Important Spring Break Announcement - 3/24/2021

Posted by Chrystal Wilson on 3/24/2021 4:30:00 PM

Important Spring Break Announcement from Superintendent Nikolai Vitti - March 24, 2021

DPSCD Families,

Due to the upcoming Spring Break and the likelihood that employees and students will be engaging in more social interaction with fewer social restrictions, warmer weather, the upcoming holiday, and expanded use of the vaccine, the district is considering a week of social isolation during the week of our scheduled return from Spring Break on April 5th. This would mean that all employees and students would work and learn online the week of April 5th. This will allow in person employees and students to socially isolate for a week before returning to schools. In person employees will receive a negative COVID test before returning to the buildings. We are also exploring random testing for in person learning students. This would be a saliva test, not a nasal test. Students would simply need to provide a small amount of spit for lab results. There would be no discomfort with this test. Consent would be needed from a student’s family and we provide more details if used. Final decisions regarding these safety strategies will be provided in the upcoming days.