COVID Update – Monday, Sept. 13 – Cross Country Exposure

Dear STEM School Highlands Ranch Cross Country Families,

We were notified today that a student-athlete on the cross country team has tested positive for COVID. You are receiving this message because your student has been identified as being a teammate of the COVID-positive student and may have been exposed. You should do one of the following:

Per TCHD guidance:

  • If your student is vaccinated, your student can continue to attend in-person learning and continue to participate in team activities such as practices and games, however we do ask that you please monitor them for symptoms.
  • Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 90 days (and completed their 10 days of isolation related to that case) do not have to quarantine and can return to in-person learning and participate in team activities such as practices and games.
  • If your student is unvaccinated, your student must remain at home in quarantine and access their coursework remotely. They cannot participate in team-related activities in-person until their quarantine is complete. Your student’s teacher has been notified and is available to answer any coursework questions. Your student can return for in-person learning on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

NOTIFYING STEM OF COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE
If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please contact our School Nurse, Mallory Jimenez (nurse@stemk12.org) immediately. She will then notify the appropriate STEM Leadership Team members to then initiate our communication process. Ms. Jimenez will then provide instructions on next steps.

Additionally, if your student is exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, please keep them home from school and monitor them. We strongly encourage students to get tested if there are any symptoms of COVID-19.

We truly appreciate your cooperation and understanding. Please know that we are working around the clock to get answers from TCH and to then get them to our families as quickly as possible. We know that decisions like these impact your schedules so please know that we are doing everything we can.

Please reach out to communications@stemk12.org with any questions.

Thank you,

STEM School Highlands Ranch Communications

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