Updates February 21 2021

February 21, 2021

Dear Families:

I hope you had a wonderful break.  I have just a few COVID-related updates and reminders tonight.

Over the break, we learned of the following positive COVID cases:

2 Thoreau students

1 Alcott student

1 Willard student

2 CMS students

1 CCHS student

1 CCHS Staff (from the asymptomatic pooled testing)

All but one case involved no school exposure.  There were no student close contacts in all 8 situations, some of which were related through familial connections.  These cases bring the total case count to 135.

Tomorrow, we look forward to beginning the asymptomatic pooled testing of students.  At this time, almost 1300 students across all of the schools are slated to participate.   For the moment, we have turned off the consent form to enroll so we can organize the logistics for this week’s testing.  We will open it again later this week since we want to encourage as many families as possible to participate.

If you traveled out of state, please be sure to send negative test results following your return home to the school nurses prior to a return to in-person learning this week.

Your partnership, support, and collaboration is so appreciated.  We look forward to this next phase of the school year!