On this very wet and welcome Sunday, I wanted to remind you of some important information as we continue to work together toward a successful school year.
Last year, we had no positive COVID-19 cases identified on campus. This year we have had several, and because of this, students and entire classrooms have had to remain off campus for up to two weeks, sometimes under quarantine, away from their friends and trying to keep up on their school work. In those instances, teachers and staff are continually preparing for both in person and remote learning. The emotional and physical impact of this is felt by staff, students and parents.
Maintaining the health of our students is important for learning, and consistent, in person instruction is essential for that instruction to be effective. Under the most recent K-12 Guidance for the 21/22 School Year, in person instruction can take place safely when among other things, staff and students wear there masks correctly and consistently. Wearing your, mask correctly and consistently also allows for a modified quarantine in many instances (ie, periodic testing) which allows students to continue to come to school as long as they are not experiencing symptoms.
By following the guidelines, wearing your mask correctly at all times indoors and when in close contact with others and staying home if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, we can ensure that all students are learning at school, every day.
Together, we can! Thank you for your support and cooperation!