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GES News 9/24/21

Greetings, GES Families! As mentioned last week, the Friday newsletter will now include updates from our local Public Health team, Grace Grinager and Jodi Tervo Roberts. Here is the latest from yesterday's update:

If your child is feeling ill, and has symptoms of COVID-19, please get them tested. There are currently 2 options.

Please note that it is important to stay home when you are sick. Also, when testing for COVID-19, please stay home until you receive a negative test result. If your test is positive, and you tested through Vault or at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Public Health will be in touch with you about the next steps for you and your family.

Local testing:

Symptomatic testing:

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic: 218-387-2330. COVID-19 Updates - Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

Weekend testing is currently limited. Please call the clinic on Monday to schedule testing if you become symptomatic between Saturday afternoon and Monday.

Vault Saliva Tests:

You can get a Vault test from the school (while supplies last), OR you can order one through the MDH website:

COVID-19 Test at Home - Minnesota Dept. of Health (state.mn.us)

Mail-In saliva tests are completed using a zoom link. Please use your home address (not a P.O. Box), as these are delivered to your home via UPS.

Important Dates, Information & Events

  • Great Expectations Annual Meeting - Tuesday September 28, 6:00 pm via Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98189864787?pwd=QjViMUhWQzJmRnBnQnZsc280dkxvdz09

  • IMPORTANT Great Lunch News - HERE

  • October Menu

  • Walk to School Day - Wednesday, October 6

  • Third Annual Apple Festival! Save the date: October 16 & 17. More details to come next week.

  • YMCA Fall Dance Program - https://www.duluthymca.org/programs/sports-and-rec/cook-county/dance-and-cheer

  • YMCA Swim Team - https://www.duluthymca.org/programs/swimming/learn-swim/cook-county




While the beginning of the school year is exciting for all of our students, it is perhaps most exciting for our kindergarten class, the Bear Cubs. During the first weeks of school, the Bear Cubs learn all about being a student at GES, including exploring the indoor and outdoor spaces, practicing routines, and taking care of classroom materials. They are building independence through "Read to Self" time, and enjoying the outdoors through time in the woods and creating nature journals. We are excited to see how the Bear Cubs learn and grow throughout their first year of school!As always, please call the office if you have any questions on school related items. We are happy to assist you!


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