COVID-19 Communications Protocol Update

January 7, 2021

Dear Staff, Students, and Families,

I want to update you on a change to our COVID-19 communication protocol.

Since the start of school, I've strived to be transparent by updating our entire community on every incident related to COVID-19 in our district, even when the incident required no action steps on the part of our staff and students.

Moving forward, we will only be sending districtwide letters about COVID-19 cases when
school-based close contacts occur when contact tracing is required and when quarantining is
needed by individuals other than the original school community member. This change in our
communication is taking place to further protect the identity of those in our small community, to
ensure all communications home offer a critical message, and to cut down on the number of
communications overall.

We wanted to alert you to this communication shift, and we appreciate your understanding.

Sincerely,

Phillip J. Potenziano, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools