Three Confirmed COVID-19 Case at Highland Elementary – February 1, 2021

First message sent at 2:45 p.m.

February 1, 2021
 
Good afternoon Highland families,
 
A member of the Highland Elementary school community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Parents of students identified as close contacts are being notified by phone. Close contacts may also be contacted by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH).
 
For your reference, the District has established a COVID-19 Tracker to share data on active cases, quarantine numbers, and total cases impacting our District. The tracker may be viewed at: https://www.wssd.k12.pa.us/COVID19Tracker.aspx
 
What happens now:
  • Unless in quarantine or isolation, students and staff should continue to report to school on their assigned days. 
  • Classrooms and affected areas will undergo any additional required sanitation and cleaning in accordance with CDC, PDE, and PA DOH guidance.
  • The individual who tested positive and close contacts will work remotely. The District website provides additional information and guidance for families with a child in quarantine: https://www.wssd.k12.pa.us/QuarantineFAQ.aspx  
What you can do:
  • The CDC recommends you closely monitor your child for possible symptoms for the next 2 to 14 days. The CDC’s website provides a complete listing of COVID-19 symptoms and a self-checker.
  • If anyone in your household begins to exhibit symptoms, seek medical attention from a health-care provider and notify the school.  
  • Practice safety measures in and out of school, and continue to be mindful of time spent interacting with others and at what distance. The CDC’s website provides recommendations for protecting yourself and others from the virus.
 
Please don’t hesitate to email me directly if you would like to discuss any concerns you have regarding this information.  
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Meghan Sheraw, Principal
Highland Elementary School
[email protected]
717-901-9860


Second message sent at 5:30 p.m.

Two Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Case at Highland Elementary – February 1, 2021
 
February 1, 2021
 
 
Good evening Highland families,
 
Since my email earlier this afternoon, we have learned two additional members of the Highland Elementary school community have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals are related and were last in school on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Parents of students identified as close contacts are being notified by phone. Close contacts may also be contacted by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH).
 
Please continue to closely monitor your child for possible symptoms and remain vigilant in following the recommendations for protecting yourself and others provided by the CDC.
 
As always, don’t hesitate to email me directly if you have questions or concerns regarding this information.  
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Meghan Sheraw, Principal
Highland Elementary School
[email protected]
 

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