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CHES Zoom Town Hall & Kindergarten Orientation - Shared screen with speaker view
Kristen Tolson (she/her)
11:22
Thank you for holding these meetings via Zoom - they're both safer and more accessible for people with disabilities (and lack of childcare)
Denise Goulart--Principal
11:28
Hello ALL! So nice you can join us!
Denise Goulart--Principal
12:58
If you're here for the Volunteer Think Tank...That is next week :)
David
17:14
Hello, could you please cover how children are sharing food for birthdays events celebrated in classroom or outside of classroom. Mainly how teachers help maintain physical distance while masks are taken off outdoors to enjoy food and drink.
Denise Goulart--Principal
18:23
Birthday celebrations are restricted to outdoor popsicles or individual goodie bags. Teachers usually have students spread out in grassy areas.
Denise Goulart--Principal
20:19
During our 1st-5th lunch times, students are able to eat in various areas (lunch tables, grassy areas, or field.) This allows students to spread out during eating times.
David
20:35
While masks are taken off, is there any guidelines for physical separation to keep them safe?
Kristen Tolson (she/her)
21:18
thank you for asking that David. Masks off outside only works if there is distancing
Kristen Tolson (she/her)
21:33
Is that what is happening?
Denise Goulart--Principal
21:36
During outdoor play, the students are not asked to socially distance.
Elizabeth Childress
22:47
What is my daughter has allergies and stayed home one day. Can I have her return the next day?
Denise Goulart--Principal
23:11
@Kristen. I have noted your concern and will send it to PUSD for consideration.
Chelsea
23:17
If a student in your child's class gets sent home for feeling ill, are they required to get a COVID test and have the negative test confirmed before they return?
David
24:03
Outdoor play, most children still has masks on, however while sharing food masks are off and physical distance is typically not maintained.
Jennifer Day
24:32
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Elizabeth Childress
24:54
@Denise, thank you!
Denise Goulart--Principal
26:38
@David...We encourage social distancing outdoors by offering multiple seating areas for students to spread out. However, I understand that not all students socially distance. We can continue to encourage students to do so.
iPhone
26:49
San Diego Unified is requiring all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks both indoors and outdoors. They are also offering free COVID testing onsite. Why is PUSD not following suit?
Diana Chammas
27:50
If option 3 is taken do students wear masks outdoors as well?
Denise Goulart--Principal
28:18
@iPhone...PUSD is following CDC guidelines and not necessarily following other district guidelines.
Denise Goulart--Principal
28:40
Option 3 does not require students to wear masks outdoors, but it is encouraged.
iPhone
28:56
Research shows that the delta variant IS transmissible outdoors between people not defined as “close contacts”. Why not err on the side of caution and keep our kids safe?!
Denise Goulart--Principal
30:06
@iPhone. I have noted your concern and will submit PUSD. We follow the directives set forth by our district.
Parker Coughlin
32:16
Just a note to say not everyone shares these concerns. I prefer no masks or distancing outdoors, kids need to play. Thank you Denise for hearing us all!
Jonathan Braverman
32:19
Why are we not keeping doors and windows open of classrooms, and taking the extra precautionary measures? This is for better ventilation. We should go above and beyond the basic guidelines, especially something that's so simple.
Covey
32:56
Agree @Parker
May
34:56
Disagree @Parker
Shilpa Bharati
35:10
HEPA filters is a very good technology to clean the air.. I appreciate a lot, use of these filters. thank you so much.
iPhone
35:52
Me too, May. Kids can play in masks. My child does so everyday.
Kristen Tolson (she/her)
35:58
Second the thanks for the HEPA filters and updated HVAC system, indoor ventilation like this is so important and really appreciated
Denise Goulart--Principal
36:33
This is definitely an emotional topic and I understand that there are differing views. Thank you all for sharing your voices. I hear you and am capturing your thoughts.
Mathew Mitchell
37:22
These fantastic humans are here to deliver amessage from the district in a very challenging environment. We parents can be most helpful by listening and asking clarifying questions about the guidelines. Opinions are likely less helpful.
Mathew Mitchell
37:39
(In my opinion haha)
iPhone
37:39
many parents and kids are NOT wearing masks at pickup. If you’re truly recommending it, a note needs to be sent to parents.
David
37:45
We all want to have kids play and enjoy the outdoors, we should also look at the number of infected cases. It seems at a country, we are not able to contain this virus effectively. Meanwhile, so many are fighting to relax restrictions.
Denise Goulart--Principal
39:16
@iPhone: We can send out a reminder message, for sure.
Krishana
41:10
I am unclear as to whether or not we will be directly notified if someone in our child’s class has/had COVID. After this week’s notification of 4 students, my son mentioned that several of his classmates were out “sick” but I understand they may or may not actually be sick with COVID. I am hoping we will be notified, even if not sharing the students name for privacy. If this were chicken pox, I think we would be notified directly to prevent further transmission.
David
42:50
Please find a reasonable solution to keep physical distance while kids are outdoors with masks off when they celebrate birthday events. If that’s not doable, please share toys instead of food is preferred.
Joe Wimbrow
42:51
Hi -- Is ESS following same rules as the rest of the school? (HEPA, hand washing, etc?)
Denise Goulart--Principal
43:14
@Joe, yes!
Krishana
43:16
What is considered close contact?
Denise Goulart--Principal
43:51
Close contact are students that have been exposed to a positive individual for greater than 15 minutes and within 6 feet.
Shilpa Bharati
44:07
just to clarify, everyone in the class will be notified... and the close contacts will notified separately ... correct me if I am wrong
Chelsea
44:14
how does the school identify that with kids playing on playground? I understand w seating chart, but how does that work if they're outside maskless for more than 15 minutes?
iPhone
44:15
We get notified if a child in class has lice, chicken pox, etc. Can we not do the same for COVID?
David
44:17
How many students infected per classroom to consider an outbreak?
Kyle Turner
44:20
Thanks for all you are doing.
Parker Coughlin
44:28
Do parents still have the option for virtual learning if uncomfortable with in person CDC guidelines?