Reinforcing the Basics

 In Director's Newsletter

Six months ago, it seemed our whole world was turned upside down.  We were told that modifications needed to be made to establish a healthy environment.  We were asked to physically distance ourselves and stay home.  But these requests were foreign to us because we are creatures of habit and these requests were new.  In the beginning we all were doing our part to be hyper vigilant but as the days and months go by our modifications are becoming natural.

I was reading an article earlier this week about establishing daily routines in the time of quarantine.  It was a great reminder for me to remain vigilant about our new habits as we enter fall and the flu season.

It is one of our main priorities to offer an environment that is as clean and healthy as possible for our kids and our teachers.  I again need to praise our parents for being so proactive and communicative with us regarding any illnesses their children may have.  We are all in each other’s bubble which makes us responsible for each other.  Below are just a few reminders that we’d like to share to continue on our healthy path.

Things to evaluate each day :

  • Asses your child’s health
  • Wash hands before & after eating, and when entering a room
  • Wear a mask – talk about how to properly wear a mask and why we wear them. We want to try to normalize mask wearing as much as possible.
  • If your child shows signs of allergies or illness of any kind – take their temperature to ensure that it is below 100.4. Communicate with us if there are any symptoms like
    • Fever chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Severe fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • If you or anyone in your family has been exposed or has been diagnosed with Covid-19 please self-quarantine for up to 14 days and contact a medical professional immediately.
  • We also implore you to communicate possible exposure with us as soon as possible.
  • If your child has taken a Covid test, please stay at home until your test results are negative.
  • Once returning to school please bring in a copy of your results

Reinforcing these new “basics” does take a little longer to do but makes all the difference in the world in ensuring our WACC community stays healthy and safe.


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