Dear Parents and Guardians, Lucerne Elementary School District would like to thank you all for your understanding and flexibility with the recent closure due to COVID 19. This closure allowed us to limit transmission to staff members. Luckily no students were affected. We are happy to announce that we will be opening back up for in person learning on Monday, February 1st. Please remember that Kindergarten through 3rd grade students may arrive between 8:00 and 8:15 a.m. Students in grades 4 -8 may arrive between 8:25 and 8:40 a.m. Please do not send your students early as it does not allow for social distancing. All students must arrive to school wearing a mask and will be required to undergo a health screening and sanitize hands prior to entering campus. The health and safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority. It is important that we all do our part to continue to stop the spread of the disease. Please see attached parent quick guide. Most staff members are currently receiving the first dose of the COVID vaccine. Please do not send your child to school if they are not feeling well. Any additional COVID cases on site could cause further closures for individual cohorts and/or the entire school site. We will be collecting the last work packets, hotspots and the chrome books/I-pads in the parking lot on Friday, January 29th from 1:30 -4:30 p.m. Please have materials organized to aid in the process. Staff will record that the devices were turned in, look for damage and check that each is operational. Remember that each device came with a charging cord. We will be cleaning and sanitizing all devices before we put them back into the classroom. If a device is not returned on Friday, you will be billed for the cost of the device as per the device use agreement. Until the device is returned or paid for, your child will not have a computer to work on in class. Thank you for your support.
Lucerne Elementary School picture day has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 10th. You can pay for pictures packages online at mylifetouch.com using your picture day ID: EVT7MWTH9
Los materiales de instrucción estarán disponibles para recoger hoy de 1: 00-4: 30 p.m. Esta será una distribución de paquetes "sin contacto". Esto significa que el personal no ayudará en la distribución de los materiales instructivos. Tenga en cuenta que: Los paquetes se ubicarán debajo del voladizo junto al asta de la bandera debido a la posibilidad de lluvia esta tarde. Estacione en el carril del autobús. Salga de sus autos uno a la vez. Espere a que el auto de enfrente en el carril del autobús regrese a su auto antes de salir para recoger el paquete de su estudiante. Los paquetes serán organizados por el maestro y los sobres estarán etiquetados con el nombre de cada alumno. Al recolectar paquetes, asegúrese de usar una máscara, mantenga la distancia social y no ingrese a ningún edificio escolar. Si no puede asistir hoy para recoger el paquete de su estudiante. Estarán disponibles nuevamente el lunes 14 de diciembre a partir de las 9:00 a.m. - mediodía.
Instructional materials will be available for pick-up today from 1:00-4:30p.m. This will be a "contact less" packet distribution. This means that staff will not be assisting in the distribution of the instructional materials. Please be aware that: The packets will be located under the overhang next to the flag pole because of the possibility of rain this afternoon. Please park in the bus lane. Exit your cars one at a time. Wait for the car in front of you in the bus lane to return to their car before you exit to collect your students packet. The packets will be organized by teacher and the envelopes will be labeled with each student's name. When collecting packets make sure to wear a mask, keep social distance, and do not enter any school buildings. If you can't make it today to collect your student's packet. They will be available again on Monday, December 14th from 9:00a.m. - noon.
Lucerne Elementary School's Picture Day has been canceled. We are working on rescheduling.
Las clases de educación a distancia se reanudarán el miércoles 9 de diciembre a la hora programada. Los maestros se comunicarán con los estudiantes en persona con información sobre la transición al aprendizaje a distancia.
Distance Learning classes will resume on Wednesday, December 9th at their scheduled times. In-person students will be contacted by their teachers with information about transitioning to distance learning.
December 6th, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians, This letter is to inform you that a second individual at Lucerne Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. It is for this reason that we have made the decision to close the school. Over the course of the next few days we will be working with the Lake County Public Health Department to contact trace. Individuals identified as a close contact will be notified through the Public Health. I understand that it can be disconcerting to not have specific information surrounding the individual; however, it is important that we respect the privacy of our students and staff. At the same time, we want to provide you with as much information possible. A close contact in terms of contact tracing means an individual that has been within 6 feet of the infected individual for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. An individual that has been identified as a close contact will need to quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure. As previously stated we will be working closely with Lake County Public Health to identify and contact possible close contacts as quickly as possible. If your student(s) start to experience COVID-19 symptoms please contact your doctor as soon as possible. Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath and can appear 2-14 days from exposure. If you have any questions about COVID-19 symptoms you can also contact Public Health at (707) 263-1090. At this time staff will not be allowed to return to school until the school has been properly disinfected and contact tracing is complete. Once staff can return then the process of supplying learning materials to students for distance learning will begin. This will be a process and we will be updating everyone as soon as we can. The Distance Learning Program will follow the In-person Program and will remain closed until contact tracing and campus sanitization is complete.
