This page outlines our most up-to-date policies and practices:
January 11, 2022
Dear LREI Community,
Hello to all on this chilly evening. First of all, I want to offer a big “Thank you” to your children for hanging in there and having a productive school day when the buildings were a wee bit chilly. Thank you, as always, to the teachers for making the day enriching and welcoming.
As we are returning from a week of remote learning and have completed two rounds of testing, it seemed like a good time for a brief update.
Most of the results of yesterday’s testing have been returned. As you remember, we tested half of the children (half of each class/grade) and half of the adults. Those folks who are currently home because they are positive and those who had Covid in the past 90 days were not included in the testing. With about 60 results still outstanding, we had 17 positive cases identified through this round of testing. Most of these positive cases are in the older middle school grades and the high school. At this point we are scheduled to test the other half of the community next Tuesday. We may decide to test 100% instead.
If your child/children tested positive you have been contacted. In-school contacts of cases will be contacted by tomorrow. Any unvaccinated contacts will be contacted this evening. We expect parents of positive cases to contact their outside of school and close friends to inform them of their exposures.
We will continue to run our current academic program each day. For those students who are excluded due to Covid we will provide a hybrid experience. This is only available to those students who have been told by the school that they must stay home. It is likely that as the number of excluded students drops, which it should do soon, that we will end the remote program.
Please know that while we are doing all that we can to keep students in school each day, one of the limiting factors is the number of adults we need in school every day to provide the progressive classroom program that you expect. There may be times when we have to ask a classroom or grade or division to be remote for a short time due to the number of adults who can be in school that day/week and our estimation of the best situation for the students.
Finally, a reminder that our mitigation efforts continue to limit transmission in school. You can help with by:
keeping your children home if they have symptoms,
keeping them home if they are unvaccinated and exposed,
keeping them home if they have a high-risk in-home exposure,
making sure to complete the Magnus health survey each day,
and making sure that your children arrive at school with high quality well-fitting masks. We recommend that all students wear a KN95 or KF94 mask.
helping your children to select safe social activities, keeping socialization masked and PLEASE no sleepovers at this time.
Thank you. We so appreciate all that the community is doing to keep us all healthy.
Questions? Don't hesitate to email me or to contact Ava and Brian at email@example.com