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Salome Elementary School would like to thank all of our staff, students, and parents for helping to keep our school a safe place for learning, despite the challenges created by the community spread of COVID-19. As we continue to take steps that cautiously and slowly move us back toward our regular routines, there continues to be spread of the COVID-19 virus in our state, county, and community. We wanted to share a few practices that we hope will help keep everyone safe and slow the spread of COVID-19.
- If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home from school. Even if COVID-19 has not been confirmed, it's still a good idea to keep your child home until you have talked with a healthcare professional or test results are known. Your child may not have COVID-19, but they could still be sick with a cold, flu, strep throat, or other contagious ailment.
- If someone in your household has a confirmed case of COVID-19, please consider all household members as close contacts and get tested and quarantine according to current guidelines. The new variants of the COVID virus have been found to be more easily transmitted, so we need to continue taking measures that will slow the spread.
- If you suspect your child has COVID, we have trained staff members that can do the rapid test on site. However, we ask that you let us know before your child gets on the bus or goes to class, so we can isolate them for testing and prevent the chance of spreading.
We continue to follow many protocols that are effective at minimizing the spread in our schools. Along with the more common steps that we are all familiar with, including wearing a mask (optional), social distancing, washing hands, and avoiding large crowds, especially in confined indoor spaces, we continue to battle with a virus that has no adherence to such concepts. COVID-19 is not a fleeting topic trending on Twitter, nor is it the next social media challenge sweeping the country only to be swept away a few days later. This virus has its own agenda, its own rhythm, and is not phased by the ever increasing pace of our everyday life. Since the virus began to spread across the globe more than a year ago, we have been told that are are "in this together," and we only need to "flatten the curve," "mask up," "wash our hands," and now, "take a shot." All good advice, but catchy slogans are only effective if we follow through. No one can legislate or mandate behavior, but we can remind, encourage, and hope that, together, we can take the actions that are needed to get us all back to a more familiar and much-missed way of life.
Congratulations to our girls basketball team. They won the girls first place trophy from the Salome High School Letterman's Basketball Tournament held on November 19 and 20. We are proud of you!
Congratulations to our boys basketball team for winning the annual Letterman's basketball tournament on November 19–20! We are very proud of you and all of your hard work.
Attention, parents! We are returning to our regular bus schedule on Wednesday, November 17. Please visit our Transportation page to view our bus schedule.
During home games, students must have the supervision of a parent or guardian in order to stay on campus. There is nobody on duty during the games, and we must keep everyone safe. Please note that students who are ineligible are not allowed to be on campus during games.