Dear Monticello Community School District:
As a result of four positive cases for COVID-19 since Friday afternoon, our school district has had to quarantine approximately 140 students in K-12. Several parents have made us aware that their child is showing symptoms and has been tested for COVID-19. Though we hope the results of these tests will be negative, more students may be affected in the upcoming days. As a result of these recent events, we will be switching to online learning for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 for all students. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 will still be an online learning day as scheduled. No in-person learning will take place on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.
All cross country, volleyball, and football competitions are cancelled for the week. In addition, there will be no practices on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. A decision regarding practices for Thursday and Friday will be made later in the week.
Please monitor your child for symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone that appears ill, or states they have been ill, should not come to school and contact their health care provider immediately. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
· Repeated shaking with chills
· Muscle pain
· Sore throat
· New loss of taste or smell
· Abdominal pain
Again, please take any of these symptoms seriously and keep your child home from school if they are sick. This will help to stop the spread and the need to quarantine students in the future.
Thank you for your continued support of the Monticello Community School District.
Dr. Brian Jaeger, Superintendent, email@example.com