Director Vince Durnan shared the following letter with USN parents on Wednesday, July 27. Families should acknowledge the school's Commitment to Community Health for each student through an electronic signature in Magnus. Faculty & staff should sign in PayCom.
Dear USN families,
You've probably seen a reference from me to a Commitment to Community Health as a way we can count on one another when school resumes. That document can be found within the secure Magnus site that maintains student records for access by our Health Room staff. Log in to usn.org with your USN parent account, and find the Magnus Health box on the Resources page. Parents with multiple children should be prepared to do this multiple times such that each child is documented, no matter the grade division.
You'll find a request for an e-signature as a statement of support for some essential principles, and I'd encourage a kitchen-table type conversation, point by point, with your family. Maybe print it out and tape it to the refrigerator as a reminder. We can and must each do our part if we expect conditions out there to improve— that much is increasingly clear.
If reading through that compact you encounter questions, or if for some reason in good conscience you find yourself at odds with what we're asking of you, please come straight to me. It's time to start imagining being at school, thinking about a 14-day runway of preparation, and we need you there in support.
As longtime counselor Beth Eberl assumes the new role of Director of Counseling, we welcome Latricia Watkins, Randi Days, and Trish Buckner to work with students in Lower, Middle, and High Schools, respectively.
Students in Grades K-8 can continue their fun and learning with After School and Middle School After School from dismissal to 6 p.m. weekdays as well as on late start, early dismissal, and non-school days.