Denton Dolphin News
October 30, 2021
Covid Guidelines Revised
Beginning Monday, October 18, CCPS will be following a modified process for quarantining unvaccinated students identified as close contacts of a positive case of COVID-19. Based on updated guidance from the Caroline County Health Department (CCHD), quarantining protocols will be as follows:
In settings where all students are masked, an asymptomatic student who is identified as a close contact will no longer need to quarantine from school as long as the following conditions are met:
If at any time the student develops symptoms of COVID-19, he or she should isolate and get tested right away.
The student must continue to wear a mask properly for 14 days after the exposure in all settings.
The student cannot participate in activities within a school or public setting for 14 days where universal masking and social distancing are not in place. This includes sports and extracurricular activities.
Testing is recommended 5-7 days following the exposure.
Parents will be notified by email only if their child is identified as a close contact while masked. Parents should ensure their email address is current with the school, and check their email regularly.
Please check with the school nurse if you are unsure about the conditions of your child’s quarantine.
If parents choose to keep an asymptomatic child home to quarantine, they should notify the school and the absence will be excused until a specified return date.
Students who are identified as close contacts while not wearing a mask (such as during meals) will continue to be quarantined. Students currently quarantined under these conditions (no masks) must remain quarantined as directed. Please check with the school nurse if you are unsure about the conditions of your child’s quarantine.
Parents will be notified by phone, followed by a letter in the mail. There are two options for quarantined students:
Option A: Quarantine at home for 10 days from the last date of known exposure. Your child can return as long as they remain without symptoms.
Option B: Quarantine at home for 7 days from the last date of known exposure with testing on or after day 5 from exposure. Your child can return to school on day 8 with a negative PCR test result.
For more details, please see the CCPS News Release.
Meal Benefits Forms
Information from P-EBT can be found here: https://dhs.maryland.gov/p-ebt/
Contact Mrs. Gorsuch if you need any assistance with your form.
November 5: Early dismissal and end of Term 1
November 6: PTA Meeting at 6:00 PM
November 11-12: No school for PreK; Conference day for PreK Only
November 12: No school; Conference day for PreK-5
November 12: Turn in all money and tickets for PTA Food Raffle
November 16: Report cards home
November 24-28: Thanksgiving break
COVID-19 Testing Available Once a Week in All CCPS Schools
Voluntary COVID-19 testing will be available one day a week in all schools, beginning the week
of November 8, 2021.
CCPS has contracted with 20/20 GeneSystems in Rockville, Maryland to provide this service.
Registration is required prior to participation in the testing program. Parents will be able to
register students online with a one-time enrollment, which grants permission for once a week
testing for the remainder of the school year.
• Mondays beginning Nov. 8 - Federalsburg and Preston Elementary Schools, Colonel
Richardson Middle and Colonel Richardson High Schools
• Wednesdays beginning Nov. 10 - Denton, Greensboro and Ridgely Elementary Schools,
Lockerman Middle and North Caroline High Schools
20/20 GeneSystems has developed a Frequently Asked Questions sheet for parents which
includes information about the registration process.
Denton Elementary is a Title I School
Vision of Excellence:
The Denton Elementary School family will promote
our core values of S.W.I.M.by supporting a challenging curriculum,
honoring individuality, and working collaboratively.
S: Stay Safe
W: Work Hard
I: Include Everyone
M: Make Responsible Choices