Dear Elementary Parents,
I am pleased to inform you that the COVID-19 concerns I shared with you recently have been resolved. Most of the students who had potential exposure to the virus have or will end their quarantine period by the start of next week. Three students did test positive for the COVID-19 virus but none of them were on campus after their (off-campus) exposure.
The California Department of Public Health recommends that a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 may return to work or school ten days following their first positive test if symptoms have improved and they are fever-free for 24 hours. Those who have had close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days, even with negative test results.
The recent COVID-19 exposure events within our school community raise significant concerns for our school following the Thanksgiving vacation week, and highlight the importance of conservative safety protocols during and after the holiday. Our county does remain one of the safest areas in the country while most of the nation is experiencing a strong resurgence of this virus.
We are strongly recommending that school families adhere to the governor’s recommendation limiting family gatherings to three local households. If your family plans to travel out of the area, or to host visitors from out of the area, we are asking you to keep your student home the week after Thanksgiving. We have asked our elementary teachers to focus on skill building and review during that week. We will provide materials and online resources for students who will be working from home. Please reach out to your child’s teacher to coordinate planning for distance learning.
We are praying for a safe and successful winter at Baymonte.