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Update for Families - Affected Cohort at Animas Valley Elementary

The school and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.

While the individual’s privacy is protected by law, those students and/or staff members who were in direct contact with the individual have been contacted. The incident is isolated to a single cohort at the school at this time, and that cohort will move to our remote learning platform for a timeframe that will be determined by the investigation. Please note that this was not your students’ cohort, as the affected cohort has been contacted separately; but we wanted all families at the school and district to be aware of the situation. The school remains open for in-person and blended learning for the unaffected cohorts.

Again, no other 9-R schools or cohorts are affected. 

We are in contact with the SJBPH team, and are implementing our response plan that was created in the event of this scenario. 

The 3 W’s of 9-R schools were created to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and it is critically important all students and staff follow the guidelines:

  • Wear a Mask
  • Wash Your Hands
  • Watch Your Distance

It is also important that all of our families monitor the health of all members and make sure that anyone who is feeling ill STAYS HOME.

The school is commended for handling this situation according to all the guidelines of the 9-R Process Map for Symptomatic Cases. Following the guidelines in our Return to Learn 9-R plan, the individual was immediately isolated and sent home. In an abundance of caution, we will conduct additional cleaning in the affected area to ensure our disinfecting techniques will address any additional concerns.

Please remember to socially distance and abide by the state order to wear a face mask.  All of us need to be vigilant and highly disciplined so that we can continue to operate as close to normal as possible and keep our school safe and open.

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