The district finished the second week of the school year today. We have seen an uptick in positive cases of COVID amongst our staff and students. This uptick is to be expected given the surge of cases in Park County.
Currently, we have 83 students district-wide in quarantine due to testing positive or being in close contact with a COVID positive individual; additionally, seven staff members are also out due to positive tests or recommendations to quarantine. To put this into perspective, this is roughly 4% of our student population. The breakdown by level is as follows 7 at CHS, 8 at CMS, and 68 are at the elementary level.
If you have a student in any of the classrooms impacted by a positive case of COVID, by now you would have been contacted by the school nurse.
We are imploring our parents and guardians to continue diligence in keeping your children home if they are sick. This will go a long way in helping us mitigate the spread of this virus. In addition, we continue to recommend that students wear face coverings to school.
The communities’ efforts to help slow the spread will have a positive impact on our ability to continue in-person instruction and ensure that our sports and activities may continue. This is an incredible challenge for us all, but we can do this together.