January 7, 2022
Dear Students, Parents and Staff,
I am sure you are aware of the new RIDOH guidance on shortening quarantine and isolation periods that was issued on 1/6/22 – RIDOH Memorandum. We will be adopting these new standards effective Tuesday, 1/11/22 and if your child is affected by the change, you will be receiving a revised notice from your school on Monday.
Please keep in mind that now, more than ever, given the new guidance, it is important for you to monitor your child at home for symptoms of COVID-19. There may be times where we send students home for what seem like minor symptoms when they fall into a newly exempted category. We are doing this at the direction of the RI Department of Health and to preserve the safety of our students and staff. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation while we navigate the ever changing guidance from our state and federal agencies.
If you have any questions regarding the new guidance, please contact your child’s school principal or nurse.
Philip D. Thornton, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools