Dear Cherry Crest families,
April 12 – 16 is spring break and there are no in person or virtual classes scheduled. I hope you and your children are able to spend quality time together and outdoors. (The weather prediction looks outstanding!) Before you shift gears, I appreciate you taking a few moments to read and respond to the school items shared below.
Cherry Crest PTSA Spring Fundraiser. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are disappointed that we are unable to come together as a Comm(Unity) for the long-standing annual PTSA Auction. However, the Spring donations raised each year are as important as ever to provide programs not included in the district budget. I humbly ask that families consider making a direct donation to the Cherry Crest Spring Fundraiser in order to continue providing an outstanding education to each and every student. Most significantly, your donations support funding for General School Assistants (click here to read bios and testimonials about the role and impact of GSAs at Cherry Crest).
Importantly, the Spring fundraiser closes tomorrow Friday April 8th! To thank you for your contributions, the PTSA is offering several attractive individual, classroom, and schoolwide prizes. So thank you for clicking the link now to make a donation supporting the work of relational learning and enhancing the school experience for every child in our Cherry Crest Comm(Unity). Donate now!
Virtual Week of Learning April 19 – 23. Classes resume for students on Monday April 19. All Bellevue School District students will participate in virtual learning for the week of April 19-23. This move is in support of students and families who may have travelled and find need to quarantine. At Cherry Crest, this means that all teachers will return to the virtual learning schedule via Teams calls between 8 and 11 am. In person learning for K-5 hybrid classrooms resumes on Monday April 26th in the AM/PM model and will continue that way through the end of the school year.
Quarantine Guidance for Travel. In March, Governor Inslee adjusted the quarantine recommendations after travel consistent with recommendations from the CDC. Families planning to travel for spring break are encouraged to review the updated steps outlined in the Quarantine section of the district FAQ.
In summary, travel increases your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19, so the CDC recommends that you delay travel and stay home to protect yourself and others. According to the CDC, if you must travel, take steps to protect yourself and others:
- If you are eligible, get fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
- Before you travel, get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip.
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public.
- Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who did not travel with you.
- Get tested 3-5 days after your trip and stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if your test is negative. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
Additional guidance from the Washington State Department of Health is available here.