Friday Flyer - January 7, 2022
Happy New Year and welcome back from Winter Break!
Tuesday, 1/11/22 - Boys’ BB home vs. JAA Lincoln
NO SCHOOL Monday, 1/17/22 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Weekly COVID-19 Update
Cumulative Case count: (19)
Thus far, we had a couple students test positive during Winter Break. Additionally:
a) Within the past week the CDPH updated its guidance for schools and has reduced the isolation requirement for individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 to five days IF symptoms have resolved and they test negative on day five. Similarly, quarantine rules for students exposed to COVID outside of the school environment have been reduced to five days with a negative test. Our basic parent-student COVID protocols have been updated with these changes here.
b) Speaking of COVID tests: As you may have seen during the break, the state announced it was going to be providing at-home COVID tests to every student in the state. Their plan was to get the students the tests before the students returned from break. That did not happen. Placer County received its allotment of student tests Tuesday, and we received our share of testing kits late Tuesday afternoon. Because of an apparent testing kit shortage, we have enough kits for about 90% of our students. We are making these kits available to our families on a one per child basis, first come, first serve, until we're out of kits. Kits may be picked up from our front office. As of today, the county told us to expect that this kit distribution for students is a one-time event. Additionally, there are numerous testing options available within our community. One testing site that I have been promoting, Molecular Matrix, is near our school (located at Highway 65 and Sunset Blvd.) and is providing free testing with next day results (flyer at end of flyer).
After School Basketball Club for 4th-8th Graders
We’re going to host a Basketball Club that’ll be on Fridays after school from 3:15p - 4:15p, most likely starting Friday, 1/21/21. The club is intended for kids interested in basketball that are not on one of the school teams. There is no cost for the club, but space is limited to 15 students. To sign up for the club, please click here.
Eighth Grade Dedications in the Yearbook
Parents/Guardians of 8th graders, the 8th Grade Yearbook Dedication is a very special way to honor your child and their graduation. The Yearbook Committee asks that you submit a personal message of 100 words or less and one jpeg photo. Messages should include a closing that clearly states who is sending the message. Please include "8th grade dedication-" followed by your child's full name in the subject line of your email. Please submit your message and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. For inspiration check out submissions in last year's yearbook.