As we begin 2021, we know that many of us are relieved to put 2020 behind us and have high hopes for the new year. Although we’re still dealing with the effects of this pandemic, we’re keeping our eyes forward toward not only the tough semester ahead, but also the hope for the time when we can call this pandemic history. Thank you for helping your student successfully start the new semester with remote learning. We know it’s not ideal and it is our hope that this two-week period will reduce the impact a possible post-holiday surge of COVID-19 could have on our schools.
Through winter break, we have been monitoring the pandemic and have had regular communication with the Tippecanoe County Health Department. Based on their guidance, at this point we plan to welcome all students back into our buildings on Tuesday, January 19.
We will continue to make necessary revisions to our school and health office practices to ensure students and staff can be healthy and successful this year. Our quarantine protocol has changed based on recommendations from the CDC and Tippecanoe County Health Department. Individuals identified as a close contact with an individual with COVID-19 will now quarantine for 10 days, instead of 14.
We want to keep our schools open whenever possible because we believe that in-person learning is critical for the social, emotional and academic well-being of our students. We also know that further community spread of the virus and subsequent student/staff quarantines may require further adjustments to school schedules in the future. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.
Please notify the school nurse of any COVID-19 test results, pending COVID-19 tests, and of any students who may be experiencing symptoms. If you are unsure of how to report this information to your child's school directly, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.