April 16, 2021
Dear MES Families,
Happy snowy Friday! The weather changed quickly right around 8:20 this morning. When I arrived at the school the roads were bare and things went downhill as the day progressed! I do my best with the information I have and I’m sorry if I caused any stress on anyone this morning. The good news is everyone has arrived and is safe and warm in class. Now if it would just stop snowing that would be great! I really hope this is the last snowy day of the season!
I just wanted to take a minute to clarify that even though there have been some changes made recently in regards to mask mandates and social distancing guidelines, as a school we will continue to keep our current masking and distancing guidelines in place for the remainder of the school year. These precautions have served us well and we want to continue keeping everyone safe and healthy. This summer we will review our plan and make any necessary changes for the 2021-22 school year based on the guidance from the CDC and NH DHHS.
It is hard to believe April Vacation is right around the corner. With the travel ban lifted we realize some families may choose to travel outside of New England. Please let Nurse Carrier know if this is the case so we are aware. While there is no state mandate to quarantine, the NH DPH does request you follow the recommended hygiene, masking, and distancing guidelines while traveling. They ask you to avoid any unnecessary community exposure, and suggest you test on day 3-5 after your return to ensure no asymptomatic transmission. We are learning that children are often presenting with only one mild symptom, and sometimes none at all.
This virus continues to impact our community and we want to do all we can to keep it out of the school. We have done so well thanks to everyone working together. Thank you again for being so amazing during this pandemic.
Have a wonderful weekend!