April 5, 2021
Dear Families and Staff:
As spring vacation approaches, we know that students, staff, and families are ready for a much needed and well deserved break. We know how hard everyone has worked to keep both our in-person and remote students and staff able to teach and learn safely. This has involved diligence among our families and staff to refrain from travel for leisure and taking all necessary COVID precautions daily. We hope you will help us to remain COVID free following the school break. To do so, we recommend the following:
Students and staff who live in New Hampshire - Governor Sununu has opened up domestic travel for families and staff living in New Hampshire without a requirement to quarantine. Although these changes have been made at the state level, we strongly recommend that if you travel domestically, you follow guidelines more closely aligned with the CDC when you return.
Students and staff who live in Vermont - Vermont has also opened up domestic travel for families and staff living in Vermont without a requirement to quarantine. All unvaccinated Vermonters must be tested, using a PCR test, within 3 days upon reentry to the state. Although these changes have been made at the state level, we strongly recommend that if you travel domestically, you follow guidelines more closely aligned with the CDC.
The CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated. Most students and staff will not be fully vaccinated at this time. If you do travel domestically, and are not fully vaccinated, we recommend that all students and staff quarantine for 3 to 7 days, and get a PCR test on day 3, and return once one receives a negative test result. We know that this is not convenient; however, it is in the best interest of students and staff and will allow us to have school remain open and in-person. The safety of our students and staff remains at the forefront of all we do. Your adherence to these rules will help us to remain COVID free.
In closing, we hope you have a wonderful break. Please let your child’s school know if he or she will be quarantining following travel. This will help us to keep our schools open for the remainder of the school year. Enjoy your break!