Sunday, March 1, 2020

From the Managing Director's Desk, March 1, 2020

Good Afternoon Viking Families,

We are closely monitoring news and updates regarding the coronavirus and its potential impact locally. Please refer to the message sent out yesterday related to contact information for state-wide and national updates or alerts. As you are aware, each week, more information is available, and recommendations are changing. To be as proactive as possible, we are taking the following steps to ensure the safety and health of our students, faculty, and staff.  We also heard form a lead representative from our middle school “disease team” at our Board meeting on Thursday and got some great ideas from our students! To that end, we are planning to supply our buildings with additional cleaning and protective products. We are accepting donations from parents for hand sanitizers, bottles of Lysol and paper products. Please feel free to send these items with your child or drop them off at the front desk of your student’s building.  A few items of note:

-- We have established a working group to review policies and procedures and to brainstorm contingency plans should daily instruction/tutoring be impacted 
-- We are encouraging everyone to wash hands thoroughly 
-- We are placing hand sanitizers in all classrooms and common areas 
-- In addition to our nightly cleaning, we are working with our commercial cleaning company to review additional best practices that could be initiated
-- Lastly, as a reminder, students should stay home if they are ill. They should not return until free of fever, vomiting, or diarrhea for 24 hours. In the case of a contagious illness or disease, parents should notify their principal

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please mark your calendars for our 2nd Annual Auction and Gala. The evening is open to all! 
When: March 27th 7PM
Where: Umstead Pines Golf and Swim Club
Invite friends and family to join us. We will be auctioning off sports memorabilia, tickets to local events, baskets filled with awesome items and more. All proceeds will go towards much needed school buses to help transport students to/from field trips, sporting events and other activities we struggle to get our students to.   It's an all school, parent only event. Please join us!

The HS Chorus & Band is already in the thick of show choir competition season...and they are so looking forward to performing this year's shows on Friday, March 13th for the entire K-12 student body.  

This year, again, we have TWO competitive show choirs: Vocal Affinity & Bull City Lights. However, NEW THIS YEAR--BOTH choirs are accompanied by our all-student combo: Bull City Sound! We are so excited for the entire Voyager community to see these talented students!

On Friday, March 13th, we will have the high school gym clearly marked w/ seating by grade level. Everyone will have a seat! We've expanded seating to include the numbers in each grade level for both assembly times listed below.  Feel free to join your child at one of these events.  

**9:30am-10:30am: K-5th grade
**1:30pm-2:30pm: 7th-12th grade 

**please arrive 15 mins prior to start time so we can start each assembly on time