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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: 12/11/20

Dear Washington Market School families,

Holidays are traditionally a time of joy, a time many of us long to spend with our family and friends, perhaps with those whom we have been unable to see for some time. Unfortunately, this time of spreading holiday cheer also brings with it many risks. So whether you will be traveling, or just spending time with family and friends, we ask that you stay mindful.

As you know, the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in New York City and across the nation. Experts have stated that one of the keys to containment is increased testing. With this in mind and a commitment to keeping schools open, Governor Cuomo has implemented what is called the cluster action initiative to address COVID-19 hotspots. This is a science based approach used to address clusters of cases and prevent further spread in the communities. Schools identified in “cluster zones” are required to adhere to strict testing protocols to remain open. Although The Washington Market School is not currently under any cluster zone restrictions, we are taking a proactive approach to ensure our school remains open.

With that understanding, we would like to share some important news with our families. We are finalizing plans for weekly pool testing in our school. Pool testing is a way to test a large group of individuals in a short amount of time by pooling samples together. Any positive result in a group can then be tested individually to identify the specific positive sample. Pool testing will help us to identify individuals who might be asymptomatic and provide much needed peace of mind for all. We will be providing more information about our pool testing protocol in the next few weeks.

As health experts have stated, COVID-19 cases are expected to spike over the holiday season. For this reason, we are requiring our staff to submit a negative COVID-19 test before returning to school on January 11th and are requiring our families to do the same. To that end, we are looking into the possibility of having our children tested locally. While we are exploring this, we would like you to consider your best option to have your child tested independently.

Regardless of the testing site, all children will be required to submit a negative test result before returning physically to school on Monday, January 11th. Further information about testing options will be sent to you next week and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have on line at nurse@wms-nyc.org.

Please remember that If you will be traveling outside of a NY contiguous state or a CDC level 2 or 3 region, follow the guidelines for testing as listed on our COVID flow sheet. For destinations that are listed as a CDC level 4 region you must follow the CDC’s testing requirements found here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-air-travel.html

So whether you will be traveling or just spending time with friends, testing before returning to school, in addition to healthy practices of social distancing, keeping our hands clean and wearing our masks, will help give us a healthy start to our New Year!

From all of us at The Washington Market School we wish you all a happy and healthy holiday!

Warmest wishes,

Nurse Cheryl

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