On Tuesday, the CDC approved the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11 after FDA authorization last week. Find a vaccine your child by visiting Vaccines.gov and be sure to reach out to your child’s healthcare provider with any questions. Headwaters strongly recommends the vaccine for all eligible people!
With the expected approval soon of the Pfizer vaccine for use in children aged 5-11 years, Austin Public Health (APH) would like your input as they work with community partners to plan vaccine roll out for that age group.
Our many thanks to each of you for using Magnus each morning before heading to school. We wanted to send this note to clarify and provide guidance around what happens if a student fails the Magnus Student Screening due to a COVID-19 Symptom, close contact, and/or a positive COVID-19 test result.
Headwaters School will adopt the most recent APH guidance regarding How Long to Quarantine guidance. Please note that if a person is exposed to COVID-19 AND is unmasked and unvaccinated, they will be required to quarantine for 14 days from exposure, as opposed to the shortened quarantine of 7 or 10 days.
This year, we will be using Magnus Health to complete a daily COVID-19 screening assessment of your child(ren) each morning prior to departure for school when your child will be on campus. Any updates to this process will be communicated by Weekly Updates and added below.
We wanted to take a moment to thank each family for their care and diligence during the entire school year, especially related to COVID-19, Headwaters has updated and added some policies in regards to COVID-19. We ask that families read this email closely to understand any policy updates.
If you’re a fan of football, halftime shows, wacky ads, and/or food, you’re probably planning to tune in and see the Buccaneers play the Chiefs this Sunday. Nationwide, and in Austin, we've seen significant spikes in COVID-19 after every major holiday - Labor Day, Thanksgiving, News Years, etc. The next big day is coming up on Super Bowl Sunday. In order to keep the virus trending downward, we ask you to not host or attend a Super Bowl Party this Sunday.
The CDC recommends “gathering virtually or with the people you live with [as] the safest way to celebrate the Super Bowl this year.“ We ask families to follow the CDC's guidance for Safer Ways to Enjoy the Super Bowl, namely staying home and gathering virtually, for a fun evening. See below for tips and ideas from the CDC.
We know this time of year brings many normal colds, allergies, and sore throats along with the potential for strep, the flu, and more, plus the day-to-day younger child issues of teething, food sensitivities causing mucus, and so on. This year, we also have COVID-19 symptoms to contend with.
As Austin is currently seeing a significant surge of COVID-19, Headwaters will host a community COVID-19 PCR testing site next Wednesday, January 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at our Creek Campus in South Austin (9607 Brodie Lane).