COVID Update – Wednesday, Nov. 18 – Second Grade Exposure

Dear STEM School Highlands Ranch Second-Grade Families,

We were notified that two second-grade students have tested positive for COVID-19. The students were instructed to move into isolation and not to return to school until symptoms have gone away. This is our third linked case in our second grade, so second grade has now moved into Elevated Status.

This means that we will be monitoring all cases closely and there could be potential for us to have to move second-grade to virtual learning to close out the week. If that happens, we will notify all families immediately.

One student was last at STEM on Thursday, Nov. 11 and the other student was last at STEM on Monday, Nov. 15. If your student was present, they may have been exposed. We ask that you please monitor them for symptoms of COVID and if they develop any, please keep them at home.

It is at the family’s discretion if they would like to keep their student (who is not COVID positive and not showing any COVID symptoms) home from school, however, we do ask that they please follow the proper attendance procedures by calling the attendance line. We want all COVID-positive students and staff to remain at home.

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 the next steps.

CALLING IN ABSENCES
If your student is sick or you are keeping them home out of an abundance of caution, please remember to call our attendance at 303-683-7836.

At this time, there will be no synchronous instruction that will take place for students who are absent. Students will have two days for every one day they are absent to complete their assignments and check-in with their teachers.

Please note: Extended absences start on the 11th school day that a student is absent. If an absence continues past 10 days, parents will need to complete the Extended Absence Form.

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

Thank you,

STEM School Highlands Ranch Communications

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