November 11, 2020
The first grade is due back November 17th except for those students who have tested positive. They have various dates of return, depending upon their positive status.
We continue to have students throughout all of our grades who are quarantining because they had contact with an individual who tested positive outside of school. Currently, that number stands at 9. They are quarantining because they have a sibling in first grade or have had an exposure outside of school (parent, grandparent, etc.)
We have seen an uptick in students who are exhibiting various symptoms. Our policy requires us to ask students who are having two or more symptoms to remain at home until a physician has verified that they have a non-COVID illness or until they test negative for the virus or are symptom free.
Our policy requires that we notify parents of students who have had direct contact with a student or staff member who tested positive. We do not release names but will notify parents using a phrase similiar to "a student in your grade has tested positive for COVID 19 and we are therefore quarantining the class."
Please know that we are doing everything that we can to keep your student safe but please understand that cases are rapidly rising throughout the region and this disease is both serious and very communicable. Masks, hand washing, and social distancing are still the best ways to protect yourself and loved ones.