No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted ~ Aesop
Virtual Curriculum Night~ Celebration of Learning!
On Thursday, October 29th parents of in-person learners are asked to log into your child’s D2L classroom to open the link and “Welcome to our Classroom” message for your child’s classroom virtual presentation.
There will be one presentation that will be repeated at both 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Please send any general question you have to your child’s teacher at the start of the week. Any individual questions specific to your child(ren) can be answered through direct communication with the teacher at a different time.
Although we cannot gather as a community in the school building, please know we always value our home and school connection.
The staff is pleased to have a virtual opportunity to share with you!
Halloween Fun Day – Friday October 30, 2020
We are looking forward to our Halloween Fun Day this Friday! Staff and students are getting creative with costumes and fun activities to help create school spirit and have a fun celebration.
We hope our Virtual students can wear costumes with their classes too. We would love to see and share some photos- feel free to post on Twitter @SetonSt. You are still welcome to donate to our Halloween Fundraiser Fundraiser through Cash Online. We are grateful for all contributions~ every bit helps!
Daily Screening & Symptoms Protocol
Parents and guardians are reminded to monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in your children and to complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool for Schools each morning before sending your children to school.
What to Do If Your Child Has COVID-19 Like Symptoms
When a child is sick with new or worsening COVID-19 like symptoms, parents and guardians must follow one of the following three options:
Have your child tested for COVID-19 and keep them home to self-isolate until the test results are revealed; test results will indicate the next steps.
If your child has an alternative diagnosis provided by a health care provider, they may return to school once it has been at least 24 hours since their symptoms have started improving.
Keep your child home to self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days. They may return to school after the 14-day period once it has been at least 24 hours since their symptoms have started improving.
The updated screening tool offers a more comprehensive checklist of the type and number of symptoms needed for a child to stay home for a period of time and seek medical advice.
Please note that the COVID-19 School Screening Tool is not to be used as a clinical assessment or intended to take the place of medical advice; a diagnosis or treatment.
The online COVID-19 Screening Tool will be updated soon to include these new revisions.
In the meantime, you are asked to keep screening your children for COVID-19 each day using the updated guidelines in the link below:October 1st Update – COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children
SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting
The safety and wellbeing of our students is our highest priority. Please use the automated student attendance management system SafeArrival to report your child’s absence.
The SafeArrival system is available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways:
- using the SchoolMessenger® mobile app
- by logging into the SchoolMessenger® web site
- by calling into an interactive toll-free phone line
SafeArrival enhances our existing student attendance procedure, making it more convenient for parents to report a child’s absence, and more efficient for our school office staff to follow up sooner on unexplained absences.
Remembrance Day Liturgy
On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, we will participate in a virtual Remembrance Day Liturgy beginning at 10:45 am. with staff and students.
Promoting Well-Being – Free Ways to Enhance Your Well-Being
- The good news is health and wellness doesn’t discriminate and is available for all levels of income. The following suggestions are for anyone interested in strengthening one’s wellbeing—without weakening the wallet… we will highlight one of 12 ways in our updates:
- No time to exercise? Can’t be bothered to write your feelings down? Mediation may be what the doctor ordered, and the benefits may be seen in a mere 5 minutes! The good news is that meditation is free; the bad news is it takes some time to hone the skill. This is especially true if we can’t stop thinking about our “To Do” list or picking up the kids from school.
Once we are able to focus on the present, focus only our breathing, and calm our minds, we will benefit from the emotional and physical health effects of this ancient practice. From reducing negative emotions and gaining a most positive perspective to managing chronic anxiety, pain, and sleep problems, meditation may be the panacea of good health.
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Wishing you a great weekend – the Staff of St. Elizabeth Seton
This year our major fundraiser is our Halloween Fun Day. Each class cohort will be celebrating with some fun activities to help build school spirit and raise some funds for our school community.
Any amount counts!