Superintendent’s Update for 9/20/21
We were notified today of six additional cases of COVID 19 in the district: three cases at Saccarappa, two at WMS, and one at WRVC through an individual at one of our regional schools. There were over 200 close contacts in total, all of whom have been identified and notified. 106 students were required to quarantine and have been instructed to do so. If you were not notified, your child is not a close contact in these cases. Regardless, please continue to monitor for symptoms and report any to your primary care provider and your school nurse. Please keep the individuals diagnosed with COVID in your thoughts as they recover.
When students are required to quarantine, we are following these guidelines to make sure that students continue learning:
- All classes will have an online platform: Google Classroom (grades 3-12) and See Saw (grades K-2).
- Technology (laptops grades 3-12, I-Pads grades K-2 and some special education, and hot spots as needed) will be made available for all students as part of the instructional program.
- When individual students are quarantined, they will access asynchronous learning through Google Classroom / See Saw. Assignments will be posted for students to complete independently. Unified Arts classes will post lessons and activities to the UA Online Hub. Technology will be assigned to students for use at home.
- When an entire class is quarantined, students will access synchronous learning for that class. If an entire school is quarantined, classes will be synchronous and meet according to the typical, or slightly modified, daily schedule. Technology will be assigned for students to use at home and distributed as quickly as possible.
Remember to complete the at-home self-screening for COVID symptoms every day before children come to school by asking the following questions:
- Within the past 24 hours have you had a fever (with a temperature of 100.4F / 38C or greater) or taken fever reducing medicine?
- Do you feel sick, had vomiting, diarrhea, fever, or sore throat, or feel unwell?
- Have you been told to stay home and isolate / quarantine due to a COVID 19 exposure?
If you answer YES to any of these questions, your child must stay home. Please contact your school to report your child’s absence. If you answer NO to all of these questions and your child feels well with no other symptoms of illness, your child may come to school. Please contact your school nurse with any questions.
Take care and be strong,
Peter Lancia, Superintendent of Schools
The Westbrook School Department provides interpreter services. If you would like to request an interpreter for a meeting or you require translation for reading a school form, please contact the Central Office at (207) 854-0800. After you are connected, please say the requested language and provide your name and telephone number. A staff person will return your call with an interpreter.