Dear PAML Families and Students,
Today we learned of a positive COVID-19 test result in a member of our school community. As you know, we have been preparing for this possibility and have successfully prevented COVID-19 spread in schools across LSUU. We can do it again!
Upon learning of the case, we immediately began identifying close contacts and sending students home. The individual who tested positive has been quarantining for several days and is doing very well. While we continue to work with the Department of Health and communicate with close contacts:
- PAML will be closed for in-person instruction for all students in grades 5-8 tomorrow, Tuesday, January 12, 2021, and continuing remote instruction on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, as normal on Wednesdays.
- Unbound and all middle level athletics are canceled through Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
Our faculty and staff are prepared to work with students remotely. Students will follow our fully remote schedule, which can be found here.
We recommend that all PAML students exercise the utmost care in following all health and safety guidance from the Vermont Department of Health.
- Do not gather outside your household except for essential purposes. Stay home when sick. Wear a mask, wash hands frequently, and ensure physical distancing with others. Consider how best to follow these guidelines in your home without compromising social-emotional well-being.
- Contact your primary care provider if you have questions about your or your student’s health, or if anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms.
Contact Jordan Myerson (802-585-4087) if your student or someone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19 or received a positive COVID-19 test result. Learn more about getting tested in Vermont.
We know this shift may cause students to feel anxious, scared, and/or confused. We encourage students to reach out to a trusted adult at home or school if they need to connect with an adult to talk to. Families that are impacted by quarantine or the challenges of COVID-19, in general, can access Lamoille County’s hub for resources and support here.
We will continue to provide updates as we learn more information about what to expect after Wednesday as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support, flexibility, and understanding during this time.
Matt Young, PAML Principal
Jordan Myerson, LSUU Director of Nursing Services
Tracy Wrend, Superintendent of Schools