February 3, 2021
Dear Parents of CCHS Students,

I am writing again to ask for your help and to provide an update on watching for symptoms of COVID-19. We are so grateful and pleased to be back for full, in person instruction, and want to stay that way. Students who have not elected full remote learning tell me that they very much want to be in school, in person, every school day.

While we are all now very familiar with the COVID-19 questions and temperature-taking, we have additional, recent information from reports within our community that is important to share. While fever is one indicator of COVID-19, most who have tested positive within our community (primarily teenaged students) reported that their symptoms started with mild congestion and/or mild headache.

While these symptoms could also be those of allergies or a common cold, we ask that if your CCHS student has ANY symptoms - even if it seems like a mild cold - please do not send him or her to school.

PLEASE help us help our students. We have had reports of students who come to school for several days while not feeling well and then test positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing causes anyone in close contact with those students over a certain period of time to have to quarantine. Sometimes, depending on class seating charts, sports, activities, or not distancing at lunch, this one student could cause dozens of others to have to temporarily shift to remote learning. It is not, of course, anyone's fault to become ill with COVID-19, however spreading it by coming to school while ill is just not responsible.

Please continue to be mindful of proper mask wearing and safe distancing. Again, If you or family members display any symptoms, please do not send your child to school. Contact your physician or call the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus hotline at 1-866-462-3821.
If your child is ill and not coming to school in person, please email the CCHS Attendance Office by clicking here: attendance@charlottecatholic.com.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact Nurse Kathie Holder at 704-543-1127 or at kaholder@charlottecatholic.com.
If you learn that your student has tested positive for COVID-19, please call the school immediately at 704-543-1127. Do NOT sent your child to school if he/she or anyone in your family is awaiting results of a COVID-19 test. If it is after hours or on the weekend, please email me at: ktelford@charlottecatholic.com.

Prayerfully yours,
Kurt Telford, Principal

cc: Kathie Holder, Head Nurse
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