Happy Friday Friends!
Welcome to the end of SEP/CCR week and the weekend. I hope you’ve had the chance to engage in some beneficial conversations: families, educators, support staff working together to love and educate each child during challenging times. A special THANK YOU to our paraprofessionals for ALL you contribute to this important work. You are appreciated! The following is this week’s accounting of ICSD’s COVID-19 data:
Total Positive cases since August 25th – 512
Total student positive cases – 369
Total employee positive cases –144
Total current active cases – 51
Total recovered cases – 458
Positive student cases related to school attendance – 25
Positive employee cases related to school attendance – 11
Total number of employees and students currently quarantined – 149
Total number of students quarantined since August 25th – 2,357
Total number of employees quarantined since August 25th – 184
Iron County School District has chosen to celebrate kindness during the month of February, and I know that many of us have been the recipients of thoughtful expressions of kindness from friends and colleagues. As I’ve considered the word “kindness” and those that are and have been examples of kindness, Fred Rogers from public television fame immediately came to mind. Whether or not you are a fan of his work, it would be difficult to deny Mr. Rogers’ influence for good in the world: especially with children. In 2019, a film about him, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” was released. While watching it, I was reminded just how kind he was and how he worked to teach his viewers what kindness looks like. Below, is a link to a three-minute clip that serves as a reminder that “all of us have special ones who have loved us into being” to use Mr. Rogers’ words. Thank you all for loving our children “into being” and showing love and kindness to each other.
With love and gratitude,