. This directory is a parent driven platform for those that would like to share their contact information. It is not populated by school registration information.
The information contained in the directory is made possible by parents adding their information to the Membership Toolkit platform. If you are interested, please make sure you have added your information to reflect your current contact information.
If you have been included previously, be sure to update the classroom and grade for your student. The platform is accessed here. There is also an app available for ease by searching "Membership Toolkit" on the Google or Apple app store. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kate.