The recent decrease in positive COVID tests and an increase in those getting vaccinated has prompted some promising changes. Beginning Tuesday, April 6th Governor Holcomb has moved the state-wide mask requirement to a mask advisory. One exception is schools, where the mask requirement will remain in effect through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
At LSSC our last student positive case was mid-February and our last staff positive case was mid-March. While we continue to contact trace, we have had no one quarantined since the beginning of March. These are all very good signs.
As we move forward with the last seven weeks of school we are still very cautious. We will continue to follow the school mask mandate on campus for students, staff and visitors and on our buses for students and drivers. We will maintain social distancing in the classrooms as we have all year. For our spring sports there will be no limitation on attendance, however, we ask family groups to maintain social distance from others. For away contests we are still subject to the host school procedures.
We will move forward with our end of the year events such as awards programs, the musical, and graduation. As each of these events approach, specific event information will be released pertaining to capacity. Elementary students will no longer need to be separated by classes on the playground. End of year fieldtrips will be limited to those in and around town.
We are working with Greene County General Hospital to set up a vaccine clinic for students as they become age eligible. Information will be provided to parents once this partnership is in place.
Our students, staff, and parents have done an incredible job this year following the procedures set forth. The pandemic is not YET over so we still have work to do. We appreciate you supporting the on-going school mask mandate, keeping your children home when they are sick, and staying in communication with the school when there has been COVID exposure.
Together we will end the school year safe and strong!