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Universal Masking in Mrs. Fuller's Class

Posted on: September 2, 2021

Dear Crosby Parents & Guardians,                                                                                                                                    We wanted to inform you of a change in our COVID protocol in Mrs. Fuller’s third grade classroom, starting tomorrow, Sept. 3, 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 UNIVERSAL MASKING for students, staff, and visitors in Mrs. Fuller’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.

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 Mrs. Fuller’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. Children are being sent to school with symptoms. This cannot happen. If your child is sick, keep them home until they are symptom free, without the assistance of medication, for 24+ hours.