Rescue Union School District

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2021-2022 COVID Quarantine Numbers

2021-2022 COVID Quarantine Numbers
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Good afternoon Rescue Union School District Community,
 
This webpage is intended to provide you the District’s:
  • COVID positive cases each week
  • Quarantine and Modified Quarantine numbers for each week
 
As always, I want to acknowledge that at times, any communication regarding COVID cases and quarantining can cause unexpected fears and possibly anxiety.  If that happens, please reach out to your site principals or our district team to talk. We want to help! We are all parents ourselves and understand and empathize with what you are living.  At the end of the day, the health and safety of our students and staff are our top priority. 
 
In the spirit of complete transparency below are the numbers of known positive COVID-19 and quarantine cases per school community for the week of November 29, 2021. This page will be updated with new weekly counts by 5pm each Friday. 
 
Site
Confirmed Positive Cases
Quarantine or Modified Quarantine Cases (please note that students may be quarantining as a result of COVID exposure that did not occur at their school site)
Green Valley
1 5
Jackson
1 7
Lake Forest
0 23
Lakeview
1 5
Rescue
1 6
Marina Village
0 12
Pleasant Grove
0 1
District Total for the week noted above
4 59
District total for the previous week
4 64
Change from last week
0 -5


Please note that for every presumed and positive COVID-19 incident our staff conducts extensive contact tracing (classroom, cafeteria, bus, etc) and all students and staff who were within 6 feet of a positive student or staff member for more than 15 cumulative minutes are notified.  We then implement the appropriate and legal quarantining guidelines. If you have not been contacted, your student(s) were not considered a close contact: within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes. Again, all close contacts have been notified and the appropriate next steps have been implemented.  
 
A few parting reminders: 
  • To date a VERY small number of students (approximately .002 of our total population) have actually tested positive for COVID and thankfully an overwhelming majority of them have been asymptomatic or had relatively mild symptoms. 
  • The state has allowed for a modified quarantine this fall which is allowing the majority of our students who are exposed to a student with COVID (while both wearing masks) to remain in school as long as they are asymptomatic, masked and tested 3 times over a 10 day period.
    • The district has purchased testing kits to allow parents to administer tests on our school sites in front of district staff to verify and confirm results.  This allows a majority of our students to remain at school in modified quarantine. These kits have been well-received by families.  We are happy to be able to provide this convenient and free option to our families.
  • We have increased social distancing in classes when possible to limit the number of students required to quarantine in the event of an exposure.
  • We continue to allow outdoor dining at lunch as often as possible.
  • Our outdoor education spaces and options continue to be options at all of our sites
  • Hand sanitizer will continue to be available in all classrooms.
  • We have installed MERV-13 filters into all of our HVAC units. Additionally, each HVAC unit has been equipped with an ionization air purification system and each classroom has a portable air purifier. 
 
Lastly, RUSD has partnered with Care Solace to support our community’s mental health.
  • Care Solace can help you quickly find mental health or substance use treatment options matched to your needs regardless of circumstances.
  •  Their support is completely confidential and free to RUSD’s students, staff, and their families.
  • If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:
    • Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365 in any language
    • Visit www.caresolace.com/rusd and either search on your own , OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.
In closing, the health and safety of our students and staff are our number one priority and we appreciate your efforts, flexibility and patience as we work to keep all of our community members safe.  Thank you for supporting our district during these challenging times.  We will continue to update you as we receive new information.  
 
Take care,
 
Jim Shoemake
Superintendent
Rescue Union School District