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September 2021

Mon
27

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson A & Hudson B)

Tue
28

1:15-2:15pm: Welcome Coffee (Duane 2PM, Duane 3PM, Duane 6PM)

Tue
28

5:00-5:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson B, Hudson C, Hudson E)

Tue
28

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson A)

Wed
29

5:00-5:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson D & Hudson F)

Wed
29

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson GH)

Wed
29

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson C & Hudson E)

Thu
30

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Duane 4AM & Duane 6AM)

Fri
01

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson D & Hudson F)

Mon
04

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson GH)

Tue
05

1:15-2:15pm: Welcome Coffee (Duane 4PM & Duane 5PM)

Wed
06

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 2AM & Duane 3AM)

Wed
06

7:00-7:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 2PM & Duane 3PM)

Wed
06

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson 5AM)

Thu
07

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 4AM, Duane 5 AM, Duane 6AM)

Thu
07

7:00-7:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 4PM, Duane 5PM, Duane 6PM)

Thu
07

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Duane 2AM & Duane 3AM)

Mon
11

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY — School Closed

Thu-Fri
11-12

Parent/Teacher Conferences — School Closed for Children

Thu-Fri
25-26

THANKSGIVING RECESS — School Closed

Mon-Fri
20-31

WINTER RECESS — School Closed

Mon
03

WMS Reopens for Children and Staff

Mon
17

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY — School Closed

Mon
21

PRESIDENTS’ DAY — School Closed

Tue
22

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day — School Closed

Wed
23

Staff Development Day — School Closed for Children

Mon-Fri
14-25

SPRING BREAK — School Closed

Mon
28

WMS Reopens for Children and Staff

Fri
15

Passover & Good Friday — School Closed

Thu-Fri
28-29

Parent/Teacher Conferences — School Closed for Children

Mon
30

MEMORIAL DAY — School Closed

Tue
14

Last Day of School for Children

Fri
17

Last Day of School for Staff

Mon
27

First Day of Summer Program

Mon
04

INDEPENDENCE DAY — Summer Camp Closed

Fri
05

Last Day of Summer Program

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COVID-19

A Letter from Nurse Cheryl: 1/15/21

Dear WMS Community,

I would first like to thank all of our Washington Market families for your ongoing effort and support in helping us keep our school safe and remain open.

Before schools opened in September, many of us spent countless hours researching and reading all the scientific data available about COVID-19. We worked tirelessly collaborating with one another to ensure all the guidelines needed were in place to open our schools safely. Through hard work and dedication our school has been able to remain open without a hitch. Many other schools have not been so successful. Unfortunately, my son’s school has remained closed for in-person classes since March.

As the holidays approached we heard many health authorities warn us of our “second wave”. I for one was optimistic as our numbers and infection rate remained stable. But here we are, now facing two new strains in our community and an infection rate climbing to a current rate of over 7%. As many of the health authorities have stated, “increased testing is the key”, so just as we did when we were faced with the tremendous task of re-opening, we will continue to find new strategies to help us keep our school safe and remain open.

With that being said I would like to address a few of the concerns I have been hearing in regards to our new weekly pool testing strategy. The nasal sample is a non-invasive swab taken from the lower nasal area inserted no more than 1-2 cm into each nostril and rotated. I know some children have experienced the more invasive nasopharyngeal collection sample which can be quite uncomfortable, however I feel after a few swabs they will be less resistant to this much more gentle technique.

The test is quite accurate and stated to be identical to the FDA approved individual PCR tests which are the “gold standard” for COVID-19. Of course no test is 100%. There are some factors which can affect the results of the test such as the timing of the collection in regards to the stage of infection or the actual integrity of the collected specimen itself.

Please click for frequently asked questions from JCM Analytics, as well as our previous sent letter regarding our new pool testing strategy.

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any additional questions and concerns.

Happy and Healthy 2021!

Nurse Cheryl
nurse@wms-nyc.org

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