Dear Parents and Guardians,
It has come to our attention this afternoon that a student who is part of the 7th/8th grade group has had a close contact exposure to at least one person with a positive COVID-19 test result.
Our secondary students who are in attendance have been required to wear masks or face shields when social distancing is not possible. Because of the mask mandate that we have had in place, North Central Public Health has advised by that we may continue to resume “in-person” learning on Monday, September 13. Masks for all will be recommended, but not required at this time. This is a fluid situation and this of course could change at any time.
We will continue to monitor the situation within our district and we will make our patrons aware of any new information as we receive it.
Thank you all for your continued understanding and patience at this time.
Please email any questions or concerns to: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward them to the appropriate person.
WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME
Is my child well enough to go to school?
Our health services are structured to keep students in school as much as possible so they can meet their educational goals. However, there are times when students MUST stay home to prevent exposure and the spread of illness to others.
Many students and parents often have questions about when a child should stay home from school with illness. The following information is intended to help you decide whether to send your child to school.
Remember that a child ill with an infectious disease can spread the disease when in contact with others in the family and community.
Watch for certain symptoms
Not all children will show symptoms of COVID-19, even though they can still spread the virus. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you should watch out for symptoms such as:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
While these symptoms don’t automatically mean your child has COVID-19, they may have another condition – like the flu or strep throat – that could spread to their classmates. It is best to keep them home if they show any of these symptoms.