November 19, 2020SE Families and Community, We received word late this afternoon that a student at Seneca East Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon learning...
If you have a girl in 3rd-6th grade interested in the Basketball Winter Camp, please register using this application. Basketball Winter Camp Application
SE Families and Community, As you know the COVID-19 cases in our area continue to increase. So far we have had 2 positive cases in our student body. If you have questions...
The SE Baseball team is raffling off a Garmin vivoactive 4 GPS Smartwatch (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/643382). This wouyld make a great Christmas gift!! If you would like a chance to win, or just support the baseball team, tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. See a baseball player or contact Mr. Bowerman at email@example.com if you are interested.
Dear SE Families and Community,
As you know, we returned from Thanksgiving break under a Hybrid learning model. This was in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases and quarantines in our area heading into the Thanksgiving holiday. I want to thank the families, students, teachers, and staff for their flexibility this past week. I am happy to share that the number of positive cases and quarantines at Seneca East is much better now than two weeks ago when we announced the switch to Hybrid. At that time we had 71 students under quarantine, 4 positive student cases, and 1 positive staff case of COVID-19. Today we have 10 students and one staff member quarantined due to a positive exposure within their families. We also have 2 students who are members of the same family who are positive. They were exposed by a family member over the holiday and have not been in school to contact any other students or staff members. Today Amy Ferres, our school nurse, and I talked with Beth Schweitzer, the Seneca County Health Commissioner, regarding our case numbers and what they see at the county level from the Seneca East attendance area. Commissioner Schweitzer was comfortable with Seneca East returning to all students in school 5 days a week. We plan to have all students back in school 5 days a week from December 7th until December 18th which is our last day of school before Christmas break. We must follow all of the COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures that we have had in place all year:
Students and staff will be wearing masks.
Social distancing will take place as much as possible.
Students will need to wash and sanitize their hand frequently.
The building and classrooms will continue to be cleaned and sanitized.
It is critically important that students stay home from school when they are not feeling well or when they have symptoms of COVID-19 including a new cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle weakness, headache, or sore throat. We also require that students stay home from school when any household member is awaiting COVID-19 test results. Furthermore, when a family is waiting for COVID-19 test results, the family should quarantine as if there has been a positive case. Doing this reduces the spread within our community. If you are unsure if you should keep your child at home, PLEASE keep them home and then call the school nurse to discuss your questions.
At this time, we are allowing sports to continue for our student-athletes and their families. Some counties and schools have postponed their sports seasons but we are working hard to keep our seasons going. However, continuing sports means additional restrictions at this time. Attendance is restricted to immediate family and those family members who attend should be seated as a group and separated from other family groups. Furthermore, everyone older than age 5 in attendance MUST wear a face-covering AT ALL TIMES even when seated with family. Anyone unable to wear a face-covering even for a medical reason should not attend the contest. All N10 schools will be requiring anyone not wearing a face covering to leave the contest. If it becomes necessary to halt sports because spectators do not comply with this requirement our student-athletes will be heartbroken. The students wear face coverings all day while at school and now they need the adults to wear face-covering for them. We need your cooperation if our sports have any chance of continuing.
As you know, this year is full of uncertainty and situations can change quickly. If we need to transition back to Hybrid or even go fully Remote, we will continue to update you as we go. Thank you again for your flexibility and support. We will see all students back in school five days a week starting Monday, December 7, 2020.
Great News from the Senior Class of 2021!
We will be having the Annual Chipotle Fundraiser on Saturday, December 5 from 5-9 pm at the Tiffin location.
Either stop out and be sure to tell the cashier you are supporting the Senior Class of 2021 or, new this year, we CAN order on the app and pickup!
If ordering from the app, just insert the code below in the "promo" field during the hours listed above.
The code is: 3VEL8F6
Share this will all your friends and family!
This evening’s JV/Varsity Boys Basketball game with Plymouth has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for tomorrow evening.