JRCSD Update - Sept. 17, 2021

JRCSD Update - Sept. 17, 2021
Posted on 09/17/2021
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Good afternoon JRCSD community,

Before we head into our weekend, I want to discuss two topics with you:

1. COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies Matrix

2. School Board Meeting - Website Presentation


 I would like to remind everyone that we are still in the yellow category of our COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies Matrix, which means that we are requiring social distancing of at least three feet and strongly recommending masks while indoors (they are required when social distance is not possible). The district is in the yellow category due to a substantial transmission of COVID-19 in Cheshire County. 

 While JRMS, CHS, and RMS have all had low student absenteeism due to illness over the first week-plus of school, illness numbers at JGS continue to rise.  The school is currently close to entering the yellow, or moderate level, of student absenteeism due to illness. As I noted on September 15, we have had one (1) confirmed positive case that was in the JGS facility over this past week. At this time, we do not have any information to indicate that the additional absences due to illness are COVID-19 related.

 There is currently one classroom in JGS that has gone above the 40-percent absenteeism threshold. Because of this, the learners and staff in that classroom will be required to wear masks while indoors from Monday, September 20 to Friday, September 24. Parents/guardians of learners in that classroom have been notified of this change by the school. We will continue to monitor the data daily over that period and will alert those families if any additional required masking will be needed. 


 On Monday, September 20, the school board will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the CHS Music Room. This meeting can also be watched via Zoom. One of the agenda items for this meeting will be a presentation on the new district and school websites. A presentation will also be given on the district's new mobile app, which will be launched shortly. An agenda for the meeting, and Zoom login information, can be found here

 Enjoy your weekend. 

 Reuben Duncan

JRCSD Superintendent

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