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8/24/21 General Notification

GENERAL NOTIFICATION TO SCHOOL COMMUNITY OF A POSITIVE CASE

08/24/2021

Dear Staff, Students, and Parents:

As you know, we have implemented multiple health and safety protocols as recommended by the California

Department of Public Health’s Covid-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools. Decisions about implementing layered

prevention strategies against COVID-19 are being made in collaboration with our local and state public health

partners. Consideration is given to 1) level of school exposure, cases, and transmission of COVID-19; 2) level of

community transmission of COVID-19; 3) COVID-19 vaccination coverage in the community and among students,

faculty, and staff; and 4) local COVID-19 outbreaks or trends. We are also committed to informing you of any

potential health risks.

We therefore want to notify you that a person associated with our school has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Our school is not closing or asking unaffected individuals to isolate or quarantine.

You would have been contacted if you were a close contact. This is a general notification only.

We are working closely with Santa Cruz County Public Health to assess the situation and take appropriate actions

to protect the health of our school community. We are currently taking the following steps to ensure safety of all

individuals at our school:

➔ Collaboratively working with Santa Cruz County Public Health to contact trace and communicate with those

who may have been affected

➔ Asking affected individuals to isolate or quarantine

➔ Asking all individuals entering the building to self-screen in advance and not come on campus if they have

symptoms, have been exposed to COVID-19, or have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis

➔ Cleaning and disinfecting, as recommended by CDC to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection

➔ Limiting the number of people on campus

Families were notified last night if their student was a close contact to a confirmed positive case. If there future

exposure, we want all families to know what to expect:

Modified Quarantine for At-School Close Contact

In the incidence of a close contact at a school-setting, students may be eligible for a modified quarantine. If this

is the case, families will receive notification.

In a modified quarantine, unvaccinated students would need to quarantine at home for 10 days from the date of

exposure OR have a parent consent for the student to receive covid testing during the quarantine time period.

We would like to have parent consent to this testing on file for any future need to test your student. Please let us

know your decision of whether or not you consent to your child testing if necessary during the 2021-2022 school

year on this form. If a student is not vaccinated and not tested, they must quarantine at home.

In close contact situations, vaccinated students would not need to be quarantined, but our office would need to

have a record of the vaccination on file. Please provide us with proof of your student’s Covid vaccination for us to

have on file.

If you, or anyone in your household, exhibits COVID-19 related symptoms, please notify the Shoreline office

(475-6565) as soon as possible so that we may track any potential exposure within our school community.

Your health and safety are our priority. Please contact us with any questions.