R. H. Conwell Community News 4/1/2022

Dear Community:

Preschool: Preschool will continue to be free of cost to families. Please see the attached preschool policy on how enrollment decisions are made. Final read: Preschool Admission policy.docx

Breakfast: If your child is signed up to eat breakfast, please make sure to arrive no later than 8:30a.m. breakfast ends at 8:50am and we want to ensure that they have sufficient time to eat.

MCAS: Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the MCAS ELA test on April 5 and 7 beginning at 9:15. If your child is in those grades, please make sure they are on time and get a good night’s sleep!

Breakfast will be provided for them.

Breakfast with the grown-ups: Please join us for breakfast on April 15, 2022 beginning at 8:30 in the cafeteria. Cafeteria Manager, Ashley, will make a delicious breakfast for you to enjoy with your child. Complimentary coffee will be provided too. If adults would like to purchase breakfast, please fill out the form sent home in folders. The cost will be $2.00.

Nurse Sam Update:

Please check out my new website for the most up-to-date information and updates from the nurse’s office. https://sites.google.com/hr-k12.org/rhc-nurses-office/

Letter to Families:

Common Illness Reminders: Please remember to always inform the nurse’s office of any illness symptoms. If your child is not feeling well and will not be coming to school, please be sure you are calling or emailing your child out of school due to illness, in addition, please CC me (spease@hr-k12.org) on those emails as well.

At-Home Covid Tests: You may still sign your child up to receive our weekly at-home covid tests. If you would like to begin receiving these tests, please reach out to me at spease@hr-k12.org.

*Covid Test Reporting Form: At-Home Covid Test Reporting Form

Routine Covid Safety Checks: If you would like to have your child begin participating in our Routine Covid Safety Check program, please reach out to me at spease@hr-k12.org.

Covid-19 Data Dashboard
Positive Cases at R.H. Conwell10
External Close Contacts in Quarantine11
BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen Tests Conducted72
Positive Cases in Worthington (last 7 days)52
Positive Cases in Hampshire County (last 7 days)368311
Positive Cases in Massachusetts (last 7 days)10,9328,788
Weekly Routine Covid Safety Checks
Date Safety Checks Completed3/30/20223/22/2022
Number of Individuals Participating4345
Number of Pools Tested77
Number of Positive Pools10
Number of Negative Pools67

Upcoming Events:

April 5 and 7: MCAS testing for grades 3 – 6 at 9:15.

April 7: School Committee Public Hearing at 6:30pm.

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April 14: School Committee Meeting at 6:30

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April 18 -22: School Vacation week

April 28: PTO Meeting at 7:30pm.

May 7: Annual Town Meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. at R.H. Conwell Elementary School Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Gretchen Morse-Dobosz

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