Community Letter 11.28.2020
November 28, 2020
This letter is to confirm we will return to in-person learning as scheduled on Monday, 11/30/20. We ask for your continued assistance with this. Our immediate goal is to safely keep the district open for in-person learning until December break. In order to do that we need the help of the entire community.
We are at a critical juncture in dealing not only with COVID-19 but with December colds and the very early stages of flu season. If each family and staff member continues to be vigilant and cautious we will likely be able to reach our goal. Again, with safety as our top priority, we can’t stress enough the importance of following the Health and Safety Guidelines each and every day. Face masks/coverings, social distancing, and frequent handwashing are three very critical pieces of the Health and Safety Guidelines. The daily health screening is also imperative. Please screen your child for symptoms daily and don’t send your child to school should symptoms be present.
If you visited with anyone over the last several days who was not, or is currently not feeling well, please be extra cautious and keep your child home from school to monitor for any potential symptoms. We recognize the challenges of juggling work and child care and appreciate your diligence during these next several weeks.
In keeping with our commitment to notify the community about positive cases, we have the following update. An individual associated with Noble High School, an individual associated with the Noble Middle School building (No. Berwick fourth graders and the district fifth graders), and an individual associated with Sanford Regional Technical Center have all tested positive for COVID-19. Because we did not have in-person learning on the days leading up to Thanksgiving break, there were no close contacts identified within the school settings for these three recent cases. We will continue to send notifications out with the most up-to-date information on any identified positive cases.
We will continue to keep you posted if something changes. Thank you all for your support as we navigate this challenging time.
Superintendent of Schools