A Note from Ms. Sickler
Harvest PTA has created a wonderful week to make all our Harvest staff feel special for Teacher Appreciation. Want to make your teachers’ day extra special this week? Check out their favorite things HERE.
- Monday: small gift and note
- Tuesday: small gift and note
- Wednesday: Breakfast treats before school
- Thursday: small gift and note
- Friday: special gift bag
Additionally, please take a look at our most recent guidance about returning to school after a COVID infection (linked HERE). As someone who recently tested positive for COVID, I too will be following this guidance, ensuring I come back only after a negative rapid test and wearing a KN95 mask through day 10. Thank you for your continued partnership as we continue to navigate COVID-19 in the school setting.
The SAS Wellness Committee is partnering with Still Waters Counseling to offer a Parent Webinar with Q&A Session focused on anxiety. The session is hosted by Smita Nagpal, Ph.D., Co-owner and Director of Programs Development at Still Waters Counseling. She will discuss why anxiety happens and physiological responses to anxiety, and she will offer tips and resources for parents to support their children. Finally, the session will conclude with a Q & A portion.
This event will take place on May 11th, 2022, via Zoom. There are two opportunities for you to attend. One is at 12:30 pm and the second is at 6:30 pm. Both sessions will cover the same information, so you do not need to attend both.
The Zoom link and codes for the May 11th, 12:30 pm session are:
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- Meeting ID: 849 5396 6016
- Passcode: 188136
The Zoom link and codes for the May 11th, 6:30 pm session are:
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- Meeting ID: 820 0513 4000
- Passcode: 177582
- Our Harvest Field Day is Friday, May 27th! If you are interested in having your child(ren) have a field day t-shirt, order HERE. All orders are due by May 1st.
- In Search Of: Large Speakers and adult to play music at the 2022 Harvest Field Day (Friday, May 27th, 9-11am and 1-3pm). Contact email@example.com.
- Sign up for lunch help HERE (through May 13th).
- Harvest Daily COVID-19 Tracker
- Harvest Spirit Wear Order Form
- Breakfast & Lunch Menus
- Harvest In-Person Toolkit
- Harvest Elementary Website Main Page
From Dr. Laatsch’s April 29th Community Message:
As shared earlier this week, after reviewing the data from last weekend and Monday, we observed a definite uptick in COVID activity compared to previous weeks. Review of the data identified clusters/outbreak activity mostly in the elementary setting and some situations tied to school trips (5th grade camp and the Washington DC trip). We continue to work with the WCHD in these situations and will continue to follow the WCHD guidance regarding outbreak management and notification. An outbreak/cluster is defined by the WCHD as 3 or more cases within a classroom/group or 10% or more of the class.
Update from Tuesday’s message: We identified outbreaks in 11 classrooms over the course of this week, primarily in the elementary school setting. In addition and as previously reported, we identified outbreak situations tied to the Washington DC trip. We are providing notification to all classrooms/groups involved and following the WCHD guidance around testing and masking in these situations. Our nursing staff has worked hard administering COVID tests throughout the district over the past week related to these situations. In addition, approximately 800 free home tests have been distributed to families. This work will continue until the end of the school year.
Sweet Tweets of the Week
Did You Know?
Did you know that our third-grade families can walk through Heritage on May 26th?