Community Communication 12/17/20

From: Glenburn School Department

To: Glenburn School Community Members

Date: December 17, 2020

RE: Grades 2 and 6 Return for In Person Learning

I hope everyone is finding ways to enjoy or at least deal with the cold and snow.  This week started with concerns related to providing in-person instruction at Glenburn.  These concerns were due to individuals in our school community being exposed to a COVID-19 positive person, which forced us to consider quarantining a number of our students and staff. Through this process we’ve learned that our pod system, transmission mitigation strategies, and student and staff vigilance really pays off.  Because of these efforts we were able to limit the number of families required to transition to remote learning to our second and sixth grade students and staff.  We have remained in close contact with the Maine DOE and CDC throughout the week and we’re happy to report that the overwhelming majority of second and sixth graders may return to in person instruction tomorrow (Dec. 18).  Lorrie Springer, our school nurse, has been in contact with any family that may still have quarantine requirements that extend beyond this evening.  Please remain vigilant with symptom screening before school and as long as your child is symptom free they are welcome to participate with in-person learning.  We’re excited to have our students in school and appreciate seeing them in person and/or remotely.  We continue to believe that school is safe and the most academically appropriate place for our students. 

We also want to express our concern and wishes for a speedy recovery for anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.  Take care, stay healthy, and enjoy the upcoming weekend.

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