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January 8, 2020 Garfield Re-2 News Update
Episode 28th January 2021 • Re-2 is You • Garfield Re-2 School District/Theresa Hamilton
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Hello Garfield Re-2. This week, we're adding a new feature - messages from our directors with some key information about their departments by video. We hope that you will enjoy hearing from our staff. The information of course will also be available in the Garfield, Re-2 news so that you can refer back to it later. In this week's news, you'll find great information about the new quarantine regulations. We've been able to reduce the time down to 10 days. There's also COVID-19 testing information, zoom links for the January 11th school board meeting and more. But now let's hear from our director of nutrition services, Mary McPhee, and our director of transportation, Penny Cooper.

Hello, Garfield Re-2 to. My name is Mary McPhee. I'm the director of nutrition services for Re-2. I try to bring your kids the healthiest meals possible every day. We've had a lot of questions about the universal free meals program. And I wanted to let you know that we will continue to serve your kids breakfast and lunch for free till the end of the school year, we wanted to remind all those virtual and students quarantining and at home that we can also provide free breakfast and lunches as well. Just call your school by 9:00 AM. And we will have a warm lunch waiting for you and breakfast for the next day. Don't forget. We are still taking free and reduced applications. These forms are very important for more reasons than just school. Lunch applications are included in the newsletter. We need your help. If you haven't already, please take a minute to fill out those forms and return them to your school.

Thank you. My name is Penny Cooper and I'm the director of transportation. I'm in charge of bringing your kids to and from school safely every day. I want to say thank you to all of our families out there who are making sure that their kids have their bus pass when they get on and off the bus every day when kids use their bus passes, it makes it so much easier for us to find them. If parents are missing them, if the student was on the bus, we can tell very quickly where they got off. And at what time this gives parents a valid place to start looking almost immediately and lends a feeling of empowerment to parents to have a starting place when they are very worried. It also gives our drivers and our district so much more peace of mind knowing that every single student is being accounted for. It makes me feel so much better as the director, in case of an emergency that we have a way to quickly pass, accurate, needed information to appropriate authorities. If needed to expedite emergency care, we need to be able to identify every student that it is that is on the bus every day. And if a driver were to be incapacitated, we need an accurate list of kids. Huge, thanks to all of our parents, district leaders, teachers, and community members for helping us transport our students in the safest way possible.