The number of COVID-19 cases this past week does show an increase to 44.51 Current projections for next week will show this number will increase again to 53.12. As you can continue to see in the chart below, the numbers within our district still remain low.
As long as our numbers stay low in our building and we don’t have any huge outbreaks we can continue to stay in our current in-person model. Currently, the Minnesota Department of Health is not focusing on the metrics they set forth in the fall that you see above. The decision to move to a different learning model is largely up to the school district. However, the Minnesota Department of Health would intervene if there was a large cluster outbreak in a school.
Availability of the vaccine is beginning to loosen over the last couple of weeks. Students as young as 16 years old are now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. This would be another option to protect your child and keep our students in school.
We continue to ask everyone to do what they can to keep our students safe and in school. There are only 37 days of school left this year. When you attend our spring activities, even though it is outside, please continue to wear your mask and social distance.
We would ask you again that if your child is sick, please keep them home and get tested. We have had a few children in the last couple of weeks that we had to send home.
If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me or any of the building principals.
Greg Winter, Superintendent: email@example.com
Chad Doetkott, High School Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Anderson, Middle School Principal email@example.com
Terryl Pearson, Elementary School Principal firstname.lastname@example.org