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COVID-19 Positive Cases and Blizzard Bags

Dear parents, guardians, and members of the Newmarket community,

I wanted to share a few important updates before giving you our additional COVID positive counts for today. 

First, I am recommending some additional mitigation strategies to the School Board for consideration this Thursday evening.  

Second, Friday will be a Blizzard Bag, Remote Learning Day if we have snow. Due to staffing shortages, we will not be able to clear the snow for safe access to the buildings. The principals will send more details about Blizzard Bag day expectations later this week. I will make the announcement on Thursday evening if sufficient information is available to make the decision.

Last, today we were informed of thirteen more positive cases of COVID 19 in our schools; NJSHS had eight (8) and NES had five (5). All close contacts have been notified and there is no need to pivot any class or grade to remote. On-campus learning will continue at both schools at this time.

Just a reminder, please self-screen at home using this checklist.

If you or your child are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, chills, respiratory illness, aches, or change in taste and smell, please stay home and away from others, and get a COVID-19 PCR or rapid test from your healthcare provider.

Susan K. Givens, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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