Letter to FamiliesMarch 26, 2021
We are excited to welcome back our elementary students to full in-person learning on Monday March 29th. Our teachers, administrators and support staff have worked tremendously hard to prepare our schools for the increased number of students. We’d like to thank you all for your patience and flexibility during this incredibly challenging year. We know that nothing can replace in person learning and we’re excited to offer the opportunity for full time in-person learning ahead of the state’s required date. As a reminder, our Parent Guidance for Covid-19 can be found on the school website: https://peabody.k12.ma.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Peabody-Parent-Guidance-for-COVID.pdf
As we increase the number of students in our buildings, it is critically important that we continue to maintain the health and safety protocols that have helped keep our school community safe. With lessened social distancing requirements, we understand there may be a need to quarantine more students. Please cooperate fully with the contact tracing efforts of our school personnel and the public health department if necessary. In an effort to ensure optimal safety and health for our community, please adhere to the following guidelines:
Staff and Students, please perform a Daily Wellness Check prior to the start of each school day.
Parents/guardians, please perform this wellness check for your child/children, specifically looking for any
of these COVID-19 symptoms:
○ Fever (100.0) or chills
○ Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
○ Fatigue – when in combination with other symptoms
○ Muscle or body aches
○ Headache – when in combination with other symptoms
○ New loss of taste or smell
○ Sore throat
○ Nasal congestion or runny nose – when in combination with other symptoms
○ Nausea or vomiting
If your student is experiencing any of the symptoms on this list, please keep them home and get them tested. Also, report the COVID-19-like illness to the school on the absentee line.
We look forward to seeing our students and families on Monday!