Important Information

November 16, 2021

Park 6 Parents and Guardians, 

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

The District has been monitoring our COVID numbers since the beginning of the school year. We have seen a significant number of students who have been required to quarantine when they have come in close contact with a COVID positive individual. This has resulted in a considerable strain on our teaching staff, nurses, students, and parents. Therefore, we will immediately begin using the following quarantine protocol to support personal choice and keep students in school.

COVID Positive Students:

A COVID positive student should stay home, and the parent should contact the school nurse to discuss when the child may return to school. 

Close Contact Quarantine Options:

In School w/Mask

  • If a student has close contact exposure with a COVID-positive individual at school, the student may remain at school wearing a face covering that covers the nose and mouth provided they remain symptom-free during the 10 day quarantine period. 

    • The student will check in with the school nurse upon entrance into the school and will be screened. A mask will be provided if needed, neck gaiters will not be allowed for use as a face covering. 

    • Students who display COVID symptoms will be sent home for the remainder of the quarantine period or after a negative PCR or CUE test result is provided to the school nurse. The PCR or CUE test may be administered on day 5 or later of quarantine. 

  • If the student is unable to wear a mask then they will be required to quarantine at home for the 10 day period, or until a negative PCR test result is provided to the school nurse. The PCR or CUE test may be administered on day 5 or later of quarantine. 

Out of School Quarantine

  • Parents will still have the option to quarantine their child at home for 10 days. The school will provide a Vault test that the parent may administer on day 5 or later of quarantine, if the test comes back negative the child may return to school on day 8. Teachers will provide remote learning to students during the quarantine period.

Vaccinated/Antibody 

  • Symptom-free students who have been fully or partially vaccinated may remain in school but will be required to wear a face-covering for the 10 day quarantine period. 

  • Students who have proof of having COVID within the last 90 days may remain at school but must wear a face-covering for the 10 day quarantine period.

  • Students who have proof of an antibody test within the last 90 days may remain at school but must wear a face-covering for the 10 day quarantine period.  

  • Parents should consult with the school nurse with regard to appropriate proof of the antibody test or being COVID positive.

Close Contact Outside of School

  • If close contact occurs outside of school, the parent/guardian should contact the school nurse to discuss the quarantine protocol for their child. 

If a student is currently ln quarantine, they may return to school following the quarantine procedure referenced above. If you have questions regarding quarantine, please contact the school nurse. 

Please continue your diligence in keeping your children home if they are sick. This will go a long way in helping us mitigate the spread of viruses. Our goal is to continue in-person instruction and ensure that our sports and activities may continue. 

Thank you, 

Tim Foley

Interim Superintendent