September 14, 2021
Quarantine Protocols Update
Dear Orange Families,

As we enter into our 4th week of school, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of our families and staff for doing whatever it takes to keep us in-person, learning full-time. Part of these efforts includes following protocols when children are sick or close contacts with COVID-positive cases. In the event an individual is a close contact, there are some situations where quarantine from school is necessary, as shared via newsletter at the beginning of this year. While we have been fortunate with just a limited number of quarantines to date, I wanted to review protocols.

Location, masking and/or vaccination status may affect the need to quarantine. Click here for details

Sincerely,

Dr. Lynn Campbell
Superintendent
COVID-19 Isolation - When a student or staff member tests positive
  • For those who test positive that are symptomatic, they must isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms. 

  • For those who test positive that are asymptomatic, they must isolate for 10 days beginning on the day of the positive result. 

After the isolation period, if the person is fever free for 24 hours and has improving symptoms, then they can resume attending school and other activities if cleared by their healthcare provider. 
COVID-19 Quarantine - When a student or staff member is
considered a close contact
  • 10 Days: Any student or staff member who is identified as a close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 will be quarantined for 10 days from the time of exposure.

  • 7 Days: The quarantine period can be reduced to seven days if the close contact tests negative for COVID-19 after the fifth day of quarantine.

Location, masking and/or vaccination status may affect the need to quarantine. Click here for details
Classroom and Resource Materials When Quarantined
Orange Schools faculty has maximized Google Classroom and other resources to make sure students have what they need during any quarantine.

Moreland Hills School: Students who will need to quarantine will have access to a "Home Instruction" Google Classroom so they can obtain many resources including instructional videos and classroom assignments. Teachers have worked hard to create these resources/materials within this Google Classroom to ensure minimal loss of instruction for our students who find themselves in that situation. Specials teachers are also included in those classrooms.

Brady Middle School: In the event your child has to miss multiple days of school due to Covid-19, the following supports are in place:
  • Each teacher has maximized their Google Classroom page to include links to resources, videos and assignments. Students should access the Google Classroom page for each of their courses on a daily basis.

  • Each teacher has access to email and voicemail. This staff directory provides contact information so that students can contact teachers directly via email or by phone to ask questions and/or receive help. Teachers have time set aside on a daily basis to work with students.

  • Each teacher submits information regarding student work (homework, classwork, project work, test/quiz grades) in the course on a regular basis via ProgressBook. Students should monitor their progress in each course and reach out to their teachers if they see missing assignments and/or to make arrangements to complete makeup work upon their return to school.
 
If students are having difficulty keeping up with the workload during an extended absence from school, they should contact their Pride leader for assistance. The priority is your child’s health. If illness prevents your child from completing work during their absence from school, please contact Mrs. Jill Cannata, School Nurse, by phone (216-831-8600 ext. 3622) or email (jcannata@orangecsd.org), to discuss options.

Orange High School: Students who will need to quarantine should access class materials through Google Classroom and Progress Book. Students should also maintain communication with their teachers during quarantine in order to stay up-to-date with course requirements. 
When Symptoms Develop or There is a Positive Test
If your child or anyone in your household develops symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19, that person should immediately isolate, and you should call the following:
  • CCBH at 216-201-2000
  • Your healthcare provider
  • Your school building’s COVID Hotline at 216-831-8600:
  • MHS ext. 4603
  • BMS ext. 3615
  • OHS ext. 2603
  • OIP ext. 5630
Dr. Lynn Campbell, Superintendent