We are closing in on winter break and our COVID numbers are looking better each day. Currently the 14-day positivity rate in Monticello has dropped to 21.4% and there have been 13 cases in the last week. That is much better than our numbers that caused us to go online before Thanksgiving. Let’s keep up the good work!!!
I am sure you received my letter yesterday explaining that students struggling with online learning will need to come back to in-person learning starting the second semester on January 14. If your student is struggling you will be getting a call from the school over the next week to help your student’s transition back into the classroom. If you have additional questions, please contact your building principal.
Please remember that this school year, in the event of inclement weather, we will be switching to online learning for the day. Unlike a traditional snow day that has to be made up in June, switching to an online day will count as a school day. Our teachers are ready for this and I wanted to make sure you were too.
Our updated numbers for this week are as follows:
- We currently have approximately 15 students and 4 staff in isolation (these people are showing a variety of symptoms) and approximately 12 students and 2 staff in quarantine (these people have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, not necessarily at school). That is approximately 3% of our student body and approximately 3% of our staff that is out for COVID-19 related reasons. This number is down a bit from last week.
- We still have many students participating in online learning. As of today, we have approximately 222 Prek-12 students participating in full online learning or hybrid online learning. That is approximately 22% of our student body taking one or more online courses. This number has dropped slightly over the last week.
That is it for this week. I hope you all have a great weekend and please be safe!!!
Dr. Brian Jaeger, Superintendent