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Click here for an important letter from Massena Central’s Head Nurse,

Effective 2/1/21, all health examinations performed for school must be documented on the NYS Required Health Examination Form or an electronic health record equivalent form – pursuant to Education Law.

ONLY the approved form or electronic health record equivalent form will be accepted by schools for health examinations conducted on or after 1/31/2021.


 

Good evening.  This is Mrs. Giroux from Trinity Catholic School with our last Sunday evening call of the school year.  If you had told me in September that we would have basically made it through the entire school year without significant interruptions, I would not have believed you.  Yet, here we are.  To all our parents, a heartfelt thank you for your patience and support.  To all our students, thank you for being so flexible and diligently following all of our necessary Covid restrictions.  To all our teachers, I can’t thank you enough for your perseverance under extremely difficult circumstances.  This will be a year to remember.  Let’s continue to pray that we can begin the next school year under more normal conditions.  

Looking ahead to our last week of school, tomorrow will be a day 5 and we will have our awards ceremony for students in grades 4-6, beginning at 1:00 at Sacred Heart Church.  There is a noon mass every Monday at the church, so please don’t arrive until 12:50.  There will be reserved seating anyway, with pews marked for each family.  Please follow the guidelines on the information that was sent home and call the school in the morning if you have any questions.

Mrs. Boyea and Mrs. Baillargeon have been working very hard to finish recording the acts for our Talent Show and our Arts Festival.  A special thank you to Mrs. Montroy and Miss Willmart for all their work to showcase the Arts in our school.  There will be a Dojo message to let you know when those events will be posted on our YouTube channel.

Tuesday, weather permitting,  will be a day of fun activities for our students, which will include our Color Fun Run. Please refer to the note that was sent home about appropriate clothing to wear and a change of clothes to wear home. The rain date for these activities is Wednesday.  A reminder that there will not be busing for St. Lawrence/Brasher students on Wednesday.

A reminder that Thursday will be a half day with dismissal at noon.  After care will be available until 5:30.  Then on Friday, we will have our moving up ceremony beginning at 9:00 at the Gerry Cullen Field.  Parents are invited to bring a lawn chair and join us.  Students will be dismissed after the ceremony.  As mentioned last week, if the weather is not favorable on Friday, we will have the ceremony indoors for students only and dismissal will be at 10:00.

Speaking of dismissal, we will no longer be using the PreK4 door entrance for arrival or dismissal.  Please use the Main St. door or the cafeteria doors.

 

So, that’s it.  I will be in touch over the summer when I hear about our re-opening plans and what will be involved.  I personally want to say that I couldn’t have made it through this year without your help, support and prayers.  I wish you all a great summer filled with lots of family time and lots of down time.  As the song says, “See You in September!”


 


 
 
 
 
 

Dear Trinity Families, 

The New York State Department of Health recently provided updated guidance for families of students regarding  COVID-19. Please click here to review the flowcharts which outline the steps you must take if you answer  yes to any of the questions below. These documents are also posted on the COVID-19 Resources section on our website. 

Also, please note that anytime your child is experiencing COVID-like symptoms, the New York State Department  of Health is requiring that you must seek an evaluation by a healthcare provider within 48 hours in order for your  child to return to school. If you do not seek an evaluation by a healthcare provider, your child must remain in  isolation at home and is not able to go back to school until your local health department has released them from  isolation, which is typically: 

  • At least 10 days have passed since date of first symptoms; AND
  • Child’s symptoms are improving; AND
  • Child is fever-free for at least 72 hours without use of fever reducing medicines.

If you are not able to see a healthcare provider within 48 hours, or if your child is tested for COVID-19 but does not  receive the test result within 48 hours, your child will be treated as a positive case and must follow the procedure  outlined above until test results come back negative. 

Please communicate with the school immediately if your child is experiencing symptoms, or answers yes to any of  the questions below. Contact the school nurse with any questions or concerns. 

Screening Questions: 

In the past 10 days, has your child been tested for the virus that causes COVID-19, also known as SARS CoV-2? 

In the last 14 days, has your child: 

  • Traveled internationally to a CDC level 2 or 3 COVID-19 related travel health notice country; or 
  • Traveled to a state or territory on the NYS Travel Advisory List; or 
  • Been designated a contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 by a local health  department? 

Does your child currently have (or has had in the last 10 days) one or more of these new or worsening  symptoms? 

  • A temperature greater than or equal to 100.0° F (37.8° C) 
  • Feel feverish or have chills 
  • Cough 
  • Loss of taste or smell 
  • Fatigue/feeling of tiredness 
  • Sore throat 
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing 
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea 
  • Muscle pain or body aches 
  • Headaches 
  • Nasal congestion/runny nose 

I understand that these new regulations will impose substantial hardship for families. Please know that these are the  regulations which the State of New York is requiring that all schools follow. 

Sincerely, 

Joyce Giroux