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Families of my students ask me how they can quickly navigate to the COVID dashboard from the SPS website.
I have tried to figure out they way. However, I have to Google search outside the website to get to the dashboard.
Is there anyway you could put this in your drop down menu on the main page?
My sister in law was looking into enrolling her daughter at Hutton elementary but when she called the office staff advised her that they put a hugging jacket/hood on kids that are acting out and then put them in a dark room to calm down. It's this factual? I was horrified when she said it and needed clarification because maybe she misunderstood?
My son will be starting kindergarten at Lincoln Heights however next year we will be in Franklin boundaries. I wanted to choice him into Franklin so that he doesn’t have to start at a new school and make new friends but I was told there was a hold on choice transfers. Why is that? Is it due to COVID?
Linwood Elementary indicated they would send out class schedules by 4pm today Sept 1st but my family didn’t receive anything. We did receive some kind of early release schedule but nothing about who my sons teacher is or even where to go on the first day of school, tomorrow. Not sure what to do as it’s the night before.
I know you have answered this question a lot. But, at the elementary level kids will be eating in their classrooms. If the person sitting at my kids desk ends up COVID positive would we be notified. Since they won’t be wearing masks while they are eating, would this be considered an exposure?
What mask exceptions are allowed by staff and students? How will parents have visibility to exceptions that have been granted within our child’s classroom? I feel this is important information to have to do an appropriate risk assessment.
Note - I sent this during the webinar and was told the answer exists on the SPA webpage. I do not see this answered with the level of detail I need to feel comfortable. Thanks for your attention.
No question, just a thank you for making the decision to require masks before it was even required by the state. It doesn’t make any sense to me why we as parents would even question a mask mandate when the virus has morphed into something that’s now affecting children. None of the students in elementary schools are even eligible for the vaccine yet, why would we do less than what worked last year? Thanks for keeping staff and students safe :)
Given the latest out-of-control spread of Covid among the non-vaccinated, will SPS require that all students over 12 be vaccinated promptly unless they have a medical reason not to? How soon will all school staff, including bus drivers, be completely vaccinated? My family is completely vaccinated, but given the delta variant problem, I am considering virtual learning or homeschooling for my Sacajawea student until those who can be vaccinated have. I know that there are diverging opinions and lots of hype opposing this, but safety and science come first for my family.
The CDC is lacking the testing data it needs for accurate tracking, especially among children. Between that and the high prevalence of pandemic hospitalizations in WA, as well as the growth of the pandemic in the state, maybe the district should return to using the daily health questionnaire that was available throughout the school year last year?