Siblings of Those in Quarantine Can Return Today

April 29, 2021

Dear Families:

As mentioned last night, we are constantly reviewing and reflecting on the protocols.  This week, a focus has been on the practice of having siblings of those in quarantine also isolate until a negative test is received.  This has served us well and is likely the reason Alcott stayed open this winter when we had school transmission.

That said, we have to weigh the pros and cons.  This week, we have an extensive number of students in quarantine given the high number of cases.  The sibling practice increased that and is difficult to manage with the new need for permission to live stream.  The isolation of siblings is a local protocol and not DPH or CDC practice.

As a result, we are allowing the siblings of those in quarantine to return today.  If those in quarantine become symptomatic, please remember that students should not be in school if a family member is symptomatic.

I urge you to participate in the pool testing as we modify measures that were in place previously.

Finally, this week has been very difficult for the administrators and nurses notifying those needing to quarantine.  We ask for your cooperation and patience as we work together to keep school open.