Superintendent Paul Zinni and Facilities Manager Joseph Zahner, Jr. are pleased to share that the King Philip Sports Booster Club and Boys Ice Hockey team labeled over 200 bottles of hand sanitizer in preparation for the start of the 2020-21 school year.
The bottles, purchased by the district, needed correct labels before being distributed to classrooms in the middle school and high school. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the district will have hand sanitizers available in classrooms for students and staff members.
The labels were printed by R.E. Anderson Signs of Wrentham to comply with proper labeling standards.
King Philip seniors Geoffrey Bowes, Ryan McCarthy and Aidan Boulger spent Tuesday night, the day before their first day of school, placing the labels onto the bottles to assist Zahner with the district’s back-to-school preparations.
The district has also added additional safety measures in its schools this year, including: plexiglass shielding for all teachers and secretaries supplied by Franklin Glass Company, sanitizer stations throughout both buildings, bathroom sink partitions, new soap dispensers in the bathrooms and sink replacements. The district also procured personal protective equipment (PPE) for all staff members, as advised by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
Additional safety updates in the schools include rearranging gyms and cafeterias into physically distant lunch areas, one way hallways and stairways, and locations for mask breaks.
“We are very thankful for the boys hockey team and Booster Club for the time they spent preparing the hand sanitizer for the schools,” Zahner said. “We have taken many safety precautions prior to our students returning to our school buildings and we are looking forward to a safe and healthy school year.”