October 16, 2020
I am sure that everyone is looking forward to a much-needed long weekend! Just as an update regarding COVID – 19 data the following is reported as of today:
- Total positive cases, none related to school or school activity attendance, is 18
- Student positive cases is 14
- Employee positive cases is 4
- Number of active cases is 5
- Number of recovered cases is 13
- Number of student and employees currently quarantined is 48
- Number of students quarantined since the first day of school is 56
- Number of employees quarantined since the first day of school is 13
As you can see, the numbers continue to remain fairly small, and we are grateful for the hard work and diligence on the part of everyone, nurses, all other employees, students and families to ensure we get to stay in school Thank you all!
Also, we are thankful that our students are able to continue with extra- and co-curricular activities as well as athletics, and we appreciate all those who are following the state guidelines for those who are supporting these activities and events. New direction, this week, from the Utah State Health Department and the Governor’s office, is that we are more vigilant in our mask wearing and distancing in our schools and during these events.
Today, we had a wonderful couple from St. George, come to the district offices and deliver 160 hand-made quilts: one for each of our students with significant disabilities. These quilts were made by women in the St. George area. This effort served two purposes that I believe are critical for all involved. First, we now have a source of comfort as well as educational value for these great kids (each quilt has sewn in manipulatives like buttons and zippers, gloves etc.). The project was also beneficial for those who made them. During these difficult COVID circumstances, these women had a meaningful project to work on and allowed them to know that their efforts would make a difference in our students’ and their families lives. A sincere THANK YOU to Jeannie and Tim Fry, our friends and neighbors from Washington County for thinking of our kids and families! You certainly exemplify the following quote from Gandhi:
“ The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Have a wonderful weekend, and please take care of yourselves and each other.
With much love and appreciation,