November 10, 2020 - COVID-19 Announcement

November 10, 2020 - COVID-19 Announcement
Posted on 11/10/2020

Good evening, Worcester families,

First, I want to reassure you that the Governor’s announcements this evening does not impact school systems. In light of this, we are staying the course and observing all of our protocols as planned. 

That being said, I want to share with you that effective tomorrow, November 11, Stephen Decatur High School will be moving to distance learning until November 30. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution following a notification today that a third individual has tested positive for COVID-19 within the school over the past 24 hours. 

We know that news of this transition is likely to heighten anxieties across the school system, but please rest assured that tonight’s decision and all of our protocols we have in place are further evidence that we remain dedicated to keeping our students and staff safe. 

As we continue moving forward, I want to let you know that we have added additional informational resources regarding our protocols to our website, And as always, I want to reiterate the importance of your partnership. We need you to continue reinforcing the proper use of face coverings, maintaining physical distancing whenever possible, and of course screening your child for COVID-19 symptoms and keeping them home when they’re sick. 

Have a good evening, and I hope God continues to bless you and your family. 

Thank you,
Lou Taylor
Superintendent of Schools