February 12, 2021 - Update

Dear MPS Families -

Last night, the Department of Public Health released their weekly metrics, as they do every

Thursday. Please see these metrics below:


Case Count Last 14 Days

Our target: 43

Last week: 46

This week: 30


Additional metrics for your information:

Average daily incidence rate per 100,000

Last week: 39.2

This week: 25.5

Percent Positivity Last 14 Days

Last week: 7.04%

This week: 4.79%


We hit the target! This is excellent news, and a strong initial indicator that our date to

return to in-person learning on February 22 can occur. According to the School Committee

guidelines, if the case count next week is 43 or below, we will see our students who chose the

in-person option on February 22!! The School Committee will be discussing a return to

in-person learning at their next meeting on February 18. I encourage you to attend via Zoom

so that you have the latest information. Remember that what happens in the community

impacts the schools. Please wear your mask and follow state guidelines regarding social

distancing and gatherings. Also, as next week is February break, I have attached information

regarding COVID and out of state travel.


We wish all of our students and families a happy, healthy week off! You will receive a

communication from me next Friday with everything you need to know about what learning

model(s) will be in place on February 22.


In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you

for your continued support. Please stay safe!


Sincerely,

Cheryl A. Clarke, Ed.D.

Superintendent


February Vacation Travel Advisory


All residents who are traveling outside of the state and are returning to

Massachusetts are required to: (pick option 1 or 2)


OPTION 1

· Complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival, AND

· Quarantine for 10 days,


OR


OPTION 2

· Complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival, AND

· produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts.

· If not obtained before entry to Massachusetts, a test may be obtained after arrival. However, all such arriving travelers must immediately begin the 10-day quarantine until a negative test result has been received.


ALL STUDENTS OVER THE AGE OF 10 WILL HAVE TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THEIR NEGATIVE

COVID TEST RESULTS TO THE SCHOOL NURSE BEFORE OR UPON THEIR RETURN.

PARENTS OF STUDENTS 10 AND UNDER WILL HAVE TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THE PARENT’S

NEGATIVE COVID TEST RESULTS BEFORE OR UPON THE CHILD’S RETURN TO SCHOOL.

ALL STAFF WILL HAVE TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THEIR NEGATIVE COVID TEST RESULTS TO THE

SCHOOL NURSE BEFORE OR UPON THEIR RETURN.


Please email travel-related questions to one of the school nurses:

fedorak@monsonschools.com ramslandk@monsonschools.com

wisnaskasj@monsonschools.com haleym@monsonschools.com



For more information regarding travel restrictions, go to

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order#quarantine-requirement-and-testin

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