DRYADES YMCA



Dear James M. Singleton Charter School Families ,

has been closely monitoring all events related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it impacts our community. We pledge to take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and protect the well-being of our students, teachers, and staff.
Today they have let us know that they require James M. Singleton, like all NOLA public schools, to close its doors beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020. Families must prepare for the closure of Singleton for a minimum of 4 weeks, pursuant to Governor John Bel Edwards' directive. We will continue to work closely with NOLA Public Schools, and state and local officials according to their guidelines and recommendations as to when we should reopen the school doors.
The decision to close school is an extremely difficult one to make. We know that temporarily closing the school places a heavy burden on families, and that this will impact our students. Singleton has been diligently preparing for this occasion to ensure that students and their families are supported during this process:
• DISTANCE LEARNING: We have created teaching plans that allow our students to have access to meaningful and relevant learning. Singleton will share details of this teaching plan before [DATE].
• FOOD SERVICE: We are in communication with NOLA Public Schools to finalize a plan that will allow us to continue to provide food to those eligible students. We will be in communication with families to share details of this program as soon as possible.
• ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
o ESL (English as a Second Language) students will have an online “Google” room where they are continually reloading instructional instruction for English Language Development and support for other materials.
While the school is closed, our cleaning team will carry out a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the facilities. Greater attention will be given to frequently touched surfaces such as restrooms, fountains, desks, counters, door knobs, computer keyboards, learning objects, handles, telephones, and toys.
For the latest news and additional resources regarding COVID-19, we recommend that families see:
• The Center for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/coronavirus
• City of New Orleans: ready.nola.gov
• New Orleans Public Schools or NOLA Public Schools: nolapublicschools.com/coronavirus-updates
Thank you for your understanding and continued commitment to making the well-being of our students, staff, and the school community a top priority. If you have doubts or questions, please contact 504-568-3466 or email.

Thank you,
Ms. Mann


Attention: Summer Camp Parents

We have been notified by our CEO that our Y will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Please know that we will notify you as we receive updated information from our leadership. Your children are important to us. We are still hoping for a great summer!

Here are links that may be helpful to your conversations with your child(ren) about COVID-19 and the Coronavirus:

How to talk to kids about Coronavirus

Or
How to talk to kids about Coronavirus

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/anxiety-is-not-the-boss/202002/how-talk-your-anxious-child-about-the-coronavirus







You may find the following links helpful:

Pandemic Electronic Benifets transfer EBT

Transferencia electrónica de pandemia de Benifets EBT

Cox COVID-19 Online Learning Response for Low-Income Students

Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus

Louisiana Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and prevention FAQs

Hand washing CDC.pdf




Past News Letters

September/October 2019 July 2019



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