NURSE KATIE's CORNER
Nurse Katie's Corner
November 10, 2021 - Update
Viral Season is upon us! Is it a cold? flu? COVID?Please be mindful of your child's symptoms before sending them to school. If they are having any COVID like symptoms, which also resemble cold and flu symptoms, please consider having them tested for COVID OR they must remain home for 10 full days from when symptoms began. The District Office COVID PCR testing site is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 4pm. Tests are free and no appointment is needed. We also accept results from COVID home test kits, such as BinaxNow Rapid COVID tests.
Encourage good hand washing, lots of fluids and plenty of rest to stay healthy this season. Also, consider getting the flu vaccine, and the COVID vaccine is now approved for ages 5-11 years old. Fully vaccinated individuals will NOT be subject to quarantine if they are exposed to a positive COVID case. As always, I am more than happy to answer any questions or address any concerns.
Stay safe and healthy,
DISTRICT COVID UPDATES: 8/10 e-mail update from the PV Schools Superintendent
LINK TO 8/10 Email from Tony Bales regarding:
K-12 Schools Guidance for CODID-19 (Updated 8/12)
(8/5 Email from Hubbell)
Welcome back, Grayhawk Families! We are all so excited for another year!
I am back on campus from 8:30am to 3pm so feel free to drop off any medications your child will need for the school year during those hours. I will also be contacting families who require an 'Emergency Action Plan' if they indicated on Infinite Campus that their child has a life threatening allergy, asthma, seizure disorder or diabetes.
Our District will continue to follow COVID policies and procedures recommended by Maricopa County Department of Public Health.
Please visit Maricopa.gov for the most up to date information on isolation and quarantine guidelines.
** Any student complaining of any COVID like symptom will require a negative COVID test to return to campus OR home isolation for 10 full days.
Our District will continue to offer free PCR testing for students and families at their District Office on 15002 N 32nd St, Phoenix, 85032. Hours are Monday thru Friday from 7:30am to 4pm. Please visit https://www.pvschools.net/reopening/covid-19-testing for more information.
Keeping all our staff and students safe and healthy is of the highest priority so please encourage good hand hygiene, consider wearing a face mask, and keep your child home if they are sick.
I am always more than happy to answer any questions or address any concerns!
Stay Safe and Stay Healthy,
(SOURCE: Mr. Hubbell, 1st Day of School Email)State law prohibits us from requiring that students or staff wear masks. The Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Arizona Department of Health (ADH), and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) recommends masks for all individuals, including in schools. Given our limitations in maintaining a 3-foot distance between students at all times of the day, we strongly recommend that families consider having their students wear masks at school to help maintain a healthy environment for all of our students and staff.
We also ask that families encourage their children to support the decisions of other students when it comes to wearing or not wearing masks. We will work to create an environment where all students feel comfortable at school and free from harassment and bullying.