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Message from Principal Norberg on 3/6/20

Cougar Families,

 

By now you have heard from the district that all extracurricular events except before and after school care have been cancelled until further notice.

 

The primary concern with COVID-19 is mitigating the risk to vulnerable populations within our community. SVSD and Snoqualmie Elementary have taken these precautions in consultation with King County Public Health and the Washington State Department of Health out of an abundance of caution as there have been new cases diagnosed in our region. SVSD has contracted out an agency to do a deep clean of all schools this weekend.

 

My goal for our Cougars is to optimize student health and safety and mitigate risks to the best of our ability while ultimately maximizing our time together while at school.  To that end, we have provided staff with guidance and age-appropriate resources to teach students increased vigilance with hand hygiene and basic information about the coronavirus earlier this week.

 

With that in mind, the following are implications for day-to-day operations:

  • Volunteers – We are grateful for our volunteers. However, in an effort to limit the number of people coming in and out of our buildings we need to suspend volunteering in our schools. This includes volunteer programs such as Watch DOGS.
  • Arrival/Pick upAgain, to limit the number of people coming in and out, we are asking that families (particularly grades K & 1) to drop their child off at the front door rather than walk them through the building to their classroom.  
  • Parent/teacher meetings – You are welcome to schedule meetings with your child’s teacher. When possible we encourage you to communicate by phone or email.

 

Events will be evaluated weekly. Unless you hear otherwise, all events have been postponed until further notice, specifically:

  • 3/6 – Family STEM night is postponed
  • 3/11 – 5th grade students will be attending Camp Seymour
  • 3/12 – Literacy Night & Preschool Family Resource Night is postponed
  • 3/12 - Preschool Family Resource Night is postponed

 

We will continue to update you on these events as decisions are made. I appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and partnership as we collectively work to combat this virus.

 

Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.

 

John Norberg

Principal

Snoqualmie Elementary

39801 SE Park St.

Snoqualmie, WA 98065