Message to Families - 1.25.22
Dear Bluejay Family Members:
Thank you for your patience as we work to provide safe teaching and learning environments at school during an increase in COVID positive cases within our community and surrounding areas. Our health committee meets regularly, consults with our local health department, and reviews guidance from the CDC.
Due to the availability of vaccinations for all school age students, we are proceeding with the following practices:
Continue to require all students and staff to stay home if they are ill
COVID-19 positive individuals will isolate at home for a minimum of 5 days from their date of onset of symptoms, or date of test if no symptoms. If the individual’s symptoms have improved with no fever for 24 hours, they may return to school with a required mask for an additional 5 days. If a student is unable or unwilling to wear a mask, he/she will remain at home for 10 days.
Vaccinated individuals exposed to a positive household case will mask at school for 10 days. Those unvaccinated will isolate at home for 5 days, and if asymptomatic they must mask and may return through day 10.
Current notification letters for positive cases and close contacts at the middle/high school level will not be sent
At the elementary level, notification letters will only be sent when more than three positive cases are identified in a homeroom within a designated time frame.
As long as students in these classrooms are not positive for COVID and are symptom free, they may remain at school, but they will be required to wear a mask for 10 days following the last known positive contact. If a student is unable or unwilling to wear a mask, he/she will remain at home for 10 days.
AGPS will report positive cases of staff and students to Three Rivers Public Health Department per state statute. A one time a week COVID update will continue to be shared with families and posted on our district web-site.
Guidance documents from the CDC are linked here for your information:
Thank you for supporting our staff and students during the challenges caused by the COVID pandemic.