WEEKLY WOODCHUCK NEWS
Woodland Woodchucks Weekly Notice
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
I would like to start this week’s newsletter out by thanking all of our staff, students and families for their continued support! We had our Little Caesar’s Pizza pick up on Monday evening, and the schedule was disrupted by a late delivery. I thank you all for your patience and understanding as our volunteers worked at getting those orders out to you.
As we get closer to the end of the year, there are more and more events coming up to close out the school year. Please note that these dates are subject to change. Be checking our FaceBook page for updates. Here are tentative dates for our upcoming events:
IMPORTANT Invitation from the Title 1 Teacher, Mrs. Fowler:
Please check your email for additional information!
There will be a Title 1 Parent Meeting on Wednesday, May 18. I have scheduled two different times: one session at 2:45 to 3:30 and another session at 4:30 to 5:30. Children may attend the meeting with you.
After a brief presentation on Title 1, there will be an opportunity to ask questions, complete a fun on-line "escape room" activity with your child, and enjoy some light refreshments.
If any changes need to be made regarding this meeting, you will be sent an email notification.
PLEASE, it will be very helpful if you RSVP as soon as possible telling me which session you plan to attend and whether or not your child/children will be attending with you.
I look forward to meeting with you!
News from the Nurse
“Test to Stay” is a practice comprising contact tracing and serial testing to allow close contacts of confirmed cases who are not fully vaccinated to continue attending education programs without quarantining. Effective May 6th, 2022, Woodland Consolidated School will use “Test to Stay” outlined below. If a family chooses not to use the “Test to Stay” policy, they must quarantine the exposed child for 10 days from when a household member tests positive.
Test to Stay Using At-Home Rapid Antigen Tests
For children 2 years of age and older who can wear a mask:
A child exposed to COVID-19 can continue to attend Woodland Consolidated School provided all of the following conditions are met:
The child is asymptomatic.
The child has a negative at-home rapid antigen test result on days 1, 3, 5 after exposure These tests should be administered by the parent or guardian before the child goes to school.
The child wears a well-fitted mask for 10 days after the exposure
A “Test to Stay” does not apply to vaccinated students. It is recommended that vaccinated students test if symptomatic. If asymptomatic, testing 5 days from exposure is recommended but not required.
In general, children who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 and who can wear a mask should not be retested for 90 days following the date of the positive test result, and do not need to be quarantined if exposed again during this time period. However, a child who develops new onset of symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection during the 90-day period following the initial positive test collection date should be retested.
*schedule is subject to change
May 18-Title 1 Meet & Greet with Mrs. Fowler @ 2:45~3:30pm and 4:30~5:30pm
May 18-Grade 6, 7 & 8 Spring NWEA Math
May 18-Track Meet Caribou High School @ 4pm
May 19-Softball in Limestone @ 3:30pm
May 20- Early Release 11:45 AM
May 23 Track Meet in PI @ 4:00
May 24-Band & Chorus Concert @6:30pm (audience, please wear masks)
May 25- Softball in Washburn Double Header 2:00 start
May 26- Softball vs. Limestone 4:00
May 27-Grades K-2 Fire Station Field Trip (this has been changed from May 26th to May 27th)
Mar 30-Memorial Day-No school
June 1- Aroostook League Championship Track Meet in Caribou @ 3:15
June 2-School Barbeque-please contact Denise to purchase tickets by May 30th if you plan to attend. Cost for an adult is $4.45.
June 2- Softball in Madawaska @ 4:00
Thought for the week:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself
in any direction you choose..”
Have a great week and stay safe!
Gillian Laird Sleeper