Ewing Schools Community: Covid Protocols Update October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021
Dear Ewing School Community,
I hope today find you well.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation as we make our way through this unique school year during these challenging times.
As we head into the third week October, we wanted to provide an update on some key Covid-related points as try to keep our schools as safe and healthy as possible.
Most of the student Covid-cases we have been seeing and conducting contracting tracing on have involved exposures outside of school. Please do your best to physically distance, minimize large-group indoor activities, wear masks and emphasize that all eligible individuals should get vaccinated.
Conduct the Covid self-screening each morning, and quite simply, do not send your child to school if they are ill, or if anyone in the household is sick or has tested positive for Covid.
Please notify the school nurse if your child tests positive for Covid, or if there is a Covid diagnosis in the family, and keep your child/children home from school until you have spoken to the school nurse.
Please send your child to school with a clean, quality mask and a backup. We are quickly making our way through our supply of extra masks that we have for students in school, which is concerning. Masks should be worn properly to cover the mouth and nose, but only the mouth and nose for safety and security. No “ski masks” or “gaiters.”
Please remind your child to physically distance from each other in the school hallways and classrooms from their peers, friends and staff members. Children should be reminded to practice good hygiene by washing their hands often and use hand-sanitizer.
We have implemented different strategies to keep students distanced during lunch, but remind your children to socially distance, eat quickly and put their masks back on when finished eating.
While riding the bus masks must be worn, seating should be spaced and family members should sit together. Students who refuse to wear a mask on the bus will be prohibited from school transportation.
Chromebooks should be brought to school fully-charged each day. Please emphasize to your children the importance of taking care of their school-issued Chromebook.
Non-vaccinated students who travel out of the region will have to quarantine, and will not be provided virtual instruction. However, they can test out of quarantine with a negative test taken five days after their return.
Thank you for your cooperation and for working with us to keep our schools as safe and healthy as possible.