Please read the following letter from our Superintendent, Danielle Van Esselstine:
First let me ‘Thank You!’ for all your efforts, patience and cooperation this year with the numerous changes and updates due to requirements of COVID-19. As you are aware, our COVID-19 positive case numbers increased the past couple of weeks and we technically entered an ‘outbreak’ stage. This changes requirements. Fortunately, we moved students into remote/online learning on April 29, 2021 with only specific students either isolated or quarantined due to guidelines. Those individual parents were notified by Nurse Debbie. Our measures at school and allowing for contact tracing, was essential and beneficial.
With our status, and the above measures, secondary students will be allowed to return to in-person learning on Thursday, May 13, 2021, unless contacted by Nurse Debbie. We have and continue to work closely with Fremont Public Health and following established guidelines throughout this pandemic. Rest assured the safety of our students, staff and community remains the priority.
As our secondary students have been in remote/online learning since Thursday, April 29th , they will be allowed to resume after school activities under strict guidelines effective Thursday, May 6, 2021, excluding any isolated or quarantined students. Essentially in the hybrid model as they are not isolated or quarantined, they are receiving remote instruction, and following outbreak timelines we are able to safely provide this opportunity. No out of district competition can resume until Thursday, May 13, 2021. Isolated or quarantined students will not be able to resume activities until May 13th or as individually required based upon individual exposure dates. Coaches will be contacting student athletes with updates and expectations.
We want to stress however that it is critical for each student and family to self monitor and report any illness or symptoms. Daily screenings will continue. With all of us working together, we will be able to resume and remain on campus through the end of the year and maintain all our traditional celebrations including graduations, prom, etc. At this time, there are no known or suspected cases among the preschool or elementary and they will continue in-person as scheduled.
For our remote/online students, teachers can prepare packets or hard copy assignments upon notification of internet issues, technology concerns, etc. Please contact the office for your individual and specific needs, if you have not done so previously. Meals are also important for our students therefore we transported meals for all remote/online students on the afternoon bus routes May 5, 2021. We will do another meal and material bus drop off on Monday, May 10, 2021, again on the afternoon bus routes. We STRONGLY encourage you take advantage of this opportunity to meet the bus at your normal stops to get assignments and meals. If you are unable to make it to the bus stop, please contact the school and we will have those
items available for pick up in the front office or cafeteria.
Again, thank you for your positive support, cooperation, and flexibility. You are amazing! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Danielle Van Esselstine