News from the Nest — November 18, 2021

Posted November 18, 2021

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Vol. 6, No. 13

REMINDER: NO SCHOOL Tomorrow, 11/19!

Just a reminder that the district has cancelled school tomorrow, Friday, November 19. All DPS schools and offices are closed tomorrow. We also have NO SCHOOL next week, November 22 to November 26, for Autumn Break. We’ll see you back at school on Monday, November 29!

Important Health and Safety Reminders for Autumn Break

One of the best parts of the holiday season is getting to spend time with family and friends. Let’s all do our part to celebrate safely by following best practices for health and safety during this ongoing pandemic.

Getting tested is another powerful way we can help stop the spread of COVID-19. During the break, COVIDCheck Colorado locations will be closed on Thursday, November 25 for the holiday, but will otherwise be open as usual. If you or your loved ones have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms, please get tested and follow our health partners’ guidance on quarantining or isolating if needed. If traveling, please consider taking a test prior to returning to school for added safety.

And, please remember, the extended Thanksgiving break is a great chance for families to have their children ages 5 and older vaccinated against COVID-19.

In Other News… 

  • December Food Drive Runs 11/29 to 12/10! Our drive is a competition to see which classroom can collect the most canned, dried, and other shelf-stable food in order to win a special ice cream party! Once our drive begins, we’ll have collection boxes outside each classroom door and posters up in the main lobby to help us track donations. At the end of our drive, we box up all the food and hand it out to school families for Winter Break!

Upcoming Events

Click here to view the McKinley-Thatcher school calendar.

  • Fri., 11/19 — NO SCHOOL!
  • Mon., 11/22 to Fri., 11/26 — NO SCHOOL: Autumn Break
  • Mon., 11/29 — SCHOOL RESUMES!
  • Mon., 11/29 — December Food Drive BEGINS!