Dear Cripple Creek-Victor Middle & High School Parents,
This letter is to inform you that the Cripple Creek-Victor Middle & High School will be closed on Monday, Aug 30, 2021 due to multiple Covid-19 exposures. This will allow time for our nursing staff to contact trace exposures and quarantine necessary staff and students. We feel like it is necessary to take precautions to keep our students, staff and families safe.
As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Teller County and our community, we have decided at this time to require all unvaccinated CCVSD staff to wear masks while within our campus buildings. We highly encourage all students and staff to wear masks, which prevent the need to quarantine.
CCVSD continues to do our part in keeping our school community healthy. We have continued with symptom screenings and temperature checks every morning as students enter the building. We also are encouraging social distancing within our classrooms and hallways. We continue to encourage staff and students to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer when necessary and our staff takes extra time to clean and sanitize classrooms and shared spaces. Lastly, our school Nurse, Laureen Murray, RN, along with our Covid-19 Nurse, Kim Newcom, RN, are closely monitoring the health of our students and staff and quarantining those who have been exposed to positive cases.
We cannot do this without you! We ask that you would partner with us in keeping our community healthy. Please DO NOT send sick children to school. Students must be fever/vomiting/diarrhea free for 24 hours (without the use of medication) before they return to school. If symptoms do not resolve in 24 hours, we will ask you to have your child tested for Covid-19 before returning to school. Symptoms of Covid-19 you should screen for every morning include (but not limited to):
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Teller County Public Health has a testing site near the corner of Hwy-24 and Hwy-67 in Divide. Testing site dates and times can be found here: www.tellercovid.com. If you are uncertain if your child can return to school after illness, feel free to give us a call and we will help you make that determination.
Staff and children who are eligible that have received a Covid-19 vaccination and are 2 weeks beyond their last dose, will not need to quarantine if exposed.
Thank you so much for your support in keeping our school community healthy and we hope to see you back to school on Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021.
Kim Newcom, RN, BSN — CCVSD Covid-19 Nurse
Laureen Murray, RN, BSN — CCVSD Nurse