Dear Parents and Guardians,
The first week of full day in person school is over and we were filled with joy to see our students again! Even though masks can be uncomfortable, I was pleased to see a high level of cooperation by our students who were also excited to be back with their teachers learning again!
However, we have had multiple students and staff test positive or be “presumed positive” with Covid-19 based on symptoms. We have also had close contact exposures because students have been sent to school symptomatic. If the situation does not improve, we could have serious operational issues that could affect our current program offering.
We need your help! In order to keep students and staff safe, and in order for our doors to remain open, everyone must do their part. I am asking all parents and guardians to utilize the following checklist and procedure every day before sending your child or children to school-
Please do not send your child/children to school if your child/children:
Experiences (1) one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or new loss of taste or smell
Experiences (2) two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, fatigue, myalgia (muscle pain), headaches, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Lives in the same household with a sibling/family member that qualifies to stay home based on # 1 or 2 above
**If your child/children are being tested and/or awaiting test results, they should stay home.
No parent should be concerned with truancy if they are communicating with school officials and following the prescribed recommendations.
We all share the common goal of providing in person quality educational opportunities for students. Our combined efforts will help students remain safe and in school.
Stephen J. Rodriguez
Superintendent of Schools