Alcott Update February 3

February 3, 2021

Dear Families;

In addition to a positive adult COVID case at the district level, we also were notified of a third positive student case related to the previous cases at Alcott.

We continue to communicate with the local and state officials as to the situation.  The officials remain confident that if the cases remain within the two classrooms that are currently quarantined, Alcott can continue to offer in-person learning.  Should we get another case outside of those two classrooms at Alcott, we will shift to remote learning until the February break.  We are also certainly looking at the protocols and safety measures for what we can learn or improve.

I am encouraged by the decline in case numbers in the state and continue to ask that we all do our part. It may be tempting to gather to watch the Superbowl this weekend but please, please remember that aside from familial spread, the most common source of transmission is a small gathering of those you know best.   We also ask that you minimize travel over the upcoming break and ensure that you follow the travel protocols where you must test after returning to Massachusetts.

Our common purpose this year has been very successful to date.  School transmission at Alcott reminds us that it is fragile.  Thank you again for your support.