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December 4, 2020

High Risk Protocol Reminders

If anyone in your household is showing symptoms of COVID (as defined below),
everyone in the home must remain out of schoo
l until the symptomatic person receives
either a negative COVID test result or an alternative diagnosis from a healthcare provider.
Please let your school nurse know if anyone at home is showing symptoms.

Close contacts of symptomatic individuals are required to quarantine until the
symptomatic individual receives either a negative test result or an alternative diagnosis.
Please let your school nurse know if you are a close contact (as defined below).

Please let the school nurse know if you or anyone in your home is being tested for
COVID. If you are waiting for a test result, you must remain home until the results are

Your communication and diligence are appreciated as we navigate through this together. If you
have any questions please reach out to Ms. Grabinski.

COVID-19 Symptoms :
TWO of the following symptoms:
● fever* (or feeling feverish)
● chills
● rigors (shivers)
● myalgia (muscle aches)
● headache
● sore throat
● nausea
● vomiting*
● diarrhea*
● fatigue
● congestion

Or ONE of the following symptoms:
● cough
● shortness of breath
● difficulty breathing
● new loss of sense of taste
● new loss of sense of smell

Close Contact : Someone who has been closer than 6 feet to a symptomatic individual for
a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period

*It is still RPS district policy that students with fever, vomiting, or diarrhea must remain home
from school until at least 24 hours since the last episode without the use of medications. 

December 1, 2020
Dear Travell Families,
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Please enjoy the next installment in our Parent Academy series.

 Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

This is a reminder that anyone traveling to a state on Governor Murphy’s Travel Advisory List must quarantine for 14 days upon return. This list is constantly updating, so please be sure to check frequently. Most recently, VT was added.

Please let the nurse know if you plan on traveling and what your return date will be. 

Stay safe and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2020

Dear Travell Families,
As you know, the International Expo is a cornerstone of the Travell experience. This year, due to necessary health and safety protocols, the HSA's International Expo Committee has designed a virtual expo that will honor this tradition and stay true to its spirit.

Please check eNews soon for more information about this exciting event!
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Brian Ross

Rod Bolten's Thanksgiving Photo Sale
Social Services Holiday Gift Drive
Drama Club for 4th grade
Catchy's  'No Cook Tuesdays'
Dragons Roller Hockey

November 23, 2020

"High Risk Protocol & Thanksgiving Information"
November 17, 2020

Dear Travell Families,
Please enjoy the next two installments in our Parent Academy series. 

Parent Academy #3 - The Qualities of a Good Work Space
Parent Academy #4 - What to Do When Your Child Says 'I'm Done'   

Brian Ross

Please send in non-perishable CRANBERRY SAUCE and GRAVY to donate to the Ridgewood SSA Thanksgiving Food Drive.  Travell is only collecting those items for SSA this year. The last day to bring in items is Wednesday, Nov 18. Send them in with your child, or leave them at the front door on Wednesday by 12pm. Thank you for helping our community! ***REMEMBER THAT GROCERY GIFT CARDS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME***

Celebrate Pajama Day
What is TicToc (hint: it's not the app) and how to sign up to an art docent
Thanking our Custodians
Clothing Drive Saturday
Donut fundraiser
Purchase face masks
LSHSA Chipotle Fundraiser

November 16, 2020
Travell's PHOTO RETAKE DAY is tomorrow, Nov. 17

November 10, 2020
One School, One Book
Drama Club workshop: grade 3
Photo Retake Day
Donuts Fundraiser
TicToc Art Docent
Clothing and Shoe Drive
Thank You Custodians
Face Masks for sale
RHS Boys LAX Wood Fundraiser
G.S. Troop 5913 needs your help

November 3, 2020
Dear Travell Families,

Please check out the first two installments of our Parent Academy video series. These videos are designed to support parents and guardians as they work with children at home.

Parent Academy Video #1: Making Meaningful Connections

Parent Academy Video #2: Supporting Reading

Remember that there is no school this Thursday and Friday (November 5-6). Have a great long weekend!
Mr. Ross

In advance of our Parent Academy videos,  please see this presentation from CarePlus on Remote Learning for Parents.
Click here to view the presentation
Happy Halloween from the Health Office
Halloween will look a little different this year with everyone wearing face masks and social distancing, but all of us can enjoy this “spooktacular” holiday and take steps to protect ourselves and others from getting or spreading COVID-19.
Whether indoors or outdoors, remember to:

  • Wear a cloth mask    
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you 
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently

Please refer to the CDC link Trick or Treating and Other Halloween Activities for ways to protect yourself and for some great alternative Halloween activities to consider for this year.
Have a happy and healthy Halloween!
Ms. Grabinski, Travell School Nurse

LSHSA "Dine-Out Night" Fundraiser
Donuts for Dollars for Travell
Clothing & Shoe Drive for Travell
Approved 2020-21 Budget
Yearbook Halloween Pictures
Info for ordering student photos 
Group Spot Mobile Directory
FOM: Song Writing Competition
Halloween Fundraiser
Halloween Guidelines
RHS Poinsettia Flower Sale
October 20, 2020

