new year

Good afternoon school community,

Welcome back students and families to the spring 21/22 school year. Today, we received updated CDC guidance regarding isolation/quarantine recommendations resulting from positive Covid-19 cases.

The guidance states:

“Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation for the public. People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter…

“Additionally, CDC is updating the recommended quarantine period for anyone in the general public who is exposed to COVID-19. For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose … and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.”—CDC (Dec. 27, 2021)

As of today Tuesday, January 4th, the district has one new case reported today and close contacts will be notified. Please be mindful of all illness precautions as sent out before the break. If you need to reference the school policy or guidance from before Christmas, they are listed on the website under illness resources.

We are excited to begin learning and will need your help to keep all of our students healthy and ready for school.

Dr. Slothower