Hello Sanderlin Sea Turtle Learning Community,
I hope everyone had a wonderful, healthy and relaxing break!
This is just a reminder that school resumes on Tuesday, January 4th at 8:55 am. As a reminder, the gates open at 8:25 and we strongly encourage you to have your students at school by 8:25 so that they can get their breakfast and get situated by the 8:55 bell. Regular, routine and on time attendance is the number one key to your child’s success. Please don’t forget that students cannot arrive at school before 8:25 unless they are being dropped off for an approved, before school program or ELP.
I know that the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID continues to remain high in the concerns on everyone’s mind. Please know that we will continue to provide mitigation efforts to help with the spread and concerns. We highly encourage mask wearing, hand sanitizer for every student and for your child to bring their own water bottle to school. We will again offer outdoor seating options for parents to come to school to eat lunch with their child in PYP and for students in MYP through the month of January and then revisit our protocols once again. I know that many of you have concerns about the way outdoor seating at lunch is handled and supervised, but please understand that we are doing the best we can under the staffing shortage constraints. My top priority is always student safety and supervision. Please help to understand and respect the choices we have to make to ensure that students can continue to eat lunch in a healthy, supervised setting. I appreciate your support.
In addition, we are waiting to see if there will be any updates regarding the COVID quarantine protocols for positive cases and/or exposures. Please stay tuned for either a district message or a message from me to give you any updates on changes with regard to these protocols. Information will be coming out shortly.
I am very excited to see the students return on Tuesday! Have a wonderful rest of your break!
Carrie A. Cormier
Principal, Sanderlin K-8 IB World School