Yesterday we met with the Health and Safety Team and they recommended a clarification and adjustment to our Health and Safety Plan. An addendum will be added to the document to reflect these items. In light of the continued unknown around the Delta variant, we have decided to move to twice a month testing for our community. We will test 50% of each cohort each week, so each student will test two times per month. These screening tests must be PCR. You will receive a dedicated email from the office with your group assignment and dates regarding when your student's results need to be received.
Additionally, when a student has a sibling who is awaiting a Covid test result due to symptoms or being an unmasked close contact, the student must stay home until the sibling student's test result comes back negative. We suggest keeping a supply of FDA approved home tests for symptomatic cases. Responsive testing for symptoms only can be antigen or PCR tests.
We continue to ask all families to make the safety of the Wornick community a priority, and be responsible community citizens and follow the guidelines outlined in the CDC, California Department of Health, and San Mateo County. Please also remember to keep your child home if they or a sibling has any symptoms including but not limited to fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, aches, loss of smell/taste, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, or diarrhea. In that event, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org, get a Covid test, and wait to return to school until you have clearance from an administrator.
Thank you and we look forward to a successful academic year.
Assistant Head of School