A Memo From Superintendent Tracy Wrend
We are beginning to learn of grandparents of some of our students who have tested positive for COVID-19. We send our very best to these relatives and the families who are directly faced with this illness. Community spread is happening all over Vermont and, unfortunately, those of us in Lamoille County are not immune.
Experts tell us that our collective efforts in recent weeks are making a difference. By staying home we are saving lives. These actions are more important now than ever. It is critical that each and every one of us do all we can to stay healthy and prevent the spread of this horrible illness.
Stay Home, Stay Safe – Please leave home only for essentials, like food or exercise.
When out, keep a safe distance of six feet between yourself and others.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with your sleeve or a tissue. Throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Wear a cloth mask – If you need to leave your home for an essential purpose or will be near other people, wear a cloth mask over your mouth and nose.
If you smoke or vape – There has never been a better time to quit.
If you have questions about COVID-19 – Dial 2-1-1. If you have trouble reaching 2-1-1, dial 1-866-652-4636.
While our school break is next week and we will be taking time off from distance learning, essential services will continue to be available.
If you need us, please contact your school office or principal as you normally would, contact Jordan Myerson, Director of Nursing Services at 802-585-4087 or [email protected], or reach out directly to my office at 802-888-4541.
For Mental Health and Emergency Crisis Support, contact Lamoille County Mental Health Hotline at 802-888-5026 (M - F, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or 802-888-8888 (nights and weekends).
Tech support will continue to be available over April break via our ticket system. To request help and open a support ticket, please email [email protected] or call your local school and leave a voicemail if you do not have access to email.
We will also continue to be here for grab-and-go meals for all youth 18 and under. Please stop by MES or SES between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
We are living in uncertain and frightening times. But, as Vermonters always do when faced with a challenge, we will come together and get through this stronger and more resilient than before.
Take care of yourself and one another.
What You Need To Know:
What To Do If You Are Sick:
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