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December 31, 2021

Dear Tyler Families and Staff,

I am looking forward to welcoming students and staff back to in person learning on January 3, 2022. Yesterday, families and staff received a letter from our Superintendent which provided information on the Division’s efforts to prioritize safety and bolster mitigation strategies to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

 

As a school community we will continue to adhere to the following mitigation strategies:

  • Students and staff will be required to wear masks in accordance with Division guidelines.
  • Utilize the daily home screening guidance.
  • Follow existing Division quarantine guidelines.
  • Promoting proper hygiene including handwashing and covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Personal protective equipment/masks (PPE) available to students and staff.
  • Consistent grouping of students to minimize close contacts.
  • Frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

 

Although the CDC released updated quarantine guidelines, the Division’s existing quarantine policy will remain in effect. The Division is actively working with the Prince William Health District and the Virginia Health Department to incorporate updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, and we will communicate any changes to our quarantine guidance once it becomes available.

 

Our school is working collaboratively with Division leadership to plan for the distribution of COVID-19 home test kits. We expect to have home test kits available for student and staff distribution as soon as Friday, January 7, 2022. Due to limited supply, at-home COVID-19 test kits will only be available to students and staff who are exhibiting symptoms. Additional information on the distribution process is forthcoming.

 

Canvas will be regularly updated, and technology devices will continue to be available for students who may need access should there be a need for a classroom or class-section to transition to virtual due to quarantine. Please contact your child’s teacher directly with questions regarding a device for your child. If you need a Wi-Fi hotspot, please contact our Technical Support Specialist, Mr. Lancaster, at LancasJG@pwcs.edu.

 

As a reminder, please continue to monitor your child for any symptoms of COVID-19. Report all positive cases, symptomatic cases, and exposures to the school by calling the front office at 703-754-7181 or by emailing both Nurse Beth at SmithEA1@pwcs.edu and Nurse Yolanda at SnowY@pwcs.edu. To mitigate the risk of spread, individuals who are positive, symptomatic, or in a required quarantine should stay home.The PWCS daily home screening guidance can be found on our website.As a reminder, although the CDC has updated guidelines, the Division’s existing quarantine policy will remain in effect at this time.

 

We thank you for your partnership as our team continues to provide a quality education while prioritizing the safety of all staff and students.

 

Sincerely,

Jennifer Perilla

 

Communication

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