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Community Notification—COVID-19

Community Notification—COVID-19

DATE: May 5, 2021

TO: Staff and Families of Howe Elementary School

FROM: Ms. Fournier, Principal

RE: COVID-19 Case Identification 

A confirmed case of coronavirus (Covid-19) has been identified at school. The positive person was on school grounds May 4-5 2021. We are working closely with Wayne County Health Department to identify exposures and prevent further cases. This letter is informational only; no further action is required for you at this time.

I want to thank all staff and students for following in through social distancing measures and adhering to all other guidelines, like wearing masks at all times and not being in close contact with anyone for 15 minutes or more. I want to also remind all staff and students that we need to respect everyone’s privacy at all times. Your safety and privacy are important to us. Again, we thank all of you for adhering to all guidelines. 

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are less than six feet from each other for at least 15 minutes. A person who is a close contact of someone who is infected with COVID-19 may experience COVID-19 symptoms typically within two to fourteen days after a person is exposed. 

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. Symptoms can include Fever (>100.4oF), cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny or stuffy nose, loss of taste or smell, abdominal pain. 

There are many things that can be done to keep our schools, homes, and communities “COVID-19 free” and protect ourselves and our loved ones: 

  1. Children and adults should stay home when ill. 
  2. Washing hands often with soap and running warm water for at least 20 seconds. 
  3. If a handwashing station is not available, use hand sanitizer properly. Gels, rubs, and hand wipes must contain at least 60% alcohol. Dispose of wipes in the trash after use. 
  4. Practice Good Respiratory Etiquette (cover a cough with elbow versus hand). 
  5. Follow the guidance for wearing a face covering and social distancing. 

If you have questions, please contact Wayne County Health Department at 734-727-7078. 

Following the guidance of the MI Safe Schools Roadmap, the school has been disinfected. This includes spraying classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, and common areas as needed with a sanitizer, along with other methods of disinfection.

Additional information can be found on the CDC website.

Reminder to parents – Keep sick or COVID-exposed students at home…

Reminder to parents – Keep sick or COVID-exposed students at home…

Greetings, 

The Dearborn Public Schools would like to thank all of our staff, students, and parents for helping to keep our schools a safe place for learning despite the challenges created by the community spread of COVID-19.     

As we continue to take steps that cautiously and slowly move us back toward our regular routines, there continues to be spread of the COVID-19 virus in our state, county, and community.   We wanted to share a few practices that we hope will help keep everyone safe and slow the spread of COVID-19.   

  • If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home from school. Even if COVID has not been confirmed, it’s still a good idea to keep your child home until you have talked with a health care provider or test results are known. Your child may not have COVID, but they could still be sick with a cold, flu, strep throat, or other contagious ailment. 
  • Please do not use fever reducing medications and then send your child to school. This should be the practice at all times not just for the current conditions.  
  • If someone in your household has a confirmed case of COVID-19 please consider all household members as close contacts and get tested and quarantine according to current guidelines. The new variants of the COVID virus have been found to be more easily transmitted so we need to continue taking measures that will slow the spread.  

We continue to follow many protocols that are effective at minimizing the spread in our schools. Along with the more common steps that we are all familiar with including: wearing a mask; social distancing; washing hands; and avoiding large crowds, especially in confined indoor spaces, we encourage everyone to “Take a Shot” and get vaccinated. There are many vaccination clinics right here in our community that have appointments available.  

In a time where fast food, instant information, and immediate results have become commonplace, we continue to battle with a virus that has no adherence to such concepts. COVID-19 is not a fleeting topic trending on Twitter nor is it the next social media challenge sweeping the country only to be swept away a few days later. This virus has its own agenda, its own rhythm, and is unphased by the ever increasing pace of our everyday life. 

Since the virus began to spread across the globe more than a year ago, we have been told that we are “in this together” and we only need to “flatten the curve”, “mask up”, “wash our hands” and now “take a shot”.  All good advice, but catchy slogans are only effective if we follow through. No one can legislate or mandate behavior, but we can remind, encourage, and hope that together we can take the actions that are needed to get us all back to a more familiar and much missed way of life.

Regards, 

Dearborn Public Schools  

See the COVID and Students health department flyer(Click here for pdf version of Health Department flyer)

See the Dearborn When to Keep Students Home information sheet with other common student ailments

For the latest information on quarantining, see the Back to School flyer on our COVID page.

