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The 2021-2022 School Year COVID plan has been updated. Please see below.Middleton Patrons:Due to low positivity rates, at this time we will cease weekly reporting of COVID cases in our schools on this webpage. As a district, we will continue to track any cases that might develop and if we see an increase in positive cases again, we will return to our weekly reporting. If you would ever like an update on district cases while it is not being reported on this page, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will be happy to provide you with any information I can provide. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you for your continued patience and support.Sincerely,Marc C. GeeSuperintendent
If you have any comments you would like to share or specific questions you would like to ask, please click on this survey. Questions that are asked by multiple people will be included in a “Frequently Asked Questions” section of our COVID response page on our website. This survey will be anonymous, but If you ask a question and would like a response outside of the FAQ page, please include your email address in the box.
If you have any questions regarding this survey or are having issues with the form, please contact Mr. Gee at email@example.com.
COVID-19 cases in the Middleton School District
(Please note that these case counts are based on information we receive from parents and Southwest District Health. If neither contacts the school regarding a positive case, there is no way for us to know that a student tested positive)
January 3, 2022
Middleton School District Students, Parents, and Staff,
As we return to school following, what we hope was, a refreshing break from school, we anticipate that there may be questions regarding the school district’s response to COVID. There have been several developments over the last several weeks. Between those developments and the rise of a new variant, we felt it important to reach out and share the adjustments we plan to make to our process and give an opportunity to ask questions and leave comments on those processes.
First, there have been changes to the recommended number of days students should stay home if they test positive for COVID. Previously, Middleton School District has required students to stay home for 10 days. We will now require students to stay home for 5 days after a positive test, onset of symptoms, or as directed by a medical professional or until doctor has released them to come back to school.
Second, students who have been exposed to someone with a confirmed positive test previously were asked to stay home for 7 days. We will now be asking students to stay home for 5 days if they were exposed to someone with a confirmed positive test.
All other exceptions and expectations will remain the same as found in the “safe return to school” documents on our district website (https://www.msd134.org/Domain/1837) which will be updated with these changes.
As we have stated before, one of the best things we can do is to stay home if you are sick, whether you have tested or not. We appreciate the patience, understanding, and cooperation most have shown during the first semester of our school year and feel we have been able to have an overall positive experience at school. We hope to be able to continue that for the rest of this year.
If you would like to offer any public comment or ask questions regarding our COVID plan, you can do so by following this link. It is a simple response box for comments and questions. Questions that are asked by multiple people will be included in a “Frequently Asked Questions” section of our COVID response page on our website (linked above).
Thank you again and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Middleton School District Superintendent Marc C. Gee
July 29, 2021
Dear Middleton Parents, Guardians and Students:
As the beginning of school approaches many have started to ask about how the district plans to open in reference to COVID and recent developments in the spread of the virus.
First and foremost, when you have questions, please reach out to board members and administration as they are most likely to have the most accurate data regarding district level planning. Second, as long as is necessary, we will plan to post relevant information for parents and students on our website at: https://www.msd134.org/covid
Currently, Middleton School District does not have plans to require masks or specific COVID vaccinations of students or staff.
As a district, we respect the decision of those who feel they need to wear masks and receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We would encourage all parents to consult with their family physician to determine if wearing a mask or vaccinating your students, or both, would be appropriate.
As a district, we will be monitoring conditions in our district and working with our local health department to determine best plans and practices when it comes to our response to the health needs of our students. However, our number one goal is to keep our students in school and we will do all we can to achieve that end.
One last note: As a school district we do not operate independently from other organizations. We have many coordinated services with other organizations, both public and private, as well as almost daily interactions with other schools in our area through extra-curricular activities and other programs. We cannot dictate to these organizations what requirements they will put in place for their students and/or employees. This may require adaptation of our policies in order for us to continue our participation with these groups.
As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Marc C. Gee
Middleton School District #134