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Principal's Weekly Message (The Week of September 19)

The Petrides School


The Week of September 19, 2022 


Dear Petrides Parents,

Please disregard if you have graduated or moved on.  We appreciate your patience as we update of email distribution list.  

You will find, below - link for recorded version of last week's Elementary and Middle School Curriculum Conferences: 

DRIVING on CAMPUS:  Please follow the designated traffic pattern and obey traffic rules to ensure a smooth flow and the safety of all on campus.  

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Please be aware of the following guideline for Covid-19, updated for the 2022-2023 school year: 

  • Test for COVID-19. Starting on the first day of school, schools will offer home test kits to students and staff who may be at risk of exposure and students or staff experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. In addition, each staff member and student will receive four tests per month to take home. In-school PCR testing will not be a part of the 2022-23 school year. 
  • Stay home if you are sick. If students and staff show any symptoms of COVID-19 or other illnesses, they should stay home and get tested for COVID-19. This year, you will not need to complete a Daily Health Screening to enter school buildings. 
  • Isolate if you are COVID-19 positive. Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for at least 5 days and can return to school on day 6 (masked through day 10) if they have no symptoms or if symptoms are improving. Be sure to report a positive case to your child’s school, email: with the following information: Last date child was in school, date tested and type of test. 

This year, schools will continue to follow CDC guidelines, using air purifiers and updated HVAC systems. Building ventilation will be monitored daily, and surfaces cleaned regularly. 


Here’s what’s happening next week:  


MONDAY 9/19 





7:00 pm Virtual PTA General Membership Meeting 

               Special Guest: Assistant Principal Anthony Tabbitas presenting on                           School Safety Protocols          

               Find link on our website:, click on PTA tab 




FRIDAY 9/23 


Upcoming Important Dates: 

September 26th and September 27th Rosh Hashanah, schools closed 



Joanne Buckheit