Here are the updates for this week:
We want to shout out our amazing custodial team, Mr. Brown, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Benson, and Mr. Blake. I know they were very surprised to see the banner created this morning for them at the front of our school. These guys have been working overtime during the pandemic to keep our school clean and safe. This is all in addition to their regular duties and coming off of a summer renovation project. Please make sure to thank them if you see them around campus.
Welcome Back and Transition:
We want to welcome Mrs. Roman back to her second grade class. She has been out enjoying her new baby while Mr. Walker has stepped in. We know the students will be excited to see her return, but sad to see Mr. Walker move up. We appreciate Mr. Walker filling in during her absence. We look forward to his transition on October 12th to Mrs. Francis’s 4th grade class for a few weeks. We are so thankful for our long term substitute teaching staff. They truly are our family.
Thanks to all of our families who attended our first virtual PTO meeting this week via Zoom. It was great to see so many new and familiar faces on the call and hearing about all the wonderful things our parents are planning for our school community this year. We appreciate all of our parent volunteers and the time commitments they make to enhance our school.
This week we tested upwards of 60 plus students with a few staff, during asymptomatic testing. All tests were negative! This is proof our mitigation measures are working inside the building. All of our positive cases this year have come from outside our school setting. Next week, with students being out of school for three days, we ask that you remain vigilant about social distancing and mask wearing. We know cases always tend to creep in an upwards trend after a long break. You might be pleased to know myself, along with a few staff have already received the Pfizer COVID booster on our own, as it is now open to educators. DCPS reported today, the asymptomatic testing positivity rate for the district is 0.6%.
This is just a friendly reminder Ludlow is a nut free school. Please do not send anything in food related, that would compromise the health and safety of our staff and students, who suffer from severe allergies.
All student immunizations should be updated by October 12th. If not, that is the official day a student will be unenrolled from a DCPS school. Reminders have been sent home, but if you have any follow up questions or concerns, please call our nurse, Ms. Ursula.
Key Date Reminders:
Students do not report to school October 7-11, 2021 due to the long holiday weekend.
October 6th-PTO Movie Night on the Fields
October 7th -Conference Day
October 8th-DCPS Professional Development Day for Staff
Just a reminder, I will be out of the office beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5th and return on Tuesday, October 12th at 7:30 a.m. I will not have access to email or phone during this time. Ms. Ejechi will be the administrator in charge in my absence. Her email is Natalie.Ejechi@k12.dc.gov. Feel free to call our school for any immediate needs. Anything related to COVID-19 will need to be directed to her as well.
Have a restful weekend! -Dr. Williams