4/16/21 Friday Update

Good afternoon Alcott School Community,
What a remarkable first week of school.  It was a monumental week for our entire staff, our families and students.  We reopened our school after over 380 days  and we did it with new health and safety protocols, high levels of anxiety, and a remarkable positive attitude.  I am very proud of our staff, students and our families.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this historic reopening.
  • Week 1 Observations and reminders for Week 2:
    • Safety protocols:  The safety of our staff, students, and families/guardians is our priority.  All students are completing the daily symptom checklist before entering the main campus.  If your child is participating on-site, be sure to have your daily checklist ready each day.  Continue to ensure your child has their mask.  We will have extras in the office.
    • Ventilation:  Air purifiers and air circulation are in place for all classrooms.
    • Social Distancing:  We are ensuring proper social distancing both in class, on the yard and during lunch breaks.
    • Dismissal has greatly improved.  All teachers will continue to walk students to the dismissal area to ensure the safety of your children.
    • COVID-19 Testing:  Our mandatory staff COVID testing is underway and will continue for the remainder of this school year.  All staff members are tested every 2 weeks.
    • Students have transitioned back nicely.  Seeing students on campus has been far more emotional than we anticipated.  We are educators because we care about kids, relationships, and the well-being of our entire student body.  Hearing laughter again has made my week.
FOSTERING SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
  • The safety of our students, staff and families is our main priority. 
  • In a continuous effort to foster safe and inclusive school environments, we are providing the following information.  
  • SDUSD  Title IX Office information:
    • Title IX Office Coordinator: Lynn Ryan Phone:  (619) 725-7225. Fax (619) 725-5529 Fax. Email: lryan@sandi.net. 4100 Normal St., Room 2129, San Diego, CA 92103
    • Important Prevention Hotlines:
      • 2-1-1. Community Resources
      • Child Abuse Hotline 1-858-560-2191
      • Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
      • National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
      • Mental Health and Substance Use Services 1-888-724-7240
RAMADAN
  • Reminder the month of Ramadan started April 12 and will last for one month.
  • It is a time of fasting and prayer.
  • We strive to be mindful of students who are practicing prayer and fasting
Continue to review our website for updates and information. 
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I have been adding pictures of all the amazing things happening at Alcott.
 
Have a great weekend.
Mr. Lewis 
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