March 11 COVID Update: School Trips

We are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 as it becomes active in our region. We continue to work closely with the Vermont Department of Health and the Agency of Education to make informed decisions. There is much uncertainty with the outbreak in our region, and we can’t know for certain just what to expect days, weeks, or months from now. As the situation may continue to change rapidly, we must make decisions now about our future plans with the best interests of students and staff in mind. To that end, we have made the following decisions regarding upcoming trips and planned activities: 

Upcoming out of state and international student trips from now through the end of April are canceled. If your student was planning to take part in one of these trips look for a separate detailed communication about what to expect now. 

Overnight activities or trips planned locally involving overnight stays are also canceled through the end of April. Events planned after April are pending until we know more. 

Upcoming school events in ANWSD such as regular sports games/practices home and away, ACS visits to VUES, Flynn Trips, School Concerts, etc. will continue as planned but could change.  I will do my very best to provide timely information and decision-making about these events. Please know outside organizations may also decide to cancel events.
Please continue to take these everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in our community, it could last for a long time (an outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick). Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease and may include canceling more events or other social distancing tactics. I will do my best to keep you informed throughout the process and have placed a new link on the home page of our website to share important updates. Please also visit the Vermont Department of Health’s website for current information. 

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