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4.8.2021: Remaining Diligent Through End of School Year and Temperature Check Screenings

Dear Families,
 
As we move toward the end of our 2020-21 school year, we want to thank you for your continued support and encouragement during an unprecedented time.  Thankfully, we continue to see a steady decrease in COVID-19 cases in the Woodland community and Shelby County. Our students, teachers, and faculty remain diligent with mitigation strategies that help control the spread of the virus.

We will be discontinuing our morning temperature checks in the carpool line. The Tennessee Department of Health and the CDC no longer recommend temperature screening prior to school drop offs. Screening your child at home for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 BEFORE coming has proven to be our most valuable strategy in preventing the virus’s spread within our school. We do ask that you continue to show your “all okay” green card in the carpool line to let us know that you have done the appropriate screening before dropping your child off at school.
  
As always, if your child is presenting with symptoms, please keep them at home until you have contacted your child's doctor or the school nurse for recommendations.  During springtime in Memphis, I know it can be challenging to determine the difference between seasonal allergies and another reason for symptoms.  Please err on the side of caution. Our "When to keep your child at home" provides direction for what symptoms to watch for.
 
Also, if your child or anyone in your family has been exposed to, diagnosed with, or suspected of having COVID-19, please contact the school nurse before sending your child to school.  These morning screening procedures are critical in keeping all of our students, faculty, and staff safe. 
 
Thank you again for your support of Woodland.  We look forward to the day that our school environment looks more "normal." We appreciate your partnership in helping us achieve that goal!
 
Sincerely,


Nurse Amy Gray and Nurse Kim Sharp