October 22, 2020
Dear CCHS Families,
As we near the end of the first quarter I want to thank you for all you do to keep our school community safe. I very much appreciate all you have done to monitor your children for signs and symptoms of illness daily. Most important, I appreciate that you are keeping them home when they are sick.
As I walk the halls I see your students wearing masks and trying to keep six feet apart from their friends. I see students happy to be back to in-person learning and their energy and enthusiasm makes all the difference to our teachers and staff.
To date we have had eleven students test positive for COVID-19. Through contact tracing and in consultation with Mecklenburg County Health Department, we have concluded that all cases originated off campus. In addition, not one of the students who have been placed in quarantine due to exposure on campus became ill with this virus. We truly are “Safer, Stronger Together.”
The days ahead will present additional challenges as we look forward to long weekends: All Saints Day and Halloween are right around the corner, followed by Parent Teacher Conferences and a long weekend November 5-8. These long weekends may present temptations to let our guard down. Please encourage your teens to make good decisions for themselves, your families and our school community.
Parenting teens in normal times is challenging. Parenting teens in the middle of a pandemic makes our jobs that much more difficult. Thank you for working with us to help keep our teens healthy and safe.
If you have not already done so, please consider getting a flu shot. Together we can provide a safe environment and fulfill our mission as Catholic educators.
School Health Director
Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools
cc: Kurt Telford, Principal