March 12, 2021
Well, I think it is safe to say that spring is truly around the corner! All of us are looking forward to having the children back in the building this coming Monday and are appreciative of the support from all our families during our two weeks of remote instruction. The dedication of our teachers and paraprofessionals in providing highly quality learning opportunities throughout this challenging school year has been impressive. I am happy to share that we are not planning a remote learning period after April break, provided the downward trend in COVID cases continue. Please remember to wear a mask and follow all health protocols, so we can keep our students in the building. Attached to this newsletter you will find an update from our health office, and information regarding Girls on the Run and (Cancelled -
NES First Tee Golf Club )
Parent Pick Up/Drop Off:
Please make sure you have your child’s name displayed on your dash, and have your child enter or exit from the passenger side of the car. Most importantly we need you to drive slowly and safely around the building. Please keep your speed to 15mph and never pass a bus that is loading or unloading students. Below are our scheduled arrival and departure times for your review. We ask that you do not show up before the buses drop off or pick up the children.
|Drop Off||Pick Up|
|8:00 - 8:20||Walkers & Buses||2:00 - 2:20||Walkers & Buses|
|8:20 - 8:40||
Parent Drop Off:
Last Name A - M
|2:20 - 2:40||
Parent Pick Up:
Last Name A - M
|8:40 - 9:00||
Parent Drop Off:
Last Name N - Z
|2:40 - 3:05||
Parent Drop Off:
Last Name N - Z
|8:30 - 8:40||Preschool AM session||11:00 - 11:10||Preschool Pick Up|
|12:30 - 12:40||Preschool PM session||3:00 - 3:10||Preschool Pick Up|
An Update from our Health Office, 3/12/21.
As we approach the end of our 2 weeks of remote learning, we are being proactive with the intent to return to in-person learning on Monday, March 15th, 2021.
Please review the following information if any of the following applies to your child:
- Has your child traveled outside of New England in the past 14 days?
- Has your child tested positive for COVID at any time during the break or remote learning?
- Does your child live with anyone that has tested positive during the winter break or remote learning?
- Has your child been considered a close contact to a person with a positive COVID test during the winter break or remote learning (with or without a mask within 6 feet of each other for a cumulative 15 minutes)
- Does your child have any of the following symptoms:
- Loss of taste/smell
- New cough
- Shortness of breath
- Congestion or runny nose
- Fever >100.0 or chills
- Muscle / body aches
- Sore throat
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- new rash of unknown cause
* Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus*
COVID 19 vs COLD vs FLU vs ALLERGIES chart
OUT OF STATE SELF-QUARANTINE GUIDE:
If you have traveled out of New England, YOU MUST QUARANTINE 14-DAYS FROM THE DAY AFTER YOUR RETURN TO HOME. If any ONE of the symptoms listed above are observed within the quarantine time period, the student must isolate immediately and seek medical attention.
RETURN TO SCHOOL PROTOCOL:
When your child is sick, they will need to stay home and contact their pediatrician for an alternative diagnosis or a negative COVID-19 test. A copy of the COVID test result or return to school letter must be provided to the health office prior to your return.
Negative COVID Result:
If the COVID test is negative, please follow MD recommendations and refer to our School District exclusion policy on the school website. Your child may return after 24 hours of fever free (without the need for antipyretics), and improved symptoms, and/or after 24 hours of antibiotics have been administered.
Positive COVID Result:
According to CDC guidance, if your child has contracted COVID-19, your child will need to stay home for:
- It has been at least 10 days since the onset of symptoms AND
- at least 24 hours after fever has resolved (without medications like Tylenol or cough syrup), AND
- all other symptoms have improved
*In accordance with state and local laws and regulations, schools are required to notify the local health department immediately of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please let us know if your child or another family member receives a positive COVID-19 test result.
Family Members Sick with COVID-19
If anyone that lives in the home test positive, we are asking you to please email or call your building nurse upon receipt of the positive test results.
Please make sure to send your child into school with a couple of CLEAN masks EVERYDAY. NO neck gaiters, bandanas or masks with valves or vents allowed.
Once again please reach out ASAP, if any of the above applies to you, or if you have any questions. This will allow us to help you calculate when your child may return to school and allow us to review our policies / answer any questions. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance with keeping our school community healthy and safe.
Diane McCormick, BSN, RN
603-659-2192 x 2
NES First Tee After School Golf Club-CANCELLED SAVE THE DATES! We are so excited to be offering an NES First Tee after school Golf Club to our 2nd through 5th graders. It will be taking place after students have participated in The First Tee National Golf Program in their physical education lessons in the coming weeks. Meeting for 6 weeks on Wednesdays May 5th - June 9th from 3:30 – 5 PM at Rockingham County Country Club & Caddy Shack Driving range in Newfields, NH. THE FIRST TEE of NH / NES GOLF CLUB – 6 week program The program will be offered to students in grades 2nd - 5th. Golfers will be coached by 2 First Tee Coaches: Mr. Blalock & Ms. Batchelder and 3 NES coaches: Mrs. Miller - PE, Mrs. Coles, and Mrs. Young. Meeting for 6 weeks on Wednesdays May 5th - June 9th from 3:30 – 5 PM at Rockingham County Country Club & Caddy Shack Driving range in Newfields, NH. Wednesdays, May 5th, May 12th & June 2nd & June 9th at the Rockingham County Country Club. & Wednesdays: May 19th & May 26th at the Caddy Shack Driving Range on Rt. 108 in Newfields.
Limited 18 golfers in the program The cost of the program is $50 per golfer. If more than 18 students sign up, golfers will be chosen by a lottery and must have exhibited excellent sportsmanship and behavior in golf lessons in their Physical Education classes. Parents will be responsible for dropping off and picking up their child at RCCC and The Caddy Shack Driving Range. SAFETY PROTOCOLS - All coaches and golfers will be responsible for wearing a mask. NO equipment is necessary. First Tee of NH will be loaning clubs to each student. Registration forms and more information will be going home in just a few weeks! If you have any questions please feel free to email Mrs. Miller PE firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls on the Run - Spring 2021
In anticipation of continued COVID related safety guidance, GOTR program delivery has been modified to accommodate a variety of scenarios. We know from our experience during the Fall 2020 season that the modifications create a safe, flexible and accessible team environment.
About Girls on the Run
At Girls on the Run, we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches who guide and mentor the girls through dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Lessons are fun and engaging and teach specific skills and strategies such as how to manage emotions, help others, make intentional decisions, and resolve conflict. Girls can then use these strategies at home, at school and with friends. The program culminates with all participants walking or running a celebratory 5K event, which gives them a tangible sense of accomplishment, as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.
The 8-week program is for girls in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades of all fitness abilities.
Practice Times: Mondays & Thursdays, 2:45-3:30 pm
Start Date: week of April 5th
Location: Newmarket Elementary
**Note: Girls will meet in-person for games & activities and then will complete the movement portion of the lesson at home
** 5K Celebration Event: June 12th
All sites will host a local small-scale celebration on this day.
To learn more about Girls on the Run, registration or financial assistance, please visit our website:
Registration is NOW OPEN
No girl is ever turned away for financial reasons
GOTR-NH is a 501© 3 organization. Contact Betsy Cissel: 603-778-1389 or 117 Water Street, Exeter, NH