Information about upcoming celebrations in Chapel
Lower School Hours for the 2021-22 School Year
- 8 a.m.–3 p.m. 每日(星期三除外)
- 8:45 a.m.–3 p.m. 星期三只有
As we begin to ease up on some of the COVID constraints we have been operating under, we are enjoying some of the simple gifts of reconnection.
- Alfredo Peche lead our first ever Festival de la Hispanidad performed by First through Third Graders with parents present
- Bon Appetit offered hot lunch inside to all Lower School students
- Lower School welcomed 44 Upper School winterim interns (almost half of them former Lower School students) into Lower School classrooms for the first time in two years
- Grade Level Representatives returned to campus for their monthly meeting
Just being able to be in the same room, even masked-face to masked-face has helped build community.
You can look forward to two future community events that were just recently given the go ahead by the Covid Response Team. Save the dates and look for details in a future LS Express.
- Beginning Years Movement Program; Wednesday, April 20th 9:00 - 10:00 am
- All LS PE Family Fun Night; Tuesday, May 24th 5:00 - 7:00 pm
As you likely read in Mo’s last Friday communication, OES is planning to lift the campus mask mandate on 4月4日在春假后一周. In Lower School we will lift the mask mandate in two phases. You may want to clarify with your student that lifting the mask mandate means that wearing a mask becomes optional not forbidden.
- 开始 4月4日 students will have the option to remove their mask when in class.
- 开始 4月11日 students will be able to be mask free for the duration of the school day.
- 开始 4月25日 we plan to start having parent volunteers return to the Lower School building. All volunteers need to complete a background check and upload proof of vaccination. Contact Rebecca Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org,详情.
Prek will have a special plan because many of them are still ineligible for vaccines.
- 开始 4月4日 students will be able to take masks off when in the PreK cohort, 包括班主任
- Other adults will remain masked around PreK when indoors
- PreK will continue to spend most of the time as a separate cohort;
- eat indoors in the Performance Commons
- They will continue to be in a mixed cohort in Extension where students will remain masked while indoors
从2022年3月12日开始, the 俄勒冈州 Health Authority (OHA) will pause the quarantine requirement for individuals exposed to COVID-19 in child care and K-12 settings. 工作人员 and children who are ill with COVID-like symptoms or test positive must be excluded from child care and isolate at home for 5 days. They may then return when symptoms are improving and they have been fever-free for 24 hours without medication. When returning to care, staff and children 2 years and older should 佩戴合适的口罩 in child care and public settings for an additional 5 days after their isolation is completed.
We want to create the space for students to exercise their mask preferences, building an understanding and appreciation of the different choices students and families will make around mask wearing. During this time of opening up as a school community, part of our important work is helping children seek understanding of difference. Let’s help them make space for inclusion and personal preference by developing that essential competency - I value diversity and uphold the dignity of all people.
Bon Appetit has purchased additional washable/reusable to-go containers to help transport food outside.
- 一、二年级学生 who are eating outside take their to-go containers to the tents out by the track
- Kindergarten students who are eating outside will be provided with hot lunch in reusable to-go containers starting March 14
We will require students to return to wearing the OES uniform after Spring Break, Tuesday, March 29. This start date will provide families with time to purchase new uniforms and/or exchange outgrown uniforms for gently used ones from the 使用统一的衣橱.
We need your help to restock the used uniform closet. Please drop off in the 使用统一的衣橱 any gently used school uniform items that your child has outgrown. No torn or stained clothing items please.