GES News 10/7/21
Great Expectations School News
Greetings, Families! Today's newsletter will be brief, with a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL TOMORROW. This information was not included in last week's newsletter, and I hope it doesn't cause problems for anyone. In the health realm, families should be aware that some classrooms are experiencing several students out with sore throats, and other cold-like symptoms. Besides the common cold, we have had at least one case of Strep Throat this week. If your child has a sore throat, consider a throat culture as well as Covid testing. It may not be Covid, but could be Strep. When in doubt, call the clinic: 387-2330 for guidance. Grace and Jodi in Public Health would like to encourage testing as soon as symptoms present themselves. It's better to be safe than sorry AND it makes contact tracing easier. They also shared that many recent positive cases are co-presenting with RSV and Strep. Lastly, please note the important news below from Great Lunch.
Important Dates & Events
NO SCHOOL TOMORROW (Friday, 10/8) – Staff Workshop
NO SCHOOL Thursday and Friday October 21 & 22 – MEA
3RD ANNUAL COMMUNITY APPLE FEST! – OCTOBER 16 & 17. Info HERE.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR APPLE FEST –https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4DAAAE2EA31-apple
CHANGES TO THE GREAT LUNCH PROGRAM:
Great Lunch will only be serving on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays beginning the week of October 25.
ALL FAMILIES WILL NEED TO PACK LUNCH AND SNACK FOR THEIR STUDENT(S) ON MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS beginning October 25.
These changes are due to staffing shortages. If you, or anyone you know, are interested in working for Great Lunch they are looking for a full time Food Service Director as well as a part-time dishwasher/cleanup staff. These are paid positions. If interested please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Judi Barsness at email@example.com.
The Great Lunch Board
As always, please call the office if you have any questions on school related items. We are happy to assist you!