Flyer describing when students should stay home for COVID or other illnesses

Community Notification—Covid

Community Notification—Covid

DATE: April 25, 2021

TO: Howe School Community

FROM: Tammy Fournier, Principal

RE: COVID-19 Case Identification 

A confirmed case of coronavirus (Covid-19) has been identified at school. The date of exposure was Tuesday, 4/20/21. We are working closely with Wayne County Health Department to identify exposures and prevent further cases. This letter is informational only; no further action is required for you at this time.  No close contacts were identified.

I want to thank all staff and students for following through social distancing measures and adhering to all other guidelines, like wearing masks at all times and not being in close contact with anyone for 15 minutes or more. I want to also remind all staff and students that we need to respect everyone’s privacy at all times. Your safety and privacy are important to us. Again, we thank all of you for adhering to all guidelines. 

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are less than six feet from each other for at least 15 minutes. A person who is a close contact of someone who is infected with COVID-19 may experience COVID-19 symptoms typically within two to fourteen days after a person is exposed. 

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. Symptoms can include: Fever (>100.4oF), cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny or stuffy nose, loss of taste or smell, abdominal pain. 

There are many things that can be done to keep our schools, homes, and communities “COVID-19 free” and protect ourselves and loved ones: 

  1. Children and adults should stay home when ill. 
  2. Washing hands often with soap and running warm water for at least 20 seconds. 
  3. If a hand washing station is not available, use hand sanitizer properly. Gels, rubs, and hand wipes must contain at least 60% alcohol. Dispose of wipes in the trash after use. 
  4. Practice Good Respiratory Etiquette (cover a cough with elbow versus hand). 
  5. Follow guidance for wearing a face covering and social distancing. 

If you have questions, please contact Wayne County Health Department at 734-727-7078. 

Following the guidance of the MI Safe Schools Roadmap, the school has been disinfected. This includes spraying classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, and common areas as needed with a sanitizer, along with other methods of disinfection.Additional information can be found on the CDC website.

Return to Hybrid—Monday, April 12th

Return to Hybrid—Monday, April 12th

Just a quick reminder that all Dearborn Public Schools will be returning to our Hybrid schedule starting on Monday, April 12, 2021. This is the schedule that was being followed prior to Spring Break. 

Also, high schools will be taking part in State testing next week. Information has been shared with students but please check with your child’s school for details or if there are any questions. 

For students 16 and older, there are still appointments available on April 16th at DMC to get your COVID-19 vaccination. This is a special partnership between the District and DMC. For more information on how to sign up please visit: https://firstbell.dearbornschools.org/2021/03/31/district-dmc-offering-covid-vaccines-to-older-students-and-their-parents/

Please remember that we must continue to Mask UP, social distance, wash hands, and avoid large gatherings. The vaccine offers us hope that our fight against COVID 19 will come to an end but we have a long way to go. Working together we can do this!  

Thank you 

مرحباً،

مجرد تذكير سريع بأن جميع مدارس ديربورن العامة ستعود إلى اتباع برنامج التعليم المدمج بدءً من يوم الاثنين ، 12 نيسان \ أبريل 2021. وهو الجدول الذي تم اتباعه قبل عطلة الربيع.

كما نذكركم أيضاً بأن امتحانات الولاية الأساسية للمرحلة الثانوية سوف تبدأ في الأسبوع المقبل. تمت مشاركة هذه المعلومات مع الطلاب ومع ذلك يرجى مراجعة مدرسة الطالب للحصول على المزيد من التفاصيل أو إذا كانت لديكم أية أسئلة.

إضافة إلى ذلك ما زال لدى الطلاب من سن 16 فما فوق (وأولياء أمورهم) ، الفرصة لتحديد موعد لأخذ لقاح كورونا يوم الجمعة 16 نيسان \ أبريل في مركز ديترويت الطبي. يتم هذا الحدث بالشراكة بين قطاع ديربورن التعليمي و مركز ديترويت الصحي ( DMC). لمزيد من المعلومات حول كيفية التسجيل ، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي:

https://firstbell.dearbornschools.org/2021/03/31/district-dmc-offering-covid-vaccines-to-older-students-and-their-parents/

الرجاء الانتباه إلى ضرورة الاستمرار في ارتداء الكمامات الواقية والحفاظ على مسافة التباعد الاجتماعي وغسل اليدين وتجنب التجمعات الكبيرة. يمنحنا اللقاح الأمل في أن تنتهي معركتنا ضد كوفيد- 19 ، لكن ما زال أمامنا طريق طويل لنقطعه لتحقيق ذلك. بالعمل معا يمكننا القيام بذلك!

شكراً لكم