Masks Will Be Required

Good afternoon, this is Superintendent Jeff Vetter with an update in regard to the start of school. After conferring with Two Rivers Public Health Department we have decided to require all students to wear a cloth face mask while at school, or on school transportation, including daily bus routes. This decision is based on information from Two Rivers concerning their contact tracing protocol, which indicates we are much more likely to have a significant number of our students, and perhaps their families, placed on a two week quarantine, perhaps even wiping out entire grade levels, with as little as one infected student who is not wearing a mask. We all recall the challenges this created for families last spring when we were required to shut down at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we certainly would prefer to avoid that scenario if possible. This decision is made in the hopes that we can keep our students and staff in school!

We ask that you send your child to school with a clean, cloth face mask each day. We also encourage you to send a filled water bottle to school each day with your child as the drinking fountains at school will not be available. We have been making adjustments to our school day to do our best to minimize the potential for any COVID-19 spread and I have little doubt that additional adjustments will be necessary moving forward. We strongly encourage parents not to send your child to school if they are not feeling well, especially if they have a fever, and definitely if that fever is 100.4 degrees or greater. Students who are at school with a fever will be required to be sent home and remain at home fever free without medication, for a minimum of 24 hours if they have no other symptoms. If there are symptoms consistent with COVID-19 in addition to a fever, that time frame may be extended.

We do have contingency plans that may include alternate scheduling in order to minimize the number of students in the building should we see a spike in COVID-19 cases. It is clear that this year most likely will present many challenges and require decisions that may not always be popular, nonetheless, we will make those decisions with the best interest of our students, staff and school in mind. Thanks for your understanding and support, have a great day!

2020-2021 School Information

**Incoming Kindergarten and 7th graders must have a school physical prior to the start of school**