Wornick to Close at Noon, Friday March 13
In order to prepare for the necessity of remote learning should there be a school closure, Wornick will close at noon on Friday, March 13th. We need several hours to ensure that our teachers are prepared to deliver remote instruction and test our learning management systems. If we do have to close the school as a result of the Coronavirus, we want to be able to shift to remote learning as quickly as possible to ensure as minimal interruption as possible. Gesher will be open on Friday starting at noon, however we are asking parents to pick up their students if they are able to. We understand the inconvenience this may cause some families, however we trust our community will be understanding given the circumstances.
Purim - Activities Adjusted
In accordance with San Mateo County Health Department recommendations, we are limiting the number of large gatherings at our school. As a result, we are adjusting Purim significantly on March 10, 2020. We will still have Purim programming in each classroom that includes games, skits, art activities, and portions of the Megillah being read for each grade, as well as outside activities.
Talent Show Postponed
For the same reason, we have to postpone the TK-5 Talent Show this Friday, March 13. We will reschedule the event as soon as we are able to.
Webpage: Coronavirus Updates and Parent Resources
Our school has created a Coronavirus (COVID-19) update page on our website. The page contains a copy of our infectious disease response plan, as well as copies of prior emails and resources for you and your students.
Additional Measures in Place as of 3/9/20
The update below contains critical information guiding how Wornick will operate during the Coronavirus outbreak. Please take the time to read this email carefully.
- All Wornick Teachers must now bring their laptops home every day and materials for two weeks of instructional delivery to allow for remote learning to begin should there be a sudden school closure.
- Students, professional community members, and parents who are showing signs of sickness must stay home until they are without symptoms for at least 48 hours.
- If a student is sick, their parents must report their sickness to firstname.lastname@example.org and wait for clearance from the school before returning.
- Professional community members who are sick must write to the Head of School and wait for clearance before returning to work.
- Teachers will continue to encourage thorough hand washing throughout the day.
- All school gatherings will be extremely limited and students will be required to sit further apart from one another when they are in larger group settings.
- Tefillah will transition to be a classroom morning activity in smaller grade clusters or in individual classrooms.
- Outside visitors will be asked health related questions to ensure they are not experiencing virus symptoms or that they have not been in contact with any COVID-19 patient.
Thank you for your continued partnership.
(In wholeness and health)