Updates and Reminders

February 8, 2021

Dear Families,

I write to share a number of updates and reminders.

Positive COVID Cases

This weekend, we learned of 2 CCHS student cases.  Both students have been out of school for an extensive period.  In addition to a CCHS adult case today, we learned of an Alcott student.  The student has not been in school due to quarantine and has no school contacts so we know the case is not connected to last week’s cases.

The District Dashboard is updated as of Saturday morning.  The total case count since we opened is 124.

The DPH Community Dashboard from the end of last week is also posted.  Concord remains in the green category.  Carlisle dropped down to the lowest category of gray.

Asymptomatic Testing Webinar and Wednesday Deadline

This afternoon’s webinar regarding asymptomatic testing is linked here.  Thank you to all of the school nurses and nurse leaders Lisa Koski and Meg Jensen for their work on this process.  Our second round of staff testing last week again yielded all negative pools.

The February 2, 2021 email with the detailed information and documentation is linked here.

The form to provide consent for testing after the break is found below.  The deadline to submit the form is Wednesday.

Electronic Consent Form

COVID Email Account Over Break

Again next week, please utilize the district COVID email account for all COVID related correspondence across all of the schools.  We only use it during vacations.  It proved to be a valuable tool in December.

Food Pantry Wednesday, February 10 and 17 1-2 pm

Please see the attached flyer for the details of this week’s Concord food pantry.

It looks like an interesting weather day tomorrow.  We will review the early morning forecast and make decisions then about in-person and remote learning days.  I guess we were bound to have some regular snowfall at some point this winter!

Enjoy the night!