Statement Regarding Recent COVID Cases

We are so thankful to have students back in school this week. We know that folks are concerned about the increase in COVID cases in the community, which has also been the case in the state and the nation over the last several weeks. 

We have had a handful of cases among students in this first week of school. In each of these cases, the virus was contracted outside of school and was not spread within the school.
We take each case seriously and conduct a thorough investigation. The protocols that we have put into place to minimize the risk of the spread of COVID in our schools have resulted in less than 1% of student cases last school year (2020-2021) being due to transmission in schools. This year, we have protocols in place that exceed the CDC and VDH standards and we will continue to take appropriate measures to minimize risk in order to allow our students to be in school. 

We appreciate your concern and your partnership. We ask for your help by ensuring that your child stays home if they are having any COVID-like symptoms. We will get through this together!