March 11, 2020
In response to confirmed cases of coronavirus in this area, national, state and local health and government officials have recommended limiting meetings of large groups and increasing social distancing measures.
Out of an abundance of caution and in keeping with this current guidance, beginning today, Wednesday, March 11, we are cancelling the following district events that are scheduled through the end of March.
3/11 – District Choir Concert (will be recorded at a later date and a video shared)
3/16 – Winter Sports Banquet (Individual team banquets will continue as planned)
3/18 – District Orchestra Concert (will be recorded at a later date and a video shared)
3/19 – Parent University: Junior Parent Night (Information will be shared on the district website)
3/19 – Gifted Parent Meeting (Information will be shared on the district website)
3/26 – Game Night at Gilles-Sweet
In addition, FPCS will not participate in the middle school honors choir event at Westlake High School on March 14.
We will continue to monitor the situation and make a decision on events scheduled thereafter in the coming weeks.
In addition, we are taking these precautions in the interest of the health of our students and staff:
- This Friday, a pre-planned staff professional development day is scheduled. As communicated previously, students will remain home and all staff will report as normal. There were plans for all teachers to visit various sites in other school districts. This program has been cancelled. Instead, all staff will meet to review plans for a wide range of situations that may occur and will evolve as conditions change.
- We continue to perform a daily deep-clean and disinfection of our buildings, classrooms, cafeteria, offices, busses, and continue to encourage everyone to practice good hygiene habits.
As we shared earlier this week, we have been developing at-home, online learning plans should we need to close our buildings for an extended period of time. If your family does not have home wireless internet access or a mobile hotspot to host a school device, please complete THIS confidential form so we can reach out to you and assist in the event of an extended closure. There are also several low-cost internet options available from AT&T and Cox that you may want to explore.
As a reminder, the symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Keep children who exhibit these or any flu-like symptoms home from school, and please notify the school of your child’s absence by 9:00 a.m. on the day of their absence. A child must be fever free, without fever-reducing medication, for 24 hours before returning to school.
These simple preventative measures are known to minimize the spread of communicable diseases. Health authorities indicate that the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are the same recommendations for preventing the spread of the flu virus. The following steps that are proven successful in preventing the spread of the flu and the common cold, can also help prevent COVID-19, including:
- Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing
- Avoiding contact with people who are sick
- Staying home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider
Student and staff health and safety is our top priority in the Fairview Park City School District. In our efforts to keep our students, staff and families informed with the latest information, please we’ve developed this resource page as a reference. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have other questions or need additional assistance.
Thank you for your continued support and collaboration as we work together through this ongoing situation.
Dr. Bill Wagner
Fairview Park City Schools