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January 27, 2022
Wear Red
for Jump for Heart
Next Friday!

Messiah Elementary students will have their "Jump for Heart" next Friday, February 4.
We would love to have all students wear red for this special day.
Spelling Bee
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee finalists, pictured below. The top three spellers in the 2/3 and 4/5 bees will go on to compete at the Lutheran Schools Of Lincoln Spelling Bee in March.
Invite a friend to come with you to Discover Messiah!
Open enrollment for 2022-23 begins February 1.

This week's Covid-19 Case Count Summary
New positive cases this week: 1

New positive cases this week: 1

Cases traced to contact at school: 0
Students who missed school due to close contact at home:

Much better numbers this week! 
Thank you for following health and safety protocols, especially keeping students home when they are ill or if another member of your household has tested positive and is unable to isolate. We are excited to have many students back at school for in-person learning.

Face coverings are currently required for all individuals in the school building at Messiah who are not able to maintain 6 feet of physical distance.

Isolation and close contact protocols in school settings (per LLCHD):

For Individuals That Test Positive for COVID-19 - ISOLATION
If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, they need to stay home for 5 days. The start of the days differs depending on if the person was symptomatic or asymptomatic. For a person who is asymptomatic, but tests positive, Day 0 is the date the sample was collected. For a person with COVID symptoms, Day 0 is the day the first obvious symptom occurred. 
  • If they do not have symptoms or if symptoms are resolving (meeting the school’s regular illness criteria for returning to school), they can return to school on day 6. However, they must wear a well fitting mask through day 10 starting on the day the test sample was collected.
  • If a student or staff cannot wear a well fitting mask, they must be excluded and must isolate for 10 days.
Managing Close Contact Exposures – QUARANTINE 
Students and staff do not have to be excluded if they have had a close contact exposure but must wear a mask for 10 days while at school or participating in school activities and should, if possible, be tested (PCR test) on day 5 after the exposure.
  • Students and staff who have on-going high-risk exposure to a positive individual who is unable to isolate (example: household) should remain at home until the positive individual completes 5 days of isolation. Extra vigilance on screening for symptoms when they return is advisable.
  • If symptoms develop, they must be excluded and be tested using a PCR test. 
  • If a student or staff cannot wear a well fitting mask, they must be excluded for 10 days.

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LiveStream Channel
Messiah Church
Newsletter Archive and Subscription Link
Wednesday Nights At Messiah
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