Today we are reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 in our school community. After consulting with our medical director and Warren County Public Health, we will transition grades 6-12 to remote learning for Thursday and Friday, March 25-26. This time will allow for the completion of contact tracing. Students in grades 6-12 should continue to follow their daily schedules remotely for synchronous instruction.
This increase in cases is troubling. Unfortunately, we are seeing instances of students coming to school with symptoms consistent with COVID-19. All of our health and safety precautions remain fully in effect. They include mask wearing, physical distancing, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, and the Pinpoint daily health screening. We again remind you that it is critical to answer the daily screening honestly. Anyone who is symptomatic, or is known to come in contact with someone with COVID-19, should stay home. These are important precautions designed to limit the spread of the virus.
Updated protocol for pre-existing conditions
As we head into allergy season, if your child is exhibiting symptoms, even if they are consistent with a preexisting illness (e.g. migraine, or allergies, runny nose, sore throat) with or without a fever, you should keep your child home until the preexisting illness is cleared by their healthcare provider.
Spring break and beyond
While we are looking forward to spring break, please remain vigilant and continue to wear a mask, physical distance and frequently wash your hands.
We have remained Spartan Strong for over a year now, but we must continue to remain Spartan SAFE! Although more adults are getting vaccinated, the pandemic is not yet over, as evidenced by the increase in cases this week.
Thank you for your continued patience and partnership.
Kyle L. Gannon
Superintendent of Schools