March 2, 2020
Dear ConVal Community,
Today District administrators have been in contact with both local and state health officials from Monadnock Community Hospital and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NHDHHS). Through these offices and based on the most current information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have closely monitored the communities’ status related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
District administrators and response teams met today and began planning for the potential impact of COVID-19. We have begun short-term and long-term planning related to students, staff, and facilities. This includes maintaining and expanding cleaning protocols, developing plans for students who may need to be out of school for extended periods of time, and creating educational plans in the highly unlikely case of school closures. We have also put together a communications team which will provide daily updates through our district website as well as urgent updates through email or phone calls, if necessary.
In our earlier communications, we provided links to find updated information related to COVID-19. We have developed a webpage where updated information as well as letters and updates specific to the ConVal School District can be found https://convalsd.net/covid-19-coronavirus-information/. I want to assure you that urgent updates will be sent to families via School Messenger.
Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our schools and community, we are having students, that we are aware of, who traveled to affected areas remain home from school for 14 days. Additionally, we have asked staff who have traveled to areas of concern that they remain at home. If your family or your student(s) have traveled to other locations of concern, please contact their building principal. If your student is displaying symptoms, please have them stay home and contact your local healthcare provider.
It bears repeating that the COVID-19 situation is rapidly developing, and therefore new protocols and information may appear daily. For the most up-to-date information, you can also visit:
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention website
- World Health Organization website, or
- NH DHHS website