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Parent Update 12/4/20

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

I hope this email finds you safe and healthy.  There are a few major updates I need to inform you about for the upcoming 2nd semester of the 2020-2-21 school year. Please take a few moments to read through these changes below:

E-learning Attendance - 

    Each E-learning or closure day a Google link to a form is sent to all students to complete to be counted present for attendance.  Thus far we have not had good responses or students do not complete the link.  Please remind your student to complete the link as these days will be counted as unexcused absences. 

Google Classrooms

Google Classroom is the main platform teachers use regularly for instruction.  Students are familiar with how to navigate the program.   Teachers post lessons, assignments, and announcements daily using Google Classroom.  Please have your student check this daily when absent to see any work or instruction that is missed.  You might also check alongside your student to support your student. 

Close Contact Notification Follow Up Letter    

If your child is identified as close contact to a positive COVID case, you will receive a phone call from the administration, as well as a follow-up letter( Example attached).  This letter will include a return date and how to proceed with learning while your child is out on quarantine.  There is a section in the letter that will be team and teacher-specific so please look for that section so that you are aware of specific directions for your child’s learning.

Close Contact Flow Chart - Updated 10 Day Quarantine-

Understanding the various scenarios related to COVID absences at school can be confusing.  Attached to this email is a flow chart that may answer your questions related to the new guidelines sent out earlier and may also help with determining your student’s return date. Please look over the flow chart and contact me if you have further questions.

Tracy Horrell

Western MS Principal 


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