September 21, 2020

cartoon kids wearing masks

Dear GES Families:

We had a great first, full week of school. Everyone has done a great job following our new procedures.


Our school picture day is coming up on October 2nd and we want to be sure to have all our learners included.  Geskus has agreed to set aside time for all learners to have their photos taken, including our remote learners.They are keeping our comfort level and safety in mind.  Photos will be taken outdoors at the Sugar Shack and no class photos will be taken. The scheduled time for remote learners will be between 11:30 and 12:30.   I am attaching a flyer with order information.  

PTA News: Our 2020-21 PTA Hike A Thon will be Saturday, October 3rd-Saturday October 10th. Just use the link to sign up and be sure to select your students group-The Top fundraiser group will win a pizza delivery lunch! 

Here is a link for anyone wishing to volunteer to help

Masks with Exhalation Valves or Vents

At Monday night's School Board meeting, we discussed that the CDC has not recommended the use of masks with exhalation valves or vents. We are working on ordering new masks for children that own vented masks. Starting Monday, Sept. 21st we will not allow vented masks to be worn at school. There will be disposable masks provided until we have the new cloth masks. 

The purpose of masks is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others to aid with source control. However, masks with one-way valves or vents allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material, which can result in expelled respiratory droplets that can reach others. This type of mask does not prevent the person wearing the mask from transmitting COVID-19 to others. Therefore, CDC does not recommend using masks for source control if they have an exhalation valve or vent. Full article 

Have a great week!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Important Dates:

September 30th Teacher Workshop Day - No School
October 2nd School Picture Day - Outside Sugar Shack

October 3rd-October 10th PTA Hike-a thon


Here is a great video about masks created by Nurse Jenn.


School Pictures Information

GSD COVID-10 Monthly Screening- Available for families interested in recording monthly. This does not need to be turned into the school.

Eating Healthy at Home Recipes 

Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, October 20, 2020:
GSD COVID-19 Daily-Monthly Screening.xlsx
Eating Healthy at Home Recipes.pdf
Photo Info.pdf
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