6 de diciembre de 2020 Queridos padres y guardianes, Esta carta es para informarle que una segunda persona en la Escuela Primaria Lucerne dio positivo por COVID-19. Es por este motivo que hemos tomado la decisión de cerrar la escuela. En el transcurso de los próximos días, trabajaremos con el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Lake para contactar a Trace. Las personas identificadas como un contacto cercano serán notificadas a través de Salud Pública. Entiendo que puede ser desconcertante no tener información específica sobre la persona; sin embargo, es importante que respetemos la privacidad de nuestros estudiantes y personal. Al mismo tiempo, queremos brindarle la mayor cantidad de información posible. Un contacto cercano en términos de rastreo de contactos significa una persona que ha estado a menos de 6 pies de la persona infectada durante 15 minutos o más durante un período de 24 horas. Una persona que haya sido identificada como un contacto cercano deberá ponerse en cuarentena durante 14 días desde su última exposición. Como se indicó anteriormente, trabajaremos en estrecha colaboración con la salud pública del condado de Lake para identificar y contactar a posibles contactos cercanos lo más rápido posible. Si su (s) estudiante (s) comienza a experimentar síntomas de COVID-19, comuníquese con su médico lo antes posible. Los síntomas pueden incluir fiebre, tos y dificultad para respirar y pueden aparecer de 2 a 14 días desde la exposición. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre los síntomas de COVID-19, también puede comunicarse con Salud Pública al (707) 263-1090. En este momento, no se permitirá que el personal regrese a la escuela hasta que la escuela haya sido desinfectada adecuadamente y se haya completado el rastreo de contactos. Una vez que el personal pueda regresar, comenzará el proceso de suministro de materiales de aprendizaje a los estudiantes para el aprendizaje a distancia. Este será un proceso y actualizaremos a todos tan pronto como podamos. El programa de educación a distancia seguirá el programa en persona y permanecerá cerrado hasta que se complete el rastreo de contactos y la desinfección del campus.
Maintaining Social Distance during morning drop-off Our staggered start and dismissal schedule is in place to limit the number of students that are on campus at any given time. We are experiencing an increased number of students in the 4th-8th grade that are arriving too early for the health screening. We realize that there are families who have students in the primary and upper grades. We advise those families to bring all of their students to school from 8:20-8:25 a.m. *A student in the primary grades will not be marked tardy if they arrive at 8:25 a.m. Thanks for supporting our efforts to keep students and staff at our school healthy and safe.
