A letter from Sr. Margaret Sullivan, Principal:
SNEP Mission Statement on Health and Wellness
The school administration, faculty, food service staff and the Stella Parent Partnership are committed to and work together to provide a school environment that promotes and protects children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating habits, physical activity, connection with nature and the outdoors, and development of healthy social skills.
I am sure that you are well aware of the news regarding the outbreak and spread of COVID-19. At this point we are taking every precaution, not only in the school buildings, but throughout the campus.
According to the NYS Education Department and NYS Department of Health schools should “continue performing routine cleaning. Specific high-risk locations warrant cleaning and disinfection at least daily.” I shared this routine cleaning/disinfecting process used by our housekeeping staff in yesterday’s newsletter.
Additionally, I have asked all teachers to remind and review with all students the key points of personal, hand and respiratory hygiene. Classrooms have Kleenex, hand wipes and hand sanitizers.
When a student comes to the office and is not well, we do keep him/her separated from the student body until he/she is taken home. We have always asked that if a teacher or student is sick, they should stay home and be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
This is a rapidly changing and evolving situation. Should an active case present on this campus we would be in contact with our local health department for protocols and procedures. This is all outlined for administrators in a document published by the NYS Education Department and the NYS Health Department.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.