Side Menu Ends, main content for this page begins
Back to Side Menu (includes search)

COVID Mitigation Procedures in Ms. Tracy's Class

Posted on: September 1, 2021
In This Together

Dear Crosby Parents & Guardians of Ms. Tracy's 3rd Grade Class,                                                                                                                         

We wanted to inform you of a change in our COVID protocol in Ms. Tracy’s third grade classroom, starting tomorrow, Sept. 2, 2021. As a result of a major uptick in student positive cases and the large numbers of students out of her class due to isolation and quarantine requirements, we are shifting to UNIVSERSAL MASKING for students, staff, and visitors in Ms. Tracy’s class when indoors, regardless of vax status, starting tomorrow and through Sept. 10, 2021. We will reassess our position and future direction as we get closer to the end of this temporary transition. The purpose of this shift is to allow time for the massive numbers of students out of her class to get well and return, as well as to hinder any additional influxes of students needing to be out of school.

As we have said the last several weeks, when large numbers of our students / or staff are out ill, we will shift from “strongly recommending” masks to temporary universal masking in effort to keep face to face school going. Our goal is to look at classroom, then grade level, and then building, so that the smallest amount of students are impacted. 

It is beyond frustrating that we are again in this position, and I fully understand the sentiment that we are “tired of being tired” of this pandemic. But, as adults, it is imperative that we model our core values for our students each day: Trust, Respect, Ownership and Leadership, as we handle this transition. The end goal is the same – to see our students grow both academically and socially, every day. We do this best when students are in school.

Thank you in advance for your support as we make this temporary shift and for your trust as we work diligently to grow each student 1.5 years academically and socially.

We will again reach out closer to the Sept. 10 date – to discuss our next steps with regards to the COVID protocol for Ms. Tracy’s class.

Our other classes will continue as they are now, with masking being “strongly recommended” until positive cases or large numbers of quarantines would require us to transition towards a temporary universal masking position.

Lastly, please do not send your child to school when they are ill. The district has sent over 25+ student’s home in the last 24 hours because of multiple symptoms of illness. The children were clearly ill yet sent to school. This cannot happen. If your child is sick, keep them home until they are symptom free, without the assistance of medication, for 24+ hours.