December 2, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff: The health and safety of our students and staff are our top priority. This letter is to inform you that a staff member at Lucerne Elementary School has tested positive for COVID 19. The staff member was never in the vicinity of nor had any contact what so ever with students. The staff member has been quarantined and will not be returning to work until released by Lake County Public Health. If you have any health-related questions, please contact your healthcare provider Public Health at (707) 263-1090 Sincerely, Mike Brown Principal Superintendent Lake County Public Health, CDC & Lake County Office of Education Resources: • Lake County Public Health: (707) 263-1090 | Link: http://health.co.lake.ca.us/Coronavirus.htm • Lake County Office of Education lakecoe.org/Covid-19 Other Resources: • CDC Appendices- Glossary of Terms • CDC Exposure Risk • CDC Symptoms 2 de diciembre de 2020 Estimados padres / tutores y personal: La salud y seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal son nuestra principal prioridad. Esta carta es para informarle que un miembro del personal de la Escuela Primaria Lucerne ha dado positivo por COVID 19. El miembro del personal nunca estuvo cerca ni tuvo contacto alguno con los estudiantes. El miembro del personal ha sido puesto en cuarentena y no volverá a trabajar hasta que sea dado de alta por el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Lake. Si tiene alguna pregunta relacionada con la salud, comuníquese con su proveedor de atención médica Salud Pública al (707) 263-1090 Sinceramente, Mike Brown Superintendente Principal Recursos de Salud Pública del Condado de Lake, CDC y Oficina de Educación del Condado de Lake: • Salud Pública del Condado de Lake: (707) 263-1090 | Enlace: http://health.co.lake.ca.us/Coronavirus.htm • Oficina de Educación del Condado de Lake lakecoe.org/Covid-19 Otros recursos: • Apéndices de los CDC: glosario de términos • Riesgo de exposición de los CDC • Síntomas de los CDC
Dear Parents, The County of Lake has just moved back into the purple tier, the highest rating of the state’s COVID ranking. More restrictions on businesses will be seen in the county until we can move back into red on the scale. According to the state guidelines, Lucerne Elementary can stay open to in person learning. I would like to thank you all for entrusting us with the education of your children. The safety of students and staff continues to be of the utmost importance. We have instituted several measures to limit the exposure of the virus. These measures would include regular COVID 19 testing for staff, an increase of custodial hours to enhance the existing disinfection schedules, the closure of in person learning cohorts to students new to our district and clear closure criteria as detailed below. Please be aware, that even though we are currently open, things could change quickly requiring us to partially or fully close. If a student was to test positive and had been on campus, their cohort would close immediately for at least 14 calendar days. Furthermore, if more than 5% of the school population tested positive the entire school campus would shut down for at least 14 days or longer as determined by the Lake County Public health officer. Prior planning for all is an important step in these uncertain times. We hope that neither one of these scenarios play out. We hope to all stay healthy through the remainder of the school year. Now more than ever it is important for sick students and staff to stay home. Together with all of us practicing social distancing, masking, hand washing and proper disinfection we will limit the chance of school closing. Thank you for your continued efforts. Sincerely, Mike Brown Principal/Superintendent
It is a point of pride at Lucerne Elementary School that we have been able to offer two instructional models to families this school year. Our Distance Learning and In-person programs have offered a robust learning environment for our students. As we near the completion of another quarter there is an opportunity for families to change the instructional model that they would like their students to be enrolled in. If you are interested in changing programs you need to talk to your student’s teacher or call the office by 12/4/20. Once, we have this information we can start to plan and prepare for students to transition. It is important to note that requesting a transition does not mean we will be able to accommodate the request. Due to the health and safety requirements outlined by the state we have a limited number of students that can be within a classroom and in the cafeteria. Priority placement will be given to English Learners, Homeless students, Foster Youth, and students with exceptional needs. Families will be informed if their request has been granted by December 11th. Students will start in their new program on January 4th, 2021.
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Parents Quick Guide to COVID-19 Symptoms Sending your sick child to school puts students, teachers and other staff at risk. By staying home when you’re sick, you may actually be saving a life! With the potential for COVID-19 and influenza to spread this fall, if you suspect your child is sick, please keep them at home. Some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, making it difficult to tell the difference between them. Please use this chart as a helpful guide for what to do when your child is having COVID-19 symptoms.
Congratulations to Mrs. Wangberg's class! They won our annual pumpkin decorating contest. We enjoyed all of the school spirit during Red Ribbon week.
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RED RIBBON and SPIRIT WEEK Lucerne Elementary will participate in Red Ribbon Week on October 26th through October 30th. The theme of the 2020 Red Ribbon Week is, “Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free.” During Red Ribbon Week, students will be given red ribbons to wear. There will be classroom activities, contests and students will have chances to win prizes. Monday, October 26 - Be All You Can Be! Be Drug Free! Wear Camo Tuesday, October 27 - Double Up Against Drugs, Twin Day Wednesday, October 28 - Color My World Drug Free: K-1 wear blue, 2-3 wear red, 4-5 wear green, 6-7-8 wear black Thursday, October 29 - Drug Free From Head to Toe: crazy hat and sock day Friday, October 30 - Follow Your Dreams, Don’t Do Drugs, PJ day
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2020-2021 Parent/Teacher conferences will be virtual. This means you will meet with your students teacher over the internet by Zoom or another virtual platform.. If you don't have a computer or internet available, your student's teacher can schedule a phone conference with you. Your student's teacher will be sending home more information soon. Parent/Teacher conference week is scheduled for October 12-October 16.