Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Families & Students –
Due to a recent uptick in COVID cases and identified close contacts in the school and community, the Redwood Area School Board of Education has decided to implement the following mitigation efforts:
1. Starting Monday (9/20/21) until Monday (10/4/21), all 6th Grade students and staff will be required to wear masks indoors during the school day.
2. Starting Monday (9/20/21) until Monday (10/4/21), all identified close contacts district-wide will be required to quarantine. Exceptions would be, if the student can provide proof of full vaccination or the student was properly wearing a mask that covers the mouth and nose completely during the time of close contact. These students would NOT be required to quarantine. Quarantined close contacts will be able to return with a negative-COVID test 3-5 days after exposure. If a student chooses not to test, students would be required to quarantine for 10 days after exposure.
***These mitigation efforts will continue to be evaluated. Efforts could be extended, increased, or removed depending on the current COVID situation.
We continue to strongly recommend that all students and staff wear masks when in the school building. Masks continue to be required for all students and staff on all public transportation, including school vehicles. If you are concerned regarding potential quarantines as a close contact while at school, students should choose to wear a mask during the school day and socially distance as much as possible. If your student is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, please consider receiving the vaccine after consultation with your medical professional. Reminder – if your student has symptoms of COVID, DO NOT SEND them to school. Please contact the RASD Health Offices for further direction.
The RASD Board of Education continues to focus on the goal of keeping our students in school and healthy. Please help us in this goal by continuing to practice mitigation efforts such as hand-washing and staying home if you are sick.
Superintendent of Schools
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