Linda Shaw, 5 days ago
Parents and Guardians:
Please help us to keep our students safe at drop off and pick-up times. PLEASE DO NOT go around the car in front of you in line; kids are getting in and out of cars and could easily be hurt. Also, you MUST stay in your car at all times, walking to the door to pick up your child is not an option, (except for PK kids). We realize that it is an inconvenience to wait in line, but the safety and well-being of every child here is our top priority. Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation. #WEAREWEST!
Linda Shaw, 11 days ago
Good evening! Just a reminder, we will be dismissing at 12:00 tomorrow, Thursday, April 1. PWES will not be in session on Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5. We wish everyone a Happy Easter and enjoy your time off for Spring Break.
Linda Shaw, 18 days ago
As we prepare to move to our Yellow COVID Return Plan on March 29, we want to refresh everyone on our COVID protocols. We are excited to have all of our students back in the building!
Students will be sent home from school with one or more of the following symptoms:
-chills, rigors, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, myalgia, headache, couch, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
We will assume students have COVID 19 UNLESS another test is positive for a virus (aka a positive RVP panel) or bacterial infection (strep throat by culture or rapid testing). If they are positive for any of these, then they may return to school once symptom free, fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and a doctor’s excuse with the alternate medical diagnosis listed.
If they are negative for these tests, they will not be readmitted to school until they are 10 days out from initial symptoms and are symptom free and fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. That is, we are assuming they are COVID 19 positive even if a test for COVID 19 is negative.
And remember masks, goggles and distancing work!
Linda Shaw, about 1 month ago
Beginning Monday, March 15th ,Portsmouth West Elementary students will be attending school 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday. Fridays will continue to be a virtual learning day. On Monday, March 29, PWES students will attend school 5 days a week. Thank you for your support with transitioning students back to school full time.