Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of HS Student who needs to quarantine
A student or staff member in your students class has been diagnosed with positive COVID-19. Each case of COVID-19 is interviewed by public health. As part of this public health investigation:
- The person diagnosed is being kept home from school until they are no longer infectious.
- The person’s activities when they could have spread COVID-19 were assessed.
- The people who were close contacts of the person with positive COVID-19 are instructed to stay home from school for 14 days after the exposure. This is called quarantine.
Because it is impossible to assess all interactions in a classroom and because of the length of time which classes spend together, all classroom members are considered close contacts. Your child was in the same class or group as the person diagnosed with positive COVID-19, so your child must follow quarantine instructions and stay home from school for 14 days from the day of exposure. If you have children in other classes, they can still go to school unless their sibling gets sick.
Your student should quarantine through Oct. 2nd. During this time, your child should stay home and not go to other schools, activities, childcares, or other activities around other people. Instructions about how to quarantine are available here: https://covid19.colorado.gov/how-to-quarantine#
If your child develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19:
- Follow these isolation instructions.
- Have your child tested.
- Continue to keep your child home from school and avoid other activities around other people.
- Notify the school.
- Seek medical care and testing for COVID-19, calling your doctor before you show up.
Public Health may recommend or you may choose to have your child tested for COVID-19 a week after they were around the person with COVID-19, even if your child does not have symptoms. A negative test result does not mean that your child will not develop symptoms or become sick after the test. A negative test result means that your child did not have COVID-19 detected at the time of testing. A negative test will not allow your child to come back to school or attend other activities sooner. Medical insurance may not cover the cost of testing for people without symptoms.
If you have further questions regarding your child’s health or quarantine details, please contact the high school or your local public health agency.
Starting on Monday, September 28th, your child will participate in synchronous online classes every day using the Google Meet links in their Google Classrooms. Everyone’s day will start with crew at 8am. At the time, your crew leader will ensure you have the Google Meet links to your online classes.
Here is your child’s online schedule based on their current grade and classes:
Junior High Everyday:
Please reach out to your child’s crew leader or anyone on the administrative team at LCHS if you have any questions regarding your child’s academics during this time.
We anticipate the return date for hybrid in person learning to be Monday, Oct. 5th. This date is subject to change based on the health of our school community. Continue to check your email for any and all updates.
Thank you for your continued support.
Lake County School District