Please find attached the District's latest plan for dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I say latest because this is an ever changing document based on the latest advisories from the Imperial County Department of Public Health, California Department of Education, California Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization. Today, the World Health Organization officially declared the COVID-19 as a worldwide pandemic. This is a serious designation that has not taken place for over a decade. This indicates that the seriousness of the spread of the virus is increasing. These letters will be sent home tomorrow with students. If, due to rain and flooding there is no school, they will be sent home on Monday. Please be on the look out for them.
Adjunte el último plan del Distrito para tratar con el Coronavirus (COVID-19). Digo lo último porque este es un documento en constante cambio basado en las últimas advertencias del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado Imperial, el Departamento de Educación de California, el Departamento de Salud Pública de California, los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) y la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Hoy, la Organización Mundial de la Salud declaró oficialmente al COVID-19 como una pandemia mundial. Esta es una designación seria que no ha tenido lugar durante más de una década. Esto indica que la gravedad de la propagación del virus está aumentando. Estas cartas serán enviadas a casa mañana con los estudiantes. Si, debido a la lluvia e inundaciones, no hay escuela, serán enviados a casa el lunes. Esté atento a ellos.
Tonight and this morning, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a strong recommendation that all large gatherings of more than 250 people be cancelled and postponed. Due to this recommendation, and with a heavy heart, we will be cancelling the 40th Annual Pow Wow. I want to thank all the staff that worked tirelessly to bring this Pow Wow to life. I want to thank Cyndee Miller, Adina Alvarez, Lucia Polk, Sarah Jeffers, Tribal Councilwoman Barbara McGee, Jerilyn SwiftArrow, and all the student members of Strong Hearts.
Esta noche y esta mañana, el gobernador Gavin Newsom emitió una fuerte recomendación de que todas las grandes reuniones de más de 250 personas sean canceladas y pospuestas. Debido a esta recomendación, y con el corazón encogido, cancelaremos la 40ª edición anual de Pow Wow. Quiero agradecer a todo el personal que trabajó incansablemente para dar vida a este Pow Wow. Quiero agradecer a Cyndee Miller, Adina Alvarez, Lucia Polk, Sarah Jeffers, la concejal tribal Barbara McGee, Jerilyn SwiftArrow, y todos los estudiantes miembros de Strong Hearts.
Here are some ways to prevent the spread of a respiratory illness like Influenza A, H1N1 and COVID 19:
O Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
O Cover your nose and mouth with your sleeve or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
O Clean and disinfect surfaces
O Stay home when you are sick
O Get vaccinated
O Avoid touching your eyes, nose, moth with unwashed hands
O Avoid close contact with people who are sick
SPVUSD is very concerned with the ongoing coronavirus (now named COVID-19) and are taking preventive measures to reduce the risks involved. We receive updates at least weekly from the Center or Disease Control, and the Imperial County Public Health Department. We have been asked to check the Center for Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov/_ ) daily for updates and information.
We ask that, if your child is sick, PLEASE keep them home from school. We also ask that you teach your children to follow these important tips:
1. Please make sure your students wash their hands often. Here is the proper way for students and staff to wash their hands:
STEP 1 – Wet your hands with clean, running water. Then, turn off the tap and soap up your hands.
STEP 2 – Work the soap into a lather by rubbing your hands together. Lather soap onto the backs of your hands, in between your fingers and under nails.
STEP 3 – Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Sing or hum “Happy Birthday” twice through to keep time.
STEP 4 – Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
STEP 5 – Dry your hands using a clean towel or air-dry them.
At the last Board meeting, the Board approved an agreement with with the Quechan Wellness Center that would allow ALL students in grades 6-12 to join the Quechan Wellness Center free of charge. The cost is being covered by the District. Please see the flyer for more information.