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Covid Notification Letter Oct. 30, 2020

DATE: 10/30/20

TO: Staff at Fordson High School 

FROM: Heyam Alcodray

RE: COVID-19 Case Identification 

As a requirement by the County, we are required to report when there is a  positive Covid-19 case at Fordson.

A positive case of coronavirus (Covid-19) has been identified at Fordson.  We are working closely with Wayne County Health Department to identify exposures and prevent further cases. This letter is informational only; no further action is required for you at this time.  If you have not been contacted by the district nurse or your building administrator, you are not considered to be a close contact to the positive individual.

I want to thank staff and students for following social distancing measures and adhering to all other guidelines, like wearing masks at all times and not being in close contact (within 6 feet) with anyone for 15 minutes or more. I want to also remind all staff and students that we need to respect everyone’s privacy at all times. Your safety and privacy are important to us. Again, we thank all of you for adhering to all guidelines. 

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are less than six feet from each other for at least 15 minutes. A person who is a close contact of someone who is infected with COVID-19 may experience COVID-19 symptoms typically within two to fourteen days after a person is exposed. 

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. Symptoms can include: Fever (>100.4oF), cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny or stuffy nose, loss of taste or smell, abdominal pain. 

There are many things that can be done to keep our schools, homes, and communities “COVID-19 free” and protect ourselves and loved ones: 

  1. Children and adults should stay home when ill. 
  2. Washing hands often with soap and running warm water for at least 20 seconds. 
  3. If a hand washing station is not available, use hand sanitizer properly. Gels, rubs, and hand wipes must contain at least 60% alcohol. Dispose of wipes in the trash after use. 
  4. Practice Good Respiratory Etiquette (cover a cough with elbow versus hand). 
  5. Follow guidance for wearing a face covering and social distancing. 

If you have questions, please contact Wayne County Health Department at 734-727-7078. 

Additional information can be found on the CDC website.

Schedule for the week of Oct 5-9th

Hello Parents and Students,

Hope you are doing well.  Our teachers have been contacting and inviting students to Zoom meetings during the morning asychronous learning time.  The purpose of these meetings is to help students.  Please encourage your students to read their emails each day and to attend the virtual meetings with their teachers.  Beginning next week, teachers will also be inviting students to attend learning labs at Fordson as well as online.  Again, students should be reading their emails from teachers.  

For the upcoming week only, the schedule is going change due to Count Day.   Students’ independent “asynchronous” time will remain the same; they should be up in the morning and checking into Schoology every morning for their work and chances to meet with teachers if needed.

During the Zoom “synchronous” time, students will be meeting with all SIX their classes for 25 minutes each Monday through Thursday. On Friday, students will be meeting with all of their classes for 25 minutes each during the morning half-day time. Please make sure your child follows the schedule below for all of next week.  Students should log into Schoology to find their Zoom links for all of these class sessions.

If you have any questions, please email me.  Take care.

Heyam Alcodray, Principal

Arabic Schedule:

Week 3 Schedule

WEEK 3 SCHEDULE

-Everyone should have a chromebook (or your own personal device).  

-All Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry students should have picked up a workbook.

-If you still need a chromebook or math workbook, stop by the office this week between 8:30am-11:30am.

-If you have questions about schoology and Zoom, contact the office at 827-1400.

-Read your emails daily!

MondaySept 14A-DAYTuesdaySept 15B-DayWednesdaySept 16A-DayThursdaySept 17B-Day**FridaySept 18A-Day ½ day
                          A Day            B Day
8:15-9:10 am4th Hour________________Asynchronous instruction (work on your own)8:15-9:10 am1st Hour_______________Asynchronous instruction (work on your own)
9:15-10:10 am5th hour
________________Asynchronous instruction (work on your own)
9:15-10:10 am2nd Hour
____________________Asynchronous instruction (work on your own)
10:15-11:10 am6th hour
_________________Asynchronous instruction (work on your own)
10:15-11:10 am3rd Hour
____________________Asynchronous instruction (work on your own)
11:15-11:55 am        Lunch Break11:15-11:55 am          Lunch Break
12:00-1:00 pm1st Hour
________________Synchronous Instruction (Live Zoom session online with your teacher)
12:00-1:00 pm4th Hour
_____________________Synchronous Instruction (Live Zoom session online with your teacher)
1:05-2:05 pm2nd Hour__________________Synchronous Instruction (Live Zoom session online with your teacher)1:05-2:05 pm5th Hour
____________________Synchronous Instruction (Live Zoom session online with your teacher)
2:10-3:10 pm3rd Hour________________Synchronous Instruction (Live Zoom session online with your teacher)2:10-3:10 pm6th Hour__________________Synchronous Instruction (Live Zoom session online with your teacher)

LIBRARY BOOK CHECKOUT

As you may know, all careers require a minimum of a 1200SRI.  By the time you graduate from Fordson your SRI score should be at least a 1200.  

We are going to have the media center available for checking out books.  You will have two ways to check out books.

1.Fill out the attached form and select a time either Monday or Friday to visit the library to check out books.  We will only have six students at a time for 15 minutes.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpTb5lxYi73R9zuxMiYLYgRMd4Xx6RHRS2TsiEIxRlup9gvw/viewform?usp=sf_link

2.You can search and place a hold on a book if you would prefer that Mrs. Hmayed pull it for you so that you can pick it up from the library or office. To see instructions on how to search and place a hold please view the video below. Password and Username is your student ID

Learning Labs

You may be invited by your teacher to attend sessions at the school to receive additional support.  Your teachers will let you know if she will be meeting with you.  We will start these sessions the week of September 21st.  

Football Games

-Each player will receive two tickets for their parents or a parent and a sibling.

-There will not be any tickets for sale to students.

-We are working to have a live stream for a cost where students can view the games.  More information to follow.