A Note From Ms. Sickler
From Dr. Laatsch’s March 25th Community Update:
I am sharing some information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) regarding traveling safely during COVID-19. If you plan to travel, please consider these recommendations from MDHHS:
If you are eligible, get fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Wait 2 weeks after getting your second vaccine dose to travel—it takes time for your body to build protection.
Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before you travel. Do NOT travel if you test positive.
Check travel restrictions before you go; especially information about the spread of any of the new variants of COVID-19 in the locations you plan to visit.
Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public settings. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who did not travel with you. It’s important to do this everywhere — both indoors and outdoors.
Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol)
Bring extra supplies, such as masks and hand sanitizer.
Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
We will continue to track positive COVID-19 cases and close contact situations among our students and staff over Spring Break. If your student tests positive or is considered a close contact to someone who has tested positive during the week we are off, please email Karan Hervey, District Nurse at email@example.com. This way we can track the information and calculate a return to school date for your student. Thank you for your collaboration with us as we monitor COVID-19 related situations in our district.
Near the conclusion of Spring Break, please take advantage of a free Rapid COVID-19 testing opportunity at the WISD on Saturday, April 3rd from 10 AM – 4 PM. This will be a drive-thru saliva test, but if someone tests positive, a follow-up PCR (nasal swab) test will be available directly on-site so they don’t have to go somewhere else to get a test to confirm.
Please see this PDF flyer with more details.
The flyer has a link to pre-register, but here is the direct link as well: http://honumg.info/
The actions of our community will help determine our success in moving towards more in-person learning in all our buildings. We look forward to working together to achieve this goal. As we do get ready to go on Spring Break, I do want to thank all of you for your support. Please be safe and we will look forward to seeing you all back on April 5th.
Read his entire message HERE.
Here are your “home school” updates:
The Saline Area Schools Young 5’s and Kindergarten Round-Up event was held virtually on Monday, March 21st, 2021. The recorded presentation and informational slide deck are now available for public access.
Sweet Tweets of the Week
Did You Know?
Did you know that there is a new district resource available to our families? Under the “Academics” drop down menu, visitors can access the Social Emotional Learning platform for the district. Here you can find student, staff, and family resources, timely articles, upcoming events, and staff contact information.
Ms. Sickler Reads!
Check out Ms. Sickler Reads! playlist with all read alouds from the year.