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10/30/20 Superintendent & COVID Tracking Update

10/30/20 Superintendent & COVID Tracking Update
Posted on 10/30/2020
COVID UPDATES
School metrics for 10/30-20 which can be found in the Data Tracking Dashboard.
In conjunction with the Natick Board Of Health, the following overview of Virus Thresholds and COVID Closure and Communications Procedures. This is a guiding framework for use in the coming months as we work to keep schools healthy.
For your ease, we will update the NPS COVID dashboard every week with the Board of Health. The Board of Health will work with Dr. Nolin, the superintendent, to make decisions about virus impact to classroom, school and district closures or openings.
The Board of Health has some latitude within aspects of the framework relative to virus clusters (i.e. high rates of nursing home infections should not dictate the closing of schools but would create higher overall community reflection rates). Each Friday, we will also indicate any schools who have quarantined cohorts and overall confirmed cases. However, a three-week window of data for the community as detailed in the above memo will be the indicators used by the Board of Health to decide our open/closure rates. Classes and individuals who must be quarantined will be notified by both our nurses and the Board of Health. Rigorous contact tracing and COVID notice procedures will then ensue.
All individuals directly affected are contacted personally and in writing. Here are our communication procedures. Cases are tracked by the BOH, NPS nursing staff and the Department of Education Mobile Virus Response Unit.
Also, the statewide travel advisory is still in effect.
Happy Distanced Halloween!
´╗┐Have a safe weekend.
Anna Nolin
REMINDER:
Free School Meals Available to ALL STUDENTS!
Free Universal Lunch Flyer
*The USDA has extended FREE MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS through end of the 2020-2021 school year.*
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that universal free school meals and COVID-19 meal service flexibility (grab and go, parent pickup, etc.) have been extended through June 30, 2021.
We encourage all families to take advantage of these meals so that children will have nutritious food and to help keep school nutrition programs running.
Visit the Natick Foodservice Site to VIEW BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENUS today!

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