Quarantine Infographic

September 10, 2021

 

Good Evening Park 6 Parents, Guardians, and Students,

I am writing to notify you of the following change in our protocol regarding the contact tracing following positive COVID cases within our Park 6 schools. 

I have been monitoring our COVID numbers since the beginning of the school year. We have recently seen a significant increase in the number of students required to quarantine due to close contact with a COVID-positive individual. Today we have twenty-seven students who have tested positive for COVID and ninety-three students who are in quarantine. Our school nurses do an excellent job of contact tracing and reaching out to families when an exposure occurs and our teachers provide remote instruction to quarantined students, putting a greater demand on our teachers. This approach is not sustainable. If our quarantine numbers continue to increase, the result may be full-time remote education.  

In an effort to support personal choice and to keep healthy students in school, we will immediately begin using the following quarantine protocol.

Close contact exposure with a COVID-positive individual will result in:

Quarantine - An unmasked student will be required to quarantine.

Remain in School – A student, properly wearing a mask that covers the mouth and nose, will not be required to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic.

Remain in School – A vaccinated student will be required to wear a mask for 14 days and may remain at school if they remain asymptomatic. (Per CDC Guidelines with proof of vaccination.)

To keep our buildings open, we continue to encourage students to voluntarily wear face coverings to school. I am 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 ask our community to help slow the spread. Our goal is 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. 

Have a nice weekend, 

Tim Foley

Interim Superintendent