Dear Travell Families,
Please see this document for tips to help your child communicate his or her thinking when working on math assignments.
Brian Ross
Ridgewood Elementary Schools Phase 1 Update School photos ready for Viewing & Ordering! The Photo Makeup Day will be Tuesday, Nov 17 with details to come. General HSA meeting on Wednesday: Zoom ID & Agenda Group Spot Mobile Directory is now live Clothing Drive Fundraiser is coming Last chance for Spirit Wear SCRIP fundraiser info Halloween Party October 13, 2020 Order Spirit Wear Group Spot on Community Pass Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Table to Table fundraiser Girl Scout Shoe Drive 2020-21 HSA Budget League of Women Voters Ballot questions NJ November Election Protocols New Players MACBETH presentation October 6, 2020
Dear Travell Families,
I hope you had a great week. Here are a few quick items:
--Thank you for participating in the district's Phase Two survey. We had over 400 responses from Travell families! We will share more Phase Two information with the K-5 community as soon as possible.
--Just a reminder as we near the holidays: If you plan to travel beyond New Jersey, please be sure to check the state's travel advisory list (updated each Tuesday). I emailed a letter home about this topic today.
--Please remind your children that every Friday is a Spirit Day! Wear Travell or Ridgewood gear, or wear your blue and yellow!   And see below for the HSA's Spirit Wear sale!
Thank you.
Mr. Ross
Order Spirit Wear Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Lunch Box Fundraiser Girl Scouts recycling sneakers HSA Budget: vote on Oct 21 Help feed hungry families October is Walk to School Month Face masks distributed week of Oct 19 RHS Baseball car wash on Oct 11 September 29, 2020
Dear Travell Families,
Please encourage your children to show their school spirit by wearing Travell or Ridgewood gear this -- and every -- Friday!
And stay tuned for a special announcement for students in grades 1-5 later this week!
Brian Ross
Last chance for a free face mask when you pay your HSA DUES and get Group Spot October is Walk to School Month We want to see your origami Tigers! Help feed hungry families through Table to Table fundraiser RHS Girls Soccer clinic September 22, 2020 Please send in your pictures to Travell Yearbook! Photo Day this Thursday & Friday Get Group Spot and Travell Face Masks Box Tops for Travell Origami Travell Tiger instructions Girl Scout Daisies at Travell September 18, 2020 Photo Day information Online Ordering Instructions for photo day September 15, 2020
Travell Families,
Back to School Night is Thursday, September 17. I will email you a letter that includes links to videos made by all of our staff members. Enjoy this virtual experience!
As much as I love dogs, they are not permitted on school grounds. This is for the safety of everyone - including the dogs!
Every Friday will now be a Spirit Day for all students and staff. Please encourage your children to wear Travell or Ridgewood t-shirts or sweatshirts -- even if your child is home that day! You can also wear school or district colors! (Note: Friday, 9/25, is one of our two Picture Days, so you may wish to make an exception that day.)
Have a great week!
Mr. Ross

From the Health Office:

Please submit Asthma & Allergy Action Plans along with emergency medications ASAP if you have not done so already. Call or email me to set up a time for drop-off. Thank you!

Lisa Grabinski

Travell School Nurse

Picture Day is next week! Virtual Back to School picnic and fundraiser - don't forget to order by 9/16 Last chance to purchase the 2019-20 Travell yearbooks! Origami Tiger Kickoff enrichment craft Box Tops Fundraising Welcome Letter How do box tops work for you and for Travell School? Girl Scouts at Travell HSA dues, Group Spot and Travell face masks RPL Fall program 2020 RPL Virtual programs Project graduation fundraiser Racism awareness Lacrosse car wash Class of 2024 fundraiser September 8, 2020
Travell Families,
Please be reminded that you must complete the Acceptable Use Policy in Skyward.
Please mark your calendars for our virtual Back to School Night: Thursday, September 17, at 7:00. More information is forthcoming!
Thank you!
Mr. Ross

From the Health Office:

Masks with vents/exhalation valves are not effective at preventing the spread of germs, per the CDC guidelines. These valse masks, as well as gaiters or bandanas are not permitted in school. 

If you don’t have a suitable mask for school this week, I can provide your child with one. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me. 

Thank you for your help keeping our Travell community safe and healthy.

Lisa Grabinski

Travell School Nurse

September 1, 2020 Notes from Mr. Ross:
Incoming Kindergarten Photo Opportunity!
We're so excited to have your kindergartner join us this year! To mark this important milestone in your child's life, we invite students to take photographs in front of the Travell sign with their teacher on their first day of school. We will practice social distancing in the photograph.
Wednesday, September 2 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hybrid and remote students with last names beginning A-K
Thursday September 3 -  2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hybrid and remote students with last names beginning L-Z
This is an optional activity, but we hope to see you there!
HSA Welcome Back Message Check out our new mobile directory, Groupspot Show us your Travell Back to School Spirit