A Note from Principal Lazar
We are going to do all that we can to make sure we are as safe as possible, and you can help us in the following ways.
- If you have N-95 or KN-95 masks, please have your children wear them to school. If you do not, please have your students double-mask preferably with one cloth and one paper mask if possible. We have masks here as well for any student who needs one.
- Any person entering the school yard (including adults) must have on a mask. The mask must adhere to district standards. Please do not wear a mask that has a ventilator, is made of mesh, nor one that provides you or those around you no protection. If you cannot adhere to this policy we ask that you kindly do not come on to the school yard.
- If your child is showing any symptoms at all, please do not send them to school. You can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will excuse the absence.
- All students that are fully vaccinated, 14 days post 2nd vaccination, do not need to quarantine when they come in contact with a covid positive individual as long as they are asymptomatic.
- If you have not yet gotten your child vaccinated or boosted, please do so as soon as possible. The FDA approved the Pfizer booster for 12 to 15 year-olds this week.
We are awaiting a shipment of tests to use for symptomatic students at school. As a result, while we wait for tests to become available, any student that is symptomatic will need to be picked up.
In addition we only have 30% of families who have completed the permission to conduct covid testing from the start of the year. All students who are showing symptoms do need to stay home, and if you are at all concerned that your student may be COVID-positive, please make sure they have a negative test before you send them to school.
I want to also make clear that the district has not changed its quarantine policy. Any student that needs to quarantine is still following the 10 day quarantine protocol outlined by the district and included in every covid and close contact letter. We are not adhering to the new guidelines for health care workers recommended by the CDC.
If you need help finding tests, you can try any of the following three sites:
- The School District has several sites where you can schedule a test:
- GoPuff will deliver rapid tests to your home when they are in stock:
As we all try to navigate this latest COVID surge, I am sure this is far from the last update you’ll get from me this week, and it’s my hope that we can be as smart and safe as possible and keep the risk of spread in school to a minimum.