Quote of the week: “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” -- Oprah Winfrey
Dear Ocean Shore Families,
Welcome back! I know COVID-19 complicated the holiday season yet again. The omicron variant is sweeping through the country, and we are adapting to keep everyone safe at Ocean Shore. I've listed some of the changes in this letter, and more information will follow. I hope that 2022 takes a tip from Oprah and does better than 2021 did. I hope that I get more things right as I continue my journey as principal. Finally, I hope that everyone found some time to relax and celebrate with friends and family during this crazy time, or if that wasn't possible, that you made a plan to see loved ones in the new year. I can't wait to see the kids tomorrow!
Lunch: Weather permitting, all students will be eating outside. If students must eat inside, they will eat in their classrooms. Cross grade activities will only be allowed outside.
Illness: Please keep your children home if they are sick. If students have runny noses or sniffles, they need to stay home. If your child has allergies, we will need to have a letter from your pediatrician to keep on file. When your child is ready to come back to school, parents will need to fill out this Google form: OSS Return to School Form . Your child should come to the office first before going to the classroom so that they can be cleared to return to class.
Travel: Students will not be excluded from school because of travel. Families should consider the risk involved rather than the miles travelled. You can go to Lake Tahoe and never be in another room with someone you are not related to which is a low risk activity. Higher risk travel could be using public transportation, being in a crowded airport or attending a large family gathering. A COVID-19 test should take place 3-5 days after returning from travel or being exposed. That means that students that returned from travel on Tuesday should not be tested until Friday. Anyone with symptoms should not be at school.
Vaccinations: We are starting to track student vaccination records. Please fill out this Google form. If you don't have the ability to take a photo and upload it, we can make a copy for you in the office. OSS Student COVID vaccination
Other School Business:
After School Program: ASEP is back! Winter classes will start the week of 1/10/22 and run through 4/11/22. Registration starts January 6th at 8:00pm. You can preview classes at this URL: https://asep.cheddarup.com.
Final Kindergarten Tour: Time: Jan 12, 2022 06:30 PM. Join Zoom Meeting: https://pacificasd.zoom.us/j/82584736528?pwd=L2crWjM1TFgyczdQZ3loazBMN2F5UT09. Meeting ID: 825 8473 6528. Passcode: 320163. One tap mobile: +16699009128,,82584736528#,,,,*320163# US (San Jose)
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