September 11, 2020
Good Afternoon USJ Families,
While understanding the potential of over-communicating, I want to offer a brief update, as promised, from the health front. Since the last report, we have experienced one new positive case of Covid-19, an Upper School student. Again, I cannot speak highly enough of our student health nurse, Mary Ann Giampapa and our dedicated faculty and coaches for their commitment to following and enforcing safety and health procedures in leading our students and families through on-campus learning during this time.
Speaking of on-campus education, I would be remiss if I failed to mention how fortunate I feel that we are present today. We certainly have much work to do, but through this shared experience, it is my hope that your mindset, like mine, has shifted somewhat from entitled to grateful. There are many things I “get” to do that I once considered I “had” to do. We all understand the value of a great education, but in observing our students and teachers, I am reminded daily of the privilege of getting to go to classes, practices, games, and even to study for tests. What a tremendous opportunity!
I am grateful for the continued support and cooperation of our entire school family.
Please stay vigilant, have a healthy weekend, and Go Bruins!
Head of School
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The Student Health office at USJ was established in January 2017. Our purpose is to contribute to the goals of our school, as well as the healthcare system by providing screenings and referrals, administering medications and treatments, providing first aid, providing health counseling and education, and supporting students to acquire self-management skills related to their health. Our office is staffed daily from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.