August 13, 2021
Dear Solon Schools Families and Staff,
As we start the year, our goal remains to provide the highest quality education for all students and enable them to participate in as many typical school activities as safely as possible.
At the same time, we know that COVID-19 cases in our schools and our local community could alter those plans. High COVID-19 vaccination rates in the 44139 area code (over 76% of the total population) should provide a larger measure of protection and help to stave off higher numbers of COVID cases locally.
We constantly evaluate our protocols against public health recommendations as well as a wide range of data specific to our area. Out of necessity, all of our pandemic protocols and policies remain fluid and we will not hesitate to make changes if conditions warrant.
Keeping students, staff, families and our community safer from the potential spread of COVID-19 will require the cooperation of everyone. Our schools are still responsible for contact tracing to determine which close contact exposed students and staff members need to quarantine.
- Wearing a mask matters when determining the need to quarantine.
- All positive test results must be reported to the building principal immediately.
- Students and staff members who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine.
The best way to remain in school and participate in school activities, including athletics and band, is to wear a mask and be vaccinated.
Please refer to the School Quarantine-Isolation Guidelines & Flow Chart to see the specific protocols for those who test positive and their close contacts.
If your child tests positive, is ill or has to quarantine due to exposure to a confirmed case, teachers will work to ensure your students are accessing the curriculum electronically and through resources that will be sent home. While we do not have synchronous learning via Zoom this year, teachers will communicate with your children to ensure they are keeping up with their learning.
Just like last year, we will communicate on conditions regularly.
Have a nice last weekend of summer. We are looking forward to seeing our students!
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