Week of December 19th – December 23rd

A Note from Ms. Sickler

To all our Harvest Hornets and their families who celebrate,

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Remember, this week we have a school-wide pajama day on Thursday and no school on Friday.  I hope everyone enjoys their winter break celebrating traditions with their loved ones.  See you back in the New Year!


Save The Dates

  • December 20th – Kindergarten Concert @ Saline High School auditorium (9:30am; doors open at 9:00am)
  • December 23rd – January 8th – No School
  • January 13th – Early Release – Dismissal @ 1:10pm (lunch served)
  • January 16th – No School
  • January 19th – PTA Winter Family Fun STEM Building Event (6:30-7:30pm)

PTA Points

District Notes

As we are seeing increased levels of COVID, influenza and other communicable illnesses in the community, we are in turn seeing increased illness activity within the school setting as well. Our district continues to follow the Managing Communicable Diseases in Schools guidance developed by the MDHHS and the Department of Education. For individuals testing positive for COVID-19, please refer to the quick reference information posted on the district website. Individuals with influenza or influenza-like illness should stay home until fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications) and until their cough subsides (improves and becomes less frequent). For general guidance regarding when to keep your student home, please refer to page 7 of the linked guidance document. If your child is sick and has an underlying illness that places them at high risk of a severe respiratory illness, please talk with their primary care provider for their recommendations.

Vaccines and antivirals:  Both influenza and COVID have vaccines that are readily available at pharmacies and doctor’s offices. Antiviral treatments are also available for those at high-risk of severe illness. Please contact your provider for more information.

Seek medical care immediately if your child experiences any of the following symptoms: 

  • Illness lasting longer than a week
  • Rapid breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids or not urinating
  • Not waking up or not interacting with others as they normally do
  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held 
  • Symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse coughing

We encourage parents to emphasize the importance of handwashing and covering your cough and we will encourage this in the school setting as well. 

Please note: The district has a large supply of at-home COVID tests that were provided to schools by the MDHSS. These are available in all of our school offices free of charge to our staff and families. Please feel free to pick up a test kit or 2 prior to heading into the holiday break!

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Did you know that if you were unable to make the community forums related to grant funding (school safety and mental health), you can still provide feedback to SAS by completing this form?

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