CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS SCHOOLS REMAIN IN HYBRID LEARNING
Based on the Governor's announcement yesterday that Cuyahoga County will remain in Alert Level 3 - Red status, Cuyahoga Heights Schools will remain in the Scarlet & Gray Hybrid Model for at least the next two weeks.
According to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System last week, Cuyahoga County met 6 of 7 possible public emergency indicators, meaning that if unchanged we would have moved to Alert Level 4 - Purple status this week. However, this past week Cuyahoga County recorded only 4 of the 7 indicators and therefore remains in Alert Level 3 - Red status for the week.
As you may have heard from the Governor, a record number of cases have been documented statewide. We need to remain vigilant in our efforts to control the spread of the virus. The Governor also emphasized that social gatherings outside of school need to be limited and continue to have basic protocols in place, including:
Please know that your schools are continually assessing and adding protocols in our buildings and classrooms to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Please be sure to reinforce the following at home with your child:
- Regular hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Wearing a mask whenever in public places or at any type of gathering
- Maintaining 6’ social distancing as much as possible outside of the home
- Staying home from school or work when exhibiting any of the COVID-19 symptoms.
Now seven months in to the pandemic, it's understandable that we might have COVID-19 fatigue, meaning that none of us like wearing masks or not seeing our circle of friends on a regular basis. We must, however, stay the course if we want to keep our students in our buildings.
We have seen a few COVID-19 positive cases within the District and those people have been extremely helpful with contact tracing and notifying individuals who need to be quarantined. We have also had several families self-quarantine because of a family member or close acquaintances testing positive. We thank them for notifying the school and taking precautions to keep our students and staff safe.
WE CAN DO THIS HEIGHTS!!!