Meredith-Dunn School

COVID-19 Update for Meredith-Dunn School Families

As the spread of COVID-19 affects our community, we are aware that Meredith-Dunn School families are concerned with their child’s health and safety.  Please refer to this website frequently for updates concerning our Meredith-Dunn School community.

 

 

 


UPDATE:

March 13, 12:03 p.m.

….Please check your email for information regarding lunch.  When students return on April 6th, we will pick up where we left off in March.  The menu for days April 6 – April 17 will be the same as the March 16-March 27 menu.  Because we didn’t plan for lunch on March 20th, all students will need to bring their lunch to school on April 10th.

….Parents have inquired about the deadline for next year’s enrollment.  We will delay the $500 enrollment fee deadline to June 1, 2020, but ask that you return the enrollment contracts as soon as you are certain your student will return.  We understand that some may have work delays and are concerned about the $500 registration fee.  If you have experienced financial setbacks as a result of closures and feel you cannot pay the $500 registration fee by the new June 1st deadline, please contact Kyle Pierce in the Business Office (kpierce@meredithdunnschool.org) to make arrangements to remit the fee at a later date.

….Financial Aid applications will still be due by March 27, 2020.  In order for awards to be announced by early May, we must have this information by the end of March.  Please contact Kyle Pierce in the Business Office if you have any questions or concerns.

….The School Office will be open March 16 through March 27 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day.

….After School Tutoring and All Extracurricular Clubs will be cancelled during the closing.  We will contact tutoring families individually when sessions resume.

March 13, 2020  8:38 am

At the request of local and state governments, Meredith-Dunn School will close from Monday, March 16 to Monday, April 6.  Today, students will take home their iPads, Chromebooks and other pertinent materials for remote learning.  Teachers will be in contact with parents via email and will provide more detailed information regarding their specific remote learning plans.

If your child did not attend school today, please make arrangements to pick up his/her materials.  The school office will be staffed each day.

We will continue to communicate with parents and students via this website, email, Facebook and/or Reach Alert when necessary.  So, please check back frequently for updates.

March 12, 2020

At this time, we will follow the guidance and advice of our local government and the World Health Organization as it relates to school closings.  We will act independently of the Jefferson County Public School District and Louisville Archdiocesan schools.  We will not necessarily close because they do.  So, please continue to check this site for updates.

You will also be alerted to updates through Reach Alert, our text and email alert system, and Facebook posts.

 

 


IN THE EVENT OF A CLOSURE:

In the event of a closure, families will be contacted by way of email and/or Reach Alert.

Meredith-Dunn School teachers are prepared to offer remote learning through technology and materials sent to the home.  Teachers will be in contact with families via email, and will be available to students and parents each day from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.   Teachers are working diligently to plan meaningful lessons for your students and will communicate with you directly via email.

All students will be allowed to take home iPads, Chromebooks, chargers, keyboards and pertinent curricular materials.

Relevant assignments, appropriate to age levels, will be provided each day.

 


PROACTIVE MEASURES:

To help prevent the spread of this and any other virus, we are:

….Working with our professional cleaning company InTech to increase their efforts to disinfect surfaces, including desktops, handrails, door handles, bathroom surfaces, etc.  This is done at the end of each school day and will continue.

….This Saturday, March 14th, we are having our entire facility- including our houses, the portable classroom, and the Commons fumigated/disinfected professionally by City Wide Maintenance, using a process called Clorox 360 Electrostatic cleaning.  It will kill all viruses on every surface that are currently present.

….Teachers will continue to work with students with proper procedures regarding hand-washing and reminding them to cough/sneeze into their elbows or into tissues, etc.

….Currently our classrooms have an adequate supply of hand sanitizer for both adults and students to utilize.

 


 

WHEN TO STAY HOME:

We ask students and staff members to stay home when feeling ill, especially with fever and cold or flu-like symptoms and to avoid contact with anyone having such symptoms.  In the event that you or someone in your family has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the school office.

 

 

 

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