Good Morning Friends!
It’s been a shorter work week for many of you. However, it’s my guess that you are still looking forward to the weekend. I would first like to thank all of you who have reached out with thoughtful, kind and heart-felt emails, calls, texts and visits over the last few weeks. I get a bit teary-eyed each time, and I am so grateful for each of you. This truly is a profession that is personal, people-centered, and dedicated to service. Thank you for your examples of love and goodness. Here’s this week’s update from our nursing team:
Total Positive cases since August 25th – 606
Total student positive cases – 443
Total employee positive cases –162
Total current active cases – 8
Total recovered cases – 598
Positive student cases related to school attendance – 36
Positive employee cases related to school attendance – 12
Total number of employees and students currently quarantined – 52
Total number of students quarantined since August 25th – 2,583
Total number of employees quarantined since August 25th – 201
In keeping with the theme of this update’s opening message, I have, again, included below a video from one of our past Opening Institute meetings. This one, if I remember correctly, was cut short at the end of our meeting because of some technology issues. I believe its content is appropriate in reinforcing the important role educators and support staff play in truly “seeing” our students and responding with encouragement: providing hope and direction, and recognizing that “a single moment in time can change a person’s life.” I want to always “Be a Mr. Jensen” and I know that you do too. It’s why we’ve chosen this profession and why we serve in schools. It’s what gets us through challenging times. It’s what encourages us to constantly “stretch” and improve. Thanks to each of you for your desire to be better “for” the world, for our community, for each other and for our kids!
With much love and appreciation,