January 27th – 28th, 2021 Student COVID Test & Mask Pickup

Dates to Remember

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26thHotlunch open for ordering for Jan 31st & February. More info below. Ordering closes Sundays at 12noon for the following week.  

 28th Student COVID test & Mask Pickup-more details below                         8:00- 12:00     (Students last name M-Z)                                                                             12:00- 4:30      (Students last name A-L)

31st – Students return to in-class learning – Please return Chromebooks

 February 13th-19th – School Staff Appreciation Week 

                     18th – PD Day – No Classes

                     21st – Stat Holiday – No Classes


Jan. 26/22

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are so excited to welcome back our students at Stratford Elementary! In preparation of our return on January 31st, please carefully read the test/mask distribution details below.

We have received the COVID-19 test kits and masks from the Government of PEI and they will be ready for pick up on Thursday January 27th and Friday January 28th. Please see the details below.

Students will be provided five tests this week to allow them to test before returning to school and during the first week. Additional tests will be supplied next week.

Unless there is an approved exemption, all students, staff, and visitors are required to wear masks in all indoor areas of school facilities, including in classrooms, while transitioning between classrooms and other school areas, staff areas, and while on school buses. 

Masks will be provided. Please note that we will be following up with further information regarding additional mask supply later this week. We ask that each student put their name on the inside of their mask.

Testing Requirements

As outlined in the revised Back-to-School Guidelines provided by the Chief Public Health Office,all students should take two rapid antigen screening tests, 48 hours apart (i.e. two days before and the morning before leaving for school). 

If both tests are negative, the student may attend school. If either test comes back positive, the student must visit a testing clinic at the earliest opportunity. They cannot attend school until they’ve received a negative result from a testing clinic. Drop-in testing clinic hours: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/covid-19-testing-in-pei

Students should test at home the mornings of Saturday, Jan. 29 and Monday, Jan. 31 before leaving for school. They should then test at home the mornings of Wednesday, Feb. 2 and Friday, Feb. 4. 

Going forward all students should test at home on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week for the next two weeks (Feb 7, 9, 11 and 14, 16 and 18). In the event there is no school on any of these dates, children should maintain the testing schedule. 

Test results do not need to be reported to the school.

Here is a short video that may be helpful when testing your child for COVID-19.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRrcdgrGlR8&ab_channel=PrinceEdwardIslandGovernment 

When to pick up your student’s tests and mask

Parents/guardians can pick up their child’s test kits and mask at the school during the following times:

Thursday January 27th- 8:00-12:00    (Students last name A-L)

                                                12:00- 4:30    (Students last name M-Z)

Friday January 28th-     8:00- 12:00     (Students last name M-Z)

                                                 12:00- 4:30      (Students last name A-L)

Our pick up area for the tests/masks will be in the student drop off lane (main door area). Staff will be on hand outside to pass you a package. Please remain in your vehicle and wear a mask during the exchange. 

If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you (or the student or another designate) from being able to pick up kits and a mask, please reach out to the 

school to discuss alternatives. 

For parents who have students at more than one school, they are asked to pick up the tests and masks for their students at each school. Schools are being allocated the appropriate number of test kits and masks for their student population and won’t be able to provide additional supplies beyond their students.

Stratford HotLunch                                                                                                                   Open for ordering for Jan 31st & February. If you have a credit from January, please remember to still click the ‘pay/order’ button for your credit to be used and your order to be successful.

All orders from Jan 4th-28th have been deleted and accounts credited.

New Mascot – Stratford Elementary Wolves! 

We are happy to say that our new online store is now available!

https://allstarcresting.ca/stratfordelementaryapparel/shop/home


Watch out for school buses.

People are continuing to pass school buses while their red lights are flashing across P.E.I. regularly. Read more on our Home & School page.

Please checkout our Home & School and Community Page for updated news on events & sports!

Coupon Books

Extra Books for sale, call the office 902-569-7750

Peanut Free

Just a reminder that we are a peanut and nut free school. Parents should be checking that all food and snacks that are sent to school are peanut free, nut free and that there is no label that says, “may contain traces of peanuts or nuts”. 


Weekly Covid Screening Message

Families play an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring that students can access educational services. It is important for you to monitor your child’s health each day before sending them to school and to keep them home when they feel ill. If your child exhibits any of the symptoms listed below and they are unusual for your child, parents/guardians are asked to call 811 . Students are expected to remain home until they are free of symptoms.

In addition, if you have traveled outside regions as per the current CPHO guidelines, you are asked to declare this to the school, and follow the current CPHO measures in place at the time (e.g. self-isolation). 

If your child shows one or more symptom while at school, you will be asked to pick your child up.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • new or worsening cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • fever
  • chills
  • sore throat
  • runny nose, sneezing, congestion
  • headache
  • muscle aches
  • unusual fatigue
  • acute loss of sense of smell or taste

Thanks

Thomas Waugh, VP                                                                                                                            Stratford Elementary


All lunches must be dropped off by 11:15am

Looking for volunteers to help out with lunch organizing & delivering. Criminal Record Check will be needed, a volunteer letter will be provided for you! Call the office 902-569-7750


COVID SYMPTOMS and INFORMATION

Bussing: Click on the link below to find your child’s bus.

https://psbbusing.princeedwardisland.ca/Eligibility.aspx?Page=Transportation


School Calendar 2021-2022_                                                       


Reminder – If your child’s after school plans change, please ensure you call the office, (902) 569-7750, by 1:30pm. Thank you for your cooperation.

Bussing – Please make sure your child is out 10 minutes prior to pick up time in the mornings. All students must be ready in time. Thank you for your cooperation.

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