2. Please enter the school parking lot via 3rd Lane, near the bus garage, and exit onto Highway 16
3. Pull up along curbside and remain in your vehicle
4. A school employee will meet you to get the name(s) and grade(s) of your child(ren)
5. They will bring your child’s supplies to your vehicle
All materials not picked up by 3:30 PM will be delivered to your homes on the front step with a quick knock on the door.
For the safety of your family and our school employees we will only have a brief wave through the window/door.
Thank you all for your support and understanding during these trying times, please be safe.
Students will be taking materials home with them on Wednesday, December 9th and 10th. If your child(ren) is not in school on Wednesday or Thursday, contact the office to make arrangements for those materials to be picked up on Friday, December 11th
Friday, December11th will be a planning and material distribution day, so there will not be any interventions offered. Interventions and individual student assistance will resume on Friday, December 18th
Health Office Information during Distance Learning:
Although we are transitioning to a distant learning plan, please remember that families with students and or teaching staff should continue reporting COVID-19 absences and positive test results to the school.
This will get better, but everyone's participation in "layering our prevention" is necessary to decrease the community spread in our district. Restrict interaction with people who do not live in your home. Wear your mask when you are around people who are not in your home. Continue with hand washing and disinfecting routines of commonly touched surfaces.
Please contact me if you have any questions:
Office: 507-754-5317 Ext: 7715
~A NOTE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE~
To: Parents and Caregivers of Grand Meadow Students
Re: Requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year
1.) As you know, a statewide mask ordinance went into effect over the weekend. For general school population this will mean that students will be required to wear a mask before boarding and while riding the school bus and before entering the school building throughout the day with scheduled breaks.
*It is HIGHLY recommended to have 5 reusable masks per student labeled with your child's/ren's first and last name. (extras may be helpful if weekly laundry will be a challenge).
*While there will be some access to disposable masks at school, they will likely be in short supply and we will rely on parents to provide reusable masks for their students.
*Students should wear a fresh clean mask each day.
2.) At this time we (school staff) do NOT plan to perform 1:1 COVID19 Screenings before students can enter the school or school bus. We will screen students with complaints of not feeling well, looking not well, or sounding not well.
*There is a screening that we will expect that parents do DAILY that the student will present to the assigned teacher each morning.
*In order to increase the possibility or length of time we will be able to have students on campus, it is up to families, students and school staff to comply with the daily screening check list and to follow the Decision Tree provided by the Minnesota Department of Health.
*These measures won’t prevent all transmission, but the goal is to reduce and keep to a minimum.
3.) Students found to be ill at school will be screened according to the most current Decision Tree at the time.
*Students that have symptoms (per the Decision Tree guide) will be in an isolation room until they can be picked up by a parent or caregiver. This system is not in place to hold all ill students all day. It will simply be a waiting area isolated from non-symptomatic students.
*It is absolutely imperative that your phone numbers are up to date as well as those you list as emergency contacts.
*Make sure you have a BACK UP PLAN for your students in the event they need to be home (per the Decision Tree) AND/OR if your students need to be sent home by the school nurse or other delegate.
WISHING EVERYONE WELLNESS AND INGENUITY,
~Your School Nurse, Kathi Himebaugh, RN~