April 17, 2022 Family message

Dear families,

 

Welcome back from Spring Break! As we return to school, there are a few announcements about upcoming events and what to do if your child is ill or tests positive for COVID-19.

 

Family Social Media Safety webinar April 25

As part of our ongoing family safety series, join Robert Hackenson, Jr. from Dynamic Influence as he shares with families strategies for keeping students safe while interacting online. His presentation will be Monday, April 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m., and will cover topics such as screentime and social media’s effects on mental health, online bullying and negative interactions, sexting, and other potential dangers of interacting online. He will also offer strategies and resources for helping keep online and social media interactions as healthy parts of growing up and socializing with friends.

 

The webinar will be presented in English and Spanish. If you would like to request an interpreter for another language (including American Sign Language), please let us know by emailing communications@mukilteo.wednet.edu by April 20. A recording will be available for a limited time after the event in English with Spanish subtitles.

 

Watch for the Zoom link later this week!

 

COVID-related reminders

Even though COVID cases in our region and nationwide are generally down from previous case counts, breaks and vacations can increase the spread of illness, including COVID. Remember, masks are welcome, so you might consider wearing them for the next week or two if you’d like an extra layer of protection.

 

If ill or tested positive for COVID

If you need to report your child’s illness, a positive COVID result for your child, or if you have a question about your child’s symptoms, quarantine guidance, return to school date, or another COVID-related topic, please contact a registered nurse through the Healthcare IT Leaders’ nurse hotline at 425-366-7745.

 

Nurses are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 3 to 7 p.m. on Sundays, even during Spring Break. If they don’t answer, please leave a voice message with your child’s first and last name and your phone number and so they can return your call.

 

Please report all symptoms including sore throat, headache, runny nose or congestion, unusual fatigue, muscle or body aches, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fever, cough, loss of sense of taste and/or smell, shortness of breath or chills, to the nurse hotline. We encourage families to use the nurse hotline at any hour. The nurses working the hotline number will be the ones to clear your child to return to school. Please provide the nurse hotline with updates regarding your child’s negative or positive test results. The nurses working the nurse hotline communicate regularly with school nurses. 

 

If your child is feeling sick, please keep them home. Thank you for your help in keeping students and staff healthy!

 

Sincerely,

Mukilteo School District