Newsletter September 2020

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September 2020
Diamond Bar Montessori Academy
Welcome back!
We ended our summer camp on a high note last month, with many memories to carry us over to the next
school year. The children had fun with dress-up days, water day activities, and afternoons preparing tasty
and creative snacks.
We are off to a great start with the amazing first few weeks of school under our belt where we welcomed
back our students both online and in person. The children have shown great interest and joy in learning
new things and in being with their teachers and friends.
We are excited to learn that Los Angeles County’s rate of coronavirus cases has dropped below the state’s
threshold, allowing our local government to consider schools reopening. We are anticipating the return to
normalcy, while the key virus metrics such as hospitalizations, positivity rate among those tested, and
demand for hospital beds indicate a downward trend. However, as we continue our path of recovery
from the pandemic, we are persistently cautious in our daily operations by strictly implementing
the government guidelines on hygiene, sanitation, social distancing, screening, and wearing of
appropriate masks.
Dates to Remember:
Back to School Zoom Session
Thank you for taking the time to attend the
*September 7: Labor
informative virtual sessions. It was great to have
Day
our parents come together, even remotely. We
hope it was a great opportunity for you to meet
*September 13:
our teachers and learn more about your child’s
Grandparents Day
academic program and day-to-day activities.
September 13 - Annual Grandparents’ Day
September 7 - Labor Day
Grandparents give unconditional
The school will be closed on Monday, September
love, wisdom, and emotional security
7th in observance of Labor Day. Our students will
to their families. Our students will be
pay tribute to the American workforce for their
celebrating the unique relationship
social and economic contributions in making our
they have with their grandparents
country prosperous and strong. Have a safe and
with an incredibly special memento
happy Labor Day!
made with lots of love.
Diamond Bar Montessori Academy — 23555 Palomino Drive, Diamond Bar, Ca 91765
T: (909) 396-8747 — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Uniform Donations
School Reopening in L.A. County
Yes, the children do grow up quickly!
As the outbreak slows
We encourage you to continue donating
down in the Los Angeles
your gently used uniforms to us as extra
county, school and health
uniforms are kept on hand for students
officials are moving
who may need them. Further, please
cautiously in easing
drop by the office if you wish to pick up
restrictions and reopening
a uniform for your child. Kindly
schools. We are hopeful
remember that uniforms are mandatory for the children
that with the new normal
who attend our school.
where infection-control
practices are part of our
Optimism Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
day-to-day school operations, the transmission rates
among our families and community will continue to
It is particularly important to acknowledge the positive
developments in the control of the COVID-19 thus far,
COVID-19 Saliva Test
and we have many. Possible treatments such as cloned
antibodies are becoming effective in treating the virus.
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration is working on
The rapid, low-cost saliva test for Covid-19 could be a
a saliva-based diagnostic test for COVID-19 that will
game-changer in mass testing. Communities are more
cost less than $5.00. If the spit test is widely adopted, it
aware of the importance of wearing a mask. Safer
can help expedite the COVID-19 testing process. If
building strategies such as using higher ventilation,
approved, the alternative testing will help us navigate
better filtration, and air-cleaning devices may help
through the pandemic more effectively even before a
mitigate the airborne spread. Past exposure to common-
vaccine is approved. However, it is not a rapid, at-home
cold viruses may help protect some people from
test that many have suggested using daily to control the
COVID-19 infection. Successful vaccine trials may lead
drug makers to deliver the vaccine expeditiously. We are
The Development of the Coronavirus Vaccine
jubilant and proud of the above progress in controlling
the spread of disease during the current pandemic.
There is a worldwide effort to find a
vaccine for COVID-19. Typically,
We are also thrilled to learn that the spread of the
vaccine development takes years and
coronavirus is slowing in Los Angeles County, mainly
unfolds step by step.
However,
due to strict compliance of health orders and widespread
Russia has already announced that it
testing.
will begin using the vaccine in
Influenza Vaccinations
people at high risk even before Phase
3 trials, and China has authorized a
We strongly recommend all our students over the age of
vaccine to be used in members of the military. The
six months receive the influenza
United States has set the goal of having a vaccine by late
vaccination this year.
Preventing
fall or early winter.
influenza’s spread amid the COVID-19
pandemic is crucial in mitigating the
burden on our families who are already
overwhelmed by COVID-19. The flu
and COVID-19 share many symptoms such as fever,
chills, cough, sore throat, muscle or body aches,
headaches, and fatigue. September is an ideal month to
be vaccinated to achieve immunity throughout the flu
season. It typically takes two weeks after the flu shot
for the recipients to gain full immunity.
Diamond Bar Montessori Academy — 23555 Palomino Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
T: (909) 396-8747 — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Infants sleeping on Back vs. Stomach and SIDS
Recalled Infant Sleepers (Rocking Sleepers)
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) occurs typically
The U.S. Consumer Product
when infants younger
Safety Commission has issued
than one year suddenly
a safety recall on certain
and unexpectedly die
sleepers due to the infant
while sleeping. While
fatalities that have occurred as a
SIDS cannot be
result of infants rolling from
prevented or predicted,
their backs to their stomachs or
there are many ways we
sides while asleep. We
can help reduce the risk
encourage all our parents with
of sleep-related infant
infants to look into the infant sleeper recalls
deaths. Infants who sleep on their backs can clear the
ensuring their sleepers at home are safe for their
amount of carbon dioxide in their lungs.
infant.
Please Like Us On Facebook!
We are constantly updating our page with the activities of your children to keep our parents
connected. Follow us on Facebook to see the exciting academic and co-curricular activities
at our school. Indeed, the school is always a beehive of activities!
Diamond Bar Montessori Academy — 23555 Palomino Drive, Diamond Bar, Ca 91765
T: (909) 396-8747 — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.

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