Family Email

Posted on: January 12, 2022

Hello Families,

 

I hope everyone is doing OK. We are here for all of you. Please reach out if you need anything.

 

Grace:

There has been an uptick in positive COVID cases at Carlton. Nurse Natalie and the testers are doing their best to contact families regarding classroom positives and close contacts. Our main goal is to find the positives and then contain them until they can be dismissed. Sometimes this takes much longer than anticipated. If your child comes home and says they were a close contact and they tested, know that Nurse Natalie is working hard to get in touch with all parents/guardians. She may be sending parent square messages as calling has been taking so long. Please check your messages and if you have any questions, please call Natalie or me.

 

Pool Testing:

We are still pool testing every Monday. If you have not signed up for pool testing, you still can. Please visit salemk12.org and go to the COVID tab. All forms can be filled out on-line or downloaded, printed, and sent into the school.

 

PTO Meeting:

The next scheduled PTO meeting is Monday, February 7, 2022, from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. As the date gets closer, we will be making decisions about whether to hold the meeting in-person.

 

Lunch:

We are still using the cafeteria for lunch when the weather is cold. However, if the weather is nice, we bring the students outside to eat. They love being able to socialize with their friends while they are eating. If we keep them in the cafeteria, it is a silent lunch. With so many students eating and not wearing a mask, we do not allow them to talk. We will NOT send students outside to eat if it is too cold. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

 

Snowball Slam:

The snowball slam has started and the excitement in our students is amazing. I walk around the school, and I see students engaged in books and they are so excited to share their stories with me. I love how the slam encourages and makes reading fun. Please remember to ask your student to share what they are reading. This means so much to them. Also, ask them about how they earn a snowball and what class they will “slam!”

 

Reminders:

  • Snowball Slam started on Monday, January 10, 2022.
  • No School, Monday, January 17, 2022.
  • Pre-School/Kindergarten Expo, Thursday, January 20, 2022, 6:30pm-8:00pm. This will now be held virtually.
  • Half-Day, Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

 

Please do not hesitate to call with any questions or concerns.

 

Bethann Jellison, Principal

 

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