This is Mr. Ferguson with a New Salem Update.
Recently there have been some changes in the requirements related to COVID procedures at schools.
First, Executive Order 195 and Senate Bill 220 allow schools to expand after school and weekend activities as long as they meet certain criteria such as they have to be curricular, meet a list of safety guidelines, meet a reduced venue capacity, and more.
This is exciting news as we love anything that gets us a little more like normal.
Secondly, the NC Department of Health and Human Services NOW does not require or recommend daily COVID-19 symptom screening for all students at school entry. Schools will continue to follow procedures for exclusion as they would for any type of illness. This means that we will not be conducting temp checks in the car rider line. With this step going away, please continue to communicate with us and keep your child home when they have Covid like symptoms.
We will continue following our other safety protocols and cleaning procedures to keep our building clean and our kids safe and healthy.
Thank you for your flexibility as move back to normalcy.
Have a great evening.
Following the UCPS Board of Education decision on March 15th, 2021, New Salem Elementary and all of UCPS will move all K-12 schools to five days a week for in-person learning. Additionally, students in Plan D (Fully Virtual) are being given the option of returning to Plan A (Fully Face to Face) from April 12th through the remainder of the school year. We are also allowing students to move from Plan A (Face to Face) to Plan D (Fully Virtual) at this time.
Students and parents who wish to remain in their current plan can disregard this email.
Below are two Google Forms that are available for you to make us aware of this change. Please use one of these forms to tell us your decision. The deadline to fill out this form is Wednesday, March 24th. Click below on the form that applies to you. If you do not wish to change your child’s placement, there is no need to fill out a form.
If you are unable to complete this form please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on my cell at 704-219-7980 so I can gather your information for the change.
**If you are not changing your child’s Plan, there is no form to fill out. Please only fill out a form if you wish to change plans at this point in the school year.**
When filling out these forms, please keep the following in mind:
1. If you change your plan, your child will likely receive a different teacher for the remainder of the year.
2. All face-to-face students will continue to follow UCPS guidelines for distancing, face covering, and all other safety protocols.
3. If you have multiple students that are being changed, please fill out one form for each student.
If you have any questions, you may contact the school at any time. Thank you!
NSES Families, Please edit your calendars. Monday, April 12th is now a FACE TO FACE day and NOT a virtual day.
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