A COVID Update from Dr. April Grace, Sept. 17, 2021
Sept. 17, 2021
Dear Shawnee Families,
You will notice in our data that our school sites remain somewhat consistent in percentage of active positive cases from the previous week, while some have been on a downward trend.
We are glad to report that all sites this week are back below 1% in active positive cases (see below). We continue to strongly encourage you consider having your student wear a mask while at school in our classrooms. We need your ongoing help in mitigating the spread of this virus so that we can continue to keep in-person learning in place, as well as school activities. As a reminder, the Oklahoma State Department of Health and County Health officials do expect us to communicate close contacts and make you aware that quarantine is necessary.
As a reminder, masks/face coverings are welcomed and, again, strongly encouraged in all our buildings where social distancing of at least 3 feet is not feasible. We encourage you to make the best decision for your student and your own family while monitoring health conditions daily. We encourage you to consider vaccination to help combat the spread within our community. Our best opportunity to keep school open, as well as extracurricular activities in place, is to follow these guidelines.
We provide you with this data and information so you can make decisions for your family. The data covers Friday-Thursday each week. Our goal is to keep students in school with face-to-face instruction, as well as all activities in place.
Thank you for your ongoing efforts to help us mitigate the spread of this virus on our campuses. We appreciate your support and understanding as we continue to navigate the situation.
Dr. April Grace
**Positive Percentages by Building**
SECC 0.44% Horace Mann 0.0% Will Rogers 0.47% SHS 0.38%
Jefferson 0.31% Sequoyah 0.0% SMS 0.60% Total District 0.38%