Monitoring Coronavirus

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 1:15pm

Community Letter - March 12

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We realize, in light of concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, there are many questions surrounding the status of upcoming events and activities at our school.

We want to let you know that all events, field trips and sporting events scheduled for today, March 12, 2020 will proceed as scheduled. We will notify you regarding any events following March 12 in a future communication. Charter families should check directly with their school about today’s events. 

While we understand the many health concerns surrounding the spread of this virus, we also value the time and hard work students have put into these events and want to provide them the opportunity to showcase their talents.

As we move forward with events, we do want to reemphasize guidelines and precautions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

If you are sick, please do not attend.

While there is much to still be learned about this illness and its transmission, there are certain segments of our population that we know are at a higher risk of serious illness from infection. These groups include:

  • Older adults, over the age of 60

  • Individuals with chronic medical conditions that could leave them susceptible to other illness

With this in mind, many health experts discourage those who fit these criteria from attending these type of events. For those unable to attend, please reach out to us directly to ask about video recordings that may be available.

For those who do plan to join us, we encourage you to continue to practice the following general hygiene tips to protect yourself and limit the spread of illness:

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, or cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner (60% or higher).

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Thank you for your understanding as we respond to this evolving situation. As a reminder, this decision is subject to change at any time. 

As you know this is a rapidly changing situation and we anticipate communicating with you later today about additional decisions.