We want to take this opportunity to let you know how thankful we are that we have not had any reported Covid-19 cases in our building! We are proud of our teachers and all of the efforts that they have demonstrated in teaching the children good hand washing skills and hygiene. We appreciate them staying late to clean and sanitize extra intensely with our fogger machine and bleach and water.

The State has added more guidance regarding children that we will adhere to follow:

If a child has a cough, fever above 100.4, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, respiratory symptoms, or at least two of the following symptoms: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell, your child must stay home until they are symptom free; this is to continue to keep children and staff healthy from any upper respiratory illness.

Following the guidance of the CDC, we are requesting that the teachers wear masks during the day in their classroom. As we continue to follow the CDC Guidelines, CDC is also recommending that children ages two and up wear a mask. We have some concerns with this guideline but are willing to give it a try. We will be teaching the children the importance of not sharing it and keeping it clean. As of Monday, July 6, a child in our school that is two and above, please send in a mask in a Ziplock bag. Label both the mask and Ziplock with your child’s name. It is our hope the kids will think it’s fun wearing the mask along with their teachers. If they cannot wear it all day or if they are uncomfortable, we will place it back into their Ziploc bags. We have attached some ideas on how to help your child prepare for wearing a mask below.

Guidance for children and masks:
-Help find a way for your child to identify their mask (is it a fun pattern, a monogram, their name, etc.)
-Tell them when they will be able to take it off (to eat, to drink, to play outside, etc.)
-If your children are older, come up with a creative plan for them to keep it from falling to the ground (a lanyard, a clip that attaches to their belt loop, etc.)
-You can plan to send 2 or 3 masks

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wear-cloth-face-coverings.html

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
Georgia: https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-travel

Thank you,
Anita and Michelle