Dear Wornick Community,
We hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and that you were able to recharge, reflect, and rest with your family members during the break.
Reminder: Bay Area Holiday Gathering Recommendations
As you are likely aware, COVID-19 cases are rising and are predicted to continue to rise due to colder weather and increased holiday gatherings. On November 18th, we communicated that if families travelled by plane or attended gatherings for the holidays that did not follow the Bay Area holiday gathering recommendations, then those students must stay at home for fourteen days following their return from air travel or the date of their gathering. To that end, we have added a question to our daily health check that asks whether you have attended a gathering that does not follow the Bay Area counties' guidance.
San Mateo County Named to Purple Tier
Yesterday, San Mateo was placed in the purple tier in California's tiered COVID-19 reopening plan. The purple tier is the most restrictive tier, and accompanying this shift is a new stay-at-home order from 10 pm to 5 am to limit the spread of the virus. This shift is a reflection of rising COVID-19 rates in our county and reflects an 85 percent increase in COVID-19 positive cases between October and November.
Middle School Return to Remote Only Instruction Dates
As previously announced, Wornick's Health and Safety Committee decided that if San Mateo County was placed back in the purple tier, 7th and 8th grade students would return to remote-only instruction within one week and 6th grade students would return to remote-only instruction within two weeks. As a result, if San Mateo County remains in the purple tier, 7th and 8th grade students will return to remote-only instruction on December 7th. Recognizing that 6th grade students are still adjusting to Middle School learning, 6th grade students will return to remote-only instruction on December 14th.
Our students, teachers, and our entire community rely on our collective diligence to sustain continued, effective in-person, and remote learning programs. Thank you for continuing to do your part to ensure the best possible education for our students.
In partnership and health,