TREA Newsletter: 1/17-1/21

Hello! Welcome to a new week!

Round Rock Still in Session Monday, January 17th

As a reminder, we ARE meeting at the Round Rock campus on Monday despite it being Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Round Rock ISD being out of school. Mondays tend to be a heavy day for federal holidays and we’d hate for this campus to feel like they’re getting less days or getting penalized for choosing this campus, so we decided to try out meeting on these historically “off” days to see how everyone handles it. Your feedback is welcome on this topic for next year’s calendar.

Art Supplies Reminder

Please make sure you’re ready with all your supplies! We’ve had a few students leaving their colored pencils, watercolors, and other art supplies at home and it has been making Art Class difficult for them! Each campus is a little different, so check out your campus’ supply list to make sure you have the correct items.

Covid Cases and Health Screenings

With school back in action, and community spread of Covid at peak numbers, we have also seen a few cases within our school. Thankfully, our one-day-a-week model is proving to be particularly helpful as most people are able to quarantine as soon as they’re sick and they haven’t been around others. However, we have seen an uptick in cases.

Please make sure you’re completing the Daily Health Screening! This is a simple online form that helps keep us all accountable to feeling our best before we come to school.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re questioning whether or not you should send your child to school.

Keep in mind–we are still maintaining a 10-days from symptoms quarantine standard. This keeps in line with most district’s policies. Negative Covid tests are not considered standard practice for returning to school after infection as they are good tools for initial diagnosis but not confirmation of transmissibility (or lack thereof). When in close contact to someone who is Covid positive with no personal symptoms, return to school expectations align with current CDC recommendations. Day 0 is day of exposure and Day 6 would be the first day of returning to school (CDC recommends 5 days of isolation to allow for the development of symptoms if exposure turns into infection).

Please note that the CDC’s recommendation is much more nuanced based on vaccination status and other factors. To read more, go here!

And a few more bullet points for the week:

  • Tuition for January is still due! Please hand off a check or cash to any teacher at carpool or you can contact us to make arrangements.
  • Yearbooks are still for sale! Make sure to purchase yours today. They’re full-colored and hard-covered. They’re going to be amazing this year!
  • With the weather cooling off, now is a great time to purchase a TREA hoodie! Mrs. Jay-Turner just ordered more, so make sure to get yours reserved today! Text 512.653.2323 for more information.

Have a safe, healthy, and wonderful week!

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