Weekly Message — April 4-8, 2022

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for April 4, 2022. 

COVID Update 

This week SCS reported 0 positive COVID cases, 0 close contacts were identified, and there were 0 class closures. Communication to families whose students were identified as close contacts has been completed. If you have not already been personally contacted, it means your student was NOT in close contact with any of the COVID-19 cases. 

Board Votes to Recommended Rather than Require Face Coverings Effective April 11

The Durham Public Schools Board of Education, in recognition of the reduction of COVID cases in the Durham community, has voted to recommend rather than require the wearing of face coverings across the district effective April 11. 

Intent Form

If  you have not yet completed the 2022-2023 Intent Form, please visit our website and click on the Quick Link to submit this form. The Intent Form is an important part of our planning process for next school year, and we would like to know if your student will be returning to us at SCS or if you plan to have your student attend another school. This does not forfeit your seat, it only assists us with planning at this time. 

Fundraiser Car Show

Make sure you mark your calendar for the Rev’ved Up for Kids Car Show Fundraiser sponsored by one of our community partners, New American Funding,  April 9 at 10:oo a.m.  This event is free to visitors.  Refreshments will be on sale. Please come out and view all of the rare and exotic cars that will be on display. All proceeds will benefit SCS. 

Qtr 4

Tomorrow starts our last quarter of the year and we need you all to be intentional and focused. We are working hard to cover all grade level standards that you need to know, so you need to make sure you are coming well-rested, prepared, and taking good notes, paying attention, asking questions, participating in all activities and completing all assignments on time. Doing these things will ensure that you complete this quarter prepared for the end of year assessments prepared and successful in your classes.  

College and Career Promise for Middle and High Schools Students & Families

The DPS Family Academy has partnered with Durham Technical Community College to offer a virtual class on Career Choice and Free College Tuition on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.  This workshop is open to middle and high school students and families.  For more information, please contact the Family Academy at (919) 560-3816 ext. 22319 or Family.Academy@dpsnc.net.

Message from Nurse Donahue

***Letter & Form are available on the website! 

Hello, SCS families!

Spring is finally here, and with the Spring weather many students experience allergy and asthma symptoms. 

If your student has a history of seasonal allergies or asthma that are worse during Spring weather, please reach out to your pediatrician for a school note!  Allergy symptoms, such as a headache, runny nose and congestion and asthma symptoms like coughing and shortness of breath, are symptoms that also can be experienced with a COVID-19 infection.  

Students who are having COVID-19 symptoms must be sent home from school and they must have a negative COVID test and be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school. However, if your child has a history of these symptoms, you can have your pediatrician write a note that would let them stay in school and avoid COVID testing. 

Example note from pediatrician:

Student XYZ has a history of headache, runny nose, and congestion during weather changes.  If she has a headache, runny nose, and/or congestion and no other symptoms (fever, body aches) she does not need to be COVID tested or sent home from school. 

Many families can request the note by calling their pediatrician’s nurse line or sending a request through My UNC Chart/Duke My Chart. 

If your child has asthma that is worse in the Spring and does not have an inhaler at school, please consider having the attached medication form filled out by your provider, add the parent signature, and drop the inhaler off at school with your student. You also have the option of sending allergy or headache medicine to school for your child using the same form and the steps listed above. Even over the counter (OTC) medicine needs a doctor’s order. 

If you have any questions, I can be reached by call or text at 919-667-5544 or hannah_donahue@dpsnc.net

Thank you! In good health,

Nurse Hannah 

Hannah Donahue, BSN, RN – Senior Public Health Nurse

Have a great evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4C’s–Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community.

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