COVID-19 Coronavirus Update 3/12/20

As information regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to circulate, we wanted to update you on what we are doing at Glenburn School to stay proactive. We do know that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Maine. The safety team, that consists of school and community leaders, met collectively to discuss our current Pandemic Plan. Our primary goal is to keep our students, staff, and community safe. We discussed ‘social distancing’ which is a term used by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to define large gatherings. We have made decisions to cancel group professional development, student gatherings, and school community events that encompass the idea of social distancing. 

Our custodial staff remains on point with their efforts to disinfect our school, especially high touch areas. As we move forward, we continue to take guidance from the CDC and Maine Department of Education. Should there be a need for mass communication, we will continue to use our alert system in place to reach parents and students. 

Should your student exhibit the following symptoms please keep them home:

  • Fever
  • Cough (or other respiratory concerns)
  • Vomiting

In order to identify illness trends, we ask that you share if your student has had the above symptoms upon contacting us of their absence. 

The possibility of school closure is real. We ask that you plan ahead should this occur and have a plan for childcare needs in place. 

Currently there is no vaccine for COVID-19 and it is spread through respiratory droplets. We encourage you to talk to your children regarding the virus and how to best protect themselves and families by covering their cough and performing adequate hand hygiene. Below are a couple of links that may be used to talk to your children.

Lorrie Springer – School Nurse

Beth Cottrell – School Counselor

Angela Pratt – Curriculum Coordinator/Principal

Robyn Hernandez – Assistant Principal

Christine Boone – Superintendent

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