I hope everyone is doing well as we navigate the COVID situation and finish our second full week of school. As you know we have had a significant number of COVID cases in our District, specifically in our elementary schools. We have two links for you to access more information related to these cases. First, feel free to access the Facebook Live broadcast from Wednesday evening at https://www.victorschools.org/district/town-hall-meetings. The first part showcases six outstanding student leaders-Kelton, Luis, Aiden, Phil, Maddie and Amber, who do a fantastic job talking about their return to school and the best ways to navigate student life. The second part has specific information related to quarantines and upcoming testing mandates from the state.
Second, please go to our website and the COVID Information/Reopening section at https://www.victorschools.org/district/2020-reopening-process. As part of this section we have updated COVID numbers from the District as well as a Question & Answer section that has a significant amount of information related to COVID and includes specific questions and answers related to COVID testing. As I said during the Town Hall, we will send a more specific letter detailing the steps of how parents can opt their children into testing as soon as the County has the proper supplies. I am anticipating that optional testing for students will be up and running in the next two to three weeks.
I know quarantines are putting immense stress on families as well as our staff. We are continuing to do whatever we can to mitigate this stress; however, we know it is real and that we must deal with the situation collaboratively with our health department. Please remember that the greatest deterrent to spreading COVID is not sending your child to school if he/she is feeling ill. Please let me know if you have any questions and have a great weekend.
In accordance with current COVID protocols, we ask that all visitors complete a temperature check and health screening assessment prior to entering any building on campus during the school day. Thermometers and hard copy health screening assessments will be available at all building/office entrances.