HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Shortly after Hasbrouck Heights High School announced its fall sports was shutting own for two weeks on Thursday afternoon, the administration announced that the school was extending its remote learning for another week.
Parents received an email Thursday afternoon indicated that "at least 1 high school student(s) have tested positive for Covid-19. Additionally, we were notified that many of our high school students were close contacts to the positive individual(s) over Halloween weekend."
Parents at Hasbrouck Heights Middle School were notified on Wednesday by administrators that they would remain virtual through Friday, November 13.
This letter is to inform you that we have received communication that at least 1 high school student(s) have tested positive for Covid-19. Additionally, we were notified that many of our high school students were close contacts to the positive individual(s) over Halloween weekend. All close contact students were emailed separately and advised to quarantine through November 15th. We are currently working in concert with the local health department who has implemented contact tracing. If we receive any additional information regarding close contacts, we will inform you through a separate email.
Out of caution and safety for our students and staff, we have decided that we will implement a virtual learning schedule from Monday, November 9th through Friday, November 13th . This means all students will work remotely through Google Meets for the week. They will sign into their class periods from 8:15-12:36 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and on Wednesday from 7:55-2:39. The A/B Hybrid Schedule will resume Monday, November 16th. (Information regarding changes to the Start Strong Assessments will be sent prior to Monday)
All athletic practices and competitions will also be canceled through 11/15.
We ask that you be mindful of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in your child over the next week. Symptoms may include but are not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Not everyone will get all of these symptoms.
If you believe your child may have COVID-19, contact his or her primary care physician for directions. Most people who are mildly or moderately ill with COVID-19 will be able to safely recover at home.
As always, we appreciate your support in this matter. You can assist us by remaining vigilant but sensible in your approach to dealing with this health concern. Should you have any questions about this situation, please feel free to email any one of us at any time