Alpine Elementary News
I assume most of you heard Governor Herbert’s announcement last night about increased COVID-19 restrictions in the state of Utah. In addition to a statewide mask mandate, certain restrictions have been mandated through November 23, 2020. See the attached flyer that specifies what can be done in the state with: Social Gatherings, Athletics and extracurricular activities, Schools and Businesses and Event Hosts.
As a result of the new state mandates, there will be no Alpine Elementary building rentals or outside groups using our gym until at least November 23.
Though there has been a spike in COVID-19 related cases throughout the state, we have not experienced an increase in virus incidents at Alpine Elementary! After one trimester of school, I am grateful to report that we have not had one student, staff member or parent who has contracted the virus here at our school. All COVID-19 cases we have dealt with, both student and staff, have resulted from individuals being exposed to the virus by outside sources. So, the protective measures of wearing face masks, sanitizing work spaces frequently, social distancing as best we can, and frequently washing hands is working! Please remember to keep your students home if they are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
We understand that we will always be subject to state and school district health mandates, but to date, we have been able to keep students and staff from COVID-19 while at school.
Last week, your students should have come home with a new Alpine Elementary mask that we purchased for all of our students and staff. Please remind your students to bring a mask, whether it be their Alpine Eagle mask or another mask, to school daily. We continue to hand out multiple masks daily to students who “forgot” their mask at home. We understand that students will sometimes lose their mask; consequently, our two fabulous school secretaries, Martha Hadlock and Sheri Davis, wrote the name of every student, over 600, on the inside of the Alpine Eagle masks! If you have the opportunity to do so, please thank those ladies for that labor-intensive service.
Our current co-presidents, Ammie Gillespie and Laralee Proctor, are volunteering as PTA presidents for the second consecutive year. We need a President-Elect ASAP. If you would be interested in serving as our next PTA president, please contact me or Ammie ([email protected]), or Laralee ([email protected]). Either of those ladies can tell you what the job entails. We have so many dedicated parents that want to help our school. We need your help!
We have a new United States President-elect. I am hoping that regardless of whomever you voted for, we can come together as a more unified country. There is no better time to reflect upon the necessary sacrifices that have resulted in the freedoms we enjoy than our November 11, Veterans Day. I wonder what my father, a Korean War veteran, and father-in-law, a WW II veteran, both deceased, would say about the current political climate in our country?
Our 6th graders had the opportunity on Friday, November 6, to have discussion with Utah state legislator, Representative Brady Brammer. Representative Brammer did an excellent job of helping our students understand how the legislature works and how a bill can become law in this state. Thank you, Representative Brammer!
The November School Community Council Meeting will be 9:30 – 10:30 am, November 12, in our Conference Room. All parents are invited! The agenda is attached.
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, November 6. Teachers nominate students who are consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Being Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to learn. Congratulations Students of the Week!
Molly Barnes– 2nd grade, Mrs. Wallace
Tennyson Bateman– Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Grace Campbell– 4th grade, Ms. A. Moore
Benjamin Cluff– 1st grade, Ms. Johnson
Claire DeVilliers– Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Matthew Field– 6th grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Gael Figueroa– Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Krew Hurley– 1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Joshua Johnson– 6th grade, Mrs. Reyes
Damian Lambert– 5th grade, Mrs. Chang
Elsie Marion– 6th grade, Ms. Kuo
Brinley Raven– 5th grade, Mrs. Padgett
Beth Sampson–6th grade, Mrs. Reyes
Emberely Smith– 1st grade, Mrs. Chou
Carly White– 4th grade, Mrs. Keller
Outside the Principal’s Office
As I have said before in this space, a great weekend for me is riding my bike over the Alpine Loop, a BYU football victory and time with my family, and so it was this past weekend! For you bikers and hikers, the Alpine Loop is closed to vehicular traffic from Pine Hollow Trail Head to Stewart Falls, so you have the whole road to yourself.
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine School District